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on the 'Alaamaat' of Qiyamah

Wattaquu Yawman-turja ‘uuna fiihi ‘ilaallaah. Summa tuwaffaa kullu nafsim-maa kasabat wa hum laa yuz-lamuun.
“And fear a Day (that is, Qiyamah) when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be treated unjustly.”(2: 282).
The word Qiyamah appears 70 times in the Holy Quran. Allah the Almighty has also called it (Qiyamah) by many other names in the Holy Quran and each name shows an aspect of Qiyamah. For example, among others:
 1. As-Sa’a (The Appointed Hour) 2Al-Yaum-ul-Haqq (The Day of Truth, that is, the advent of such a day about which there is no doubt) 3. Al-Yaum-ul-Mal’oom (The Known Hour) 4. Yaum-ul-Aazifa(The Terrifying Day which is approaching),  5. Yaum-un-Assir (The Hard Day), 6.  Yaum-un-Azim (The Great Day),  7. Yaum-ul-B’ath(The Day of Resurrection),  8. Yaum-un-Talaaq (The Day of Meeting, that is, meeting with Allah the Almighty),  9. Yaum-ul-Jama (The Day of Assembly),  10. Yaum-ul-Khuruj (The Day of Coming Out, that…

‘Ilm-e-Ghayb’ and the Divine Signs

Signs of our Times
‘Innas-Saa-’ata la-’aatiyatul laa rayba fiihaa wa laakinna ‘aksaran-naasi laa yu’-minuun.– “Indeed, the Hour is coming - no doubt about it - but most of the people do not believe.” (Al-Mu'min, 40: 60).
Nowadays, we are seeing that time is passing so quickly and that all sort of problems are cropping up. We are suffering a change in nature and also a change in the human attitude and behaviour.
Consequently, we (as humans) are worried about our future. When we analyse the situation, we see how the world is being degraded and going to its lost: there are hypocrisy, power thirst, wars, strife, persecution against the weak, infidelity, bestiality, as well as atrocities, complicity and concealed tolerance for the crimes against humanity etc.
On the other hand, in alarming and uncontrolled proportions, there are all sorts of calamities of nature: heat wave, drought, fire, flood, famine, strange maladies (viruses etc.), earthquakes, cyclones and other catastrophes. This ten…

15 Shabaan 1435 Hijri: Shaab-e-Baraat

Today, June 13, 2014 is 14 Shabaan 1435 Hijri. In the Islamic faith tradition, 15th Shaaban is generally observed with devotional recitations, special invocations and solemn prayers  as Shaabe Baraat. In the course of his Friday Sermon today, theKhalifatullah Hadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Sahib (atba)of Mauritiusmade certain remarks on the subject, especially in the context of the ways in which many in the Ummah have deviated from the original spirit of these solemn occassions by transforming them into something else. 
Read the extracts from the Friday Sermon:
Before ending, I wish to address you some words on the Shaabe Baraat which is a night in the middle of Shabaan, and therefore tonight is the 15 Shabaan 1435 Hijri, when Nabi Kareem Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) used to spend his night in worship of Allah. The reason for this is that he was informed by Hazrat Jibreel (as) that when mid-Shabaan comes, the deeds of man goes up to Allah, and Allah through His Rahimiyyat forgives generously His se…

A Historic Jum’ah at Seychelles

Today Friday 06 June 2014,a historical Jummah by the grace of Allah (swt). After the registration of our Jamaat (Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Seychelles) here and by this divine blessing many Christians in Seychelles like (in Mahe, Praslin, La Digue and the other small Islands etc.) took baï’ats in the hand of this humble self, the Khalifatullah, and I hope that after my departure, all of you will continue this noble work and to spread this divine message which you have received during the one week’s work I am here. Insha-Allah.
Herein Seychelles most of the population is Christian, so before coming on my sermon of today, first of all I must thank all of you for welcoming me and my delegation here and all of you work have worked hard together with me and Allah has put His blessing in this noble work and now by grace of Allah the Jamaat (Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam) is registered officially in all islands of the Seychelles. And now we have our Managing Committee and a national president and w…

Khalifatullah visits Seychelles

About Seychelles
The Seychelles consist of 115 small islands scattered across a wide area of the western part of Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the equator.
The original French colonists on the previously uninhabited islands, along with their black slaves, were joined in the 19th century by deportees from France. Asians from China, India, and Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia) arrived later in smaller numbers. Widespread intermarriage has resulted in a population of mixed descent.
Creole, also called Seselwa, is the mother tongue of most Seychellois. Under the constitution, Creole, English, andFrenchare recognized as national languages.
Mahé, the largest island, is 29 km long and mostly about 3 to 6 km wide. It has a population of over 70,000. About half of the population lives in or around Victoria, which is the capital, and indeed the only town in the Seychelles (nothing else is bigger than a village). Praslin, the second-largest island, is 13 km long and has a population of about 5,000.…

'Laa Ilaaha Illallah': Essence of Islam

Do you not see that Allah has cited the example of the good word as a good tree whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches are high in the sky?
It produces its crop every season, as designed by its Lord. Allah thus cites the examples for the people, that they may take heed.
And the example of the bad word is that of a bad tree chopped at the soil level; it has no roots to keep it standing.
The verse of the Quran which I just read before you today, in a way or another is indicating to the Kalima Tayyeba, in an indirect way without the words “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” are being mentioned. In this verse, Allah (swt) “cited the example of the good word as a good tree”.
The good word which has been mentioned in this verse has been compared to a tree and the roots of this tree, is the proclamation of faith (Iman) which comes from within the depth of the heart of a believer; and its branches reaches the sky, and by this means, the good actions of a believer reaches the sky.
Like Allah (swt) says in …

Poem: A Prayer in Solitude

O Allah, open the door of the heart The mind has tried and tried and failed; not once has it succeeded. You are All-Powerful and lacking nothing; why do You delay? I am tossed between pain and pleasure; why have I not yet had a chance?
Have mercy, O Bountiful One! Take my mind at attention to the skies. The mind asks for false comforts, and does not know the reality. It hankers after worldly pleasures, and does not taste the nectar of the sound. What should I tell the mind, and how should I persuade it? It does not take to heart the words of my Rab The mind is strangely made; it does not love and care for the sound.
How can it escape the cycle of eighty-four? It does not repeat the Name of my Rab. I will be buffeted in this world, and will be dragged headlong to the regions of death. I have borne these sufferings for a long time. The mind does not heed and has forgotten. You are the Moving Spirit in all hearts, O Lord, why do You not call this sufferer to You? Except for You I have no other; You al…