What An Ant Could Teach Humans…

WE have all come across ants at least a couple of times in our lifetime; some tiny ones might have walked over us, while we must have stepped on them many times. There is a reason why Allah mentions the story of the Ant in the Quran: And gathered for Sulaiman (عليه السلام) were his soldiers of…

Dream Comes True: A River Outside My House

I HAVE a question to ask you all before I tell you how I found a river outside my house to dip in. Imagine if you had the same river in front of your house, what would you do? How many times a day would you dip in it? How would you move your daily…

The Piercing Reality

If you’re reading this article, you probably have an internet connection and a computer/laptop/mobile facility at home. In addition, perhaps a sofa/chair to sit on as well? We probably also have some more “wants” in life and most likely, we will end up buying those too. But, the day electricity goes off, or the AC’s…

The Deep connection: A Student & the Night of Power

Many a times we wait for Ramadan, especially the last 10 nights of Ramadan to seek the night of Laylatul Qadr. No doubt, “The night of Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3] What makes this night so special is the fact that the entire Quran was revealed on this night. This Quran was…

The Wannabe Generation

“…and if after all the knowledge you have received you yield to their (jews & christians) desires(creed, lifestyle, pattern etc), there shall be none to protect you or help you from the WRATH of Allah.” [Al Baqarah, 120] Every society is based on 4 things: Social, Economic, Political and Jurisprudence. Isn’t everything in our society…

A Tranquil Heart

Standing by the window everyday during Maghrib & Isha Jamaa’ah has brought about a lot of changes in my life. I kept wondering what it was that got me glued to looking down at the Masjid; its a different sight every single day. What catches my eye is different people coming to the Masjid from…

Take a U-Turn

Imagine you are driving on a road, and midway you realized that you were on the wrong road. What made you realize that you were going wrong? Possibilities: Signs on the road Your intelligence told you Someone in your car tells you What would you do? Possibilities: Take a U-turn Stop in the middle and…

Using Logic in the 21st Century

“Everything is logic based, if its not, then it does not exist.” What do you think? Does being older make one better than the younger? Does being more educated make one better than the less educated? Does having more money make one better than one who has less? No, No & No. Lets go 1400+…

Empty pockets vs Loaded pockets

As i sit and wait in my bus daily during the Dhuhr Salaah after class, i notice a change in feeling as I look outside. It is the call, “Hayya alal Falaah…Hayya alal Falaah” magnetically pulling Muslims to the Masjid to offer their Salaah in Jamaa’ah. The beauty of this “Hayya alal Falaah” is that…