If you dont forgive us oh! Allah, then who will ?

Clearing the misconceptions about graves in Markaz


seeing all the junk spread about markaz nizamuddin, i tried to give here a brief explanation about where are graves and the status given to them at markaz

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Did islam spread by Force and Terror

Zikr – Remembrance of Allah

there is no particular order as some people say these days that first we should read istegfar then durood then third kalima by giving some reasons, maybe their ulema have said so

what most elders suggest is
1. third kalima
2. durood
3. isteqfar, all for atleast 100 times


1. while doing zikr we should know the original meaning and understand the meaning of word in arabic(like subhanallah)
2. we should bring in our heart the meaning of arabic kalima and know the power behind that kalima (like allahuakbar), we should know how much great is Allah and what all Allah can do, and we should have importance of this quality of Allah in our heart while saying allahuakbar
similarly all the three tasbihs

– though we can do zikr without wazu, its good to do wazu and the best time for zikr is before ishrak in morning and after asar in evening.
– and when in jamath its better to complete our zikr before fajar namaz and complete bayan after asar before 20 minutes to magrib and do zikr, if not after isha according to time

Adab(way) of Ta’lim

the main aim of ta’lim(reading quran and hadith) is: that our heart should get inspired by quran and sunnah

there are two things here:
1. our heart should understand the importance of quran and sunnah
2. by listening to virtues and punishments we should build connection between the knowledge we have and what we implement i.e we must be able to do a deed when we listen to virtues and stop from bad deed when we listen to punishments

1. we should sit with wazu
2. we should sit with the importance of quran and hadith
3. we should listen with concentration
4. we should sit with intention that what ever we are listening inshallah we will implement them
5. we should sit with intention that we will spreaad what ever we are listening to others

-we should read each verse and hadith for 3 times, so that we understand it properly and it is sunnah (bukhari vol.1)
-we should read only what is written in book and should not give any self explanation unless meaning of word is not understood
-and when ever we hear the name of prophet mohammed(s.a.s) we should read salam


Aug 10, 2008

Some Quranic verses and hadith on importance of qualities

1. Emaan(believe):



1. The true believers are those whose hearts tremble with fear, when the name of Allah is mentioned, and whose faith grows stronger as they listen to His revelations and they put their trust in their Rabb, (Quran 8.2)
2. When Luqman, while advising his son, said to him: “O my son! Do not ever commit shirk (associating anyone else with Allah); surely committing shirk is the worst iniquity.” (Quran 31.13)
2. Namaz/Salah

1. Recite from this Book (Al-Qur’an) which has been revealed to you and establish Salah (Islamic prayers). Surely Salah keeps one away from shameful and evil deeds; and surely the remembrance of Allah (during your prayers and Allah’s mention of your name in response to your prayers) is the greatest of all deeds, Allah knows what you do.(Quran 29.45)

1. Jabir ibne-Abdullah (rz) narrates that Nabi(s.a.s) said: The key to paradise is salat and the key to salat is wudu. (Musnad Ahmed)
2. Anas(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: The comfort and delight of my eyes has been placed in salat. (Nasai)

3. Ilm and zikr (knowledge and remembrance)

Ilm (knowledge)


1. Can those who have knowledge (of Deen) and those who do not have knowledge (of Deen) be equal ? (39.9)
2. Do not mix the Truth with falsehood, or knowingly conceal the truth. (2.42)


1. Uthman ibne-Affan(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: The best among you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it. (Tirmidi)
2. Jabir(rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Knowledge is of two types:
1. Knowledge that penetrates into the heart, this knowledge is beneficial.
2. Knowledge, that is merely on the tongue; this will be Allah’s evidence against son of Adam. (Targhib)

Zikr (remembrance)


1. Allah(swt) says: Therefore remember me, I will remember you (2.152)
2. Verily, in the remembrance of Allah(swt) hearts do find peace and satisfaction(13.28)
3. verily Allah(swt) and his angels bless the prophet. O you who believe! Send your salawat on him and salute him with all respect (33.56)
4. O you believers – all of you – turn to Allah in repentance in order that you may succeed (24.31)


1. Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: One who remembers Allah excessively is freed from hypocrisy (Tabaran, Jami-‘us-Saghir)
2. Jabir ibne-Samurah (rz) narrates when Nabi (s.a.s) offered Salat-ul-Fajr, he would sit cross-legged where he was, till the sun had com e well up (Abu-Dawood)
3. Anas ibne-Malik (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: When you pass the gardens of paradise, graze to your hearts content. It was asked: What are the gardens of paradise? He replied: The gatherings for performing the Dhikr of Allah. (Tirmidi)

4. Ekram ul muslim (Respect to others)


1. O believers! Let no men laugh at other men who may perhaps be better than themselves; and let no woman laugh at another woman, who may perhaps be better than herself. Do not defame through sarcastic remarks about one another, nor call one another by offensive nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called by a bad name after being a believer, and those who do not repent are the ones who are the wrongdoers. (49.11)
2.O believers! Avoid immoderate suspicion, for in some cases suspicion is a sin. Do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another (to say something about another behind ones back that if one hears it, dislikes it). Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would abhor it. Fear Allah; for Allah is the Accepter of repentance, Merciful. (49.12)
3. O mankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you might get to know one another. Surely the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most righteous. Allah is All-Knowledgeable, All-Aware. (49.13)


1. Abu Huraira (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: You will not enter paradise until you become believer, and you will not be a believer until you love one another. May I not guide you to something by which you will love one another? Spread salam amongst youeselves (Muslim)
2. Abdullah ibne-Masud (rz) narrates Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Indeed from amongst signs of Day of Resurrection is that people will offer salam to others on basis of acquaintance only. (Musnad Ahmed)
3. Abdullah ibne-Umar (rz) narrates that Nabi (s.a.s) said: A man must not make another get up from his place and then occupy it himself. (Bukhari)
Amir bin Shoeb (rz) narrates that Nabi(s.a.s) said: One must not sit between two persons without their permission. (Abu Dawood)

