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 →
When I first started getting serious about my faith, I thought I had the whole picture figured out. I saw my upcoming journey as a gradual climb in my level of faith - a clean graph with an exponentially increasing slope. I knew it would be smooth, because why would I ever weaken in my faith or... Continue Reading →
You are like sitting by a campfire in the darkest of nights and the softest of breezes. As warm as I could get yet not warm enough. And as I slowly drown in this cosiness i know i can never get too close without burning myself.
When we hear a religious rule, the first thing we tend to ask is "How does this help me?" Apologetics are always busy explaining how every rule has a social or personal benefit. "Zakah is the fastest way to remove poverty." "Salah is like meditation, it brings calm to your mind." "Hijab prevents people from... 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 →
I was reading a Harry Potter fan fiction where Harry is a "rationalist" - in all implications of the word's present day definition - and tries to justify every new thing he learns in the magic world from the point of his existing knowledge and beliefs. When something doesn't fit, he upgrades/modifies his beliefs and... Continue Reading →
There are so many things I have to tell you. Like how I rode a horse this morning How it almost jumped off the bridge we were crossing How good it felt to hold on to its smooth mane And to recover from the anticipation of falling. How disappointed I was when I woke up... Continue Reading →
The quote on the bookmark says, "A thousand miles begins with a single step." What better place to start?
Questioner: Someone who loves a person for the sake of Allaah, must he say, “I love you for the sake of Allaah,” to him?
Al-Albaani: Yes, but loving [someone] for the sake of Allaah has a huge price, only very few people pay it. Do you know what the price [to be paid] for loving someone for Allaah’s sake is? Do any of you know the price?
Let whoever knows give us the answer.
Someone present: Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “There are seven whom Allaah will shade with His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His …” one of the categories mentioned are two men who love each other for Allaah’s sake, who get together for that reason and part for it too.
Al-Albaani: This is correct in and of itself but it is not the answer to the question, it’s an approximate definition of loving…
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Wanted to share the profoundness of the Verse 30 of Chapter 2. In Chapter 2 verse 30 of Holy Quran, it is mentioned,
“Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood? whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.”
In this verse of Al-Baqara, Allah is describing about an event that took place before the physical creation of human beings. From this verse we get the following information
(1) Angels knew a astronomical body called ‘Earth’, that exists in this universe. If they had no knowledge about earth, they would have enquired more information about earth to Allah.
(2) Earth was created before the physical creation of human beings. This is inferred from the phrase ‘I…
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Things that hurt me beyond words: 1) When people whom I love do things that might greatly displease Allah SWT and I can't stop them 2) When my mother shows annoyance at my learning Arabic or wearing Abayas 3) When I watch my friends wasting their life on boys, music etc and I can't do... Continue Reading →