Wind

Poetry

A cool wind that takes the fatigue away

A cool breeze to ease the worries away

A smile to show that here I contently lay

As the wind continues to blow my way

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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.

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.

Fortunate or unfortunate…?

Poetry

The chirp of birds

Signaling dawn

I sneak a peek

But it’s still dark.

Why o bird can’t you sleep

For a little while longer

And wake me up a little while later

I try to sleep

But in guilt I wallow

My conscience cajoling

To wake and reap

The blessings abundant

But in my mind

I fear the chores

Lined up if I begin my day

A little while longer

A quick snooze

I keep beguiling

Until the times passed

How fortunate I am

To wake to the sound of chirping birds

How unfortunate I am

In being unable to reap the benefit of this blessed time.

I keep thinking

I must change

I keep saying

I must rise

And then I read how the sins of mine

Prevent me from benefiting that time.

Oh my Rabb protect me from the whispering of the Shayateen.

How will I know…?

Poetry

How will I know you are one of us

If you don’t greet me with the “salam” divine?

How will I know my sister in Islam

When your attire does not define?

When your manners do not set you apart?

When in your etiquettes I see nothing refined?

How will I know my brother in faith

When your past times all contrary

When to miss a salah you show no worry

How will I know you are from my tribe

If in your speech I see no “in sha Allah

How will I know you are my sister in faith

When after your sneeze I hear no “Alhamdulillah

How will I know the beliefs behind

when calamity falls I hear no “inna lillah“!

How will I know?

Why should you know you may ask?

My faiths between my Allah and me!

So you are misled by the devil

For if you believe

Why hide it?

Are you ashamed to be called outdated

Are you afraid to lose popularity gained

So show that faith and exalt thy God!

July 2019