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Ramadan Our Gateway to Ascension

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
“Allahummah Bariek lana fie Rajab Wa Sha’baan wabaliegna Ramadan".
"O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."
الحَمْدُ لِلَّه  ثُمَّ  الحَمْدُ لِلَّه
Wa Ba'd:
Ya Ayyuhal Ladinna Ammanu! It is said that Ibadah without “the presence of the heart” is of no avail and that Almighty Allah’s words, which are addressed to all mankind and not to one people, should be studied with the heart and tongue in absolute accord. Our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam said: “It is not a sixth nor a tenth of a persons devotion which is acceptable to Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala, but only such portion thereof as he or she offers with understanding and with

Review on " Expierience the flow"by Jasmine Khan

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The author was inspired to write this motivational and practical guide book when she became enlightened very late in her life after realising she was carrying the baggage of unresolved feelings and recognising that she was harbouring anger. The person who pointed out her “toxic” feelings guided her to the door of hope and as she took baby steps in ridding all negative feelings she experienced a transformation of emotional healing.

 

She reflects and writes about “spring cleaning your heart” as part of clearing out the emotional blockages. While dealing with negative emotions, a ten day emotional detox plan is necessary to reclaim one’s true self. She says: “All feelings are normal. However, the behaviour as a result of those feelings is not always acceptable”. Anyone can follow this detox plan to experience the flow of inner transformation while getting rid of feelings of regret, guilt, doubt, fear, confusion, frustration, disappointment, being envious, anger and feelings of loneliness.

SELECTED TALKS by YUSUF DA COSTA 24. The abuse of our wives

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We ask Allah that He must strengthen our Islam and guide us in what we do and provide support for us, and that this Jumu’ah must be for us an important step in our development as Muslims. We ask that all the things we do and all the different kinds of ibadat must be steps towards Him.  All our activities as human beings must be for Him and must be towards Him.  That’s the only way that we can get our Islam right. That is not in fact what I want to talk to you about today.

On a previous occasion I had told you:

(a)The story of Alqamah, the Companion, who was unable to say لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللهِ (La ilaha illallah Muhammadur rasulullah: there is no god other than Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah) on his death bed because he had preferred his wife above his mother. He was only able to say these words once his mother forgave him.

THE BIRTH OF OUR BELOVED MUHAMMAD SALLALLA HU-ALAIHI-WASALLAM

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BISMILLAH-HIRRAHMAAN-NIRRAHEEM
(IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFUL)
THE COMING OF A PROPHET
IT WAS A BRIGHT MORNING WHEN AT DAWN
A BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY WAS BORN

THIS LONG AWAITED AND ANTICIPATED BEING
THE LIKES OF WHICH NO-ONE HAD EVER SEEN

HIS ENTRY INTO THIS WORLD WAS MET WITH WONDER

’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah

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The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah serves as a vehicle for Islamic learning and the remembrance of Allah. The group consists of several hundred people. Few organizations are so immersed in the religious record and social symbolism of Cape Muslims. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa'ah was not formed out of enmity, or opposition to another group. Week after week, they assert the Oneness of God through adhkaar. They are afloat on the same sea, journeying towards Allah, The One Who Is With those who do right. Free of hysteria, the Jamaa'ah is autonomous and entirely open. Parents raise their children in the Jamaa’ah. Many have grown old as part of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah chant like slaves, because that’s what they are – slaves of Allah The Most Beneficent. Adhkaar to them is a labour of love. Some of them sway gently with the rhythm of the dhikr; others shed tears at the mention of God's name. They neither whirl, nor do they hold hands. By reason of its size, Jamaa’ah persons don’t position themselves in a circular or semi-circular formation as is sometimes found among dhikr groups. During adhkaar, its members sit or stand in straight rows instead. Haji Achmat Damon al-Qadiri al-Chishti is

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