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“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.” [al-Roum: 22]
Welcome to Fajr-Literary (previously known as the Fajr blog).
I’ve decided to go for a new look and get a proper domain name (I hear you say ‘finally!’ huh?). I should’ve done it a long time ago to be honest, but I didn’t think the blog would last this long or get this far! Alhamdulillah, I guess it’s here to stay like a stubborn cat :)
I initially decided to create this blog because I needed somewhere to store the Islamic articles that I write. I felt I needed a secure place after having lost some original writings and also seeing what a mess loose papers can make!
So I thought a blog would be good…
Over the course of 7 years, many articles (both written and translated) have been placed up here as well as some books but gradually, the focus of the blog has turned towards the field of Literature, Personal Writings & Authoring and Tarbiyyah: education, training, and personal development, in the hope that we can take what we read on here and place it into our lives allowing us to live in a beautiful and correct manner, which is pleasing to Allah `azza wa jall.
Ibn al-Qayyim said in one of his works:
فبين العمل وبين القلب مسافة وفي تلك المسافة قطاع تمنع وصول العمل إلى القلب, فيكون الرجل كثير العمل وما وصل منه إلى قلبه محبة ولا خوف ولا رجاء ولا زهد في الدنيا ولا رغبة في الآخرة ولا نور يفرق بين أولياء الله وأعدائه وبين الحق والباطل, ولا قوة في أمره فلو وصل أثر الأعمال إلى قلبه لاستنار وأشرق ورأى الحق والباطل وميز بين أولياء الله وأعدائه
‘There is a distance between a deed and the heart. Along that distance are certain obstacles which prevent a deed from reaching the heart so it is the case that a man may perform many good deeds but nothing reaches his heart of love, fear and hope (of Allah), detachment from this world or hope and yearning for the Hereafter. He does not possess a light whereby he can distinguish between the people of Allah and the enemies of Allah, between truth and falsehood and there is no strength to him. If the affects of good deeds had reached his heart, then his heart would have shone and sprung forth, he would have seen truth and falsehood for what they really are and he would have had the ability to distinguish between the people/friends of Allah and between His enemies.’
Shaykh Ahmad Farid comments:
والتربية الإيمانية جزء من التربية التي يتأهل بها المسلم لأن يكون لبنة صالحة في صرح الإسلام الشامخ هي جزء من التربية الطلوبة لبناء جيل على نمط الجيل الأول الذين فتح الله عز وجل بهم البلاد وقلوب العباد وأعطوا الإسلام قوة الدفع لقرون متتالية
‘Al-Tarbiyyah al-Imaniyyah (training and developing oneself Islamically and internally) is a part of the tarbiyyah which a Muslim needs to take on in order to become a firm brick in the lofty castle of Islam. It is also a part of the tarbiyyah which is required to raise a generation upon the mode and manner of the first generation through whom Allah `azza wa jall permitted the conquest of lands, opened the hearts of slaves and they gave Islam strength and victory for many centuries to come…’
Imam Malik once said, ‘Nothing will rectify the latter part of this Ummah except by what rectified its first part.’ I hope that the articles and resources found on this blog help us in building and shaping our lives upon the solid foundations of this Deen and give us the tarbiyyah we need to become an embodiment of the Qur’an and Sunnah just as the first generation were.
Some of the contents and topics that this site contains include:
- Original translations and books
- Original writings/authored books
- Qur’anic Sciences/Tadabbur (contemplation)
- Interesting aspects on the Arabic Language
- Rhetoric and eloquence
- Thought-provoking incidents in history
- Biographies of Islamic personalities
- Poetry (a lot of that!)
- Personal writings
- Heart-softening articles and writings based on the Islamic Sciences to name a few.
All posts on this site are original (whether translations or articles) and so due to this, I am very open to any criticisms, corrections and I wholeheartedly welcome sincere advice.
Inshaa’Allah I hope you will all find benefit here.
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