Following on from the Durban edition, here are some historical looks at Cape Town. Continue reading
Do you remember when you were younger? When you were at that age of wonder, where little things would capture your imagination, and you were – at times – greedy for everything you thought would bring you pleasure. Continue reading
See other parts in this series here. Continuing our series focussing on learning and benefitting from (some of) the names of Almighty Allah, we move on to part 3: As-Salaam (The Source of Peace). Again, the text is by … Continue reading
A day like this is a milestone, as well as a stopping point. A time to think about what we’ve learnt so far this month. What we’ve intended to do, then what we’ve followed through on, and what we’ve lagged behind in. What unexpected goodness has come. How grateful we should be for the blessings we’ve felt so far – whether we perceive them to be great or small. Continue reading
Why do Muslims starve themselves during Ramadan? What do they get out of it? And why is the moon so important to them in this month? If you’ve never really heard about the deeper meanings behind this sacred month of Islam, read on to find out all you need to know. Continue reading
At this time of year, we take out our heaters, blankets, thermals. We prepare ourselves for months of cold, wet and difficult conditions.
But while we do this, and while we may suffer from the cold, we must remember that there are many out there who suffer a lot worse than we do in these cold days and nights. There are those who live in run down homes, shacks and informal dwellings. Worse still, some are homeless. Continue reading
“And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised. Then by the Lord of the heaven and earth, indeed, it is truth – just as [sure as] it is that you are speaking.” (Qur’an, 51:22-23)
The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said that a soul will not die until it gets all of the provision that has been apportioned for it (Ibn Hibban). Continue reading
Each Ramadaan, many of us make special plans on how we will fill these blessed days and nights with positive, spiritually productive endeavours. This year, one of my main focuses is to learn and benefit from (some of) the names … Continue reading
For the most part, I’ve shunned promoting my blog via Facebook. But, seeing the power of the platform, and the fact that I’d like my content to reach and hopefully benefit a wider audience, I’ve taken the plunge and set up a Facebook page. Continue reading
You know who.
That annual visitor,
who comes around
to remind you of how strong you really are.