May Allah (God) give you all the strength, courage, patience, and guidance to remain steadfast on the path that’s best for you as individuals in this life and the Next. Ameen :)
Just wanted to say thank you and jazakallahu khairun to everyone that sent me messages and kept me in their prayers. All of your messages really made me feel great :) I’m healing up and recovering well, but won’t be as active on social media site or my phone/emails for a while, until I feel completely recovered. Thank you all again. Much love! :D
Last year, I wrote an article about my personal connection to the day of Arafah, which is today this year (Monday, October 14th, 2013), so I thought I’d share the article again
This day made me who I am, because before it, my parents were convinced they would never be able to have children. Alhamdulillah, Allah proved the doctors wrong. Ah, the power of dua.
The Day of Arafah - My Personal Story by Nadir Keval
We often look at the lives of others and wonder, why not me? I was recently asked the same question by someone on Tumblr, and wanted to share the question and response with all of you.
Here’s what was asked:
"It seems unfair at times as you seem to have it all. May Allah bless you with more inshaAllah, but at times I find it all too much as you really seem to have a great life. A great family, good food, great job… Why are some people tested more than the others. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t envy you but can’t help but wonder. Why you, why not me?”
Alhamdulillah, I do have a great life, but this should not be misconstrued as being a life without struggle, strife, and challenges. I have experienced many different phases in my life, including health scares, desperation for enough food to eat in a day, heartbreak, family discourse, and more. For all of it, I say, with all sincerity, Alhamdulillah.
What makes my life seem so great is the approach I take towards it, wa lillahil hamd. I believe in being grateful for all that we have and recognizing that there may be some things that happen in our lives that we don’t necessarily want or expect, but those are often the same things we later learn to be amongst the most beneficial towards our growth and happiness.
Read the rest of my response here: Question: Why are some people tested more than others?
For more articles like this, check out my blog (nadirkeval.com), OR follow me on Tumblr (nadirkeval.tumblr.com), Twitter (@nadirkeval), Instagram (nadirkeval) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/nadirkeval), and like my page on Facebook (facebook.com/nadirkeval), or send me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Assalaamu alaikum everyone,
Please pray for my uncle in Germany. He has a brain tumor, and doctors are saying that the next 3 weeks will determine which way his condition will go. Jazakallahu khairun. My family really appreciates it.
Assalaamu alaikum again everyone. Alhamdulillah, we just got word from the doctors that my grandmother’s surgery was a success. We’re just waiting on her to wake up now. She’s in recovery right now. The doctors said that they will be watching her for the next few hours, and will be doing x-rays to see that everything was successful internally. Jazakallahu khairun for all of your duas, and I ask that you please continue to keep her in duas.
Hey and Assalaamu alaikum guys and girls. My grandmother is going in for surgery in a few hours, so could I request that you all make dua for her that everything turns out okay and that Allah reduces her stress? It would truly mean a lot, and I’d really appreciate it. Jazakallahu khairun.
Peace and many many blessings,
Personally, I think this is one of the most important questions that we have ever received. May Allah bless you immensely for this.
God bless you! — Dee.