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Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia

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…”

Ready for Ramadan?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“O you who believe! Instead of telling Almighty Allah what we want, we should try to ask what it is that He wants for us, or wants us to do, in each situation. Sometimes He gives a very clear indication of what it is He wants us to do through inner conviction, through a verse of the Most Holy Qur’an, or an insight given through another person. When we are less certain, we can pray for what seems to be the best solution, acknowledging that Almighty Allah’s wisdom is perfect…

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By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“No where in the Bible or in the Torah will you find Almighty God saying to Prophet Moosa (Moses – Peace be upon him) or to the Bani Isra’eel that their religion is Judaism. Similarly, nowhere in the Bible will you find Almighty God telling Prophet Esa Alayhis Salaam (Jesus Christ) or his followers that their religion will be called Christianity. All the Prophets (Alayhim Salaam) called the people to surrender their will to the Will of Almighty Allah – which is Islam – and to warn people to stay away from the false gods of human imagination directed to any person, place or thing other than the Glorious Creator and Sustainer…”

A Sha’baan Message from the Heart

By Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. Don’t count the days, make the days count. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to Almighty Allah Rabbul Ala’meen. It is the love of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala that unblocks the coldness, the bitterness, the ache of bereavement, the pain of loneliness and rejection, the resentment of our ill treatment by others. ..”

Rajab and the Enlightened Path

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“You cannot be forced to feel faith any more than you can be forced to feel love. It’s a matter of awareness. According to Islam, the person who submits to the Will of Almighty Allah, which is a good Will, and obeys the Law of the Exalted Creator, which is the best Law, is a sound and honest person. He is gaining protection of his own rights, showing genuine respect for the rights of others, and enjoying a high degree of responsible, creative freedom….”

Our greatest need of the hour

By Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” It is possible for the righteous word to transform into a righteous social structure only when it springs from a heart regenerated by the values that it signifies. Otherwise, it remains a hollow utterance without meaning or content. Thus it is the ‘heart’ that gives meaning to words, content to ideals, and direction and goal to outward development. …”

The Spirit of Islam

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“In order to avoid the least semblance of high-handedness, no Muslim was allowed to acquire the land owned by a Christian nor could they be disposed of their property. All were equal under the law. In their anxiety for the welfare of all non-Muslim subjects, the Khalifs’ of Baghdad, like their counterparts of Cordova, created a special governmental department charged with the protection of all non-Muslim citizens and the safeguarding of their interests. ..”