Only a few weeks ago I shared a poem called “Martyr Children,” about the children of Palestine who were being killed on a daily basis by tyrants who have no conscience. (The oppression continues through occupation and cultural genocide, even if the killing has stopped.)

And only two weeks ago…


By the Grace of God, people are celebrating the ceasefire in the Holy Land. We thank the Lord. Indeed, peace on earth is always the Victory of God and to be celebrated as Grace from Him.

Many are asking at the same time: What happens after, though?

To be good…


There is a deeply beautiful Teaching of the Final Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad, may the light of God continue to nourish his soul and our connection to him, in which he says:

“Even if the world is ending but you have a seedling in your hand, plant it!”

This…


Last night, it was the final night of praying Taraweeh for this year.

We feel the pain of parting from this dear guest, Ramadan, who came and stayed a month, and gave us so much love and care, so many opportunities to be good.

Last night was the last night…


People generally gloat over other people’s falling when they perceive them to be facing Divine justice. Other than this attitude being an ethical problem, there are at least two scientific mistakes here.

The first mistake lies in the rush to deem hardships or difficulties as an expression of Divine justice…


In this life, God writes the context. He writes and decrees the things that are your circumstance, situations and factors outside of your control.

When we are young, usually as adolescents, the first thing we wake up to start to critique and question is our context. This is a sign…


I recently participated in a ceremony to honour the participants in a project called “Letters to the Beloved,” in which people compose letters to the Last Messenger of God, may his light continue to reach us wherever we are. (Read more about this lovely project here).

We spoke about how…


What does it mean to reconcile with our Creator?

Reconciliation is the process of making peace, accepting, and arriving at a state of harmony. It means to re-align oneself with the other.

In our relationship with our Lord, to reconcile ourselves with Him is to remember — literally, to re-member


There is a statement that is attributed to the Apostle of God, may the light of God continue to nourish his soul and our connection to him, that says:

“Rajab is the month of God, Shaaban is my month, and Ramadan is the month of all humanity, my community (my…


“Every act of goodness is a Sadaqa,” said the Noble Guide, may the light of God continue to nourish his soul and our connection to him.

Sadaqa is usually translated as “charity” — and yes, it does mean giving one’s wealth or time for the Sake of God. …

Hamdi Ben Aissa

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