The Benefit of Taqwa and Recitation of La Hawla Wa la Quwwata illaah Billaah

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ

“…And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him…” [Surah Talaq 65: 2-3]



• Whoever Fears Allah, Allah creates an opening for him from difficulties

• The Incident of Awf bin Malik Al Ashja’ee RA

• Explanation on the following Du’aas >


 1. Du’aa Asking Allah for Taqwa and Purification of the Soul

اللَّهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا ، وَزَكِّها أنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا ، أنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلاَهَا

Allahumma, ‘aati nafsee taqwaaha, wa zakkihaa Anta khairu man zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa wa Maulaaha
O Allah, grant my soul Taqwa and purify it, You are the Best of those who purify it, You are its Protecting Friend and Guardian/Master.


2. A Treasure of the Treasures of Jannah

 La Hawla Wa la Quwwata illaah Billaah

لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله

There is no Might nor Power except with Allah

Significance of Aashura ~ 10th Muharram

And We had already tried before them the people of Pharaoh, and there came to them a noble messenger, [Saying], “Render to me the servants of Allah . Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger,” And [saying], “Be not haughty with Allah . Indeed, I have come to you with clear authority. And indeed, I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me. But if you do not believe me, then leave me alone.” And [finally] he called to his Lord that these were a criminal people. [ Allah said], “Then set out with My servants by night. Indeed, you are to be pursued. And leave the sea in stillness. Indeed, they are an army to be drowned.” How much they left behind of gardens and springs And crops and noble sites And comfort wherein they were amused. Thus. And We caused to inherit it another people. And the heaven and earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved. (Holy Qur’aan ~ Surah Dukhaan ~ Ayat 17_29)


• The Significance of Fasting on Aashura

 • The intriguing story of Hazrat Moosa AS and the tyrant Fir’oun

 • Allah’s divine plan ~ Moosa AS nurtured in the palace of Fir’oun

 • Fir’ouns brutality

 • Moosa AS invites Firoun to the Oneness of Allah Ta’ala

 •  Fir’ouns false claim of divinity ~ His pride and arrogance

 • Haq versus Baatil

 • Fir’oun’s magicians embracing Imaan against his will

 • Fir’oun’s pursuing Moosa AS and Bani Is’raeel

 • Allah’s assistance ~ Fir’oun and his mighty army are drowned and Moosa AS and his people are saved

 • Fir’oun’s Imaan is rejected by Allah Ta’ala

 • Fir’oun leaves behind his entire kingdom

 • Arrogance and rejection of the Truth leads to ones perdition



مَنْ عَمِلَ صَٰلِحًۭا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌۭ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُۥ حَيَوٰةًۭ طَيِّبَةًۭ ۖ وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ

Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do ~ Holy Qur’an – Surah Nahl 16:97



 • Mans quest for ‘Raahat’ (Peace and Serenity)

 • Stressful lives – a result of discontentment and greed

 • Falling Prey to Materialism

 • Leading stressful lives gives rise to discontentment

 • Importance of Shukr (gratitude) and Qanaa’at (contentment)

 • Ways of achieving contentment

• Explanation of verse 97 of Surah An Nahl, with special focus on the meaning of “Hayaatan Tayyibah” (an enjoyable life)



“Verily my prayers, my sacrifices, my life, and my death are for Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.” (Holy Qur’an – Surah Al-An’am 6:162)

Hypocrisy ~ The Scourge of our Time 2


 Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (RA) says that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Four traits whoever possesses them is a hypocrite and whoever possesses some of them has an element of hypocrisy until he leaves it: the one who when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise, when he disputes he transgresses and when he makes an agreement he violates it.” (Muslim and Bukhari)

Key Points Discussed :

• The 4 types of Hearts

 • The signs of a Hypocrite in Islam

 • A detailed analysis of the 3 signs of a hypocrite viz :

> Speaking lies

> Breaking a promise

> Breaching a trust

 • Disloyalty of ‘trusted’ ones

 • Not honouring the payment of loans/debts on time

 • Intriguing incident of a humble gift of an old lady ~ Hazrat Abdul Qadir Al- Dehlawi RA’s initial refusal to accept the gift and the subsequent consequence of that …



Hypocrisy ~ The Scourge of our Time

إِنَّ ٱلْمُنَٰفِقِينَ يُخَٰدِعُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَٰدِعُهُمْ وَإِذَا قَامُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ قَامُوا۟ كُسَالَىٰ يُرَآءُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ وَلَا يَذْكُرُونَ ٱللَّهَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًۭا

Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but Allah throws back their deception upon them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little, ~ Surah Nisaa 4:142

Key Points Discussed  >

• The importance of making an Intention (Niyyah) before performing deeds

• Hypocrisy (Nifaaq) ~ A disease of the heart contrary to Ikhlaas

• Two types of Nifaaq, viz.

1 –  Nifaaq in the Belief (Aqeedah)

2 –  Nifaaq in the Action (Amal)

• The difference between the Hypocrite’s Heart and the Believer’s Heart