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Protected: On Marrying the Martyr : The 8th Blessing…

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Inspiration from the Life of Maryam AS

She was alone. She was distressed. She feared her reputation. She was in labour, a physical state, in which most women don’t find it easy to do anything at all. Yet, Allah SWT asked her to shake the palm-tree to get her provision (dates). You may be distressed and horrified with certain events of Qadr. […]

Monitoring the Self: Alhamdolilah for knowledge…

Can anyone die out of shyness? I can. Or I could. Alhamdolilah for knowledge, otherwise I wouldn’t have been alive. Alhamdolilah for knowing about that woman who stood up while Umar bin Khattab RA was giving a khutbah, and she corrected him. Alhamdolilah for knowing that certain things are okay if there’s a purpose behind […]

Duaa to Ease Difficulty

Translation: “O Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. And You make difficulty, if You wish, easy (or if You Please You ease sorrow).” Transliteration: “Allahuma la sahla ‘illaa maa ja’-altahu sahla wa anta taj’-alul-hazna ‘idha sh’ita sahla.” ~ [Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 2427), and Ibn As-Sunni (no. 351). […]

New Hijri Year: Inspiration from ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak (R)

‘There are four principles that I have derived from four thousand narrations: Do not attach yourself to a woman, do not be disillusioned by wealth, do not let your stomach carry more than it can bear and only learn from knowledge that which will benefit you.’ [Abdullah b. Mubarak(R)] *** Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah, With so many […]

Beautiful Quote of Ibn Al-Qayyim (R) on Knowledge

Ibn Al-Qayyim (R) writes in ‘Rawdatul Muhibeen’ :  لو صُور العلم صورة ؛ لكانت أجمل من الشمس والقمر  “If knowledge had a face/image, it would have been more beautiful than the sun and the moon”. [via: Abu Emaan]

Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam by Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Buy it on Amazon Heart’s been set on it for over a year. Can’t wait to get my hands on it inshaa’Allah. Love everything about it, even the cover is exactly the way I’d want a book like this to have! Simply beautiful mashaa’Allah tabarakAllah! Wish the Kalamullah brothers would do something about it. It’d […]