Putting Our Talents to Good Use

As I was revising notes from NAK's lecture on putting our talents to good use, I realise how timely these notes are for me currently as I embark on my teaching career while simultaneously striving to progress in my side passion project. I have been tired and uninspired for quite a while now to be honest. It's … Continue reading Putting Our Talents to Good Use

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On (Islamic?) Poetry 

I was asked what are my thoughts on "Islamic" poetry. Here is my... not quite pithy answer. Poetry is an art. Like all art, it is subjective. And it is a creation of man, therefore not perfect, not designed to evoke excessive, idolizing awe, not created to supersede the words of Allah. While poetry is … Continue reading On (Islamic?) Poetry 

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

A Commentary on Ibn Taymiyyah’s Essay on The Heart by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

A light and essential read on the heart which clearly explains the function and purpose of a heart and how we as Muslims are supposed to safeguard it. I think there are many books currently that address the purification of the heart and soul, but I personally enjoy this one where it heavily emphasizes the … Continue reading A Commentary on Ibn Taymiyyah’s Essay on The Heart by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips