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To Gilded Mountains

A beautiful connection dawned upon me during my Tafseer class. Long ago, when we did the Tafseer of Surah Al-Fatihah, we connected it to a verse in Surah An-Nisa’. The verse ‘Siratallatheena an’amta alaihim’, is explained as ‘The path of those whom you have bestowed your blessings upon’. It is said that ‘An’amta alaihim’ (those…

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3 Keys to Unlocking A Married Life

The first few years of marriage are hard. I cannot tell you how many times I had the thought of ending mine in the first year of my marriage. But I married my husband after doing Istikhara, after consulting Allah, so I turn to Him each time I am in distress. Alhamdulillah, although my husband…

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Islam Is My Life Because..

Before marriage, the place of Deen (religion) in my life was only limited to praying the Friday prayers and fasting the month of Ramadan. After marriage, my life was nothing different from that of a normal married girl – expecting a lot from your husband, glowing with happiness at his praise and appreciation, and feeling…

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Everything Will Fall

When the Prophet ﷺ died, people were in shock. The shock for everyone was very severe. Some sat and couldn’t stand, others became silent and couldn’t speak, and others outright denied that he ﷺ had departed from this world. Even the second caliph ‘Umar رضي الله عنه‎‎ fell into denial to a degree that he said,…

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3C’s to Finding Your Life Partner | Part 1

We live in an age where many marriages easily crumble to pieces. Where marriages are not surviving, where two people who were so sure about their love for one another before marriage are unable to declare their love for each other on a daily basis after they’ve tied the knot. One of the reasons for this…

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A Shining Example – Saudah Bint Zam’ah

Oftentimes, when we speak of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Believers), we talk about powerhouses like Khadijah, ‘Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنهن) etc; about those who were outspoken and emerged as the leaders among women because of their powerful personalities. However, we sometimes tend to forget about those silent pillars that…

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Ramadan Flew Past

Ramadan flew past us like the breeze, rejuvenating our soul and giving life to our heart. The question now is, has this Ramadan done enough to improve our Iman? Or have we sunken into the ocean of this Dunya, struggling to keep up with the fast moving, hectic life with our iman paying the price?…

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How To Keep The Ramadan Spirit Alive

  You’re expecting another cliché article, aren’t you? Like the ones with the rhyming titles we read every year about a week or two after Eid: “7 Ways To Maintain Your Eman” “Don’t Let Ramadan Fly And Let Your Faith Die” “Reason Number Five To Keep Ramadan’s Spirit Alive” Let me tell you a little…

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A Sip from the Sunnah

Anas Ibn Malik رضي الله عنه is an illustrious Sahabi who served the Prophet and was at his side for years since a tender age of 10. He had the chance to personally witness the adab, interactions and learn from the Prophet directly. He is the third largest narrator of ahadith from the Prophet. He has narrated…

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