AR: 814   
Message of Eid
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  AR: 813   
Martyrdom of Hadhrat Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 812   
Patience - Hallmark of the Prophet's Family
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  AR: 811   
Taraweeh - An introduction
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  AR: 810   
The inward proprieties of reading the Holy Quran
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  AR: 809   
Permissible things when fasting-II
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  AR: 808   
Permissible things when fasting
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  AR: 807   
Punishment on those who don't give Zakaat
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  AR: 806   
Benefits of giving Zakaat
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  AR: 805   
Taraweeh Timeline
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  AR: 804   
Zakaat is not Obligatory on minors and lunatics
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  AR: 803   
Excellence of Ramadhan - A short description
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  AR: 802   
Visiting graves on the 15th night of Shabaan
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  AR: 801   
How does Satan trap people?
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  AR: 800   
Why Mawlid an Nabi is not declared as Eid?
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  AR: 799   
The knowledge and wisdom of Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 798   
Mention of Mawlid an Nabi in the Holy Quran
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  AR: 797   
Takbeer Tashreeq and its rules
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  AR: 796   
Shariah ruling about making up missed fasts
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  AR: 795   
How to spend the last night of Ramadhan
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  AR 783 : The deliberate poverty of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)

 

The deliberate poverty of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)

 

It is clear from the words of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) that the highest (spiritual) stations can be achieved by intentional poverty.  For the just folk, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) actually demonstrated that with Prophethood, nothing else in intended except following the command of Allah Most High.

 

And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds.  Surah Shu’ara (26:109)

 

Here is a fine demarcation between those who are on the right path and those who seek to fill their own coffers….

 

It is mentioned in Shifa that once Jibreel (May peace be upon him) came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), conveyed the greetings of the Lord Almighty and asked:  Do you like that these mountains be transformed to gold and remain with You?

 

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  O Jibreel!  This world is the residence of those who don’t have anywhere else to stay.  It is the wealth of those who don’t have any other wealth.  It is garnered by those who don’t have any sense.

 

Jibreel (May peace be upon him) said:  O Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  May Allah Most High keep You steadfast on this.

 

It is mentioned in the same book that Hadhrat ‘Aisha (May Allah be well pleased with her) says:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) told me:  Allah Most High transformed the grains of sand and the pebbles of Makkah into gold and offered them to Me.

 

I entreated:  O Lord!  I don’t desire these.  My heartfelt desire is that I eat one day and stay hungry the next one, so that the day I am hungry I beseech You and ask of You alone and the day I eat, I thank You and praise You.

 

[Excerpted from Maqaasid Ul Islam, Vol. 5]


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