God Molds You

“In order to mold His people, God often has to melt them.” – Amish Proverb Need I say more. Actually, I do. But maybe another time.

The Perfect Human – Muhammad ﷺ

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

The Lament (Part 2)

When I left Canada for Pakistan on March 28th, to manage the Saudi visa process faster, I was expecting to land in KSA within 2-3 weeks latest. I remember telling all who asked, that “this should not take more than 2-3 weeks.” I guess God didn’t really like that boast. I landed in Riyadh on …

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The Lament (Part 1)

I wrote this 2-part blog in July 2014. That was a very emotional year for me… I guess every year is an emotional year for me 🙂 It seems that I am finally getting closer to reaching my destination after all. Soon, InshaAllah (God willing). I was talking to an old friend yesterday and the …

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Shikwa/Jawab-e-Shikwa & The Book of Job

During my school years, I heard a lot about Allama Iqbal’s Shikwa Jawab e Shikwa. I am nowhere near being a literary expert, but I think no study of Urdu poetry would be complete without including Allama Iqbal’s work in it. During my freshman year in college, I took a course in Expository Writing. The …

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My Personal Experience with Islam by Hafsah Kamal

Originally appeared on Quora.com Amazing. I am grateful to be living in such an understanding family and learning more about my religion, my lifestyle, everyday. This does not mean I find no “problems” with it, however. Like most people’s, my mind is a questioning one. If I have difficulty in understanding a certain fatwa, or ruling, for example, I …

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Why advertise an act of thankfulness to God?

I first penned this down on August 24, 2014. I think I am still a skeptic of public displays of spirituality. Not sure, though. ========================================================================== Read an article on www.thestar.com touching on praying in public. I’ve always had this mental hindrance to pray in public in full view of all. I prefer finding a corner (and qibla) …

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The Change

I penned this down on July 5, 2014 (over 3 years ago) and had forgotten about it. I still think about that driver sometimes. ======================================================================= I wanted to write about a change in my life. I consider myself to be a spiritual person. Have never been overly ritualized by the norms of organized religion, but …

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