Some study-notes and thoughts

Can we really excuse our rulers?

The devastation we are currently witnessing in Aleppo once again makes the Muslim rulers’ complete betrayal of the Ummah flagrantly visible. Yet, there will be those who will find all sorts of excuses to absolve those rulers of the inexcusable.... Continue Reading →


Shaykh Taqi’s argument for the existence of a creator

Shaykh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani’s (may Allah have mercy on him) argument for the existence of a creator is best summarised in the brief paragraph below from his concise, yet profound, book Nidham ul-Islam: “The reason that things must have a creator,... Continue Reading →

اخبار في معنى النهى

In ayah 84 of Surah al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) talks about the covenant taken from Bani Isrā'īl listing the things that were obligated upon them. The first of the commands mentioned is not to worship anyone except Allah. However, this command... Continue Reading →

Qisaas – Between Murder & Mercy

At a time of rampant death and destruction when human blood is flowing like rivers, we need to reflect on the verse on Qisaas in Surah Baqarah. Although this beautiful verse deals with murder and capital punishment, it actually has... Continue Reading →

Jalalayn – Lesson 7 [2:27]

وَالَّذِينَ يَنقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ مِيثَـقِهِ And those who break the covenant of Allah, after its ratification…[Baqarah:27] مِيثَـقِهِ can be ism or masdar. If it is masdar it can mean: 1. “His [Allah’s] strengthening it” i.e. meethaq is mudaf... Continue Reading →

Activism, Imprisonment & Rizq

Al Hamdulillah, in my recent trip to Bangladesh, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a brother I’ve known for a long time. He is much younger than me, but a lot more mature and stronger when it comes to dealing... Continue Reading →

When life feels like a fractured bone!

When thoughts are scattered, the soul is troubled, and the fragile heart keeps breaking amidst the concreteness of a robotic world, it is important that we remember the One who heals. One of Allah’s names is Al-Jabbar. It is commonly... Continue Reading →

Ibn Khaldun

"During the quarter of the century that Ibn Khaldun spent in Egypt, he remained spiritually a complete stranger. Outwardly, he kept his Western attire and his manners were not softened by the civilised life of Egypt. But these were the... Continue Reading →

A prayer “to order my disorder”

Allah, make us those who guide others to the right path and are themselves rightly guided, and not those who have themselves erred and led others astray. "Allah, I beseech You for Your mercy to guide my mind, to settle... Continue Reading →

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