Al-Quds

We went out early for Fajr prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque. A comical sight as we saw Ustaz in a black polo shirt and wearing bright red gloves. He had to borrow his wife’s gloves.

That walk along the Lions’ Gate took us pass the Golden Dome first.

First sight What a sight. The shining golden dome. Walk past it. It was truly humbling. I imagined our beloved Prophet (sa , walked down the stairs and we see the Masjid Aqsa. Masjid Al-Aqsa
We toured the Golden Dome.
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We also visited the Western wall aka the Wailing Wall.

Untitled Along the way we actually encountered some European men trying to enter the Aqsa compound but was stopped by the IDF soldiers. One was pretty persistent. IDF Soldier: You can’t go in. European guy: Why? I want to go in. I am a tourist. IDF Soldier: Are you Muslim? European guy: Yah. IDF Soldier: Read. European guy: Read what?! IDF Soldier: You are not a Muslim. European guy: I can be a Muslim. Why not. At that point, I actually said Ameen. May you be a Muslim one day. Interesting to note here is that the IDF soldiers are actually protecting the Aqsa compound. 12053429

That bridge though... After the Western Wall, we headed for the Dead Sea. The Neve Mid-Bar Beach. The creepiest beach
And Makam Nabi Musa (alaihi salam).

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There is only One

​﴾アッラーは子をもうけられない。またかれと一緒の外の神もない。そうであったら,それぞれの神は自分の創ったもので分裂しお互いに抜き出ようとして競い合う。アッラーに讃えあれ。(かれは)かれらの配するものを(超越され),幽玄界と現象界を知っておられ,かれらの配するものの上に高くおられる。

[Qur’an 23:  91-92]

Upcoming “Valley of The Seekers”

Looking forward to the upcoming “Valley of the Seekers” with Shaykh Riad Ourzazi, organized by Qabeelat Itqaan forAl-Maghrib Institute.

Free Registration for Friday Public Talk http://qitqaan.sg/99

“Take a Journey Towards Allah…” and increase our Tawheed. 

Narrated Anas:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “My Lord says, ‘If My slave comes nearer to me for a span, I go nearer to him for a cubit; and if he comes nearer to Me for a cubit, I go nearer to him for the span of outstretched arms; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’ ” Sahih al-Bukhari 7536 Book 97, Hadith 161

Anthony Green

Anthony Green shared his Catholic boarding school experience, and ultimately found Islam. Alhamdulillah.

I had the experience of attending a Anglican missionary school during my teenage days. Being a young Muslim, it was challenging but interesting.

Why interesting? It made me ponder why Christians do what they do. Some rituals felt almost pagan although the Father was always explaining the significance of it.

My schoolmates were the nicest of people, though there were some nasty students and teaching staff trying to sway my faith. We also had a Jew classmate and the typical Asian cocktail mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism.

Advice to Stop Sinning

Awesome advice on how to stop sinning from Sheikh Kamal El Mekki,

He narrated from Ibrahim Ibn Adham which can insyaallah help me. Video was uploaded by iLovUAllah YouTube channel. Subscribe to them. I like how they keep the lectures concise but beneficial.

How can I carry on Sinning when:

  1. I Eat/Drink from Allah’s provisions
  2. I am still on Allah’s Land
  3. Allah see everything I do
  4. I cannot ask the Angel of Death to hold on first while I do 2 rakaah prayers. And not allowing them to throw me to hellfire.