Monday, 28 October 2013

Disobedience to parents

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Abusing one’s parents is the recipe for disaster in one’s life. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said that Allah Ta’ala postpones the punishment for every sin for as long as He wishes, but the calamity which follows disobedience to parents comes very soon. In fact, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) categorised the disobedience of parents as a Major sin.

The Hadeeth states :  “Allah defers (the punishment of) all sins to the Day of Resurrection excepting disobedience to parents, for which Allah punishes the sinner in this life, before his death.”

Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Protection from afflictions

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

We have been taught by Rasulullah  (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), that on seeing a sick person, we should read a certain Dua, the blessings of which are such, that we will be protected from that same sickness.

So when we see a line of patients outside a hospital, or we visit the sick, we quietly read the Dua:

"All praise is due to Allah who has saved me from that with which He afflicted you and gave me excellence over most of whom He created.[1]"

When we see a line of people cueing up in front of a cinema, or engaging in sins, then these people are spiritually sick

We should read the same Dua, and we should also express gratitude to Allah Ta’ala for protecting us – otherwise we too could be in those same sins.

Added to this, make sincere Dua that Allah Ta’ala grants Hidayah[2] to these people 
who are spiritually sick.

Just as we do not look down upon a person who is physically sick, we should not look down upon one who is indulging in sins. He is spiritually sick and in greater need of treatment and medication, than the patient with physical ailments.

[1] This Dua should not be read aloud, such that the person hears, since it could hurt his feelings.
[2] Hidayah: guidance

Friday, 18 October 2013


Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

One of the signs of gaining the Ma’rifah (Recognition) of Allah Ta’ala is to be granted the Taufeeq of Du’aa (supplication).

Duas made sincerely, fulfilling the necessary conditions are always accepted. However, Allah Ta’ala, in His Wisdom, answers Duas in different ways.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said : “Any Muslim who makes a Dua and his Dua does not contain a request for anything sinful or anything regarding the severance of family ties, Allah grants him one of three things most assuredly; namely,

What he has asked is granted immediately, or
What he has asked is saved for him as a treasure in the Aakhirah[1], or
Allah wards away some calamity from him in lieu of the object asked for.”

…A person should therefore not feel that his or her Duas are rejected.

Hazrat Ya’qoob (‘alaihis Salaam) on being separated from his beloved son, Hazrat Yusuf (‘alaihis Salaam) made Du’aa for 40 years before Allah Ta’ala re-united him with his son. The Dua was most certainly accepted – more so, since it was the Dua of a Nabi of Allah Ta’ala – but Allah Ta’ala knows best where, when and how Du`aa is to be accepted.

[1] Aakhirah : Hereafter

Monday, 7 October 2013

Publication | In Search of Truth

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

“In Search of Truth” presents a story of a sincere man’s quest for the true religion, and the Divine Guidance, which led him to his ultimate destination…

Emotively narrated by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh), the fine explanation, leaves the reader with deep appreciation for the priceless bounties of Imaan and Islam.

The story and discussion enshrouds the reader with the realization of the great fortune, being followers of Nabi Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and also creates the desire to tread the path of obedience and Sunnah.

Read the book HERE