I need to get a dose of tumblr before I proceed with my next task. Hopefully I could get this done by tonight or early morning at the latest, inshaAllah! I haven’t even started packing yet and I’ve about 2 more days to prepare for my UK/Durham trip.. Waku-waku!
Perhaps the thing that you are currently doing is the last thing that would ever appear as your final signature.
Day 136: If you were 12 and looked at yourself in the future, would you be happy?
Honestly, I don’t know. When I was 12, I didn’t really focus on how I was going to be. I was that “go with the flow” kind of person.
Sometimes we think we know really well about a certain person but in fact, we really don’t. Because like the wind, the status of our imaan and hearts just keep changing (directions). Rather than judge, make du’a for them, for all of us. May Allah SWT give us continuous guidance and strengthen our imaan to walk on His path, aameen.
Today has been a long day. 3 family members were involved in a car accident. Alhamdulillah, nobody got hurt… Alhamdulillah, Allah protected them. They’re still in shock but inshaAllah, they will be fine… So many instances that happened to them made me think of this: “So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief.” again and again. SubhanAllah! :’)
Day 135: Is change a good thing?
It depends on the direction of the change. If it’s moving towards the good, then it is a good thing. It is the process towards the change that often confuses us…but believe me, nothing in this Dunya is always easy except that it is being accompanied by difficulties. With every difficulty, there is relief..(94:5)
It’s not that I give up, I just got turned off.
Plus, there are better options out there. Allah’s rezki are just bountiful :)
Day 134: Do you have a reason to smile right now?
Yes, I do. In fact, I have many reasons to smile everyday. Alhamdulillah. Sometimes if I feel sad, I try to fake my smile too, eventually it will become sincere. You should try it :)
Don’t be sad if we lose friends, rather be happy that we gain wisdom.
Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli hal :)
Day 133: If you had to choose between a million dollars or to be able to change a regret, what would you do?
I would choose a million dollars.
I would not change a regret because that ‘regret’ serves as a reminder and a lesson for me. If it wouldn’t be for that regret, I would not be who I am today. It is much priceless than the million dollars.
I would choose a million dollars and would try to put it to a better use. One good example is to create a waqaf-based (islamic) microfinance institution. With so much poverty affecting the world, we could help if not all but so many people from it, inshaAllah :)
If only our eyes could see a mirror of ourselves next to every person we see, there is a high possibility that we keep quiet most of the time. We would be ashamed of our own selves rather than focusing on the flaws and mistakes of others. The truth is, we were just as sinful as others, whom we (negatively) thought that they were ‘worse’ than us.
Astaghfirullah, may Allah SWT forgive us…
Indeed, it is possible to see our own mirror. We actually could plant that mirror in our mind…so long as we constantly remember Him with every breath we take… That Allah SWT and His two angels are looking at us, continuously jotting down our actions, bad and good in our Book of Deeds.
Be careful. Our mirror could be broken into pieces… Although we may not purposely break it…we could be doing it…if we let Iblis and Shaitan into our mind just because their whispers are so soft, so subtle.
A’udhubillahi minasshaitan nirrajeem… I seek refuge in Allah from the Devil.
Plant the mirror by remembering Him often. Prevent the whispers, also by remembering Him often. Polish the mirror with actions, never let it go murky. We clean the mirror, we polish it, we can see it clearly, inshaAllah.
You know what I admire the most in people? Those who perform Fardh Kifayah. May Allah SWT reward them immensely, aameen..
Day 132: Do you believe ex’s can be friends?
I don’t know. I guess it depends on the individual and the circumstance. If it ends in good terms, then maybe they can. Vice versa.
The moment when you are letting go. Something much better comes in. That SubhanAllah feeling.