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
"The biggest obstacle or hurdle that we face in life is often ourselves. Our excuses, laziness, pettiness, jealousies, insecurities, fears, and doubts are all self-made roadblocks that prevent us from reaching the greatness that we are all capable of reaching."
"The greatest trails that you will ever blaze are the ones that you walk on your own. Refuse to choose the path that others have traveled, force yourself to find your own way and always seek higher ground. Your destiny can never be fulfilled following others."
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.
Today, we are hardwired to believe that a sign of victory when things fall into place in the way and time that we like. We feel triumphant, for example, when our husbands, wives and children behave in the way we want. We feel proud if our children are extremely cute and intelligent. If the opposite… Continue reading Victorious VS Defeated
Someone once sent out a question on why we fast during Ramadhan. Some of the replies were: to detox, to gain rewards and to lose weight. There was little talk of the spiritual aspects to it. This got me thinking that throughout the passage of time, misinformation and lack of knowledge, we have lost the… Continue reading Purpose of Ramadhan
The Qur'an is a miraculous script, containing the words of Allah. It is not merely a collection of Arabic passages verses to be ritually memorised and recited. The Qur’an is the encyclopaedia and the map for our lives in this world, containing a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and guidance. The Qur'an is the only surviving… Continue reading DEMYSTIFYING THE QUR’AN
When we feel crushed by the weight of our life issues, we seek psychological and emotional cure in whichever way we can. One of these is by escaping from our failed personal issues – sour relationships, tragedies, losses, unhappy jobs, unfulfilled ambitions, to compensate those losses or dreams that failed to crystallise. We try to… Continue reading Escapism
Have we ever wondered whether the reasons our dreams don’t come true is because we may be chasing the wrong dreams, and that the chase is backed up by the wrong guidelines? Whenever we aspire towards something, and whenever we achieve something in life, we feel as if a fundamental need has been fulfilled. We… Continue reading Chasing the wrong dreams