بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
All praise be to Allah and prayers and peace be upon His final messenger Muhammad and his family.
We ask Allah to keep us sincere, ensure what is written is only for His sake alone, place barakah in this project and keep us steadfast Ameen.
The purpose of this blog is to share reflections in line with Quran and Sunnah and the path of Salaf as-Salih (The Pious Predecessors, the companions of the Messenger, the next generation and the following generation that came and adhered to what the Companions were upon in Belief, knowledge and action). We hope this can be read and understood by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
It has always been a dream of mine to write as I was encouraged to by my peers, teachers and family however I was always looking for a passion to write about. Recently, I began to question myself as to what I have done to help those around me, to help myself and to leave a legacy. Those questions and reflection led to the creation of Captured Thoughts.
Whenever I open my phone and scroll on a social media app, all I see is a few reminder accounts and an overwhelming amount of young girls striving to achieve some form of online fame by showcasing their clothing and beauty in the form of blogs.
This blog is designed to inspire the younger generation, reflect upon current issues and have small posts that outline basics and clarify any misconceptions. We need to create and share more accounts that call people to do good rather than these accounts that lead to vanity, insecurities, depression and a constant need to impress others. There are many ills of social media which we will address in upcoming posts but we hope that with the creation of such projects, they will outnumber the accounts of bloggers and other accounts. We believe that simply posting beautiful ayat and hadith may not always affect hearts of the younger generation. We want to be a voice for others to listen to and most importantly understand. We hope to inspire, motivate and empower our readers.
Along with other sisters to ensure what is written is sound and clear I have establised Captured Thoughts.
We pray this is of benefit and ask you to make du’a for us. We ask Allah to make it a means of benefit for the readers Ameen. Please forgive us for any shortcomings and any mistakes.
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