Envy

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  • When you have hasad (envy) it’s almost like you are questioning Allah ta’ala: “Why did You give him this, why didn’t You give me that?”

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  • It’s one of the worst diseases of the heart. Allah ta’ala mentions many things in Surah Falaq that we seek protection from, and ends the surah with seeking protection from hasad. This is almost as if to say that there is nothing worse than it.

(Shaikh Fakhruddin Uwaisi)

Neither Wealth nor Sons…

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  • Allah ta’ala says, “Yawma laa yanfa’u maaluw wa laa banoon; illaa man atallaha bi qalbin saleem – The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, but only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart.” (26: 88 – 89) According to one tafsir, “wealth” here refers to ones ‘ilm (knowledge) and “children” refers to ones a’maal (deeds).

(Shaikh Fakhruddin Uwaisi)

Sins and ‘Ujb

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  • The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “Law lam tudhniboo la khasheetu ‘alaikum maa huwa akbaru minh: al-‘Ujb – Were you to not sin, I would have feared for you that which is worse than that: ‘Ujb (self-amazement).” (Link. There are different views concerning the authenticity of this.)

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  • A sin that makes you humble is better than obedience which causes you to become arrogant.” (ibn ‘Ata-illah)

(Shaikh Fakhruddin Uwaisi)

Dhikr: Heart and Tongue

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  • Dhikr must be done with the heart: “Wa laa tuti’ man aghfalnaa qalbahu ‘an dhikrinaa – And do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance.” (18: 28)

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  • Mere verbal dhikr alone is not what is desired. Dhikr with the tongue should be accompanied by dhikr with the heart.

  • When we make dhikr loudly it is to serve as a reminder: to ourselves, and also to anyone else who might be nearby.

(Shaikh Fakhruddin Uwaisi)

Solution to the Problems of the Ummah

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  • The solution to the problems of the Ummah lies in the purification of our hearts. We have to change our inner condition, the state of our hearts, and then Allah ta’ala will change our condition: “Innallaha laa yughayyiru maa bi qawmin hattaa yughayyiroo maa bi anfusihim – Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (13: 11)

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  • Purification of the heart is the purpose of the entire Din. Salah, zakah, hajj etc. they all there to purify us.

  • We can go on protest marches and chant “Death to America” and Death to Israel” but until we say “Death to our nafs” the victory from Allah ta’ala will not come.

(Shaikh Fakhruddin Uwaisi)

False Mahdis

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Some impostors over the years who claimed to be the Mahdi. We know that they are all fake as they do not match the description of the Mahdi as given by the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

  • Ubaydullah ibn Maymoon. (325 AH)

  • Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. (Founder of the Qadiyani faith)

  • Ali Muhammad Shirazi.  (Founder of the Baha’i faith)

  • Muhammad ibn Abdullah Qahtani. (1979) He seized control of the Haram in Makkah.

  • Ahmad al-Hasan al-Yamani. (Most recent)

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The Truth About The Mahdi

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  • The appearance of the Mahdi will be the last of the minor signs of the Last Day.

  • He will be from the progeny of Hasan radiyallahu ‘anh.

  • He will be the leader of the entire Muslim ummah  and will rule for seven years. He will fill the earth with justice and peace, and rain and wealth will be abundant during this time such that there will be no poverty. (Sunan Abu Dawud)

  • An army from Khurasan carrying black banners will go to support him.

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