Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Khadijah bint Khuwaylid”

She was the first person to have an abiding faith in the utterances of Nabi (S.A.W) and to accept Islam as her religion and her way of life. She had been used to praying two Rak’as of Salat mornings and evenings with the Prophet (S.A.W), even before it was compulsory. She was blessed with the […]

“Don’t make me come over there”

I’m not going into the minutiae of photography right now (that’s a story for another time), but there’s something that really irks me about seeing someone face their back to the Ka’bah, with their hands raised in the motion of Dua, beaming at a camera. In case its missed your notice, that’s the ‘classic’ pose. […]

“Eyebrows on fleek”

I feel like this eyebrow-shaping controversy is the 90’s version of the present day Camel Hump situation. You get the Broadcast (okay, so, email at that time), read as little as possible, panic for a moment, unearth an article on Google that deems it acceptable, let out a sigh of relief and move on from […]

“Paint me a picture of Him (S.A.W)” II

From Ten Ahadith Narrated by Hazrat Haleema (R.A): “When i brought Muhammad (S.A.W) to my house, there was no house of tribe Bano Sa’ad (Hazrat Haleema’s tribe) which wasn’t perfumed” Ibn Abbas (R.A) says: “The front teeth of Rasoolullah (S.A.W) were a bit wide (spread out). They were spaced out and not close together. When […]

“Let the fun begin”

I’ve got fond memories associated with the 10th of Muharram. I’m not a child anymore (TEENAGERS ARE NOT CHILDREN! How dare you think otherwise?) but I’ll definitely be rocking my 5 year old impersonation when the junk food comes out. Regardless of the fact that we would’ve just broken our fasts with a different ‘favourite’ […]

“Peanut butter with a side of Jelly”

I’m referring to Jelly of the non-edible sorts, of course. When Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) was asked: “Who are the best of people? He (S.A.W) replied: “The one with a clean heart and truthful tongue.” They asked: “We understand a truthful tongue, but what does a clean heart mean?” To which Nabi (S.A.W) answered: “It is […]

“Paint me a picture of Him (S.A.W)”

In One Hadith Hasan bin Ali (R.A) reported: “I inquired from my maternal uncle [Fathima (R.A)’s step-brother] Hind bin Abi Haalah (R.A) about the noble features of Nabi (S.A.W). He had often described the noble features in detail. I felt that I should hear it from him personally, so that I could make his description […]

“Serve me up”

Take-out. Yum! In my judgement, made all the more appetizing by the fact that you don’t have to do anything. No setting the table, no washing the dishes and no food preparation. Heaven on Earth. Hell on Earth, on the flip side, would be eating at a restaurant that serves just about anything that’s Haraam. […]

“Shake my hand”

Anas ibn Malik (R.A) narrates that a man asked the Prophet (S.A.W): “O Messenger of Allah (S.A.W)! When any one of us meets a Muslim brother or a friend, should he then bow his head (as a sign of courtesy to him)?” He (S.A.W) said: “No” The man said: “Should he embrace and kiss him?” […]

“Tell me about His (S.A.W)’s family” II

It was the general custom of Arabs living towns to send their children away to Bedouin wet nurses so that they might grow up in the free and healthy surroundings of the desert. Nabi (S.A.W) was entrusted to Halimah bint Abi Dhuaib from Bani Sa’ad bin Bakr. Halimah’s husband, Harith bin ‘Abdul-Uzzah, called Abi Kabshah, […]