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  1. Abu Fauzi

    On Contentment.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Contentment with the Decree of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, is one of the acts of worship of the heart. The Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "He has tasted the sweetness of faith: he who is content with Allah as his Lord, Islam as...
  2. Abu Fauzi

    Do Not Discard The Sunnah.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "Let me not find one of you, reclining on his couch, when he hears something regarding what I have commanded or forbidden saying: 'We do not know. What we found in Allah's Book...
  3. Abu Fauzi

    Are You That Successful?

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Prophet of Islam, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his wants and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him." (Sahih...
  4. Abu Fauzi

    Water As Shari'a.

    As-Salaam alaykum, In the context of taking word back to their original root(s) meaning, 'Water' and 'Shari'a' habe a very close relationship. For the Arabs of Muhammad's time, just as for the Jews in bibilical times, and for all people for whom water is precious and scarce, society revolves...
  5. Abu Fauzi

    Pure Tawhid In Ayat 163, Surat Baqra.

    As-Salaam alaikum, We have read it in ayat 163 of chapter 2 of the Holy Qur'an, where Allah Ta'ala says:-- "And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.'' (Baqra 2:163) On this particular ayat, in his Kashf...
  6. Abu Fauzi

    Allah Is The Friend...

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat/verse 257 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an reads:-- ''Allah is the Friend of those who have faith.'' (2:257) Their friend [Wali], their patron (maula), their ruler (wali) and their caretaker (mutawalli)-- all are alike in meaning. So, in effect this verse...
  7. Abu Fauzi

    Emulating The Ways Of The 'Ambiyaa.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- ''Indeed good manners, pious ways and adopting moderation are a portion from the 25 portions of Nubuwwah (Prophet-hood)''. -- Abu Dawud, No. 4776 Scholars are of the view that this...
  8. Abu Fauzi

    Be Not Forgetful Of Your Lord.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 190-191 of Surat Al-i-Imran of the Holy Qur'an (3:190/191), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "Assuredly in the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alteration of Night and Day- there are signs for possessors of cores. Those who remember...
  9. Abu Fauzi

    Pure Love For Allah's Sake.

    As-Salaam alaikum, From Anas Ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, Allah Ta'ala said :--"The most beloved of My worshippers to Me are those who love each other purely for My sake, who frequent the Masaajid, and ask forgiveness in the pre-dawn hours. These are the ones whom I would bring to...
  10. Abu Fauzi

    On Reciting The Qur'an.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Tawus related that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was asked : "Who has the best voice and best recitation of the Qur'an?" He replied : "The person whose recitation makes you feel he fears Allah." Tawus said : "Talq, may Allah be pleased with him, was a...
  11. Abu Fauzi

    Perfection Of Faith (Ihsan).

    As-Salaam alaikum, In the well-known Hadith reported in Sahih Muslim (1.37:hadith No. 8), otherwise known as Hadith of Jibril, alaihi Salaam, we have learnt that Ihsan (perfection of faith) is to "worship Allah as if you seen Him, and if you see Him not, He nevertheless sees you". Here, we...
  12. Abu Fauzi

    Two Essential Factors.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, related that the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, as part of a lengthy discourse said :- "No servant ever approaches the Almighty Allah in complete Sincerity except that Allahu, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala makes the hearts of the...
  13. Abu Fauzi

    Selflessness In Service.

    As-Salaam alaikum, It is related on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, concerning the ayat :-- "... AND WHO PREFER OTHERS OVER THEMSELVES, EVEN THOUGH POVERTY BE THEIR LOT." (Hashr 59:9) that "a man from the Ansar had a guest for the night but no food to offer him...
  14. Abu Fauzi

    Satan's Ruse.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, related that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said :-- "Satan comes to a person and asks : 'who created this? who created that?' He eventually asks: 'who created your Lord?' If he reaches such a stage, the person...
  15. Abu Fauzi

    The Prophet Advises Us..

    As-Salaam alaikum, Says the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, "Itba-s-sayiaat al-hasanah tamhooha.. Follow bad deed (you may have done) with a good deed, as it will erase it." (Tirmidhi) When you commit a sin, immediately follow it with 'astaghfirullah' : that will erase...
  16. Abu Fauzi

    Patience--Key To Happiness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Generally, patience is fighting all that the ego (nafs) likes. There are 3 types of patience :-- (1) Patience with physical discomforts, such as getting up on cold mornings for prayer, having cold water for washing, waiting in queue, being uncomfortable during illness...
  17. Abu Fauzi

    Stick to the Sunnah and Connect with Allah.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Sunnah is/refers to the commands, prohibitions, sayings, actions and tacit approvals of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an, in clarifying the nature of the Beloved Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam :-- "Your companion does...
  18. Abu Fauzi

    Meaning Of Death.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In a way, death means to be invisible in this world, to disappear from it and reappear un the Heavens. This is the meaning of death to the Awliya. Remembrance of that gives us more spiritual power. When your spirit leaves your body, it will immediately be in its Heavenly...
  19. Abu Fauzi

    Prophet Muhammad : The Universal Man.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is the most perfect manifestation of Universal Man. He alluded to this when he said :--"The first thing created by Allah was my light (nuri)" or "my spirit (ruhi)" - a hadith cited by Sufi Masters. And as observed by Imam...
  20. Abu Fauzi

    Wonders Of The Human Heart.

    As-Salaam alaikum, As observed by Sayyadi Muhyi al-Din Muhammad ibn Arabi (A. H 560-638/AD. 1165-1240), in his famous Futuhat al-Mkkiyya, when Allah created "your body, He placed within it a Ka'aba, which is your heart. He made this temple of the heart the noblest of houses in the person of...
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