Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on the death of his son Ibrahim

“Dear Ibrahim! We can’t do anything for you. Divine Will can’t be changed. Your father’s eyes shed tears, and his heart is sad and grieved for your death. However, I will not say anything which may invite the wrath of Allah. If there had not been the true and certain promise of Allah that we…

A Majnu

Last night a majnu passed by my window crying at the top of his voice, “I have found God, I have found God!” Amused, I stopped him and asked, “Where is He?” He pressed his hand on his heart and whispered, “Here.”

A Sufi

When I look at life, I see misery, helplessness, struggle. An endless struggle to see things getting better. To see the hopes rising and falling. To see the day with a belief that it might be better. And to witness it crumbling before you to uncountable pieces. To wake up again with new hopes, and…

Stay

Today as I started to look back, to sort out the things of the days I have lived, a feeling of nostalgia got over me. And I crept silently through those memories with something in my throat. I found the essence of new found imaan, the perfume of submission and surrender, the smell of sweat…

A Firefly

My sun rose. It rose, shrugging its shoulders, rubbing its eyes. My dear, dear sun. Pampered, spoilt. My sun rose. Behind the clouds, it bathe in its own freshness. Humming a familiar tone. Its rays washing over the horizon. The birds chirruping, welcoming the rise. How did they got the news? Who told them? That…

tazkiyah

If an I could survive in the realm of submission, that I would have been Divine. But the truth is one must melt all the I’s and Me’s until there is none left. Only then the power of Love reveals itself. Only then one is said to be alive. And all others are dead. You’re Moses but still a shephard, You’re Joseph but still in the well….

For the Tired Ones

I want to be with you now. Right this very moment as I am writing this down I know that the hope of it is keeping me going despite all odds. I know it will happen one day. I will be presented before you, accompanied by angels holding each arm, I will be lead from…

Towards the End

This is one of those moments where you do not know what to write but you realize that you really want to write something. And you can trust the contents of your heart to weave up a beautiful narrative of what should be shared and what should yet be kept away. Let us talk about…

On Losing a Battle

I just realized that I have turned 23. And there is no turning back. An unapologetic, loud and uncompromising 23 year old. I am not proud of it, to be honest. I want to be more women-like. More filled with forbearance, more balanced with love and more sorted with obedience. But I fear that my…

A Liberating Love

One of the supreme weaknesses that Allah has created the human with is embodied in a desire to have love around him. Allah has created us to love, to desire love and to be moved towards the source of love. The more I see of this world, its days and nights, the more I breathe in…