Ramadaan 1437 ~ Programmes


AFTER FAJR Lessons From Hadith Shareef

AFTER TARAWEEH ~ Tafseer Of Selected Ayaat Read In Taraweeh


• Tuesday 21 June _ After Taraweeh   Allah Ta’ala most definitely answers our Dua | The following important lessons were discussed :  How the various Messengers supplicated to Allah for their needs and how Allah Ta’ala responded to their call  |  Allah most definitely responds to all his servants when we supplicate earnestly to Him  |  Allah is our true Master and Helper  |  The Sabr of  Hazrat Ayoob Alayhis Salaam  |  The Dua of Hazrat Yunus Alaihis salaam  |  The importance of making Dua

• Wednesday 22 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | The importance of following the Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam

• Wednesday 22 June _ After Taraweeh  > The Exoneration of Hazrat Ayesha RA | A detailed discussion of  the incident of “Ifk” (slandering) of Hazrat Ayesha RA and Hazrat Safwaan RA  |  The evil of the Hypocrites  |  Spreading False Rumours  |  Loving ALL the SAHAABA RA and refraining from reviling any one of them

• Thursday 23 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson |  Hastening towards Righteous deeds

• Thursday 23 June _ After Taraweeh  Importance of having Good friends  |  Special traits of the favoured servants of Allah (Ibaadur Rahmaan)

• Friday 24 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | The Virtues and benefits of Salaat and Salaam (Durood)

• Friday 24 June _ After Taraweeh Hidaayat ( Guidance) is in the Hands of Allah  |  The consequences of Pride and Vanity

• Saturday 25 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson The Great Reward for Fasting

• Saturday 25 June _ After Taraweeh Allah Ta’ala is (Al Ghani) All Independent,  All Praiseworthy

• Sunday 26 June _ After Fajr   Morning and Evening Duas | Zikrullah | Dua

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• 21ST NIGHT _ Sunday 26 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Virtues of Lailatul Qadr | Searching for Lailatul Qadr | Guidelines for I’tikaaf | Dua

• 21ST NIGHT _Sunday 26 June _ After Taraweeh 2 40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Monday 27 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | The Virtues of Spending in the Path of Allah (Sadaqah) | Forgiveness of others | Adopting Humility

• Monday 27 June _ After Taraweeh Expressing Gratitude (Shukr) to the Favours and Bounties (Ni’mats) of Allah Upon Us | Expansion of the Spiritual Heart | Acquiring the Noor of the Maa’rifat of Allah Ta’ala | The Importance of Zikr

• Tuesday 28 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | The Harms of Anger

• 23RD NIGHT _ Tuesday 28 June _ After Taraweeh 1 > Never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah

• 23RD NIGHT _Tuesday 28 June _ After Taraweeh 2 40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Wednesday 29 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | Seven persons under the shade of the Arsh of Allah Ta’ala

• Wednesday 29 June _ After Taraweeh >  Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef | Allah grants children to whom HE wishes;  the blessings of having Daughters | explanation of  “Huda”(Guidance) and “Hawa”(Desires)

• Thursday 30 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | Earning and Consuming Halaal and Refraining from Being Nourished with Haraam and Doubtful Sources of Earning

• 25TH NIGHT _ Thursday 30 June _ After Taraweeh 1 > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Hujuraat | Importance of Social Etiquettes and Manners | Mocking and denegrading others | Harms of Gheebat (Backbiting) and Suspicion

25TH NIGHT _ Thursday 30 June _ After Taraweeh 2 40 Durood & Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Friday 1 July _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | The Value and Blessings of the Kalima

• Friday 1 July _ Jummuah Bayaan Istiqaamat (Steadfastness) after the Month of Ramadaan

• Friday 1 July _ After Taraweeh > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef  | Believers having “light” on the Day of Qiyamah| Munaafiqeen deprived of Noor

• Saturday 2 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | The Importance of making Salaam

• 27TH NIGHT _ Saturday 2 July _ After Taraweeh 1 > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef  | Taubah

• 27TH NIGHT _ Saturday 2 July _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Sunday 3 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Four Phrases that are Extremely Weighty on the Scales of Good Deeds

• Sunday 3 July _ After Taraweeh Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Sharif | Surah Qalam – Story of The people of the orchard | Tauheed –  the Oneness of Allah | Scenes of Qiyamah

• Monday 4 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Oppression

• 29TH NIGHT _ Monday 4 July _ After Taraweeh 1 Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef |Excellence of the Quraan e Majeed | Surah Aadiyaat – Ungratefulnes of Man and his Greed for wealth.

