Where the heart is

They say that home is where the heart is; and in my case, the saying certainly rings true. You see, this weekend, I’ll be moving homes, insha-Allah – and the impending move has inspired reflections on the homes I’ve had throughout my life. As I think about the places I’ve lived, I realise that – … More Where the heart is


I have been re-awoken. This month, which is usually so inspirational for me, has once again lived up to its greatness in terms of my personal development. You see, I know this is the best time for self-analysis and change. It’s always like that – because it’s the month where other stuff steps back, into … More Re-awakening

Looking forward

The first week of Ramadan has flown by, and quite soon, we’ll be saying goodbye to the opening 10 days – which is the period of Allah’s Mercy. By now, we should be feeling that mercy; and embracing it by taking advantage of these precious moments we have in a month unlike any other. Whether … More Looking forward


Knock knock. Who’s there? You know who. That annual visitor, who comes around to remind you of how strong you really are. Who brings with him an abundance of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Whose presence marks a period of tremendously increased reward; where each good deed counts many times over, and every bad one brings … More Reset

The Ramadaan Planner

With Ramadaan on our doorstep, it should come as no surprise that many are preparing to make the most of the month. Preparations should, ideally, start long before the month arrives – particularly in the two preceding months (Rajab and Sha’ban). However, if you still haven’t put much effort into your preparations, there’s still time … More The Ramadaan Planner