Tawheed – a liberation from oppression

"Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them - so worship Him and have patience for His worship. Do you know of any similarity to Him?" Maryam [16:65] Growing up, the importance of worshiping Allah alone and not committing shirk (associating partners with Allah in worship), was constantly emphasized. My mum … Continue reading Tawheed – a liberation from oppression

Choosing Allah

She wakes up. Delicately rises from her bed, and whispers a prayer, grateful to be alive one more day. She walks towards her bathroom and begins her morning routine. After exiting the bathroom, she walks towards her beauty shelf, and gazes with wonder at the sight of the beautiful makeup. Her limbs freeze as she … Continue reading Choosing Allah

Dua: its virtue and importance

Dua (supplication to Allah) is one of the many gifts Allah swt has bestowed upon His slaves. It captures the very essence of eebadah and Tawheed, and it is an act which Our Lord loves. The prophet sallallahu alayhi wasalam said: “Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than dua’a” [sahih al jami … Continue reading Dua: its virtue and importance

Hijab: trends or Islam?

One of the most beautiful things legislated in Islam for Muslim women is hijab. Contrary to what many people believe, the hijab is not merely a piece of cloth that we drape over ourselves as a symbol of oppression. It is not something we wear because we are forced to by male guardians, or because … Continue reading Hijab: trends or Islam?

Hope and fear in Allah: Establishing that balance

Ibn Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him), once articulated something beautiful concerning a believer and our stance towards love, hope and fear in Allah Exalted is He. He said: “The heart on its journey towards Allah the Exalted is like that of a bird. Love is its head, and fear and hope are its … Continue reading Hope and fear in Allah: Establishing that balance