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 often blame others for our problems and misfortunes. We forget that even a leaf cannot fall down from a tree without the will of Allah. Allah tests people in various ways and if a person can come to understand this, they would cease from complaining. Many questions come to our mind when life tests … Continue reading Why am I Always Tested?!…
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWwbudRxh8E By Ibn al-Jawzi From Ibn al-Jawzi's 'Bustan al-Wa'idhin wa Riyad as-Sami'in' (p. 213-214): "The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya'qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah. A nice point for the nation of … Continue reading The Likeness of Ramadan and Prophet Yusuf
Why are we here? What should we be doing with our lives? Such are the endless queries emanating from a universal question, ‘what is the purpose of our lives’? Across humanity, across the ages and across religions, the answer to this question has been a journey many have found exigent to conclude. Whilst some … Continue reading The Purpose of Life
Another heart softening lecture by Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Ash-Shinqitee from the holy city of Madinah. Here he discusses the truth and reality of the Day of Judgement from the verse "Fear and Guard yourselves against the day you will be returned to Allah" [2:281], and a heart rending account of the penultimate stage before this.....death. One to be watched with the hearts....
REPENT and flee to the life with Allah!