The souls we don’t see

 

We only ever really see a small fraction of a person. Our perspective is incredibly limited.

We don’t have access to the hearts of those around us, nor do we hear their cries in the quietest portion of the night.

And often, when we make negative assumptions about others, it is a reflection of our own ill feelings and insecurities.

The person we look at with pity, the one whom we think does no good, the one we laugh at…

That person may have thousands of prayers called in their name as they sleep from those they have helped in secret.

Many beautiful souls live amongst us.
They are those who are so valuable in the sight of their Lord, yet their beauty is overlooked by the world.

If only we understood.

“O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them.”

Quran – 49:11

Beginnings

 

Beginnings are special. They signify opportunity.

Just as the Sun radiates through the night sky to greet us with morning, beginnings carry with them countless blessings.

These words mark the start of Manchester ISoc’s brand new blog. A platform to share stories, thoughts and reflections.

We ask Allah (swt) to make this a good beginning, and a continuous source of benefit for us all.

And what better way to begin our endeavours than in the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful?
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم