Serenity

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amidst the storm. ~unknown

The holy month of Ramadhan is here! It is blessed month that serves as a golden opportunity for Muslims to cultivate ourselves with good manners and to strengthening our relationship with our Creator. 

One of the effective ways for me is by reciting the Al-Quran and reflecting upon its meaning. Recently, I sought some serenity in my chaotic life, and why is it so important to me?

It is like finding peace and tranquility within us, so we don't only look at the circumstances and difficulties in life and despair.

IT IS ALLAH WHO SENT PEACE AND TRANQUILITY INTO THE HEARTS OF THE BELIEVERS, THAT THEY MAY GROW MORE IN THEIR FAITH. (QURAN 48:4)

As we build our relationship to Allah, we began to believe in His promises  which make us persevere with patience when faced with the most unimaginable tests. I, for one, have slowly built genuine acceptance  of everything in my life including  my past, my present, my circumstances  and my destiny. 

Say, “my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my death are for Allah, the Lord of mankind (Quran 6: 162)

 When we act purely for Allah, we are free from longing for any recognition or approval from anyone else.

How do you observe your Ramadhan, my Muslim readers? 

Lookbook | Resurrection

Earth awaken to life again followed by death, as dried out pieces of wood blossom to its vibrant greenery and succulent fruit. They have not grown identical to what was previously there, but with more beauty and strength. 

Something to get inspired by as we are faced with failures..  

The Holy Quran also likens the resurrection to the revival of earth, as well as rising of all the dead on the day of judgement. 

Among His signs is that you see the earth dry and barren; and when We send down rain on it, it stirs to life and swells. Surely God Who gives the dead earth life will raise the dead also to life. Indeed, He has power over all things. (Quran 41:39)
The frightening part of resurrection. But God has also reminded us of the splendor....
Oh Mankind! If you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, (consider that) We created you of dust, then of semen, then of a fertilized ovum suspended on the wall of the womb, then of a lump of flesh shaped and unshaped, so that We demonstrate to you Our power. (Quran 22:5)
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