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Advice for Brides

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم There will be instances in which you may be right. Just speak to Allah SWT and tell Him that, ‘O Allah I may be right but I’m giving it up for Your Sake.’ And SubhanAllah, you’ll notice everything will work your way even though you didn’t say a single thing. Sometimes […]

Of Inclinations, Feelings and Mutual Tastes

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion *** Imaam al-Bukhaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) reported in his Saheeh that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings […]

“…Listen to the words of a Loving Advisor…”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As a seeker of knowledge, you should turn all your attention to the sciences of the Quraan and Sunnah, as knowledge of them is real knowledge, and to be ignorant of anything else will not really harm you. Imam ibn al Qayyim (R) has said: O you who seeks to save […]

‘The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood’ by James Gleick & Other Things

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This book is like a slice of that heavy ice-cream cake which you cannot have all at once or any dessert for that matter. At least I can’t. You have to take small bites, savour, digest, reflect, extract and then move onto the next few pages. Every time I read it, […]

Not Just for a Smile: Learning Duaas, Quraan, Islamic Concepts for Children

http://kids.farhathashmi.com/ Warning: irresistibly cute. SubhanAllah, such an amazing website for little children! I’m in love with it esp. the duaas section in which the toddler repeats after the mother. I had a lot of fun browsing through it alhamdolilah (woke me up after a tiring day) and I pray it is beneficial for whosoever who […]

Time Management – Sh. Musleh Khan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم You and I are nothing more than hours and minutes. The first thing to remember in managing time is writing as much as you can as a talk is delivered. Imam Ahmad (R) has said that Ibn Ma’een (R) had been created to separate the liars from the truthful ones. He […]

Quotes from Sh. Kamal el Mekki’s Brave Talk

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (To the feminists)”Who said your role model is today’s man?” ‎”The easiest way to bully someone into submission is by re-evaluating how they think about themselves. You can’t bully someone who has ‘Izzah(God-given dignity) . And ‘Izzah only stems from a strong relationship with Allah SWT.” “Allah SWT has sent me […]