I do not wield the pen of a writer nor do I possess the wisdom of a scholar. I am just a student. I am embarking on this journey with trust in Allah. I know that previous writers acquitted themselves gloriously. I see their footprints and am aware of their staging posts and destinations. I am aware of my weaknesses. I would not have chosen this path but I know that all other avenues lead to loss, and I also know that Allah helps those who tread this trail. I have decided to write only with this confidence. I am sure that one day thoughts and penned words both will be called to account before Allah. I pray that He empowers me to tell the truth and stand by it. I trust in Him and to Him do I ...