Saturday, November 28, 2020

Resilience on the Journey of Life

Brisk walk at Putrajaya, Malaysia
 In every trials and tribulations there's God's special mercy. Having patience and making efforts are essential to keep the momentum on the journey of life, but having resilience is also needed to stay focused on our journey. This is our own journey of life but we are not alone if we consistently seek God in whatever conditions we go through.  There will be foggy and gloomy days when we cannot see the direction of our journey and at these moments we can  lose our hope, so seek God's help to redirect, refocus as we need to recover in order to continue our journey with hope. Yes, seek the gift of resilience from God. Resilience is one of the gifts God gives us to stay focused and to keep our momentum on the journey of our life and as we take time to recover, be grateful as gratitude heals.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Dawn to Dusk travelogue

Traveling moments are cherishable, each moment captures beautiful feelings and thoughts as living memories, giving deep inspiration, leaving lasting impression on the journey of our life.

My Dawn to Dusk Travelogue 

Jordan❤ Turkey๐Ÿ’› Malaysia๐Ÿ’š

 January-June 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

When words inspire the heart

my positive affirmation written few years ago which still inspires me

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Challenges in life is never ending but Blessings in life is also never ending. Sometimes words can hurt us and sometimes words heal and inspire us to keep moving. Writing positive affirmative words really helps as self affirmation helps to mitigate the effects of stress, overcome negative thoughts and manage emotions. Words have power to move us, they inspire us to keep the energy when we meet challenges in life. Sometimes reading again the positive self affirmative words we once wrote can refresh, reenergize and help us to refocus on the purpose of our life to heal and help others heal. Words can always inspire if we deeply contemplate on them as they are truly blessings of inspiration. Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I read again my positive affirmations. This is one of the positive affirmations I wrote few years ago when I was going through the storms of life. I still read it to keep my momentum going as challenges are always there but blessing are never ending.
๐Ÿ’›My Lord's mercy is my strength, His presence is my inspiration๐Ÿ’› lessons  learned from dawn to dusk

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Keep the momentum

Stay focused by placing God in the centre of our hearts as we stive to keep the momentum to reach our ultimate aim in life......seeking God's redha.....  for sure no matters can stop us, no matter how impossible it seems to be; even a diificult egoistic personality or a person with narcissistic personality disorder cannot distract our focus because God is the One Who

 moves us in His amazing ways. Truly He is our source of help, our true refuge, our merciful guide, our compassionate healer.

"Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise......" (Surah Tawbah: 111) lessons learned from dawn to dusk

Friday, October 9, 2020

When the storm strikes again


 When the storm strikes again, we are now able to surf the waves as God helps us in managing our emotions and shifting our perspective to see the goodness in every unexpected situations. God moves us in the right direction by His will as long as we keep our momentum by seeking Him; He never leaves us, He gives us courage and He responses with compassion in every challenging moments. God takes great care of us as He guides us  through each storms of life until we learn to have courage, until we have inner peace where no words can describe but hearts can feel. 

๐Ÿ’›My Lord's care is my courage His guidance
is my peace๐Ÿ’›lessons learned from dusk to dawn

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

When one Storm is over

 There is a time we have to go through the rough seas but God made


us stay strong in the storm until we are able to surf the harsh waves; when we reach the shores of serenity we realise who are still with us and who have already left us; for sure things will never be the same anymore, but we have learned to move on with strenght and joy.

๐Ÿ’›My Lord's power is my strenght, His presence is my joy๐Ÿ’› lessons  learned from dawn to dusk

Friday, June 5, 2020

Our pathways

Our pathways crossed for a reason but our journey of life is a personal journey and I took the road less travelled. 

We have different expectations and needs, but when our niche becomes the same, our pathways cross again but this time for a beautiful reason.

Truly our Lord is with us, He will guide us through.



Dusk@Istanbul

Monday, June 1, 2020

Our journey in life

Our journey in life may be filled with unexpected situations but any decisions we make that bring us closer to God is truly a blessing for us. Believe it and move on ๐Ÿ’›

Saturday, May 16, 2020

LIFE IS A JOURNEY



Everything happens for a beauty reason
because God's plans and decisions
are filled with love, mercy and beauty.
Appreciate every moment as a precious gift,
as Gratitude Heals!


With love from
Istanbul
16 May 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sunset brings Hope of a new Dawn.

Subhanallah.. this is one of the most amazingly beautiful sunset that i have ever watched ๐Ÿ’› beautiful mesmerizing view after our hard climb on the sandy hills at dusk during winter. I love watching sunsets because I truly believe Sunset brings Hope of a new Dawn. ๐Ÿ’› Gratitude Heals ๐Ÿ’› Thank you Allah for Your endless Blessings With love from Wadi Rum, Jordan

Each day is a door of blessings

Just one at a time, gradually move on, have no worries, just have solid faith as what is meant for us will not miss us definitely & what is not meant for us will surely miss us, so stay strong & keep moving, keep the momentum going, let it flow & glow as we keep our focus on our purpose with passion and patience because each day is a door of blessings Truly our Lord is with us, He will guide us through
With  from Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Focus on God


Focus on God earnestly by keeping the momentum wholeheartedly on the journey of our life. God definitely guides and helps us if we reach out to Him. Seek Him always, seek His forgiveness, His protection. Reach out to Him always and He will always open His doors of mercy to guide us compassionately as He is the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.

Monday, December 31, 2018

A beautiful love story- My winter umrah

 Alhamdulillah,  my winter umrah trip 12 December 2018 - 24 December 2018 was an unforgettable beautiful experience with beautiful living memories....Allah....

