The love for Allah Ta’ala is in reality Tawheed (Oneness). In addition, it is the originality of our worship. The heart is never in peace and never satisfied except in His worship & His love. Tawheed cannot be achieved without the servant loving Allah Ta’ala. Allah Alone is our Rabb, our Creator upon whom we are entitled to worship before even considering the infinite bounties granted to us and the unlimited compassion and kindness shown to us. Hence, it is incumbent on every sensible person to recognise Allah Ta’ala.
Hazrat Abu Darda (RA) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surah Al-Kahf, will be protected from (the trial of) Dajjal.'' (Sahih Muslim)
The Sahaba (RA) were indeed honoured by the presence and companionship of our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam). They (Sahaba) form the first most prestigious grouping from the three groupings mentioned by Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “The best of people are those during my time (the Sahaba) and thereafter those following them (the Taibeen) and thereafter those following them (the Tabe Tabieen)”. (Bukhari)
Hazrat Abu Qalaba (RA) – a high-ranking Tabie gives a simple definition to the three best of groupings respectively of status.
1. Whoever visited Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in the state of Iman in called a Sahabi.
2. Whoever in the state of Iman visited a Sahabi is called a Taibi.
3. Whoever in the state of Iman visited a Taibi is called a Tabe Taibe.
The esteem ranking of the above three groupings is undoubtedly and indisputably the best among the Ummah after Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Darul Ihsan Centre
Tickets are sold out. People will queue for hours to be first in line to enter. It is another music concert by a ‘Muslim’ pop-star
From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind them
Q: Is there any specific Dua or Zikr to be made on 10th Muharram? Some say that Ayatul Kursi should be recited 360 times and Hasbunallahu Wa Nimal Wakeel 70 etc.? Is there any basis to this? Also is it true that if you spend on your family on this day you will get Barakah for the entire year?
Muslims have made enormous contributions to civilization, perhaps due to the heavy emphasis that Islam places on knowledge. People who forget or blatantly ignore major trends or events in world history can be said to suffer from “historical amnesia.”
Islām is a way of life sent by Allāh ta‘ālā for the guidance of mankind, and it is the key to success in both worlds. Something that holds such significance holds great importance; hence, it is of great value and therefore needs to be protected at all costs.
In recent years there has been a surge in resentment towards Udhiyyah or ritual Qurbani carried out between the 10-12 of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. Proponents of a ban cite environmental concerns and animal cruelty issues. They believe that since the dream of Ebrahim (alayhis salaatu was salaam) to sacrifice his son was a test of his submission – any other ‘sacrifice’ representing submission aside from bloodletting will do. They also believe that exposing young children to animal slaughter is child-abuse. It is important that we debunk these theories by understanding the core philosophy of ritual animal slaughter, lest contradictory ‘reason’ prevails.
1. Zul Hijjah is from the four sacred months of the Islamic Calender. The four sacred months are Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijja, Muharram and Rajab. The rewards of any good deed done in these months are multiplied, and the sins committed in these months are also regarded as more serious.