Love and Limits

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

The big picture

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

Valuing the knowledge in a difficult enviroment

Are we ready to understand and place value on the qualities of Allah? How do we value the knowledge that we receive and the value that we place on ourselves? If we belong to Allah, Allah will elevate us in every aspect. That elevation is not earned by our beauty and bank accounts, but according… Continue reading Valuing the knowledge in a difficult enviroment

What about Natural Disasters?

What is the connection between good and evil with the calamities of this world, such as natural disasters and famine? Allah has provided ample resources for everyone on earth to live in comfort. However, these resources are often monopolized by the rich. They do not reach the poor because of the failure to distribute them… Continue reading What about Natural Disasters?

Everything was created for Us

There are many things that we are ignorant about, including our bodies and the planet we live on. Even collectively, man is severely limited in knowledge. True knowledge only lies with the Creator, and only when we seek Him can we find the answers. In one report the Creator said: “I created you mankind for… Continue reading Everything was created for Us

Money, Fame, Beauty– Is this enough?

We think happiness in life comes with the combination of money, fame and beauty. If richness buys security and happiness, how come so many rich people are disillusioned, miserable and depressed? How many rich people need counseling and medication for stress and anger, and cannot even enjoy a peaceful night's sleep? How many successful businessmen… Continue reading Money, Fame, Beauty– Is this enough?

Who is Muhammad (PBUH)

Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Messenger of Allah was sent as a role model, a teacher, and mercy to mankind to guide us from darkness to light. He was born and raised in the Arabic peninsula in a time of ignorance, tribalism, violence and mischief. It was also an age where eloquent Arabic poetry… Continue reading Who is Muhammad (PBUH)

Guarding the tongue and actions.

Aswad ibn Asram (RA) once asked Rasulullah (SAW) for advice. Rasulullah (SAW) asked him to hold tight with his hand. If unable, then to hold his tongue. If unable, not to spread his hand and his tongue except with goodness, which in other words means to be careful of what he does and says. Narrated… Continue reading Guarding the tongue and actions.

Liberation from our own Desires

To love someone we have to serve. Why do we keep falling during this journey today? It is because we are stubbornly clinging on to what we want, and therefore become slaves to our yearnings, be it money, food, status, physical relationships, or showing off. Once the desire intensifies, we would do anything to fulfil… Continue reading Liberation from our own Desires