The Arrogance of Forgiveness

My naivety has often led to prickly situations that didn't end well. Sometimes the prickiness of the situation resulted in the loss of what I assumed to be a heartwarming friendship. But the thing about conviction is that it makes it impossible to withdraw an unpopular sentiment in order to preserve the illusion of friendship, [...]

Random thoughts about scholars, Islam and Ramadaan

The Imam that gave the khutbah on the Friday before Ramadaan started said something that was really concerning. It came across as his interpretation of what was being stated in the verse or hadith that he referenced, and has left me feeling uneasy ever since. Even more so because I spent the better part of [...]

The mercy of Allah is an ocean. Our sins are a lump of clay clenched between the beak of a pigeon. The pigeon is perched on the branch of a tree at the edge of that ocean. It only has to open its beak. Leila Aboulela (via poeticislam) Unfortunately I couldn’t help but think that [...]

tellmeaboutislam: Some of the Manners and Characteristics of the  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him 22. Aggrandizing the limits set by Allah, and Always Seeking the Moderate Path: A’ishah said: ‘The Prophet (peace be upon him) was not given a choice between two matters, except that he chose the easier of the two, as long [...]