Once a man came to Hadhrat Bishr Haafi (Rahmatullah alayh) and said that he had saved 200 dinars (gold coins) for a Nafl Hajj. He had come seeking advice. Hadhrat Bishr asked the man to state whether he planned to go on the journey for merrymaking or for the acquisition of thawaab (reward). He promptly responded that his intention was thawaab.

Hadhrat Bishr (Rahmatullah alayh) said: “If your intention is thawaab, then I shall advise you with a better way of gaining the reward of 200 accepted Hajj. Distribute the 200 dinars to either ten orphans or ten widows or ten hard-pressed families, and I assure you of the thawaab of 200 Hajj.”

The man said that his heart was set on performing Hajj. Hadhrat Bishr then said: “As long as you do not waste the money in haraam avenues, you will not derive peace.” He implied that since the money was not acquired in a halaal manner, this man would not derive satisfaction as long as he does not waste it on the haraam merrymaking tour which he described as Nafl Hajj to soothe his conscience. Thus, those who squander money on these haraam merrymaking tours should understand that there is considerable contamination in their wealth, hence they incline towards the shaitaaniyat of israaf. The Qur’aan Majeed describes them as Ikhwaanush shayaateen (brothers of the devils).


Al-Barzali said: “Our Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ash-Shabeebi narrating from Taalib said: “The Shayaateen (Devils) of the east and the west became involved in a dispute. Who among them are the greatest deceivers (misleading people)? The devils of the east said to the devils of the west: ‘We are greater than you in deception because we incite a man to commit sin and perpetrate prohibitions in the abodes of the Ambiya (in the Holy Places).’ The Shayaateen of the West responded: ‘We are greater (in the art of deception). We find a man with his wife and children performing the Fardh Salaat, paying Zakaat and practising other acts (of virtue). He is in a state of comfort and his Angels are with him.

Then comes along the (Hajj / Umrah) agent (such as the travel agencies and Sahuc, Khidmatul Awaam) enticing people to travel to the land of Hijaaz (for Hajj and Umrah). Then we (the devils of the west) goad and induce him to come out (i.e. undertake the journey). We poke them with a knife (a figurative expression for the shaitaani snare of enticement. Then he cries (yearns to go for Umrah). Thus he emerges for the journey. From the day he leaves (his home) we induce him to neglect the Faraaidh and to violate the prohibitions (of the Shariah) – from the day of his departure until the day of his return to his family. Thus, he is in loss regarding himself and his wealth in the east and the west.

Then the Shayaateen of the East acknowledged the superiority of the Shayaateen of the West in the art of deception.”

Al-Barzali said: “Verily, I have witnessed some of this in my Hajj journey. We seek safety from Allah.”

(Mawaahibul Jaleel)

In this discussion of the two groups of shayaateen there is a sombre lesson for those who undertake the merrymaking tours. They dwell in self and shaitaani deception.

It does not behove any sincere Muslim to soothe his aching conscience with deceptive arguments to justify the mock merrymaking, haraam holiday in the name of Hajj and Umrah.

The Ummah is ablaze, burning in a cauldron of suffering, poverty and jahaalat. Millions of Muslims are starving and wallowing in such abject Deeni ignorance which threatens to extinguish their Imaan. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 

“The Muslimoon (the Ummah) is like one man. If the eye pains, the whole Body is affected. If the head pains, the whole body is affected.”

Alas! Today this is neither the emotional feeling nor the intellectual understanding of Muslims, even of those Muslims who believe that they are ‘deendaar’ (religious). They dwell in the self-deception of being involved in ‘ibaadat; when in reality, due to the circumstances, they are trapped in sin and Athaab. Instead of returning from Umrah and Hajj purified of sin, they return loaded with sin. For these ‘deendaar’ people, Hadhrat Fudhail Bin Iyaad (Rahmatullah alayh) said: 

“There are people who emerge from their bathrooms purified of sin. While others return from the Ka’bah loaded with the burden of sin.”

Instead of returning from Hajj purified of all sins, these miserable tourists languishing in shaitaani self-deception returned with sins and darkened souls. Yet those who emerge from their bathrooms after having made wudhu or ghusl come out purified of sins.

