Posts Tagged ‘Life’

Is it Too Late for Some of Us?

By Hamza Nabi Bismilah. Alhamdulillah. Was salatu was salamu ‘ala Rasoolillah. Amma ba’d. (In the name of God. All praise be to God. And peace and blessings on the Messenger of God.) There are things we are supposed to learn in life. Balancing our fear of God’s Punishment and our hope in God’s Mercy. Figuring […]

Every Soul Shall Taste It

Names of Allah Series:  Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV | Part XXVI | Part XXVII | Part XXVIII | Part XXIX | Part XXX | Part XXXI   “The eyes surely tear, and the heart is surely in pain, but […]

`Ilm Al-Sulûk, Science and `Itikaf

By Taymullah Abdur-Rahman `Ilm al-sulûk is the method of putting knowledge into action so that theory comes to life. It is the lifeblood of sincerity. The word salaka means “to walk or go,” as Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted is He), mentions in Surah Taha: “And He has made earth spread out for you and […]

The Appeal of the Sīrah

By Rami Koujah The word “education” is derived from the Latin word “ēducātiō,” which means “a breeding, a bringing up, a rearing.”1 An education is an active engagement between teacher and student whereby the teacher is an intellectual (and/or spiritual) guide nurturing and maturing the student’s mind and spirit. However, an education is not complete without […]

Before it’s too late

By Anonymous I had begun to think of this room as the ‘Yellow room’. Subconsciously we give things names. It had become a second home to us in a move nobody wanted to make. We would arrive early in the morning and find a vacant spot by the window seats and sit down, contemplating why […]

“It doesn’t make any sense…”

By Ruzky Aliyar ‘Why do some things in life not work out the way you want them to?’ said the boy. ‘How do you know that was what you really wanted?’ asked the girl. The boy momentarily froze. This had never occurred to him. If he got what he wanted, it made him happy. If […]

Why do people have to leave each other?

Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I | Part II When I was 17 years old, I had a dream. I dreamt that I was sitting inside a masjid and a little girl walked up to ask me a question. She asked me: “Why do people have to leave each other?” The question […]

Tuesdays with Morrie

An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’’s Greatest Lesson With an Islamic Twist When my father was in the hospital earlier this year, a friend of mine gave him a book titled Tuesdays with Morrie as a gift. I immediately wanted to grab it and read it but thought I would wait until the […]

Live Your Life

The entertainment and sports industries bombard us with images of “successful” people and present them as idols. Assuming that everything is done in a halal manner, being wealthy, strong, intelligent, romantic, and charming – and in a general worldly sense “successful” – is highly encouraged in Islam, for the Prophet ﷺ said, “The strong [or […]

The Lesson Taught by a Rose

Roses have always been my favorite flower. I’m always struck by how perfect they are—for a moment. But in that moment, and even more so the moments that follow, roses have taught me an invaluable lesson. And I don’t mean a lesson in botany or horticulture. I mean a lesson in life. What happens to […]

Dunya: Living Our Own Avatar

by Aziza Khalil Warning: this review is a bit of a spoiler if you haven’t watched the movie already. Last Saturday, I went to see the infamous Avatar movie. I’ve been trying to see that movie ever since it came out in Cairo approximately ten days ago. And every time I did, it was full. […]

Salah and the Worst Kind of Theft

The only sad part of finding the straight path is when you lose it. There are many ways to fall, but no fall is more tragic than a fall in one’s deen. Sometimes it’s a sister who decided to take off her hijab and live a different type of life, other times it’s a brother […]