• Lord, have mercy.

    27th June 2011

    This post is dedicated to my baby Rahma,  the joy of my heart,  light of my life,  and queen...

  • A runaway slave

    11th April 2008

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The Story of Prophet Yunus in the Qur’an is told only briefly in Surah al-Anbiya...

  • The secret of happiness

    16th March 2008

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, So important is the concept of 'happiness' in our lives that many people – even...

  • How the horse got his name.

    29th July 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The verb خالَ khaala has two different forms that also differ in pattern and meaning....

  • Swallow more than your pride.

    7th July 2007

    *Post edited and corrected on 28-10-08   al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, It has been narrated that a major scholar...

  • Love, oh love.

    11th April 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The word 'love' appeared as a noun in the Qur'an ten times - of those...

  • Submit and obey.

    1st April 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Sometimes there appear mushtarak lafdhee words in the Qur'an, that sound and are written the...

  • Don’t be a hater.

    11th March 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, When Ibn 'Aashoor (d. 1973/1393) wrote his tafseer on the Qur'an, which he called Tafsir...

  • The story’s secret.

    5th February 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, To look back to the original meaning of a word is to embark on more...

  • Dealing with extremities.

    29th January 2007

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, There are certain noun forms in Arabic known as siyagh al-mubaalaghah ('forms of intensification/hyperbolic forms')...