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
"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?
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
"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”
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”
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!”
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