Hearts awakening. 

When we’re blinded by our discontent we fail to see…

How truly fair our Sublime Lord is to thee

Colour or Creed

Privileged  or simple 

whatever you are , whoever you are

No one is ever exempt in the chance to prove their real worth .Let me warn you thou, just be prepared to embrace sorrow ,it’s all in His plan to make us grow.
Hence while you’ll find the concept the same;notice that the worthy tests may differ..

Some are healthy and some are sick

Some have found their centre while some just can’t click

Turn to Allah,it’s a gift you know

Every circumstance will only make you grow.

It’s truly noble when the rich is thankful

It’s truly humbling  when the poor is patient 

These awesome qualities actually open doors -Mercy and Favours inspiringly galore.
The choices we make should be guided by Allah’s pleasure -Reap the rewards from His abundant treasure 

Lets seek our honour by our good intentions ,striving with love to enjoy His special attention 

The pathway to heaven should be our aim ,the race is onn don’t hesitate to train

This world is only but a temporary station,a means to amass an excellent re compensation. 

Look for true love in an unwavering belief , trusting in His Promise and be hopeful in His Mercy , it shall open our eyes to His constant administration. 

 

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Life as it comes.

I’ve come a long long way.The journey through life so far has been educational. Sometimes a little rough,at times crazy, other times downright wonderful, but mostly and i mean this from the bottom of my heart, mostly enlightening. 

This is me.An ordinary stay at home Mum. (i would never assume to call myself a home executive because it almost  feels like I’m embarrassed about whom I am)So as I’ve braved the elements, sun,rain,wind and hail ,my journey seems to be paying off.Just as a car would go for a complete service -engine flush, oil change, wash, vacuum,my heart,mind and body did too.Same old but much much more valuable. 

I made my choices.I chose my role of motherhood (actually that was Divinely decreed for me).I chose to stay at home and bring up my children with proper morals and values.A task more difficult than fighting a war.(Four young adults and a last one on the brink of teenage hood).Yup.No exaggeration. Ask any other parent.

And now as I slide into 5th gear and cruise along I realise that as parents our choices have reflected onto our children in being the people they are today.While our destination, our likes,dislikes are not something we could force upon them, it would ultimately mould them.There have been times when I have been sooo tempted to drive off  and leave them to take a taxi – (well only in my mind ) but I’m so over that now.

I cherish the the importance that they have given me in their life all and I hope to never take it for granted. We may even disagree loads of times but I’m always reassured of their unconditional love.This amazes me.My advice to other flustered Mums….hang in there.Its totally worth it in the end.God willing.

True Love

​I am not a very clever person.Allah SWT has not blessed me with the miracle of by hearting the Quraan Kareem. Nor the ability to quote Hadith. What I do know is that I’m filled with this massive awe for this religion that is total perfection.

Every day I would contemplate the wisdom of every single law n order of Allah SWT. To an outsider with no knowledge we may appear weird and oppressed but thats ok.Its just the outside that we’re judged upon.Now the inside. ….That’s a totally different aspect. As we labour through life trying to find a balance with the way the world wrongly looks at us ….and going about trying our best to please our Beloved…We are ourselves fighting our own inner  battle.

It’s like this major war that’s been constantly fought within yourself, to crush our ego and desires in favour of pleasing Allah SWT  through complete trust in His Decree. Shew!That sounds hectic .But seriously, when u don’t question His guidelines and seek only His pleasure somewhere down the line you will see the wisdom of it all.

So anyway. ..moving onn…. Our Creator loves all of His creations. Black , white , tall , short , Christian or Muslim (or other. ..get my drift? )He can never discriminate between His own handiwork.To love and respect all living organisms is to love and respect Him.

The way to find our focus in life is to find God.Noooo.I don’t mean to check behind every nook and corner.Its to find Him in all of His Greatness…..like when we contemplate the cycle of a mere fruit .Seed – flowers -fruit.Can u imagine the miracle of hundreds of different fruits n vegetables each with its own tastes and smells.Its mind boggling. And what about our bodies with its super powerful built in computer. How does it recognise the vitamins and minerals in the form of the foods we eat. Unreal. The blood in the breast of a nursing  mother turns to milk. It’s totally unfathomable.I would go onn but then you might be tempted to think I’m fanatical.

So yeah…When we find God in all the billion of miracles that we blindly pass by,then only will we realise that true love lies with Him first and foremost. It’s the unique contentment we feel in the way we live.Its certainly not our doing but it comes about by walking the path that has been ordained by the Creator Himself .He has set down the barriers and has promised us a reward in lieu of the sacrifices made on earth .

