Islamic studies. I cannot sum it up but I can try, there is so much more to it, it is not just a subject to be studied, it is a way of life to be lived. It is connecting the heart to Allah through awakening and realisation. Through heart excercises and a lot of mind mapping, heart mapping even. It is a journey into feelings one has never known possible. It is more than the beautiful kalimas but the meaning behind them. It is more than the memorisation of duas but knowing how to truly implement them. It is not a study of our history but understanding it and how it affects one and learning the beautiful lessons scattered so lovingly for us to find in every event, every hadith, every narration. Islamic studies is learning to live muslim confidently, passionately, happily inspite of everything. Islamic studies is our journey through life. Islamic studies never stops, our hearts and minds evolve with it, are changed by it, it is always present, always until the journeys end. It is a present. A gift from Allah. Islam is studies, it’s reading, it’s discovering, It’s finding meaning, it’s changing me, changing you, changing all of us as we enter new stages of life, love, faith and spirituality.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
This is my verse,
I convey it to you that you may stop on it,
Think deeply while you ponder it,
Night and day it plays in your mind,
You cannot rest,
You keep on going over it,
I had so much trouble finding it,
Realising its not a novel that I can just flick through it,
These words hover, they float, they don’t just pass with a flick of a page,
There is no amusement to be found in it,
So stop looking for it,
And start finding it,
It is real,
Just sit and open it.
Be one with it.
Let you heart lead you right in it,
Dive, don’t stop,
Delve, don’t breathe,
Keep going, don’t fear,
You will find your way back to the top without even realising it.
Convey even one verse,
If only, one verse,
Just. One. Verse.