5. Ikhlas (sincerity)


1. Yes! Whoever submits himself entirely to Allah and is good to others will be rewarded by his Rabb; he will have nothing to fear or to regret. (2.112)
2. No one dies without the permission of Allah. The term of every life is fixed. He that desires the reward in this world shall be given it here, and he that desires the reward in the hereafter shall be given it there. Soon We will reward the thankful. (3.145)
3. It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him. Thus, He has subjected these animals to you so that you may glorify Allah for giving you guidance, and O Prophet, give good news to those who do good to others. (22.37)


1. Abu huraira (rz) narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Indeed Allah does not look at your faces and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds. (Muslim)
2. Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah(s.a.s) said: Undoubtedly upon resurrection, people will be treated according to their intentions. (ibne-Majah)
3. Abu Firas Rahimahullah of the tribe of Aslam narrated that a person loudly asked: O Rasulullah! What is Iman? He replied: Ikhlas (sincerity) (Baihaqi)

6. Dawath and Tabligh (Invitation and conveyence)


1. And Allah invites to the abode of peace(paradise), and leads whom He wills, to a straight path (10.25)
2. Tell them plainly: “This is my(prophet mohammed(s.a.s)) way. I invite you to Allah with sure knowledge which I and my followers possess. Glory be to Allah, and I am not one of the mushrikin.” (12.108)
3. (O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (3:110)

How to bring these qualities in us

We know much about these qualities but how to bring the originality of these qualities in our hearts. The scholars say and what we see in our natural life is “ when we talk or study about a topic we begin to understand it more and more. For example when we study our syllabus of university, first time we read we don’t understand anything, if we give a second study we will know something. Similarly if we go on studying for more number of times we understand the concept better.

Therefore we have to study mainly about these qualities and try to understand them and bring them into our life.
How can we bring them into our life ?
The easiest procedure is:

1. Emaan :

1. We should study or listen to the stories which Allah(swt) has told in Quran, about the prophets and the pious people. How Allah(swt) has helped the prophets and the pious people. How the help came opposite to what happens naturally.

Allah (swt) helped musa (a.s) by giving way in the water.
Allah (swt) helped ibrahim (a.s)in the fire by making fire cold.
Allah (swt) saved ismail (a.s) by making knife rough and not cutting his throat.

There are many, similarly about the help which was done by Allah (swt) to sahabas.

When we study these things inshallah we will find our emaan increasing. And that increase in emaan will make us stand on the commandments of Allah (swt) and the ways(sunnath) of prophet Mohammed (s.a.s).

2. The second thing what we have to do is to do the Tabligh of these stories to others. When we tell about these things to others the truth will first enter into our heart. Its similar like a child studies and tells the answer to his teacher. The child is not teaching the teacher here but he is learning himself. So we should give more and more Dawah to others so that what I am telling reaches my heart first.

3. The third thing we should do is study the nature Allah (swt) has made, for Allah (swt) says in many verses in Quran .

31.29 : Do you not see that Allah causes the night to pass into the day and the day into the night, that He has subjected the sun and the moon to follow His law, each pursuing its course for an appointed term, and that Allah is well aware of all your actions?

31.31: Do you not see how the ships sail through the ocean by the grace of Allah so that He may show you some of His signs? Surely there are signs in this for every patient, thankful person.

When we study what Allah (swt) has made for us in this universe then we will understand that Allah (swt) is khaliq(creater) of us, and everything on earth and in the sky happens with the order of Allah (swt).

4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the originality of emaan in our hearts. Because we cannot get emaan from other source except to those Allah (swt) gives.
1.272 : O Prophet, you are not responsible for their guidance, it is Allah Who guides whom He pleases

Therefore after every prayer and when ever we do dua we should pray for guidance. The best time for prayer is tahajuth prayer in the last part of the night.
we should always follow these steps. Because our emaan keeps on increasing and decreasing.
2. Namaz

1. We should read virtues of namaz, its importance its usefulness to muslims.
2. We should do Tabligh of these things to others, as stated above when we give dawath the matter first enters into our heart.
3. We should strive to make our salah a true one as prophet mohammed(s.a.s) and sahaba had established. We cant go upto that mark but inshallah our salah will become good. For this we should check whether our outer actions like ruku, sajda, etc are made properly or not and we should also check whether our inner intentions are clear or not, whether we are remembering Allah(swt) during salah or not. And our khirath should be clear. And we should read Quran properly as it is to be read.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the originality of salah to us. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

3. Ilm and Zikr (knowledge and remembrance):

Ilm is of two kinds one is ilm of Fazail (virtues) and the other is ilm of Masail(how a deed is to be done). We should first know virtues of deeds, it means we should know what Allah (swt) is going to give if we do a good deed and we should also know the punishment for a bad deed. When we know this two things (virtues and punishment) then it will be easy for us to do good things and avoid sins.
Just knowing virtues of a deed is not enough, we should know how to perform a deed (Masail). For example there is Zakat, we know it is farz on muslims. Just knowing that Zakat is farz is not enough. We must know when it will become farz. Where the money of Zakat is to be spent and where it should not be etc.. So this Masail should be asked to Scholars or can be known from authentic books written on them.

To bring these things practically into our life, we have to do the following :

1. We should know the importance of gaining knowledge. This can be obtained by reading verses and hadith showing importance of knowledge.
2. We should do Tabligh of the importance of knowledge.
3. We should implement the knowledge we have in our real life. For example we know Salah is farz on muslims. Just knowing it is not enough. We should establish salah five times a day. And when ever we need to know masail we should contact scholars. Because doing a good deed with wrong method(not according to sunnah) is of no use.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to implement the knowledge we have. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

Zikr (remembrance):

Allah(swt) says : “ Therefore, remember Me, and I will remember you, be grateful to Me and never deny Me. ” (2.152)

“The one who remembers Allah(swt) is an example of living and who doesnot remember Allah(swt) is like an example of dead” (Bukhari, Muslim)

This verse and hadith shows the importance of Zikr, if Allah(swt) remembers us then who else is required. Therefore we should always do Zikr. For this we have to do these things:

1. We should know the virtues of doing Zikr, these can by gained from Quranic verses and hadith.
2. We should do Tabligh of these virtues and importance of zikr.
3. Scholars say we should atleast start Zikr by reading these things atleast 100 times in the morning and evening.
– kalima : “Subhan Allah, wal Hamdu lillah, wa La ilaha illa’llah, wAllahu Akbar, wa la Hawla, wa la Quwwata, illa billa ”
– Durood on prophet mohammed(s.a.s)
– Isteqfar [Seeking Forgiveness]
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to do Zikr all the time. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand.

