As The World Looks On

The Declaration of Geneva encompasses these following points at the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession: I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity; I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due; I will practice my profession with conscience and…

Hot Days of Summer

  Ramadan Mubarak!   Abdullah ibn Umar (ra), when death came to him, said: “I do not feel sad about leaving anything in this world except fasting in the hot days of summer, and standing in prayer during the night.”   A man who clearly understood Ramadan for what it is. Most of us are…

A Journey Like No Other

“Memorising the Qur’an is not just about memorising the words of Allah `azza wa jall. No.  It’s a lot more than that. By understanding the meanings and by making a sincere move to truly live these words, you’ll come to see that it’s actually a magnificent journey. It’s a journey that takes you through paths…

Muslim Bloggers

Salaam everyone! I’m still pretty much a little WordPress newbie so I was very pleased to see a post called ‘Muslim Bloggers On The Block’ with a whole list places I hadn’t come across before which I very much look forward to reading iA! I was surprised to see CHOCOLATEMACHINE on there so jzkA Sister Umm…

Qur’an: The Banquet of Allah

“Indeed this Qur’an is the banquet of Allah so learn as much as you can from the banquet of Allah. Indeed this Qur’an is the strong rope of Allah and it is the clear guidance and it is a beautiful cure, a protection for those who cling to it and a salvation for those who…

Hope and Fear: Spiritual Petrol Station.

  When what has existed in the past occurs to your mind, it is called remembering and recollecting; if what occurs to your mind is existent at the moment, it is called finding and tasting and perceiving. It is called finding because it is a state which you find for yourself. And, if the existence…

The Seating Plan Crisis

[This is not a post on gender relations in Islam but rather a dialogue on recent events] Recently there has emerged a group of campaigners who analogise voluntary gender segregation at some UK universities to the apartheid movement in South Africa that Mandela fought against. Claiming that these events go against human rights and women’s…

A Light Gone Out

Qader Mulla, a 65 year old man who has had false allegations of war crimes thrown against him was executed today only hours ago. Choosing to ignore the UN Human Rights Commission’s urges on this decision, Bangladesh continues to use innocent people in its political game in an attempt to sustain a dictatorship. Where there…

Keep Going

Sīdī Aḥmad Zarrūq writes:  Know that repentance is key, mindfulness of Allah is vast, and uprightness is the source of rectification. Meanwhile, a servant is never free of blunders, shortcomings or lassitude. Therefore, never be neglectful of repentance; never be remiss in your return to Allah; and never neglect acts that bring you closer to…

Together

[thinking aloud post] For some reason it is in our human nature to ‘live off’ others around us. Sometimes people feel the need to retreat away from civilisation or to take a break from the world but we have not been created in that way; God has made us to live amongst each other, and…

It’s Not A Small World

Since I can remember I have always gotten an inexplicable feeling everytime I travelled. I remember when I was younger how I would get a rush of excitement way long before even flights were booked and my parents would simply be discussing and planning our next trip somewhere. I would be elated when it came…

Follow The Leader.

Lessons to be learnt from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) are many and it is exceptional how events in his life have been calculated in order to set a universal example for mankind to follow. Consequently it is of no surprise upon analysis of the seerah (the Prophet’s biography/life) when we find that…