His Majesty – Unlocking the Names of Allah

  A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend Shaykh Ammar Al-Shukry's AlMaghrib single weekend degree seminar on Unlocking the Names of Allah. Here are some notes I took. May it benefit! What’s in a name? A God with many names - all of which when invoked, would still be powerful and sweet. … Continue reading His Majesty – Unlocking the Names of Allah

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The Young Ones

These tears never seem to dry when reading the stories of the victims in the Christchurch shooting. But what's so profoundly moving for me are the stories behind the young ones like Mucaad Ibrahim, an aspiring imam and Sayyad Milne, an aspiring footballer. It was heartbreaking to learn that Mucaad was only three years old and … Continue reading The Young Ones

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

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