Departing Ramadan ~ Ibn Rajab

'O Servants of Allah! The month of Ramadan has resolved to leave, and only a little of it now remains. Those among you who have done well in it, let them see it through till its end. Those who have fallen short, let them finish it with goodly actions. Enjoy the remaining few days and … Continue reading Departing Ramadan ~ Ibn Rajab

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Ramadan Reflection ~ Trials & Hardships

  As I reached the ending of surah Yusuf (Joseph) - one of my absolute favourite chapters in the Quran, I reached an ayah that really summarised the course of trials and hardships prophet Yusuf عليه السلام endured. In it I found a lesson I hope many of us can come to appreciate. After the ultimate … Continue reading Ramadan Reflection ~ Trials & Hardships

Ramadan Reflection ~ Arrogance

One story that always resonates with me in surah al Baqarah is the account in which Allah, after having created Adam and teaching him the names of all things, had commanded the angels to prostrate to Adam. وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ And [mention] when We said … Continue reading Ramadan Reflection ~ Arrogance

We Have Made Some of You as a Trial for Others ~ Ibn al Qayyim

Allah (The Most High) said: وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ And We have made some of you as a trial for others: will you have patience?  [Surah Al-Furqaan: Ayah 20] Imam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: This is universal amongst all the creation- they are put to trial by one another. Those whom the Messengers are … Continue reading We Have Made Some of You as a Trial for Others ~ Ibn al Qayyim