Love Her for Allah

1002755_arabic_calligraphy_I was reading through some ahadeeth (sayings of the Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him), when I came across this:

The Prophet said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:

  • The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else.
  • Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.
  • Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.”

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Jihad against Love

Lover's Gaze

Lover's Gaze

How ironic it is that the one thing I’ve dreamt about since my early teens is the one thing I fight my self against now. Through-out history, generals have lost battles, learning from them, and subsequently winning the war. This one battle I have faced – and clearly lost – has inflicted wounds that simply won’t heal, and although I realize that wounds do heal, they definitely will be a reminder engraved in my memory so long as I breathe. However, until these wounds heal I will continue to fight my self-being, desires, and even needs. This slowly-ending battle is a Jihad (struggle) unlike any I have ever faced in my life.

But just like any Jihad, it must be performed with righteous intentions & purpose in our hearts to attain a sweet reward. Allah knows of my intentions, and the purposes are many; I respect and honor her and her family’s wishes, I know that although this is a battle that requires sacrifice on my part, the reward (God Willing) shall be great whether attained in this life or the next, and finally the purpose of hope, hope to love and be loved in a manner pleasing to Allah. Read more…

Signs of Love

1196529_loveThis morning before heading to work I decided to sit and read a piece on the signs of love written by a scholar of the past (Ibn Hazm rahimahullah), and so it inspired me to write a brief contribution on what I believe some signs of love may be. This may also serve as a tool to others to determine where they lie on the spectrum of Love with their partner; love can range from simply caring about a person or a stranger’s well being just as we all do for not only our brothers and sisters in Islam, but even our brothers and sisters in humanity, to a soaring love that blinds you from everything and everyone around you with the exception of your beloved, where nothing else in this world matters but their utmost happiness. These signs of love refer to the latter end of the spectrum. Read more…



Dear Readers,

You all have partaken with me upon this journey of ups and (many) downs a piece of the experienced emotional chaos. The last few days have been difficult and painful in ways I could not have imagined, nor do I wish such an experience upon anyone, but what does not kill us only makes us stronger. I honestly reached bottom’s end; I lost sight of my goals, dreams, and aspirations in life due to emotional hurt. Yesterday I reached the pit of this suffering, but only to climb back up hours later (with all praises due to Allah). I received a letter yesterday – from someone who extremely hurt me unknowingly and innocently I’m sure – sending me to this bottomless pit of darkness within my heart, yet it planted that seed of much needed strength and realization of who I am.

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Never take anyone for granted

You’re with me
Til the bitter end
What we had transcends
This experience
Too painful to
Talk about
So I’ll hold it in
Til my heart can mend
And be brave enough to love again

A place in time
Still belongs to us
Stays preserved in my mind
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But a dream…

I’ll keep this short insha’Allah. Dreams don’t always come true. I know now that the dream I recently had was nothing more than a sub-conscious hope deep within my soul. I will end my journey as Muslim Scribbler today and move on with a more ‘realistic’ approach to life; I announce my defeat to all the logicians and critics whom I no longer have the will nor the energy to prove wrong. The only person I will never give up for is my child, and for my child I shall move on for his / her benefit without any regard for my fairy-tale dreams.

I just wanted to thank everyone who supported me during this journey; if there ever was a voice that remained constant and true in their support for me, it was the voice of my readers. I thank you all for reading what I had to say when no one else could have really understood if it were to come from my real-life identity. May Allah bless you all, and bring an all-encompassing love into your loves; may your dreams come true.

p.s. will be up for a few more months before I take everything down insha’Allah.

Your brother,

Muslim Scribbler


I’m considering the option to end Muslim Scribbler; I’m currently facing the dilemma of a faded passion to write on the topic I love most (L O V E), but at the same time do not wish to cease the existence of this secret outlet of mine to express my feelings with readers I have grown accustomed to turn to. Again… I just need time to think about this, as I’m in the middle of taking a few big decisions in life.

I just felt like talking with you all about me considering this option 🙁

Google’s Ironic Search Result

3279369635_81d57afd3d_oI was looking today through some stats relating to; curious to see HOW people find me. Anyhow, one particular reader landed on my page by searching for “How to cure a broken heart?” on Google. haha… truly is ironic given that I myself am trying to figure out the answer to that question.

Speaking of which, I think I figured out the answer to that question yesterday; there is no cure, at most we can patch up our heart with whatever distractions there are in life, deal with it, force yourself to move on, and hope for the better. Read more…


370098_mri_head_scanSubhan Allah! How truly worthy of worship our Lord is; I sat here reflecting on simply one of the many functions our brain performs every second. The process of storing both conscious and subconscious events that are both recent, and of a more distant past is truly remarkable and demonstrative of Allah’s Power. Not only are these events merely words spoken, or images seen; incorporation of emotions, visuals, and sounds bundled into a single package encompass a memory. Read more…

Obstacles of Love

784060_padlock_and_chainWhat can Love overcome, and what can it not? Are there truly obstacles to TRUE love? I decided to see what the oracle ‘GOOGLE’ had to say on the matter :), and so I typed “Obstacles of love” and hit enter; google as always retrieved hundreds of records if felt were relevant to my query. One result in particular caught my attention; “What obstacles can love overcome” was the title, a question rather that a person decided to ask on Yahoo! Answers.

For the most part people seemed to reach a consensus that in the case of TRUE love, there is no obstacle love cannot overcome. One answer in particular caught my attention: Read more…