The Perfume Seller and the Blacksmith

'Allah's Apostle said, "The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith's bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your … Continue reading The Perfume Seller and the Blacksmith

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The Prophet’s lesson on forgiveness

I had planned on writing about something else completely different, but then I watched 'The State', and it stirred something which I had to write and share. For the non-UK readers, 'The State' is a four-part drama series on Channel 4 which shows the lives of four British recruits to ISIS as they leave their … Continue reading The Prophet’s lesson on forgiveness