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
Mom said, when I was born,
Relatives came from all around.
‘Apply a black spot of kohl on her forehead
To ward off the evil eye,’ they suggested.
From the maternal side arrived utensils of silver,
To make the little baby healthier.
Mom listened to the suggestions humbly;
She kept the utensils safely.
She knew, for averting the evil-eye, there … Continue Reading
I see two souls who have never met,
Or they did meet, let’s perceive;
Multiple back-and-forth journeys later,
It’s decided their match shall appease.
Wait! There remains the sunnah of istikhara
To be done by the couple in question;
Oh, but I see a local imaam is being asked
To do the special prayer seeking Allah’s consent!
‘Red and black … Continue Reading