For more detailed comment on these haraam holiday jaunts in the name of umrah and hajj, read our booklet: Tourism and Islam – A Satanic Mockery of Hajj and Umrah. See our website Hard copies are also available.

Instead of contributing the millions of rands to aid the suffering Muslims, these so-called ‘pious’ people squander their money of haraam holidays and merrymaking in the name of ‘umrah’ and ‘hajj’. That is because their wealth is mushtabah or haraam. They are heartless shayaateen in human form.

2 Zul-Qa’dh 1443 – 3 June 2022



Of the Signs of Qiyaamah mentioned in the Hadith is

“The pursuit of the dunya with the amal of the Aakhirat.”

The Deen will be scandalously misused in the pursuit of worldly and nafsaani objectives. The villainous demands of the nafs will be camouflaged with Deeni colours. Evil motives will be presented and pursued in the guise of the Deen when in reality these will be pure shaitaaniyat and nafsaaniyat.

A Devil’s Radio (CII) is advertising a mock hajj badl for R20,000. With reckless audacity and in total rejection of the prohibition of pictures of animate objects, this Devil’s Radio has in its advert the picture of a chap in ihraam. This is the first act of kufr of these agents of Iblees. The prohibition of pictures is substantiated by such Shar’i proof which is Absolute (Qat’i). There is absolutely no doubt in the prohibition of these evil, haraam pictures, yet these shayaateenul ins (human devils) professing to be ‘Muslims’ flagrantly advertise their mock hajj badl with the aid of the haraam picture. This blatant disregard for the Shariah is a public profession of kufr. We are in the era in which even the murtaddeen are advertising brazenly their vile pursuits under deeni guise.

Secondly, a Hajj performed on behalf of a deceased who had not made wasiyyat – had not made the necessary waajib bequest if it was his/her Fardh Hajj – is not termed Hajj-e-Badl. It will be a Nafl Hajj of the performer, not of the deceased. Yes, the performer of the Nafl Hajj may supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to transfer the thawaab to the mayyit of his/her choice. But it is not Hajj-e-Badl, hence the many ahkaam related to Hajj-e-Badl will not be applicable.

The moron devils pose the stupid question: “Do you wish to offer Nafl Hajj on behalf of someone? Nafl Hajj performed on behalf of someone without the instruction and without the funds of that ‘someone’ is not Hajj-e-Badl. The rules of Hajj-e-Badl will not apply. The thawaab may be intended for the person.

This whole scheme of the radio shayaateen is a corrupt, haraam money-making gimmick. The agents of Iblees state in their advert:

“A team consisting of Ulama & Ustaadhs have committed to perform Ifraad Hajj-ul-Badal.”

Only morons will swallow this despicable yarn and entrust their money to these vile mercenary molvis and moron ‘ustaadhs’ to go on a holiday under guise of the mock ‘hajj badal’. There is no merit in this type of holiday-making under cover of ‘hajj’. On the contrary, it is a grievous and an aggravated sin to waste money – aggravated by the stupid’ flimsy ‘ibaadat’ cover with which the mockery is draped.

The morons who are members of this shaitaani scheme are not ‘Ulama’. Such juhala cannever be Ulama. Muslims should not be so gullible and so ignorant as to allow themselves to become entrapped in this shaitaani ‘hajj badl’ scheme of the radio devils. It is haraam to waste money in this despicable manner. It is a scheme to derive haraam pleasure at the expense of money which morons will squander in the name of the Deen.


7 Shawwaal 1443 – 9 May 2022




Now that Saudi Arabia has relaxed the social distancing protocol although retaining the mask rule and compulsory vaccination, is it permissible to go for Umrah and Hajj? A Mufti, giving his view, says:

“The Covid vaccine taken for the purposes of Umrah and Hajj will be permitted if required by the Govt and deemed of a permitted source. The imposition of preserving lives and obeying the rule of Law (Wilayah) dictated such a ruling. Further details to be provided InshaAllah.”

Please comment.


The view proffered by the Mufti is baatil – baseless and erroneous. Firstly the vaccine contains confirmed haraam and poisonous substances. It has been reliably confirmed by innumerable experts that these satanic potions cause horrendous harm and injury to the body.