By doing Zikr of Allah(swt) we get the love and fear of Allah. The love for Allah(swt) makes us to do good deeds. And the fear of Allah helps us to keep away from sins.

4. Ikram ul muslim (Respect to muslims):

We should always love a muslim. Today the biggest problem is lack of this quality in us. We do salam if we have any work or else we will not even ask about a person. When all the muslims unite inshallah that day whole world will be in the hands of muslims as it was during the time of sahaba.

1. We have to listen to the importance of respect to others, the virtues of respecting others and how sahaba used to love and respect each other though there were differences between them. We should know how prophet mohammed (s.a.s) respected and treated others, for he was the best of human beings.
2. Second thing we have to do is do Tabligh of these things, as said before first we will be able to follow it.
3. We have to respect elders and see that we become polite to others. We should respect our elders and love youngsters and everyone. We should have love for everyone and hate for none. We should never hate any one even a kafir for he can become a believer, but hate only their disbelief i.e we should never follow their disbelief nor their methods.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the ability to respect and love everyone. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand

5. Ikhlas (sincerity):

This is very important quality if we don’t have this, then all our deeds will go waste. This quality comes last into us after so much hardship and it will go first just with small mistake. So we should be very careful about sincerity to Allah (swt).

1. We should study the importance of sincerity from Quran and hadith. We should listen to virtues of being sincere.
2. We should to Tabligh of importance and virtues of being sincere, so that we become sincere first, inshallah.
3. We should check before doing any deed that am I doing this for Allah or to show off. Similarly we check between the deed and after completing the deed.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give the true ikhlas or sincerity. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand

6.Dawath & Tabligh (invitation and conveyance):

This ummath has been praised for this work. This is the special quality which Allah(swt) has blessed this ummah with.

(O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil – (Al-‘Imran:110)

The main purpose of Tabligh is : to correct ourselves by the procedure explained above and during this process of correcting ourselves we should convey message to others with intention that it is our requirement to follow Islam and when we convey our message to others we will be first to follow it, inshallah.

For we should remember our Tabligh is not the means for hidayah (guidance) of others.
But we should always keep in mind this verse “1.272: O Prophet, you are not responsible for their guidance, it is Allah Who guides whom He pleases”

Therefore our main intention while doing Tabligh should be about our guidance and we should convey our message to others and pray Allah (swt) for their guidance.

The process of getting this quality in us is:

1. We should listen to virtues and importance of Tabligh from Quran and hadith. And how sahaba did Tabligh leaving all of their worldly pleasures.
2. We should think that now there is no more prophet to come then who is going to spread Islam. Its our duty since Allah(swt) said it in Quran.
3. We should do Tabligh of these virtues and importance of Tabligh (It is must these days) to others. As said above when we say to others inshallah Allah (swt) will give us ability to follow first.
4. The fourth thing we have to do is pray to Allah (swt) to give us the ability to do Tabligh to the last of our life with sincerity. Indeed everything is in Allah(swt) hand

Avoding of the irrelevant:

In addition to these qualities another important thing we have to bring in our life is the avoiding of irrelevant things. That is we should avoid all irrelevant things which do not give any profit of deen(islam) or duniya(world).

Quran says: When they hear vain talk, they withdraw from it saying: “Our deeds are for us and yours for you; peace be on to you: we do not desire the way of ignorant.” (28:55)

Therefore we should do what Islam asks us to do; we need not bother about others methods. As today it is common for us to discuss about all things except Islam, this discussion is of no use. When ever we meet a friend we should talk only about relevant things which are useful. And our life should also become simple and we should use only those things which are required to us and which islam allows us, and avoid showing off.

Why these six qualities

Why these six qualities

These six qualities are nothing but six basic important qualities which sahaba had and every muslim should have in them. They should be brought into everyone’s life, so that following of complete islam is easy for us. Since if we think for few moments we will find that we are not able to follow islam because of lack of any of these qualities.

Therefore Luqman (a.s) advised his son about importance of qualities of a muslim. If we read complete sura-e-Luqman we will see that he was advising his son about these qualities only. Some are given for quick reference.

1. Regarding emaan.
31.13: “O my son! Do not ever commit shirk (associating anyone else with Allah); surely committing shirk is the worst iniquity.”

2. Regarding namaz:
31.17: O my son! Establish Salah

3. Regarding ilm and zikr :
31.21: When they are asked to follow what Allah has revealed, they reply: “Nay, we shall follow the ways upon which we found our forefathers”. What! Will they still follow them even though Shaitan invites them to the punishment of the blazing fire.

31.22: He who surrenders himself to Allah and leads a righteous life has indeed grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold; as the ultimate disposal of affairs rests with Allah.

4. Regarding Ikram al muslim :
31.18: Do not speak to the people with your face turned away, nor walk proudly on earth; for Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster.

31.19: Be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; for the harshest of voices is the braying of a donkey.”

5. Regarding Ekhlas (sincerity) :

31.16: Luqman further said: “O my son! Allah will bring all things to light, be they as small as a grain of a mustard seed, and be they hidden inside a rock or high above in the heavens or deep down in the earth. Allah is well aware of all things to their finest details.

6. Regarding Dawath & Tabligh:

31.17: O my son! Establish Salah, enjoin good and forbid the evil. Endure with patience whatever befalls you, surely this shows your determination in conducting the affairs.

Scholars say every parent should advise their children to bring these qualities in them as Luqman (a.s) did. So that he grows up with these qualities and becomes a true muslim.

