Muslims are encouraged in the Qur'an 47:24 to ponder the verses of the Qur'an itself, and to do their best to not get too attached to this temporal existence and its trappings. In Islam, worldly life is a test; success and failure lead to paradise and hell, respectively.
What do you hope to achieve when living life as a pretender? Scoring well in examinations? Landing a good job? Making a man or a woman happy? To be popular? Entering into a fantasy relationship where you are living in a dreamland, the never ending story? Can you be who you truly are if you… Continue reading Lost Heart, Mind and Soul?
Allah is the ultimate Creator and He creates whatever He wishes. Amongst His creations are angels, jinn and human beings, each one of these endowed with different qualities. Angels are created from light (although they are not light). They are the perfect slaves of Allah with the attribute of constant worship. They do not have… Continue reading Good VS Evil
We all have our own trigger points which can make us lose our temper. Sometimes, a person can appear calm and suddenly start shouting just because the waiter mixed up his order. Or a parent starts screaming at his child for a small mistake just because he had a bad day at work. Many times,… Continue reading Controlling your Anger
Once Allah bestows you with His quality, you will be closer to Allah. With this closeness, Allah will be for you every step of the way. He will guard, love you and protect you. According to riwayah, Musa AS fell asleep while tending to the sheep in the desert. When he woke up, he was shocked… Continue reading Safeguarding the Love
When assessing one's intelligence in the scope of Islam, do you know the benchmarks which have been applied by the early Muslim scholars? In this world there are those who are academically brilliant, but spiritually and in matters of his personality, are actually stunted. So what are the determining factors under Islam? The intelligent possesses… Continue reading The Intelligent and the Foolish
From childhood to the moment we leave this earth, we are conditioned to think in the way of the world. A world that is characterised by limits, finite in its very nature. From the colossal star that lights our days, provides the conditions required for life and keeps us circling a steady orbit, to the… Continue reading Love and Limits
When we look at what is happening in the world, do we realise how small our problems are in comparison to a refugee who has to sleep in the mud or freezing weather? What about those who lost their homes overnight because of a natural disaster? The persons who are told by their doctors that… Continue reading The big picture