924. There is an odd smell about the place. You follow your nose past the trash and the garbage disposal, unable to pinpoint the source. It smells of stale water and dark, sealed spaces. Eventually you track the scent to your mirror.

Rafflesia arnoldi, also called corpse flower because it produces a strong scent of rotting flesh. Rafflesia’s flower is the largest single flower known on Earth, it can weight almost 10kg and have diameter of 100cm. Production of strong scent serves to attract flies which pollinate the flower. 

From Transactions of the Linnean Society , 1822

Ramadan Reinspired: Day Seven

We dress up in our best attire at work to impress our boss & coworkers. 

We make sure our swag is on point when we are at the mall chilling with our friends. 

But when it comes Allah, the Boss of bosses & the Closest of all friends, unfortunately our hygiene and appearance take a back seat.

Let’s make sure that from the next salah on wards, we look presentable and are perfumed in a manner that conforms to the etiquette of the Masjid.

The Prophet (SWS) said: 

“No one will enter Paradise who has an atom’s-weight of pride in his heart.” A man said, “What if a man likes his clothes to look good and his shoes to look good?” He said, “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means denying the truth and looking down on people.” (Muslim)

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