If we could know the UNSEEN

If we could know the unseen, we would accept the present. When we belong to Allah, we know that everything has a wisdom. But because of the temptation and weakness, and because we are blinded by the glare of dunia (worldly life), we do not see the wisdom of Allah. Maybe the wisdom is to give… Continue reading If we could know the UNSEEN

Staying Devoted

The key to spreading Islam is through mercy and moderation. In the early days, Islam was implemented through mercy, not by force or harshness. A wise person will not push another beyond limits, but instead will encourage him to apply Islam in reasonable portions, based on individual ability and strength of faith. By the same… Continue reading Staying Devoted

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

Purpose of Ramadhan

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

A Muslim and a Muslim Heart

What is a Muslim? ***I have a Muslim name. My identification papers say that I'm Muslim. I obey Islamic rituals. But my habits, style of life, character, ambition and achievements are all from the material life – 95% of my efforts are focused on the material life, leaving 5% of my time for devotion. If… Continue reading A Muslim and a Muslim Heart

Sandcastles

When you walk along the beach, a common sight is that of children and sometimes adults, building sandcastles. They scoop damp sand and use their buckets and spades to shape the sandcastle, slightly away from the waves but where the sand is still moist from the previous tide. Beachgoers build sandcastles for fun, knowing from… Continue reading Sandcastles

Chasing the wrong dreams

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