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
(This article is also posted at http://www.ramadan.co.za) Ramadan is a month in which many of strive in our worship; and we hope that these high standards will be carried over to the 11 months that follow. And, like a re-run that just won’t go away, each year, it’s very likely that we fail to live … More Looking forward: Part 2 – Salah
The Playtime Council – previously pictured here – recently held a sleepover. Unfortunately, Abdurahman has disappeared, and so has Honest. (We hope Honest hasn’t been captured by those darn teddy poachers.) Ethan is, as always, away on a secret mission. In fact, he hasn’t been back in a very long time. Perhaps it’s time for … More The Playtime Council Sleepover
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
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
Here’s a new mystery for you: Why do so many zips have the letters “YKK” on them. What does “YKK” stand for? Give it your best guess – then check back here for the answer (if no one gets it first).
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