Seizing the opportunity

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) visited a Bedouin who received him warmly and honoured him. So, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) bade him to also visit him. Accordingly, the Bedouin visited Rasulullah…

Sha’baan and the Coming of Ramadaan

Sha’baan and the Coming of Ramadaan By Hadhrat Maulana Yunus Patel (RA) The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or…

The Supportive Spouse

Sayyidah Zainab Thaqafiyyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), also known by the name ‘Raitah’, was the respected wife of the renowned Sahaabi, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)…

The Maktab

The Maktab (After School Madrasah) - A Dying Legacy… Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “One Faqih (knowledgeable person) is more formidable against the Shaytaan than one thousand devoted worshippers.” (Ibn Majah) Nabi Sallallahu…

Valentine Daze

Who was Valentine? Why is this day observed? Valentine’s Day began as a pagan ritual started by Romans in the 4th century BC to honour the god Lupercus. The main attraction of this ritual was a lottery held to distribute young women to…

Dispelling darkness from the Home

Human beings, like all other living creatures, are affected – both positively and negatively – by their environment. When the heat is extreme, humans are at risk of suffering from heat stroke or dehydration. Conversely, if it is too cold,…

Live Every Day Like a Holiday

Every person’s idea of the ideal holiday is different. Some people find the idea of caravanning across the country to be appealing, while others are attracted by the concept of camping in the wilderness. Others may feel inclined to recline…

The Somersaults of the Heart

On one occasion, Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the respected wife of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was asked, “Which du‘aa would Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) make the most when he was with you (in your…

Loving the beautiful Sunnah

Loving our Master, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is amongst the most integral factors of our Imaan. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has stated, “None of you has (perfect) Imaan until I am more beloved to him than his parents,…