PURPOSE OF LIFE

Shaykh Mendes shared in his talk that Allah has given each and everyone of us a purpose in life. It is our duty to seek our true purpose. More often than not, doing what makes us happy is our reason for living. Our responsibility is to make our goal in life to be of a service to Allah.

Alhamdulillah, I have found my purpose. I believe that I wasn’t named “Nadhirah” by coincident. From the very beginning Allah has placed my purpose in life in my own name, which means, radiance. This itself, is just so beautiful. I hope with my presence I can bring happiness and calmness that gives gratitude to Allah and his Messenger, InshaaAllah.

And I would like to take this opportunity to seek your prayers. I have just submitted my application to pursue my education in counselling, hence, I hope anyone who reads this, put their hands together and make du’a for me. InshaaAllah!

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

PROPHETIC PARENTING

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Alhamdulillah. I have always held tightly onto my belief that children need to grow holistically. Yesterday I had the opportunity to learn and have more insights on the Prophetic parenting. It is good to know that our current early childhood management theories and practices are in line with the Prophetic parenting. The only missing portion would be molding the spiritual being of the child.

I’ve benefited much from this workshop, Alhamdulillah. Although I do not have any children, nor am I married, I believe that with this knowledge I am able to put it to good use for the youths and children I am working with, InshaaAllah.

May Allah bless you and your family, whoever you may be.

P.S: Shaykh Mendes was such a great speaker. I think I am in love. hahahaha.

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 (:

 

STEPPING STONE

Family ❤

Alhamdulillah! I am currently in my hostel in UNMC. Thank you for all your prayers, farewell msges, gifts, hugs and love. I really appreciate them so much. If you are wondering how I feel, I survived an emotional turmoil. From the pre-trip to the trip itself and the post-trip. It felt really horrible. If possible, I never want to experience that feeling ever again. The feeling of regret and leaving something behind. The parting phase was pretty intense, I got it bad. It was like the separation anxiety I had when I was in my early childhood came back. I just couldn’t stop whining to myself, sighing and crying. It got worst when I entered my hostel alone.

Last night, given the lonely setting, I really wanted to bawl. But I stopped and reflected what happened that day. How I actually didn’t get lost while searching for my luggage at KLIA, how people were so nice to me and answered my every question, how responsive the staff here in UNMC were. They were all tell-tale signs that, everything’s going to be fine. And why was it possible? Because He planned it out all for me. When I almost lost my way around, He showed me the way. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah! Berkat doa kalian juga (‘: After the reflection, I realised, I must stop being all sad and depressed and start living my dream, achieve my goals, attain the knowledge in the path He has created for me. That’s when I knew, I survived the emotional turmoil.

Alhamdulillah, the aftermath of the entire emotional turmoil/reflection was good. I had my induction today and met so many nice new people from all over the world. I met people from Bahrain, Maldives, Oman and Indonesia. Oh yes, of course Malaysians. They’re really nice! One of them actually accompanied me to register my application and the other walked around campus with me. Felt nice to meet new people whom you can just communicate with. We’re even planning to go down to Tesco together! Can’t wait to explore the area. But I hope this confidence I have will be a stepping stone and not just a one off thing. So that’s about it, regarding my well being.

Let me share with you some details about UNMC. Mainly the perks first, since I have yet to find out more about the school. So far, I am really in love with the teaching approach. It’s mainly small group teaching (and I am an advocate for small group teachings!). We have lectures, which is equivalent to tutorials since there’s like less than 30 of us in a cohort. We’re each assigned to a personal tutor, whom we can regard as a buddy who will help us in both our welfare and academic. It’s really simple to navigate our way around the school. The structure of the school is like TP’s, and there isn’t any hills. The school banned alcohol and non-halal food on campus (I love Malaysia for this). The lecturers actually encouraged us to find our future spouse! As tempted as I might be, I really don’t want to focus my energy on ‘my feelings’, because it gets tiring as I grow older. (I don’t know how I am going to get married in 3/4 years to come!!! Oh, no, no, don’t worry, Allah knows best. hahaha) Though I cannot deny that there are many oh so good looking Arabs and British around here.

Once again, I would like to thank every single one of you who have bid me farewell regardless the mediums used, be it physical or virtual. I am so blessed to have a friend like all of you, you have no idea. And I am especially more grateful and thank you to all my family members who’ve always supported me in any ways possible. So very blessed to have such a wonderful loving, funny family whom I can count on anytime, any day, anywhere ❤

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

DOCTOR, PERHAPS?

Ya Allah, saya teramat sangat rindu Ramadhan ): InshaaAllah, kami semua dapat bertemu dengan Ramadhan yang akan datang tahun depan. Ameen. 

As of now, I am just counting down the days till school starts. People keep asking me, what are my thoughts and feelings about school starting. I honestly, don’t know. I feel nothing as of now. I am really excited for school to start again, to be learning something new, to be able to lead a hectic schooling life, to actually be busy with my brains. But other than that, I feel nothing. Or maybe, I refuse to feel something. For if I did, I might just bawl like a baby.

Being away from family and friends, I don’t even dare to indulge in the thought of it. But, then again, I am just going to Malaysia and I am very confident that I will excel, InshaaAllah. This time, I am very pumped to do my best. Make sure that there is no space for regret.

Ya Allah, I just can’t believe I am going to start another new journey. I wouldn’t know where my destination will be in this world, but InshaaAllah, I will find it slowly. I actually have thoughts to be a doctor. Jeng jeng jenggggggg! It’s like a childhood dream, for almost everyone I’d say. But I don’t know. I want to get married in three years time, but at the same time, I still want to further my studies. It’s okay, I’ll take a step at a time. Allah knows best!

And I am serious about wanting to get married in three years time. Really no kidding. But that is of course if Allah presents me with my other half, if not, I will move on with life, without any heartbreaks. If he is meant for me he will be, InshaaAllah. Doakan lah saya ye sesiapa yang baca blog saya yang tak seberapa! Terima kasih! ^^

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

TEAM FNB

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NPMSS PLUG IN FOC 2013 TEAM FNB: Fiq, Ama, Isa, Madey. Sayang lah sangat dengan korang!

Alhamdulillah! So blessed to be given a chance to be part of Plug In 2013 again, in Team FnB! Many new friendships were forged and old friendships strengthened throughout this journey. It’s really unfortunate that I am only able to attend for a day in the actually camp. Though I badly wanted to go for all three days. But Allah has his reasons. Nonetheless, I really love our team, our spirit.

With every job at hand, it was never easy, but we made it a point to make it fun. Every single second spent with the team was all filled with joy and laughter. We all played our roles well. Everyone was being so enthusiastic and helpful despite feeling tired and fatigue. Marha marha team FnB!

May Allah bless our friendship till Jannah, InshaaAllah, Ameen! ❤