The Desert Call

As He stood upon the newly built house in the vastness of the desert, he began calling the emptiness to the House of God.

To an observer, His actions seem worthless. What good will his call do amidst the immensity of the desert? How will it reach the millions of people around the world to bring them to the House of God? Shouldn’t he have built it where people already were, rather than expecting them to come to the house of God? Who would traverse the difficult terrain of Arabia to come to His house?

Peter Perfect?

There is a deeply flawed definition which causes devastation in one’s path to Allah. That is to believe that: being “good” = being “perfect“ and being “imperfect” = being “bad“ The result of this flawed notion is either self-hatred or arrogance. If a person believes that having flaws means they are “bad”, seeing their own…


This was literally the thing I needed to read at this moment… the hard thing now is trying to internalise it – Ya Allah! ‘As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being re-directed to something better. You must…


Different states have different outcomes.       This accounts for the variety of types of action (9) Withdraw the heart into the arena of reflection – nothing helps the heart more than that! (12) [Al-Hikam of Ibn Ata’ Illah As-Sakandari]