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Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia

Islam and Original Sin

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“In Islam, religion is not only a spiritual and intellectual necessity but also a social and universal need. It is not to bewilder man but to guide him. It is not to debase him but to elevate his moral nature. It is not to deprive him of anything useful, or to burden him, or to oppress his qualities but to open for him inexhaustible treasures of sound thinking and right action…”

Good Advice in the month of Muharram

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. ..”

What is the purpose of your life?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“We may live for 60 to 100 years on this Doonya, but we are going to spend  many, many years in eternity Insha’ Allah. This is the warm-up – the dress rehearsal. We were created by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala for Him, and until we figure that out, life is a series of problems: ..”

Have we awakened?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Beloved People of Imaan!
The Shortest Distance between a Problem and its Solution
is the Distance between your Knees and the Floor.
The one who kneels to Almighty Allah
can stand up to Anything…”

O Beloved Hujjaj

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“When you remove your designer clothes and put on your Ihram, cast of your attitude, your ego, your arrogance, racism and chauvinism. When you perform the Tawaaf feel part of that ocean of faithful going in waves around the Ka’bah. Consider the majesty of Almighty Allah Most Exalted and realize that you too are part of the infinity of zeroes that is totally dependant on Him. When you pray at the station of Nabee Ibrahim A.S. [Maqami Ibrahim] wonder about his status, impact and influence on world history. ..”

Lessons from history: Genghis Khan and the Mongols

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” In his anger the prince told Jamal that a dog was worth more than a Persian. Jamal  replied, “Yes. If we did not have the true faith, we would indeed be worse than  dogs.” Tuqluq was struck by the reply. He inquired what Jamal meant by the true  faith. When Jamal explained the message of Islam Tuqluq was convinced…”

The Night of a Thousand Months

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Beloved Ummatal Muslimeen! “Laylatul Qadr” means the Night of Grandeur, Excellence and Honour. Amongst the nights of Ramadan there is this Most Holy Night called “Laylatul Qadr”  a night that is noted for its Glory and great blessings. The Holy Qura’n describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months which in turn means that it is greater than 83 years …”

Zakaat, Riba and the love of wealth

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“It must be made very clear that Zakah is not a tax. I repeat, not a tax but an act of worship and, like other acts of worship, it is solely for the Pleasure of Almighty Allah. Soundness of intention is a necessity at the time of the payment of Zakah for it is a major act of Ibadat.  Like all other acts of Ibadat, it is solely for Almighty Allah…”

Ramadan: The Heartbeat of Islam

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“We must have our bearings right, the right sense of destination, the right navigational equipment, and an inbuilt system of correcting the course and raising an alarm, in case one begins to zigzag or go dangerously astray. The Most holy and auspicious month of Ramadan helps to define our limits [Hudood] and is a powerful social vehicle to help us through the Month that Almighty Allah Most Beneficent and Merciful has claimed for Himself…”