The Friend

Asslamualaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatahu,

It’s been a long long time since I posted any of my personal reflections or articles on the blog! Been pretty busy off-late, alhumdulillah for that!

By the mercy of Allah, I have been working for a wonderful website “Habibi Halaqas” since a past few months. I write under the name “Aasiya Maryam” (Please note that this isn’t my real name.. and the story behind the changing of my pen name deserves another post in itself.. which I shall write sometime in near future, inshaAllah! :D).

For my first assignment I was asked to chose a topic myself and send in the article.. after a lot of brain-storming, I decided I wanted to start by writing about someone really really special.. here’s my first article published on the website a few months back, alhumdulillah.



Do you have a Best Friend or someone who knows you best? A person whose company you enjoy the most. Someone you love spending time with. They are with you through thick and thin. They understand you better than your family. They lend you a ear when you are down and you share everything about your life with them.

A person we are so close to, that we start depending on them for everything. When they are with us life seems good, pain seems light… and without them everything Continue reading


5 lessons about the way we treat people

I had this unread mail in my account from a really long time, and Yahoo kept displaying it everytime I signed in. Today, I finally read it and loved the lessons I learnt.  Thought it’d be great if all of us could learn them… 🙂

Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people

Source: Mail

1 . First Important Lesson – Everyone is equally important.

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student And had breezed through the questions until I read The last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the Cleaning woman several times. She was tall, Dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if The last question would count toward our quiz grade. “Absolutely, ” said the professor.

“In your careers, You will meet many people. All are significant.. They Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do Is smile and say “hello.”

I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her Name was Dorothy.

2. – Second Important Lesson – Helping people in need.

Pickup in the Rain One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had Broken down and she Continue reading

Pour Your Heart Out to Allah

By Sister Raghad Ebied

Source: Muslim Women Success Coach

You know how sometimes you really want something to happen or there’s already something really important happening in your life, yet you feel like there are so many challenges and obstacles to overcome?

Whether it’s a personal or community project, a new relationship like starting a marriage or expecting a child, or acquiring a new job, you will notice more often than not, that anytime we as human beings want to do something great or important and start creating more fulfillment in our lives and in the lives of others, that there will be all sorts of tests and tribulations along the way.

We have so many examples of this from our Islamic history.  Think about the Prophet peace be upon him.  He was the one man on earth at the time who had revelation coming down to him, peace be upon him, from the seventh heaven.  He was the most beloved human being to Allah (Swt) and had an ever so important message to deliver, yet he faced trials and tribulations, one after the other.

After his first incident with Angel Gabriel in Cave Hira, he sought comfort and support from his beloved wife Khadijah, who believed in him and supported him like no other and took him to her cousin, Continue reading

What makes us different from Iblis, the Shaytaan?

 By Asma bint Shameem

Source:via e-mail 

Something to THINK about
Asma bint Shameem
Iblis. Shaytaan. The Devil. Whatever name you call him, everyone knows him. He is the accursed one. The rejected outcast, who was thrown out of Jannah. The one damned to the Fire of Hell forever and doomed until eternity.Ever wonder how he got there? I mean, really wondered…?
What did he do, or perhaps not do, that condemned him to the be the most despicable and humiliated creature in the heavens and the earth?

Yes sure, we all know the story. We’ve known it since we were babies. We’ve read it in Qur’aan a million times.
But, have we ever read the story with the eyes of our heart?
Have we really thought about what happened?
Have we ever pondered over it?
What did iblis do that was so wrong?

Let us look at some of Iblis’s actions.

1. Did Iblis not believe in Allaah? Continue reading