Wednesday, November 23, 2011

“You sometimes think that you want to disappear, when really you just want to be found”


Normally I would write a post on political issues, or some serious life problems, or just share some wisdom of the Quran or the Ahlulbayt. Sadly, this week I am too exhausted to write anything about anything. Call it procrastination, being caught up with school work, or just…lack of motivation. This week, out of any has been the toughest. It’s come down to the point where I don’t have the energy to carry on without looking back, or even do what I do best: Rant, and make myself feel better. At the end of this week, I just want to pause everything. Then rewind back to the winter of 2006, and fast forward to where ever the happy days are. At the end of this week I have nothing to share with you of my own, but something different for a change:

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If even one of these made you smile, or relax your brows even for a millisecond, it’s mission accomplished for yours truly. :)

Happy Thursday guys!

Stay blessed! x

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

“A state of blur. A flash of lights. A moment of silence”



There’s a picture in my room. A portrait of a man, his wife and two kids, sitting up formally and elegantly straight. Their sparkling smiles looked as if they were painted on. There is something about the happiness and simplicity in the four corners of the portrait, that just doesn’t seem right. There is too much perfection in that picture. More perfection than a family ought to have. The little girl’s hand in her mother’s palm makes a bond too strong to be real. The wisdom in the father’s eyes, seems farfetched. The twinkling youth in the boy’s eyes really tugs at the heartstrings.

Or at least that’s what it looks like after twenty years gone. Familiar faces turn into strangers. What you always thought was something, becomes nothing. Sweet memories converge into bitterness. And as I hold these strange faces near to my heart, a tear makes its way down my cheek and its all gone…once again.


“Do you think it was a suicide?”

“Doesn’t seem that way. All we found was the victim’s body, and this old family portrait”


- Yours Truly

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”



At the end of the day,
after all the work is done;
At the end of the day,
as we watch the setting sun;

After all the trials,
and after all the pain;
After all the struggles,
to make it through the day;

I thank God for peace and rest,
and for little smiles from you;
I thank God for rising stars,
and for little hugs from you;

For there is no blessing,
such as this I found so true:
It’s such a pleasure just walking home
at the end of the day with you!


Breaks are important. After a long stressful month where you may have found yourself at the brink of a sort of “depression”, the best thing to do is to just wind it all down. Forget the yesterday, and don’t try to peak at the tomorrow. Take any tangled strings of thoughts, and scrape them out of your mind. Let everything be a blur at the back of your head, and don’t try to make sense of it, because in all honesty, you will probably drive yourself insane. Close all that needs to be closed: books, laptop, doors, blinds, and your eyes. Just breathe it all out, and live the moments you have in tranquility.

How do you spend your well deserved weekends/holidays?


Happy almost-the-end-of-the-week everybody!

Stay blessed. :)


Title: Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher.

Poem: Author Unkown. Found here

Saturday, November 5, 2011

“Some things and some people in our lives are a blessing, and on this Eid-ul-Adha, let’s pray that they stay forever”




"Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful for Our bounties. We chose him and guided him unto a right path. We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the righteous." (Qur'an 16:120-121)

A very warm and blessed Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters out there. Hope the sacrifices you made this year reach Allah and make you one of the pious mo’mineen in His eyes.

For those of you who had the magnificent opportunity to go for Hajj (Pilgrimage) this year, Insha'Allah your Hajj will be accepted by the Almighty, and you will return to your homes safely with a pure heart and mind full of nothing but the love of Allah (swt).

As for those of us who did not get the opportunity to attend Hajj this year, let’s pray to Allah (swt) that we get that chance soon, so we too can ask for forgiveness and cleanse ourselves from the dirt of our bad deeds and wipe away the dust of the Dunya from our eyes.

Perform Hajj and Umrah rituals in order to be safe and sound, to make a better living for your family and make a better life.” (Imam Zain-ul-Abideen a.s)


Eid mubarak. :)


Yours Truly x