How Islam changed my life

Change. An act or process through which something becomes different. We all change throughout time, either due to our circumstances or our hardships. However, we all can agree to one thing: change does not happen in the blink of an eye. It takes a great amount of hard work and perseverance. Mostly, people change because … Continue reading How Islam changed my life

EASE…Inside or Out?

"And We will ease you toward ease." (Qur'an 87:8) I did my best to hide it From the rest. Yet the dark night revealed the moon a hide-and-seek play between us two But the clouds gave her away far too soon. Lesson learnt, you may find For no companion will be forever intertwined. Now they … Continue reading EASE…Inside or Out?

When you least expect it…LIEBSTER Award

Ahem...welcome to the unexpected world of blogging. So, as I was numbly scrolling through my not-so-addictive mobile, my eyes wandered among the notifications popping up and surprisingly enough one of them has been the reason for this post. If you haven't guessed it already, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award from TheImperfectMuslimah, a blog … Continue reading When you least expect it…LIEBSTER Award

History in Islam: The Makkah Incident

Islam means peace. Submitting to the will of Allah. The belief in the unseen. Fanaticism is to hold those same beliefs, in a way that distorts its very essence reaching beyond its limits. That is anything but Islam. The 20th November 1979 or the 1st of Muharram 1400 marked the very beginning of the excruciating … Continue reading History in Islam: The Makkah Incident

Hajj Series: “But you might forget what day is today”

The 9th of Dhul Hijjah, at mount Arafah: Tomorrow is the day of Eid, confirming yet another year of fulfillment of Ibrahem's legacy. Yet another year remembering the sacrifices he went through. Yet another year when the chosen believers will reach their next step from their life-changing journey of Hajj.But today is as important as tomorrow. … Continue reading Hajj Series: “But you might forget what day is today”

Hajj Series: “Happy with what Allah wants”

"My Master, grant me [a child] from among the righteous. So We gave him good tidings of a forbearing boy. And when he reached with him [the age of] working with him, he said, "O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think." He said, "O … Continue reading Hajj Series: “Happy with what Allah wants”

Hajj Series: “Allah does not want bad for us”

In Makkah, thousands of years ago: Walking with sweat rolling over his forehead, tears on the verge to come out of his eyes, along with his son. Their hearts staying firm on just one belief that's keeping it from erupting: Allah does not want bad for us. Through an unimaginable courage and complete trust in … Continue reading Hajj Series: “Allah does not want bad for us”

Hajj Series: “Then, He will not let us go!”

إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللهِ "Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah." (Qur'an 2:158) Ibrahem aleyhi salam receives a command from Allah that he has to take his beloved wife Hajar and his newborn son Ismael, the only son for whom he and his wife spent endless nights and days supplicating … Continue reading Hajj Series: “Then, He will not let us go!”

Hajj Series: Learning our History

Thousands of years ago... "And when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a secure city and provide its people with fruits - whoever of them believes in Allah and the Last Day." (Qur'an 2:126) Today... Labbayk Allahumma. Labbayk Here I am at Your service. Oh Allah, here I am. Labbayka, La shareeka laka. Labbayk. Here I … Continue reading Hajj Series: Learning our History

Are we conveying the message?

 "Convey from me, even if it is one Ayah" (Sahih Bukhari 346) As I was sitting in my living room trying to find some inspiration and looking at the clock hanging on the wall as the time passes by slowly, I heard a knock on my door. Thinking it was someone from the mail to … Continue reading Are we conveying the message?