The glitter of the world sparkled,
Leaving the teenager’s eyes dazzled!
Lost in the world so glamorous,
Lost in the belief – you only live once!
With songs, she fed her soul;
Others’ opinions made her whole.
Uttering slang words were cool;
Otherwise, in this world, you were a fool.
She built castles in the air,
Believing in what the … Continue Reading
1400 years ago, a man rose to call
Upon the path of salvation for all;
A way of life taught so long ago,
Does it apply now, I wonder though?
An outdated version, they say;
Unsuitable, orthodox, inappropriate.
Brought by an unlettered man,
It surely needs a modernistic update.
Let’s start with a trivial act
Of washing hands and staying … Continue Reading
A tablespoon of kindness,
A teaspoon of sternness,
Makes a good parent.
An ounce of proper communication,
A cup of proper understanding,
Seen between the Prophets Yaqub عليه السلام and Yusuf عليه السلام,
Results in laying the foundation
Of a friendship everlasting.
A ladle of love and care,
With a mote spoon of advice,
Given by Prophet Ibraheem … Continue Reading
A girl in her twenties,
Battling several insecurities,
Being pulled towards the gleam,
And holding onto piety’s rein.
Confusion and chaos led her to her father,
Questioning why she was denied the power,
Why she couldn’t step out in glow,
Why she, unlike the rest, was behind in row.
Her father snapped and shut her up,
‘Cause her questions were … Continue Reading
I still clearly remember the day
When I came home early from school, to your dismay.
I handed you the sealed letter
That the principal had given me,
And saw the tears that nestled in the corner of your eyes
As you read it like it was some plea.
You folded the letter and placed it in the … Continue Reading
It’s hard to be breathing
In a world that is grieving,
With animals dying
And the globe warming.
A blessing the earth is to us;
An amanah, for it belongs to Him.
And because of our hands, as He said,
Corruption has become widespread.
Look back into the Sunnah;
What the Prophet ﷺ said and did.
Charity, he proclaimed, … Continue Reading
It was quarter to twelve.
Street lights dimmed by the cold mist,
Worn out sock on one foot and a ripped leather shoe on the other,
Compassion folded the two dollar notes in his hands,
And with a frail smile, hid them away in his pockets.
Compassion had begun closing down the food stall,
Before Greed, a well-dressed man,
Asked … Continue Reading