“Not more than 32.” “I don’t feel any inclination to marry a girl over 30.” “She should be a good cook.” “Is she pretty? Is she thin? Is she fair?” “We won’t mind if she works and contributes to the household budget.” “What is her height?” “She should have done O & A levels, because …More
It was during my teens that I picked up a translation of the Qur’an in my quest to find my true identity. I wanted to know why I was born, what Allah required of me in the form of duties and responsibilities and how I ought to spend my life in order to win His Pleasure.
Since then, many years on, my heart brims with gratitude at how this Glorious Book has filled up my life with the most beautiful and vibrant colors in order to make it resonate with spiritual fulfillment.More
A few months ago, I attended a two-day Islamic conference on the fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence of marriage. All praise to Allah, it was a very enlightening and beneficial tertiary-level course that was taught by one of the most honorable and respected Muslim names of our time. However, there was one particular moment in the course that …More
They say, “Youth is wasted on the young”. There is some degree of truth behind these words. Youth is that time of life that is bursting with energy and enthusiasm. It is charged with idealism, and fueled by a strong desire to pursue dreams in the pursuit of a bright and happy future, leaving no …More
If we were to study Prophet Muhammad’s life, putting ourselves in his shoes, we would have an epiphany. It would hit us hard how difficult and painful a life he endured with patience after becoming a Prophet. It would make our hearts melt with love for him.More
The narration begins with Zainab present in the masjid of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) listening to him as he was exhorting the women who were there to give in charity, even from some of their trinkets and jewelry.More