• 29TH NIGHT _ Monday 4 July _ After Taraweeh> 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Tuesday 5 July _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Bounties of Jannah

• Tuesday 5 July _ After Esha >  Lailatul Jaa’iza | Zikrullah | Dua

Barakah in Ramadaan



Barakah is a Divine Gift from Allah Ta’ala. He is the Bestower of all things. He is the Source of all Barakah.

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ 

Blessed is He in whose hand is the Dominion,

and He is All Able over all things. ~ Surah Mulk 67:1

Definition of Barakah

والبركة ~ هي ثبوت الخير الإلهي في الشيء؛

فإنها إذا حلت في قليل كثرته، وإذا حلت في كثير نفع،

ومن أعظم ثمار البركة في الأمور كلها إستعمالها في طاعة الله عز وجل

Barakah is the establishment of Divine Goodness to a thing,

so if it occurs in something little, it increases it. And if

it occurs in something much, it benefits. And the greatest

fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that Barakah

in the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala”


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Oh people! A very blessed, auspicious and great month dawns over you.

شَهْرٌ عَظِيمٌ مُبَارَكٌ

Shahrun Azeemun Mubaarakun

A month full of blessings, in which there is Barakah in the Rozi (sustenance) and livelihood of the Believer. The Hadith states:

شَهْرٌ يُزَادُ فِيهِ رِزْقُ الْمُؤْمِنِ

Shahrun yuzaadu fihi rizqul mumin”

The Rizq (sustenance) of a Believer is increased (multiplied) in the month of Ramadaan. We see that the moment Ramadaan commences, our dastarkhaans and tables are filled with an abundance of food. We normally don’t see so many different types and quantities of food in other months.

Not only is there Barakah in our sustenance, but there is also an increase in our Ibaadah (worship). Normally it is difficult to engage in extra Nawaafil (optional) Salaah, but in the month of Ramadaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has made it such that He gives us the strength and the Himmat (courage) to excel in Ibaadah. We are focussed with Tilaawat (recitation) of the Qur’aan, Zikrullah and Dua (especially at the time of Iftaar, before Maghrib). The atmosphere is filled with Noor (illumination) and one can actually feel and sense the Barakah of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala cascading down.

Furthermore, there is also ‘Barakah in the reward‘, which is significantly multiplied when performing good deeds. One who performs a Nafl act receives the reward equivalent of having performed a Fard act (out of the month of Ramadaan). Then what about the reward of performing a ‘Fard’ in Ramadaan?

The Hadith of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam states :

مَنْ تَقَرَّبَ فِيهِ بِخَصْلَةٍ مِنْ خِصَالِ الْخَيْرِ كَانَ كَمَنْ أَدَّى فَرِيضَةً فِيمَا سِوَاهُ

وَمَنْ أَدَّى فِيهِ فَرِيضَةً كَمَنْ أَدَّى سَبْعِينَ فَرِيضَةً فِيمَا سِوَاهُ ،

Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the optional

good deeds (Nafl) in (this month) shall receive the same reward as

performing an obligatory deed (Fard) at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed (Fard) in (this month) shall receive the

reward of performing seventy obligations (70 Fard) at any other time.
~ Ibn Khuzaymah

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala multiplies any Fard (compulsory) act performed in the month of Ramadaan by seventy times!


• 1 ~ By Adopting Imaan and Taqwa 

The fundamental ingredients for Barakah are Imaan (Faith) and Taqwa (Piety).

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says :

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَىٰ امَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا

“Walow Anna Ahlal Qura Aamanu Wattaqaw”

And if only the people of the cities had believed

and feared Allah, ~ Surah Al A’raaf 7:96

لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ

“Lafatahna Alayhim Barakaatin Minas Samaai Wal Ardhi”

We would have opened upon them Blessings from the

heaven and the earth; ~ Surah Al A’raaf 7:96

The explanation of this is that if the villagers, in all those towns around Makkah brought Imaan, had Taqwa, fulfilled the injunctions of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and refrained from all sins, then they would have received beneficial rain for their crops to grow.

They would have enjoyed a prosperous life with fresh and abundant produce. However, they rejected Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and hence, He punished them. He totally destroyed them.

