Fes #2: Love at First Sight

It​’​s rare that hype meets expectations. Having read a dozen books on Fes and the Maghrib before coming, I knew I had set my expectations high and was bracing myself for disappointment. My experience in Egypt had taught me that today​’​s reality is far from the nostalgic past we read of before. The chaos of…

Dear Narcissus

A few months ago I was invited to attend a spoken word gathering to fundraise for Syria. The crowd was came from all ages, race and religion, but it was striking to see how similar the poems were. One particular poem that struck me was one about Narcissus, a man from greek mythology who was led to a…

The Greatest Love

by Sheikh Ahmad Dabbagh In this dunya (world) people interact and have relationships with others based on one fundamental factor; benefit. For example, a person goes to work because there is a benefit in doing so. He gets paid and as a result has a comfortable life. A husband loves his wife because through her…

Love

You don’t choose to love something beautiful. You have no choice. It’s our natural disposition. The problem is, you still haven’t experienced the most beautiful and highest love of all; Allah (swt).

Righteous Interaction

The words of our great teacher: أحب الصالحين ولست منهم لعلي أن أنال بهم شفاعة وأكره من تجارته المعاصي ولو كنا سواء في البضاعة I love the righteous, although I’m not of them Perhaps i shall receive intercession through them And I hate he who deals/trades in sins although we are equal in our trade/product…