Ahmed Ali

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Give me something to hold, that will penetrate through my heart  

The Subtleties of Gnosis

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(The poem is fromLataa’if al Ma’aarif (The Subtleties of Gnosis/) by Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali. The main aim of the translation is to deliver the power behind the poet’s message along with some of its spirit rather than to perform a direct rendition of the Arabic into English.)     Awaken O' You who was not satisfied with sinning throughout Rajab.Your rebellion against your Lord had to continue the duration of Sha’ban.The month of fasting has now arrived to provide you shelter,So transform it not too into a month of sinning. Recite the Qur’an and sanctify with diligent declaration. Surely!

Umdah Al Fiqh (Book Review)

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Fiqh is a subject that to some extent is being neglected these days with more concerted efforts taking place in the realm of aqidah (creed), and although it is undoubtedly pertinent that one learn what is permissible and not in relation to their beliefs, it is similarly important that the Muslims know what is permissible or otherwise in terms of their actions. The term fiqh is commonly translated as jurisprudence, yet the meaning of jurisprudence has been somewhat allusive to most people. Linguistically, the word fiqh means ‘understanding’ whereas the technical meaning applied to fiqh is that it is knowledge

The Tipping Point (Book Review)

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Have you ever wondered how some trends, ideas and behaviours spread exponentially? Is there a defining moment where social epidemics cross a defining point and then spread like wildfire? ‘The Tipping Point’ is a book that aims to answer those very questions. Using anecdotes and interviews corroborated by independent psychological and sociological research, Gladwell formulates ‘The Three Rules of Epidemics’ and uses a number of case studies throughout the book to illustrate them to considerable effect. He examines how crime in New York City was reduced drastically in the 1990s; how the American War of Independence was started and how

The Road to Mecca

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We ride, we ride two men on two dromedaries the sun flames over our head, everything is shimmer and glimmer and swimming light. Reddish and orange-coloured dunes, dunes behind dunes beyond dunes, loneliness and burning silence, and two men on two dromedaries in that swinging gait that makes you sleepy, so that you forget the day, the sun, the hot wind and the long way. Tufts of yellow grass grow sparsely on the crests of the dune, and here and there gnarled hamdh bushes wind over the sand like giant snakes. Sleepy have become the senses, you are rocking in

From Allah to Allah

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I read the devil once  

Shadows in Palestine

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They walk like shadows of whom they were  

The Calamity

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Just another hour, just another day.  

Main Goal: Piety

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If your main goal is piety, other goals will be acheived

Hidden Desire

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Hidden desire is to crave for people to become acquainted with your deeds