A news broke on Twitter that reminded me that we need to talk about this. It was about a high profile Nigerian pastor allegedly having affairs with some of his congregation. Whether that news is true or not, is not the point of this post. That story is just to give a little context to … Continue reading Judging Islam Negatively by the (In)Actions of Humans: A Note to Muslims
My Yoruba people have a saying that "you focus on your reason for being in the market, you don't look at the market noise" Simply put, recognise your priorities and ignore distractions. How does this apply to us as Muslims? We are a nation with a specific purpose on earth - to worship Allah (ta'ala). … Continue reading Don’t Focus on the Noise
Quite too often, Muslim men and women love to play this game of putting the responsibility of acting right on the other gender. Especially when it comes to issues related to hayaa and marriage. Men say that our generation of women need to be more like Khadijah (ra), the Prophet (ﷺ)'s beloved wife. As history … Continue reading Be Like Khadijah, Be Like Muhammad
I am sure that there is hardly any believer who doesn’t feel sad at the fact that the month of Ramadan has come to an end. The month where the Muslim Ummah comes close to our factory setting, worshipping Allah (ta’ala) as much as possible and rushing to do every good deed we can lay … Continue reading Lessons from Ramadan
Being born a Muslim is a great gift. But what have you done with that gift since you received it?