In a Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says :

إِنَّي إِذَا اُطِعْتُ رَضِيتُ

Inni Iza Uti’tu Radhitu ~

“(O my Servants)! When I am obeyed
I become happy (with you)”

وَإِذَا رَضِيتُ بَارَكْتُ

Wa Iza Radhitu Baaraktu ~

“When I become happy, then I Bless you”

وَلَيْسَ لِبَرَكَتَيْ نِهَايَةٌ 

Wa Laysa Li Barakatee Nihaayah ~

“There is no limit to My Barakah”

When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala decides to give, then those Blessings come pouring down on a person. There is no limit to those Blessings. This is because Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is the Source of all Blessing. Allah Ta’ala says :

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ 

“Tabaarakal lazi Biyadihil Mulk”

Blessed is the ONE in whose HANDS is the Sovereignty

and in another verse :

فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

“Fatabaarak~Allahu Ahsanul Khaliqeen

 So Most Blessed is Allah, The Best of Creators

Allah Ta’ala is the Source of all Blessing. The ability to grow is only from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Productivity, being prosperous and having plentiful – not having a life of loss or suffering wretchedness and misery – is a blessing from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala Alone.

He grants it to His Believing, loyal and obedient servants. Imaan, Taqwa and good deeds lead to Barakah in one’s life. A sinful person will live a life void of Barakah. He will suffer wretchedness and misery.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan :

وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَنْ ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنْكًا

And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed,

he will have a narrow life ~ Surah Taha 20:124

That person who turns away from the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, for him is a miserable, narrow and wretched life. He does not enjoy peace of mind, nor serenity, despite having abundant material possessions in his life. His life is narrow and tight. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala deprives him of true Barakah. He is kept far away from the blessings of Allah Ta’ala. Some `Ulama have explained that the opposite of Barakah is L’anat (Curse), i.e. being far away from Allah’s Mercy and Blessings. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala protect us all.

• 2 ~ Joining FamilyTies

Barakah in one’s sustenance and life is achieved by joining family ties.

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم

 مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُبْسَطَ لَهُ فِي رِزْقِهِ، وَيُنْسَأَ لَهُ فِي أَثَرِهِ، فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ‏

Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his

lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations

with his Kith and kin.“~ Sahih Al Bukhari

The meaning of Barakah in Rozi :

A person may only possess little, but it will suffice all his needs and be of great benefit to him. A little food goes a long way and gives one abundant energy to obey Allah Ta’ala. One will be content and happy with one’s little earnings and not become overwhelmed by greed and avarice.

Remember a person’s earnings could be meagre, but it could bring him abundant happiness and comfort in his life, if he has been blessed with Barakah.

And, Barakah in life span :

This does not necessarily mean an extension in his lifespan, rather he will find blessings in his time. When one is able to obey Allah and make great contributions for His Deen within a short and limited lifespan, then he has been bestowed with Barakah. He is able to achieve in a short life, considerable amount of work, that would normally require one to have a very long life span. The examples of our Salafe Saaliheen are glaring examples of this Barakah.

• 3 ~ Giving Sadaqah (Charity) 

Giving Sadaqah (Charity) is another way of acquiring Barakah. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’aan :

يَمْحَقُ اللَّهُ الرِّبَا وَيُرْبِي الصَّدَقَاتِ

“Yamhaqullaahur Riba Wa Yurbis Sadaqaat”

Allah destroys interest and gives increase for charities

~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:276

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala destroys interest and increases Sadaqah. In other words the effects of Sadaqah is that there is Barakah in the remainder of your wealth. When you took out money and gave it to somebody, your “eyes” saw your bank balance decreasing, but Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala promises Yurbis Sadaqaat, i.e. HE will increase the wealth that you have.

You may not see your money increasing, but Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will most definitely place Barakah in what you have. So you will be able to fulfill all your expenses, tasks, responsibilities, and requirements with the money that you have.

On the other hand Yamhaqullahur Riba, if you are indulging in usury and interest, outwardly you are gaining in that your bank balance is rising, but Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says that HE will destroy that wealth. You will be deprived of the Barakah of that wealth. How many a rich person has complained: “I have all the material possessions in the world, still whatever money I have got is just going into medical expenses, accidents, operations, sickness … it is just being wasted.”

Such a person does not enjoy his wealth.

• 4 ~ Seeking Repentance

Another way of gaining Barakah is through Istighfaar (Repentance).

