I recently heard about a man who was wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent many years behind bars, eventually was proved innocent, but ended up killing himself as he couldn't bear to live in the shadow of his past. Yusuf AS was also wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent years in the prison, was proved … Continue reading Lessons for those who ask
"He (Allah) did not comply with the wishes of the people with regard to me, so why should I comply with their wishes with regard to Him (Allah)" When Najashi (Negus), the king of Abyssinia, was being pressured by his court men to hand over the Muslim refugees back to Quraish, he denied and uttered … Continue reading Allah vs People
I am sharing the resources I am currently using to study Quran, for the pleasure of Allah, and to help other students of Quran out there.
The trees are old. I sit here under them and wonder what stories they would tell if they could. Others would have sat where I sit now. People who were clever and beautiful and witty and genius. Or simple and kind and loving and great. But they went. And I shall go too. And the … Continue reading كل من عليها فان
I have a sourdough starter which is hanging around for the past four years, Alhamdulillah. There are days (or nights) when I am too tired or short on time to feed it. But then I think of all the work which has gone into sustaining it for four years, and how it all will be … Continue reading My Sourdough Starter
I admire haiku poetry. I like how the poets convey such powerful messages within the confines of three lines and 17 syllables. The poet is forced to choose, forced to simplify, forced to find the essence of the message. The constraints are actually a very powerful thing, because constraints force you to be disciplined, to understand … Continue reading On Making Tajweed Bot and Haiku
Assalamoalaikum Narrated by Uthman RA "the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: 'The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it.'" Related by Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and others. Tajweed or reciting the Quran correctly is of immense importance. In an effort to contribute towards the teaching of … Continue reading Bite Sized Tajweed Lessons
The minimalist material document theme is really easy on the eyes. All the resources are now much more organized, and structured into courses. Navigation through the resources is a lot easier now.
A few years ago I went to Kruger National park with my family. As we were driving down a side road we came across a pride of lions who had killed a hippopotamus and were eating it. There were a couple of very young cubs who were frolicking on the road while their mothers ate, but there was an older cub who was eating alongside the adults. The hide and meat of the hippo was too tough. Some of the adults were also having a hard time in tearing and eating but this young cub had it hardest. His fur was drenched in sweat as he tried to tear the tough hide and chew the tough meat.
Riyaad al Saliheen (gardens of the righteous) is the famous collection of Ahadeeth compiled by Imam Nawawi. It contains around 1900 ahadeeth divided across 372 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran.