This week’s guest blog post is a testament to you, our loyal readers. After sending out a call for submissions, we were in the unenviable position of having to pick one because we received so many fantastic pieces. As such, we decided to make a compilation of excerpts from what we read and loved. All pieces have been edited for brevity, with the hope that we captured the beating heart of their words:
Last year during, Shawwal I gave birth to my 3rd child and just 1 day after that my mother suddenly left me all alone in this world. I was shattered and just could not get over it. I felt like my life had ended and wondered how I would move on? Even now, as I’m writing this, there is such an ache in my heart; not a single day of this year has passed without my missing her. She had touched so many peoples’ lives and even now I still receive messages telling me how much they miss her. But the lesson I learnt is the “value of a mother”. I regret the days I hurt her. So my dear friends out there just love her and value her, for a mother needs nothing from her children, except their love.
By Jamila B
Getting married and starting a life with someone is never easy, in fact it is the farthest thing from easy. As a woman, we are often leaving everything we know behind. But we are more capable than we think and we have the ability to adapt, the ability to build a home with love. A marriage, the relationship with your spouse, will be the relationship in your life that will need the most amount of investment. It is one that is constantly changing and evolving, it is one that will endure hardships, but it is also the relationship which will get you through every challenge life may throw at you.
If you don’t grow together, you will ultimately grow apart resulting in unnecessary, unwanted turbulence. A marriage can fall apart without the cultivation of an emotional connection. It is a union between two people; the promise you make to that individual is to make that relationship last a lifetime. There is no happily ever after, only a happy end to each day and you can decide the outcome of each day as it comes.
By Safiya A
Moula (TUS) had already given me raza to do pharmacy, and going against my parents’ wishes was something I hated to do. I considered doing araz to Moula (TUS) many times, but was afraid that my parents would think it was a way to get what I wanted, so I didn’t. One of the nights I fought with my parents about my career, I did dua for a way out, someway where both my parents and I would be happy. That night, I had a dream. I was sitting in our Markaz, watching Mufaddal Moula (TUS)’s waaz relay. I instantly felt a sense of comfort. Moula (TUS) ni relay was a time where I felt most connected. Unlike others, growing up I never had a chance to attend Ashara, perform ziyarato, or go on Umrah. But both Mufaddal Moula (TUS) and Burhanuddin Moula (RA) kept me close and brought me closer through waaz relay. When I was listening to relay in my dream, as if Mufaddal Moula (TUS) was talking directly to me, aap farmawi rahya che “Darjo nahi. Kahi bhi mushkil hoi, mane araz kari dejo. Jaldi araz kari dejo, mei tamne madad karees!”
By Batul M
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