Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Zaynab bint Khuzaymah”

Zaynab bint Khuzaymah was of fine and noble origin. She was the daughter of Khuzaymah bint Haris. When Nabi (S.A.W) declared his Nubawwat, the people of Makkah Mukarramah became His (S.A.W)’s enemies. However, there were a minority of Muslims who are fortunate enough to have accepted Islam in the earliest period. Among them, was Zaynab […]

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall”

Noun: Mirror  A surface which reflects a clear image. Yeah, I totally needed to clarify that phone screens, oven doors, shiny spoons and glossy cupboards all count as mirrors. Suitably, whenever you are able to distinguish the features that grace your frontage, you will be obliged to read the relevant Dua (image attached). C’mon, don’t […]

“One does not simply easily acquire a crown”

Marhoom Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel [RA] said: “The Quraan is not given (to the Hafiz/a) through election, but rather through Allah’s selection.” Huffaz are chosen by Allah to protect His Kalaam. We know that Huffaz are exceptional people. As an added extra, science has just now found out that those who study and become Hafiz […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Hafsa bint Umar”

Hafsa was the daughter of Umar ibn al Khattab. Abdullah bin ‘Umar was her brother. In her growing years, she was brought up in an Islamic environment. Her parents, her aunts and uncles were already Muslims. Hafsa was an extremely religious lady who used to spend her time in prayer and fasting. An excellent writer […]

“YOLO more like you’re annoying”

Please be aware that not completing your homework, not packing away the dishes or boogying at a club cannot be excused by the caption “YOLO”. You’re embarrassing yourself and the people that have to be connected to you. Spare us, please. If you aren’t familiar with the term, consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: A’isha bint Abi Bakr”

A’isha (R.A) was born in Makkah Mukarramah in 614 CE to Umm Ruman and Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq. In her childhood, Hazrat A’isha (R.A) was lean and thin, but on reaching adolescence, she put on some flesh. She had attractive features, and her colour was pinkish white. A’isha was nine years old and Nabi (S.A.W) fifty-four […]

“Easy Peasy Lemon.. Whut”

You know it’s exam season when everybody’s posting pictures of books cracked open, haphazardly strewn across a table with tissues on the side for when the tears slip out (nobody look at my brother because that’ll be too obvious xD) and there’s broadcasts going around about how focussed you should be. I thought I’d add […]

“Say Kassam you won’t hit me”

“Do not swear by the name of Allah, whether you are speaking the truth or lying.” I grew up with 2 elder brothers and an elder sister. I survived my childhood with minimal damage by making sure I covered all bases (Well, hey there, title reference). You could say it was my safety blanket. Everybody […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Sawda bint Zam’a”

Sawda bint Zam’a Ibn Qays was a noble and venerable lady. One of her special features was her love of charity. She first married Sakran Ibn Amr, and was among the eight people of Banu ‘Amir who left their homes and their properties and crossed the sea to escape torture and preserve their religion. No […]

“Salt water. Salt water everywhere”

In 2010 (throwback to when you couldn’t go a day without face planting into something soccer related), South Africa’s drinking water was rated 3rd best in the world for being “safe and ready to drink”. Here on the South Coast, the salinity of our tap water is currently the same as a mixture of 44 […]