Maslamah bin ‘Abdil Malik was the brother-in-law of ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah). He was among the members of the Banu Umayyah family who enjoyed the most luxurious and comfortable lifestyle. Once, ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) learned that Maslamah was spending one thousand dirhams (silver coins) daily on food alone! Concerned over this extravagance, he … Continue reading Simplicity is the sweetest.
The heat of the sun burned through my sleeves and prickled my skin. I jolted awake. We were in the back of a lorry, pressed against stained baggage and people. The smell of poverty and desperation was palpable. I cringed as an old lady spat over the side and quickly removed my leg from … Continue reading Leaves in the Wind. Seema’s Diary.Time is running out
Ebrahim gurgled as I picked him up. His chubby little hands pulling my nose. He consumed my heart completely. I glanced up at Saleem to see him also gazing at our son who had brought such joy to our lives that we didn't think possible. It eased the pain we had known and drew us … Continue reading Leaves in the Wind. Seema’s Diary. Time did not move.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم I usually don't like to do a life update(or do a blog update at all as some readers might rightly argue lol), but writing has been a panacea and perhaps hope and comfort for someone somewhere but more importantly, encouragement and warning, that's its time to change, aameen. I was relaxing … Continue reading Life Update
“You can't just barge back into my life and expect me to behave like everything never happened Saleem!” “Then rewind the clock Seema… Remember how happy we were? Remember when we were lost on our own little world?How can you forget?” “I'll tell you how… When your husband reappears in your life, after almost a … Continue reading Leaves in the Wind. Seema’s Diary. Time stands still.
I opened my eyes,everything rushing back to me. However... I was on my mattress , covered with a soft quilt. Confusion tugged at my weary mind,when he stepped inside and saw me, our eyes locked. Shock and disbelief beated palpably in the air. A lifetime passed. What is it they say about love? That it … Continue reading Leaves in the Wind. Seema’s Diary. Rewinding the clock 2.
Bismillah Imam Ahmed, may Allah be pleased with him, once was traveling and needed to stay somewhere overnight. When he went to the masjid, the guard (not recognizing Imam Ahmed) denied him entrance. Imam Ahmed tried numerous times, but the guard did not accept his requests. Frustrated, Imam Ahmed resolved to spend the night in … Continue reading Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal and the baker