Tuesday, August 31, 2010

21st Ramadhan 1431 Hijri

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. I have just landed on the 'Land of the Hornbill' - Sarawak.

Sarawak is special to me for many reasons. One is because my late father had served in this state for a decade long so I grew up hearing plenty of stories about its people and places. The length of his service may be immaterial but as a daughter I am proud that he had played a major role in helping some 200 people embraced Islam though he was not a religious scholar. Alhamdulillah, may Allah forgive him and gather his soul with the righteous. Ameen.

Today, I am here to contribute a little something InshaAllah. You know the saying, that deeds don't matter as much as our intentions. Wa niyyaatana niyyatal mukhlisin. May Allah make our intentions pure as those who are sincere. May Allah forgive us for all that we hide or reveal.


Pic credit: OTH

4 comments:

  1. My dear Ezza

    I am leaving for the mosque soon inshallah, I wanted to wish you the best 10 days of Ramadan, I will be thinking of you all along, I have even printed some of your posts and am taking them with me as a beneficial reminder.

    Remember me in your duas.

    May Allah swt bless you much!

    Love, love, love
    R x

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  2. MashaAllah Sister R whom I love for the sake of Allah.

    Surely Allah loves one who purifies herself. So go into seclusion with that in mind. InshaAllah.

    Allahu syahidi
    Allahu naziri
    Allahu ma'e

    Allah is our witness.
    Allah is watching us.
    Allah is with us.

    Love and du'a for you always.
    Ezza

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  3. Salam.

    First of all I would like to say a heartfelt Eid Mubarak to you my dear Ezza. I returned from my Itikaf on Thursday, shukrahamillah. I can say this has been the best Ramadan of my life, subhanallah. I feel honoured and blessed to have experienced the 10 days in its majesty, I was the only girl doing the Itikaf for the whole 10 days, truly Allah swt was my Wali day in and day out, night in and night out. I prayed for you and kept your posts with my during the day: "your heart should be not preocuppied with anything but Him".

    My motivation waned during some of the days but Allah swt carried me through. Allahamdillah, now when I look back I realise I have had a blessed Rajab, Shaban and Ramadan. I feel humbled and simultaneously ashamed when I reflect on my bad deeds of the past, thinking whom I have disobeyed.

    Your new year message comes to mind:
    "Be now, as though you had not been."

    So far my year has been this, I hope this Shawwal comes with just as many blessings. I am afraid now that Ramadan has departed. I am awaiting my monthly cycle to come and go. I feel afraid - partly as I do not think that I will be able to maintain my ibadah. Post Ramadan blues I guess. I feel sad this blessed month has departed. I hope you are well. Looking forward to reading your posts that I have missed. Thank you for your advice, I did not do as many zikr as I intended however I spent more time with the quran, and in salat.

    Verily in the rememberance of Allah hearts find rest.

    Allah bless you.
    R x

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  4. Assalamualaikum warahmatullah respected sister R,

    Mabruk! Alhamdulillah indeed! You are so very blessed to have had the golden opportunity to do the iktikaf. I pray that this new experience of yours will keep you steadfast in advancing towards His redha. InshaAllah.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having remembered me while in iktikaf. I am nobody really. In fact, I should be following the example you set in being dedicated and single-minded in doing what you had planned to do. Mabruk once again and Eid Mubarrak to you and your loved ones!

    Much love and respect,
    Ezza

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