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Appreciation

July 1, 2012

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  Appreciation is as rare as green flowers. A…Always P…Persist P…Patiently R…Regardless of E…Expectations C…Criticism I…Inshallah A…Angels T…Take I…It to O…One  N…Near  

Lessons Learned from the Life of Umm Ammarah

May 12, 2012

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Originally published at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/05/lessons-learned-from-life-of-umm.html The typical Muslim woman, shrouded from the world, lives her life in obscurity in the service of her husband and children. Seeking no recognition and having no personality or ambitions beyond the pleasure of her family she lives and dies leaving no mark on the pages of history. She is of course […]

Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra)

April 11, 2012

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    A slim, elderly man with a fair complexion and a small beard rides his horse in haste through the streets of Madinah. The streets that were normally bustling with life are shrouded in grief. He makes his way through the stunned crowd gathered at the masjid and, without addressing anyone, enters his daughter’s […]

Walled

April 8, 2012

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Confined behind walls, Sealed in by stress. We become narrow-minded, Petty- And full of regret. … A conceited sense of control… The roof is within our reach, But the sky is not. You can switch on a light, But not a sunset. … Foolishly we attempt to please, Everyone in our walled world. Disdaining the […]

Out of Stock

March 28, 2012

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I wish ‘gratitude’ grew on trees, Or I could buy it from the store. Maybe checkout some ‘patience’ with it, A really big jar of both. Maybe borrow it  from a friend, And never let them know. I would keep it and treasure it, And than Allah would give me more. … But no one […]

The Educated Muslimah

March 16, 2012

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Originally published at Habibi Halaqas http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/03/educated-muslimah.html Bismillah  A Muslimah is not an ordinary woman. Her status cannot be understood in this world but will become apparent in the Hereafter. When she is returned to her Lord, she finds that He is pleased with her and to her is granted the honor of drinking from the fountain […]

Presumptions of Piety

February 23, 2012

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“… Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light…” (2:257) To journey through the pages of the Quran is to pass through doors illuminated by the light of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala. Gradually each verse becomes a new threshold to be discovered and explored and each […]

Seeking Sabr (Patience)

February 15, 2012

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Anger doesn’t just happen. Like a pot of water put to boil, It starts with a hiss. Like a sharp intake of breath. Little bubbles of fury form Deep down, inside the pot. And erupt slowly to the surface. Steam clouds reason. Swirls squirm out of control. As the eyes roll, The rolling boil contorts […]

A-cuss-tomed To Profanity

January 10, 2012

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 http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/character/a-cuss-tomed-to-profanity/ There is a path that I walk on almost every day. It is a curved, narrow strip of concrete between a patch of lush woods and a winding road. In the early morning it is deserted and it is easy to step on it and get lost in one’s thoughts. There is the rhythmic […]