In bygone days people’s fikr (concern) for islah (rectification) was deep and genuine. They handed themselves over to their chosen Shaykh like a stick in the carpenter’s hand. The stick will not say to the carpenter, “Make me into a table and nota chair”!
“Blind Following” of the Shaykh
In every matter an expert is sought for advice and guidance. One who has no experience has no choice but to blindly follow the expert in any field. Yet for one’s Islah which concerns
Updated 29-04-2012 at 08:26 AM by ummitaalib
Shaykh Hussain Ahmed Madani
“It is to worship Allah in a fulfilling, humble manner as if He is watching you”
Ma’riful Hadith – by Shaykh Muhammad Manzoor Numani
“Ihsaan denotes nothing more than that Allah should be worshipped and His decrees and injunctions obeyed as if He was seeing us and we were seeing Him. A slave carries out his master’s command with great efficiency and keenness under his master’s eye."
Shaykh Riyaadhul Haqq
Updated 01-05-2012 at 08:53 AM by ummitaalib
Fear the Eyes Looking at the sins of Others
We look at people’s sins. We are not looking at the mercy of our Lord. A tear or two wipes out their sins, does looking at his/her sins wipe out ours?
Change to the Clothes of Taqwa
A one or two year old child’s foul smelling and dirty nappy is of no consequence to the mother who cleans and washes the child, perfumes him with baby powder and puts on clean clothes. Only then will she let the child go with a loving hug
He knows not the value of comfort who has not felt pain
Ask him who is racked in pain, awaiting the morning with hope of relief
He knows not the value of water who dwells upon the banks of the river
Ask him who is parched with thirst in the heat of the desert sun
He knows not the value of light who can see the sun, the moon and the stars
Ask him who is stumbling around in darkness without sight
He knows not the value of a full
Updated 16-04-2012 at 11:51 AM by ummitaalib
We cannot even imagine the tongue's far reaching effects....
Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (hafizahullah) explains that in the hadith where it is mentioned that a Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands others are safe, the ‘tongue’ is mentioned before the hands. There is a reason for this and the Scholars have explained that this is because the tongue can cause more harm than the hands. Hadrat says that the tongue can cause hurt even from afar where the hand cannot even reach.