One of my best friends is pregnant and I got this beautiful photo of her baby yesterday afternoon. I cannot describe the intense feeling of joy and excitement I felt when I saw this. My friend and her husband are an inspirational couple to me, full of love and laughter and the fact that they are bringing a baby into their magnificant world is more than I can bear! MashAllah! I cannot think of a more deserving couple alhamdAllah..
وَاللّهُ أَخْرَجَكُم مِّن بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْسَّمْعَ وَالأَبْصَارَ وَالأَفْئِدَةَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
“It is He Who brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when you knew nothing; and He gave you hearing and sight and intelligence and affections; that you may give thanks to Allah.” [Quran - 16:78]
The Creator benevolent.
and moments are significant.
A smile so bright and human,
and it is indeed truth when
we remember that
He created all things in the best possible way.
I forget the fact,
and am brought resolutely back,
to faith in His timing and His power.
A manifestation of divinity,
showered in His mercy..
May Allah bless your journey to a healthy, happy family..
Cannot wait for this little one to pop out so I can be the cool auntie ;)
One of my favourite love songs of all time.
My very first hip hop track.
Common + Erykah Badu= The Most Soulful Couple Possible
And of course, the lyrics;
“You know I ain’t the type to walk around with matching shirts
If relationship is effort I will match your work
I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
They say the end is near, it’s important that we close
.. to the most, high
Regardless of what happen on him let’s rely”
Count me amongst the lovers
The ones who feed each other
Those who provide spiritual shelter for their brothers.
Create union instead of division.
reflecting on all signs and symbols.
Count me amongst the learned
not burdened by this thankless life
Count me amongst the freedom fighters
Imprinters of the righteous.
Count me amongst those who forbid evil and enjoin that which is good.
Those that sit under God’s shade
recline under stars and sing praise,
rotate beads over one elegant phrase;
Sing with joy to a Lord that raises
the heavens and parts the sea.
Count me amongst the travellers and the strangers
carrying luggage of love
and backpacks of devotion
Those who are strong
and physically show mercy
Those that wander the sarat almustaqeem.
to complete their deen.
Beam noor that peaks
more than first seems
Improvers of character
removers of shrouds
Articulate through hearts
Resonate within souls
Converse without sound
for He who has all control.
Faith in the Sustainer
Belief in the Retainer
99 honeyed names on their tongues
tasting syrupy on willing lips
Repeated again and again
until spirits slip
into oblivion and beat magnificently loud.
Count me as one of the lovers
Alone in a crowd
with sincere intentions
and earnest mentions
of the last prophet saw
Those that practice all they preach
And absorb all that they teach
and see wisdom in all trails
Until all paths are connected
and all pathways reach
to the Creator.
Until there is no resistance and all is accepted
until hearts are open and receptive
Count me, ya Allah.
Unmosqued The Movie Trailer (by Un Mosqued)
Interesting film I’d really love to see..hope it comes to UK soon. I really agree that mosques need to become more welcoming, more open and less judging. And God knows best.
This is a corner of the Islamic Library in the old district. These are sibhas, we use them in something called Dhikr, which is the remembrance of God through different phrases whose meanings unwrap the more we repeat them. It increases your awareness of God’s presence and elevates your state of existence.
The sibhas aren’t crucial for the dhikr to take place since we only use them as a counting method.
Zeiss BIOGON 35mm
ILFORD FP4 125
Heartwarming photo. Just makes yearn to curl up with a good book!
Eager to complete my deen,
want to reach the highest version
of my being.
And feel close to the Supreme
and be immersed in dreams
of a prophet kind and serene
and elevate my soul higher than it ever
And I want to feel the improbable
beg mystics to take me in
and share secrets dissolvable
into my conscious.
Sit under stars and sing praises,
rotate beads over elegant phrases,
sing with joy to a Lord that raises
the heavens and splits the moon.
I will be there soon,
as a servant of Allah,
and a maid of muses.
When I complete my deen,
He will be my witness.
And as much as it amuses,
the truth of the matter is
I am simply seeking God’s shade
and hoping to find it wherever I lay
with a husband who dares to break barriers
and finds His truth in rhymes and uses
it to take our love to a plane far higher than
a lust between mere humans.
I need to feel His mercy,
showering love that may allow me to feel worthy.
And I pray that I can pray
when the time comes
with enough love on my tongue
for the ones that came before me
and set a precedent for which I am certainly not worthy.
Heart sinking at the question.
Tired of the pretension
of this life
and ready to step into the next dimension
where I will find salvation
in His compassion
Feed my soul seeds of something,
beautiful and tender,
myself as whole
to complete my deen.