Angel Jibreel

Angel Jibreel

I'm going to talk to you about one of my favourite persons in the world. Well he probably doesn't qualify as a person because he is an angel. Literally. Angels are beings I spend an unusual amount of time thinking about. They are frequently on my mind; the ones taking account on my sides, the ones protecting [...]

Pre-Istikhara

Pre-Istikhara

[First scenario] You've been talking to someone for a while and you really like this person, some months or years down the line he asks the big question; will you marry me? What is your answer? Is liking someone enough reason to marry them? [Second scenario] You are summoned to the living room, where your mum and [...]

The Outsider

The Outsider

Some months back at my sisters introduction, I had an old lady who was seated under a tent beckon me from where I stood with my cousin. I had absolutely no idea who she was and was feeling agitated; why was she calling me? I crouched by her side and thereafter she asked if I was the bride's younger sister, and I answered on the [...]

Ali’s Story

Ali’s Story

Here is the story of a wealthy young man that's been diagnosed with stage four cancer. You can find his story on youtube and I shall leave the link down to his story below, for those that would like to watch and see him. It's really worth watching and just about 7mins long. Ali is [...]

My Ummah

My Ummah

Saturday morning was one of those mornings where after hearing upsetting news, you lose all motivation for the day and just want to remain in bed and contemplate about life and escape the reality of what's happening. I remember waking up all smiles. I had felt genuinely happy because Allah had given me another chance. I could [...]

Love Gone Wrong

Love Gone Wrong

The title of this post is no doubt misleading. I'll have you know it has nothing to do with relationships but hopefully you'd be able to relate as you read along. I've been asked a couple of times what love is and each time the question is asked, it is met with an awkward silence or a grudging 'I don't know'. It's [...]

Finding the balance

Finding the balance

There's this problem I have, it's either I say very little or too much. I take very hot showers or freezing cold ones. I eat very little or too much. Like me a lot of people struggle with finding the right balance in their life. An advice I come across quite often is there's a time for everything. I mostly agree [...]

Unanswered prayers

Unanswered prayers

Two months ago I promised to answer a question my brother asked (which I mentioned in the root of all evil post) that is; why is God not answering my prayers? I'll be frank by saying you can never know the true reason for something happening or for it not happening (not until the day of qiyamah [...]

The Pursuit

The Pursuit

If you enjoyed the ibadurrahman post then you are going to enjoy this. I was initially going to entitle this 'levels' but as you read on, I think you'll agree with me that the pursuit is more appropriate. Like the Ibadurrahman post, a lot of the things mentioned are not in my words, they are mainly quotes, [...]

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

There are two kinds of people: people like Petyr Baelish who say "Knowledge is power" and Cersei Lannister that insist "Power is power". I'm always struck with wonder whenever I hear the old adage; ignorance is bliss. If there's one thing I've come to learn, it's that the human mind is ferociously curious. Why choose [...]