Fear of the Unknown

Human beings, by nature, are scared of anything unknown. The unknown makes us uneasy and anxious. If you go into a dark room and you can't see what's inside, you are fearful. If you are driving on an unknown road and the signboard at the junction is missing, you feel lost and nervous. If you… Continue reading Fear of the Unknown

What should we do when things do not go that well?

The solution is simple, for Verse 2:155 of Surat Al Baqarah concludes "..... but give good tidings to the patient". Hence, the Qur’an has already told us the attitude to adopt when hardship falls upon us. With patience, we have demonstrated that our love of and trust in Allah outstrips the love of the things… Continue reading What should we do when things do not go that well?

Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 5

Many people think that the story of Musa AS ended after the crossing of the Red Sea. However, events continued to unfold after the destruction of Pharaoh. The story carries on with the new lives of Bani Israel, no longer overshadowed by the tyranny of Pharaoh’s regime. During the crossing of the Red Sea, angel… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 5

Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 4

Musa AS and Harun AS were the agents of change, and the countdown to the destruction of Pharaoh’s empire had begun, starting with the mass conversion of the magicians. There was another shocking conversion, by Pharaoh’s own queen, Asiah AS. Allah had instilled love in her heart for Musa AS from the time he was… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 4

Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 3

THE DA’WAH OF MUSA AS Musa AS carried with him two commands for Pharaoh. The first was an invitation to Allah and the second was to release Bani Israel from all the torture and oppression imposed on them by Pharaoh’s regime. Proof was going to be required in this confrontation, and Musa AS was already… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 3

ISLAM IS FROM THE INSIDE OUT,NOT THE OUTSIDE IN

As a child, and even into my adulthood, I was brought up to believe that all one needs to do to enter Paradise is to become a Muslim. This meant, from an academic understanding, to accept a certain belief system (the Islamic pillars of faith, such as the belief in God and His scriptures); solemnized… Continue reading ISLAM IS FROM THE INSIDE OUT,NOT THE OUTSIDE IN