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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The lovers of God never lose hope in His mercy



 As humans we are weak and in need of help and when we turn to God, His help comes in many unexpected ways. It's amazingly true, God’s help comes in many beautiful surprising ways as He always helps us if we seek Him. He provides us and nurtures us, He feeds us and gives us to drink, He guards us and protects us, He preserves and defends us, He grants us success and guidance, He enriches us, shelters us and befriends us. His help also comes through beautiful hearts that inspire, beautiful souls that aspire and beautiful minds that empower.

The beauty of the sun's rays

Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey


The beauty of the sun’s rays is seen on the bubbles floating on the surface of running water, they are the lights of an eternal beauty (Risale i Nur, The Rays)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wish is a Strong Hope


"Nurture a strong hope of God's Mercy; hope may induce striving and work and a person will not despair of Divine Mercy" Bediuzzaman Said Nursi.

Wish is a strong hope that keeps us  focused, and if we put strong hope in God’s Divine Mercy, we will attain an extraordinary strength that keeps us moving to reach our aims and we will be successful when we keep trusting in God’s immense power, His unconditional love, His infinite mercy and His endless compassion for each of His creations.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hibernating months are over

Hibernating months are over, now its Rising above the Storms. Finally it’s time to meet beautiful inspiring souls like sister Yasmin Mogahed, the author of Reclaim your Heart. Insha Allah. We have not met before, but she is one of the amazing souls who inspires me to write, to move on courageously and love for the sake of Allah.So, come let us join the program by Yasmin, an inspiring sister. We can register online through http://almaghrib.my/ilmnight/
May Allah ease.

True dawn

True dawn…………
Rumi: Look at the night and see the dawn.
Nursi: Every winter is followed by spring; every night has its dawn.
Kahlil Gibran: Wake at dawn with a winged heart; give thanks for another day of loving.
Nursi: Only true dawn brings true happiness only found in belief and knowledge of God.
Me: So, see the true dawn by intensely holding on to God and letting go all that distracts......

Friday, March 17, 2017

Each day is a gift



Each new day is a door to a new world
(The Words, p. 280)


Each new day is a beautiful gift from God; let us learn to accept the gift; let us open it with great joy and with deep appreciation, trusting that the door of each new day opens for us to keep on learning; believing that only the Giver of life can teach us the true meaning of life.



Love needs no words

One of the hardest part of being strong independent striving mums is no one ask us if we are ok, but the most sweetest part is we always love our children intensely as we feel being loved deeply by them; this love is an unexplained reflection of God’s unconditional love, this love is an irreplaceable love; this love is more than just a feeling as it is strength; this love is a miracle that dwells in the invisible as it is love till eternity that needs no words..
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Mesmerizing sunset hours

Reminiscing mesmerizing sunset hours at Irbid
“The Quran is the sun that never sets; it’s a special mercy, a true guide; a healer; the source of nourishment and strength”-Risale i Nur
Seeking serenity; learning to be compassionately strong and courageously resilient. Truly our Lord is with us, He will guide us through.

You have escaped the cage

'You have escaped the cage;
your wings are stretched out;
now fly; sing like the birds sing,
not worrying about who hears or what others think'-Rumi
Truly my Lord is with me, He will guide me through (Q26:62).
İstanbul fotoğrafı

Drawing insightful lessons of life

Drawing insightful lessons of life from the Quran in the Risale i Nur as we saw how the fig and olive survived on snowy grounds during our winter season outings in Jordan....
Almighty God reveals numerous mysteries and significant points through oaths in the Quran and one of the amazing oaths is “By the fig and the olive,”(95:1) which is as follows: By swearing by the fig and the olive, Almighty God calls to mind the immensity of His power and the perfection of His mercy and His extensive bounties, in order to redirect those people who are heading for the lowest of the low, showing that they may progress spiritually, through thanks, reflection, belief, and good works as far as the highest of the high. The reason for specifying the fig and the olive is that as fruits they are most blessed and beneficial, and their creation comprises many notable things and bounties. For the olive is utilized for illumination and food, and is a basic commodity in social and commercial life. The fig is the same; it displays in its creation a miracle of power by encapsulating in its minuscule seed all the members of the huge fig-tree, and is a divine bounty both in its being a food, and its uses, and contrary to other fruits its continuity, and many other advantages. It calls all this to mind with the oath and instructs man to draw lessons from them so as to believe and perform good works, and not to fall to the lowest of the low (The Letters, p. 449).

