Im having a career crisis - im not even in the mid of my career ( try 3 years down the track only!) and Im tired. I guess its because I am confused about what I want.Or what I though I wanted wasn’t quite right anymore :(
Monday, December 11, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
I had the most fabulous weekend- I spent the weekend babysitting my 9 year old sister Sumayya and we had a wonderful time! It was scary in that I had a responsibility towards her - and she got sick and i had to nurse her at night - and if I might say so myself, I think I did pretty fine! Alhamdulillah, she is an angel so it made it that much easier to handle! We went out, did shopping , did all her favorite things ( ok , so i spoilt her!). I surprised myself by being so patient and giving and always wanting to make sure she was happy and ok. But I also learnt that it was a different life having kids...they need your time and attention and all your activities for the weekend revolve around them! It was probably easier this weekend because my husband was away so I COULD give up all my time for her! But after this w/end I respect single mothers who do it by themselves- its not easy driving around, managing the house, working all by yourself- so heres to single mothers!
Friday, November 17, 2006
If I ever felt Allahs presence and love, it was now. I had a procedure done in hospital recently and I had so much faith in Allah that Alhamdulillah, I had so little pain and I recovered so well! People cannot believe me when I say that it went so well with so little pain and discomfort.
Everything happens for a reason , that’s for sure. It also allowed me time off from work to be at home and so things I would never had a chance to do - I relaxed, I organised myself, I cleaned up the house and I had a glorious time, Alhamdulillah.
Why cant we always just trust in Allah? He always wants the best for us.
Friday, November 10, 2006
~* Bismillah *~
~* Bismillah *~
PRAYER BEFORE WORK…
Allah, as I enter this work place,
I bring Your presence with me.
I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your perfect order into this office.
I acknowledge Your power over all that
will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.
Allah, I thank You for the gifts You have blessed me with.
I commit to using them responsibly in Your honour.
Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job.
Bless my projects, ideas, and energy, so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring You glory.
Allah when I am confused, guide me.
When I am weary, energise me. When I am burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Noor.
May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy, and a smile to all that I come in contact with today.
And, Ya Allah, when I leave this place, give me traveling mercy.
Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.
Allah, I thank you for everything You've done, everything You're doing, and everything You're going to do.
In the Name of Allah I pray, with much love and Thanksgiving..... Ameen.
Never think that Allah’s delays are His denials.
Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
My husband has taught me something very useful called affirmations. We both have a notebook where we write down our goals and affirmations every time we feel them - Inshallah this will help us get closer to realising them as we think positively!
So My Main Affirmation for today is :
I WILL visit Makkah/ Madinah next year
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I have had so many thoughts that I wanted to post recently but they keep getting stale cos I have had no time to post them!
So pardon my Ramadaan post – it might be late but still so important to me!
Suhoor at Steers (18 October 2006)
My enjoyment of Ramadaan has blessed me in another way – I am really feeling more & more stronger towards rejecting the Western way of living, Alhamdulillah.You see Im surrounded by it daily at work and often I completely take for granted how much of their lives I’m unwittingly exposed to. Sometimes I feel left out , like I was the boring one and maybe there was something wrong with me almost.
And so I get to what happened at Suhoor at Steers. There were so many families eating suhoor at the restaurant. There’s something so fine about knowing that everyone there was there for the same purpose of eating suhoor for the fast, we were all going to go home to read Fajr and then we all will fast the next day. And also at the restaurant at 3:30 am there some drunken Non Muslim girls with a guy. They were so out of place in this restaurant where everyone else was partaking in a blessed practice of Suhoor for the fast the next day. And WE Muslims were not the odd ones out! At that time, I really appreciated the Muslim way of life!
So by being so immersed into Islam this Ramadaan by listening to Radio Alansaar, forgetting about music and TV and being involved with Muslims overseas via blogging ; that being around non Muslims has for the first time felt strange for me! Woohoo! Subhanallah! And what amplified it was a guest from Jeddah who made us so jealous about living in Jeddah (which btw is 45 mins from Makkah! J) Anyway he was telling us about Ramadaan in Muslim countries- how the canteen is closed and non Muslims are the minority so eating is just not happening in Ramadaan – how cool is that? No more having to salivate when looking at the delicious strirfrys being made – or smelling the yummy cake being baked in the building! There’s so much unity when most people in a country are all fasting at the same time.
I would love to experience Ramadaan in a Muslim country Inshallah one day. But for now I’m in a non Muslim country so im going to make the best of it – and enjoy being a Proudly South African Muslimah!
Muslimah 4 life, Inshallah
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I learnt a very valuable lesson this Ramadaan (well I learnt many lessons but this is my favourite!) I learnt to trust in Allah. And you know what, it felt so good! After all , that’s what Hes there for , and that’s what He wants us to do. There was something that wasn’t working out for me and either I would have lost a lot of money or I would have got my money back but wouldn’t have received the items I wanted so badly and chose so specially. Whilst this may have been on a simple material level, it could very well apply to any situation in life. So anyway I felt so helpless but then I had hope because of Allah – I prayed to Him for guidance, I submitted to Him to decide for me which outcome was better and I promised Him that I would be happy with either way. So I tied my camel and left the rest up to Him. And it felt so good, Alhamdulillah!
And so Allah decided for me that receiving the items was better for me. But I had such strong faith in Him that I would have been happy with either decision. A thought I love to live by is that whenever I am disappointed, or I missed something I think to myself
“Allah has saved me from something worse”
and that really gets me by, Alhamdulillah.
Keeping the faith,
Friday, October 13, 2006
I'm so excited to enter the blogging world (at long last!). Inshallah, I want to learn, talk, meet new people and have fun. I want to connect to Muslimahs all over the world and unite and show the world that we have Girl Power because we are Muslims!
Till next time...