April 23, 2017 0

By Hezne Abu Hasan Image credit You jump off a cliff in the gravity-defying act of bungee jumping, with the New Zealand air brushing your cheeks, while screaming at the top of your lungs, “YOLO!” Seemingly harmless, it pumps the blood in a bout of adrenaline rush. But what about… …..

Faith & Friendship

April 12, 2017 0

Image credit By Nahla When I was young, I participated in a weekend Islamic retreat which a girl that I have met in university casually told me about when we accidentally met each other again on the city bus. After that weekend retreat, I decided to wear hijab. After graduating …..

Pearls of Love

April 12, 2017 0

Image credit By Anida Camdzic That was a nightmare again. How I wish to get a good sleep after a long time. Been spending sleepless nights while being chased with my own thoughts. Till when? I am tired. I am tired of being hunted, prisoned and oppressed with all the …..

The Spices of Life

March 31, 2017 0

Image credit By Huma Rasuly “Every soul shall taste death”, is one of the many things Allah has promised the humans living on this earth, regardless of race or religion. Nobody can escape the grips of death when their time comes, no matter how old or young, how rich or …..

Ghaflah – The State of Heedlessness and Negligence

March 29, 2017 0

 Image credit By Hezne Abu Hasan Wikipedia cites ghaflah as the sin of forgetting Allah and our divine origins, or being indifferent to these. This will eventually lead to us to forgetting the big picture; what we were created for. In a state of ghaflah, we forget Paradise and all …..

Seeking Happiness

March 25, 2017 0

Image credit By Anida Camdzic They say: “Overthinking kills”. And this time I have to disagree with it. Deep thinking heals. Heals from the thoughts of being here forever. Overthinking makes you humble, takes away pride, and creates a human who seeks happiness in God. It is not a trend …..

Ahad, Ahad.

March 25, 2017 0

Image Credit By Aneesa Rashid Paruk Has the story of Bilal ibn Rabah {رَضِيَ اَللهُ ءَنْه} reached you? If the streets of Makkah could speak, what would they say? They would tell us how Bilal {رَضِيَ اَللهُ ءَنْه} body was dragged on it. They would tell us stories about how …..

Two life-changing ayaat in Surah Nur

March 20, 2017 0

Image credit By Ansaar رجال لا تلهيهم تجارة ولا بيع عن ذكر الله وإقام الصلاة وإِيتاء الزكاة Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts from the Remembrance of Allah nor from performing Salah nor from giving the Zakah People who do not let the worldly life divert them from their …..

Going Against The Current

March 11, 2017 0

Image credit By Nahla One month in 2013, I attended a da’wah training by a local ustadh. It was quite basic, but still hardcore nonetheless. What we had to do was, at one time, bracing a really strong current at a river and going against it. At the end of …..

Never Lose Hope

February 22, 2017 0

Image credit By Anida Camdzic Never lose hope. When you are going through the toughest moments, there is a way out. It all takes a little patience and sometimes ample time. Life is tough. It drags you down, to get you up. Even toughest moments are precious. They teach you to …..

Review : Al-Mustafa – The Chosen One

February 22, 2017 0

By Hasina Suliman AlKauthar Institute course – Al-Mustafa – The Chosen One, Durban, South Africa Don’t simply learn the Sunnah, LIVE the Sunnah! How is this possible? Often we encounter the Seerah as historic information, but to allow the Sunnah to filter into our lives requires extracting pertinent information followed by …..

What You Must Know When You Learn Qur’an Recitation Online

February 17, 2017 0

Image credit By Izzati Bahri These days seeking knowledge has become more accessible than ever. It is no longer unusual to hear about someone attaining professional qualifications through unconventional education streams such as online courses. Alhamdulillah, for the better part of the past half decade, I have been blessed with …..

Always Be In a State of Reflection

February 12, 2017 0

Image credit By Ansaar The Prophets of Allah were very reflective people, where even the smallest thing would bring them back to the remembrance of Allah. An example of this is with Prophet Sulayman [alayhi salam] when him and his mighty army [of Jinns, men & birds] were marching. Allah …..

The Messenger to the Messengers

February 10, 2017 0

Image credit  By Aneesa Paruk Has the story of Jibril (AS) reached you? The closest of Allah’s angels to Him. The friend of Rasulullah ﷺ and the Prophets before him. The messenger to the messengers and one of the most magnificent creations of Allah. Do you remember when Jibril (AS) …..

The Trait is Determination

February 8, 2017 0

Image credit By Nahla At least 17 times a day we beg Allah to show us the right path, the path of people that receive Allah’s mercy. The path, of which, majority of mufassir agreed, and the path of The prophets, the shiddiqeen, the shaheed, and the shalihin. Now, let’s …..