There is no obligation to obey the kufr regime of the Saudi Darul Kufr. Such obedience can not be imposed on anyone. Therefore, it remains haraam to take the potion of Shaitaan, the vaccine. Vaccination is a haraam method. It is the introduction of disease into the human body. It is a satanic method adorned by Shaitaan and utilized by the atheist plotters to maim, kill and decimate mankind.

The idea of ‘preserving lives’ is tantamount to kufr. Everyone will die at his/her appointed time with the permission of Allah Ta’ala. Rejecting this belief is kufr. The talk of ‘preserving life’ in the satanic covid context is the theory of the atheists. Muslims have lapped up this kufr and have accepted the haraam, kufr protocols as if these are the effects of Wahi. Molvis and Muftis have all fallen by the wayside in the cesspools of inequity which they have created for themselves by lapping up all the najaasat excreted by the atheists.

Haraam methods may not be adopted for ‘saving lives’. On the basis of this satanic concept have the ulama-e-soo’ at the behest of the atheists closed Musaajid and obsequiously submitted to the host of kufr protocols imposed by the kuffaar. They have suspended and abrogated fundamental acts of Ibaadat of Islam. Jumuah and the daily Fardh Jamaat Salaat had been suspended and are still suspended in many Musaajid purely at the behest of the kuffaar who have corrupted the brains of the molvis and muftis with their kufr theories which are in diametric conflict with the teachings of Islam as propounded by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah.

Obeying the ‘rule of the law’, the so-called ‘wilayah’ is a stupid and baseless bit of advice. There is no obedience to any law, to any government and to any ‘wilayah’ when such obedience creates disobedience to Allah Ta’ala. Of paramount importance is obedience to Allah Ta’ala, and that is submission to his Shariah.

These muftis of this era are extremely short-sighted and even corrupt and rotten to the core. They appear to be agents of governments and the objective is generally the haraam dollars.

In the current scenario it remains impermissible to go for Umrah and Hajj, primarily due to the haraam vaccination which the Kuffaar Saudi regime imposes of travellers.

13 Rabiul Awwal 1443 – 20 October 2021




If Hajj is open to all this year, it will be compulsory to be vaccinated. If the obligation has become Fardh this year for someone, should they take the vaccination and perform their Fardh Hajj, bearing in mind that Salah will also take place in accordance with social distancing?

On the one hand there is a Fardh obligation; yet on the other hand there is at best a doubtful vaccine and Salahs that will take place abrogating the explicit obligation of standing shoulder to shoulder with no gaps.

What should a person do in this situation? Some argue that people previously had to have, for example, meningitis vaccination in order to go for Hajj so what’s the difference now?


In the current scenario, environment and conditions of shaitaaniyat, zulm and sin, it is not permissible to go for even the Fardh Hajj, In the process of performing the Hajj, one is obliged to submit to a host of haraam and Satanism. Even the Haram Shareef has been converted into a weird temple where kufr is practised in the name of Islam just as the Mushrikeen of Makkah used to perform ‘hajj’ in the name of the Deen of Nabi Ibraaheem (Alayhis salaam).This is not permissible.

In fact, according to Imaam Maalik (Rahmatullah alayh), if there is certitude that even one Fardh Salaat will be missed along the journey, then the incumbency of Hajj is waived. Currently, it is not only an issue of missing one Fardh Salaat. A host of satanistic conditions and performances – satanic protocols – has to be suffered. Shaitaaniyat and Kufr are imposed on travellers by the kuffaar Saudi regime as well as by the other kuffaar regimes, including the South African government which is in league with the Devil countries who subscribe to the covid religion of Satan.

It is therefore not permissible to undertake the journey to become soiled and smeared with kufr, fisq and fujoor , and to suffer villainous indignities to perform a ‘hajj’ which has been transformed into some weird ritual similar to the type of ‘hajj’ which the Mushrikeen of Makkah had adopted. ‘Hajj’ today has become a ritual of a Satanist cult.

What should a person do in this evil shaitaani cultist scenario when Hajj has become Fardh? When Hajj becomes Fardh in the current Satanist era, make a Wasiyyat for Hajj-e-Badal to be performed on your behalf should you be unable to fulfil this Fardh obligation prior to your Maut. Should the situation normalize, then you have to go for Hajj. If the situation remains satanic, but normalizes after your Maut, your heirs will execute Hajj on your behalf in terms of your Wasiyyat.

