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I'la' al-Sunan Zafar Usmani

Slave to Money…Zafar Usmani

“I‘la’ al-Sunan: “The Slave to Dirhams and Dinars…” *** ‘Allama Zafar Usmani (Allah have mercy on him) comments on the hadith, “Wretched is the slave to dirhams and dinars:”[1] “…what is meant by ‘slave of the dinars and dirhams’ is he who has been imprisoned by the world and its demands and so has become … Continue reading

I'la' al-Sunan Zafar Usmani

Silence is wisdom…Zafar Usmani

“I‘la’ al-Sunan: “Silence is Wisdom…” *** ‘Allama Zafar Usmani (Allah have mercy on him) comments on the hadith, “Silence is wisdom though few are silent:”[1] “…in this statement…is support for the practice of the Folk[2] Speaking little is from the spiritual struggle (mujahadat) that their path is built on. There are many hadiths praising silence … Continue reading

I'la' al-Sunan Zafar Usmani

Leaving what does not concern you…Zafar Usmani

“I‘la’ al-Sunan: “Leaving what does not concern you…” *** ‘Allama Zafar Usmani (Allah have mercy on him) comments on the hadith, “From the excellence of a person’s Islam is leaving what does not concern him:”[1] “…indicates the way to attain ihsan mentioned in the hadith of Jibril by his saying (upon him be peace): ‘to … Continue reading

Ibn al-Qayyim

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim on ‘Keys to Salvation’…

“Ibn al-Qayyim and the Keys to Salvation…” ______________ Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya beautifully states each ‘key’ that unlocks an aspect of this religion. He states: Arabic Text: قد جعل الله سبحانه و تعالى لكل مطلوب مفتاحا يفتح به : الله ومفتاح الصلاة الطهور ومفتاح الحج الاحرام ومفتاح البر الصدق ومفتاح الجنه التوحيد ومفتاح العلم حسن … Continue reading

Arabic / الفتاوى العطائية (al-Fatawa al-'Ata'iyya)

“Multiple Antithesis in the Qur’an…an example”

“Muqabala: Multiple Antithesis” *** Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah preserve him) mentions in one of his Q&A an example of a semantic embellishment known as muqabala (multiple antithesis):[1] …بل هذا أسلوب في العربية وهو أسلوب المقابلة، فتذكر صنفين وتتبعهما بصنفين بحيث يكون الصنف الثالث يقابل الصنف الأول، والصنف الرابع يقابل الصنف الثاني، فمثلاً يقول … Continue reading

Ramadan

No change after Ramadan…don’t know its importance

“So, why no change after Ramadan? Don’t Know its Significance” *** Sometimes, a person does not change after Ramadan although during Ramadan there was a discernible difference in h/her behaviour, attitude and pattern of worship. There may be a number of reasons why change is not entrenched or lasting within a person after Ramadan has … Continue reading

Ramadan

No change after Ramadan…just following everyone Else

“So, why no change after Ramadan? Just following everyone Else” *** Sometimes, a person does not change after Ramadan although during Ramadan there was a discernible difference in h/her behaviour, attitude and pattern of worship. There may be a number of reasons why change is not entrenched or lasting within a person after Ramadan has … Continue reading