Ayesha bint Abu Bakr R.A.

“As soon as I was old enough to become conscious of my surroundings, I found my parents deeply involved in religion, and not a single day passed by when the Prophet did not visit our house morning and evening.” [1] Can you imagine who the lucky woman who uttered these words could be? Of course,... Continue Reading →

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Talha bin ‘Ubaidullah

As the light of Islam spread slowly among the people of Makkah, Abu Bakr R.A. attempted Da’wah on as many people as possible. He secretly invited all his friends and family to embrace Islam. Around the same time, a young man called Talha R.A. happened to be in Syria for a trading trip when he... Continue Reading →

Dear Anisah

I know that when you read this, you will be extremely angry. Please understand, I didn’t mean to look through your things or invade your privacy, I promise, but lately, I’ve been very worried about my best friend. You see, she looks like she’s lost herself; every time we are together, her eyes mist over... Continue Reading →

Dear Naimah

As far as I can remember, I see myself next to you. You can’t be missed: you’re there in every family photo, every baby album my mother owns, in all the pictures ever taken of my friends and in all my memories, like you’ve made it a point to be the validation of my existence.... Continue Reading →

The Rain Came Tumbling Down

“It’s raining!” Ali rushed to the window, opened it, and stuck his head out, laughing in delight. He was very pleased, a wide grin stretching across his face. The raindrops were trickling down the window, and he stretched out his arm, feeling the cold breeze and the tiny droplets of cold water on his hand.... Continue Reading →

I Trust Him

It was seven o’clock at night. I was in my room, feverishly revising and going over all that I’d studied over the past few days. I turned a page and started repeating everything that was written on it. Tomorrow is the Science Exam, and that’s not a subject I’m really good at, which was exactly... Continue Reading →

The Sacrifice

“There are seven days left until Eid - ul Adha,” said Yusuf’s father, early Friday morning as he folded the newspaper and set it aside. “We need to decide when to buy a goat.” “Why don’t we all go to the barn where goats are being sold?” his wife said thoughtfully, and Yusuf jumped up... Continue Reading →

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