Posts Tagged ‘life’

My Hijab, My Reminder

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My Hijab, My Reminder

Our preoccupation with life gets in the way of our dedication to religion. Our “life” gets in the way of salat. Our “life” gets in the way of remembering Allah ta’ala. Our day may revolve around our education, our children, our parents, our wants, our earnings. Our busy days often distract us from our true purpose, pleasing Allah.

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My Heart Kaleidoscope

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My Heart Kaleidoscope

That day was an eclipse of my heart kaleidoscope. The word kaleidoscope is derived from Ancient Greek and literally translates as “observer of beautiful forms”. One looks through one end of the kaleidoscope while light enters the other end and mirrors reflect images of startling juxtapositions. Some enchant you with a sea of patterned colors while others entrap your worries in a whimsical world of beauty.

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If Tomorrow Never Comes

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If Tomorrow Never Comes

The hijab is not just a covering to me. It is a reminder to me that I belong to Allah and to Him I will return. That He is my Creator and I have to respect that which he has entrusted me to care for – myself. It is such a simple concept and yet as a twenty year old, it was not a concept that I was keen to think about. At twenty, life was so full of excitement and new experiences and adventure. There was just too much to do – college assignments and research, my social life and family commitments. Islam was part of my life too but it was just the basics that I did to fulfill my belief. I only thought that I was alive and I was living it. But really I was still asleep.

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