My paternal grandfather passed away yesterday evening at his home in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. “إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ” “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” As I’m trying to process my emotions and go through my memories of him, I keep coming across nuggets of wisdom from his life story that I thoughtRead article
“Dhak dhak…. thump thump…beat beat… goes my heart. As long as I can hear these sounds, I know my heart is alive and I am still living,” I say to myself. “This is not enough,” firmly whispers back my heart. “It is not enough for me to pump and beat. You have to make me doRead article
I wanted to share a moving story that I once heard and will always remember and cherish for its meanings. It’s the story of one of the great Imams of this Ummah, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal.
His son, Abdullah, asked his father one day: “Abi when will we ever relax?” His father, one of the greatest revivers of the Sunnah and a role model for all Muslims, looked him in the eye and said: “With the first step we take into Jannah.”Read article