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
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.
When the hypocrites were invited to believe in Allah, they asked shall we believe as the fools have believed? Who are these people whom the hypocrites labelled fools? They were the Saabiqoon al Awwaloon, the first of the firsts.
Shaitan offers us is instant gratification, even if it is less. And what Allah offers us is infinite yet it is not for instant grabs. We have to wait to get it, sometimes wait until we die.
Being a human being, my toddler has the freedom to choose his own clothes from his drawer at the start of a day. Being a toddler he normally chooses the weirdest combinations and loves to wear his favourite worn clothes even if they are torn. And being a curious little person his clothes bear the … Continue reading My toddler is not his torn jeans
September 2017: I am now posting all of my Tadabbur fil Quran posts on this blog as well as many readers preferred to read on wordpress. You can find all the articles written here. I have started (yet) another site. These days I am busy studying Quran in a little more depth. I start … Continue reading Tadabbur Fil Quran
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?
The Niqabi Coder Mum is my statement in a world which believes in stereotyping. I don’t have to love gossip and shopping if I am a mum. I am not dumb if I chose to stay at home. I don’t have to be a goth or an antisocial nerd if I code. I can be … Continue reading Why Niqabi Coder Mum?