A therapeutic release of clutter is one in which there is no need to string together coherent thoughts. Coherent thoughts dictate a concern for what came before, or what needs to come after which reflects the earnestness of life. Life itself does not afford us the indulgence of being inconsequential, or being oblivious to consequence. … Continue reading Fleeting Thoughts (VII)
In a self indulgent world, distortions of reality threaten to taint the essentials that hold our sanity together. The essentials are so much more difficult to recognise these days. This binary lifestyle that we've perpetuated for so long now insists that if we take care of ourselves, it must be to the exclusion of taking … Continue reading Taking Care of Me
The more I learn and experience and the more I witness with my own eyes, the more I realise that Islam is not nearly as monolithic as many would like to believe it is. Far too often I come across many sahih ahadith (authentic narrations) that are seldom quoted when I see the raging debates … Continue reading Reflections on Islam as we know it
The balance of my life always fluctuates between function and dysfunction, but that there has always been a balance is undeniable. I'm often distracted by the potential outcomes of the dysfunction that presents itself that I exaggerate my responses under the pretence that I'm simply choosing to be decisive, when in fact I'm simply disguising … Continue reading Ramblings of me
In trying to maintain my focus in salaah, I often find myself trying to picture myself standing directly in front of Allah. But given my lack of knowledge regarding what image should be conjured in my mind from such a thought, I’m left with a feeling that me, being a minuscule molecule on a dust … Continue reading
I pray that I will never be beholden to society. Such obligation has seen the most well-meaning turn into the most attention-seeking. And if the profession of humility is in itself arrogance, then I am already teetering on the brink of such filth by making this statement to begin with.