Finding Sakina (Tranquility) in Supplication

When du’as (supplications) are answered, life halts and feels almost fragile. The solace it brings is a gentle [Divine] nudge: that your endured pains have never existed. What an incomparable gift. *** Dear God, In times of distress, I’ve learned that stability is a blessing. That soundness of mind provides you with a complete consciousnessContinue reading “Finding Sakina (Tranquility) in Supplication”

Light Is a Gift & a Mercy

At a point in my life where I was feeling extremely low, I would sometimes go to the nearby masjid just to feel some sort of peace. I would go alone and attempt to avoid any interactions. I would try my best to slow down the negative thoughts that ran through my head. Doing thisContinue reading “Light Is a Gift & a Mercy”

Steadfastness Is Our Superpower

I often used to wonder why people lost faith until I realized how easy it was to do so.  It’s so easy to fall off the right path. It’s easy to stop doing the right things, indulge and follow our desires. Having the freedom to choose between right or wrong is difficult. I honestly sometimesContinue reading “Steadfastness Is Our Superpower”

Your Comfort Zone Is a Mindset

For the last couple of years, I’ve been feeling as though I’ve been oddly stuck in a sheltered bubble. Everything that bubble encompassed has undeniably shaped my mind and character. Surrounding myself around things that were comfortable, has set limits on myself and what I can be. It has done more harm than good. Realizing this reality,Continue reading “Your Comfort Zone Is a Mindset”

Honing Your Spiritual Wisdom In Times of Despair

When you beg for Allah to guide you in a matter, you may not always perceive His response to be clear. Your understanding may be distorted by your desires, or your eyes may be blind to the truth that He has unveiled in front of you. But Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), He is everContinue reading “Honing Your Spiritual Wisdom In Times of Despair”

Reconciling with Doing Something I Love & Feeling Unappreciated

There had been something in my life that I absolutely loved to do. I was excited to jump out of bed hours early just to plan out the day. I would go above and beyond the expectations because it made me beam with happiness inside. Sometimes, the things I would do would be unnecessary andContinue reading “Reconciling with Doing Something I Love & Feeling Unappreciated”

Beauty in Hardship: Faith

A man spoke of the Syrian refugee crisis. He wondered why so many of the refugees relied on God’s help. Why they had faith. His heart ached. He angrily proclaimed that God wasn’t there. That the Syrians were crying out to no one, Praying to a God who didn’t care enough to relieve them ofContinue reading “Beauty in Hardship: Faith”

inevitability

All these years of existence boiled down to the one event I feared most. I always prayed for this to never occur. This was my biggest fear. I don’t know how to feel anything else besides sadness. I want to fix things. I always do. People tell me I’m too optimistic. I always want to pushContinue reading “inevitability”