Saturday 31 August 2013

Greenside Programme

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Inspirational Read | The Virtues of Jumu`ah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem


The father of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Saheb (RA), Moulana Ismail Saheb, was a great Buzurg. When he had passed away, the crowd for the Janaza Salaah was enormous. A Sahib-e-Kashf (a person who Allah Ta'ala bestows the gift of receiving Divine Inspiration), saw Hazrat Moulana Ismail Saheb (RA) requesting him to instruct the people to convey the Janaaza quickly, as Nabi (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) was waiting for him, and he felt ashamed that the Allah Ta'ala's Nabi (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) should wait for him. 

This is achievement!

What achievement is there in us leaving our millions behind? This is the work of a foolish person. He leaves behind all that he worked so hard for, and goes empty handed. ...A person who goes with the great honour of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) waiting for him can be considered successful. 

The Buzurgs of the time interpreted this inspiration and the honour Allah Ta'ala had granted Hazrat Moulana Ismail Saheb (RA) as being due to the punctuality, steadfastness and regularity of reading the Sunnat Duas for the relevant occassions (before and after eating, drinking, sleeping, etc.). Hadhrat was very particular about these Duas and Sunnats - for which he received this great honour after death. ...

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Sunday 25 August 2013

Advice to Mothers-in-Law

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

1.  Bear in mind, that your daughter-in-law is a human being with aspirations and feelings. She has made a great sacrifice to come and spend the rest of her life, with your son, and take on the responsibilities and duties of a wife. Treat her like your own daughter. Remember when you were a daughter-in-law. As you desired to be treated, treat her. Remove any jealousy which may creep into the heart,  now that someone else has become a great part of your son’s life, whilst you had brought him up with great pain.

2. Give gifts to her. This will create love between you and your daughter-in-law.

3. Do not demand control of your son’s money. It is for him to use in an appropriate manner.

4. Never compare your daughter-in-law with another, or with your daughters. Every person is different and has different abilities. Look at the good in everyone.

5. Overlook faults and errors. As a young wife and daughter-in-law, there will be inexperience and naiveté. In all likelihood, if you were to look back to the early days of your marriage, it may be that the same errors were also made.

6. If she lives with you, do not expect her to do everything in the house. However, if the kitchen is one, some ‘Ulama have stated that it will be better if the mother-in-law hands the running of the kitchen over completely to her daughter-in-law, that is, if she is happy to accept this responsibility. If not, then rather have turns in the kitchen, because generally problems start in the kitchen. Everyone’s ways and methods are different.

7. Think before you speak. What you say to your daughter, you cannot say to your daughter-in-law, since your daughter has natural love for you whereas your daughter-in-law’s love for you will have to be nurtured. Even if she errs, be careful as to how you correct her. Sometimes, even a wrong word, however innocent it may be, could cause problems. Some people are of sensitive dispositions, which then make situations, delicate.

8. Do not discuss your one daughter-in-law with the other or discuss them with your own sisters, daughters or best friends. If a secret cannot stay in your mouth, how do you expect it to remain in someone else’s? Discussing with others is just looking for problems. If you have a problem, speak directly to the one concerned.

9. Learn from your mistakes. If you have once said something that created a problem, make sure you do not repeat it.

10. Be simple. No one is perfect. Do not be unnecessarily fussy about things that are not really a life-or-death situation.

11. Be generous in praising her cooking, baking, etc. even though it is not up-to your standards.

12. Never drag your daughter-in-law into any disagreement between yourself and your son. If you are upset with your son for any reason, there is no need to pass the message via your daughter-in-law or get upset with her. Speak directly to your son.

Advice to Daughters-in-Law HERE

Friday 23 August 2013

Advice to Daughters-in-Law

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

1. Accept your in-laws as your own parents. You have them to thank for the wonderful man who has become your life-partner.

2. Do not compare them to your parents, whereby your spouse is made to feel that his parents are inadequate or inferior.

3. If your in-laws give a gift, appreciate it and do not pass unkind remarks. If you are able, reciprocate with a gift as well.

4. Praise them often in the presence of your husband, family, and friends.  In this way, even though you have not grown to like them, you will in time.

5. Realize that they are also humans. They have their faults. You would never disown your parents for their faults, similarly; you should not sever family ties due to any shortcomings from your husband’s parents. …Hide their faults. Allah Ta’ala will conceal your faults in the Hereafter.

6. Lower your expectations. As much as you might feel that marriage is a huge adjustment to you, having their son married is an adjustment for them too. Their son no longer belongs exclusively to them. Both have to learn to share.

