Day by day, you strive, I strive. Each fraction of a second holding onto faith to thrive. Sins, like the vastness of the sea. One by one clears out with Allah’s mercy. ***** At times there is a raging fiery, Our hearts and minds, tainted suddenly. We are all weak as can be, There …
This realization was a big relief. It was the first light to fill this black burning emptiness inside of me. I wanted to worship Allah. I understood that if I worship Allah properly, He will solve my problem. He will give me peace and contentment. Allah will fill the emptiness inside of me.
The process of conversion is only the beginning. It is the starting point of a life long journey. A journey to our wonderful Creator. A journey trying to follow in the footsteps of our beloved Prophet (may Allah shower peace and blessings upon him). It is a journey on the path of lovers of Allah. And we become one of these lovers.
Finally, the awaited day has arrived. The first Umrah for both Nura and Maggie. Maggie has recently reverted to Islam, but it is not clear for her what the Sunnah really means and how she should follow it. Nura is a teenage Muslim girl. She was born as a Muslim, but there is still much for her to learn.
Even with this loathing of Islam, I noticed the religion continued to reappear into my life. This was quite baffling as I happily attacked and deeply hated Islam. Perplexed, I decided to pay attention to this phenomenon and repeat my research of Islam. I ensured to do so with a pure and unbiased mindset…
Since man is an inquisitive being, and is a traveler, yet stranger, in this world, forming a worldview will always be high on his existential agenda. Such is done consciously or otherwise. Man is created to explore and know. Correspondingly, people are what they think, know and believe.
Migration of the heart, or a hijrah to Allah, is a much greater and more fundamental journey we must all take. As Ibn Qayyim suggests, only in this journey, this leaving the familiar, does one begin to examine his own purpose. When thinking about any…
What does one aspire for or towards after Hajj? Do we merely return to our regular lives unaffected? Uninspired? One of the foremost thoughts a returning pilgrim has in mind is whether or not his or her hajj was accepted.
I traveled to many parts of the world during my quest for the truth. I became very interested in tribal religions and the spiritualist way of thinking. I found that a lot of what these religions were saying had truth in them, but I could never accept the whole religion as the truth.
Fatima’s hajj is the ultimate journey because her journey begins before she receives the good news of the Gifted Hajj. Her journey begins with the first steps she takes towards consciously embracing the life of a Muslim.