They have to keep in trust the money you leave for your Hajj until such time that the situation normalizes. If it remains satanized, then your Wasi (executor) or your heirs should perpetuate the Wasiyyat, and have the Hajj performed whenever the situation normalizes. The process of Wasiyyat should continue from generation to generation. The money will remain in trust.

To overcome the Satanism of kuffaar inflation, the money should be converted into gold coins. In each era, the amount necessary for Hajj in that particular time should be retained while the excess profit should be given as Sadqah on behalf of the Mayyit.

Assuming that the situation does not normalize even after some generations, the Wasiyyat must be incumbently perpetuated. It will normalize, Insha-Allah, with the advent of Imaam Mahdi (Alayhis salaam). The Hajj-e-Badal could then be executed correctly. And Allah knows best.


23 Jamaadil Awwal 1442 – 7 January 2021

10 Points about the Day of ‘Arafah

The day of ‘Arafah is the most important day for a Haji. Whilst only a select few of the Ummah are chosen by Allah Ta’ala to physically be on the plains of ‘Arafat on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, there are several virtues and deeds mentioned regarding the day of ‘Arafah which apply to those afar as well. Hereunder are ten of them.



Hajar: The Woman that Changed the World

As we enter the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah, much of our focus and attention will naturally be on the friend of Allāh, the Prophet Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām). He is without doubt an amazing figure – one who we take our rituals and dīn from; the great-grandfather of the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), whom he resembled the most. Our way is the way of Prophet Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām), and one of the pillars of Islam—Hajj—is intimately connected to him. When we pray, we mention Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām), and in every single salāh, we honour this man in so many different ways. There is something about all of this I want to focus on.

Had it not been for the tests and trials that Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) endured, and the way in which he endured them, many of the reasons that he is celebrated for would not exist in the Qur’ān and in our history. In other words, as Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) was going through his trials, not only did he bear them with such patience, nobility, truth, loyalty, and gratitude to Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā), but those trials became the means by which he was elevated. They became the stories that we tell, and which are the very reasons that he is honoured. He is first honoured by revelation and by being the father of the prophets, and a person who did much good. But if you look through his life, much like the lives of many of the prophets that we find in the Qur’ān, the reasons for his honour can be traced back to his most difficult moments and lowest points. It was during these periods that he had the highest īmān, and that is why we celebrate him.

If you were to delve deeper into the biography of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām), you will notice that everyone in his family has a perspective. All of them have a very similar story of trials and tribulation that is unique to them, but they all come together to make this beautiful family. For example, despite being described as “the most eloquent of the prophets” as Ibn Kathīr mentions, despite being able to articulate intelligent arguments, and despite the reputation he had with his people, Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) is rejected by his entire family (including his own father) except for his wife Sārah. The pain of being stripped down by your father and thrown into a fire in front of your people does not depart by the fire being made cool for Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām). It is naturally painful to be rejected by your people, let alone in such a manner.

There is also the perspective of Sārah, who was his only follower in town. She was childless and with no sign of any offspring (which would come much later, in her old age). They did not leave Harrān when they were young either, but after many decades of humiliation and struggle. It is after they leave that the other people start to become a part of their story, each possessing a very unique perspective of trials and tribulations requiring a lot of patience. Hājar, Ismā’īl, Ishāq, Ya’qūb, Yūsuf – they are all from a legacy of patience through a struggle that is unique to each them but which completes this family of truthfulness and patience.

With this, I want to view the story of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) from the perspective of Hājar. Hājar is a very unique person in the Qur’ān and Sunnah. When reading through the stories of the prophets, you often see that the prophets and the believers themselves are rejected and end up in a situation where they are hostage to an oppressor. Like Yūsuf (ʿalayhi al-Salām), going from being the favourite son to being a slave and a prisoner. In many cases throughout history, prophets are put at the mercy of someone else. Hājar’s story is quite the opposite: she is put at the mercy of a prophet and his wife. She is then thrown into a spiral of uncertainty, causing her to figure things out along the way in a unique way. We can all take lessons of conviction and certainty in times of deep uncertainty from her perspective.

