Lessons for those who ask

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

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Allah vs People

"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

What is happiness?

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.

How will we meet our Lord for the first time?

I am standing on the day of Qiyamah, helplessly looking at the angels gathering and piling my deeds on top of each other in front of me. Allah is there in front of me, on His throne, in all His majesty. The first time I am able to look at my Allah but I am too scared to look up. I am just standing there paralyzed with fear, unable to tear my eyes away from whatever the angels are bringing.