Friday, 25 July 2014

ignorance is not bliss

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh 

I got stuck in the hospital for like a week and couldn't fast for so long because of dengue, I started regretting the days I took my healthy body for granted. In all seriousness though, all I really did was sleep and I did a lot of thinking about a lot of things but on top of my list is the war that is going on. One day, I woke up from my sleep and the top tweet on my Twitter was a picture of a father crying beside his daughters' bodies. His daughters being covered in blood and some gun shots. My heart shattered into pieces. 

How could someone be so inhumane ? How could someone point a sniper at innocent children and pull the trigger ? How could someone ignore the terrified look in the people's eyes before they shoot ? How could someone go to sleep at night knowing they killed a family, probably hundreds a day ? How could someone look at a little girl they're about to shoot and not think about their daughters, nieces ? 

Infinite questions lingering in thin air, yet nobody has the answers. I don't have much to offer to the people suffering but I can offer you my prayers so that Allah SWT keeps you safe and grants you Jannah for your bravery in standing up for our religion. Allah SWT is testing them with such a big test in this holy month but they're still standing strong and I hope the world is standing with them. My heart breaks for the people but I will always, with all my imaan- always pray for you. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Ramadhan thoughts

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

A week in Ramadhan and Alhamdulillah, so far so good ! What about you guys ? I hope you have started on that checklist because it helps a lot. I'm trying to complete everything on the checklist but I'm still a few deeds short, insyaaAllah soon !

I've been listening to Sheikh Mishary a lot lately because somehow, I really miss Mekah. I haven't had the chance to experience Ramadhan in Mekah yet, but I can feel it in my bones that it would be amazing. I miss the surrounding of smiling people, the sight of the Kaabah everyday, the sight of people reading the Quran and doing zikr literally all the time, the sight of people rushing to the masjid to get there in time to join the jemaah, I just miss everything there. I forget to worry about the petty worldly things there, I guess that's the beauty of being in a place that reminds you so much of how beautiful your religion is. It reminds me of how I haven't been grateful about being a Muslim. I am so lucky to be able to experience and learn about the beauty of Islam. I am so lucky Allah SWT made Islam put women so high but men still get equality. I am so lucky Allah SWT made Islam restrict food and drinks that are bad for my health. I am so lucky Allah SWT made Islam, a religion that practices both the temporary and permanent world. I am so lucky to be given the chance to be a Muslim and everyday, I am grateful for that. I hope that the All Mighty forgives me if there is ever a time that I am ungrateful for that. This holy month has got me thinking and reflecting about a lot of things, Alhamdulillah. 3 more weeks to go, hope you all have been doing nothing but good deeds this month !

missing Mekah :(