Archive from April, 2020

Ramadan, Quarantine and WFH

Hello non-existent readers of this blog! Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone Ramadan Mubarak! May we reap the benefits and experience the blessings of this beautiful month, Ameen!

We are still in lockdown/quarantine in Pakistan due to covid19. The numbers of cases and deaths unfortunately do not seem to be getting any better so for the time being we have to remain patient inside and pray that everything goes back to normal soon! Really missing home but I do like it here as well Alhamdulillah.

Ramadan has been going well so far although I get sooo hot sometimes so I am basically confined to sitting in the air con 🙂 Hopefully this new medicine works in’sha’Allah!

I’ve also started working from home marking exams as I did last year but this one is a bit different! No more can be said on that 😀

Anyway I hope you are all well and in’sha’Allah I will check on this blog again very soon!

New Experiences, Travel and a World Pandemic

So far, we have had a wonderful time in Pakistan Alhamdulillah! We have visited family and the Urs has passed too. I also went to Lahore (Ichra Bazaar, Packages Mall, Gold Crest Mall and various other places). I had the food I craved whilst in the UK (but isn’t halal over there) – so I can’t complain. As soon as we arrived back from Lahore, we heard that things were going to get shut down because of the coronavirus, covid-19. Within days, the cases increased and cities were being ordered to close everything, with the exception of food/grocery stores and pharmacies/doctors/hospitals. It is so surreal that this is happening, it just doesn’t seem real at all!

SubhanAllah, how something so minute which can’t even be seen with the naked eye has completely shut down the entire world. No matter how powerful man may think he is, Allah has the utmost Power and controls everything. A truly humbling time for all…

As for our stay in Pakistan, it has had to be extended due to the current times. It is scary not knowing when we will be able to go back, and it is difficult to always have to stay indoors, but it is NOTHING compared to the hardship that so many people are facing as a result of this pandemic…It really is so scary and worrying… So many people are ill and dying with the virus, others are trapped in houses with abusers, some are going hungry as they don’t have any money… How can we complain about anything knowing there are others suffering so much more?

In these uncertain times, I hope that everyone is keeping safe and to the government guidelines, and in’sha’Allah we will all overcome this together very soon!