In the depths of the night, I pondered

Whilst sitting there, with a pen and paper in my hand, I wrote. —– I hesitated sharing this at first simply because I think it would leave a pious impression however, the reason I am posting this is because I want others to realize that these kinds of thoughts, emotions, and ideas exist. None of it is fake. When someone says, ‘Yeah, I could not … Continue reading In the depths of the night, I pondered

Ramadhan Diary ~ I’tekaf

I wrote about the aches in my heart and I wrote about the stinging thoughts in my mind, all of which questioned: ‘Why?’. —– I’tekaf, is a practice that was observed by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) during the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Generally, one secludes himself or herself from the world by remembering Allah … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ I’tekaf

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Eight – Day Twenty Five: Blessings

“[A]nd if you try to count the favours of Allah, you will not be able to number them…” [14:35], [16:19] —– Look up, look around, look down. What do you see? If you see chaos and destruction, look a little closer. If you see mind bobbling beauties, look a little closer. The last few weeks, 17 days to be exact, have been quite reflective. From … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Eight – Day Twenty Five: Blessings

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Seven: Anger

If you are calm whilst standing in the centre of a terrible storm, you can handle anything. —– My Aunt and Uncle have grown quite fond of me and I dislike it, a lot. They speak good of me way too often and one of the things they admire about me is how calm and controlling I can be with my anger. Truth is, I … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Seven: Anger

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Six: Concentration

When you lose focus, you can either struggle, experience luck, learn something new, or experience everything all at once. —– Whilst offering my prayers in congregation, out the corner of my eye, I saw my cellphone disappear. I was offering my prayers near the curtains that separated the men from the women, thus I had set my cellphone near there as well. Once the last … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Six: Concentration

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Five: Children

Loving one child is like loving an entire generation. —– As I sat beside a little girl’s bed, I looked around. Right there and then at the hospital, I realized how a mother worries, I realized how a child struggles, I realized how long an hour was, and I realized how truly grateful I should be for my body, mind, and heart. I also realized how significant … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Five: Children

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Four: Company

Whether it be the young or the elderly, each craft an atmosphere of love and friendship. —– Being in a different environment, surrounded by different people, is eye opening beyond imagination. During my stay here in England, I have come to realize how little I thought of the world. Since the day I landed, I have met many kind, intelligent, and unique people who have touched … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Four: Company

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Three: Prayer

When in trouble, pray. When in peace, pray. —– On the way to Birmingham today with my Aunt and Uncle, my Uncle shared some insightful passages that has stuck with me since. He advised me of two things: 1. Pray for others first before you pray for yourself. When offering prayer, think not of yourself and indulge not into asking God Almighty for what you … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Three: Prayer

Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Two: Righteous

Accompanying yourself with those who wish to be better, will rub off onto you and change you in ways you cannot imagine —– My journey throughout this lifetime consists of the destruction and construction of my character. I am trying to be the best individual I can be before the time of my death arrives; in no circumstance do I wish to leave this world … Continue reading Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Two: Righteous