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Coronavirus Advice


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Assalamu Alaykum,

I hope and pray that you are well and that Allah (SWT) keeps you well throughout this pandemic that we are facing.

I have compiled below a basic list of 10 things that we can all do to help with the threat of the Coronavirus within our community. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the list and share insha Allah.

1. Look after yourself and your families. Don’t put yourself or them at risk. 

“Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Continue reading Coronavirus Advice

Advice to the Seekers – New Years Resolutions


Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray’s advice to the students at SeekersHub Toronto (Ayah and Hadith additions in italic below are mine and not of Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray):

  1. Be people of the Night Prayer (Tahajjud)

‘And during the night, wake up for Salāh of Tahajjud , an additional prayer for you. It is very likely that your Lord will place you at Praised Station.’ [Qur’an 17:79]

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” [Muslim]

  1. Devote at least one hour per week to Seeking Knowledge (‘ilm)

‘So High above all is Allah, the True King! And do not hasten with (reciting) the Qur’ān before its revelation to you is concluded, and say, “My Lord, improve me in knowledge.”’ [Qur’an 20:114]

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “He for whom Allâh desires great good, He grants him (superlative) understanding in the Religion.” [Part of a longer Hadith from Bukhari and Muslim]

  1. Spend at least one hour per week giving to the community (Khidmah)

‘The believers, male and female, are friends to each other. They bid virtue and forbid vice and establish Salāh and pay Zakāh and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those are the ones whom Allah will bless with mercy. Surely, Allah is Powerful, Wise.’ [Qur’an 9:71]

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Allah will relieve anyone who relieves a believer of one of the afflictions of this world, of one of the afflictions of the Day of Rising. Allah will give ease in this world and the Next to anyone who eases the hardship of another. Allah will veil anyone who veils another Muslim in this world and the Next. Allah will help His slave as long as His slave is helping his brother.” [Muslim]

What better way to start the New Year than to pledge to commit to each of the above. Imagine if we all made the small steps mentioned above, what difference it could make to our lives and the lives of those around us.

May Allah give us Tawfiq – Ameen

Abu Zaynah

Source: https://www.facebook.com/iffat.syed.10/posts/10101218911309487

Advice to the Youth Series – Get Involved


‘You are the best community brought forth to men, enjoining decency, and forbidding indecency, and believing in God.’ [Qur’an 3:110]

Get involved – establish local circles of learning, get involved with theyouth in your area, help provide facilities for young people to come to for both learning and play. We should establish Muslim Youth Centre all across the country and these should be run by young people who know what the youth want, although the premises itself maybe overseen and managed by elders.

Don’t be put off by groups and labels. If there is an organisation doing good in your area and they are the only ones doing it, get involved and try to help out. Muslims need to start accepting our differences and complementing one another in the work that we do instead of re-inventing the wheel and creating rival mosques, madrasas, organisation who all work in the same area but don’t talk to each other or complement each other’s work.

Get involved at the local level and make a positive contribution to the area in which you live. Volunteer a little of your time for the community. Give them advice, support them with ideas and help them build a community where everyone would want to live.

Get involved!