Book Review: If the Oceans Were Ink

Overall Rating: 5/5-Must read This is an interesting book to be sure. Written from the viewpoint of Carla Power, this is a semi-biography of Sh. Akram Nadwi. The biography genre is very popular in the Muslim c...

What I Learnt In 25 years of Marriage

“Today is our 25th wedding anniversary. So what did I learn? I learnt that a marriage is a game of give and take in which the more you give, the more you take. And that unless you give you can’t take. I lear...

Khutbah at the Conquest of Jerusalem 1187

Eight days after the conquest of Jerusalem, on the 4th of Sha’ban 583 AH, the first Jumu’ah salah in over 100 years was held in Masjid al-Aqsa. The khutbah was delivered by Qadi Muhiy ad-Deen ibn az-Zaki. The f...

Exile toward the Beginning

Someday we are bound to come back to the beginning. Even the most distant pathways always lead us inward, completely inward, into intimacy, solitude between our self and our self—in the place where there is no ...

Ali ibn Abi Talib’s eulogy of Abu Bakr

After the Prophet ﷺ‎’s death, there was no day more sad for the people of Madinah than the day of Abu Bakr’s passing. Upon receiving the news that his beloved friend  had returned to his Lord, Ali ibn Abi Talib...

The Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq

Ahmad Zarruq was a 15th century Muslim scholar from Morocco. A Berber of the Barnusi tribe, he lost both his parents within a week of his birth and was raised by his grandmother, an accomplished jurist in her o...

The book as your companion

Although a Mu’tazilite in theology, Abu Uthman Amr ibn Bahr al-Jahiz attained fame as a litterateur best known for his brilliant Arabic prose. Having written a massive collection of essays, poetry, jokes, and a...