Welcoming Ramadan

All thanks and glorifications belong to our Owner and Creator, Allahu tabaraka wa ta’ala, by right. He originated creation when it was not and sustained existence without the slightest stress. Every atom in existence proclaims His glory, acknowledging His perfection and His pure sublimity.

We thank Allahu subhanahu wa ta’ala specially for the greatest fortune of Iman and for the great grace of witnessing another blessed and sublime month of Ramadan. The sacred month of Ramadan is an opportunity, a rare and very unique favour from our most Gracious Lord, and every opportunity is an invaluable gem which a believer must never allow to be wasted at all.

The Prophet of mercy, our beloved Nabiyy, Rasulu-Karim Sayyidina Muhammad Mustafa (alaihi ‘s-salam) mentioned that only the aged ones know the value and bliss in youthfulness, only the bed-ridden and terribly sick know the value of health, and only the dead ones can truly perceive the value of life. So, those who can sincerely comprehend the blessing of this noble month of Ramadan are those who witnessed the last Ramadan but are now in the grave. They longingly hope to see another of this great month, the kings of all months, but fate, in its very strange ways has sent them to the cemetery. The living in reality are not very far from the dead, we are fortunate to see another month of grace and excuse from Allahu ta’ala, we need to struggle to maximize its gains to escape regrets when Qiyama (resurrection) comes.

TO EVERY BUSINESS A SEASON

Every business has its season and every season also has its peak. The farmers give up rest when rains come, the tailors are ever awake as Eids (Festival) approach and the politicians become restless as elections get near. The month of Ramadan is the season of believers, the true people of Iman who desires Allahu ta’ala forgiveness, love and pleasure, and who crave the higher stations in Jannat. Such true believers would put aside all plays, amusements and distractions, reduce their worldly businesses to the minimum and focus ibadats and services to Allahu ta’ala’s creation and giving up sins throughout the auspicious month of Ramadan. The saintly elders, past and present, see this as the ultimate sign of success. If we miss the other months out we have only lost something, but if we play with Ramadan sharif, we have lost everything. May Allahu ta’ala, barkat of Rasulullah (alaihi ‘s-salam), save us from temporal and eternal misfortunes, amin. Continue reading “Welcoming Ramadan”

ACT WELL YOUR SHA’BAN FOR A FRUITFUL RAMADAN

Auzubillahi min ash-Shaytanir rajim

Bismillahir Rahamanir Raheem

As we bid the auspicious month of Allah, the noble month of Rajab bye, and resume the exalted month of Sha’ban, it is imperative to mention few words from our learned and saintly past encouraging towards the proper efforts in Sha’ban to get a successful and accepted Ramadan. It is said that if our Sha’ban is not proper, our Ramadan can never be perfect or good enough. The most blissful month of Ramadan is nothing but a downpour of Allah’s mercy and invaluable gifts, the clouds of this Divine rains forms in Rajab, and the strong winds heralding the rains comes in Sha’ban.

  • Rain waters are collected in clean pots after rinsing the pots clean, the heart is the depository of Divine graces and the cleanser for the receptacle of the heart is Tawba, profuse and sincere Tawba. This is the foundation of every noble aspiration in our Deen and also our recourse at every junction of our spiritual journey. The saintly ‘alim and Mujahid, the noblest Imam, Shaykh Uthman bn Fundi al-Qadiri al-Maliki (rahimahullah) once mentioned that Tawba is the veil over the filth of our disobedience, our sins, and a veil over the inadequacy of our devotions. Tawba is the security for our past and an assurance for our future. Tawba is life after death, since hearts become dead and decadent with sins and their coming to life again is only through most sincere Tawba.

So, as we gradually journey through Sha’ban enroute Ramadan, it is most imperative to increase our prayers of Istighfar and returning often in repentance so that we arrive the noble month of Ramadan with a clean slate. Any prayers of Tawba from the sunnah would do, and we can as well use few of them interchangeably. Saying Astagfirullah, Astagfirullah, in hundreds or a thousand of times with attentive heart post salat throughout the month of Sha’ban would prove very beneficial. Other longer versions of Dua of Tawba are: Continue reading “ACT WELL YOUR SHA’BAN FOR A FRUITFUL RAMADAN”

Laylatul Bara’a

The Fifteenth Night of Sha’aban [Its Virtues And The Recommended Duties]

Auzubillahi min ash-Shaytani rrajim, Bismillahi ‘r-rahmani ‘r-rahim

     Bara’at night is the fifteen night of the blessed month of Sha’aban. That is, it is the night between its fourteenth and fifteen days. In the eternal past, before creating anything, Allahu ta’ala predestined, decreed all things. Of these, He informs His angels about everything that will happen during one year on this night. On this night also the Holy Qur’an descended on to the Lawhil mafuz. Rasulullah ‘salallahu alaihi wa sallam’ would worship and pray very much during this night.

     Of the greatest sayings of the noblest of Allah’s servants, Rasulu-karim Muhammad Mustafa {alaihi ‘s-Salam} and laylatul Bara’a the following are choosen to deepen our understanding of the reverence due to this night so that we use the night wisely in Ibadat and supplications.