The Six points of tabligh

The six points of Tabligh are:

1. Emaan : Our belief should be firm that “ There is no other to be praised except Allah, and Mohammed (s.a.s) is His rasool ”
-Its means that we should not do shirk (associating anyone else with Allah) and follow Islam according to sunnah of Rasulullah (s.a.s)

2. Namaz : We should establish salah which is a real one as Rasulullah (s.a.s) and sahaba had established.

3.Ilm and Zikr : We should gain knowledge. We should know Faza’il (virtues) of good deeds and also Masa’il (how to do deed). We should remember that just gaining knowledge is not enough.
According to hadees which means Allah will ask 5 questions on the day of judgment. One of the question in that will be “ How much did you implement on the knowledge you had ? ”.(Tirmidi)
Therefore we should do Zikr (remembrance) of Allah. So that Allah comes to our mind before every act. And we can judge what is halaal and what is haram. Are we doing good or bad.

4. Ekraam al-muslim : It means honoring our muslim brothers and sisters. It means we should benefit others by sacrificing ourselves. We should never think bad about them nor we should keep jealousy about our ummah. (Jealousy of Muslims is haram).

5. Ekhlas : It is our Sincerity towards Allah. What ever we do we should do only for the cause of Allah. According to hadees “one who offers salat, fasts, or gives sadaqa to show off has committed shirk”(Musnad Ahmed). So, what ever deed we do we should remember that Allah (swt) is watching us and we are doing the deed for Allah(swt). Its very important point or quality which is to be brought into our lives.

6. Dawah & Tabligh : Its our duty to invite and convey Islam to people of this world as our prophet Mohammed (s.a.s) is the last prophet, and no other prophet is going to come now. And prophet Mohammed (s.a.s) has been declared as prophet till the Day of Judgment. Then every muslim should think then who is going to call people towards Islam. We should spend all our wealth and health to spread Islam.

As Allah subhanawata’ala has declared in Quran about us :

(O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (Aal-‘Imran:110)


Allah says : Indeed Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger(Mohammed (s.a.s)) from amongst themselves,reciting unto them His verses(by means of these verses inviting them and advising them) and purifying them(of sins and their conduct) and teaches them the book(Quran) and Al-Hikmah(wisdom),before which they were in manifest error. (Aal-‘Imran:164)

It has been substantiated by the Qur’an and Ahadithe – sahiha (confirmed traditions) that the Ummah (followers) of the Last of the prophets (s.a.s), was Divinely deputed for the guidance of all peoples (nations) of the world.

Allah says : (O Muslims) You are the best of the peoples, you have been sent towards mankind, to enjoin good and forbid evil (Aal-‘Imran:110)

This verse clearly implies that the muslim ummah is the deputy to the prophet, in his ordained obligations of inviting towards righteousness,enjoining good and forbidding evil. Hence,the obligations entrusted to rasulullah(s.a.s) – invitation through recitation of the Quran,purifying people of undesirable qualities and teaching the book and wisdom – became the prime responsibilities of muslim ummah as well.

Therefore Rasulullah (s.a.s) taught his ummah to spend their life and wealth in inviting towards Allah, learning and teaching divine knowledge, remembering and worshipping Allah. The sahabah gave preference to the above deeds over all worldly preoccupations. They were trained to practice these A’mal (actions) under all circumstances with complete dedication, patience and forbearance withstanding all forms of difficulties and hardships. And they were taught to benefit others by sacrificing physically and materially.

In compliance with the command :
“And strive hard in Allah’s cause, as you ought to strive” (Al-Hajj: 78)

The sahabah strove in the manner of prophets with piety, austerity, discipline, self-sacrifice and giving preference to others. Thus, an environment was created in which emerged models of excellence, who became best of the ummah. The era in which the deeds of Rasulullah (s.a.s) were collectively practiced by the ummah was declared to be the Khair-ul-Qurun(the best of all the times, or the best period of ummah).

Then in successive periods, the religious elite of ummah spent their full effort and energy in fulfilling these prophetic obligations. The luminance of these self-sacrificing efforts is still illuminating in the world of Islam.

In these times, Allah placed in the heart of Sheik Muhammad Ilyas (rah) restlessness and anxiety over the erosion in Islam and burning desire to correct this state of ummah. In the view of religious elite of his times he was unique in this respect. He used to remain restless and concerned for the revival of all what was revealed to Rasulullah (s.a.s) by Allah in the whole world. He advocated, with resolute determination, that any effort for the revival of Deen can only be effective and acceptable when its done in the manner of Rasulullah (s.a.s)

Therefore, such Da’i (one who invites towards Islam) need to be developed, whose desires should be consistent in knowledge, action, thought, perception, passion, compassion and the manner of invitation to Islam – with the aspirations of prophets, particularly Muhammad (s.a.s). Not only should they posses a strong emaan and virtuous deeds, but their inner inspirations should be like those of prophets, they should cherish a fervent love of Allah and his fear.

In character and habits, they should adhere to Sunnah of prophet (s.a.s). Their love or hatred should be for the sake of Allah. The motivating factor behind their inviting to Islam should be a deep compassion and mercy for Muslims, and kindness for all the creation of Allah. The oft-repeated Devine principle for prophets. “Our reward is solely with Allah,” should be their hallmark. They should have no other objective except the pleasure of Allah.

They should have such a passionate desire for the revival of Deen in the world that it keeps driving them, away of their routines, in the path of Allah; while their lives and wealth becoming mere instruments in attaining this objective. There should be no notion of personal authority, status, wealth, property, honor and fame; not even a desire for personal rest and comfort. Whether sitting, standing, speaking, or walking; every act should be geared in this direction.

To revive the ways of Rasulullah (s.a.s) in this effort and bring all facets of life according to commandments of Allah and the sunnah of Rasulullah (s.a.s), and to equip those struggling in this path of Tabligh with the above mentioned qualities the six points were prescribed.

Aug 8, 2008

tabligh jamath, what on earth is this ?


Firstly may Allah forgive my mistakes, the farz and sunnah i leave and accept and help me in my effort in explaining this amazing effort in islam.

Inshallah i will try my level best to clear all your doubts, which will be possible only if Allah gives me strength.

