People from all over the world flock to the game parks in South Africa to see the ‘big five’. They spend hours upon hours tracking the elusive leopard and marvelling at the lion’s mane. Yet, very few have yet to see the ‘hidden five’.
The five pillars of Islam, which form the foundation of […]
What may have started off as an enchanting novel full of charms and powers, actually sowed the seeds of Satanism deep down in our hearts. Out of curiosity we may have even tried out one or two hocus-pocus spells and with the assistance of Shaitaan the devil, we may have experienced […]
There was a woman by the name of Hind bintul-Khus Al-Iyaadiyyah in the pre Islamic times, who was a wealthy woman, well known for her intelligence, wit, eloquence and words of wisdom. Inspite of being a woman of position and honour amongst her people, she committed adultery with her slave boy. People asked […]
An intelligent beggar always keeps his begging bowl empty for he does not know when that moment will arrive that the gaze of a generous man will happen to fall on his begging bowl, and the man’s generosity will surely fill up that bowl.
Likewise, we too should realise that we are […]
What will you say to a person who places a block of butter on a blazing fire for ten minutes and thereafter complains, “How on earth did it melt? I’m gonna sue the company!” Your answer will obviously be, “You fool! How on earth do you expect it not to melt?”
Nabi Yusha’ (‘alaihis salaam) once received revelation that one hundred thousand people from his nation will be destroyed in a punishment to befall them. The strange thing was that sixty thousand of them were sinners and transgressors, whereas the remainder forty thousand were outwardly pious people. In astonishment Yusha’ (‘alaihis salaam) asked: “O […]
Every youngster should have this engraved in his heart, that there is always hope for me, and help available to me. Allah Ta‘ala’s rope of hope is always there. We need to simply hold on.
The ‘Ulama’s doors of help are always open, we need to simply make our way to them. […]
One cold Sunday morning your father comes up to your cosy room, knocks on the door, comes in, sits next to you, places his icy hand on your forehead, and with tears in his eyes and a heavy breath he says: “My darling! I dreamt that I have been commanded by Allah to […]
No matter how small the good action may be or how minute the sin is – the crucial factor is WHO we are obeying or disobeying. We do not know which good deed will earn the pleasure of our Allah Ta‘ala and gain us entry into Jannah. On the other hand, the fear […]