Integrity and Honesty

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Integrity and Honesty

Integrity and Honesty by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   It has been mentioned in a Hadith[1] that a pious person from the Bani Isra’il took a loan of 1000 gold coins and, fixing a date, promised to pay it back at that time. The person giving the loan required witnesses. The pious…

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Securing Rewards in Marriage

Securing Rewards in Marriage by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   The Sawab (reward) for the sabr (patience) a woman exercises over her difficulties in managing the home of her husband and fulfilling the rights of her husband and children sometimes is such that it makes her ‘reach’ Allah Ta’ala very quickly. This, however,…

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Honour

Honour by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur’an Sharif, in Surah Munafiqun: “…And to Allah belongs the honour, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.” [Surah Munafiqoon 63:8] and  ‘… those who take the disbelievers for friends rather than…

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Islamic Law

Islamic Law by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   We want Islamic law to conform to our liking, so much so that we will find some Fatwa (Islamic ruling) to justify our actions. The ordinary laymen, and so too, many who are highly qualified in the secular field, read the Qur’an Sharif and authentic Hadith…

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Mockery of Deen

Mockery of Deen by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   There are many people who, despite their claims to Islam, seek to find fault with, disparage its teachings or beliefs, or make a mockery of Islam. In the early days, we used to travel to India by boat. It took us 21 days…

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Passing the Examination of Life

Passing the Examination of Life by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   If in any school, university, college or institute, questions of an examination are given, or there is a paper ‘leak-out’, the examination is cancelled or reset.   Allah Ta’ala has given us the final question paper consisting of three outwardly simple…

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Weakness of Faith

Weakness of Faith by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   In dealing with various cases every day, we find something that has become so common, and that is the type of statements people utter when they are in difficulties, hardships, pain and suffering. There is no contemplation, reflection, or thought, just immediate criticism…

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Recognising Truth and Falsehood

Recognising Truth and Falsehood by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   Rasulullah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was the teacher of Haq, and through him, we received our Iman and Islam. From him, we learnt how to differentiate between Haq and Batil (Truth and Falsehood). We also learn how to preserve, nourish and strengthen…

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Protection from Afflictions

Protection from Afflictions by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   We have been taught by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that on seeing a sick person, we should read a specific Dua, the blessings of which are such that we will be protected from that same sickness. So when we see a line…

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We are Muslims Wherever We Are

We are Muslims  Wherever We Are by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)   Wherever you go, the Hukm (Order) of Allah Ta’ala accompanies you. There are many people who, when in their hometown, will be recognized as ‘Deendar’, performing 5 times Salah, daily, in Jamat and even standing in the first Saff, wearing…