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May our faces be full of light and our hearts pure!

In this Suhbah filled with general advice, Maulana touched on University education, free-mixing in schools between sexes, the advantages of early marriage, as well as the blessings of being a housewife. He also gave detailed instructions for seeking protection at night, with special advice for citizens of Istanbul. Maulana also taught attendees, a powerful do’a that is never rejected, which will result in us having lighted faces, clean hearts and honour in the Divine presence. Continue reading

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13 Chapters of Good Advice (Part 2)

In this Summary, Maulana gives simple yet clear advice on looking after the poor, holding Spiritual gatherings for the general public, about refraining from allowing youngsters out after Maghrib, to avoid staying in crowded and congested cities, to teach our children practical skills with their hands to earn their livelihoods, to marry quickly, advice concerning families and their womenfolk, and the need to set up a central fund called Baitul Mal to help less fortunate members of the community. Continue reading

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Higher education doesn’t always lead you higher: 16th December 2010

Maulana tackles the thorny issue of people who spend many years pursuing higher education. He explains the need for Muslims to seek out jobs that are in demand – even though these may be the blue-collar, less glamorous avenues of employment. Honour in Islam is in seeking halal rizq; there is no greater honour in being a lawyer, as compared to working as a plumber, yet people nowadays shun such manual jobs, due to pride and ignorance. What is the point of being an unemployed graduate? So much that is taught in University today is irrelevant and of no benefit to society. Maulana has three interesting suggestion for graduates of this type of knowledge. Continue reading

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