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

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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 … 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: 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

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