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم 

مَنْ لَزِمَ الاِسْتِغْفَارَ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجًا

 وَمِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجًا وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ‏

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: If anyone continually

asks for pardon, Allah will make a way out of every distress,

a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him

from unseen sources ~ Sunan Abi Dawud

Mun Lazimal Istighfaar : That person who adheres (clings) to Istighfaar, seeks repentance from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, makes Taubah, has a penitent heart, and turns to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala saying Astaghfirullah sincerely – then Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says : “We will make an opening for him from all grief, worry and sorrow and will make an opening for him from all difficult situations”.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will even provide for him from unseen sources. We should have full Yaqeen (certitude) in the words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

• 5 ~ Partaking of Sehri

Hazrat Anas bin Malik Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that whenever they were fasting, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam advised :

تَسَحَّرُوا فَإِنَّ فِي السُّحُورِ بَرَكَةً

“Partake of Sehri, for indeed there is a Blessing

in the Sehri.” ~ Tirmidhi

Tasahharu ~ ‘Make Sehri’ … because there is Barakah in partaking of Sehri. Even though we may have eaten just a few dates at Suhoor, the blessings of partaking of Sehri, enable one to keep the fast the entire day without getting hungry.


Our Salafe Sawliheen (pious predecessors) would prepare for Ramadaan well in advance. They would actually sense the Barakah of Ramadaan approaching and await the coming of Ramadaan, long before it commenced.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam himself, used to recite this Dua when the moon of Rajab was sighted, in anticipation of Ramadaan :

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَبَ ، وَشَعْبَانَ ، وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

Allahumma baa-rik-lanaa fee-rajaba wa Sha’baana

wa bal-lig-naa Ramadhaana”

“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’baan blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadhan.”~Tabarani

The `Ulama have also mentioned : The effect and Barakah of this one month, when spent properly, is such, that it wipes out all the minor sins of the person since the previous Ramadaan. The doors of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala’s Rahmah, Maghfirah and Barakah are widely opened!

Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Rahmatullahi Alayh gave a beautiful example with respect to Barakah in Ramadaan. He said: “At the time of drought there is scarcity of water and every drop of it is precious. If there is a sudden downpour of rain, people will rush out with their buckets and fill them with this valuable rainwater. However, if any person goes outside with his bucket turned ‘upside-down’, then he will return with a completely ’empty’ bucket. Everyone will ridicule him and call him a fool!”

Similarly, in the month of Ramadaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala’s Barakah pours down in torrents. It comes down in full force! We do not possess those spiritual eyes to “see” that Barakah coming down. However, we should treasure and value Ramadaan and not spend a second of it incorrectly, lest the Barakah is lost.

In order to enjoy Barakah, a person must :

~ Have Imaan, Taqwa and do righteous deeds

~ Join family ties

~Give Sadaqah

~ Accomplish his tasks in the early hours of the morning

~ Make Istighfaar

~ Partake of sehri

~ Say Bismillah when eating

~ Eat meals together

~ Eat from the sides of the plate

~ Lick one’s fingers after eating

~ Make Salaam when entering the home

However, staying away from all sins is of paramount importance, because sins obliterate Barakah.

Living our lives according to the commandments of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will bring us Barakah in our lives, our time, our actions, our dealings, our wealth, our families, and in all our activities Insha Allah.

May Allah Ta’ala grant us Barakah in Dunya and Aakhirah … Aameen



••• EXTRACTS  from the book ~ The Reality of Barakah (Divine Blessings) In Islam

by ~ Moulana Naeem Motala DB

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The Harms of Sins



by ~ Moulana Naeem Motala DB

Alhamdulillah, during the blessed month of Ramadaan, most Muslims make a concerted effort to abstain from sins. This is done in order to attain the Pleasure of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and in the hope of reaping the innumerable promised rewards of the Mubarak month. Whilst those who exercise self-restraint and avoid sinning, experience a Noor (light) entering the heart … those who are habitual and irresolute (attached to sinning), find themselves engulfed by the darkness of sin.(May Allah Taala protect us). While many try to give up sin, some believers succeed in doing so immediately and completely, whilst others struggle and give up sinning slowly (in increments) and with difficulty.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu (an illustrious young Sahabi of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was once asked:

” رَجُلٌ كَثِيرُ الْعَمَلِ كَثِيرُ الذُّنُوبِ ، وَرَجُلٌ قَلِيلُ الْعَمَلِ قَلِيلُ الذُّنُوبِ ؟” 

Is a man who has performed very little Nafl Ibaadah (over and above his Fardh) and engaged in very few sins, (better) than the one who has performed many good deeds and just as many sins?