I want people to come to a conclusion, rather than jumping here and there with their baised ideas and informations, Islam is complete, there is no doubt in it. Truth is clear from error. Islam is either do or die, there is no middle game in islam. so as the tabligh is a part of islam, it is that it should be either good or evil, there is no middle path in it.

i would request especially brothers on sunniforum who occasionally show their hatred and malice towards tabligh, to partcipate here without hiding their identity,

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jazakallahu khairan

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1. Take form no.2 (for miscellaneous service), along with this u also get personal details form.
2. Fill in the forms.
3. Attach copies of memos(tenth, intetr, degree), provisional, degree. Hey but now they do ECNR even if u have tenth memo lolz, during my time u had to b graduate for getting ECNR.
4. In case ur present address is different from permanent address then u should show 1 year proof of present address.
5. Now go to token counter and take the token number.
6. In the passport office u will have a file on which ” re-issue passport ” will be written, take that file keep ur form and copies of memos etc and tag them.
7. Wait for ur token number to be called, then u have to show ur originals to the officer, he will take ur form and original passport and ask u to wait.
8. when all the forms are taken then he will call ur names again, at that time u have to go and pay the amount of Rs. 300 for ECNR
9. Your passport will be issued back in 3 or 4 days.

thats it, dont go to agents and waste ur money, its so easy

The way of tabligh jamath – Qadianis conversion


you can download (urdu) it here: Download

The way of tabligh jamath- by Makki Al hijazi


And see the strength of the Prophets, that is why the scholars say the one who is Da’i (who calls towards Islam), who does tabligh, who calls towards deen, then he also requires that strength that he should learn from the sunnah of Prophets, that they don’t argue

It is not that u get angry, otherwise u say to a man u r a human, u r not the prophet and u r telling lies. And the prophet is with same calmness, strength and they say “our Rab knows it; we are really the Prophets of Allah”

And also listen to this “ our duty is to clearly explain u about Allah, that’s it”. If u don’t want to accept, its ur wish.

That’s why the mufassireen has written, if the kafir gave a thought just on the dawah of Prophets they would understand everything. That they don’t take any income for that, they don’t take anything from us and still they are giving us a message, then why will such a man tell lies.

How many people are there in Europe, America and in the countries of Africa, and the far away countries, when the people of tabligh jamath reach them and when those people see them, they meet them, they ask them why u have come, ticket is urs, food is urs, sleeping material is urs and everything u require u bring urself. And when they say we have come with some message, we have brought the message of Islam. We want that all the our brothers and sisters who are human should be saved from hell, we have come for u . Then those people will startled.

In the same way once people of tabligh jamat went to a place, they saw a masjid, It is the habit of those poor people where ever they go they stay in masjid. And some people don’t allow them to stand in masjids, may Allah guide them, then they will search for the other places and make their own arrangements.

However when they went there, the masjid was of qadianis, because this fitna is spreading all over the world today may Allah forgive us. Yesterday I was reading this was the news from India that a woman sold her child for 4000 rupees. That mother who cant bear her poverty and sold her own child, give her 2 lakh rupees and make her qadiani, Christian what ever u like.

Now u see in countries like bosnia, chechan and where ever muslims are being killed in the name of war. And their small children, who are taking them, Christians, ngos,.
Christians and they even show sympathy, see these are small children and they will die. Have they come to show sympathy ?. but when they take a milk drinking children what do u think when he grows up he will become muslim.

You stay here(Mecca) , , it’s the greatness of Allah, u r doctor, u have good salaries, u have respect and u have vehicles and everything. In this period how many people did u deliver the message of islam.

In NGO’s there was a woman who came to Afghanistan and worked and she made 90,000 afghanis Christians. Did u ever thing what our women do sitting in the house. Ah yes, we have salaries, we work and then go and sleep. Bring food eat and sleep.

We are the slaves of our stomach, and we want all luxuries.

May Allah shower His blessings, what have Prophets gone through, say with emaan, u go to some one and u say to him I came to give u dawah of deen, and he says go u liar. What will u go through, bring this thing into ur mind. U will read quran and go way oh! They said Prophet was a liar.

I mean the Prophet of Allah, in ur country just say to a scholar that he is telling lies, one scholar or tell to a small political leader that he is telling lies, by evening ur clan will not be found in that area (5.39)

What will be the greatness of Prophets of Allah, that a person is standing in front of him and saying ur a liar and the Prophets are saying “ ok! Even if u don’t agree my Allah knows I am the Prophet”. And we have come to u to give a message. So when the people of tabligh jamath went to that masjid, the imam first didn’t accept but later he permitted. He said “ u can stay in my masjid but since we are qadianis and ur Ahle-sunnat and ur against our madhab, ur not going to do any tabligh, any dawah or read anything in my masjid, u can just stay just for a night, and this masjid was in around Canada. They said its ok.

The amir said see we cant give dawah here, in the morning where we go we will do dawah but in the tahajjuth cry and pray for this people infront of Allah. And do dua for this imam, see how nice person he is, he has atleast allowed to stay for a night. And now in tahajjuth all are crying and the imam sahib is seeing them by hiding and he thought why they are taking my name. why they are doing dua for me.

After three days they said , wassalamua’laikum we are going. The imam said, ok! If u don’t tell to anybody then I will also come with u for one or two days. He went with them. In the night he saw a dream and he was said “ till now u didn’t understand what is truth and what is false “ and he got up crying and immediately he read shahadah and became muslim. That one person then did work of deen among all the people who came to that masjid and the families around masjid who became qadianis and with the work of that one imam many families became again muslim

Moulana Sa’ad bayan with malaysian translation


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Terrorism and Tabligh


NEW DELHI: Maulana Mohammed Ilayas, who exhorted Muslims to become true Muslims ( Aye Musalmano, Musalman bano ), founded Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) in 1920s in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. TJ has since emerged as a leading Muslim revivalist movement with presence in nearly 80 countries.

Though it is difficult to put a number to the growing Tablighis, some idea about its reach and influence can be had from the fact that at least 100 of their Jamaats – each comprising 10 to 12 members – fan out of the Markaz (the international headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin) to different parts of the country, and overseas every day.

Throughout its seven-decade existence, Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) has sought to discreetly go about its business – which requires its members to travel to different places for missionary activities.

But, now that it has come under international scrutiny for alleged links to global terror, TJ has turned somewhat introvert, wary of too much contact with the outside world.

The Markaz, which is stone’s throw from the mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, is a four-storeyed structure with space for prayers on all the floors. It has a modest office, a madarasa and rooms for guests from India and abroad.

