Poems

Phasing Out of Ramadhan

The blessed month was upon us and sinfulness in us had become weak Obedience to our Creator was all our hearts could think to seek Efforts towards our Lord’s Pleasure had become easy for us to grasp This was a Mercy from our Lord since He Had the devils trapped Righteous deeds seemed more beautified while sinfulness as ever hideous Pursuing His obedience had us excited while disobeying Him made us furious The good deeds raised our eeman and we felt closer to our Lord And we felt ashamed in engagement of the life we were living before We felt…

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Aqeedah (Theology)

Modernism in Islam

By Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo WHAT IS MODERNISM AND WHERE DID IT COME FROM? We can relate, ideologically, the modernist movement spreading these days to one sect in the past. This sect is called the Muta’zila, which is dated back to the third Islamic century. Although those people accepted the Qur’an and Sunna they made ta’weel (their own interpretation of the Qur’an) and said ‘aql (intelligence) takes precedence over naql (guidance of the Prophet). However, this school died out. The modernist movement did not evolve from them, but they are very similar to them. The modernist movement actually originated in Europe…

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Seerah (Prophet's Life)

Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Miracles – By Imam an-Nawawi

The Messenger of Allah possesses many manifest miracles and signs demonstrating [his veracity], reaching thousands and they are well known. From amongst them was the Qur’an, the manifest and clear miracle and brilliant proof, falsehood cannot approach it from before it or behind it. It is a revelation from One Who is All-Wise and Praiseworthy. It incapacitated the most eloquent of people in the most eloquent of times to produce a single chapter that would be comparable to it, even if the whole of creation were to gather for that purpose. Allah, the Exalted says, “Say: If the whole of…

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Poems

Advice of a Sick Relative

Oh members of my Kin, listen carefully to this message of mine For I do not know, when will be the end of my time So read carefully with ultimate heed and be not hasty For I have written this specifically for you, faithfully Know that this life is nothing but the blink of an eye Soon, towards us the angel of death will appear and not be shy So before then be haste towards deeds which will benefit you with your Lord And be not deceived by the people of this planet who are upon a slippery road Do…

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Knowledge Without Action

What is the point of knowledge when one does not follow Is he blind from its benefits or has his heart become severely hollow? Does he not fear the punishment which he is aware of better than others? How will he respond to the angels of death when they take his soul even beneath the covers? Is he not better aware of standing before his Lord on the destined day? How will he respond when Allah tells him, “I gave you knowledge but yet you did not obey!” Do you think you will disobey and then repent at a later…

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Love of This World

Oh son of Adam do not attach yourself to worldly things For if you were to lose it, it would cause painful stings (in your heart) It would cause you sorrow, sadness, and great depression And it would leave upon your heart a deep impression The worldly delights are nothing but temporary You may possess a thing today but tomorrow it may become history Rather attach yourself to afterlife and the Creator who is Eternal and never dies Keep your heart away from worldly infatuations and do not be deceived by the devil’s lies Your heart will find great disappointments…

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Strange is the Affair of a Muslim

How strange is the affair of a Muslim… He testifies to the perfect Wisdom of His Lord Yet complains when his Creator decrees for him a certain road He supplicates to his Lord to grant him what is good in this world Yet when He grants good to him, he becomes dissatisfied and cruel He wishes to attain paradise and all the pleasures that are in it Yet he indulges in sin and transgression which take him far away from it He hopes that Allah Will be pleased when he meets Him after death Yet in order to attain such…

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