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Computing Loss

When others share their views or sentiments about tragic moments in my own life, it often overwhelms me more than the experience itself. Those first moments on hearing the bad news, or rationalising the loss left me feeling sombre, but not always overwhelmed with emotion. On many occasions I’ve been able to hold back the tears…

The Gift of Children

partytilfajr: “and children as [love’s] witnesses,” [74:13] Muhammad Asad I was reading The Qur’an yesterday, and as I was taking notes, on the issue of how The Qur’an explains who God guides to Faith, but it was this seemingly innocuous ayah, one that follows one of the most important ayahs in The Qur’an, that truly…

THAT awkward moment

cynicallyjaded: That truly awkward moment when you look at your dashboard and realise that all the reblogs of profound messages regarding the ephemeral nature of life is all just nice ideas and hardly a soul that reblogs them even realises the true meaning behind them because they’re so busy hating and debating and arguing and…

Only an old man appreciates the value of youth Only a person afflicted with calamity can truly appreciate being free of troubles Only the sick appreciate health Only the dead appreciate life Islamic wisdom (via cynicallyjaded)

Beautiful Recitation of Surah Qasas

Here’s a recording of a man inspired by Sheikh Abdul Basit. This reciter is from a suburb called Surrey Estate (if my memory serves me correctly) in the Western Cape, South Africa. I once heard that he was invited to the home of Sheikh Abdul Basit to recite for his family because of the striking…