Pushing a fear of hellfire and punishment in small children can be extremely detrimental to their relationship with Allah. Their Iman is just beginning to gently grow, like a seedling pushing a shoot out of the earth and experiencing the comfort of the rays of sun for the first time.
I live in post EU referendum Britain. You don’t need me to tell you that it’s not pretty. Closet racists have come out of the woodwork and racists that were already crawling nastily all over the woodwork anyway, feel that they have been given a free pass to display their ugly thoughts and behaviour. And let’s not forget the Trump across the pond.
Since Brexit my social media timelines are heavily dominated by story after story of hate crimes. I began to worry about the future of our young children living here in the west. I wondered how they would cope with the rise of Islamophobia. With increasingly m...
What does Alhamdulilah really mean? All the adults keep saying it. I'm sure you sort of know what it means, or think you know, but I wanted to share my understanding of what Alhamdulilah is, with you.
I remember when I was a little girl, I had always wanted a kitten. I imagined playing with the cute fluffy creature. I imagined feeding it, stroking it and laughing at its playfulness. I thought that having a kitten would be the best thing in the world! But my parents didn't. So they didn't get me one. Until one day...when my mum picked me up from school and told me she had bought me a kitten. You can...
shaytan is such a menace! He trips us up, plays tricks on us, whispers to us and what's more - he enjoys it! Now I know his name is an actual noun AND it's at the beginning of a sentence but I am not going to honour him with a capital S.
I am particularly upset with him for doing these terrible things when I was a kid:
He made my sister and me play tug of war with our little sister's most favourite pair of shorts till they ripped and she cried till the sun went down.
He made me fly right over the handlebars of my bike. I don't know how he did this but it hurt.