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu responded > “لا أَعْدِلُ بِالسَّلامَةِ شَيْئًا “

I can never equate anything to something which is free and void of sins ie. something which is safe from sins  ~ (Baihaqi)

Thus, one who engages in very little Nafl (optional) Ibaadah but is extremely cautious about engaging in sin cannot be compared to the one who is very punctual in Nafl Ibaadah, yet careless about engaging in sin. Whilst the former has earned the Pleasure of ALLAH Ta’ala through obedience and restraint, the latter has angered Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala by lack of concern and violation of major commands.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has said :

“ام حَسِبَ الَّذِينَ اجْتَرَحُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ أَن نَّجْعَلَهُمْ كَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أَمْ سَوَاءً مَّحْيَاهُمْ وَمَمَاتُهُمْ ۚ .سَاءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ

Or do those who commit evils think We will make them like those who have believed and done righteous deeds – [make them] equal in their life and their death? Evil is that which they judge ~ Surah Al-Jathiyah 45:21

Although we are all living in the same Dunya (world) and travelling toward the same Aakhirah (Hereafter) – those who perpetrate sins are not equal to those who believe and engage in righteous deeds.  The life and death of an evil sinner is not the same as the life and death of a righteous believer; nor will it ever be!


Allamah Ibnul Qayyim Rahmatullahi Alayh said:

أن المعاصي تُضعف القلب

“Innal ma’aasi thudh-‘iful quloob”
Sins weaken the heart.

When a person becomes defiant and persists in perpetrating sins, then that person’s desire for disobedience increases, the desire to repent decreases and is eventually removed from the heart completely. Sins weaken the heart and extract from a person the Iraadah of Taubah (intention of repenting). A time comes when his heart is so corroded and engulfed with sins, that the will and resolve of the heart is weakened, to the extent that the desire of turning to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala never enters a person. In reality, his heart becomes incapacitated and a Hijaab (veil), is put between him and Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Thus, he becomes deprived of worshiping Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and is far removed from the Mercy and forgiveness of ALLAH. (May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala protect us all)

Scholars have thus written that the effect of sins upon the heart is like that of poison upon the body. Just as poison kills a person, sins kill the heart.  When a person knows the harmful effects of a lethal poison he is very unlikely to consume it. Similarly, if one understands the extremely harmful effects of sins, one can make a sincere effort to refrain from engaging in them.


عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحَقَّرَاتِ الذُّنُوبِ فَإِنَّهُنَّ يَجْتَمِعْنَ عَلَى الرَّجُلِ حَتَّى يُهْلِكْنَهُ

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ud Radiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Beware of minor sins. Verily, they pile upon a man until he is destroyed.”~ (Musnad Ahmad)

A Mu’min (believer) should never look at how small or great a sin is. Rather, he should look at the Greatness and Might of the One whom he is disobeying … Almighty ALLAH!

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu had also mentioned : “Oh sinner! Do not feel safe from the evil consequence of sins”~(Al Hilya)

Many a times we feel that it is just a “minor” sin. Ulema and Scholars have after categorizing major and minor sins, clearly mentioned :

“لا تنظر إلى صغر المعصية، ولكن انظر إلى عظمة من عصيت”

Do not look at how small your sin may be, but consider the Greatness of the One you are disobeying. ~ Al-Baihaqee’s ‘Shu’abul Eemaan’ (5/430

At the time of transgressing the commands of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, if a person’s heart does not tremble out of the fear of Allah (who is constantly watching him), nor does he feel even a minute amount of shyness for the angels (who are witnessing the transgression), then that which comes along with the sin is greater (in evil) than the sin itself.

At the time of indulging in sin, a person is sometimes so caught up that he forgets that Allah sees him. In his deluded state, he feels some type of achievement or accomplishment as a result of having engaged in the sin. His ecstacy at being able to commit a certain sin blinds him to the consequences and his potential outcome on the day of Qiyamah! We are all aware that sins are punishable but are somehow so deluded and relaxed about it, that we think nothing is going to happen!

