Self-Care Lesson #01: Eat, Drink, & Be Content

Recently, I have been listening to Abdel Rahman Murphy's Heartwork halaqah based on Surah Maryam on Qalam Podcast. I love how he makes the weekly discussions light-hearted and so relevant to our context today. I was struck by the reflection of ayat 23-26 in the Qur'an. In ayah 23 in Surah Maryam, she (as) in an utterly human … Continue reading Self-Care Lesson #01: Eat, Drink, & Be Content

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A Good Intention

As I was cleaning up my photos, reminiscing the final day of my post-graduate studies at NIE just a year ago, a thought struck me: Never underestimate the power of a good intention. My friends and I commemorated our official last day of lessons in the school by giving the female musollah a good scrub and … Continue reading A Good Intention

The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

For a long while, I was struggling to understand the phenomenon of the turban hijab. I can somewhat understand its gain in popularity - fashion icons, celebrities, companies repackaging the 'traditional Muslim headgear' into something that's more 'modern', digestible and acceptable to the masses, but I cannot understand the prevalence of it in terms of it … Continue reading The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

  'The Journey of the Strangers' is one of the Dar-us-Sunnah classic collections. Other titles in the series include 'The Journey to Allah', 'The Humility in Prayer', 'The Legacy of the Prophet', etc. I was personally attracted to the simple, minimal, pastel book covers and the titles. It's a quick read yet packed with profound … Continue reading The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

The Journey of Salman The Persian by Shaykh Omar Suleiman

I had the opportunity to attend this talk by AlMaghrib Institute as delivered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman a week ago in KL, Alhamdulillah, and I will share my notes here ad verbum and highlight the timeless life lessons which I have taken away from it. Please forgive me if there are any inaccuracies - I've … Continue reading The Journey of Salman The Persian by Shaykh Omar Suleiman