It’s a wrap

Poetry

It’s that time of the year… where everyone seems to look back and think about resolutions made at the dawn of 2019…

It seems like yesterday that I wrote a post on What a year it’s been! and here I am 12 months later…

This post is actually “Take2” of “It’s a wrap! Take 1 alas, I forgot to save 😔

The Need of the Hour

Poetry

At this tragic time enveloping my beautiful isle – we’ve all been reduced to “keyboard warriors“.

Google describes a keyboard warrior as:

 “A person who behaves aggressively and/or in an inflammatory manner in online text-based discussion media

I dislike the term aggressively or in an inflammatory manner! There’s no need for aggression and ignition of any sort!

Instead, to me a keyboard warrior is someone who resorts to expressing their feelings and opinions using words as a tool – no need to rebuke or ignite!

It’s peace all the way 😊

Eeman Booster – III

geography, Ramblings, Travels

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said, “My Lord! Show me how You give life to the dead.” He (Allah) said: “Do you not believe?” He [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: “Yes (I believe), but to be stronger in Faith.” ….

(Surah Baqarah : Verse 260)

Certainly we believe in Him who created us and all that exists. But occasionally witnessing the marvels of His creations, their synchrony, their might and power gives us that eeman boosting moment where, as Prophet Abraham said it enables us to be stronger in faith and affirm our faith in He who created us and all that exists.

#TBT to Motherhood

Parenting, Poetry

New mum –

I was one once!

I realize the excitement, the ardor, the need for the “best”.

The best of everything that we can possibly give them and surround them with.

A post which made me go down memory lane- 13 years down memory lane.

Alhamdulillah for those souls that give us both joy and drive us insane. 🙂

Eeman Boosters- 1

geography, Knowledge, Ramblings

As Muslims we believe that everything happens according to Allah’s plan and will. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my teaching Geography would have a relation/ connection on my faith to the Almighty.

I never thought that it could increase my Eeman

I never thought that I would appreciate this faith so much

I never imagined that it could lead me to affirming my Rabb’s Lordship

Certainly

أشهد أن لا إله الله و أشهد أن محمد عبده و رسـوله

I attest that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.

SubhanaAllah.

Alhamdulillah!

Family, Ramblings

“An attitude of gratitude”

We all have those good days and bad days. I’d like to think we are allowed to- after all that’s what makes us human. Like many of you out there, we always always find something or the other to make us annoyed and fret about.  So like you out there, reading this post – ironically in between all those mooning and moaning I do spit out Alhamdulillah as often as I remember.

The power of Intention

Poetry

When the soles of your feet scream

When every step you take

Is amidst great pain

And yet

You keep going

It’s because – you have purpose.

When your to-do list overflows

When every chore you attend

Gives you immense satisfaction

And Yet

The list shows no sign of abating

You keep going

It’s because – you have purpose

Keep going little one,

The road may seem unwinding

The path may seem daunting,

Never ending and intimidating.

Keep going little one,

What matters is – that you keep going

Though the steps may seem to falter

Though the tread may be at snails pace

Keep going

Because – you have purpose.

Sleep well, little one

You need to rest.

Sleep well, little one

There’s much to do.

Sleep well, little one

Rest if you must

But give up not.

For you – have purpose.

The New Normal…

Poetry, Ramblings

Much has changed because of Covid.

It’s highlighted the joys of the simple and the mundane.

It’s highlighted how much we took for granted…

The value of water will only be known when the well goes dry…

I’ve gotten so used to praying at home

I’ve almost forgotten how it was to go the masjid

I’ve gotten so used to buying online

I’ve almost forgotten how it feels to go shopping

I’ve gotten so used to learning from home

I’ve almost forgotten my journeys to school

I’ve gotten so used to teaching from home

I’ve almost forgotten how my classroom looked like

I’ve gotten so used to staying indoors

I’ve almost forgotten how bad the traffic can be

How brutal the heat is

I’ve gotten so used to this new normal

It seems sad

how much

I took life’s simple joys for granted.

December 2020

Relax

Poetry

Breathe in

Breathe out

Take it a day at a time

Though tasks seem overwhelming

Though tasks seem never ending

And you find yourself swimming

Struggling hard to stay afloat

And simply not drown.

The rush will subside

Take it a day at a time

Breathe in

Breathe out

With hardship comes ease.

With difficulty comes relief.

Worry not

Fret not

Breathe in

Breathe out

With divine aid and blessings

YOU shall be fine!