Mourning over

Recollect the last unhappy day in your life. That time, when you were saddened to the very depth of your soul. Saddened over a loss which you thought you would never recover from. And you cried those painful cries. Sitting for hours at stretch thinking how much the world has changed for you. This same…

When Yathrib became Medina (Part 2)

Go to (Part 1) In Mecca, muslims could not openly follow the religion their Prophet ﷺ brought to them. The believers had to bear endless prosecution for conforming to the tawhid of la ilalha illa Allah.  Having attained that freedom in Yathrib, the Prophet ﷺ with the believers engaged in constructing a mosque. A suitable sight was searched…

When Yathrib became Medina (Part 1)

One day the Holy Prophet ﷺ knocked at the door of Abu Bakr R.A. The time has come. The Prophet ﷺ  informed him that he has been granted the permission to migrate to Yathrib by Allah ﷻ .  Abu Bakr, who has been preparing for this day in advance, could only shed tears at the Prophet’s ﷺ welcoming words….

A Flower in the Desert

Haven’t we heard; you and I, of the numerous incidents from the life of our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم when while praying for his Ummah his beard would be soaked with tears. Haven’t we all heard this so many times? Gone through it, skipped it. What was it that moved him to tears? Why…

The Light Personified

In today’s day and age islam is looked up with suspicion, fear and hate. Muslims are attacked at two fronts. A group of extremist misinterpreters of the religion, our Prophet ﷺ warned us against and on the other hand is a band of preposterous and hateful people assaulting muslims in the name of retribution. The…

(Part 1.2) Types of Intentions

In the name of Allah, Most compassionate, Most Merciful. عَنْ أمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ أَبِيْ حَفْصٍ عُمَرَ ابْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ يِقُوْلُ إنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ وَ إنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِىءٍ مَا نَوَى فَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللهِ وَ رَسُوْلِهِ فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللهِ وَ رَسُوْلِهِ وَ مَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ…

(Part 1.1) Actions and Intentions

In the name of Allah, Most compassionate, Most Merciful. عَنْ أمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ أَبِيْ حَفْصٍ عُمَرَ ابْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ يِقُوْلُ إنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ وَ إنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِىءٍ مَا نَوَى فَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللهِ وَ رَسُوْلِهِ فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللهِ وَ رَسُوْلِهِ وَ مَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ…