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I think that sometimes, we get so involved in thinking about what we want to do and how we’ll do it, that we get distracted and end up not doing anything. At times like that, it’s time to stop thinking and just DO! Everything else usually falls into place after that, and if it doesn’t, it’s okay because that just means it’s not meant for you right now.
One of the things that makes humans different from animals is that we are given the sense and ability of judgment to make sound decisions. We have instincts and desires just as animals do, but we have the ability to use sense, knowledge, and wisdom to discipline ourselves, while animals, for the most part, don’t. Sadly, however, we are a creation that is ungrateful and ignorant. We have been given so much, yet we don’t use any of it, and resort back to animalistic ways. Control yourself when facing your desires, be wise and disciplined in how you approach things, and be grateful and thankful to God for giving you so much. Live to the fullest, but maintain wisdom, intelligence, and discipline.
You, me, him, her…we all have our vices. Whether we accept it or not, they exist. Sure, it could be to varying degrees and different for each person, but truth be told, they are there. That said, it’s important for us to work towards fighting them in order to become stronger and better as individuals. We cannot allow our vices to take control of our lives. Many of us fall and indulge into our vices and use the excuse, “Oh, it’s natural/normal/human/etc,” but the truth of the matter is, as right as you are, you cannot forget that it is also natural, normal, and human to discipline yourself to fight these vices. We have been blessed with good judgment and sense, so don’t let your laziness or lack of results hold you back from striving for change. It’s easier said than done, but it’s not impossible, otherwise God wouldn’t have challenged you with it. Never give up, because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel seems endless.
There are a few things that I use in my every day speech and thought in order to keep myself grounded, driven, and focused. I felt that sharing this on my blog would be a great way to make it more real, and maybe to spark the same drive in others. I’m also often asked what keeps me so driven and ambitious despite facing so many obstacles, responsibilities, and struggles. I haven’t always realized that these were key parts of what kept me going, but upon recognizing them, putting them into words, and engraving them into my mind, I’ve become far more focused in implementing them and reaching my goals. So, here they are: “To Spark My Drive” - Nadir Keval
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For those of you who have never seen a Bollywood film a movie I suggest watching is Swades! Swades is truly a heart felt good feel movie about loving your family and country! There is so much patriotism and oneness that comes through the movie! Everytime I listen to the soundtrack or watch the performances I get emotional. The reason is because of how realistic it is with lack of education, money, and job stability. I can see how it relates to how we deal with our own country and how proud we are no matter what happens! We are truly blessed in a sense that we can live in harmony and fight any kind of violence or hatred! I think of Ramadan which is a time of purification and reflection and giving Zakat and softening the heart. I hope we truly hope In Sha Allah we realize how fortunate we are to love one another and give others opportunities and watch everyone succeed! Swades is such a great representation on loving our family, friends, neighbors, communities, co-workers, colleagues, etc. If anyone gets the time youtube it and let me know your thoughts on the film! Also I want to give Dua and prayers to an 8 year old girl named Kiki who passed away recently due to complications with a tumor. I got an email today with the foundation and raising money for her and giving my condolences to the family. I loved Kiki and hope that she’s in a better place and she’s free from any pain. Kiki will keep living a long and prosperous life in my heart and the battle is not over to finding a cure and stop spreading the disease! I thank everyone for reading my posts and hope Allah Subana’tala blesses everyone and make it easy. Jaza Allah Kairon and hope everyone has a great rest of the day..go spurs :)
Assalamu Alaikum, as we all know, the Prophet (SAW) considered taking care of an orphan one of the most blessed deeds, saying that the person who takes care of an orphan (however minutely) and him (SAW) would be as close as two intertwined fingers.
Keeping this in mind, would you please signal boost the Plus One Initiative. Its been started by a group of Muslims primarily from Texas; a group that focuses only on sponsoring and empowering orphans. Right now, we’re in our first stages, hopefully being fully launched by Ramadan. But any sort of support or publicity would be much appreciated.
Avoid living with expectations. Don’t expect your friends to be there for you. Don’t expect your family to love you unconditionally. Don’t expect to be successful. Don’t expect to be healthy. Don’t expect to reach Heaven. Instead, work hard at being that person that is always there for his/her friends. Work hard at loving your family, whether they love you back or not. Work hard at becoming successful through seeking your happiness. Work hard and make sacrifices to take care of your body, mind, and soul. Work hard and do whatever it grow into a better person and believer, in order to reach Heaven. Hold yourself accountable for being the best you can be. You have control over yourself, not others. Be your best, treat others the best you can, and be happy with knowing that the good you project into the world will one day come back to you. Just be patient.
Ok salam , I would really appreciate it if you made dua for me because I have many exams coming up .. Jazakallah Khair
I was asked this question a few days ago, and thought it would be best to share as a post of its own because of the importance and relevance it has to the Muslim community, and people overall in today’s world:
“Assalamu ‘Alaikum Akhi! i was wondering if you have any advice on how to cope with depression and anxiety from a religious stand point. As i have found it quite difficult to discuss it with family due to the stigma in my culture. may Allah reward you for everything you have accomplished and may He make your future goals possible with his grace ameen.”
Read my response, and please share it with others, so that it may be helpful to as many people as possible, insha Allah.
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