Trolls, where y’all at? And by ‘trolls’, I mean everyone because hey, we’ve all got an inner troll. For the benefit of those refuting my previous statement, maybe I should provide a definition for said term. A troll posts deliberately offensive statements on social media. Usually in the comments section. If we stretch it a […]

I happen to love Irony, which just makes this post even more beautiful. Yes, we’re going to have a little chat about taking breaks. Or not taking breaks… Y’all can stop pointing at me anytime now thanks.  I had this whole intro prepared, where I was all funny and inspiring because funny is my constant state […]

[Taken from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga] Khadija (رضي الله عنها) was an exceedingly wealthy woman of one of the noblest clans of the Arabs. Due to her noble lineage and her chaste demeanor, she was titled as “Taahira” (Pure) during the time of ignorance as well as the […]

[Paraphrased from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga] When Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) turned twelve, Abu Taalib decide to travel to Syria with a trade caravan of the Quraish. Abu Taalib was not keen to take Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) along as it was sure to […]

If you’ve recognized that title, you’re probably a) South African b) a 90’s kid and c) desperately trying to now get that song out of your head.  If you aren’t familiar with said advertisement, it basically features singing potatoes who (which?) are thrilled to be becoming simba chips. In typical South African spirit, they convey […]

[Paraphrased from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga] Aqiqah- the sacrifice that is offered on behalf of the newborn on the seventh day after birth- was a custom practiced by the Arabs during the Jahiliyyah period as well (i.e. before Islam).  On the seventh day of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه […]

[Paraphrased from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga] Our Habib (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was born in Rabi-ul-Awwal (April). Rabee‘ refers to the Spring season, which denotes life and happiness and excitement. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) coming into this world, brought joy and pleasure and all […]

Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was the most eloquent person and his speech was very sweet. The Sahaabah-e-Kiraam (رضى الله عنهم) stated that Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) would speak very concisely. It was a speech that was comprehensive and which clarified the aim and objective.  A’isha (رضى الله عنها) said that Rasoolullah […]

Do you remember those trust exercises they made us do with friends in school? Generally during Life Orientation, justified because it’s considered a social engagement. One is required to “fall backwards” because “they’ll catch you” and “it’ll develop trust between y’all”. No. No. I don’t care if they’re only using me for my gum stash, […]

​​We learn about The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم)- his character, habits, qualities- but sometimes, we fail to grasp how special our Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) is. Allah granted Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) perfection to the highest degree. Allah, through His mercy and favour, did not only grant Nabi (صلى […]