Purdah

I sit down to write this on the tenth of Ramadan (eleventh now). And here I sheepishly slip in a belated Ramadan Mubarak. My dear, dear people, allow me to unroll the most disputed parchment. The most over-discussed topic- THE COMMANDMENT OF HIJAB   *drum rolls* That’s right. I have avoided that topic much. Considering that there is enough covered-and-uncovered-lollipop discussion around to deal with that. (*rolls-eyes*) Anyway, here I am with my little bag…

This Unpaved Road

I have been sitting still for eons. It has been a hard day. And boring. This is unique to my nature. I don’t dwell in that area. I always have, in the reach of my hands something to keep me up from falling into the air of melancholy. I am by His Mercy, well equipped…

Here The Journey Began

Have you not found in yourself amidst a delightful day a feeling of missing something? Something that you have lost on the way. And a sudden urgency of need to search for it? How? When? No, you know well it was not a result of your last heartbreak, nor the misunderstanding between you and your…

Proudly Lost

If you don’t humble yourself before Allah, He has the means to humble you down before Him. And you can never be too cool for Islam. You can only be too ignorant of it to have that thought. There is a huge, huge chunk of muslim youngsters going in that line. And it saddens me…

A Friend in Qur’an

Something had been bothering me that day. The engagements were many. Anyone familiar with the north-Indian culture would relate to it when I say that marriage is a big business here. It is the marriages of some distant cousin that is enjoyed and celebrated as your own. And such a like-your-own  wedding fell onto my…

The Prayer of the Patient

  And (remember) Job, when He cried to his Lord, “Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.” So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Ourselves,…

Abu Hurayrah’s (R.A.) Cat

Who does not know Abu Huraryrah (R.A.), to whom a great number of hadith are attributed. But do you know that Abu Huraryrah was not his real name? Abu Hurayrah meant “Father of the Kitten” and he was so called because he used to love cats and took care of them. Apparently, he carried his…

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 excerpt 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…