Category: Islam & Advice

The Post-Hifth Life

Your journey only starts once you’ve completed. This statement is something I heard over and over, especially at completion ceremonies. However, while you’re memorising, all you can think of is finally finishing. So the reality of living life as a haafithah never sunk in until after my tamat (graduation/hifth finishing) in December 2015. Now there were no teachers, no revision schedules to fill in, and no classmates to recite to. It was up to me to keep up the Qur’an on my own. I wish I learned earlier on that in reality, Allah is your only support structure. Dhor...

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Essential Muslim Tips for the Cape Town Water Crisis

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) passed by Sa‘d when he was performing wudhu, and he said, “What is this extravagance, O Sa‘d?” He said: Can there be any extravagance in wudhu’? He said, “Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river.” **Read note 1. Cape Town has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in years, and thus Capetonians have been employing various methods of water conservation to delay the impending Day ZERO. However, as Day ZERO fast approaches; talks have now shifted to “how will we get by?“....

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“And We’ve certainly made the Qur’ān easy…” *T’s & C’s Apply

Bismillāh, waSalātu waSalāmu ‘alā Rasūlillāh. I’ve always battled with this concept of the Qur’an being easy, because most huffādh/hāfidhāt will tell you that it’s the most challenging thing they have experienced. They mean it was difficult, but prefer the synonym of “challenging” out of respect, I suppose. Well I’ve finally come to realize is that Allah has indeed made it easy BUT, (like most deals), T’s and C’s apply! It’s not the Qur’an which is difficult to memorise or study, but rather the T’s and C’s that are onerous to adhere to. It most definitely will be easy if you understand and accept...

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