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Have We Abandoned Ilm?

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah صلى اللّٰه عليه وسلم said, “Whoever travels a path in search on knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” [Sahih Muslim, 2699] Imagine yourself, walking through the doors of a hall that is filled with tables and chairs from one end to the next,…

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The Art of Reading

“I never get enough of reading. When I see a book the first time, it feels as if I see a treasure. If I say that I have read 20,000 volumes, then it is (even) more and I’m still reading.” – Imam Ibn Al Jawzi رحمه الله Just like you can’t have sunshine without the sun,…

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With Hardship Comes Ease

Every ayah in the Quran is important as it is the word of Allah but then there are some ayat which touch us particularly depending on our state of mind and situation. It sometimes happens that we are going through a certain scenario and we randomly hear an ayah being recited  or read an ayah…

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Ramadan: Fast or Feast?

3 Ways to Reduce time in the Kitchen and at Socials!   The world has just welcomed our blessed guest, Ramadan. This month, full of blessings and wonders, comes and goes in a flash. Since there is such little time for which the month of fasting dawns upon us, let’s see about how this month…

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Entering The Cave

Under the vastness of the blue skies, walk frayed beings forlorn and confused. Every heart is mourning in pain, every soul wounded, every eye glistening with tears, weeping, every being going through a similar journey, packaged with tailor-made tests that we all need to complete and pass. Our starting points were the same and our…

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Ramadan Is Coming!

SubhanAllah, it’s already that time of the year again. Hasn’t this year flown by so fast? Yet, the hearts are longing and the souls are in great need of enrichment. Oh Ramadan, we need you! We are waiting earnestly for you. My daughter’s latest favourite nasheed, which happens to be about Ramadan, goes – “Knock,…

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Recite and Rise

  “She’s a hafidhah” a friend casually adds to the introduction as she introduces me to another friend I was meeting for the first time. “MashaAllah, I hear you’ve also memorized the Quran!” says an aunty the second time she sees me. A tinge of happiness, mixed with pride and guilt fills me, yes guilt….

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You Booze You Lose

A glass of wine? A few beers? A shot of tequila? Scotch? On the rocks? With a twist? Man the choices are endless, and they sound so appealing, don’t they? (Oh don’t give me that look! Of course they do!) If alcohol didn’t make people feel SO GOOD, why on earth would they start drinking?…

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