The complex remains cramped, and is packed to capacity throughout the year. The third floor of the complex is exclusively for foreigners.

It is from the Delhi Markaz that Jamaats (groups) are sent across the country to remind Muslims of the need to persist on the path of Allah.

The duration of a Jamaat work varies from three to 40 days. During tours, they remain inside mosques and go door-to-door, asking people to come for prayers and listen to bayan (sermons), so that they develop the urge to follow the path of salvation. Every Jamaat is led by a leader or Emir.

The Markaz keeps a record of every Jamaat in the country, and is a strongly centralised group headed by a two-member Shura. The Shura comprises Maulana Saad Kandhalawi and Maulana Zubair.

The destination of a Jamaat is decided through Mashwara (consultation) with the Shura.

Tablighis say that Sunati Rasullaha (Prophet’s way of life) is the Jamaat’s code of conduct. While dress code isn’t binding, they prefer to clothe themselves in the style of the Prophet: Loose overalls.

While the Tablighis claim that anybody can join a Jamaat, the process, in reality, is cumbersome: A prospective member must have his identity verified from his local mosque.

Maulana Yousuf Saloni of the Delhi Markaz describes Tabligh centres as spiritual hospitals. “Why do you go to a hospital? Hospitals treat medically unwell people. Similarly, we treat spiritually sick people.”

Asked about the alleged Tablighi connections of Kafeel Ahmed, who was pulled out of a burning jeep in the failed UK terror plot, Saloni says, “You can’t understand religion in days or weeks. It takes years to understand religion. These terrorists don’t understand the message of the Almighty and resort to violence. They have no understanding of the religion, that’s why they are bringing a bad name to religion.”

According to Saloni the hard times facing the Muslims worldwide is God’s way of teaching them a lesson. “They are moving away from God and his religion, and are hence being subjected to humiliation, suspicion and disgrace, all over the world.”

Most people who come to the Markaz are well off; it is not an organisation of illiterate and poor; among its main promoters are well-known religious scholars, businessmen, executives, professors, doctors, engineers, government servants and students.

A Tablighi says, “Let me give you an example of what Tabhligi life is like: we have a member, who retired as chief vigilance officer of the DDA. At the time of his retirement, he had nothing – no car, no house, even as his juniors have amassed ever material comfort. A Tablighi remains steadfast on the path of Allah and does not seek personal fortune.”

Twenty-one-year-old Shahid Azam from Gorakhpur says there’s no reason for one to believe the propaganda against Tabligh.

Of the Tablighis, he says, “They are trained to be mild-mannered. What they will do is just greet you, and enquire about the reasons of your absence from the mosque, and ask you to come to the mosque for prayers.”

While most members are reluctant to speak to the media, Dawood, an Ethiopian, is more candid. He says that TJ is about religion and nothing else. “The Jamaat will come to you. They will tell you some disciplines of Islam – how a true Muslim should live.”

He says that whatever is being done in the name of Jihad is terrorism.

“This has put us in deep trouble. People don’t trust us. I have come to Delhi from Hyderabad, to renew my passport. But, nobody is willing to give me a hotel room. It is clearly mentioned in Quran, come what may, you can’t attack non-combatants, women and children. There is no religion that tells you to kill innocent people. The business of international terror is for land and not religion.”

Saying’s of Moulana Ibrahim Dewla


I begin in the name of Allah

These are some of the notes i happen to write in the speech of Moulana Ibrahim Dewla. This speech was delivered in the gathering where there were almost all of the elders of various states all over India.

Ml. Ibrahim Dewla is the top scholar of tabligh

and the people he was talking to were those who spend their lives in tabligh

SubhanAllah what type of words he is telling to them

1. Jahalat ka muqaabla akhlaq say karo

(When some one talks to you in a bad way, then behave with him in a well manner)

2. Burai ko bhalai say duur karo

(When you see something bad(commiting sin) in a person, then remove that bad habit with good words)

3. Ye kaam vasila hai, asal kaam sunnat aur shariah pay chalna hai, jaisay wazu vasila hai namaz ka

(The work of tabligh is a means, while the important work is to follow sunnah and shariah, just as doing wadhu is a means for praying salah)

4.  Kaam may Quality hona chahiye, quantity nahi (yes, he said those words in english 🙂 )

(There should be quality in work, not quantity)

5. Deen may jitni qhobi paida ki jaasakti hai, karna chahiye

(We should try to reach the highest possible status in islam)

6. Apnay sathi kay andar sifaat lana, bahut badi zimmedaari hai

(Bringing the qualties of islam in our friends is a very great responsibility)

7. Jiskay paas Taqwa hai, unka kaam khubool hoga

(Who has fear of Allah, only their work is accepted)

8. Vasail ko karna hai taakay asal tak pahunch jaaye, agar vasail may hi pad jayengay toh phir deen ek rasam banjayega, jo sirf dikhanay kay khabil hoga.

(We should adpot means(work of tabligh) to reach the target(following sunnah and shariah), if we just follow means, then islam will become ritual, which will be just for showing others)

9. Hamaray pass sachai hai, dikhawa nahi, isi ki inshaAllah Allah tareef karega

(We have the truth, not showing off. Allah will inshaAllah praise this)

10. Kaam phaylana alag hai, aur jaan padna alag hai, hamay kaam may jaan chahiye. Mawiya RaziAllahu anhu kay zamanay may deen khoob phela, lekin Umar RaziAllahu anhu kay zamanay may jaan thi. Hamaray kaam may jaan ho

(Spreading the work is a different thing and developing potential in the work is a different thing. In the time of Mawiya RaziAllahu anhu, islam was spread very much. But in the time of Umar RaziAllahu anhu there was potentiality in islam. We need potential work)

11. House may paani jaha say jaata hai, waha mehnat karna chahiye

(The place where the water leaks from the tank, we have to work on that part)


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12. doh mahinay isliye hai, k sathi apna kaam basirath kay sath karay

(one should spend 2 months in markaz, so that they can be able to do work with understanding)

13. doh mahinay dawat aur khidmat kay liye hai

(2 months are for giving dawah and to serve)

14. Yaha loug kaam samajnay aatay hai, toh unko samhalnay waalay chahiye

(People come here to understand tabligh, so we need people to server them)

15. Jab logoun ko kaam samjao gay, toh nustath paida hogi deen ki

(When you teach people about the work of tabligh, then they will also help in spreading the islam)

16. kaam waha accha hoga jaha koi poochnay wala nahi

(The work will be done better, where people dont even ask you)

17. Mehnath magsad kay liye hoti hai, mehnath mehnath kay liye nahi hoti. Tabligh chalnay phirnay kay liye nahi, deen ko zindagi may laanay kay liye hai

(The work is done to get some result, work is not done just because we have to work. Tabligh is not just for moving here and there, its to bring islam in our lives)

18. kaam ho na ho, ummat phatna nahi chahiye.

