SAT 25/02/23: I Bear Witness. AlHamduliLlah.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Photo Creds: A’iyshah.

Yesterday, I found myself smiling ear to ear, basically, listening to a voice note on the phone. From my beloved little friend Mustafa. I think Mustafa is like, three years old at the moment. And my oh my: what an adorable BABY!!!! Soooooooooo inexplicably cute, Maa Shaa Allah, and yesterday, his mother sent me some voice notes from her kids. I’m Aunty Sadia: is that me yeah.

Mustafa’s voice is soooooooo adorable. I can’t. He is just so cute, Maa Shaa Allah.

Anyway. What is the purpose of this blog post?

Well I’ve been learning some things, AlHamduliLlah. And Allah does everything in the right way, right place, right time. I think it’s time to close down this blog of mine. It’s been a year and a half of having this blog, and I think that it’s served its God-Decided purpose now, AlHamduliLlah.

Where will the Plan of Allah take us? [How will things come together?]

To a lot of love. And a lot of reliance, upon him. Beautiful experiences, and challenges that are beneficial. May our hearts be filled with love for, and remembrance of, Allah. The One and Only.

Yesterday, I did a small spot of running. Boost my cardiovascular health and mental wellbeing and all.

I also: got picked up by Ayesha, and driven to CMC. Ayesha is very loving like this, Maa Shaa Allah. She also wants to donate £20 to the Cancer Research fundraising thing. How could we be good enough to deserve and receive love like this?! It’s from Allah.

For lunch, I ended up having pizza. Yasmeen and I went to the pizza shop (Halāl, delicious,) together. I didn’t expect to, but God Decided I would. I’d seen her in the bathroom, and then we went together. Filled the sauce containers with different sauces together, and then walked back, and had a good conversation.

We ate lunch together in celebration of Sálua’s time with us: a PhD candidate from Brazil, who is writing her thesis on ‘Happiness in the Qur’an’. And then we sang: even if you don’t think you sing very well. Trust me, you can still partake, and be happy you did.

I drank milk tea: milk, warmed, with a tea bag infused in it. Plus honey. I love milk tea, AlHamduliLlah.

Worked on the weekly bulletin (newsletter) and as a Muslim, I do love Fridays.

We had one talk by Dr Talal yesterday, whose contents spoke to me directly. This is a time for good change, In Shaa Allah. Plus continuity, where it is good. But change: if Allah is Presenting us with the opportunity to make some good changes, then… We must!

We had another talk by Shaykh Ismail Bowers too: a graduate of Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fes, Morocco. The oldest university in the world, and founded by a Muslim woman: Fatima al-Fihri. The first medical degree, for example, had been dispensed there, and is still on display in their library.

  • There is much to say, about life, and human beings, and the beauty and richness of Islam, and of the beauty of Allah’s Majestic Plan.

Yesterday, at the special hour on a Friday when Duʿas are not rejected, [find this hour in the last hour before Maghrib,] I made a Duʿa. And, Subhaan Allah, it had come true within moments. Allah is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing, the Responsive, the All-Aware.

I had some dates yesterday evening: organic medjool ones. I had some Kashmiri chai (pink chai) from Sálua, and did a bit more running [for like, a few metres. ‘Short distance’ running, to the truest definition of the word].

Yesterday, I’d fallen in love with Islam, and with the Cambridge Muslim College, that much more, AlHamduliLlah. And all over again. I tried on some polo hats! We may be doing some horse-riding soon, In Shaa Allah.

أشھد ان لا الہ الا اللہ, وأشھد ان محمد رسول اللہ

Transliteration: “Ash-hadu an la ilaha illa Allah, Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulu-Allah.”

Translation:  “I bear witness that there is no God but God (Allah – i.e. there is none worthy of worship but Allah), and I bear witness that Muhammad [may Peace be upon him,] is the Messenger of Allah.”

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