Contempary

Navigating out of the despair-Gaza

وَلَا تَهِنُوا۟ وَلَا تَحۡزَنُوا۟ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡأَعۡلَوۡنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِینَSo do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers. Qur’an 2:139 حَسُبُنَا اللهُ و نِعْمَ الْوَكِيْل Allah is Sufficient for us, and what an excellent Guardian he is

Practising the Religion

Ramaḍān: Small and consistent or go flat out?

We’re well in the flow of preparation for Ramaḍān now with less than a few days till it’s time for us to say goodbye to our morning coffee and welcome the month of Qur’ān, qiyām, and siyām. Every year when we hit this period, the question that is rightly on everyone’s mind is how we […]

Spirituality

Repentance - Remaining hopeful

When one thinks of those whom Allāh ﷻ loves, the image that comes to mind is often an individual who is frequently in the Masjid for long periods of time, someone who dresses a particular way and is constantly engaged in worship. We often attach the love of Allāh ﷻ to the worship and the […]

Qur’ān Reflections

Refrain from the flesh of your brother

“Those who have come up with the slander are a gang among you. Do not think it is negative for you; rather, it is good for you. Every one of them is liable for what he earned from the sin. And the one who played the major role in it, for him there is a […]

Practising the Religion

Steps to a Perfect Prayer Part 1

Allāh ﷻ states, قَدۡ أَفۡلَحَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ (١) ٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ فِى صَلَاتِہِمۡ خَـٰشِعُونَ (٢)  “The believers have succeeded, those who pray with khushūꜤ.”[1] Qur’ān, 23/1-2 KhushūꜤ in this verse is a comprehensive term, comprising humility, concentration, reverent fear, and stillness[2]. Allāh ﷻ has predicated the success of a believer on developing such a prayer. And since the […]

Rights of Creation

Importance of Parents in Islam

Throughout our lives, there are two individuals who Allāh ﷻ chose to be the means by which we came into this world. They are the means by which we attained sustenance when growing up – both physical and emotional. A boy looks to his father for guidance and support for every action he takes when […]

Qur’ān Reflections

Pondering over the Qur’ān

Has the Qur’ān ever caused a shiver down your spine? Has it ever brought out tears from your eyes? Has it ever caused you to smile out of joy? Such is the beauty of the Qur’ān, its mere recitation evokes our emotions and causes us to pause in reverence for the messages contained within, لِمَن […]

Seeking Knowledge

In The Pursuit of Knowledge

When Allāh Most High informed the angels of his intent to grant the human being authority over the earth, they struggled to understand why He Most High would place such a creation on the earth who would spread corruption therein and shed blood. The angels had engaged in inductive reasoning, which is the foundation of […]

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