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Holidays or Holy Days?

I once read someone’s musings on happiness, and it gave me a much more active perspective on the emotion. The writer mentioned that he felt sad even during happy times because he realized that the time would soon end, that his smile would not last forever. I realized that I had the same feeling sometimes, but I didn’t know how to put it into words. I then started thinking about the feeling of happiness itself and how we try to maintain the feeling, if at all. Holidays and vacations...

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Evaluating Our Character

In life, we grow comfortable with ourselves and feel satisfied by our present character. This is not the kind of satisfaction that is enjoyed when we perform a good deed sincerely for Allah’s Pleasure or when we see the effects of our hard work; rather, it is the excessive satisfaction that is experienced when we delude ourselves into thinking that our personalities are no longer in need of improvement.  No one is perfect (and we won’t ever be) but we can improve ourselves by following the best example of...

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Under One Umbrella

Walking upon the path of dissension, we leap into the well of destruction, not knowing how our desires have devoured us leaving no place for love or affection Everyone walks their own path they say so you go yours and let me go my way but they don’t see the bend ahead and forget that they may stop breathing today We all know the end is near yet inside we suppress the fear of retribution while others rejoice killing our hearts, we hold back the tears Each new day passes us by...

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Modesty In My Soul

The law set in life for me to live by, or a trait instilled by the Most High Though it’s not something you can easily find A characteristic to instill, A duty to fulfill, Doing the right thing due to Allah’s will Noticed by my peculiarity, as I live in a foreign country, But it’s a positive from of disparity as long as I posses it with sincerity Modeled by my credence, powered by my guidance Led by my resilience against those who wish to find me in its...