We enter many places during our everyday lives, and as with many seemingly mundane Continue reading Right foot first
The 18th chapter of the Holy Qur’an is entitled Al-Kahf – the Cave, and refers to the cave within which men and their dog were in Continue reading Sura Al Kahf on yawm ul jummah
Today’s Daily Prompt: – No apologies
What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?
The question isn’t really what you wish was given, it’s what piece of advice you wish you had acted upon. My children are now 15, 14 and 8 respectively. I work. Sometimes long hours.
So what I wish is that I had taken my own desire and advice to myself and acted upon it – work a job which allowed me to leave work at 3 and take my children home or wherever else they needed to be.
The measure of success is not the economic yardstick, it is the weight of the good deeds that you do, and the righteous children that you raise.
When I posted on May 5th, both my parents were alive. By that night, my vibrant, charismatic, liver of life, father was no more. Well, save for his corporeal body and his soul.
The following day, he was buried in Charlieville, his birthplace, as per his wishes. In his family’s burial plot, next to his mother.
“Every soul shall taste of death” and to Him (Allah swt) is our eventual return.
May Allah be pleased with him.
Hamza H Mohammed
September 1929 – May 2014 Continue reading Qalloo nafsin za’aqatul mawt
If I could split myself I be
with my loved ones over the sea
here and there I’d take you near
my home my hearth to me all dear
near two decades ago I wrote
that wherever you were would be my home
naive I was, but together we remain
and home is home all the same
I would love to be both there and here
but the two across can’t travel far
my heart won’t split ajar
so you four would have to be my constant companions
love exists here and there
kith and kin
near and far
love can exist in two places