Where does this woman—whose footsteps every Muslim pilgrim walks in—come from, and what is her intervention into the story of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām)? We know the consequence of this legacy: at no point in 24 hours of any day in any year does she cease being honoured and celebrated. This woman, who could have died rejected and forgotten, is instead honoured like no other woman in history, with people constantly commemorating her patience and her ritual all the time. Apart from the recent temporary closure of al-Masjid al-Haram, when could one go to mounts Safa and Marwa and not find someone performing the ritual of Sa’i?

The legacy is the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) telling his followers that one day they will go to a place called Misr (Egypt), so they should treat the people there with a special type of love because they are the descendants of our mother Hājar, the mother of Ismā’īl (ʿalayhi al-Salām).

How does Hājar come into the story of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām)?

Ibrāhīm was traveling with his wife Sārah to find a new place to settle and to give da’wah. As recounted in a long hadīth in Sahīh al-Bukhāri, they pass through Egypt where there is a tyrant king who takes attractive women and kills their husbands. Thus, when Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) was asked about Sārah, he said, “She is my sister,” meaning that she is his sister in faith.

The king summoned Sārah because she was a beautiful woman, and he began to approach her. She called upon Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) with a beautiful du’ā:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتُ آمَنْتُ بِكَ وَبِرَسُولِكَ فَلاَ تُسَلِّطْ عَلَىَّ الْكَافِرَ

“O Allāh! If [you know that] I have believed in You and in Your messenger, then do not empower this oppressor over me.”

The king was then overcome by a temporary paralysis. He froze and started having seizures. She then said, “O Allāh, if he dies, the people will say that I killed him, and then they will kill me. So do not let him die, just hold him back from me.” The king regained his ability and started to approach her again. She made du’ā a second time and it happened to him again, his shaking becoming more severe. She called out again, “O Allāh, if he dies, people will say I killed him, so do not let him die, just protect me from his harm.” Allāh protected her again. The king came at her again for a third time, not learning his lesson. She made du’ā against him again, and the shaking became even more severe. When the king came out of it the third time, he called out to his guards: “You sent a devil to me! This woman is not a normal woman, she is a jinn! Get rid of her and give her ajar (compensation). Send someone with her to get her away from me, so she does not harm me.”

This compensation was a slave girl named Hājar. It was not her name, but hājar literally means ‘here is your reward’. The guards said to Sārah, “Take her, yourself and your brother. Please leave this place, no harm intended and no harm reciprocated.” Sārah smiled and said, “Allāh protected me from the tyrant and gifted me with Hājar.”

This is not the story of a prophet being taken as a slave. This is a story of a woman who was a servant girl in the palace of the Pharaoh. She had no idea who Ibrāhīm was, and for all she knew Sārah could indeed have been the devil that the Pharaoh thought she was. During their travels, Hājar observes the īmān of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and Sārah. Hājar becomes a believer, and just as Sārah was truthful in her īmān, so too was Hājar, who went from being the servant of the Pharaoh to becoming a servant in the household of a prophet, and would then get married to a prophet. Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) takes Hājar as a wife, and she gives birth to Ismā’īl.

Ponder over the change in her status. How many more women were there in the palace of the Pharaoh, but Allāh chose her for this remarkable journey: to become the wife of one prophet and the mother of another. Ibrāhīm and Sārah had not been able to have children for all these decades, then Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) gave them Ismā’īl.

This is where if you start to read some narrations and stories, you may misconstrue the situation. Some say that Sārah commanded Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) to abandon Hājar, but that is not the Islamic conception of the story. It is true that Sārah had some natural jealousy of her co-wife Hājar, but Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) would not go and abandon Hājar and their baby due to this, as becomes clear later on in the story from a direct question: “Did Allāh command you to do this?”

Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) takes Hājar, this believing woman, with their only son Ismā’īl, to Makkah. This was at a time when the foundations of the Ka’ba were buried under the sand, to be rebuilt one day in the future. Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) knows he is in sacred territory, and he knows that in this vicinity there is Bayt Al-Harām, the sacred house of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) where he should not ask questions – Allāh tells him to submit, and he says, “I submit.”

