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Maria-Syamsi

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For the Soul

Lessons About Perfect Timing

Hundreds of years ago, when travelers arrive at a city, the people of the city are responsible to house, clothe, and feed the visitors. If you read The Travels of Ibn Battutah, he tells you about how hospices were built... Continue Reading →

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Responsible Opinion – An Excerpt from Umar Ibn Al Khattab: His Life and Times

"Umar learned from the Messenger of Allah (SAW) how to respect honest opposition; hence we see that during his caliphate he encouraged the Sahabah to voice sound opinions that served the public interest. Freedom of opinion is guaranteed in the... Continue Reading →

My Reading List – Part 5: Al Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars of Islam

This book is a simple summary of volumes upon volumes of books written about the female scholars in the first century after the hijrah of Prophet Muhammad SAW to Madinah. These scholars specialise on teaching the hadith of Prophet Muhammad... Continue Reading →

Through the Fire – Part 3: Lessons from the Life of Salman Al Farisi

This is part 3 from 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 perseverance. Perseverance of... Continue Reading →

Good Omens

I heard this mention about good omens during Sheikh Yasir Qadhi's lecture about the Treaty of Hudaibiyah. He said, Muslims are not supposed to be superstitious, that is reading about bad omens when you see something. For example, if a... Continue Reading →

Through the Fire – Part 2: Characteristics of Salman Al Farisi

This is part 2 from 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... Continue Reading →

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 searching... 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 →

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