In more extreme cases, a person sometimes becomes sad when the opportunity of committing a sin is lost! He exhibits remorse at missing the prospect of disobeying Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala! Further, when he is committing the sin, the type of fear that overcomes him is not fear for Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, but fear that people might catch him red-handed! Verily one has to be a servant and slave of only Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and not anyone or anything else.

When indulging in sin, such a person’s heart is enveloped in Qillatul Haya (having very little modesty) and it is not disturbed by his forgetfulness of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. The person is unmoved by his forgetfulness of the ONE Who created him – the ONE who provides for, nourishes, sustains, cares for and helps him. Such a person is blinded to the innumerable bounties from Allah Ta’ala and steeped in His disobedience. Certainly, this is not the character of a Mu’mim!

Hadhrat Wahab Radiyallahu Anhu narrates in a Hadith-e-Qudsi that ALLAH Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala said to Bani Israeel :

” اني اذا اطعت رضيت واذا رضيت باركت وليس لبركتي نهاية واني اذا عصيت غضبت واذا غضبت لعنت ولعنتي تبلغ السابع من الولد.”

“O my Bandah (Servants)! When I am Obeyed, I become pleased; when I become pleased I grant Barakah. When I am disobeyed, I become Wrathful and I curse (the disobedient ones). The effect of My La’nat (Curse) extends to seven generations.”~ (Ahmad)

A person who is sinful and who habitually disobeys Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, will thus suffer a life of wretchedness and misery. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is MOST Merciful and continuously overlooks sins and gives us countless opportunities to make amends; but when a person persists in sin, then Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes SO Angry that He curses! … And the curse of AllahSubhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is so severe, that it extends for several generations!


No matter how much and how great our sins may seem, the vast and abounding Mercy of Allah knows no limits.

A bedouin once entered the Musjid of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. When the Salaah terminated, he cried out from behind the Sahabah (RA):

“اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي وَمُحَمَّدًا وَلاَ تَرْحَمْ مَعَنَا احدا”
Allahummar Hamni Wa Muhammada Wa la Tarham Ma’ana ahada : Oh Allah! Have mercy on me and on Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and do not have mercy on anyone else

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam turned towards him and said: >”‏ لَقَدِ احْتَظَرْتَ وَاسِعًا”

You have narrowed (constricted) something that is vast” ie : the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Rasullulah  Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam further explained that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has divided His Mercy into one hundred parts, of which He retained ninety-nine parts and sent down only one part to earth.

Through the one percent of Mercy that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has sent down in the world, every living being (mankind, Jinn, animals and insects) all display Muhabbah (mutual love, compassion and kindness for one another), and through it, even wild animals care for their young. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has held back the remaining ninety-nine percent of His Mercy for His slaves on the day of Qiyamah! There is no doubt, that the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is vast and Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will definitely forgive us, provided we sincerely seek His forgiveness.


In another Hadith narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu, RasulullahSallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said :

كُلُّ أَمَّتِى مُعَافًى إِلاَّ الْمُجَاهِرِينَ ، وَإِنَّ مِنَ الْمَجَانَةِ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ الرَّجُلُ بِاللَّيْلِ عَمَلاً ، ثُمَّ يُصْبِحَ وَقَدْ سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ ، فَيَقُولَ يَا فُلاَنُ عَمِلْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَا ، وَقَدْ بَاتَ يَسْتُرُهُ رَبُّهُ وَيُصْبِحُ يَكْشِفُ سِتْرَ اللهِ عَنْهُ

“Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings. An example of this is that of a man who commits a sin at night which Allah has covered for him, and in the morning, he would say (to people) “I committed such and such sin last night,” while Allah had kept it a secret. During the night Allah had covered it up, but in the morning this sinner tears up the ‘cover’ provided by Allah, himself.” ~ Al-Bukhari

Regrettably, we have become very brazen and bold in committing sins openly! When a person indulges in sins, he does not realise the numerous harms and misfortune those sins generate.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, out of His Infinite Grace, Kindness and Mercy, conceals and hides the sins of the Mujaahiroon (those bold sinners who commit sinful acts privately and then announce them shamelessly). Nobody had seen him committing a sin, but this foolish person, goes out in the morning and tears the veil placed by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala concealing the sin from the eyes of the public and society. Essentially, the person ‘brags’ about the very sin which Allah Ta’ala had concealed for him at night. 

