Inspiration

This is my father’s study circle at the Solihull Islamic Education Academy – SIEA. He has been teaching this every friday non-stop for 14 years, not missing a SINGLE WEEK. He would schedule holidays, work and even weddings to fit around this. Over the years, he’s covered everything from tafsir, interfaith, fiqh, tazkiyah and now…

The flowers of Syria

Its been a while since I last wrote a blog post. Initially I thought of discontinuing the blog after returning from egypt, feeling it had served its purpose in giving people an insight into what life is like for a travelling student of knowledge. However, in many ways the more important part of the journey…

An hour for an hour

One of the most important things to do whilst studying is to strike the right balance between work and relaxation. Many people who come here end up on one side or the other, burned out from over working or scarcely benefiting because of wasting too much time. For the first two months of my stay…