    Our beloved Prophet, Sayyidna Rasulullah {sallallahu alaihi wa sallam} said;

  1. Jibrail (alaihi ‘salam) came to me and said, “Get up, perform Salat and pray! Tonight is the fifteenth night of Sha’aban.” Allahu ta’ala forgives those who respect this night. Only, He does not forgive polytheists, sorcerers, witches, misers, those who have alcoholic drinks, those who take interest and those who commit fornication.
  2. Know that Barat Night is an opportunity, a great fortune! For, it is a certain night. It is the fifteenth night of Sha’aban. Qadr night is very great, but it is not known for certain which night it is. Worship very much on this night. Or else you will repent on the Judgement Day!

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Beyond the Outward 1

The path of Sunnah leads to life
Without the Sunnah life is a waste
Embrace the Sunnah with all your hearts
This is the purpose and the goal

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

The last of Prophets Mustafa
Is the best example sent to man
The walking Qur’ani Habibullah
Is a model sent to all

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

The outward Sunnah should not be left
But the inward of Sunnah counts the most
The beauty of a shell counts for naught
When the nut is pure decay

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

The Pivot of Sunnah comes in three
Just like the Deen of Rasulullah
Iman, ‘Amal and Ihsan
The bases of Sunnah are just like this

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah
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Profuse Salawat for Mustafa
Is the basis of love never forget
Misers of the worlds fall behind
Any believer devoids of this

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

When a believer sends Salam
Upon the Sayyed-il Mursalin
The Angels reply with ten Salams

Ten of his sins are wiped away
And his maqam is raised in tens
You get as much as you are able to give
With Salawats light your path

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

When a believer makes Dua
Saying Salawat before he starts
And Salawat at the end
He’s sure of acceptance Masha Allah
Since Salawat is never repelled
What it covers is not repelled

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah
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Outward appearance of Rasulullah
Is surely an asset great indeed
What a honour without compare
Dressing and walking like Allah’s Habib
What a favour rare in life
Talking and acting like Rasulullah
If your dress is close to his
Your manners and reaction should be like his
You insult the Sunnah when you act
Against the Sunnah despite your dress
Rasulu Karim is the Prophet of mercy
O my brothers mind your beards

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Moral purity that baffles the world
Is the true reflection of Mustafa
Total forgiveness for friends and foes
Is the true reflection of Rasulullah
Clean appearance without a stain
Is the true reflection of Habibullah
Smile endearing that softens the hearts
Is the true reflection of Mujtaba
Tears of mercy for others in pains
Is the true reflection of Nurullah
The Sunnah appearance begins the journey

To be successful act like him

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

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The fruit of following Allah’s Habib
Is in your mercy for those he leads
The sign of success in life is this
Serving the Ummah of Rasulullah

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Love the Muslims with all your heart
And protect their honours without a fail
Believers are blessed in Allah’s estimation
Both the sinners and the saintly pure

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Seek the saintly and sit with them
Through their barkat get some light
Advice the sinners with endearing words
Never for once insult nor curse
He who calls a believer a kafir
Loses his Iman Subhanallah!

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Whatever you have here on earth
Think of the Ummah of Mustafa
With your knowledge and your strength
Assist the Ummah of Rasulullah
With your progenies and your wealth
Help the Ummah of Habibullah
Whatever you spend to raise his Ummah
Is an investment you’re sure to reap

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

As long as Allah keeps me alive
At your service Rasulullah
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With every mote of my being
At your service Rasulullah
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With all the blood in my veins
At your service Rasulullah
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With my progenies until the end
At your service Rasulullah
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With my knowledge and all I have
At your service Rasulullah
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May my parents and all they have
And my children and all my beloved
Become a Labaik just for once
At your service Rasulullah
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May the Angel take my soul
When my heart and body unite
At your service Rasulullah
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Hamd eternally to the Lord of all
Salat and Salam on Rasulullah
On his Sahabah and all his Ahl
And our beloved Mujaddidi
Ahmad ar-Rabbani the great Sila
On all our masters pure as gem
The Saintly heirs of Rasulullah
In their love I find my joys
In love for them I want to die
With the pure I want to rise
On the Day of Hisab Ya Karim
Along with them I want to pass
Through the bridge of Sirat
In their company I want to stay
Happy eternally in Jannat Firdaus
These are my wishes Ya Allahu
Through the rank of Rasulullah

La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illallah
La ilaha illa Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Curing the Heart

La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ila Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

Whenever a believer feels some pains
He rushes to a doctor for quick relief
The trials of Dunya is bound to end
Even if it lasts from birth to death

La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ila Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

The sickness of the body is of great concern
Despite the fact that man will meet his death
And that his body will rot away
With all its ailments becoming a dream

La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ila Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah

The sickness of the body are treated at once
And with a desperation rare in life
How many patients are there on the air
Flying to doctors in some countries far

La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ilallah
La ilaha ila Allahu
Muhammadur Rasulullah Continue reading “Curing the Heart”