Supplication

Calamity is one of the most trying things one can have to face. As Westerners, we are rarely exposed to the level of hardships and tribulations that those in poorer countries face. May Allah protect us and eliviate the hardship from those suffering I was recently with two dear friends of mine, each of whom…

Finding Truth

“Do not look for truth through people. Find the truth then find its people” لا تعرف الحق بالرجال. اعرف الحق تعرف أهله — Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) [via sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaqoobi: Commentary on Book of Knowledge; Ihya Uloom Al-deen by Imam Ghazali] .

Labayk Allahuma Labayk

سبحان الله وبحمده، عدد خلقه، ورضى نفسه، وزينة عرشه، ومداد كلماته [subhan allahi wa bi hamdihi, `adada khalqihi, wa rida nafsihi, wa zinata `arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi] “Glory to Allah and praise to Him, to number of His creation, and to the extent of His pleasure, and to the extent of the weight of His Throne,…

What If

  .My eyes have not seen anyone more mdagnificent than you No woman has borne such perfection You were created free from all deficiencies It is as though you were created as you wished [Hassaan ibn Thaabit] . From Jaahily poetry to country odes, nursery rhymes to modern day rap, poetry has long possessed a…