Few years back when I gave a brief presentation on this topic, it stirred quite a controversy among the listeners, who’d perhaps thought of the heart as no more than a mushy, bawling-over-love organ.
But after years of studying Quran, Hadith, and Arabic, I stand my ground even more firmly: generation of a thinking is a feeling. I don’t have much scientific support for this but the hadith and the verses from Quran speak for themselves. I do hope that someday, someone will make an extensive scientific research on this topic.
Sometimes I just don't feel like living... not like a forever-not-living feeling! But I need a break, break from motherhood, break from wife-hood, break from simply being human. Break from the perpetual civil war that I am in which so many souls are fighting to survive, destroying each other in the process...
Filling the void in me through connection with the higher power. When all the doors close down on you, look up. There's a door that's always open!
I’m sure that it’s an international issue, but I’m going to specifically discuss public washroom around the religious sanctities. Since tahara (cleanliness) is half our faith, but in my travels, it has become clear that people don’t understand how to behave in them, let alone taking care of tahara.
Yes, it’s a fairly gross subject but this dormant “loo-phobia” you may have, could soon be defeated by nature hitting its panic button on you.
I notice how these things can affect your whole mosque experience and how direly they need to change.
Everything that you do is driven by one of two principles: to seek pleasure or to avoid pain. Link as much fear of Allah as you can to the behaviour that you want to end...