Love For Nabi (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam)

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by Hazrat Ml Zulfiqar Ahmad Saheb Naqshbandi (Daamat Barakaatuhum)

It is the nature of man that he is drawn towards good character and beauty, and with this, he starts on the road to muhabbah. Allah bestowed His Messenger (sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) with so much beauty and honor that every believer naturally has intense love for him.

Reason 1: Beloved of Allah

The greatest reason for loving the Prophet is that he is the beloved of Allah. Therefore, it is essential for believers to have muhabbah for him given Allah’s love for him. The Holy Quran is the greatest witness to the Prophet’s beauty and character, and it tells us so much about him. The words of muhabbah that Allah used for His Messenger (sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) are proof of Allah’s love for him; and the honor and power that Allah bestowed upon him is evidenced throughout the Holy Quran.

Proof 1

Whenever Allah addressed the Prophets in the Holy Quran, He did so by name; for example ‘O Adam’, ‘O Noah’, ‘O Zakariah’ and ‘O Moses.’ When He addressed the Prophet of Islam, however, Allah never addressed him by name, rather by pseudonyms and character traits – “O thou folded in garments.” Allah bestowed such honor upon His Messenger (sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) that even He did not refer to him by name.

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Masjid-e-Mahmood Update

Alhamdulillah, through the grace of Allah Ta’ala, the special consent has been approved as well as the rezoning application. This leaves only one more application to be passed before building can commence.

May Allah Ta’ala accept this project and all other projects of Deen. We once again request your much appreciated contributions, even if it may be a small amount, or even a monthly donation, for no amount is too small in the eyes of Allah Ta’ala. Click here for more info on this project.

Below are the banking details:

Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust (Lillah Only)

HBZ Bank LTD

Title: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Branch: Durban

Branch Code: 570126

Account Number: 11901304349

Or Cash/Cheque Deposits into:

ABSA Bank

Account Name: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Account Number: 01 02 74 73 659

Reference Number: 11901304349

NB. The above reference number is the HBZ account number, which has to be used when depositing into the ABSA bank account.

May Allah Ta’ala reward those who contributed abundantly, and may he bless them with safety, honour, good health and the best of this world and the hereafter. May Allah Ta’ala bless the Trustees, and all those who assist with the Masjid in any way with sincerity, acceptance and may he give them barakah in all their affairs.

For further enquiries, kindly contact:

Ml Ebrahim Badat – +27 83 778 3714

Masjid-e-Mahmood Update

Alhamdulillah, through the blessings and grace of Allah Ta’ala the masjid plan has been finalized (Click here to view plan) and the construction work is due to start soon Insha Allah. Alhamdulillah, three senior Mashaaikh of our time had visited the premises, during their recent visits to Durban, and made Dua there, they are:

Hazrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum) (Click here to listen to the Dua)

Hazrat Moulana Abdul Mueed Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum) (Click here to listen to the Dua)

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Mazhar Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum) (Click here to listen to the Dua)

May Allah Ta’ala accept this project and all other projects of Deen. We once again request your much appreciated contributions, even if it may be a small amount, or even a monthly donation, for no amount is too small in the eyes of Allah Ta’ala. Artist impressions have been drawn up and are listed above. Click here for more info on this project.

Below are the banking details:

Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust (Lillah Only)

HBZ Bank LTD

Title: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Branch: Durban

Branch Code: 570126

Account Number: 11901304349

Or Cash/Cheque Deposits into:

ABSA Bank

Account Name: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Account Number: 01 02 74 73 659

Reference Number: 11901304349

NB. The above reference number is the HBZ account number, which has to be used when depositing into the ABSA bank account.

May Allah Ta’ala reward those who contributed abundantly, and may he bless them with safety, honour, good health and the best of this world and the hereafter. May Allah Ta’ala bless the Trustees, and all those who assist with the Masjid in any way with sincerity, acceptance and may he give them barakah in all their affairs.

For further enquiries, kindly contact:

Ml Ebrahim Badat – +27 83 778 3714

A Most Excellent Praise Of Allah Ta’ala & Durood Upon Nabi (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam)

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by Whatisislam.co.za

عن أبي محمد عبد الله الموصلي المعروف بابن المشتهر – وكان فاضلا – أنه قال من أحب أن يحمد الله تعالى بأفضل ما حمده أحد من خلقه من الأولين والآخرين والملائكة المقربين وأهل السماوات والأرضين ويصلي على محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم أفضل ما صلى عليه أحد ممن ذكره غيره ويسأل الله أفضل ما سأله أحد من خلقه فليقل اللهم لك الحمد كما أنت أهله فصل على محمد كما أنت أهله وافعل بنا ما أنت أهله فإنك أهل التقوى وأهل المغفرة أخرجه النميري (القول البديع ص126)

