Ramadan Mubarak


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Ramadan Mabrook, Ramzan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem to everybody reading this. Say it a million different ways, but the sentiment remains the same, the holy month of Ramadan is here, full of its Blessings. Such a kind, generous month gifted by our Kindest and Loving Creator, Allah. ♥
This Ramadan i wish for peace in our country and in the world, for peace to our Palestinian, Kashmiri, Syrian and Burmese brothers and sisters and all other people in the world fighting their own battles whether on the personal front or to protect their rights.
I pray that our emaan (belief) increases and our taqwa ( God-consciousness) becomes more potent, that we learn to be steadfast in our prayers ( which is sadly a struggle for some of us), that our families come closer in bonding through the Sehars and Iftars, that we take full advantage of the odd nights and Allah bestows us the gift of Laylat-ul-Qadr, that we kill our nafs for the better, that we learn to be more patient and curb our anger and that we become better Muslims and Human Beings.
May we remember the example of the Prophet (saw) and utilize the best of manners when dealing with those who are different from us and may we exemplify the revelation of Allah (swt) in all our daily routines. Ameen. Thumma Ameen.
Here’s to wonderful Sehris, Iftaris, Prayers and Smiles and the hope that we will not lose our cool and temper at people around us and here is to spirituality, remembrance of our Creator, Zakat and taking care of the underprivileged around us. ♥ Please remember me and my family and my late brother, Abdur Rahman in your prayers. ♥ Thank you and God Bless. :)
 
*Yay* So excited. :)
All my prayers,
S.
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The Ninth Annual Brass Crescent Awards


Not much to say, except i wish i was good enough to even get nominated. Can someone nominate me? They say if you don’t ask, you don’t get?

:)

see relevant url here.

Instinct


Trust your instincts. Always trust your instincts. They are seldom wrong and will always save you unnecessary trouble.

If someone asks you to go against your instincts, don’t let them. It does not mean good. If anything can go wrong, it will.

Hold your ground.

There’s a reason, your heart is saying no or yes to a particular situation. You may not understand the logic initially, but sooner or later, it will be all there in black and white for you to see.

Trust your instincts.

Begging- a solution?


A few days back, stepping out of a cafe situated in the narrow lanes of Zamzama, a rather loud voice made acquaintance with my ear drums. The voice belonged to a young girl telling a story by heart. It was a story that was not mere narration but had the added advantage of emotion and adjustable volume and expression. To make a long story short, the girl was relaying the story of her younger brother lying on a cart pushed by her parents. His leg was deformed and the girl was pleading that somebody help her and her family and give her money so that she could get her brother treated.

My heart immediately went out to her and I wanted to rush and help her family. But I was stopped by an all-knowing voice who told me:

–          Notice how confident she is.

–          Notice how she is cleverly evoking emotions off you.

–          Notice how instead of her parents working hard and going to well known charities for help, they are choosing to make a spectacle of their son and walk in the streets.

–          Why don’t you go and try to take the boy to the hospital and pay for all expenses…  See how this family will respond then…?

They are cleverly taking money off naive folks like you instead of working hard in a halal fashion to get their son treated or to go to the right people because of course common sense tells you that help will miraculously arrive in the streets of Zamzama where women are flitting in and out of designer boutiques and shoe stores.

*gulp* :o(

And I realize giving money is not always the solution.