Thursday, December 29, 2011


Something I read almost a year ago and recalled today when I read this.

"On the road I saw a small girl, cold and shivering in a tattered dress, with no home, no family and little hope.
I became angry and said to God: Why did you let this happen? Why don’t you do something?
For a while God said nothing, then that night he quietly replied, ‘I did do something- I made you."

I am not sure who it is by, but it rings true to the fact that those of us who complain also have the ability given by Allah to change things.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Salaams from Allah

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas`ood radhiyallahu anhu said: 

“When Allah Ta`ala intends taking the soul of a mu’min, He commands Malakul-Maut (the angel of death) thus; ‘Convey My salaams to him.’ 

When Malakul-Maut comes to take his soul he says to the person: ‘Your Lord conveys salaam to you.’” 

(Kitaabul-Ahwaal, Sharhus-Sudoor)

Taken from  Al-Haadi Weekly Hadith via email

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blessings on the Menu

On tonight's menu is the following :

It is called 'Tinda' (singular), Tindey (Plural). In English it might be known as Indian Round Gourd, Apple Gourd or Indian Baby Pumpkin.

Anyhow, I thought to just mention, because I found it quite amazing exactly how many types of different gourds, squashes and pumpkins there are. And if there are so many kinds of one type of food, then how many different types of food are there that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala has provided us with? 


And food is just one of Allah Ta'aala's blessings upon us. So how many of Allah Ta'aala's blessings are upon us?


Sunday, December 25, 2011

What Matters

In the eyes of Allah it matters not
What money you possess or how you look
What matters in His Divine court is
The right intentions and actions you took

Saturday, December 24, 2011


It is normal to feel like a stranger outside of your house.

But it is a little hard and lonely feeling like a stranger in your own house.

But then this comes to mind:

"Islam began as a stranger 
and it shall return to being a stranger as it began
And Tooba* is for the strangers"

So rejoice, oh strangers. Your Lord has something wonderful prepared for you.

*Tooba is a tree in Jannah. It also has another meaning.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Not So Sparse

Well it seemed that my posting this month is not so sparse. My trip seems to be more 'inspirational' than when at home.

Or perhaps it is just a case of realization of all that is indeed inspirational which is only realized when being tested through trying times.

And also an opportunity to be grateful to Allah Ta'aala. Alhamdu Lillah.

In any case, Allah willed more posting, and so there is. We shall Insha Allah see if this continues.

Breath of Fresh Air

As I was hanging a wet towel up on the roof of the house, I could hear the khutbah of Mufti Saheb of the local masjid where my father in law goes for salaah. As soon as I just heard the topic, I sat down on the charpai and listened.

A breath of fresh air in a culture driven place. Mufti Saheb was explaining how we Muslim have become nowadays, how we will follow our families wishes and whims in matters that are contrary to Shari'ah, and yet where the Shari'ah commands us to fulfill the rights of our families, we pay no heed.

He also mentioned that how foolish a person must be, that when Allah Himself in all His glory has told us how to follow the path of salvation, we still choose to go opposite to what He commands and follow the path of destruction!

My concluding thought in this entry is that unless we follow Allah's commands, do good and keep from sins, it is fruitless to wonder why we are being faced by trials and tribulations. What else can we expect when we do not follow the Orders of our Creator, Allah!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Your Door

No refuge I find from the evils of the world
Save from Your guidance and mercy divine
So back I return to Your doorstep, a fugitive 
No safety is better than the shade of Your Door

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pet Peeve

My pet peeve-

Anasheed, Naat, Hamd, etc etc, with the names of Allah and Rasulullah Salla Allahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam accompanied by music. I find it insulting as Rasulullah Salla Allahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam mentioned something to the effect that he was sent to destroy musical instruments. 

Then how can people dare to sing praises of Allah and His Rasul Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam with music?

Mind boggling.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lost Trust Returned

I was reading this post on everyone's favourite forum : LINK

It reminded me of a time last year when I had completely lost trust in all 'Ulama, because of circumstances in life.

Then I was advised by my husband and friend into seeking guidance from Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel saheb Rahmatullahi 'Alayh.

Alhamdu Lillah for them. May Allah grant them the best of this world and the next. Trust in 'Ulama was once more returned, if not for all, then for some at least.

May Allah Ta'aala grant Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb Rahmatullahi 'Alayh Jannatul Firdaws.

And May Allah Ta'aala grant Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb Daamat Barakaatuhum best of this world, the next, and the highest stage of Jannah.


Sunday, December 18, 2011


The world is a prison from which I must escape
For even with all its beauty and treasure
It steals from the seeker his life and soul
Depriving me my Beloved and His pleasure

A Few Points...

There are so many different people in the world, so naturally many different viewpoints. Quite a few times your view point may be the right one, and another's point of view is completely off. At times they will insist they are right, and almost make you feel guilty, even though you are the right one!

At this point, remember these few points.

  • Do not argue about it. Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Daamat Barakaatuhum mentioned in one of his majlis that if someone just refuses to understand, then do not engage in a fruitless discussion. If they persist, then leave them rather than loose your cool.
  • Be patient. Some people take a longer time to understand things. When years and years have gone by with a person believing something to be right, it will not change overnight due to your eloquent words.
  • Make du'aa to Allah Ta'aala. If He showed you the right path, then surely He can guide others to the right path as well.
  • Be grateful to Allah Ta'aala. If it was His wish, you could have been the one with the wrong understanding. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wind of Azan

Fajr in this land known as Pakistan is beautiful. There occurs something I call 'Wind of Azaan'. Since it is so still, you can hear all the azaan, and so many that it sounds like a wind. This goes on for about 1/2 an hour. Subhaan Allah!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Never Judge Anyone...

