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. Continue reading “History in Islam: The Makkah Incident”

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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 my father, just do what you are told. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.” (Qur’an 37:100-102) 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.

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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 their Master for a child and He had answered them.

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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 am. You have no partner. Here I am,
lnnal-hamda wan-n’imata laka wal- mulk.
Truly, all the praise and the favor is Yours, and the dominion.
La shareeka lak’.
You have no partner.

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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 deliver some goods, I went rapidly to open the door (forgetting to firstly wear an abayah) and with my surprise I was introduced to a man not quite old, maybe around his 40’s (I’m seriously no good at guessing ages) and a lady beside him, holding a few newspapers and some books. 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 hurt and he went to none other that the Prophet to complaint.

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