New Blog

Bismillah:Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah, A new blog with slightly advanced interests is underway. Please feel free to use resources at: My Mind’s Tote. I am certainly slow at updating it but I’m getting to it inshaa’Allah. I have lots of new things to add and I will do so gradually. The blog is definitely in its infancy […]

Motherhood in the Shade of the Qur’an —

Ever since I started Qur’an classes, I would hear my Teacher talk about her Ustadha. My teacher was obtaining an Ijaza at that time, so she would recite to the Ustadha once a week over the phone. She would constantly share advices and tips from her teacher and marvel at her knowledge and ability. Her […] […]

What am I reading?

Bismillah: Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah, Good books take you places and help you learn through experiences that you haven’t yet experienced. Like wise friends, you can be counselled through them. Over the passage of years, books that you read become your inner voice. Often times I am surprised at my preferences because how odd it is when […]

Teaching to Love Abu Bakr RA and ‘Umar RA

It is reported that Imām Mālik (R) said: The Salaf used to teach their children to love Abū Bakr and ʿUmar like they used to teach them a sūrah of the Qurān. [Al-Lālakāʾī, Sharḥ ʾUsūl ʾIʿtiqād Ahl Al-Sunnah #2325.]

Oh Yes, about Her…

Bismillah: A warm, respectful flicker of an eye can fill you up with all that you need and more as compared to words served to you which are meant to nourish you but consume you instead. Words meant to clothe you but unclothe you. Words and actions that haunt you and not secure you. We […]

Hasan al Basri (R) on Real Reciters of the Quraan

Abu Muhammad Yahya b. Muhammad b. Sa’id narrated to us, he said: al-Husayn b. al-Husayn al-Marwazi narrated to us, he said: Ibn al-Mubarak informed us, he said: Ma’mar informed us, from Yahya b. al-Mukhtar, from al-Hasan [al-Basri] who said, “Truly, this Qur’an is recited by slaves and children who have no knowledge of its interpretation, […]

“…for truly the Qur’an is in his interior.”

Abu Bakr ‘Abdullah b. Abi Dawud narratd to us, he said: Abu l-Tahir Ahmad b. ‘Amr narrated to us, he said: Ibn Wahb narrated to us, he said: Yahya b. Ayyub informed us, from Khalid b. Yazid, from Tha’labah b. Abi l-Kunud, from Abu l-Kunud, from ‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As, who said, “He who […]