Category - Limericks and Wisdom

Habib Ali al-Jifri on Christmas

Islamic stance on Christmas I remind my brothers from among the students of sacred knowledge that the scholars who forbid congratulating non-Muslims on their religious celebrations tied their...

4 Facial Features

They say first impressions are everything. In those first moments of meeting someone new, psychologists say you’ll both be scoping out the same four facial features. For example, you’ll...

25 Parenting tips backed by Science

25 Parenting tips backed by Science With the help of many sources online, here are some tips to get your started. Don’t be fooled by their height No matter how tall they get or how grown-up...

Mental Illness in Pictures

Mental illness is often invisible. Do you ever wonder what it may feel like? The stigma needs to stop. Depression Anxiety – Trapped OCD Paranoia Schizophrenia Addiction Anorexia Anxiety –...

Zakat Calculation

Zakat Calculator (Hanafi fiqh) Many people seem to misunderstand this pillar of Islam, either because of the numbers involved or simply because it is not taught anymore. This comprehensive guide will...

What is Hijab

What is Hijab To some this may be yet another Hijab post but this one is different, I want to look at the Hijab in the modern world. I also want to explore the emphasis of the word Hijab, how it’s...

Our Mite Inhabitants!

Mites on our face You’ll be as amazed (and disgusted) as I was after reading this post, did you know you have microscopic animals living on your face? Yes, they spend their entire lives on the face...

Cartoon of the beloved

Guidelines for the Muslim Community regarding new cartoons to be published Tomorrow – Wednesday 14 January 2015 The following points are general guidelines for Muslims on how to initially deal...

Academic Writing

Writing can always be improved. This post goes through several errors you can avoid to improve your academic writing. They are minor errors that we all make and they will enhance your writing ability...

What do you make of love?

Love is a special and complicated emotion which can be difficult to understand. Most people believe that love revolves around the heart but more modernists are starting to believe it actually occurs...

Animal rights in Islam

Animal Rights in Islam It is not only humanity that was liberated by the coming of Islam but Animals too. Animals had rights, owning an animal never meant it was absolutely your property any more...

How to Make the Best Tea

Best tea-bagged tea ever Looking to impress someone with your tea making skills? Follow these steps in order to rustle up the perfect cup of tea: Make sure the kettle is clean; no limescale or debris...

What you really look like

Ever wondered Why You Look Different in Photos Than You Do in the Mirror? Yesterday evening, before you went out, you’re pretty sure you looked real good. So who the hell is this schlub in the...

Know Your Mahrams

Mahram Within Islam there is an aspect that looks to prevent zina among the sexes. It also looks to protect society by introducing certain measures, i.e. minimum interaction between non mahrams...

Analogy of life

Analogy of life Once a Traveller asked Imam Ghazali, ‘How do you see life?’ Imam Ghazali replied using an analogy, he said: Once a man was walking through the jungle, a roaring lion ran towards him...

Im not sexist, See…

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed: ‘Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my...

Cause of a Revolution

 Revolution/Evolution This art illustrates my interpretation of revolution or that of evolution. From left to right, the small yellow squares represent a particular way of life, a system in nature or...

Personality Vs Character

Personality Vs Character There is a trend amongst young people where the following phrase is asserted ‘its not about looks, its about personality’. I think its actually really silly and...

Secrets in Archery

Archery – A Sunnah Sport Full of Secrets Wondering how to do ibadah (worship) while playing a sport? A few years ago a friend and I followed our beloved Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allāh...

Survival of the fittest

Survival of the Fittest Darwin has wrote about the ‘Survival of the Fittest’, I’ve realised its not only that, that is necessary. Those who survive, succeed, get ahead or gain victory are those...

Money Flower

The Money Flower Here is a flower made from bank notes and a coin. It is metaphorical of life. Without plants, humans can not survive, without money humans can not survive. Money is like Oxygen in...

Love thy son more than thy neighbour

I ran into a stranger as he passed by, “Oh excuse me please” went my reply. He said “please excuse me too, I wasn’t watching for you”. We were very polite, this stranger and I, We went on our way and...

Husbands for sale

Why are women so Fussy?   A store that sells husbands to single women opens where a woman may go to choose from many available men. At the entrance is a description of how the store operates...