(Even if the work of tabligh is not done, one shouldnt divide ummah)

19. Allah say kaam ki basirath maangna chahiye

(We should ask Allah for understanding of tabligh)

20. Bayroon ka safar shouk kay liye math karo, warna jamath tut jaye gi

(Do not travel to foreign countries just for your liking, else the jamath will not function properly)


Tabligh and tasawwuf


Very nicely explained by Moulana Nazim mangera


When we talk about Tabligh, we talk about the most important aspect of it which is going to individuals and meeting them at their places. How does Tasawwuf incorporate this in their day to day activities when this was the main responsibility of every prophet i.e. going to the people.

When TJ folks don’t see that in Tasawwuf and they understand the importance of it, they don’t give as much attention to doing bayt with a shaykh.

They feel that the purpose of Tasawwuf which is Tazkiyah can be attained through Tabligh so they don’t feel the need to do bayt.

So folks….stop whining about Tabligh Jamat not doing enough of Tasawwuf because they are doing much more Tasawwuf than what Tasawwuf folks are doing for Tabligh.

Dua of Moulana Zubair

once in a markaz, there was gathering of all elders of india

so Moulana Zubair came for dua at end and a near meaning of his dua….

The words he began with …..” Ya Allah, jitnay badhay is kaam may thay sub ek ek kar chalegaye, jitnay safaid dadi walay thay, sub ek ek kar chalyey gaye.. ya Allah ab sirf ginti kay chand loug rahgaye hai..pata nahi ye b kab jamay jhod kar chalejayengay… (Ya Allah, all the elder people of this work have went away, all those have white beards are going away one after another, now there are just a few countable people alive, we dont know when they will also leave us )

By now all the people in the top floor(which was completely filled) were crying very sadly.

Then he continued.. ” Ya Allah ab tuhi hamari hifazath farma… Saari duniya is waqt hamay dekh rahihai, sari duniya ki nazar is waqt hamper hay, har koi ham per ungli utatha hai (Ya Allah, please save guard us, the complete world is watching us, everyone points out fingers at us(well, he didnt mean pointing out the errrors of indivduals)) “

then he said this world, which are crystal clear in my mind and inshaAllah will be in future

He said.. ” Ya Allah, yaha jitnay loug hai.. unay kuch takleef hoti hai… kuch parayshani hoti hai… toh apnay ghar chale jatay hai, apnay ghar waloun say usay banth tay hai,ya hamay suna detay hai.. ..dil halka hojata hai… Lekin Ya Allah… hum kaha jaye… hum toh yahi per hai.. hum kiskay pass jaakar hamarai takleefoun ko bataye ya Allah.. hamari toh sunnay wala koi nahi hai…bus tu hi hai.. ya Allah. (Ya Allah, the people who are here, if they have worries and pains, they will go to their families, they will share it with their families or they will share with us, their heart will become light. But ya Allah.. where should we go..we are always here.. where should we go and share our worries and pains.. to whom should we tell obout our worries and pains.. there is no one to listen to us.. only You are there ya Allah)

really who is there to listen them

Imam Suhaib Webb (Maliki) on tabligh

My wife is pushing me to go with Tabligh! Who are they and what to do?

Answered by Imam Suhaib Webb

“My wife is constantly bothering me about going with Tabligh Jamat? I do other acts of goodness and don’t really want to join these people. At times she starts to drive me crazy and says I need to do something for the ummah? Please give me some background on this group and tell me how to deal with my wife?”

Tabligh’s Beginnings

Tablighi Jamat represents one of the great efforts to revive the faith of Islam in the hearts of Muslims. Their founder, Mawlana Ilyas (may Allah have mercy on him) was a man of great piety and concern for the Umma. His father was Mawlana Muhammad Ismail (may Allah have mercy on him) who, although a great learned man, was known for drawing water from wells, serving travelers and then offering two rakats of shukr to Allah for blessing him to serve them. He died in 1896 and his funeral prayer was so crowded that it had to be repeated. Shortly after his prayer, a pious man saw him in his dream saying, “Send me off soon. I am feeling ashamed The Holy Prophet is waiting for me.”

His mother, Bibi Safia (may Allah have mercy on her) memorized the entire Qur’an and was known for reading 10 Ajza (parts) of Qur’an every day during the month of Ramadan. She was known for her piety and reverence in worship. She was not only a worshiper of Allah, but she was a Murabiyah, who built and nurtured the young Mawlana and watered him from the blessed spring of Islam. Once, seeing something great in her son’s future, she said to him, “Ilyas, I feel the aroma of the holy Companions in you.” She used to place her hand on his back, and would say, “How is it that I see figures resembling the holy Companions moving along with you?”

The blessed fruit of these noble parents, Mawlana Ilyas, was born in 1885. It was in this home that the Mawlana was raised and nurtured on faith and actions. Once, the Mawlana, describing his grandmother, stated that she had become so engrossed in her worship and dhikr that she stopped eating. It was said to her, “You are old and weak and must eat!” She responded, “I draw sustenance from my tasbihat (remembrance of Allah).” Thus, the young Mawlana was surrounded by pious examples of people who were so attached to Allah that the world attached to them.

The Mawlana memorized the entire Qur’an at a young age and continued his studies of different Islamic sciences. He was known for having an intense presence about him. One day his teacher said to him, “When I see Muhammad Ilyas, I am reminded of the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them).” He was known for a strong intellect and excelled his peers in all of his studies. He had a number of great teachers and was blessed to study the works of Bukhari and Tirmithi; however, he was struck by an illness which led to his increase in studies and spiritual devotion.

