Nature ~ Nurture

These are two main factors that shape the development of our personalities. The first is our nafs – our genetic characteristics. We were all created with our unique inborn characteristics, impulses, strengths and weaknesses. These natural desires determine our likes, dislikes, a large part of our disposition and our inbuilt strengths and weaknesses. These genetic… Continue reading Nature ~ Nurture

Death

Death is a humbling reminder of our own vulnerability, fragility and mortality. If there is any other lesson to consider, whenever we witness death we should also wonder who will be next. Could it be us? Muslims are encouraged to recite Surah Ya-seen on the eve of every Friday as a means of commemorating our… Continue reading Death

Patience

Patience. To me is the key in everything that I do. Since I woke up in the morning, when I left home and everything in between untill I am back home. If I encounter a situation that makes me lose my temper, I ask/tell myself 'in situation like this how would our Prophet(PBUH) would have… Continue reading Patience

Good VS Evil

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

Traits that Almighty does not love.

Allah has also warned us against behaviour that He does not love. Naturally we should strive to avoid having these types of behaviour and characteristics. Transgression and aggression against each other. Physical aggression is an obvious example, but aggressive behaviour can also be characterised by verbal, financial and emotional aggression, intimidation and all other forms… Continue reading Traits that Almighty does not love.