The phone rang; I received the call.
It was early morning―felt something was wrong.
Perhaps the news of somebody’s death!
On the call was a friend, narrating her ordeal at length.
It was indeed the news of a death―In her brother, imaan had just taken its last breath!
In the Almighty, he’d openly declared his rejection.
It was still difficult … Continue Reading
A bright and cheery lady
Led her life happily
By practising her deen religiously,
Trying to please her Lord meticulously.
She could be seen volunteering regularly
And conducting workshops occasionally;
While attending Islamic classes punctually,
She stood out in academics excellently.
“I want to become a doctor,” she declared,
“To become an asset for this ummah,” she cleared,
Thus … Continue Reading
“The religion is sincerity,”
Our beloved Prophet
To his companions dearest,
Who, with attention, listened.
They enquired, “To whom?”
“To Allah and His Book,
To His Messenger and the leaders,
And to their common Muslim brothers.”
This was the Prophet’s answer.
What does sincerity towards Allah mean?
It is to affirm that He is the One and Only,… Continue Reading
My high school results were out,
It was time to enrol at a college and move on;
To pursue the career of my dreams,
I embarked on a journey that remained unseen;
Witnessing the college’s atmosphere, I was surprised,
At this place, Faith was hardly recognised.
To fit in this ‘secular’ environment and for socialisation,
I befriended many, despite the … Continue Reading
My Dearest Teacher,
This little creature
Requests you to shed light
On something that needs insight.
“Do we only acquire Islamic teachings
And shun secular education?”
This question is causing confusion,
And I seek its answer in desperation.
My Dear Child,
I acknowledge your question,
By Allah’s leave, I’ll try to guide,
Just listen with full attention.
‘Iqra’, … Continue Reading
The year 2008: A great blow hit the global economy
Due to faulty policies and mismanagement in the financial industry;
Millions got unemployed, and the banking sectors almost collapsed,
A rise in the hunger index was also one of its disastrous impacts,
The price of commodities went high, forcing people to come to the streets,
As every common man struggled … Continue Reading
In the college’s cafeteria,
Lingered coffee’s aroma;
Mouths blabbered continuously,
While munching on snacks enjoyably.
A bunch of friends conversed
On feminism and women empowerment;
Only one of them seemed averse
As she pondered on their excitement.
“We’ve got equal rights now,” one said,
“We’re suppressing patriarchy,” the other stated;
“We can now live freely, that’s so true,
On our … Continue Reading