Most importantly the love we show to God Almighty will never be shunned or undermined.Rather He gives back tenfolds.And Noooo it does not fall from the sky but if you deeply introspect,  you will never be able to count the blessings in our lives  every single day .💚

Tried and Tested -Recipe for Lemon Kabaabs. 

The thing about being a homemaker is looking for ways and means of squeezing as many household hints and advices as possible towards making your life that little bit easier…. 

 I hope that this extremely versatile recipe for these easy peasy lemon kabaabs helps ease the workload and stress that every other homemaker goes through in planning a good meal for themselves or their families. 

Here goes:Lemon Kabaabs. 

4: pieces chicken fillet or (1/2:kg)

1 onion

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 egg

1 slice bread

1 tsp ground green chillies

11/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp ground cumin 

1 tsp baking powder 

dhania 

Process all of the above.

Form either finger shapes or balls.

Fry in shallow oil to pink slightly and seal . Put into pot together with 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 tbls butter and 3-4 tbls lemon juice. Leave to steam.

Can be served with plain chip’s ,salad and paratha. 

Or even on a bed of spaghetti with a home made sauce.

Or in a variety of different other ways.

FINDING YOU

Life is tough

But we labour onn

Some are dealt with unbalanced social circumstances 

But we labour onn

Some are disadvantaged materially 

But we labour onn

Some have /or are born with physical disabilities 

But we labour onn.

Why?…… (And I ask rhetorically )

If you look deeper you will find the answer in the beauty of a Most Merciful Lord.This world is only temporary. We are taught that a day in heaven equals to a 1000 years on earth. More importantly, the the guidelines set by God and the example of our Last n Final Messenger help us to choose the correct path when  faced with decisions in life.

Humans are by nature fickle.Our desires will always come in the way of what’s right . Hence when we walk the path that that has already been determined  we would find no regret looking back.

Then you deal.You deal the best you can in any situation for all the right reasons.The reward of patience and thankfulness become a gift that you have earned because you have overcome your personal struggle.Life becomes more focused 

Then everything becomes bearable.

And we soldier onn.

Looking forward to a truly wonderful hereafter. ..

All grown up.

When my daughter fell pregnant she was super nauseous during her first 3-4 mths.Her iron levels were low and she had an bases that just wouldn’t completely drain.So I told her’,it’s ok.Your nausea will end in a little bit, eat more iron rich foods and the pain of your absess will be gone by the time you give birth.

Towards the end of her pregnancy,  she used to complain of back pain.I told her that the back pain is nothing. You will know real back pain when you go through labour.She experienced extreme labour understood real back pain and off course didn’t die.

During her confinement she suffered with hurtful stitches , uterus pain and whatnot. So I told her ,’physical pain is nothing compared to bringing up children.’

She looked at me and said , ‘Mummy,  every time I complain of something you keep telling me that there’s more to come.When is it all going to end?’

‘Oh my darling, Welcome to WOMANHOOD. ‘   xD 

FALSE HEARTACHE

Oh, was that the sound of my heart breaking?

I feel so sad my body keeps shaking

I thought my tears would never stop leaking

Am I so brave to carry on living

 

Nuh uh uh, I’m wide of the mark

Got it all wrong, original little Miss Mistaken

It was just the echo of a stronger heart building

I feel so glad, I’m worth My Lords tending

 

I see my strength, growing and growing

What seemed so harsh was actually a great blessing

A favor in disguise, an invisible dressing

A path in which my status keeps rising

 

How can I fault this extraordinary system

To shape me into this remarkable Muslim

By which way can strife ever be significant

When what’s been replaced, is much more important.

DEFINING YOU

It’s funny how the roots of evil become so deeply embedded in a person, that it loses its evilness and becomes an acceptable characteristic in modern times. Take for example, SELFISHNESS. This vile characteristic is considered the right of a person in today’s era. Just refer to any mag and they’ll tell you, YOUR RIGHTS, YOUR WANTS, YOUR EVERYTHING. Very rarely would we read about the merits of tolerance, forgiveness or generosity. But then again a modern world with no limits is bound to endorse this attitude.

To those with perspective, boundaries connote an invisible barrier; controlled and civilized. It is important to understand that mankind needs boundaries in every aspect of our lives…

Children: Discipline (boundary) keeps them secure mentally and physically

Teenagers: Firm values teaches them to know their limits

Adults: Morality controls their baser instinct

Religion is an important component in channeling our conscience in striving for good and abstaining from evil. No person can ever over emphasize the role that religion plays in their lives. If we were to take religion literally as well as figuratively we would find that comfort in its stability (Constant values), security (familiar) and focus (attaining heaven).

And in the spiritual belief of the hereafter, the reward of heaven offers us solace in grief as well as the ability to see the miracle of life in birth. If we take the time to ponder, we will undoubtedly understand that there is a BEING higher than anything we can fathom; An ALLAH that inspires loads of love while rousing fear of sin at the same time.

