A Believer’s Duty

One of the greatest acts of worship is to gain knowledge. To learn the Divine Book of Allah and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is such a virtuous deed. In another Hadith we learn that this knowledge is in fact the inheritance of the Prophets’ as they don’t leave behind any type of … More A Believer’s Duty

Holiday Plan

There are so many things we love; one of them being a long winter break… BUT there should be a plan. Unfortunately many people succumb to the weather and prefer to do nothing or they’ll travel but not an ounce of productivity exists in their journey. This is catastrophic. Not because I said so but … More Holiday Plan

Responsibility

At Al Huda Institute, Sri Lanka we’ve had the privilege of starting a new course. It’s titled, Ruh al Bayan under which we’re studying a subject called Husn al Khuluq, meaning Good Character. Personally this subject has had a whopping effect on me and I’m not exaggerating. There’s a chapter titled, ‘Responsibility,’ and it’s safe … More Responsibility

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