There is a lot of ambiguity about honoring one's guests arising from a mixture of culture and Deen. The fake and fabricated ahadeeth making a round on social media are confusing the matter further. We need to understand that culture, even if it is good, is not part of Deen, and one is free to … Continue reading The Open-House Culture and Islam
As a parent, most of us can make any juggler envious. We have many hats to wear and lots of responsibilities to carry. Time is always short and energy span, even shorter. So it is only natural to be impatient, and snap out an answer or two and to shorten the bed time hugs. But … Continue reading Seeing the big in the small
I love poetry. I find the interplay of words and imagination simply fascinating. Poetry soothes me and calms me. It helps me focus when I am agitated and it entertains me when I am bored. And although I love English poetry too but Urdu poetry will always come first in my heart. I have doodled … Continue reading Can you feel the pull of Quran?
My sister-in-law took the black dress off the shelf. "It’s perfect!" she breathed. "Perfect" is what I also thought about it. I had already liked that dress for myself and I wanted it. So I just showed her a few more dresses, stressing that they were superior to the black one she had chosen. She … Continue reading Filters can be misleading
Every Muslim knows that there are many merits of Tilawat-ul-Quran. We know there are lots of blessings and rewards for the one who do tilawah of the Quran. We know it is one of the greatest form of dhikr (remembering allaah). We also have heard lots of stories of sahabah and other pious people who … Continue reading The Fog, the Sunrise and the Rain