Counsel on the Tongue

As-salaamu Alaykum Jazakallah khair. May Allah forgive us all! Your email was very thoughtful, and I appreciate your gesture. We all have faults, and our faith requires us to address and change ourselves to become beacons for this beautiful deen. I know I have too many faults to enumerate, but life is about changing our…

A Balanced Spiritual Upbringing

A wonderful event by Jinan Yousef today at the Solihull Islamic Education Academy. One of the things this ummah has neglected is the prominence of Female teachers for male students. Female scholars are only want/allowed to speak to female audiences. The consequences of this are significant: Just as good parenting involves a mother and a…

A battle lost

by Umaymah Hewitt The air hung heavy with grief, loss and the stench of death. The battle was lost. The fallen were gathered from the battlefield. The commander of the defeated army was heavy of heart. He had lost over 70 men. Good, strong, faithful men were dead due to the folly of a few who…

The art of shirt folding

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْكَلِمَةُ الْحِكْمَةُ ضَالَّةُ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَحَيْثُ وَجَدَهَا فَهُوَ أَحَقُّ بِهَا [2687 سنن الترمذي كتاب العلم باب ما جاء في فضل الفقه على العبادة] المحدث السيوطي خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The statement…

Making mountain out of a molehill

By Safian Younas “You assumed your relative/friend’s decisions to not invite you to their event was based on malice, lack of care for you and with no compassion. Your entire feeling was based on a lot of assumptions! You failed to give your friend/relative the benefit of doubt. And instead of being the positive, kind…

A place I called Home

The flat in the background, 3rd floor on the right, is our flat in ‎Syria. This was the house my father grew up in, learned his faith, served the community, qualified as a doctor, married my mum and visited whenever we returned to town. Every other summer we would return here to visit our family and…