Break Time!

∼ Have a Productive Holiday ∼

  •  Plan your holiday;
  1.  Have the correct intention [be eager to sustain a productive routine in order for you to come back fresh to study the Quran].
  2. Start with a vision + Jot down goals, ideas + activities
  3. Stick to your routine! [Wake up early] Morning + Evening Adhkar + Keep your connection with the Quran [10 minutes tops] + remember your night Duas
  • Don’t waste time;
  1. Do a lot of Dhikr
  2. Watch beneficial lectures
  3. Read a good book
  • Build a good habit + skill;
  1. Learn a new Dua
  2. Revive a Sunnah
  3. Cook healthy food
  4. Develop other skills [blogging + sewing + writing]
  • Explore the outdoors;
  1. Leave your phone + travel somewhere
  2. Experience the different cultures + destinations [If you’re not traveling abroad then simply go outside and ponder]
  • Family oriented activities;
  1. Take a trip together
  2. Visit an orphanage

♠  Still feeling lazy? Make Dua! 


Sunnah Revival

“.…I leave behind me two things, the Qur’an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.” {Al-Hakim} These are the words that the Noble Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) uttered during his farewell sermon. The Sunnah comprises of the Prophet’s actions, speech and approvals. Follow his way for his path is the best. Here are two narrations that encompass the entirety of Islam for us;

  • إِنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى، فَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ إِلَى دُنْيَا يُصِيبُهَا أَوْ إِلَى امْرَأَةٍ يَنْكِحُهَا فَهِجْرَتُهُ إِلَى مَا هَاجَرَ إِلَيْهِ ‏”‏‏.‏
    “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.” {Bukhari} 
  •  .“مَنْ أَحْدَثَ فِي أَمْرِنَا هَذَا مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ فَهُوَ رَدٌّ… 

“If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of                 our religion, that thing is rejected.” {Bukhari & Muslim} 

Sources: and

Image: Taken by my best friend

Do Not Be A Chatter Box

I attended a workshop recently, the topic as you can see was how to NOT be a chatterbox. I won’t lie, initially I was a bit anxious. I assumed that the content would be frank but interesting. I was certainly right. I’ll first share with you the definition of;

“Al-Tharatharah,” it refers to ‘excessive talk that is a confused medley of words, that exceeds established limits, is unrestrained and uncontrolled and which Islamic Law disallows because of its adverse effect on individuals and society.’ 

A lot of people including myself had a guilty smile on our face. We’ve done this repeatedly, time and time again, at a function or a family gathering or a Waleema. You name it, we’ve dug deep and wrenched out every useless detail about someone’s outfit or marital status. This is the peak of ignorance really. Here’s the explanation;

  • Engaging in useless talk, there’s no focus. Our conversation is a plethora of truth and lies, bitter and sweet, good and bad
  • We’re breaking the laws of speech
  • It’s forbidden because ultimately what happens is that someone’s reputation is tarnished.  

   إن العبد ليتكلم بالكلمة ما يتبين فيها يزل بها إلى النار أبعد مما بين المشرق والمغرب‏

“A person utters a word thoughtlessly (i.e., without thinking about its being good or not) and, as a result of this, he will fall down into the fire of Hell deeper than the distance between the east and the west.” {Bukhari} 

Sources: AlHuda Instructor’s tutorial &