Oceans of Subtleties

Companionship is incredibly important, and the companionship of scholars even more so. By spending time with them, you pick up so much from both their state and speech, picking up elements of the Prophetic inheritance these great men and women have worked so hard to preserve and pass on. Yesterday, I was honoured to sit…

Nostalgic Beauty

“Nostalgia is powerful. Instil good memories in your children of their religion, and they will forever look back at it and their faith with fondness. Just look at the Star Wars effect!” “People who have never seen beauty can’t give it” [Paraphrased, Sh. Idriss Watts​] An awesome talk by Sh. Idriss yesterday, providing much food…

Youth Group

Alhamdulillah, we took 4 of our local stars from youth group to Unity FM 93.5 – Heart Of The City​ to experience the media buzz! Was an awesome experience! Having been involved in the youthgroup from its inception a year ago, I can truly say its been one of the most enjoyable and beneficial things…

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…

Concentration

Every week, we hold a congregational prayer for duhr (the midday prayer) at the end of Sunday School. 300+ kids – young and old – line up in rows side by side to pray to their creator, a beautiful way end to the school each week alhamdulillah. After the prayer, we hold a short assembly…

15 Diseases of Leadership

Here, the Prophet ﷺ defines leadership by its responsibility, not position. The focus is shifted away from the structure and towards the individual. By generalising the definition of leadership, He ﷺ is equating the characteristics found in each of them regardless of the level of authority given. If one cannot lead justly or effectively in their household, they will not be able to lead justly or effectively as a statesman. As such, it is essential for us to understand the notable qualities and the common pitfalls engendered within leadership so we are effective wherever Allah places us.