It has been narrated that Abu Muhammed, ‘Abdullah Al-Mowsili (rahimahullah), who was well known by the title ‘ibnul Mushtahir’ and was a pious person, mentioned the following, “Whoever wishes to praise Allah Ta‘ala in a manner more excellent than any creation of Allah Ta‘ala has ever praised Him, from the people who came first and those who will come last, the close angels and the dwellers of the heavens and the earth, and he wishes to send salutations upon Nabi Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in a manner more excellent than anybody else has remembered him (and sent salutations upon him), and he wishes to ask Allah Ta‘ala for something which is more excellent than anybody else from the creation has asked Allah Ta‘ala, then he should recite the following:

اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ وَافْعَلْ بِنَا مَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ فَإِنَّكَ أَهْلُ التَّقْوَى وَأَهْلُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ

O Allah! To You alone belongs all praise as befits You, thus send salutations upon Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) as befits You, and deal with us as befits You, as You are indeed the Lord who is most worthy of being feared and the Lord who is most worthy of forgiving His servants.

The Blessing Of Du’aa

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A person once mentioned to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), “Hazrat, I do not feel motivated to make du’aa.”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied:

The reason for a person not feeling enthusiasm and motivation for making du’aa is that he does not immediately see the effect of his du’aa. For example, if a person makes du’aa for wealth and immediately receives some money, or he makes du’aa for an apple and it immediately falls into his lap, then due to him seeing his du’aa have an instant effect, you will see him become very enthusiastic and motivated to make du’aa.

The lack of motivation to make du’aa is normally because a person feels that he will not gain or receive anything through making du’aa, and feeling in this way is a sign of being deprived.

Hence, at the time of making du’aa, one should have the conviction that Allah Ta’ala will certainly accept his du’aa and bless him. Accepting his du’aa and blessing him means that Allah Ta’ala will turn His special favour towards him. Receiving the special favour of Allah Ta’ala does not necessarily mean that one will receive the thing that he had made du’aa for. Rather, one may receive that or something far greater. Consider the example of a beggar who asks someone for a few coins, and in exchange, the person gives him gold coins instead of the few coppers that he had requested. If the beggar does not understand the value of the gold coins, he will feel to himself that his request was not answered. Little does he realize that he has received something far more valuable and superior than what he had sought. Similarly, at times, a servant seeks wealth from Allah Ta’ala, but Allah Ta’ala does not give him the wealth (as it may not be good for him at that time). Rather, Allah Ta’ala blesses him with the Taufeeq of performing two rakaats of Nafl Salaah through which he gains the special mercy of Allah Ta’ala. It will be the folly of the person to consider himself deprived on account of not receiving the wealth that he had asked for.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/72)

Meal Guidelines

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by Uswatul Muslimah

People are generally particular regarding WHAT they eat. However, equally important to WHAT we eat is WHEN we eat. Ideally, a person should only eat when hungry, and should stop eating when satiated, before completely filling the stomach.

Haarith bin Kaldah, the renowned Arab physician, was once asked, “What is the best medicine?” He replied, “Necessity i.e. hunger.” He was then asked, “What is disease?” He replied, “The entry of food upon food.” The explanation of this statement can be found in the remark of Ibnu Sina who is reported to have said, “Never eat a meal until the one before it has digested.”

Since the norm in society is for three meals to be eaten daily, it is important for the times of these meals to be fixed so that each meal can be digested correctly.

Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and is therefore one of the most important meals. A person’s metabolism does not work at its optimum until he eats something, and that is why breakfast is especially important for people trying to lose weight.

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Nikaah In Accordance To The Sunnah

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by Mufti Online.co.za

Q: I am soon to be married, insha-Allah. I want to know how to perform the wedding in accordance to the sunnah.

  1. What is the sunnah mahr and the amount in South African Rands?
  2. What is the Shar’ee status of having a wedding and calling people?
  3. When is the sunnat time for having the walimah? Does khalwah (in referance to the walimah) refer to seclusion only or does one have to have intercourse?

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Masjid-e-Mahmood Update

Alhamdulillah, through the blessings and grace of Allah Ta’ala the masjid plan has been somewhat finalized and the construction work is due to start soon Insha Allah. We once again request your much appreciated contributions, even if it may be a small amount, or even a monthly donation, for no amount is too small in the eyes of Allah Ta’ala. Click here for more info on this project.

Below are the banking details:

Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust (Lillah Only)

HBZ Bank LTD

Title: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Branch: Durban

Branch Code: 570126

Account Number: 11901304349

Or Cash/Cheque Deposits into:

ABSA Bank

Account Name: Masjid-e-Mahmood Trust

Account Number: 01 02 74 73 659

Reference Number: 11901304349

NB. The above reference number is the HBZ account number, which has to be used when depositing into the ABSA bank account.

May Allah Ta’ala reward those who contributed abundantly, and may he bless them with safety, honour, good health and the best of this world and the hereafter. May Allah Ta’ala bless the Trustees, and all those who assist with the Masjid in any way with sincerity, acceptance and may he give them barakah in all their affairs.

For further enquiries, kindly contact:

Ml Ebrahim Badat – +27 83 778 3714