The secrets of seeking forgiveness from Allāh

The following is from a mailing list I belong to.

As we are fast approaching the last remaining days of the blessed month of Rajab, please benefit from the attached counsel from Sayyidī al-Habīb `Umar (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him) on the secrets of seeking forgiveness from Allāh.

May Allāh not let this month leave without having saved every one of us from the Fire, and may He rectify our state with complete mercy and gentleness.

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For my wife, on our anniversary

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

In appreciation for your devotion and service to me, our beautiful children and our family members, I praise Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala for your presence in my life. Without it, and the love you have taught me, I could not find the earth or the balance of our lives in the material universe. Continue reading

A Brief Musing on Hajj

There is no better place for personal reflections at any given time than the Haram in Makkah. I truly miss those days. The peaceful and breathtaking ambiance in Makkah and Madinah made me realize yet again that we are all lone travellers in this world with one purpose. To a certain extent, Islam asks us to look out for each other, but each individual has a personal limit how far they will go for you and it is subjective. Continue reading