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
A concoction of rights and wrongs,
That’s what I see around;
So here I pen some common innovations,
Which are considered to be religious actions.
In gatherings they sing songs,
Praising the Prophet for hours long;
Leaving aside the better option
Of sending upon the Prophet salutations.
Recitation of a certain surah,
Like Al-Yaaseen and Al-Jumu’ah,
On Fridays specifically,
Goes … Continue Reading
After years of studying the Qur’an and Seerah,
On returning to my family, it seems like the gap of an era!
Years of absence from my hometown,
Now I see the prevalence of bid’ah all around.
Here, a new Eid is being celebrated –
Neither in the sunnah has it been stated,
Nor by the sahabah was it legislated!
When … Continue Reading
The Qur’an which in your hands you hold,
The Qur’an which to your heart is so close,
The words which are more precious than gold;
Ever wondered how it became a book from scrolls?
In the Battle of Yamaamah,
Killed were many of the sahaabah;
Among them were many huffaaz,
Who died with Qur’an in their hearts.
It happened during … Continue Reading