Crude mountains, hot deserts, no water, no buildings, no tribe to settle in – Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) sets up a little area for Hājar and Ismā’īl. He gives them some dates, some water, and then, with great sadness, he starts to walk away. Imagine how painful this was for Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām). All the du’ā he had made for a child and heir, and now he has to leave him in a desert. This was not to be a brief test; his second child Ishāq would not be born for another thirteen years.

Hājar, like any human, asks of Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām), “What are you doing? Are you going to leave me here? In a place where there is no fruit, no vegetation, no water? What am I doing here? What is going to happen?” Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) is overwhelmed with emotion and cannot answer her. Hājar then says to him:

“Did Allāh command you to do this?”

Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) signals in the affirmative. At this point, Hājar does not say to him, “Well, in that case, I forgive you, but at least do this and that first.” Instead, with full conviction and certainty, she says, “Then Allāh is not going to lose his people. I am not worried.”

Complete sakīna, trust, and tranquillity. Imagine the situation: she is going to be left in the desert with a baby, with no one around her, but she says, “Allāh does not lose his people.” Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) walks away with great sadness. As he disappears from her sight, this is exactly when many of the scholars say is the moment Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) turns back and cries out his famous du’ā.

رَّبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِندَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إِلَيْهِمْ وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ

“Our Lord, I have settled some of my descendants in an uncultivated valley near Your sacred House, our Lord, that they may establish prayer. So make hearts among the people incline toward them and provide for them from the fruits that they might be grateful.”[1]

Sometimes the du’ā is so sincere that Allāh accepts it in a way that you cannot even imagine. Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) is asking and hoping that perhaps some tribes will find them and help them. But he would have never imagined this level of honour that Hājar has in the hearts of people that we are commemorating her many thousands of years later and celebrating her and her great-grandson Muhammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) in the way that we do.

We know later on in the story that the tribe of Jurhum will come to Hājar’s aid. This tribe would some birds flying around the area and they will know that there is water. The tribe settles in the area and ends up building a small civilization around them. But at this moment, when Hājar says “Allāh will not let us go to waste, Allāh does not lose his people,” she is demonstrating and encompassing some of the most beautiful āyāt about what it means to trust in moments of uncertainty.

Hājar demonstrated what the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said that Allāh said: “I am what my servant expects of me.”[2]  If you sincerely expect good from Allāh, Allāh will give you good. Hājar demonstrated the āyah:

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا

وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ

“Whoever is conscious of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā), He will always make a way out for them, and provide for them in ways that they never would have imagined or experienced.”[3]

Imagine her turning back and looking at her baby. The sun is getting hotter. She has no water left. There is nothing and no one in sight. At no point is she questioning her faith. At no point is she losing patience and calling out, “O Allāh! Enough!” She is completely certain that Allāh is going to provide for her.

She is running from mountain to mountain, looking over a Makkah that is difficult to imagine, one without buildings, tents, or tribes. She is hoping to catch a glimpse of a distant traveller or an oasis. As the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) narrated, Hājar raises her head and sees Jibrīl (ʿalayhi al-Salām), who simply strikes the ground with his heel and the water of Zamzam starts to pour out. He struck it so deep that we are still drinking from that strike today. When the water started to gush out, she was afraid that it would burst out and then dry up on the surface, so she carved out the area of the well of Zamzam to contain the water. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) smiled when he said:

“May Allāh have mercy on the mother of Ismā’īl. Had she not done that, Zamzam would have touched every part of the Earth.”[4]

May Allāh have mercy on the mother of Ismā’īl. She carves the well out, drinks from its water, and starts to suckle her son Ismā’īl. All of this was done in complete confidence and trust in Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā). The Jurhum tribe nearby sees birds flying around – where birds fly, there must be water. So the tribe asks permission to settle around her and the well of Zamzam. The rest of the story is as we know it.

How is this connected to us?

I want readers to connect themselves to this story through the perspective of Hājar (ʿalayhā al-Salām), what she went through in that moment, and how she is honoured. Thousands of years later, her great-grandson Muhammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would stand on that same mount of Safa, right next to the well of Zamzam, and call out to his people to believe in Allāh. All of the people that he thought loved him turned their backs on him and walked away.

