Watch this inspirational video of a 20-year old Ahmad Ammar Ahmad Azam who passed away due to an accident and later buried among the awliya just very recently. May we be inspired of his good deeds and akhlak in our effort to strive to be better every single day.
There is no goodbye when it comes to friendships. It grows when something else ends, and it grows with value.
It takes alot to heal and healing is a process. We heal through series of falling and bouncing back from our heartbreaks but I feel the first step to the entire process is to accept the fact that things are not meant to be; and that itself encompasses a whole lot of acceptance – admitting that it’s not entirely your fault and not entirely the person’s fault either, it is a reminder not to do the same to someone else, it is a perfect pain for our past mistakes, it is the most important tool for us to learn and learn the hard way (because all other reminders and signs hasn’t work for us). Being numb may not necessarily mean it has stopped but it could also been surpressed and may not confirm healing because pain is pain – there is a possibility of appearing back.
We are often soothed with things like “it’s his loss, not yours” but we failed to realise feeding our ego and nafs won’t work most of the time.
It will take alot to get up and move from the rut, meet new friends (not rebound), surround ourselves with new environment, take a break, break barriers and not to feel victimised.
Healing from past heartbreaks, and burnt bridges was not easy but I am grateful to look back how beautifully orchestrated it is now that those broken friendships have been healed and we have gained a whole lot more in the process, Alhamdulillah.
An injury may need many steps of healing and in that process we notice some things won’t function the same way as before and even that is still Alhamdulillah – because all is not lost and by that it means the mercy of Allah is not lost in our journey of losing parts of our dunya.
It is through His mercy we realised there is hope even after we have slipped from remembering His greatness in our attachment to dunya.
When you have run out of gift ideas, bake a cookie! Got this recipe from Ovenhaven whom I have followed religiously in Instagram. Baked + packed 27 cookies for husband for his colleagues since today is the last day of school. There is something really special about personalised and customized gifts. Love doing it ever since I embarked in this newly-housewife journey (Day 15 today)
Truly, starting over is the best way to go (and grow)
We mistook success through comparison (with our current state) and quickly measure with the number of achievements one gain. Victory is not by how often we achieve, but how we got back up when we fail. May we be among those who always remember our purpose and not lose sight of it.
The ‘D is for DINAR & DIRHAM’ children’s book will be sold at Booth #51 Jawara Dinar Dirham Malaysia, at the Malaysia Islamic Children’s Fair, Shah Alam Convention Centre, 22-24 Nov 2013. We will also be conducting exciting games related to this book!
This book is initiated by my lovely sisters, Kak Nour Fatima with illustration by Nurul Nadia Ramlee.