Day 21 – Ramadan and Deeds

I’m sleepy. Why is it that even though I know there are only 9 days left and I have so much Quran reading left and that these 9 days are so precious in terms of importance and blessings, that I am so sleepy!!! I really need to persevere and the hadith below is the perfect... Continue Reading →

Day 20 – Ramadan and Tranquillity

The last ten days of Ramadan are here and so quickly too. These ten days for earnest supplication for freedom from Hell for believers. Ten days may seem like a long time but it will be over in a flash and with it will be gone the great blessings that we can attain. Narrated Abu... Continue Reading →

Day 18 – Ramadan and Goodness

I love working at Deloitte. We have a Foundation called The Deloitte Foundation of which I am a member and we have partnered with Oxfam to raise donations for the Pakistan Flood Relief. We had a mufti day gold coin donation at Deloitte’s Sydney offices yesterday. I was having a stressful time organising people, collections, deposits,... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – Ramadan and Omnipresence

“As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap” taken from the old testament Jeremiah 1 – 19, this quote  is defined by Cambridge online dictionary as a ‘saying’ which “used to mean that the way you behave in life will affect the treatment you will receive from others” ... used to mean? What does it mean... Continue Reading →

Day 16 – Ramadan and Practice

I woke up to a saying from Ali RA this morning. Ali (RA) said, "Amongst deeds there are four that are most difficult: forgiveness when angry, generosity in hard times, chastity when alone and speaking the truth to the one that fears it". I can count the number of times I have truly been angry... Continue Reading →

Day 15 – Ramadan and the Midway Mark

The halfway juncture is here, and much sooner than I or anyone anticipated. Seems as if Ramadan started only yesterday and here we are with suddenly a 15 day countdown before the month of blessings takes its leave for another year. Suddenly everything I’ve written about for the past 15 days takes on a new... Continue Reading →

A sad story.

Story time: Once upon a time there was an island where all the 'feelings' lived together. One day a storm began brewing in the sea and the island was getting dangerously flooded. Every feeling was scared and to save them, Love made a boat on which they could escape. Every feeling got into the boat except one. Love got down to... Continue Reading →

Day 14 – Ramadan and Mistakes

You know that moment right after you have done something wrong? When your heart beats a little faster and your hand shakes just that little bit? For me, that’s the beauty of being human. The consciousness Allah swt  has placed within us to know the difference between right and wrong and act accordingly regardless of... Continue Reading →

Day 13 – Ramadan and Purity

There are so many products out there which help us cleanse our bodies and purport to keeping them clean. Soaps, scrubs, body washes, perfumes, creams etc etc.. and yet exterior cleanliness is useless unless the interior is clean as well.  It’s like biting into a shiny green apple and finding a bitter rotten core.  Prophet... Continue Reading →

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