Gliding through paradise

Madinah; the most wonderful place on earth. You can just feel the peace from this video alone. May Allah shorted the time between now and our next return to the city of light! May He bless us to be buried in the blessed garden of paradise: Al-Baqee’. Ameen! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2djUycdg0#t=15]

Spring’s Gift

A response from those who love to those who mock by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I envy the sand that met his feet I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet Of birds that hovered above his head Of spiders who spun their sacred web To save him from his enemies I envy clouds formed from the…

The Ruling

“…there were scholars who wrote in support of celebrating the Mawlid such as Al-Suyuti (May Allah have mercy upon him) and, at the same time, there were others who wrote against it. Thus, in my opinion, there is no need to drag this discussion out, nor continue to argue about it any longer. The Ruling:…

Mawlid Musings 2014

By Rahat Siddique It’s my favourite time of year again! As per tradition, I will be posting a daily reflection related to the Prophet Muhamamad ﷺ to honour Rabi al-Awwal, the month of his blessed birth. The intention behind this is two-fold; firstly it allows me to learn more about the Beloved ﷺ with respect to…

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…

Diamonds

How wondrous it is that a diamond is buried deep amongst a sea of rocks. Only through the intensity of its environment and the strength of its endurance could this magnificent stone be carved into an stone with beauty and strength in equal measure. Yet, when buried beneath the earth, a diamond is no different from any of its neighbours.…

The proof that God exists

The Kalaam Cosmological Argument – argued by Imam Ghazali over 900 years ago. A logical and irrefutable proof for the existence of God. Till today, no one has disproved it. All they do is postulate other theories… This particular video explains it in a more empirical fashion, using the observations around us. I prefer the…

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…

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…