Monthly Archives: February 2016

“I like the sound you make when you keep quiet”

Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrates that Nabi (S.A.W) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak good, or keep silent.” Imam Shafi (R.A) understood the above Hadith to mean that if a person wants to say something, he should think about it; if it seems to him that it will not do any […]

“Explain to me His (S.A.W)’s marriages”

Nabi (S.A.W) married for the first time at the age of 25. During the 25-year marriage to Khadija (R.A), Nabi (S.A.W) never married again. Only two of his marriages- one with Khadija (R.A), and the other with A’isha (R.A)- were marriages in the normal course. All the other marriages were contracted as a necessity and […]

“On Mondays, we show hospitality”

Abu Shurayh al-‘Adawi (R.A) narrates that he heard with his own two ears and he saw with his own two eyes when Nabi (S.A.W) spoke and said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honour his guest as he is entitled.” [Bukhari] My parents can make friends with anyone. And I mean, […]

“Umm Ibraheem: Maria Qibtiya”

After the Treaty of Hudaibiyah [6 AH], Nabi (S.A.W) sent letters to a number of Kings and Chiefs, inviting them to Islam. A letter was thus also sent to Egypt, the Egyptian Chief at that time being Maqawqis. Maqawqis received the letter with due respect, and although he did not accept Islam, he sent back […]

“Aw Shucks, I forgot to be oppressed”

An Islamic scholar once said, “…let’s not ask Barbara Walters about how Muslim women feel. Let’s not ask CNN, ABC or FOX. If you want to be fair, ask a Muslim woman. But the problem is no one really wants to ask Muslim women.” I came across the above quote the other day and the […]

“Go make me a sandwich”

Please don’t forget not to put sauce. Because I asked for it and it shouldn’t go to my brother by default (:D).  I’m dallying. I should come straight out and say it (Please don’t hit me. I probably have a low pain tolerance). Feminism is overrated *exaggerated gasps* When you’re in pre-school (not that i […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Maymunah bint Harith”

She was the daughter of Harith bin Hazan and Hind bint Awf. She belonged to the tribe of Banu Hilala. Zynab bint Khuzaymah (R.A) was of the same tribe. Harith was a respected chief of the Banu Hilala tribe and had sixteen daughters; most married to illustrious leaders of Islam. One of Maymunah (R.A)’s sister, […]

“I planned to take over the world this morning, but I overslept”

I mean, I should have expected that since I oversleep a lot. Because I’m not a morning person. And I have no self-control when it comes to following a bedtime. But I still had the intention, and hey, this post is dedicated to the importance of intentions. Nobody intends to hit their sibling hard enough […]

“This looks different from the picture”

In typical Indian spirit, I’d been brought into the kitchen after I matriculated to learn how round my roti’s and braise my spices. Bit of a problem for me, though, because coincidently, the minute I start cooking is the minute I realize all I have to do. Which means, my mum is constantly fretting on […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Safiyyah bint Huaiy”

Her father was Huaiy bin Akhtab, the chief of the Banu Nazeer tribe, and traced his ancestry back to Haroon (A.S). Her mother was Barrah bint Samawal, and came from the Jewish tribe Banu Quraizah. Both tribes were considered of the more distinguished of Jews. Safiyyah (R.A) was married twice before she married Nabi (S.A.W). […]