I’m not sure who still reads this blog or knows or cares of its existence. But I want to end off this blog with a final post.
Alhamdulilah I have had the pleasure of being here for many years. This blog was with me through my undergrad at U of T. It was home, but it’s no serving that purpose. There is a huge part of who I used to be and who I am currently stored within these pages. So this blog won’t be deleted. But it has served its purpose.
If there is anyone on here who would like to keep in touch, I will do so with my new blog/website.
It’s been swell here. But it’s time to continue on.
Salam & Best Wishes,
On a whim I decided to work on my balcony. No work was done but just watched the sky do this. (at Home)
"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."
-Brené Brown (at Fort Henry)
So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans,
Holding me closer til our eyes meet,
You wont ever be alone… Wait for me to come home.
A post fajr reflection moment.
An interesting way to look at gadr, (at least for example for peope like myself who find the unknown scary), is that Allah has written all these different experiences for us, good and bad, each with it’s own lesson and blessing and benefit. Rather than being afraid of what’s written, if one sees it as unknown opportunities, then it’s in a way exciting. Still scary because it is unknown. But even concerning the hard moments, verily with hardship there is ease. Allah says he only tests us with what we can handle. We are rewarded for every good, but also compensated for every sacrifice. So one is winning either way.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “He who is victorious over his passion at the time of anger is the strongest among you. He who forgives having the power to release (his anger and take revenge) is the most patient among you.” (a-Baihaqi in Shu’ab al-Imaan)
There is no happiness here.
MSA Annual Iftar
T’was amazing and was great seeing friends. Current MSA team, y’all are quite spectacular. (at University of Toronto)