GOLDEN NUGGETS

Chanced upon two pieces of write up shared by a dear friend. In these two writings, there were two golden nuggets (because I just ate a nugget) that I took away.

If someone thanks you, know that he thanks for Allah. He is not offering thanks to your ego. Stay on the outside of this transaction; you are nothing more than a facilitator, in this transaction, a facilitator of this gratitude between the seeker and the Sought, between the servant and the Master.

Taken from HERE.

The more physical light we have, the more we’re able to see. Likewise, the more spiritual light in your heart, the more of the spiritual world we’re able to see. And this is the objective, the primary benefit of Islamic belief, Islamic law, and Islamic spirituality (Iman, Islam, and Ihsan), of knowing the signs of the Day of Judgment – so that more Light comes into your heart so that you can see the world as it truly is, and you can understand the Universe as it truly is.

Taken from HERE.

In a nutshell, these two articles talked about believers as only a vassal in this world that relays the greatness of Allah and about how we are able to understand our true existence by increasing the spiritual light in our hearts.

Everyone should read these articles. I had such an enlightening moment and realised how little my presence is in the world the Al-Mighty created. SubhanAllah. May Allah bless us with sincere hearts and right intention to serve and obey His commands and may He bless you and your family, whoever you may be (:

FEMINISM

Feminism is about gender equality. But can men and women ever be equal? Just like how you aren’t able to judge the ability of a fish to climb trees, it’s cynical to say men and women should be equal.

Women nowadays are driven, I applaud. But men and women can never equal, even biologically we are very much different. However, we often forget that in Islam, men are the maintainers of women as women holds a much more hefty responsibility of raising the children of the future.

Women shouldn’t be scared to take a step back and focus on themselves, building their Iman. We are talking about shaping the future generation and it is our duty as women to teach our young boys the importance of respecting women and protecting them, not because women are weak, but out of respect for women.

We do not need gender equality. We need the Ummah to know their responsibilities as a man and a woman. Honestly, I am not entirely sure of what exactly is my responsibility as a woman but InshaaAllah, learning about the lives of the wives of the Prophets will give me an insight.

InshaaAllah I will share more about what it means to be a woman in my next post. In the meantime, girls, let’s chill okay. May Allah bless you and your family, whoever you may be (:

 

SUPPRESSION

“If you can’t remember some memories based on your emotions, then you might have problems. You might be suppressing memories or emotions”.

When I heard that, I almost weeped. Almost. It felt as though all these years I have suppressed something inside me, my deepest darkest memories. When we were told to recall those dark memories, I almost break. Almost. I cannot. If I were to let the memories loose, I won’t ever have a piece of mind. It is best kept inside, deep down inside where no one could see or tell what I went through.

At the very least, I always have my faith to hold on to. without my faith, honestly I don’t think I will be where I am today. Alhamdulillah. Whatever I am suppressing, I think I can still continue doing so, for as long as I have my faith strongly with me.

 

CONFESSION

Last year, I plucked the courage to confess to someone I’ve had feelings for. And of course my feelings were not reciprocated. I knew that’d happen, but I still went ahead to express my feelings. I am thankful that he nicely rejected my feelings. But I cannot deny that sadness engulfed me, though I clearly believe that everything happens for a reason.

If you asked me whether I regret confessing, my answer would be no. If I am placed in the situation repeatedly, I would still make the same decision. He’s such an amazing man, whom I have so much respect for. The only reason for my confession was because, I knew that he’d be great father to my future children.

Maybe my thinking might me slightly skewed because I had also hoped that through him, I’d be motivated to be the best person I can be. But I guess, I do not deserve a man like him, who has so much faith and always put religion first, when I am still struggling to be a better Muslimah each day.

I am not sure who’s still reading this blog of mine but, May Allah bless you and your family, whoever you may be.

 

 

I LIKE

I like meeting new people, helping people, building trusts and creating rapport. I am attracted to positivity and I encourage healthy mindset. I love feeling belonged with zero effort to fit in. I like rules, routine, plans and yet, I do like being flexible, laid back and chill.

I like balance.

A little bit of this and that. I love hearing happy stories and I’d still want to hear a fair share of hardships. It’s a little bit of everything that makes me happy. It doesn’t take a lot of carve a smile on my face, really.

I am a cheerful person.

I choose to be cheerful. Being cheerful makes me happy, makes the people around me happy. I like happy, I like smiles, I like laughters. I love smiley old people. They say the darnest things but their vast life experience is so valuable that money can’t buy. And I like making them laugh even when I know they are trying to be serious.

I like my life right now.

Though it is progressing slowly, but they all say slow and steady wins the race. I believe it’s all in the hands of God. All I have to do is continue striving and I know everything will be alright 🙂

SWITZERLAND SOON

Having a set of goals really help me steer in the direction of the future. At the moment, my goals are tightly connected to continuing my experience overseas. Recently I met a wonderful lady from France, but lives in Switzerland. Coincidentally, I have plans to visit Switzerland with my sister at the end of this year. And this wonderful lady invited me to stay at her place for the whole time that I’ll be at Switzerland. How sweet!

Having friends from the country that you visit gives travelling so much more meaning. I am highly anticipating this trip! InshaaAllah, we will be visiting Milan as well as Lyon! Let’s work hard now to be able to make this short term goal a reality!

This list of short term goals that I have is the very reason why I keep striving to do my best. And honestly, work isn’t a burden at all. It’s just physically draining. But Alhamdulillah, I am coping well. I hope to see more progress in the future.

May Allah bless you and your family, whoever you may be (:

COMFORTING INDEPENDENCE

I’ve long stopped pinning expectations on others, for I’m afraid to be let down yet again. Believing and trusting myself makes me more at ease, for I am the only one relying on myself. But, it’s scary how this independence makes me very comfortable with myself that it demotivates me to get out of my comfort zone.

I cannot emphasise more on how much I like being alone. The introvert in me is dominating once again. Somehow it is very comforting. It may be worrying for some, but fret not, I am feeling happy and free.

Away from expectations and away from people. Really just how I like to be.