Ibaad ur Rahmaan ~ The True Slaves of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala SB



And the slaves of the Rahman are those who walk on the earth humbly and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully, [63] and those who pass the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, [64] and those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam; indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. [65] Indeed, evil it is as an abode and a place to dwell in [66] – and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, and it (i.e. their spending) is moderate in between (the two extremes) [67] – and those who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, and do not kill a person whom Allah has given sanctity, except rightfully, nor do they fornicate; and whoever does it, shall face the recompense of his sin, [68] the punishment will be doubled for him and he will remain there disdained, for ever, [69] except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will change the bad deeds of such people into good ones, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. [70] And whoever repents and does righteous deeds turns to Allah truly [71] – and those who do not witness falsehood, and when they pass by the absurd things, Pass by with dignity [72] and those who, when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall at them as deaf and blind ones [73] – and those who say, “Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, coolness of eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing. [74] ~ Surah Furqaan : Verses 63~74


In these closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. 

In an excellent ‘series’ of discussions and commentary, Moulana Naeem Motala SB, explains in depth and elaborates on the ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …


The First Quality

Humility | Tawaadhu’

DOWNLOAD HERE (1) ~  ‘Who are ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’? / Humility / Pride



The Second Quality

 Hilm ~ Tolerance ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ do not entangle themselves in arguments

The Third Quality

Tahajjud Salaah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend their nights in Sajda and in Ruku

The Fourth Quality

Khauf ~ Fear 

DOWNLOAD HERE (2) ~ Tahajjud Salaah / Virtues and Benefits / Ignorant People and How to respond? / Spending in moderation



The Fifth Quality

Moderation ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend in moderation and are not miserly

DOWNLOAD HERE (3) ~ Spending in moderation



The Sixth Quality

Tauheed ~ Oneness of Allah ~Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

The Seventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not kill anyone unjustly  |  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (4) ~ Do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Do not kill anyone unjustly / Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication)



The Eighth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (5) ~ Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication) / Taubah (Repentance) / Repent and Return to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)



The Ninth Quality  ~ Repentance (Taubah)

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ repent and turn to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

The Tenth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not give false testimony

The Eleventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not engage themselves in any futile activities and they do not turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to Ayats of Qur’aan and Hadith

DOWNLOAD HERE (6) ~ Taubah (Repentance)/ Righteous Deeds / Huqooq-ul-Ibad / Frivolous Pursuits



The Twelfth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ make Du’aa on behalf of their progeny (wives and children)

DOWNLOAD HERE (7) ~ Du’aa on behalf of offspring and oneself / Tarbiyat of Children / Rights of a Child / Effects and Harms of Incorrect Upbringing



Summary of Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’

DOWNLOAD HERE (8) ~  Description of Jannah prepared for the ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ / Steadfastness on the Ibaadat of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Three types of Sabr / Nafs and Shaytaan



Rujoo’ilallah- Returning to Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

When a child is born, it is weak, cannot fend for itself and is dependent on the nurturing of parents. It comes into this world without any knowledge and Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala develops the faculties of this child as it grows. Each day is a day of enjoyment for the parents, to watch this child transforming from the womb of its mother, to an infant, to a teenager, to an adult and then towards old age … Similarly, we all are Musaafir’s (traveller’s), moving through various spiritual stages in this life (Dunya) towards our original abode (Aahkirah) … Each day we are journeying to where we came from, ‘Returning to Allah’ (Rujoo’ilallah) …

The environment which we are living in, is undoubtedly very challenging. A person is in such a predicament that all around him, he is being enticed and tempted towards sin. Therefore, the consciousness we supposed to be having every moment our life, wherever we may be, in privacy or in public, is … my Allah is watching me … my Allah is seeing me … my Allah is hearing me … my Allah is well aware of me!

If a person takes one step towards the love of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, he will immediately feel Sukoon (peace) and if a person takes one step towards Gunah (sin) then, he will immediately be restless….A few days in this fleeting world and a little bit of Ibadat and we will be granted a perpetual and everlasting Jannah (paradise) … Allah (Al-Shakur) washes away our sins and opens His doors of Mercy, provided we ‘turn’ and ‘return’ to Him with sincere Taubah and Istighfaar!

When Yusuf AS, was trapped and then seduced to commit Zinna … think of how he immediately focussed his attention to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and sought refuge in Him …

When Ibraheem AS was being tested and thrown into an inferno (blazing fire) … think of how he did not denounce his faith, and placed his full reliance and trust only in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  …

When Yunus AS was being tested in a distressful situation in the belly of the fish … think of how he finally called out to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to be his savior….

Turn to Allah! ” (Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB)

Whenever we are faced with difficulties and challenges and there seems no escape from our predicament, think of the Ambiya AS who were also confronted with great trials and tribulations but they turned to Allah and placed their firm trust and reliance in Him alone.


Taken from a Lecture held at Khanqah Ashrafia Akhtaria ~ Durban ~ South Africa

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