religion

Ridiculing Religion of Others

Breaking hearts of human souls in our surroundings as a result of ridicule or mockery just doesn’t stand. Refraining from doing so and behaving in a polite and kindhearted way makes us eligible to stand in front of our Creator, claiming to be blessed by His rehmah in this world and the next.

Persecution of Peoples – Part 1

We all are equals in the eyes of Allah, answerable for our actions, spreading love, and harmony around us, not judging anyone, realizing the fact that whatever religion you follow, no one gives you permission to insult someone who belongs to a religion other than yours. Humanity isn’t dead everywhere, but only in an environment which isn’t free from the germs of perceived religious superiority.

Interfaith Marriages in Islam

Author: Ms. Seen Noon Listening to your heart, following your gut, framing your decision in the selection of your soulmate, we are often quite casual while building our relationship with the ‘soon-to-be’. The religious background, culture, family values and bonding, importance given to financial matters, thoughts on the level of control on the future kids …

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Subject & Theme of The Quran

Theme of the Quran is a description of warning (inzaar). It is the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) journey of offering warnings and glad tidings to his audience.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Disclaimer: I want to make it clear that I do not own the rights to the information given in this post. I am taking the liberty to replicate the profound words spoken in this video clip of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, without express written consent of these individuals. If anyone wants their link/information removed, please let me …

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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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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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