Cross kids look cute, don't they!? But there's a line (an imaginary one, of course) that they should not be encouraged to skip in their anger, for it can only get worse. For the parents, for the peers, for their teachers and for such kids themselves.
You must’ve come across various sweet quotes these days claiming to be from Hazrat Ali, like “A friend in need is friend indeed”, “Friends and hopes go hand in hand”, “Love is the ultimate goal” and what not. Words so sugary that you may become diabetic! You’ll find songs and ghazals being sung in the name of Hussain and ‘Ali. Coke studio and “Sufi” singers have made a million-dollar industry out of these secular emotional glorifications. What’s even more interesting is that most of these are bordering on shirk and sometimes even openly un-Islamic. On another side of the spectrum, you witness Hussain being portrayed as a socialist, Fatima and Zainab as feminists and ‘Ali as a propagator of secular wisdom and love. In fact, don’t be surprised if you soon see people using quotes with his name for their illicit relationships like they have done with Maulana Rumi, the…
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I catch on to the simplest things in life, which eventually become the best lessons for me. Sharing one such observation of mine. Hope it inspires you the way it has inspired me...
Remember Alwar, Raniganj, Bhagalpur and Kashmir. Remember India, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria. Remember the Ummah. Remember Humanity. Remember the World.
'Wielding Words' - #3
I spit on feminism... or what it has turned into. Here I rant about the absurdity of the concept.
A little bit of Sabr can bring you a long way! The final part (finally!) in the 3-part series of ordinary women whose battles have caught my attention and taught me so much in the last few months.
"If each and every one of us focused only on our sorrows, this world would be a depressing place indeed."
The first of the 3-parts series on three separate battles of three different women and how they won them. All their battles carry the same message: that of not letting your demons overpower you and to smile them away.
Poetry Collection- 'Wielding Words' #2
The best post on so-called "hijab fashion" and "hijab empowerment" I've ever read! https://discover.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/a-hijab-by-any-other-name-isfashion/
Poetry Collection- 'Wielding Words', #1 My tribute to Ruth, a revolutionary novel of the nineteenth century, written by the English novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell. Ruth is the story of an orphan named Ruth, a pretty, poor 16 year old who, unknowingly, gets into a passionate affair with a rich, young man, who is captivated by her beauty for a very short while and then leaves the girl to fend for herself with a child on the way.
"The darkest places in Hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." - Dante Aleghieri Before I begin, let me ask you a question. Or questions, for that matter. Do you believe in neutrality? Or, is it communality that you believe in? Do you prefer to remain on neutral …
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