Surah Humaza

وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍ Woe to every scorner and mocker {al- Humaza: 1} This Chapter is in Juz ‘Amma which is the 30th portion of the Quran (as the Quran divided into 30). It is the last Chapter that talks about the life of the Hereafter and it starts off with a very powerful verse. The word Wayl … More Surah Humaza

Take it All!

… أَفَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِبَعْضِ الْكِتَابِ وَتَكْفُرُونَ بِبَعْضٍ ۚ فَمَا جَزَاءُ مَنْ يَفْعَلُ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْكُمْ إِلَّا خِزْيٌ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا … So do you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part? Then what is the recompense for those who do that among you except disgrace in worldly life; {al-Baqarah: 85}  I stared at this verse, … More Take it All!

Count Your Blessings

The article I was reading is titled, “45 Ways To Be Happier Instantly,” and within the first three points, the author says to- Count your Blessings. Basically say, الحمد لله + be appreciative for things you have + the things you don’t have. Man likes, no he loves material objects (be it the latest gadget or device) and … More Count Your Blessings

Birthdays?

Of course as Muslims, birthdays’ shouldn’t be a day of celebration and partying rather a day of reflection and realisation that another year has passed by and we’re still the same. I sigh as I write this, just think about this for a minute, we are still the same. Days turn into weeks which turn into … More Birthdays?

Friendship

Ever had that rush of meeting someone and the two of you just “click?” You have similar interests, likings and preferences. Perhaps you share similar childhood stories and future plans. Whatever it may be, you both see eye to eye and get each other so well only after meeting once. On the other side of the … More Friendship

Introspective

Life is tough. People are thrown into different situations every single day and those without any Imaan (Faith) are uprooted from their island of positivity almost instantly. The believer however is content no matter what. The sky could fall, the sea could spill over and buildings’ could be set ablaze but the believer will remain … More Introspective

Strive

If a student refused to attend his or her exam and instead preferred to stay at home with a bowl of chips and binge watch overrated TV series, would this in anyway affect the invigilator? Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t. Similarly if a man or woman arrogantly insisted that there is no God and went … More Strive

Reflect

My experience in a nutshell – “This is what I call a Divine Intervention,  So please just listen,  Give me your undivided attention,  This is my story,  A couple of years back, when I was a teen, I had plans of leaving the country,  Believe me I tried repeatedly,  ‘When will I be free?’ I … More Reflect

Reaching the end…

الحمد لله we’re reaching the end of our study of the Qur’an. The feelings and emotions that enshroud me are almost indescribable because I can’t seem to put into words how the Qur’an has impacted thus far. I swear by Allah, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go or who … More Reaching the end…