Jun 1, 2016 - Islam, Reflections    No Comments

A Test from Allah

Don’t be a downer! This temporary life is going to seem so insignificant, why waste it by being negative all the time? Why think ill of others, or harm them physically or emotionally? Why play with others feelings for your own disgusting enjoyment, or take something from someone which doesn’t belong to you?

With life so short, why waste it by being so motivated by money, fame, perfection and luxury? Money and fame will draw you in, you just want more and more and MORE and before you know it, you’re being lowered into your grave! Perfection and luxury don’t exist in this world, this life isn’t, can’t and won’t be perfect. We will attain that in Jannah in’sha’Allah!

This temporary test is going to affect our eternal outcome, so why are we so blind to the reality? Why let temporary things and temporary people affect your life and your emotions and the peace within you? Do we really have that much time to waste, by interfering with others and talking about them? If someone makes a mistake or does something to you, just shrug it off! Oh well, big deal, we’re all human, things happen, we’re not perfect and we really, really need to learn to forgive and forget. How can we ask Allah to be merciful to us when we can’t show our fellow humans and animals mercy?

Do something kind for someone, pay for someone’s coffee, forgive everyone’s mistake and never say or think bad of anyone. We are all human, we all have our flaws, and we are all the same. In the end, this superficial Dunya is not going to help us.

Apr 17, 2016 - Islam, Reflections    No Comments

“He made the Hereafter an abode
to reward his believing servants
only because this world cannot contain
what He wishes to bestow upon them
and because He deemed their worth too high
to reward them in a world without permanence.”

Ibn Ata’Illah رحمه الله

Almost a year since my last post?!

Salaam alaykum!

Wow, it has almost been a year since I last posted! To be fair, life has been very busy and hectic, and I have contemplated writing a post but just not had the chance to put pen to paper! (or..fingers to keyboard, rather!).

Okay so, from May last year to now… I finished the Ibn Jabal Arabic Gap Year programme!! An incredible and life-changing experience, Alhamdulillah! We had a barbeque at one of the student’s houses and it was amazing. Lovely countryside landscape and food and Ustaadh brought his family along too! Family also came over from Pakistan that day, and stayed over for Ramadan 🙂 Then… a series of weddings as per usual in the summer LOL. Oh and I went to Morocco with some Ibn Jabal Gap Year students!! Some beautiful memories for the 5 days that I stayed there.  Met some lovely people at Qalam wa Lawh, and did a lot of exploring! Alhamdulillah it was a beautiful experience in which I gained an insight into many things, and I would love to go back one day in’sha’Allah! The day I returned, we had another wedding, and the day after that, we went to Pakistan! #JetsetterJazzy!

Once we were back home, things calmed down a little bit. Back to reality. Started looking for a job, not knowing what I wanted to do with my degree and contemplating on so many different avenues. Further study? Work? Chill?! LOL. This year, I was also involved in Charity Week on the National Media and Marketing Team! We went to Birmingham for the Midlands Roundoff, and also to Manchester for the International Roundoff!

September passed by, October came and brought its blessings with it in the form of suhba. Alhamdulillah is all I can say about that 🙂 And then November came and it was a whole year since my mother returned to Allah. We had a khatam and milaad at home, made kheer and sweet rice amongst other things. Alhamdulillah it went well, may Allah accept.

Some interviews came my way and I rejected them and regretted it, not knowing that the Most Merciful had better plans for me in December. And then my 23rd birthday came in the form of a surprise party from my sister, family and my friends from school. Such a huge surprise, I still feel overwhelmed! And then, the new year, 2016.

We have our ups and downs… that’s all part of life. Some days it feels like you just CANNOT carry on, no matter what you try to do. Convince yourself that you CAN do it. You CAN carry on. Think back to the worst day you’ve ever experienced….you made it through that day! You will make it through this one too in’sha’Allah.  🙂