Imagine that painful moment of the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) standing on Safa; that kind of loneliness is different. He calls out to them and says, “If I was to tell you there is an army on the other side [of this mount], would you believe me?” They said, “Of course, you are al-sādiq al-amīn [the truthful and trustworthy]. We always believe you; you have never lied to us.” Then he says that he is a Messenger of Allāh, and they turn away from him. His uncle curses and mocks him. His people turn away from him and he is standing alone on Safa watching everyone walk away. Think about him watching the people turn their backs on him in the same place that Hājar was left completely alone thousands of years earlier.

Then the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) triumphs. Two decades later, he comes back to Makkah and stands on Safa once again, this time with thousands of believers around him. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) remembers how he stood on the same spot twenty years prior and everyone turned their back on him. But here he was now, and there are thousands of believers from all over – not just the people of Makkah or Medina, but all over. The likes of Salmān al-Fārsi and others, as well as people from all over the world, are sitting in front of him. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is reminded by Allāh as he reminds of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) that, so long as you have that certainty in Allāh, it does not matter what your circumstances are – Allāh does not lose his people, Allāh does not lose sight of his people, Allāh does not let the reward of his people go to waste, Allāh does not leave his people in despair, and Allāh does not lose his people.

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) had to go through a moment of lowness in order to be celebrated in a moment of highness. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was humbled in that moment, with his head down asking the people, “Did I deliver the message to you properly?” asking Allāh, “O Allāh, I delivered the message. O Allāh bear witness to it.”

But he had to go through that moment of hardship to really appreciate the moment he was in. When we go as pilgrims to Safa and Marwa, do you know what we say in Sa’i? The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) made one du’ā as he would go through the ritual. The du’ā between Safa and Marwa can be from your heart, in your language, whatever you want to say. But the one prescribed du’ā the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) says at Safa and Marwa every time and teaches us to say is:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اَللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ، اَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ اَلْأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ

There is no god but Allāh alone. He fulfilled his promise…” to Hājar, to Ismā’īl and to the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), to make from them a great nation.

He supported his servant…” by granting victory to a servant when everyone else turned away and it was only Allāh remaining.

And Allāh alone destroyed all of those groups…” that sought to oppress the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) that came from all regions to oppress him. Instead, Allāh brought believers to him from every direction!

The lesson from all of these prophets, stories, and perspectives is that if Allāh has you under His control and protection, whether you are standing on a mountain, or you are thrown into the sea, or you are in a palace or desert – He does not let His people lose.

May Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) have mercy on our mother Hājar, send His peace and blessings upon our father Ibrāhīm (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and our Prophet Muhammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), and grant us those same characteristics and traits that allow us to shine in our darkest moments so that our highest moments are actually in the Hereafter. May Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) forgive us when we question Him, and may He see us through every difficulty.



[1] 14:37

[2] Bukhari & Muslim

[3] 65:2-3

[4] Bukhāri

The Ten days of Dhul Hijjah; a time to become beloved to Allah!

The ten most blessed days of the year have arrived!

From the entire three hundred and sixty days of the Islamic calendar, there is no other set of ten days that is more virtues, then the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.468-469)


These are so great, that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘These ten days are the best days in the world.’

(Musnad Bazzar; Targhib, Hadith: 1727)


All Deeds are most beloved to Allah on these days

During this time of the year, any good deed one does, is most loved by Allah Ta’ala; be that even a deed as easy as a subhanallah.

There is no better time in the whole year for one to do good than these blessed days [and nights], other than on Laylatul Qadr.


Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘There are no other days in which Allah loves good deeds more than on these [10] days.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith:  969)


  • One version adds: ‘…so frequently recite therein: SubhanallahAlhamdulillahla ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar.

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11116, Majma’uz Zawwaid, vol.4 pg.17 and Targhib, Hadith: 1725. Also see Musnad Ahmad, vol.2 pg.75)


Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) says;

It was understood about these days, that each day is equal to a thousand days [in virtue] and the day of ‘Arafah [the 9th of Dhul Hijjah] is equal to ten thousand days!’

(Shu’abul Iman; see Targhib, Hadith: 1730)



Become the beloved of Allah!

These days ahead of us actually offer us the grand opportunity of becoming beloved to Allah Ta’ala.