Let us direct our children in encouraging good habits and forbidding bad. Mankind is one. In the words of the greatest man ever “Race, colour or creed does not make one man better than another.”- Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S.A.W)

Use religion to channel your humanity into greater heights.

*peace*

 

 

FAITH

YOU PUT ME IN A CORNER

YOU EXPECTED ME TO FALTER

YOU UNDERESTIMATED THE POWER

I HAVE NO TRUE OTHER

I HAVE MY FAITH

 

ALHAMDULILHI ALA KULLI HAALIN

ALHAMDULILHI ALA KULLI HAAL

 

YOU PUT ME IN A CORNER

YOU TOUGHT I WAS GOING TO COWER

YOU SHOULD HAVE REALIZED THE STRENGTH

THAT WHEN OUR LORD GRANTED CONTENT

HE SENT US A FAVOUR

THAT SO FEW KNOW TO SAVOUR

I ACCEPTED THIS PRECIOUS GIFT

I KNOW PATIENCE HAS ITS MERIT

I HAVE NO TRUE OTHER

I HAVE MY FAITH

 

ALHAMDULILAHI ALA KULLI HAALIN

ALHAMDULILAHI ALA KULLI HAAL

 

IF ONLY YOU KNEW, THE BEAUTY IS WITHIN YOU

SO IN EMBRACING THE TEST, JUST KNOW IT’S FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEST

AND WHEN YOU SUCCEED, KNOW THAT YOUR LORD WILL BE PLEASED

ALTHOUGH LETS DO ACKNOWLEDGE TOO, MAJOR HUMILTY IS DUE

FOR IT’S NOT REALLY ME OR YOU BUT A MASSIVE FAVOUR FROM THE ONE WHOM IS

THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, THE CREATOR OF A COMPLETE WAY OF LIFE

HIS MERCY SHOWS NO CONSTRAINTS, HIS GENEROSITY NEVER RESTRAINTS

 

ALHAMDULILAHI ALA KULLI HAALIN

ALHAMDULILAHI ALA KULLI HAAL

 

OUR PURPOSE IS TO LIVE FOR THE DAY

WHEN FOREVER WILL GRACE

NEITHER RACE NOR CREED

WILL SERVE TO INCREASES OUR DEEDS

RATHER FEAR THE DISPLEASURE OF THE MIGHTY

AND FOLLOW THE STEPS OF HIS ADORED BELOVED

THAT’S VITAL FOR THE REWARD OF JANNAH.SUBHANALLAH.

REASONABLE RANTINGS

*served chilled*

THE TIME: Any time bet 12am-12pm

THE PLACE: Twilight Zone, Surrealistic Str.

THE CRIME: Borderline Britney behavior

THE PERPS: Midi XX/XY chromosomes

THE VICTIMS: Maxi XX/XY chromosomes

THE MISSION: Operation G.M Alert (Good Manners)

Whilst we’re all pretty sure that our children have been inoculated against bad behavior, I would like to recommend that we be injected with a good dose of reality. Television, peer pressure and hero (?) worship are factors that affect the way our children think.

Well-behaved children are not the result of chance. They are certainly not inherited. Nor are good manners hard wired into their DNA. Children learn by copying or modeling. They listen, observe and imitate.*insert crash here*Yup, allowing all those immoral, disrespecting, immodest TV idols into our home appears cool and hip. NOT.

Imitating attention seeking materialistic performers scream disaster on all levels. When you tell that telemarketer on the phone that Dad is not home, when in fact he is, GUESS WHAT? You’re teaching your child that it’s OK to lie. If you’re prone to quarreling, yelling or gossiping… totally acceptable? GET  REAL ! Allowing anger to control us? Like HELLO! NOR-MAL? Nope. Not even close.

Yup people, we’ve zigged when we should have zagged.

So here’s the good news… Let’s not despair. No situation is beyond 911.It all lies in the way we control our children. We do after all have the responsibility of nurturing our scions.  We have to think carefully about what we do or say in front of our children. Parents need to be that huge immovable rock; firm and secure. Let’s all get our ducks in a row. We need to establish our value system (QURAAN AND SUNNAH) because if we’re in pursuit of well –behaved, well-adjusted children, we need to understand that our child’s behavior has a direct correlation to ours.

Staying cool while angry-our child will remain calm when provoked. When we apologize for using bad language, we’re teaching our child to take responsibility for mistakes. If we’re kind and sharing, our child will behave warmly and generously.

No-one said life was supposed to be easy-peasy. I mean pearls aren’t found on the sea shore. The point ultimately is that real success lies in hard work, maintaining barriers and determination. The rewards though, are bound to be amazing in both worlds.