Ramadan Gems: Day #4

“If the heart’s busy with Allah, endowed with the truth and learning, then you’ve given the heart its rights.” Ibn Taymiyyah’s Fatawa (V. 9, P. 313) One of the hardest, yet most important things that one can do to soften the heart, is to forgive. How does a person learn to forgive so easily, and not hate? …

Ramadan Gems: Day #3

اللهمارناالحقحقاًوارزقنااتباعهوارناالباطلباطلاوارزقنااجتنابه Allahumma arinal haqqa haqqaw warzuqnat tiba’ah, wa arinal batila batilaw warzuqnaj tinabah – O Allah! show us the truth as true, and inspire us to follow it. Show us falsehood as falsehood, and inspire us to abstain from it.-  (Sharhul ihya, Vol. 10 Pg. 106) (Dua of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq [Radiallahu Anhu] Bismillah. I came…

Ramadan Gems: Day #2

  “اللهم إن رأيتني ابتعد عنك ، فردني إليك رداً جميلاً. Oh Allah, if you see me getting farther away from you, return me to you in a beautiful way.” Sometimes we go about our day so consumed by our responsbilities, that we forget why we’re really here. We do what we do, and the hours…

Ramadan Gems: Day #1

So it’s finally here. The long-awaited, beautiful month our souls have been yearning. That heavy, tainted mark that clouded our hearts throughout the year, can now be polished and cleaned. This is the month where we have the opportunity to take part in higher levels of spiritual cleansing. Though I myself will start fasting tomorrow,…

A Journey Through Mama’s Journal: #2

Kicking it off to the last A Journey Through Mama’s Journal series, this blog post is dedicated to continuing the translation of her work as a way of both reflecting and understanding my mother’s thoughts (Allah Yerhamha). Before I begin, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone of you that continue to support my blog…

Your mother, Your mother, Your mother

There’s a saying that goes, “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” For those of us who have lost a loved one, there’s this mutual understanding where we all know that there’s no real recovery…you just don’t recover. Rather, what you end up doing is learning to…

How to Clean Your Heart: Part 2

Do you ever have those mornings where you wake up late and just lay in bed staring at the ceiling? Your thoughts are racing back and forth but then you have this weird moment where everything just feels fake. Nothing seems real. The sun suddenly decides to shine so bright, and gives a slight peek…

A Journey Through Mama’s Journal: A Series

Do you ever wonder what your parents were like when they were younger? What they did in their spare time? Who they hung out with? If they actually did walk for 10 miles to get to school from home? I’m kidding, this was actually a stark reality for many of our parents. You could sit…

How to Clean Your Heart: Part 1

  Bismillah. Before I start I just wanted to thank many of you for the personal messages that I’ve recieved. All of your love and support means so much and is the reason that I will continue to do my best in being consistent with these blog posts. May Allah reward each and everyone of…

Dealing with Loss

Bismillah. Before I start I want to remind you all that everything I post is a reminder to myself first and foremost and then to you. May Allah SWT accept all of our efforts and may He continue to bless us and guide us closer to Him. I think for a while now, I’ve been…