A blessed place with a beautiful story......
at Masjidil Haram, Mecca

..no words to express..this beautiful love story till Jannah..

Monday, November 12, 2018

Life Goes On

The sun that never sets..photo taken in Jordan

LIFE goes on...
so nurture it 
with LIGHT as there is LOVE,
with LOVE as there is HOPE
with HOPE as there is LIFE..

Lessons learned in life...

Thank you Allah for Your endless blessings.



LIFE is the most brilliant proof of the All-Glorious One’s unity and one of the greatest sources of His bounty; it is the most subtle manifestation of His compassionate and most hidden, unknowable, and incomparable embroidery of His art (The Words).


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 (Quran3:8)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

LIVING WITH GOOD THOUGHTS


[Lessons learned from Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light)]

In order stay healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually we need to make positive actions consistently every day. Managing our well-being carefully is very important as it leads to a healthy life-style free of worries to be filled with joy. Focusing on good things is not easy, but we can make great efforts by making small daily practices day by day by filtering our thoughts and unfollowing negative thoughts as well as following and filling our hearts and minds with positive thoughts. We live is a challenging world and we face harsh moments in life. We need to be mindful; never let this unhealthy environment make us stuck; make positive actions that can make us grow healthily. Look around us and search for beauty that reflects God’s infinite mercy and endless compassion. Appreciating what God has given us is a good practice of gratitude that helps us to maintain good thoughts for healthy growth. Make our ultimate aim as seeking God as He is the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful who always takes great care of us. These positive actions will strengthen our center of gravity which is to seek God. So, let us keep moving, keep growing and keep the momentum by looking at the good side of everything.


LOOK ON THE GOOD SIDE OF EVERYTHING
The blessed and intelligent person went on his way, suffered no distress. Due to his fine morals, he thought of good things and imagined good things. Everything was friendly and familiar to him. He did not suffer any difficulty and hardship for he knew the order and followed it. He found it easy. He went on his way freely and in peace and in protection. Then he came across a garden where he observes the lovely flowers and fruits as he acted according to the rule, “look on the good side of everything.” The sensible person is he who acts according to the rule: “Take what is pleasant and clear, and leave what is distressing and turbid,” and goes on his way with tranquillity of heart
(Risale-i Nur-The Words).



Saturday, September 22, 2018

My PhD Research Journey



LIFE IS A SCHOOL and LOVE IS ENERGY are the two most powerful conceptual metaphors that I found in my PhD research journey which brought me to the heart of Damascus Sermon.  It is a beautiful journey where Bediuzzaman binds our hearts through a powerful verse from the Quran “Do not despair of God’s mercy” (Q39:53). This verse teaches us to put our ultimate hope and focus on Allah as His mercy is infinite.I am truly grateful to Allah as I found the Risale i Nur while working on my PhD research work. Risale i Nur is a lighthouse that brought me back to the Quran and Sunnah. Bediuzzaman asserts we are the students of the Quran and he expresses “The Quran is the SUN that never sets; it is a special mercy; it is a true guide; it is a healer; it is a source of nourishment and it is strength.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Healing our heart's wounds


In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Each new day is a door to new world (The Words). Renewing our intention on a new day will renew our spirit and we are able to renew our energy to move on, Insha Allah. Each new day, let go of all the doubts earnestly while holding on to good thoughts passionately in the name of Allah while keep focusing consistently on our good intentions as we move in His name. The power of focus in the name of Allah is truly amazing, as we will have the strength to stay concentrated on what we are doing and have the courage to mange and avoid distractions. Insha Allah

“O one afflicted with the sickness of scruples (doubts)! Do you know what your scruples resemble? A calamity! The more importance they are given, the more they grow. If you give them no importance, they die away. If you see them as big, they grow bigger. If you see them as small, they grow smaller. If you fear them, they swell and make you ill. If you do not fear them, they are light and remain hidden. If you do not know their true nature, they persist and become established. While if you do know them and recognize them, they disappear. And so, I shall explain only five ‘Aspects’ which, of the many sorts of these calamitous scruples, are those which most frequently occur. Perhaps it may be curative for you and for me, for these scruples are such that ignorance invites them and knowledge repulses them. If you do not recognize them they come, if you do recognize them they go.” (The Words)

Please read:

The Second Station of the Twenty-First Word
This comprises five cures for the five wounds of the heart. 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Each day is new opening


Embrace each day as a gift from God,
Engage each day with His love and wisdom
Energize each day with passion and patience
Enhance courageous hope with true perseverance as
Each new day is a door to a new world” (The Words, p. 280).

Foreshadowing a Rose from Barla


In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate 


Keep moving, 
keep growing,
keep flourishing..

When we start our days in the name of God, we can flourish in beauty, love and mercy as we are protected by His powerful handhold that never breaks. 

As we flourish in God's name, we will feel the beauty in every single rose we hold; we will feel the love in every single step we take; we will feel the mercy in every single effort we make as there are always beauty, love and mercy in God’s plans and decisions...



Sunday, January 7, 2018

LIFE GOES ON

Be curious, 
be excited, 
be bold and move forward earnestly 
with deep trust in God 
as there are always love, mercy and beauty 
in all His plans and decisions

Friday, September 1, 2017

The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets

The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets. 
They inherit the practices of the Prophets and transmit them to the following generation. 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) interprets and demonstrates the Quran. Rely on the practices which he has transmitted, feel the magrifah, follow his practices. He came as a mercy for all the creations and he shows compassion and preserves the values of true humanity.

Abu al-Darda’ (Allah be pleased with him) said the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.” [Related by Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, Ibn Maja, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and others]


AlBukhary International University 

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.