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
Born in the desert lands,
In the Year of the Elephant;
A messenger from Almighty Allah,
Muhammad ibn Abdullah!
A human packed with virtues–
The Truthful and The Trustworthy;
Concerned about the discrimination,
Unrest and moral degeneration.
Approaching the age of forty,
He found seclusion dear;
Spent hours alone in the cave of Hiraa,
On Jabal An-Noor.
Dreams as clear … Continue Reading
During the Days of Ignorance, in that era,
Our Prophet would spend time mostly in the Cave of Hira;
While being in the cave in complete isolation,
He would reflect upon the purpose of mankind’s creation;
When society was involved in every transgression,
He chose for himself time for isolation.
To end the darkness in the world and to bring … Continue Reading