I love this poem by Saudi Arabian poet, Abdul Rahman al-Ashmāwi. His poems make me weep. When I first read the poem and when I came to the part where the moon says "و قال أتعني الرّسول الكريم؟ ، أتعني الصّدّيق، أتعني عمر؟" - "Do you mean tales of the gracious Prophet, Do you mean as-Siddique (Abu Bakr) or do you mean 'Umar?", my heart skipped a beat and the tears began to flow as I read on. This is … [Read more...]
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Arabic Calligraphy is a form of art derived from the Aramaic Nabatean Alphabet that beautifies text and creativity. Calligraphy is also a form of expression of style, culture and identity that has been carried throughout the ages. Islamic calligraphy, as some call it Arabic Calligraphy, comprises of mostly passages taken from The Quraan and Hadith and is considered by Muslims as the highest form of art. Although The Quraan is still the main … [Read more...]
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Anas (radiallahu anhu) reports : "Once when Ramadhaan began, Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said: "A month has verily come upon you, wherein lies a night better than a thousand months. Whoever misses such a night has indeed been deprived of all that is good and none is deprived of it, except he who is really unfortunate." I hope that we have gained some goodness and are not deprived of good of this blessed night to our laziness and … [Read more...]
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