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…

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…

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…

How to respond?

It has been quite sometime since I last wrote a blog. To be honest, I felt rather out of any good thing to write about, any thought worth sharing until today. Something that encouraged me to write another blog. I have touched upon this topic before. Yet it has been renewed to me by an…

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…