7. Treat them respectfully. A bad word can create a permanent rift.

8. When your children show them love, be thankful rather than jealous. Do not deprive your children of the love of their grandparents, nor confine them only to your own parents.

9. Do all you can to make them feel at home when they come to visit. When you visit them, assist them as much as possible. They should feel pleased when you come and they should look forward to your visits.

10. Treat every instruction of your mother-in-law like an instruction from your own mother. Give her preference to yourself. Speak to her with respect and not as you speak to an equal. Maintain silence if she scolds you. Do not speak harshly to her.

11. Do not speak ill of them in the presence of your children. If there is any problem, it should be discussed privately, with your husband.

12. Never drag your husband into an argument between your mother-in-law and yourself. By doing this, you place your husband in a very precarious position. Should you have any issue you need to address with your mother-in-law, do so in a polite, respectful manner. By holding mature adult discussions, an amicable agreement can be reached.

13. Be a giver instead of a demander. Always remember that it is sheer folly to go around demanding that your rights be fulfilled. Rather, concentrate on fulfilling the rights of others. In doing so, you will find that those around you will automatically begin to fulfil your rights.

14. If your in-laws have no one else to reside with, be gracious to offer that they reside with you. This is more so when the father-in-law passes away. By being of service to your mother-in-law, you will attain lofty stages in the Hereafter, since Khidmat (service) grants one the reward of Allah Ta’ala Himself. Never be selfish and ask your husband to choose between his mother and you. Remember; as you do, so will you be recompensed. It may be that one day, you too reach old-age and will require assistance.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Whichever young person honours an old person due to his age, Allah Ta’ala will create someone who will honour him in old age.”

15. If your in-laws oppress you, first turn to Allah Ta’ala and make Dua to Him, asking Him to soften their hearts towards you, and create love and harmony. If need be, speak to your husband in a polite manner, and inform him of your plight. Learn to forgive and forget.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta’ala increases a person in honour who forgives. Whoever humbles himself for Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala will raise him.”

16. Always encourage your husband to keep good ties with his family members, especially his parents, brothers and sisters. Many brothers and sisters become estranged after marriage due to the stories carried by the wives to their husbands. Behave respectfully to all elders, like the wives of the husband’s elder brother. If younger, be kind and loving and assist as far as possible in their work.

17. Recompense comes from Allah Ta’ala. Give and give and do not ever expect something in return. Always remember that the best recompense is always from Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala says: “And what is the reward of good except good?” (Ar-Rahman. 55:601)

Advice to Mothers-in-Law HERE

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Allah Allah!

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Poetry to be recited during Zikr

Allah Allah! What a sweet name,
It is sweeter than honey and sugar cane.

Allah Allah! What a great name,
It removes the desire for name and fame.

Allah Allah! What a comforting name,
It removes all my sorrow and pain.

Allah Allah! What a beautiful name,
Our Hadhrat’s pain is for us to obtain the love of
Your name.

Allah Allah! What a gentle name,
My tongue repeats it again and again.

Allah Allah! What a perfect name,
That no one else can claim.

Allah Allah! What a unique name,
That babies easily make it their first saying.

Allah Allah! What a pure name,
It makes my heart cry in shame.

Allah Allah! Your name brings so much of bliss,
We all seek your love and forgiveness.

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Take the Test...

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

“The Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail; 
But only he (will prosper) who brings to Allah a sound heart.” 

[Surah Ash-Shu’araa 26 : 88-89]

Read the thought-provoking discussion, "Five Signs of a Healthy Heart"
by Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is'haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)


Saturday 3 August 2013

Prescription 7 | Protection from Minor and Major Shirk

Bismihi Ta'ala


Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) reported that Nabi (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) explained to the Sahabah (RA) that ascribing partners to Allah Ta’ala (through seeking name, fame, doing things for show, etc.) creeps into a person’s heart quieter  and more secretly and more unseen  than a black ant walking on a black rock in a black night (totally unnoticed).

Out of fear and concern, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) asked as to how one can be saved from it.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) then directed him to the following Dua, and said that if recited, a person will be freed from minor and major shirk.

 Allahumma innie aauzu beka min an ushreka beka shai aw 
wa ana a’alamu wa astaghferuka lema la’alamu 

“O Allah, I seek protection in You from that I ascribe partners to You knowingly 
and I seek forgiveness from You for those things which I do not know.”

Thus, whoever reads this will be saved from all forms of show (shirk), the small and big of it, the hidden and public of it. It is a means of developing Ikhlaas.
(Kanzul Ummaal P816)

Taken from Seven Valuable Prescriptions

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)