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The Dunya has changed us all but not you!

May 27, 2014 1 comment

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In the time of Hazrat Umar ibn al-Khattab (radhiallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was made the governor of Shaam (Greater Syria, the Levant) since he had captured most of Shaam. At that time Shaam used to be a vast province constituting present day states Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. Shaam was a wealthy province. It was Rome’s favourite region.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) used to execute his responsibilities in Madinah. Once he was on an inspection visit to Shaam when he said to the governor:

“O Abu Ubaidah, I want to see the place where you live my brother”.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was thinking that Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) is the governor of such a wealthy province I should see how much he has collected for himself.

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) said why do you want to see my house? Because after seeing my house the only thing you will do is weep.

But Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) insisted and so they both set out for the house. They passed the main city and the residential areas.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) asked him: “Where are you taking me?”

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Its not far now”.

And then at the outskirts of the wealthy city of Damascus came the house of the Governor of Shaam Read more…

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

‘O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. The trunk of the date tree you would lean upon to deliver the sermon before the erection of the pulpit cried after you ascended the pulpit, saddened by your separation. You passed your hand over it and comforted it. O Messenger of Allah, your ummah has more reason than this date tree to cry over your separation.

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your status with Allah is so high that your obedience has been declared His obedience. Allah says, “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” (4:80)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. You are so great in the eyes of Allah that your mistakes were excused befoe you even requested pardon. Hence Allah says, “Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave?” (11:43)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your exalted rank with Allah is such that Read more…

Having Husn adh-Dhann (Good thoughts) towards Muslims

May 7, 2011 1 comment

Allah Most High has said,

إِنَّ بَعْض الظَّنّ إِثْم

Verily, some suspicions are sins… Read more…

“Road to Victory” Letter from Umar ibn al-Khattab

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The leader of the Mu’mineen speaks to us again through the thought-provoking letter written to the leader of the Muslim army in Persia.

This letter details exactly what this Ummah needs for success.

This tells us how we, as Muslims can bring ourselves back from the pitfall we’re in Read more…

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