A Passing Prayer

By Jinan Bastaki Sometimes… someone crosses your mind. It may be someone you have not thought of in a while. It may be someone you are not in touch with anymore. And their memory may bring a smile to your face or sadness to your heart – or both. And sometimes, that thought is not…

Meat

Moulay ‘Arabi al-Darqawi was walking along one day through the streets of Fes with a disciple of his, when they came across a pair of kittens playing in a doorway. ‘Look at these kittens, master’, said the disciple, ‘and how they love each other unconditionally and purely. If only the fuqara could be that way!’…

Misdirected Passions

I used to have so many passions that were so diverse But since I have come to know you, all of my passions have become one, So those who I used to envy began to envy me And I became the master of creation, the day that You became my Master كانـت لقلبي أهواءٌ مفرّقــة…

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…

Ebola

By Dr Bilal Hassam Yesterday I was catching up with a teacher/ mentor of mine when he asked me a question about ISIS and Ebola…. Him: You’re a Doctor Bilal, tell me how would you feel if every doctor specialised in Ebola? Me: I don’t understand? Him: There was a big Ebola scare over the…

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!