Essence of mercy

“We should try to always see the trace, face and essence of mercy in things which will cause us not to complain, but to offer thanks” (The Flashes, p. 357).
Autumn age is not a barrier to shine on for God in this world; in eternity His beloved ones who receive the pleasures from the bounties in paradise will remain young forever……
Sharing my treasured moments with Firinci ağabey and Şükran abla at The Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture

Discovering Turkish hospitality

Discovering Turkish hospitality in a world which is a guesthouse. Today, my Turkish sister prepared meal to serve a few guests in a simple but delightful way ...Masha Allah...

watch with serenity



“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain; and could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; and you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields; and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief”- Kahlil Gibran — in Sør-Trøndelag.
 

"Do not despair of God's mercy" (Q39:53).




Being a mother, a student, a writer, an educator and an entrepreneur are truly challenging but rewarding experiences for me and I am still learning. All we need is to take great courage to let go the past that hurts while nurturing great hope to face the present that heals. "Do not despair of God's mercy" (Q39:53).

Tears of joy

My immense gratitude to Al Mighty God, my intense hugs for my darling children, my deepest thanks to my awesome supervisor Dr Vahid Nimehchisalem and my co-supervisors. My special thanks to the amazing professors who have made my PhD viva session very enjoyable on 17/01/2017 in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Thank you from my heart to all my friends and students who have inspired me. Thank you very much also to all the members of Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture, Turkey for their sincere support. … No words to heave, just tears of joy for this success…Thank you Allah for Your endless blessings...

Monday, April 18, 2016

This is freedom



Bismillah
Sharing my final musings in my final months  
in Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2016).
Someone asked me: How do you feel after you have converted to Islam? I answered: I feel free. How do you feel after you have been deprived of your rights? I answered: I feel free. How do you feel being thrown into the middle of the ocean? I answered: I feel free. How do you feel being pushed down from a 24 story building? I answered: I feel free. How do you feel when you are left on your own searching for the meaning of life and quest for knowledge? I answered: I feel free. How do you feel being an immigrant? I answered: I feel free.
Then the person said: But why my friend???

Live and Believe

In the name of our Most Merciful,Compassionate God
Positive people attracts us while negative people distracts us,
Positive actions encourages us while negative actions discourages us
Positive aura is inspiring but negative aura is draining
Stay close to the positive ones and avoid the negative ones.
Never let them ‘burn’ our energy, ‘kill’ our enthusiasm
Just be strong, move on with passion and full Trust in God
Keep striving; we will never be deprived of mercy and compassion
As God is the Most Merciful,Most Compassionate,
Seek His touch of love and His touch of mercy,
Believe in what we are doing; believe that God’s Promises are true
Only the believers are those who have survived
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Happiness

Ya Allah...
This is what Love can do...
This is where Faith can bring...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happiness comes in many beautiful ways…


In the name of our Merciful and Compassionate God
Ladies, let us keep smiling and moving on in love and trust in God
God has love for those who put their trust in Him (Q3:159).
Sharing my musings again….Watching and observing the positive emotional actions of ladies are truly inspiring. They are not high academic degree holders but they are the ones who have high degree of compassion, passion and patience that make them move on in love and trust in God because for them, happiness comes in many beautiful ways...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A home in Jannah.........

This world is not our home.
We are travelers in the wilderness of life
This world is just a guesthouse.
"Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower." (Q3:8)

O my Lord, build for my children and me a home in Your presence in Jannat-ul-Firdaus.


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leaving the past that hurts with the present that heals

All these while life teaches us lessons; learn to accept the lessons and our greatest disappointment will turn out to be our greatest blessings. It is good to leave the past that hurts with the present that heals. ‘Do not despair of the mercy of Allah’ (Q39:53). Thank you Allah for Your endless blessings.
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at the border of Jordan, Syria

at the mosque beside the caves of the seven sleepers, Amman, Jordan