The jackal who pretended to be a peacock

A jackal strayed into the dyeing vat, became multi-coloured, and claimed to the other jackals that it was a peacock

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Echoes

by Nader Khan As a blinding light you came to us, And just as suddenly you went away. The universe still resonates, With echoes of “Sall Allah ‘alaih”. O flash of light, in the flow of time, O sweet Medinan beloved of mine, I speak with you in broken words, With a broken heart, and…

The Soliloquy of the Full Moon

A sign of the maturation of a society is the development of its own literature, culture and art. This has been the case for every place Islam reached since its inception. The style and form of ‘our Islam’ varies immensely between China, North Africa, the Middle East etc; all adopting the customs of the local…

The Path of Misguidance

Extremism like ISIS has had many forms in history. The original incarnation began at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) when a man named Dhu Al-Khuwaysirah accused the Messenger of God of being unjust directly in His presence! This is the tradition of these people who feign religiosity whilst going against everything our religion teaches. They claim they know more than the one God sent to teach us!

70 Excuses

Link to Book: Prayers For Forgiveness – Hasan Al-Basri There are few books I’ve read like it. Every line resonates so deeply. The pain. The struggles. The humanity. It’s as if you’re inner thoughts and feelings are speaking out to you as you read each prayer begging Allah to forgive you. But what is most striking is the realisation…

The People of Purity

Just finished the book on the left: a short treatise on loving the Messenger of Allah by the great Hadith Master of Syria Sh. Nur Al-Din Itr. Particularly enjoyed the stories of companions at the end, alongside the practical steps it gives on how to increase in Love for Him (salla Allahu alayhi wasallam). Highly…

Fes #3: Popular Song

In Morocco, they often turn their duas into poems. I remember asking a brother for dua before iftar and he and all around him broke out into a song. The song, as powerful as it is beautiful, becomes widespread amongst the people just as music does today. The result: thousands upon thousands of people across…