Recognise My Struggle

Following on from my contemplations of the impact of our ego and pride on our ability to accept change in our lives, another trend appears to emerge from the same cycle. That trend relates to our need to be significant in the lives of those that influenced our lives at a point in time when [...]

What Doesn’t Kill You…

There’s a few quotes that come to mind this morning that I doubt the truth of. One of these is the claim that whatever doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. This is a lie. It is a lie of the worst kind because it sets an expectation that is unrealistic. Those experiences that ravage [...]

Life

the72sects: Life, by design, is intended to be a struggle and nothing less. If you’re not facing a struggle, then you’re probably not paying attention. But this struggle called life is supposed to be a joyous struggle, not a painful one. Joyous because it’s supposed to be a struggle towards earning the pleasure of Allah. [...]

Mishary Alafasi – Ash-Sharh

al-muminun: Surat Ash-Sharĥ (The Relief) - سورة الشرح 1.    Did We not expand for you, [O Muhammad], your breast? 2.  And We removed from you your burden 3.  Which had weighed upon your back 4.  And raised high for you your repute. 5.  For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. 6.  Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. 7.   [...]

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 [...]

Life

Life, by design, is intended to be a struggle and nothing less. If you’re not facing a struggle, then you’re probably not paying attention. But this struggle called life is supposed to be a joyous struggle, not a painful one. Joyous because it’s supposed to be a struggle towards earning the pleasure of Allah. But [...]