‘Total Submission’ to the Will of Allah

The first ten days of Zul Hijjah are among the most auspicious days in the Islamic calendar. Good deeds (Amal-e-Sawleh) that are performed during these ten days are more beloved to Allah than any other time of the year.

The story of Ibraheem AS is greatly associated with Hajj because the origin of Hajj is old as the Kaa’ba (which was built by Ibraheem AS and his son Isma’eel AS). Every act of Hajj reminds us of the noble family of Ibraheem AS and refers back to the righteous actions and struggle of either Ibraheem AS, his wife Hajrah AS or his son Isma’eel AS.


The sacrifices they made portrayed great spiritual lessons of ‘complete devotion‘ and ‘total submission‘ to Allah Subhanahu~Wa~Ta’ala …


•  The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.”(Bukhari)

• The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, has said, “One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship of “Lailatul-Qadr”. (Tirmizi)

• It is also narrated from Ibn Abbaas RA that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ” No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zul-Hijjah “. Therefore in these days increasingly recite: “La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Al-Hamdu-lillah, Sub-hanallah.” (Tabraani)

• It is reported from Ibn Abbaas RA that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ” There is no day wherein any good action is more beloved to Allah Ta’ala than these ten days (the first ten days of Zul Hijjah)”. The Sahaabah RA enquired: ” Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah ? “(i.e. are actions performed in these days more beloved than even the act of Jihaad)”. ” Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah,” replied Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, ”’with the exception of that person who left with his life and wealth (in the path of Allah) and did not return with any of it (i.e. he is martyred)”. (Bukhari, Tabraani)

  Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala …

Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16



Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16

• Recitation of 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم

• Short Advices

 • Zikrullah •  Dua


Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Virtues and Benefits of Using the Miswaak

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: وَعَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
قَالَ :  السِّوَاكُ مطْهَرَةٌ لِلْفَمِ مَرْضَاةٌ لِلرَّبِّ ‏‏

Hazrat Aishah Radiallahu Anha reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “The Miswaak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rabb.” ~
( An-Nasa’i and Ibn Khuzaimah)

The implementation of the Miswaak (a natural toothbrush prepared from the roots of the Arak tree), is a means of purifying the mouth and has many physical and spiritual benefits. Most importantly it is a means of pleasing Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

It is a very highly emphasised Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. The way of life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, is Akmal (most perfect), Ajmal (most beautiful) and As-hal (most easy). It is the pathway that leads a person to Jannah.

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has mentioned in a Hadith :

  ‏ ‏ لَوْلاَ أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَى أُمَّتِي لأَمَرْتُهُمْ بِالسِّوَاكِ عِنْدَ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ

“Were it not for the fear of over-burdening my Ummah, I would have ordered them to make Miswaak at (the time of) every Salaah.” ~ Sahih Muslim

From this Hadith we can gage, that although making Miswaak is not a compulsory act of Ibaadah, but Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had strongly stressed on observing this Sunnah practice. It was his compassion for the Ummah and fear of them being rendered sinful (if left out), that he did not command it at every Whudu and Salaah. The reward of Salaah (Prayers) is multiplied 70 times if Miswaak was used before it.

The Ulama have mentioned as many as seventy virtues of utilizing the Miswaak, some of which are:

1. It strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
2. It creates a fragrance in the mouth ;
3. It is a cure for illness ;
4. It eliminates bad odours and improves the sense of taste ;
5. It sharpens the memory ;
6. It is a cure for headaches ;
7. It creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it ;
8. It causes the teeth to glow;
9. It strengthens the eyesight ;
10. It assists in digestion
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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Keep your Tongue Moist with the Remembrance of Allah


وقد أخرج الطبراني وغيره من حديث معاذ بن جبل قال آخر كلام فارقت عليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

 أن قلت له: أي الأعمال أحب إلى الله، قال: “أن تموت ولسانك رطب من ذكر الله” 

Hazrat Mu’adh bin Jabal (RA) said that the last words I heard from the Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) were, when I asked him: Which deeds are most favoured by Allah, He said: “To die and your tongue is moist with remembrance of Allah.” [Tabarani]

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This Hadith highlights the importance of engaging in Zikrullah at all times. 

Instead of futile and indecent talks one should engage in Zikrullah.

When a person is going to making the Zikr of Allah, in abundance, with dedication and Yaqeen (conviction) in Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … then the Noor of that Zikr is going to settle into his heart and move into every part of his body …

And then ….

When he will “see”, he will refrain from Haraam and look at “Halaal” only …

When he will “touch”, he will refrain from Haraam and he will touch Halaal only …

He will “walk” towards Halaal only and not towards Haraam …

His “thoughts” will be of that which is permissible and Halaal …

All this is because of the effect of Zikrullah!

So, the more Zikr a person makes, the more Noor permeates into his body, and this will enable him to do righteous and good actions throughout his life . . . till his Maut (death).

May Allah Ta’ala give us Taufeeq and Hidayat to make Amal.


Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Preserving One’s Modesty and Chastity in Islam



حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ الْقَطَّانُ، عَنْ ثَابِتِ بْنِ عِمَارَةَ الْحَنَفِيِّ، عَنْ غُنَيْمِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ كُلُّ عَيْنٍ زَانِيَةٌ وَالْمَرْأَةُ إِذَا اسْتَعْطَرَتْ فَمَرَّتْ بِالْمَجْلِسِ فَهِيَ كَذَا وَكَذَا يَعْنِي زَانِيَةً ‏“‏ ‏.‏ وَفِي الْبَابِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏


Narrated by Hazrat Abu Musa Radiyallaahu Anhu : Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “Every eye can commit adultery, and the woman who adorns herself with fragrances and passes by an assembly of men is such-and-such,” (meaning an adulteress) … ~ Tirmidhi