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 [...]

Baby Steps 

Baby Steps 

The nearing of my return to London this coming weekend is a daunting reminder of how quick time flies, it doesn't feel like I've been away for 4 months. To think the next time I post something In Sha Allah, I'll be thousands of miles away and surrounded by the familiar cream walls of my [...]

Reality Check 

Reality Check 

If you follow my blog weekly, you would notice I posted nothing last week and that was because I was unwell and unable to prepare something but alhamdulilah I'm in good shape and I shall make up for the missing post sometime this week In Sha Allah. A friend of mine lost his mum to [...]

Root of All Evil 

Root of All Evil 

My brother randomly suggested a topic for my blog and it's something many of us ask ourselves; why is God not answering my prayers? It's a deep question and one I'll come back to answer in the future In Sha Allah. Instead, I would love to address a second question he had personally asked. I [...]

Shukr (Gratefulness)

Shukr (Gratefulness)

You know when you're grateful? When you get something you didn't deserve. Please remember that. In order for you and I to be grateful, we have to internalize something always (every day, every moment) that whatever it is we have: the clothes that we are wearing, the devices that we have, the cars we're driving, [...]

Abu bakr’s Story 

Abu bakr’s Story 

Here is an amazing story about an Australian man called abu-bakr. It's one of those stories I've never really been able to forget. You can find his story on YouTube and I'll put a link down to the video below; it's quite short and funny. But for those who don't have enough data or mb [...]