I know God is real because I see Him in the small things: the way the sun rises and sets every day, the way birds know to migrate, our fingerprints, the way the leaves change colors, the way caterpillars turn into butterflies. Nature is too perfect to be created unintentionally.
“Apabila hidup kita digegarkan dengan pelbagai masalah, kita perlu berasa bersyukur. Itu tandanya, Allah masih dekat bersama kita. Ujian itu tanda kasih sayang dan perhatianNya pada kita. Ini tanda Dia tidak membiarkan kita sendirian.”—(via budakblurr)
“The essence of Tawbah is to return to Allah and to adhere to what He loves and renounce that which He dislikes. Tawbah is a journey from the disliked to the liked.”—Ibn al-Qayyim Rahimahullah (via islamicrays)
Kebiasaannya muslimah yang baru berjinak-jinak dengan Islam atau lebih tepat lagi yang baru berhijrah yang akan post ‘wahai bakal imamku..’ ‘wahai imam mudaku..’ semua. Tak tahu atas faktor apa. Mungkin atas sebab taste berubah. Kalau dulu suka lelaki ala-ala kpop mungkin. Sekarang nampak lelaki…
A Cute Letter from a newly married girl to her mother
Like every normal girl, I was excited about marriage right from my childhood days. I never thought beyond the time that I would spend happily with my prince charming.
But today when I am married, I realize that marriage is not all roses. It’s not just about being with your beloved and having a gala time. There is so much more to it. It comes with its own share of responsibilities, duties, sacrifices and compromises.
I can’t wake up anytime I want to.
I am expected to be up and ready before everyone else in the family.
I can’t laze around in my pyjamas throughout the day.
I am expected to be presentable every time.
I can’t just go out anytime I want to.
I am expected to be sensitive to the needs of the family.
I just can’t hit the bed anytime I want to.
I am expected to be active and around the family.
I can’t expect to be treated like a princess but am supposed to take care of everyone else in the family.
And then I think to myself, ‘why did I get married at all?’ I was happier with you, mom. Sometimes I think of coming back to you and getting pampered again.
I want to come home to my favourite food cooked by you every evening after a nice outing with friends. I want to sleep on your laps like I have no worry in this world. But then I suddenly realize, had you not got married and made such sacrifices in your life, I wouldn’t have had so many wonderful memories to hang on to. And suddenly, the purpose of all this becomes clear- to return the same comfort, peace and happiness to my new family that I got from you.
And I am sure that as time would pass, I would start loving this life equally as you do. Thank you mom for all the sacrifices and compromises you made. They give me the strength to do the same. Love you.
“Ya Rabb, tidak apa jika aku tidak menikah dengan lelaki yang kucintai. Tetapi, cintakanlah aku pada lelaki yang Kau putuskan untuk menikahiku. Hingga tak sebutir lubangpun di hatiku yang terisi oleh nama lain, seindah apapun kisahnya. Dan cintakanlah dia pada-Mu, lalu padaku.”—(via jagungrebus)