Someone once asked me how I still believe that the Quran is divine considering all the modern cosmological and scientific theories. While answering this I started thinking, when had I exactly started whole-heartedly believing that this Book is divine and not man-made? And what exactly had convinced me of its divinity? I was taught to... Continue Reading →
Okay, I'm attempting to start a new series (inner me: haha here we go again), which I hope to write at least once per week. This will be about any ayah(s) I come across which deeply influences me, or makes me feel that it needs to be written about. Bismillah! Why this ayah hit me like... Continue Reading →
In the first ayah of the Quran - Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem - the first letter is “Ba”. Here the “Ba” can have two meanings - isti'aanah (seeking help) and Musaahabah (seeking closeness/companionship). “In” the name of Allah - implies seeking help from Allah “With” the name of Allah - implies wanting the closeness/companionship of Allah... Continue Reading →
The quote on the bookmark says, "A thousand miles begins with a single step." What better place to start?
A little boy stuck in a well. Rescued to be sold as a slave. A young lad called towards fornication. A young man sent to prison for not committing a crime. And left there for years. Years. A man who sat alone in the dark dungeons and called upon his Lord. Because he knew his Master for what He... Continue Reading →
The world has this crazy habit of trying to pull you back towards it the moment you try to make it beyond its force field. Gravity against spirituality, I like to call it. You might think you've made it; freed yourself from the shackles of pure materialism and internalized a larger reality. But maybe the... Continue Reading →
A few years ago, one Friday, someone (probably my sister) told me that it was a highly reward-eous act to recite Surah Kahf, the 18th Surah of the Quran, on Fridays. Around the same time I saw a picture posted on Facebook saying something like “Have you read Sura Kahf today?” I’ll be honest and... Continue Reading →