spirituality

Spirituality in the Age of Pandemic

These temporary setbacks are a sign from Him to turn back to Him, to steer our boat away from the typhoon and towards the light tower, seeking guidance from Him alone, repenting over our past unintentional sins. Allah is ever so kind, so forgiving, He will eventually send down His blessings, but we should remember the lessons learnt in this age of Corona pandemic. The virus may seem scary, but it has taught us the value of the missing pieces of our life’s puzzle.

The Mercy of Allah

“Allah is the name without attributes. Allah reveals Himself through His attributes, and Ar-Rehman is the single most important attribute of Allah. What He is letting us know is that the essential nature of God is merciful, it’s not majestic. He is majestic and beautiful, but the quality He wants to reveal Himself to man is first and foremost is mercy. If you embrace that mercy, that’s what you get. If you reject that mercy, He reveals Himself with majesty. And that is why Allah SWT can be overwhelming, and He can be so overwhelming that people will reject Him.The Persian says “what does the ant know about the pattern on the Persian carpet. We’re like ants. All of us are like little significant ants in the big picture of the cosmos.”

The Pursuit of Happiness

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Poetry in the Quran?

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Needs vs Wants

“The essence of spirituality is knowing the difference between what you need and what you want.” Narrated by Lee Weissman    

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 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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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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