Too many to count

March 17, 2011

I can see way too many buildings outside my window to even start counting. And I think this generalization applies to more things in life. Way too many blessings, way too many chores, way too many responsibilities, but most importantly, way too many wrong things done, failures, and just way too many sins.

I want to take a long walk. On a beach. Too bad there aint one close by.

Maybe what I need is a trip to Mecca.

I just need to cleanse.

That’s all.

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Greatest Tragedy

December 23, 2010

The greatest tragedy is to have the experience, and miss the lesson.

 


A Journey…

December 11, 2010

A New Favorite :)

September 6, 2010

Cat got your tongue?

September 1, 2010

One of the hardest things in life is when you lack the proper expressions and words that need to be said to make things better. You say some things and they’re misunderstood. You realize your mistake, rewind, start over, it’s all the same…nothing is going through properly.

One of the hardest things in life is when something so ideal…so precious in your life, starts to fall apart in front of your own eyes… and you can’t do a thing about it.

One of the hardest things in life is when all your core values and beliefs are shaken.. You try to hold steadfast to an ever thinning rope.. You try to keep following the ever dimming light.. You fear the worst as you struggle along: remaining all alone without a compass, having to start over, having to build a new basis and framework for your life at such a late stage..

It’s when you need the most support that you lack it. Or sometimes, you get it, but the source that keeps stealing it away from you grows stronger and stronger… so regardless of how much support you get, you keep losing it.

It’s all a cycle.. like a hula-hoop rolling on, you fear the slightest bump in it’s path, the slightest tip, because you know, that means it’s the end. Game Over.

You remind yourself that duaa is your weapon. You gotta keep praying. Because one thing is for sure: He’s listening as He promised us.


Doing it right…

August 7, 2010

This is just awesome. I love it, and hope you enjoy it too.

The prophet peace and blessings be upon him said: “A believer is never stung from the same hole twice” (Bukhari).

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

by Portia Nelson

I

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.

II

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place
but, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

III

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit.
my eyes are open
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V

I walk down another street.

Found it on I Am Sheba 🙂


Of dates and papers..

August 6, 2010

So what do you do when your exams are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. during Ramadan and your other option besides writing them during the specified time is to write the make ups squished together over the span of 2-3 days…noting that the make up exams will be significantly harder since they’ll be in written format instead of the standard MCQ style.

You adapt. That’s one kind of evolution I’m ok with 😉

Here are some note worthy articles I thought I would share:

On Call: The Trials of Being a Muslim Doctor During Ramadan

The Ramadan Nutrition and Work Out Plan for Success

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year