Turkish military ship joins efforts to reach Rohingya Muslims


The Turkish navy is carrying out efforts to reach Rohingya Muslims stranded in boats off the coast of Thailand and Malaysia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said.

Addressing a group of young people at Çankaya Palace May 19, Davutoğlu said that Turkey was doing its best to reach Rohingya Muslims at sea with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the help of a ship from the Turkish Armed Forces already sailing in the region.

Some 7,000 to 8,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants are currently thought to be in the Malacca Straits, unable to disembark because of crackdowns on trafficking networks in Thailand and Malaysia, their primary destination.

Boats carrying about 500 members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community washed ashore in western Indonesia on May 10, with some people in need of medical attention, a migration official and a human rights advocate said.

The men, women and children arrived on two separate boats, holding 430 people and 70 people respectively, said Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the IOM in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

Rohingya Muslims have suffered for decades from state-sanctioned discrimination in Myanmar.

Attacks on the religious minority by Buddhist mobs in the last three years have sparked one of the biggest exoduses of boat people since the Vietnam War, sending 100,000 people fleeing, according to Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project. The project has monitored the movements of Rohingya for more than a decade.

Tightly confined and with limited access to food and clean water, Lewa said she worries that the migrants’ health is steadily deteriorating. Dozens of deaths have been reported in the last few months.


Salawat from Shifa ul-Qulub


Salawat from Shifa ul-Qulub

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد ولا تحرق بالنار لسانا يصلي عليه

O Allah! Pray on our Master Muhammad


do not burn a tongue which prays on him

Shifa ul-Qulub ~ Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi hafizu Llah

Spirituality is… according to Shaykh Imran bin Munir Husayn Hafizu Llah


Spirituality is… according to Shaykh Imran bin Munir Husayn Hafizu Llah

Spirituality is not about abstract thinking and metaphors.

Spirituality is about the journey towards excellence in everything – including faith, worship, social relations and character. People claiming insight into spirituality, yet finding excuses to avoid the Sunnah or any moral or legal obligation are pretenders not sufis.

If you want to study the spirituality of Rumi and Jami and their like, look at their lives, not just half-quotes.

– Shaykh Imran bin Munir Husayn Hafizu Llah

Recite salawat as much as you can in Sha’ban


Recite salawat as much as you can in Sha’ban

It is recommended to bestow abundant blessings and peace upon the Beloved of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in Sha’ban. It was in this month that Allah revealed:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَـتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِيِّ يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ صَلُّواْ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُواْتَسْلِيماً

Allah and His angels bestow their blessings upon the Prophet. O you who believe bestow blessings and peace upon him in abundance (surah al-Ahzab verse 56)

A prayer from Shifa al-Quloob by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi hafizu Llah


اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ مَدِيْنَةِ العِلْم وَ سَفِيْنَةِ الحِلْم وَعَلٰى اَلِه وَصَحْبِهِ وَ سَلِّم

Allāhumma Sali ‘Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Madinatil ‘ilm wa safinatil hilm wa ‘Ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa salim.

O Allāh ﷻ pray upon our master Muhammad the city of knowledge and the ship of forbearance and upon his family, his companions and send salutations.

An entreaty for help in the court of the Holy Prophet ﷺ


The Imam of millions of followers of the Hanafi School, Shaykh Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifah (radi Allahu ‘anhu) makes an entreaty for help in the court of the Holy Prophet ﷺ, in ‘Al-Qasidah al-Nau’maniyah fi Madhi Khayr al-Bariyyah’:

يـا أكـرم الثقليـن يـا كنـز الغنـى
O the one! Who is better than all humans and jinns and who is the treasure of Allah

جـد لـي بجـودك و ارضنـي برضـاكـا
Please give me from what Allah has bestowed on you and make me happy like Allah has pleased you

أنـا طامـع بالجـود منـك و لـم يكـن
I am a candidate for your shower of generosity

لأبـي حنيفـة فـي الأنـام سـواكـا
There is no one for Abu Hanifah in the entire creation except you.

I laughed once in my life and I regret it!


Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) earned his living by trading. Every Friday, he distributed 20 gold coins to the poor for his parents soul. For 40 years Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) performed the Fajr Salaah with the Wudu that he made for the Esha Salaah (ie. he did not sleep after the night prayer). He performed Hajj 55 times. He used to recite the entire Holy Quran once every day and once every night.

Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) had so much of Taqwa (Piety) that for 30 years he fasted every day (except for the 5 forbidden days). He often read the Holy Quran in one rakaah or two. He did not accept any presents from anyone. He wore clothes like those of the poor. Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) once said:

I laughed once in my life and I regret it.

He talked little and thought much. It is said that at the place where his soul was taken, he read the Holy Quran 7000 times.

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