Gems For Jummah

…Then Look Within Yourself!

As-Saqati reports: I was travelling as a tourist, when I once stumbled upon a cave. Issuing forth from inside of it was the sound of weeping. When I looked inside the cave, I saw a young man, who had the look of a man whose sorrows have reduced his body to a weak, wan, and… Continue reading …Then Look Within Yourself!

Gems For Jummah

To be read over and over again

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ "Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran in order that you may understand." (12:2) Imam Mawdudi wrote about the above ayah: "The word "Quran" is a derivative of the Arabic verb qara'a meaning "he read". The appellation "Quran" with reference to a book suggests that it… Continue reading To be read over and over again

Gems For Jummah

The dead goat and the Boxing Day sales

I woke up to this tiny pretty flower that had blossomed sitting in my room. Its delicate look made me smile and I thought how beautiful it really is and how we are surrounded by eye catching things. A few minutes later when I checked my phone, there were updates after update about the big… Continue reading The dead goat and the Boxing Day sales