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Listen to the scholar with an attentive soul
Even if his action may not appear to agree with his word

The stubborn disagree wrongly:
How can the sleeping wake the asleep?

Man must listen to advice
Even if it is written on a wall

– Shaykh Saadi rahimahu Llah –

Obligatory in every state

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Every act of worship – be it prayer or alms-giving or fasting – has been made obligatory from time to time. But seeking knowledge is obligatory in every state.

— Imām al-Ghazālī rahimahu Llah –

Elsk enhver lærd, der leder dig på den rette vej…

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Elsk enhver lærd der leder dig på den rette vej, og indgyder i dit hjerte sand og inderlig kærlighed til den Elskede ﷺ. Ser du ikke, at islam blot er navnet på den virkelighed, hvis begyndelse var kærlighed, midte er kærlighed og ende er kærlighed?

Det begyndte med kærlighed, idet Allah ﷻ skabte alting ud af kærlighed; først Sin Elskede ﷺ, og for hans skyld, alt andet; ud af kærlighed.

Det fortsatte vedvarende med kærlighed, idet Allah ﷻ etablerede og fastlagde kærlighed og barmhjertighed som betingelser, hvis man ønskede at opnå Hans Guddommelige kærlighed og guddommelige barmhjertighed; Han skabte alle forudsætningerne og befalede herefter fuldkommen hengivenhed og kærlighed til Sin Elskede ﷺ, og befalede mennesket at elske og udvise barmhjertighed overfor andre.

Det ender med kærlighed, idet Allah ﷻ ud af kærlighed til Sin Elskede ﷺ har skabt Paradis og for hans skyld vil tilgive og belønne et umådeligt stort antal syndere, der ellers ville være blevet kastet ind i Ilden. Den eneste betingelse for at opnå denne barmhjertige kærlighed, er blot at mennesket inderligt og oprigtigt skal elske Hans Elskede ﷺ, og som følge heraf skal være tro og loyal overfor hans vejledning.

Så når de korrupte, magtbegærlige og hadske djævle, spreder skræk og rædsel, spreder had og afsky, og ved deres egen uvidenhed søger at jage folk væk fra kærligheden og barmhjertighedens oplyste vej, og ind i en hadefuld og mørk afgrundsdyb blindhed, så er det ikke deres handlinger, men deres indre mørke og had, der for længst har bragt dem væk fra islams vej.

Så forstå, må Allah åbne dine øjne og oplyse dit hjerte, og vær ikke blandt tåberne, der ikke kan se forskel på lys og mørke, kærlighed og had, eller helvede og paradis; for i så fald, vil du sandelig være blandt taberne…

– Shaykh Imran bin Munir Husayn (hafizu Llah) –

The quickest way of getting your prayers (Du’ā) answered!

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One of the quickest ways (some scholars say “The quickest way…”) of getting your prayers (Du’ā) answered is by praying for someone in their absence (without the them knowing). The Angels would say to such a person after the Du’ā, “Wa Laka Mithlu Dhālik” (“For you is the same).

I hope someone would make the following Du’ā for me (remember the Angels will make same Du’ā for you):

1. I pass away with Imān seeing the beloved ﷺ and attaining Wilāyah (closeness of Allāh).

2. Allāh protects me from the punishments of the grave and the Hereafter.

3. I enter Jannah without any accounting.

4. I get a place closer to the beloved ﷺ in Jannah.

If you do, may Allāh grant you more.

44 Causes of Deprivation in Sustenance

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1. To eat without washing the hands.

2. To eat without covering the head.

3. To eat in the dark.

4. To eat and drink whilst sitting at the doorstep.

5. To eat near the deceased.

6. To eat without bathing after sexual intercourse or a nocturnal emission.

7. To delay eating after the food has been served.

8. To eat on a bed without laying a dining-mat.

9. To eat on a bed whilst you are sitting by the headboard and the food is served towards the direction where you place your feet (at the time of sleeping).

10. To bite off the bread instead of breaking it with the hands (those who eat burgers should also take care).

11. To use broken clay or porcelain plates, cups etc. (It is Makruh to drink water, tea etc. from the side of a cup that is chipped. Do not use the plates, cups etc. that are cracked as there are many harmful germs and bacteria that may be embedded within the cracks and may cause diseases).

12. Not to clean the used plates, pots etc.

13. To wash the hands in the container used for eating.

14. To swallow food-particles stuck between the teeth after removing them by dental floss or toothpick etc.

15. To leave the plates, glasses etc. used for eating uncovered. One should recite Bismillah and cover them because if left uncovered, calamities descend into the food and drink and spoil them, causing illness.

16. To throw bread at such places where it would be disrespected or trampled by people.

17. To sleep in excess. (This can also cause ignorance).

18. To sleep naked.

19. To urinate shamelessly. (Those that urinate in public on roadsides should pay heed).

20. To be lazy in picking up fallen crumbs or bits of food from the dining-mat.

21. To burn the peel of an onion or garlic.

22. To sweep one’s home with clothes.

23. To sweep at night.

24. To leave trash (garbage) inside the home.

25. To walk ahead of the Mashaikh (scholars and saints).

26. To call parents by their names.

27. To clean the hands with mud or sand.

28. To stand whilst leaning on a side of the door.

29. To make Wudu in the lavatory.

30. To sew clothes etc. whilst wearing them.

31. To wipe one’s face with the clothing one is wearing.

32. To leave spiders’ webs in the home.

33. To be lazy in offering Salah.

34. To exit the Masjid early after offering Salat al-Fajr.

35. To go to the market very early in the morning.

36. To come back from the marketplace late.

37. To curse children. (Some women often curse their children. Then they also complain about the lack of blessings in sustenance).

38. To commit sins, specifically lies.

39. To put out an oil lamp by blowing.

40. To use a broken comb.

41. Not to make Du’a for one’s parents.

42. To wrap the turban around the head whilst sitting.

43. To put on the pants or pyjamas whilst standing.

44. To avoid performing good deeds.

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Excerpted from:
Ta’leem al-Muta’allim Pages 73-76
Sunni Bahishti Zaiwar, Pages 595-601

Which Alim one should prefer?

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Sayyiduna Dawud {Peace be upon him} relates that Allah Most High says:

If an ‘Alim {a learned scholar} prefers worldly desires to My love, the least I do to him is that I deprive him of the bliss of having communion with Me, he cannot experience the sublime joys inherent in the remembrance of Allah Most High and in supplications to Him. O Dawud! Have no regard for an ‘alim who has been intoxicated by his lust for this world, for he would lead you astray from My love. Such people are robbers.

O Dawud, if you find someone who really seeks My countenance, become his servant. O Dawud, if anyone comes to me running, I record his name as a sane wise person and I do not punish such a man.

{The Revival of the Islamic Sciences ~ Ihya Ulum ad-Deen}

How to better memory

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The best way of Improving the memory is to strive. be punctual, eat less, perform salah at night and to recite the Qur’an

– Imam Zarnuji rahimahu Llah –