In 1910 he assumed a teaching position at a famous school. After the death of his two brothers, and almost his own, the Mawlana moved to Dehli and began to teach. There he witnessed the horrible conditions of the Muslim Umma. In fact, it is well known that the Muslims there had adopted Hindu names, forgot their prayers and observed Hindu rights and festivals over their own. Under these conditions the heart of this saint pushed him to act. It was not sufficient for the Mawlana to focus solely on himself, but his true devotion to Allah and the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him pece) led him to openly address the ills of the society. Thus, like the famous scholars before him, he not only focused on the purification of his soul, but the purification of his society and the Muslims around him. Thus, he was led to open a number of schools and educational institutions that focused on reviving the core Islamic teachings amongst the people. It was through this effort that Tablighi Jamat was born.

I’m sure many of our readers are wondering, why the long answer. Let me state that I felt it was an obligation to give them a small glimpse into the life of one of the greatest reformers our Muslim nation has seen in the last 200 years.

Summary of Tablighi Jamat:

Tablighi Jamat is a movement designed to bring faith back into the lives of the Muslims. They focus on five major duties and travel to different locations in order to spread the message of faith and dawa (calling to Allah) to other Muslims. They serve as one of the important alarm clocks whose job is to awaken a sleeping Umma, and remind it of its noble position and tasks. Members are encouraged to go for 3 days in a month, 40 days in a year and, if possible, 4 months in a lifetime.

Answer to the question:

Akhi, I think you should be happy that your wife is complaining that you’re not making dawa, praying, or doing enough for Allah’s deen. It sure beats hearing someone complain about the bills, not having the latest Visa Platinum or a new SUV etc. In fact, such a wife is one of the greatest gifts of Allah. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “This world is nothing but goods. And the best thing in this life is a righteous wife.” Thus, instead of being angry at your wife, you should praise Allah that he has blessed you with her and she is encouraging you to look after your faith.

As was mentioned earlier, Tablighi Jamat serves as one of the many alarm clocks that Allah has used to wake up this umma. There are many such that are working to benefit others and do good in society. All of these groups have good and bad qualities, thus, what is obligated is to follow the truth. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Wisdom is the lost property of the believer.” Thus, one should approach these different groups as one would a fruit garden, examine the fruit and take what is good, If you are able to correct the wrongs found in these groups, based on sound knowledge and wisdom then you should do so. In addition, one of the dangers that any group possesses is a blind fanaticism (ta’assub) which, at times, causes splitting and hatred to appear in the hearts of the believers. It is important to realize that these groups are mere custodians of the umma and not vice versa. Thus, if you are not comfortable with Tabligh, then try and work with another group in your city or location. Islamic work is needed today in the West more than ever. Thus, work with groups who cling to the way of the sunna, avoid extremes on any side, and seek Allah’s assistance.

As for your wife, mention to her the story of Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him): Once a man from the people of renunciation (zuhd) sent him a letter, chastising him for not fasting enough, praying in the night or wearing shabby clothes. The Imam responded by saying, “Allah has distributed actions amongst His servants as He has distributed their sustenance.” Then he mentioned how Allah has placed the love of certain types of worship (ibada) in the hearts of His servants. Thus, you would have a person who loved seeking knowledge, one who loved zuhd and another who loved dawa. The Imam finished his letter by saying, “I have no doubt that you’re on good from your Lord and I’m on good from Him as well.” Thus, you can explain to her, it is very normal for one to be inclined to a certain type of Islamic group. Then, explain to her where your heart leads you and perhaps try to compromise. One night a week you can attend different programs together as a family. Thus, one week for her flavor and the next for yours.

Finally, nicely remind your beloved that it impossible for anyone to know what is in the hearts of Allah’s servants. Thus, if you do something good, she should assume the best and avoid the whispers of Shaytan. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Be careful of suspicion. For, indeed, it is the worst type of speech.”

A Few Points:

1. Mawlana Ilyas (may Allah have mercy on him) did not appear out of a vacuum. Like so many other great luminaries of our umma, the Mawlana was surrounded by wonderful parents who encouraged him to be a great Muslim. Thus, our brothers and sisters should focus on raising the next Imam Shafi’i, Malik or Salah al-din. Therefore, try to teach your children about the Sahaba (may Allah be well pleased with them). Then ask them to choose their favorite. Try to encourage that child to emulate the characteristics of that Sahabi. But remember that the most important lesson they will learn, are those that illuminate from the parents.

2. True tazkiyah leads one past mere focus upon the soul. A true servant of Allah is also concerned with the conditions and situations around him. Ibn Kathir relates that once Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “Who is better? One who stays away from others, or one who mingles with others and continues to worship Allah?” Umar said, “Those who mingle with others, put up with their difficulties and continues to worship Allah, “Indeed, they are those whom Allah has tested their hearts for Taqwa.” At the same time mere actions with no inner connection are like an empty cup. Thus, Mawlana Ilyas represented a rare balance of a person. He had a personality built on sound knowledge, sound tazkiyah and sound actions.

3. It is important to realize that the Ahl-Sunna is very wide. It is very dangerous to declare different groups out of Ahl al-Sunna based on one’s mere love for their group. Thus, such issues should be left to the scholars. One thing that one should do is not merely listen to what others say about certain scholars such as Imam Ghazali or Ibn Taymiyya. It is always better to read about their lives and understand the historical and cultural realities that they dealt with.

4. In general it is important to realize that people are different when it comes to different acts of worship. Thus, a truly wise person recognizes this and tries to facilitate the needs of his or her family or community. It is important for MSA’s and masjids to organize programs that benefit all community members. We must move past group politics and work towards realistic unity.

5. The state of the heart is known only to Allah. Thus, questioning another’s intention is something that should be avoided. The great knower of Allah, Junaid (may Allah have mercy upon him), said, “Ikhlas is a secret between Allah and His servant. No angel knows it, nor can any shaytan overcome it.”

6. The virtue of having a pious good fearing wife.

I ask Allah to protect us from ta’assub (blind fanaticism) and hatred. I ask Him to unite the hearts of the umma and make us as one body.

And Allah knows best

Suhaib Webb

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