When the heart has reached such a low state, then it eventually becomes diseased and weakened and the person will see ‘falsehood as truth’ and ‘truth as falsehood’. Due to his diseased heart he will find flaws in the Hadith and Sunnah, and will be blinded to the sublime way of life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The heart actually experiences a change called Khasful Qalb: It sinks lower and lower and becomes debased causing a person to bask in sins. The person will be constantly engaged in clubbing, drinking alchohol, womanizing, gambling and viewing pornography. Sins will manifest in every limb of his body and he will take pleasure remaining immersed in a filthy and immoral life.

When this connection with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is broken through engaging in a multitude of sins, then a person is overcome with the reality of Wahsha (estrangement): when one feels forlorn and wretched and that special contact with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is completely lost. Because he has forgotten Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, in turn, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala ignores him. When the soul goes down this dark path, there is no comfort or enjoyment in life, nor enjoyment in one’s Ibaadah. 

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  mentioned (in the Quran) :

نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَنَسِيَهُمْ

They have forgotten Allah, so He hath forgotten them (ignored them) ~ Surah Taubah 9:67

A person who saved himself from sins in this world deeming nothing to be minor – but rather – out of worry and concern, imagined all sins as major, will earn the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala on the day of Qiyamah. On the opposite end of the spectrum, one who is a Faasiq/Faajir (open sinner) and thinks nothing of his sins (major or minor) faces destruction on the Day of Qiyamah. The former is like one who sees every sin as a huge mountain hovering over his head, threatening to crush him, whilst the latter sees every sin as a harmless, minuscule insect which can bring no harm. Foolish indeed is the Faasiq!

Whilst sins are dangerous and lead to destruction, in many instances, the person may have fallen into sin due to misguidance, error, or negligence. Thus it is not appropriate to look down upon a sinner with pride and contempt. One should make abundant Shukr to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala for protection from falling into that sin and also for concealing whatever sins one has committed!

One can always escape the shackles of sins and be free through sincere repentance. The doors of Taubah are widely open to any person who turns to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, till before he leaves this world. It is open right until the soul reaches the throat (at the time of death). The Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is not restricted, and nobody should despair of receiving it. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will accept the Taubah of every person provided that it is sincere. However great the sin is, it is not greater than the Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala!



1 – Abstaining from sin brings Noor in the heart, whereas habitually engaging in sin steeps ones heart in darkness.

2- Engaging in sins increasing the propensity for sinning and decreasing the propensity for repentance – sins are therefore like a poison which kills the heart.

3- Do not be careless about minor sins for they pile up quickly and lead to destruction.

4- Do not look at whether a sin is minor or major but rather look at the Greatness and Might of the ONE Who is being disobeyed: ALLAH Subhaanahu WA Ta’ala 

5- The anger and curse of ALLAH Ta’ala upon the shameless habitual sinner may affect generations to come.

6- ALLAH Ta’ala is Most Merciful and loves to forgive the sinner who turns to HIM in sincere repentance.

7- The Mercy of ALLAH Ta’ala is infinitely vast – and of all HIS Mercy only 1% has reached the Earth and 99% is reserved for the Aakhira.

8 – Persistence in sins causes a veil to be drawn over the heart preventing one from repentance, forgiveness, enjoyment in life.

9- It is inappropriate to look down upon a sinner – it is best to make Shukr for being saved from such sins.

10- The doors of Taubah are always open right till mauth and ALLAH Subhaanahu WA Ta’ala accepts the sincere repentance of every person who turns to HIM. No matter how great the sin, the MERCY of ALLAH is undoubtedly far Greater.


Sunnah Dua Upon Opening One’s Fast


Ramadaan Reminder ~ Sunnah Dua Upon Opening One’s Fast

‏ ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ‏‏ ‏

Nabi SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam used to say:

Zahabaz zama’u wabtallatil urooqu wathabatal ajru insha Allah

The thirst has gone and the veins are moistened, and reward is confirmed, if Allah wills … [Abu Dawud]


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حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى أَبُو مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ، أَخْبَرَنِي الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ وَاقِدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا مَرْوَانُ، – يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَالِمٍ – الْمُقَفَّعُ – قَالَ رَأَيْتُ ابْنَ عُمَرَ يَقْبِضُ عَلَى لِحْيَتِهِ فَيَقْطَعُ مَا زَادَ عَلَى الْكَفِّ وَقَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَفْطَرَ قَالَ ‏ “‏ ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ‏”‏ ‏. ~ Sunan Abi Dawud 2357