In the above narrations we learn the following:

  • These days are most beloved to Allah
  • Good deeds on these days are also most beloved to Allah
  • Frequently recite the dhikrs: SubhanallahAlhamdulillahla ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar.

In an authentic (sahih) narration, Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has labelled these four dhikrs as: the most beloved of statements to Allah.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 5566)

  • All of this culminate with the tenth day; the day of ‘Eidul Adha. The day of slaughter. On this day, the most beloved deed is to slaughter an animal for Allah’s sake.


One who implements the above, can go a long way in achieving the love of Allah Ta’ala.


We have done enough of those deeds that Allah Ta’ala despises and hates. This is our chance to rectify that…

Do what is beloved to Allah, on the days that are most beloved to Allah, and we ourselves can become beloved to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.


  • Download the PDF here



(Shoulder to shoulder – like a Solid steel wall) (Hadith)

What exactly is social distancing? This is a new phrase which
has come into existence in the wake of the bogus coronavirus
plotted by the enemies of humanity. When this term is
mentioned, a specific picture looms up in the mind. In this
picture which has been designed by the conspirators we see:
1) Flight from your parents, children and humanity for the fear
of contracting the disease.
2) Do not shake hands with any one, not even with your
3) Transform yourself into a clown by hideously sticking out
your elbow to touch another person’s elbow when greeting.
Elbow-to-elbow displaces the Masnoon Musaafahah and
Muaanaqah which are totally prohibited. Such vile Tashabbuh
bil Kuffaar is haraam.
4) Spacing 2.2 metres apart in the Salaat saff, if Musaajid are
allowed to be open under extremely stringent conditions.
Thus, the Musaajid become haunts for the shayaateen.
5) If Musaajid are permitted to operate, the elderly and the
sick must be debarred.
6) Perfectly healthy people may not travel more than two
persons in a vehicle. They may not sit on the same seat.
7) Dua should not be made with hands raised. More
‘dangerous’ is to draw the hands over the face at the end of
Dua as is the Masnoon method.
8) Visiting close relatives even parents at their homes is
9) Visiting a sick relative even if parents, in hospital is
prohibited. No contact whatsoever is allowed.
10) Closure of the Musaajid thus prohibiting Fardh Jamaat
Salaat, Jumuah Salaat, Taraaweeh and Eid Salaat.
11) The Masnoon Ramadhaan I’tikaaf is banned.
12) Closing shops thus depriving people from their
legitimate needs.
13) Lockdowning the entire country thus devastating the
14) Confine people to their homes. Not allowing them access
to even their yards.
15) Closure of all Darul Ulooms
16) Banning Hajj and Umrah
17) If one person is tested positive, an entire household or
institution must be placed in quarantine.
18) Snitch and spy on Muslims who perform Salaat in Jamaat.
Report them to the kuffaar police to be arrested.
19) Kafan and Ghusl for the mayyit are abolished. Even
Tayammum on the mayyit is prohibited.
20) In some places. e.g. Sri Lanka, Muslim bodies are by law
appropriated by the government’s devilish order and
cremated. Cremation is strongly advised by the Satanists who
have invented their Satanist concept of social distancing.
21) Violation of the draconian social distancing rules is a
crime leading to arrest, fines and imprisonment. Yet, even in
terms of the secular constitution these draconian measures are
unconstitutional and unlawful, hence many senior lawyers are
challenging the unconstitutionality of the oppressive laws.
This is the heinous satanic concept of social distancing. No
Muslim in his sane Imaani senses will ever accept that this
system of Iblees has the slightest support in the Ahaadith.



Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said:  “It is prohibited for a person to go for Nafl Hajj if he will not be able to observe Salaat (i.e. punctually, regularly on time). If someone has reasonable certitude that even one Salaat will become qadha along the journey, then Nafl Hajj will not be permissible for him. Such a person incurs Deeni detriment. For the sake of a Nafl act, he neglects a Fardh. Such persons instead of gaining Allah’s proximity, drift further from Him.”
Hadhrat Thanvi has made reference to only one factor of prohibition, namely Salaat becoming qadha. Besides this, there are numerous other factors to compound and emphasize the prohibition. Total intermingling of the sexes from the time one leaves home until one’s return, and gross squandering of money whilst millions of the Ummah are languishing in abject poverty and ignorance reinforces the prohibition.