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On Prophetic Guidance

Flowers turning away, arrogantly, from the sun

welt, young and naive, and

the sun's path quivers not

if some refuse to follow its way, stiff.

Those yielding to its guiding rays

with the humbleness of a yearning student

knowing how - much -  he knows not,

earn its title: sunflower.

Soaking the light of wisdom, the sunflower

grows tall and spreads its seeds for generations more,

but those growing off of

the reflections off of

the yellow wrinkled petals will remain in the shadows,

not knowing the taste of warm kisses on their leaves.

Sunflowers don't wait for the night to seek

a star out of a billion, far, small, illusively alive

when they have the one that outshines all

into petty non-existence.

- shz 010617

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Teachings and Defeat – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, we read about the Prophet’s gentleness and respect in his daily life: with the poor, with his daughter Fatima, with his wife Aisha, with the Najran Christians… The author also recounts the battle of Uhud, the defeat and the Prophet’s reaction.

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Hijrah – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Prophet performs his hijrah journey and settles in Madina. The author discusses the spiritual meaning of hijrah, what tawakkul is in Islam and how the Prophet formed the first Islamic community.

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Trials, Elevation, and Hope – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, Muslims regained some strength due to the Islam of Umar and Hamzah RA. Then, Quraysh united again against them, agreeing not to interact with them. A year of sorrow passed, then the Prophet was raised in the night journey. By the end of this chapter, the Prophet was given permission to migrate to Yathrib.

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The Message and Adversity – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, Ramadan discusses the secretive spreading of Islam, the core of the Islamic message and how the Prophet started approaching the Qurayshian clan leaders. Some cool info I learned: Continue reading The Message and Adversity – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

Personality and Spiritual Quest – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, Ramadan recounts several stories from the prophet’s life that highlight his personality before the revelation. Some cool Seerah info I learned: Continue reading Personality and Spiritual Quest – In the Footsteps of the Prophet