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Quranic Reflections – Juz 4

Quranic Reflections – Juz 4

“And how many a Prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost heart due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah, nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the steadfast.” [3: 146] It’s not just the physically strong that...
Quranic Reflections – Juz 3

Quranic Reflections – Juz 3

“She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” The angel said, “Such is Allah; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” [3: 47] In all your du’as and hopes, your thoughts and views on life,...
A Void For Him

A Void For Him

There is a concept that one of my teachers iterates again and again in her lessons. The past weeks, it has been on my mind more than ever. It is: كل فراغ فراغ لله Every free time you have is time that Allāh has freed for Himself. If your friends have moved away from...
Quranic Reflections – Juz 2

Quranic Reflections – Juz 2

“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.” [2: 155] Loss. A dark and bitter time that many of us have passed through and miraculously pulled through. Loss of wealth...
Maintaining our Islamic Identities

Maintaining our Islamic Identities

The age we live in today is an age of trial and tribulation, especially for the Muslims living in the non-Muslim societies of the West. You find many of them trying to strike a balance between their Islamic and Western identities. You find that when Islam is attacked...