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!”

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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?

Appreciating the Difference

"Once, Abu Dharr al Ghifari and Bilal ibn Rabah, two sahaba of the Prophet (pbuh), had a dispute a disagreement among each other. Now what happened was that Abu Dharr, in a state of anger and rage, reproached Bilal about his mother, saying “O son of a black woman!”. At this statement Bilal was deeply … Continue reading Appreciating the Difference

Breathe In Breathe Out

I see the sun…But why is it clouded Slowly dark night has surrounded A storm of thoughts coming from everywhere Tired of looking over at what people stare Feelings that cannot be identified Is it pain, longing, fear or am I just being occupied By doubts without reason By unwelcomed whispers drowning me from inside… … Continue reading Breathe In Breathe Out

Book Review: Reclaim your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed

“This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys—unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place … Continue reading Book Review: Reclaim your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed

A born Muslim revert

Weird title huh? Yep I know…so lets get started! This is a very personal and significant topic that I want to share with you. Today, Islam is the second largest growing religion in the world. You find muslims all over the world, whether you’d be living in the West or in the East (yes, we … Continue reading A born Muslim revert