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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 →

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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 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 →

Take Care

When someone tells you, "I'm lonely," don't dismiss it and don't tell her, "If you have God, you shouldn't feel lonely."Because if human beings don't need each other, Allah wouldn't have taught us to be kind to our parents, Prophet... Continue Reading →

Jakarta Car Free Day

Sunday, 6th August 2017.It was the highlight of our trip this time around.I watched the Jakarta skies at 6am, looking for the sunrise. It was already bright, but I couldn't find it. Perhaps the angle of my window did not... Continue Reading →

My Reading List – Part 4b: Lessons from Soe Hok Gie, Catatan Seorang Demonstran

These are amongst the lessons that I have learnt from Catatan Seorang Demonstran. Of course, these are basic teachings in Islam, but seeing the proofs would make us more driven to follow the teachings more closely and to call others... Continue Reading →

My Reading List – Part 4a: Soe Hok Gie, Catatan Seorang Demonstran

This is not a novel, and not a biography. This book is a compilation of his diary entries which began on 4th March 1957, when he was 15, and ended with an entry dated 8th December 1969, just 8 days... 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 →

O Tree Hugger

O tree huggerAt peace you are Lying on the white beachThe waves moving gentlyTelling youYou're homeIn harmony you areOn the stones along the waterfallAs if the earth is embracing youWelcoming you to its armsO tree huggerRefreshed you areLooking up the... Continue Reading →

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