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Through The Fire – Part 1: Brief Life Story of Salman Al Farisi

This is a series of three articles summarizing the amazing lecture given by Sheikh Omar Suleiman at Masjid Wilayah Kuala Lumpur on 22nd July 2017, about Salman Al Farisi RA. This is a story about perseverence. Perseverence of a man... Continue Reading →

Refuge

Our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Worshipping Allah during times of trial and bloodshed is similar to emigrating to me [in Madinah]" (Sahih Muslim). I learnt this from Sheikh Yasir Qadhi a few weeks ago, when I could... Continue Reading →

Wisdom from Pain

Indeed, the Quran and the seerah contain endless wisdom, they strengthen the heart like nothing else could.. . . Thinking of Musa's mother, when her heart was made numb, because she had to let her son go. Just to be... Continue Reading →

Now What?

I'm writing from my own experience, and reflections from some ayat of the Quran. When something really bad happens to us, or bad things happen repeatedly, often we have this sense of despair, we'd lose any glimpse of hope in... Continue Reading →

Encouragement from Uhud

Listened to Sheikh Yasir Qadhi's lecture on the Battle of Uhud this morning. The lessons include:(1) If you need to make a decision, discuss with people around you (according to your situation), and pray istikhara so that Allah will guide... Continue Reading →

Human-ness and Humanity

38th lecture in the series.Some of the many lessons I have learnt so far: 1. The Prophet's (SAW) companions were the best generations of Muslims ever, but they were still human beings: they become angry, sad, frustrated, impatient, hesitant....all kinds... Continue Reading →

Yasmin Mogahed: Love, Happiness and the Power of Du’a

Alhamdulillah I was blessed with the chance to go for sister Yasmin Mogahed's talk in Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur recently, despite my busy work schedule(yes, I was working that day) and home commitments. As expected, the lecture hall was... Continue Reading →

The Fishermen, The Parents and The Orphans

It is heart-breaking to imagine the fallen faces of those fishermen, when they realized that their boat was holed by the very people they helped. It is even more heart-breaking to imagine the pious parents, hugging the body of their son,... Continue Reading →

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