Finished all my assignments for the Semester, alhamdulilah. I'll have approximately 6 weeks holidays. Yahoo! But I plan to make the most of every single day inshaAllah. I want to keep myself busy so that I can look back and think "Wow, I have done a lot over the holidays! Time well spent". Right now as you can see, I'm in the process of re-doing my layout. Yes, I know. The comment section is gone. But not forever inshaAllah. I will try and fix that up when I have time. In the meantime you can say hello on my 'oh, hello' page. For some reason, the layouts I wanted to use didnt seem to work on blogger. And I also accidentally clicked 'revert to classic template' and have been so frustrated ever since because I can't seem to REVERT BACK.
I need some help.
How do I go back to the 'design' template? At the moment, blogger only allows me to do things via html - and I suck at html-ing. As you can tell.
PS: I know, I know...how are you going to help if you can't even comment? So here's what you can do...either leave a note on my comment page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. JazakAllah Khair. ;)
This is what's on my mind right now.
Labbaik Allah humma labbaik
Labbaik la sharika laka labbaik
Laa sharika lah.
O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am.
There is no partner with You,
here I am.
Truly the praise
and the provisions are Yours,
and so is the dominion and sovereignty.
There is no partner with You.
SubhanAllah ... it says it all.
I''ve always loved hearing "Labbaik Allah humma labbaik" but never knew the meaning. Have you ever heard something that you could not understand but you know it's heavy with meaning, and the more you say it, the more it touches your heart? (Obviously, I'm not talking about the Quran here). But that's how I've always felt with "Labbaik Allah humma labbaik". I didn't even know that this is recited during Hajj until today. I didn't even know what it meant until today. Oh, how I lack knowledge. Oh, how we lack knowledge.
Just look at the meaning. Look at how powerful it is. Look and ponder over it. Think about why exactly we are here in this dunya.
O my Lord, here I am at Your service.
Are we really at His service?
If we were to meet Allah today, tomorrow,
would we be pleased with ourselves?
would He be pleased with us?
When I saw this video, I couldn't help but think about the sole purpose of our lives.
It's not to get a degree. a double degree. a phD. a Masters. two Masters.
Not to get a the latest ipad and iphone.
Not about owning a fancy car or a house.
Not about buying that really gorgeous handbag you saw that the mall today.
I'm not saying we can't do these things.
Sure, we can.
But do not make it the reason you wake up in the morning.
Do things because you love your Creator.
Do it for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.
And you'll eventually realise that you don't actually need those things.
& also...when I read the comments for the video,
one person said:
"this is a glimps of the day of judgement"
It gave me goosebumps.
So my dear Sisters in Islam,
do not forget why we are here.
Shaytan is constantly bugging us with worldly possessions and desires
that it slips our minds.
This is a reminder for me first.
I hope I've sent the message across.