Halal Dating: Guide

Halal Dating: Guide

When it comes to the opposite sex and the idea of settling down with someone, I often think and ask myself "how do you get to know someone the islamic way?" Dating is not allowed in islam for its obvious dangers but does that mean I'll marry someone I don't know? I noticed something quite common with Nigerian parents [...]

Barsisa’s Story

Barsisa’s Story

I believe everyone should be aware of this story; there is no greater example of how the worst deeds can start with the best of intentions. I pray none of us ends up like Barsisa. Who is Barsisa? Barsisa was a great worshipper from the time of Banu Israeel. He was an extremely pious man; a [...]

Anjel Jibreel II

Anjel Jibreel II

The Prophetﷺ was asked how does the revelation come? He said when Allah desires to speak the words of revelation, there is a loud noise through the heavens. It's like chains pulling over mount safa (imagine the severity of chains pulling over a mountain). He then said the angels of the heavens are overtaken by [...]

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 [...]