Liebster Award

Assalam alykum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuhu Lupus Muslimah Chronicles nominated me for the Liebster Award. It came quite early in my blogging journey and I am surprised! I thank this dear sister in faith for considering my writing worthy for this nomination. And request you all to have a look at her beautiful blog. 🙂 RULES…

Be Like K’ab رضي الله عنه

Of all the amazing, awe-inspiring, wondrous companions our Prophet ﷺ had, I have a special place in my heart for K’ab R.A.. Many of us might not have even heard about him before. But there is this story about him that reduces me to utter humility and compassion, may Allah be pleased with him. I never…

A Deceiving Cure

The thought of writing this was triggered in the midst of a conversation with an old friend. She informed me that her brother has been planning to buy a piano to de-stress himself. While she complained about the lack of space to hold that big an instrument, I was concerned about something else. My heart…

The Deception Of Satan

This is an extract from an older post which I found worth sharing over again. It is absolutely profound and I cannot get over this description. This has been taken from Imam Ghazali’s The Path of Worshippers. On Satan’s Cunning and His Deception Know that Satan’s deceptions and mendacity in relation to man’s worship and…

III.(C) On the Valley of Obstacles

When Satan was thrown out of Paradise for disobeying Allah, he decided to avenge this insult from our father Adam A.S. and his progeny. And become our eternal enemy.  ‘Then surely, I will come to them from before them and from behind them and from their right and from their left, and You will not…

A Meaningful Life

Think of a gift that has been given to you by a very close friend. On a condition that he will come back after a few years to see how well have you kept that precious gift he has given you. I personally, have received very few gifts in my life. But that is the…

The Illusion of Happiness

For the background- I have been rigorously working on Imam Ghazali’s The Path of worshippers.  Which requires me to read and re-read a portion of that book and then right down a conspectus of the same. If you have not noticed, I have posted my work here.  This work has been very absorbing. Very awakening. I thank…

III.(B) On the Valley of Obstacles

I have been captured by this part entirely. Imam Ghazali’s remarkable understanding and examination of even the minutest actions, thoughts and speech has left me awed over again. I cannot express the intensity with which the content of this book, this topic in particular, has made me reflect and observe how far am I even…

III.(A) On the Valley of Obstacles

As the wayfarer approaches this valley of obstacles, he realizes that he must be steadfast in his efforts to pass through this valley.  FIRST OBSTACLE: THE WORLD AND THINGS ATTACHED TO IT The example of this world and Hereafter is like the East and the West- inasmuch as you get close to one, you will…

Humans and Heroes

I seek refuge in Allah and place my hopes in Him.  The idea of this post was long in my head. I kept pushing it away because of the potency of its contents. It could be that this post is greatly misunderstood. My intention however is to divert the reader to a much ignored side…

II. On the Valley of Repentance

Once the valley of knowledge has been crossed and the three obligatory knowledge attained, the wayfarer now comes across the valley of Repentance.  His knowing God puts Him in a situation where Allah opens his heart to his sins and flaws. Knowing which he realizes that me must get rid of his sins to further…

I. On the Valley of Knowledge

Previous Post-The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise of the Lord of the Worlds (Introduction)     Having now discussed in brief Imam Ghazali’s seven valleys on the path of servanthood to God, we will take up each valley individually as per his writings to discuss each stage in detail.  When the wayfarer embarks the…