(received in an email)

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled:
"Why did you take all this time to come? Don't you know that my son's life is in danger? Don't you have the sense of responsibility?"

The doctor smiled and said:
"I am sorry, I wasn't in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call...... And now, I wish you calm down for that I can do my work"

"Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your son dies now what will you do??" said the father angrily

The doctor smiled again and replied: "I will say what Allah said in His Holy Book [Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return."] does the believer have anything but this? Doctor cannot prolong lives. Go and make Dua for your son, we will do our best In Shaa Allah"

"Giving advises when we're not concerned is so easy" Murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy,
"Al-Hamdulillah, your son is saved!" And without waiting the father's reply he carried on his way running "If you have any question, ask the nurse!!"

"Why is he so arrogant? He couldn't wait some minutes for that I ask about my son's state" Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: "His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son's surgery. And now that he saved your son's life, he left running to finish his son's burial."

Never judge anyone.....because you never know how their life is & what they're going through !!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sparse Posting

This month will probably have sparse posting as I will be traveling internationally, Insha Allah.

Please forgive me and remember me in your du'aas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dark & Light

If You Are...

اگر اک تو نہیں میرا تو کوئی شے نہیں میری
جو تو میرا تو سب میرا فلک میرا زمیں میری

If You are not mine then not a thing is mine
If You are mine, then all is mine; 
the sky is mine, the earth is mine



At times something you desire is right within your grasp.

And then in an instant it is gone. 

The pain felt is like a stab in the heart.


There is the realization that all is according to Allah's will and power. 

And there is the realization that as long as you have faith that Allah is always there for you, there is not really anything else you need. 

Nor should there be anything else you want.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Distraction or Attraction?

Clean and pure. That is the ideal society which Islam advocates. It is the society where the honour of every daughter, sister and mother is given the highest degree of respect. Hence even merely looking at a non-mahram woman (except by accident) has also been denounced in Islam. Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said that Allah Ta`ala said: “The glance (at a non-mahram) is a poisonous arrow of Shaitaan. The one who will restrain himself from it for My sake, I will grant him such Imaan in reward, the sweetness of which he will taste in his heart.” This is the unparalleled respect and honour that Islam affords women.

In order to maintain the purity of society, segregation of males and females has been strongly emphasised. Women have been commanded to generally remain indoors. If they do venture out for any genuine need, the Qur’aan has forbidden them from displaying themselves and has commanded them to don a jilbaab (a loose outer garment which conceals the body, commonly referred to as the cloak). Since it is human nature that an attraction exists in both males and females for the opposite gender, the jilbaab is meant to serve as a distraction from the glances of men. While the jilbaab (cloak) would completely conceal the beauty or figure of the person wearing it, due to it being completely plain and simple nothing on the jilbaab itself would invite any glance in its direction.


Beautiful cloak is defeating the purpose!
Alas, the jilbaab (cloak) which was meant to be a means of concealment and a means of distracting the gaze away from the one wearing it has now become a source of direct attraction. An entire fashion industry has erupted around the cloak. Branded cloaks have become the norm. Any brand name will do, even if it means “No Name” (Bidoun Ism). If you cannot afford the genuine branded item, you may pay a hundred riyaals to have the name “Sharqiyah” embroidered on a cheaper cloak — just to show off. The brand label on the matching scarf must also be clearly displayed. A cloak without Swarovski crystals is not worth being called a cloak in many circles. Often the amount spent on a single “designer” cloak which would be worn on the odd occasion, is enough to feed a starving family for a few months. What was supposed to be a loose outer covering has become a figure revealing garment. The neck, which is part of the satr of a woman, is completely revealed with the V-neck styles. While many women feel very happy wearing such cloaks, the happiest is undoubtedly Shaitaan. His constant effort is to strip people of hayaa (modesty and shame). He would therefore be feeling ecstatic that he has succeeded in transforming the cloak which was meant to turn gazes away from it, into something that attracts glances towards to it.
Keep your beautiful cloak indoors and your plain one for outside!

One crucial question remains: Is it permissible to wear a fancy/designer/attractive cloak? Certainly! There is no harm whatsoever in wearing it – provided that if one goes outdoors due to any genuine need one wears a plain unattractive jilbaab over it!!

Finally, let us sit up and take note of the slide into immodesty and shamelessness and take concrete steps to reverse the tide. May Allah Ta`ala grant us the reality of hayaa. Aameen.

Taken from Al-Haadi Newsletter, Al-Haadi v17n03

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Specializing - A Quote from Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Daamat Barakaatuhum

'You see, this is what happens in this world, in this life. Nobody wants to say, "I'm stupid". "No, I understand, I understand everything."

'We need to understand that understanding one branch of any science doesn't mean that you understand everything. He understands one branch of medicine, understands dentistry, so does it qualify him to become an optician? No. That's one branch you've learned; one branch and you become a master in that. Optician is a different thing completely, right. You've become a very professional optician, but you are not a cardiac specialist. It's a different line now, that's a totally different line, totally different. You will be giving a decision on that, you'll kill the person.

'So that's a different line. So, becoming a specialist and specializing in one branch doesn't necessarily make you a specialist in the next one.'



Yesterday the electricity vanished. Naturally, a candle was lit.

As I stared at the candle I noticed a moth began a frantic flight around the flame until it finally flew right into the fire and perished. I was suddenly reminded of something small I wrote a year or two ago.

Oh Allah!
Let me be the similitude of a moth
Ever entranced by the burning light
Always returning, always coming closer
Until finally consumed by that very light