Azizi Khalid

July 23, 2021

Living a Life of Purpose

Hajj is mostly a physical act of worship. All you need to do is be at certain places at certain times, walk a few kilometres and you're done. Your Hajj is valid. You can be Instagramming throughout the rituals or talking on the phone or video calling someone back home, you Hajj is still valid. You don't need to recite or reflect on any...
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July 22, 2021

Iblees and us

Discussion with Sakeenah while driving to our campsite. Sakeenah: Ayah (Dad), if Allah is so mighty, can He make Iblees become good? Ayah: Yes, He can, if He wanted to. Sakeenah: Then why doesn't He? Ayah: Do you remember when we talked about how life is a test? Allah created us to see who among us can do the best in life? Sakeenah: Ye...
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July 21, 2021

Ibrahim and Our Future

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is the biggest celebration in Islam. It is preceded by the Day of Arafah — the greatest day of the year — and followed by three more days of celebration. The entire celebratory week is meant to commemorate the lives and legacies of Prophet Ibrahim and his family. The Quran tells us that Ibrahim a...
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July 15, 2021

Hypocrites and Thunderstorm

“19. Or ˹those caught in˺ a rainstorm from the sky with darkness, thunder, and lightning. They press their fingers into their ears at the sound of every thunderclap for fear of death. And Allah encompasses the disbelievers ˹by His might˺. 20. It is as if the lightning were about to snatch away their sight. Whenever lightning strikes, t...
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July 14, 2021

Camels and Australia

Back in 1992, I attended an advanced English course where the reading assignment included Tracks, a true story about a lady travelling over 2000 km across the Western Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean with a dog and four camels. Having just returned from Saudi Arabia, a book about an adventure in the desert with ...
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June 23, 2021

Winter and Human Adaptation

Alhamdulillah, this week, Perth has had frigid weather. Some mornings we start our day at freezing point. I've gone through ten winters so far, and I am currently enjoying my eleventh. Looking back into the past decade, I noticed one change — my wardrobe. I use to have thicker winter clothing. But through the years, I have acclimatised...
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June 13, 2021

Hajj 2021

The Saudi government has finally announced that Hajj will be closed to international hujjaj this year due to Covid-19. This is the dreaded announcement by millions of Muslims who have planned and saved for years to perform the fifth pillar of Islam. Our hearts may be saddened, but we should never lose hope in Allah. We are not the firs...
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June 10, 2021


Isteri saya antara pelajar terbaik SPM 2000. Beliau dapat 10A1. Beliau antara pelajar terbaik UIA 2006 - CGPA 3.9. Sepanjang di uni beliau bukanlah seorang ulat buku sehingga tidak ada aktiviti lain. Malah pernah dua kali membentangkan kertas kerja di United Nation berkenaan hak kanak2, sekali di New York dan sekali di Italy. Beliau ju...
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June 9, 2021

Sakeenah: Imagine if we really had to pray 50 times a day. What would Allah name them? Sumayyah: We wouldn’t even have the time to pray all of them. Sakeenah: And Ayah (dad) will have to make a song just for us to remember all the prayer names. #randomthingskidsays #randomthoughtsbeforesleep Azizi Khalid Making Islamic education fun at...
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June 8, 2021

Sakeenah: Mama, why do you need to go out on dates with Ayah? Mama: Because we are a couple that love each other. It is important that sometimes we go out, just us, to celebrate our love. The stronger we love each other, the better it is for the family. — When we become parents, it is important that we do not forget to work on our rela...
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