Archive for August, 2010


Are you still rereading the title thinking I’ve lost it for good this time? ūüėõ

Check it out here.

The site is just plain awesome masha Allah. A very much needed Muslim version of¬†“Ask Abby”.

Thanks for posting about it Sarah, otherwise¬†I wouldn’t have found out such a marvelous¬†yet sincere¬†place existed. May Allah bless the writers with jannatul ferdows and impacting words that will get others there as well insha Allah.

We’ve all heard it before:

¬†“Don’t leave the milk out for too long, it’ll spoil!”

or

“Why is the milk still on the table? I told you, it’ll spoil!”

or

“How many times do I have to tell you?! Put the milk in the fridge!”

or

“Hello? Are you listening to me?! Heeellooooo???”

Or maybe just the first one…

Point is – If you leave things waiting for too long, something bad’s bound to happen. Keep that in mind for later.

I heard a gem of a statement the other day while listening to the Fasting & Furious lecture by Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef. It was,

“We don’t need motivation to do the things we love. So what’s holding us back from loving the Qur’an? From wanting to¬†pray taraweeh? From loving Allah?”

(Pretty powerful stuff that I think says enough on it’s own but I gotta ramble so…)

Nothing holds us, or should I say me personally,¬†back from logging into my gmail account to chat. I don’t think twice before doing things that I enjoy.¬†

But what about those things that we should enjoy and are just putting to the back of our minds, for comfort’s sake? For that, I think we’re all in need of re-evaluating our priorities every once in a while. What’s really more important to us? Maybe the reason behind our excuses of ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I’m too tired’ is simply because, well, as painful as it is to admit it – maybe¬†we just don’t care enough. Once you get to the root of the problem and fix it, the rest will be history insha Allah.

And what about those things that we don’t enjoy but really should get done with already?

Ahh the perils of procrastination… I could probably write a book on that topic, simply based off of all the times I’ve fallen into¬†the habit¬†and got myself into holes deeper than I could climb out of, and done it again. But I won’t. Instead, I’ll share a tip a special person once shared with me:

“For all the things that you hate doing, just imagine if you died today. Think of who would have to do the task after you. How do you feel about that?”

For example, let’s just say a certain someone has been putting off cleaning her room (yeah, okay fine, it’s me again). Imagining someone else coming to tidy up my room, picking up all my clothes off the floor, putting everything¬†away, etc.¬†after my death scheduled¬†in 24 hours¬†(which is already scary by itself!)¬†is enough to make me snap out of my chair and pick up the vacuum cleaner.

Where in your life do you have milk waiting to be put away? And if not now, when are you going to do it? Remember, you’ve got 24 hours. Maybe.

 

Milk Meet Meat.

Kibbeh. All day. I got bored.

And then it got eyebrows.

And then it got smushed.

 

Don’t worry Hiddensouls, we froze your requested 40.¬†You’re welcome :).

Below lie a few of the extremely-long-waited¬†for¬†kitten pictures! However, since I took forever to post them up (and lost a kitten on the way – adopted alhamdulillah), there’s also a pretty cool story behind one of¬†the furballs; one never knows where they’ll find their daily inspiration from!

 

  

 

 

The Story

Yesterday one of the kittens fell off the top step of the stairs (the ones in the pic). I know, triple ouch. The poor thing started meowing like crazy with every hobble it took afterwards. (Alhamdulillah, she’s better now.) So what’s the cool thing about this story? Well, it just so happens that of all the kittens (6 at the time), only the one who was injured is¬†able to jump from the steps today.

Moral: What hurts now may be the reason behind your success later (and because of your difficult situation @ the present (think of it as a present), you may end up whizzing by others struggling in the future).  

Insha Allah soon enough I’ll post some cuter pictures with better resolution. I stole these ones off L.

Enough posts for one night, methinks!

PS Ever since I found out ‘one’ can’t be referred to as ‘they’ – (ex: one never knows where they’ll find…), I find it so hard to implement this irritating grammar rule destroyed by everyday conversation. Sorry. Blame society, media, and cheese (why not?), but not milk.