Gentle Masculinity of the Prophet

Gentle Masculinity of the Prophet ﷺ By Hadeel Bahaa “I know when you are content with me and I know when you are angry with me. When you are content with me, you swear by the lord of Muhammad and when you are angry with me you swear by the lord of Ibrahim.” – The Beloved […]

DON’T BE SAD | لا تحزن

Review & Reflections by Rushna Ali Khan “ Be happy, at peace, and joyful; and don’t be sad.” Don’t be Sad by Dr. ‘A’ id al-Qarni is one book which enlightens the readers about the Islamic way of dealing with the trials and tribulations of this world.  Based on references from the Qur’an and Sunnah, […]

The Continuing Spring 

بسم اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ [ الأحزاب: 56] إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَـٰٓئِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِىِّ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ صَلُّواْ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُواْ تَسْلِيمًا صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورْ The Continuing SpringThe Spring cameRising brightly reflecting clarityThe darkness vanished The Spring cameLight, warm, fresh and calmLike the birds singing in soft rain The Spring cameBringing hope, joy and smilesAway […]

THE INNER JOURNEY

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم اللهم صل وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد عبدك ونبيك النبي الأمي وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم تسليما,  THE INNER JOURNEY As we have seen our lives changed with lockdown–almost lifted for most of us in most of the countries–we see our lives changing to what we knew as a norm and breaking […]

Jihad an Nafs and Eco-Warriors: Connecting the Role of Islamic Spirituality to the Impact Upon the Environment

Part 1 In the Quran, Allah Most High, refers to the human beings as “khalifa” upon the earth (Q 2:30).. This word has been translated in English as viceroy, steward, and vicegerent, but all of them indicate the responsibility of human beings upon the earth.  Also within the Quran is the repeated reminders, indeed, a […]

PART 2: LOST IN SEARCH OF MIRAGE

PREVALENCE OF EATING DISORDERS AMONG MUSLIMS  Eating disorders have also been widespread among Muslims. Many Muslim women suffering from eating disorders wear abayas to cover their extra pounds rather than adhering to their genuine value. They misuse clothing to camouflage their eating disorder. Often certain Muslim women adopt wearing a hijab because they cannot abide […]

Summary lessons from the Ihya (7): Mysteries of Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Rationally, it is easy to understand the wisdom behind other acts of worship except for the Hajj. For instance, the act of bowing or prostration indicates humility and humbleness, fasting controls your nafs and breaking your desires, Zakat benefits poor people and this goes for other acts of worship. As for Hajj, going to Arafat, circumambulating […]