"We remember too many things we should forget and forget too many things we should remember."
salamu'alaikum. In your hijrah journey, have you ever encountered any types of challenges in a sense that you are really pulled back towards your past, towards your jahiliyah, where you really find it hard or cant fight at all? and when that does happen, it pulls you down and demotivates you from doing good deeds. Any tips?. because i think this path we follow is worth it. I wouldn't want to die in a state that im pulled down into what i left before.
Honestly before, I see my circle of friends that I keep since before my hijrah as one of my biggest hurdles. Y’know, friends that what you may not call practising Muslims. I got easily influenced by them as I hopped onto their bandwagon copying their habits and whatnot…and the next thing I know, I’m more or less back to my old self.
But when I thought abt it, I couldn’t just point fingers at them. I’ve also got practising friends that constantly remind me of Allah, so why couldn’t I copy them instead? It all comes back to me and my Nafs, maybe a part of me was still clinging on to the past. So I reminded myself of how far I’ve gone through, and all the sacrifices I’ve made to get to this point…it’s a real waste to just shove it aside to succumb to the temptations. Said to myself, stop duelling in the past!
There’s a hadith that says who you hang out with mirrors who you are, I couldn’t agree more! I think it really helps to engage with friends that are in the same boat as you are, cos you can just learn from each other and motivate each other to strive forward. Not saying to ditch your other friends. I am still keep em and the beauty of this path is that once you get to feel the awesomeness of Islam, you just wanna share it with everyone, and when you can see them embracing Islam more each day, somehow it motivates you to grow as a better person!
Get me? Haha. What I’m tryna say is that everyone in this path to betterment experience challenges, albeit in different forms. Challenges are inevitable, that’s why it’s called mujahadah, we gotta striveee~ It’s the struggle that makes the end reward a gazillion times more amazing :D At the end of the day, we gotta remind ourselves that we are doing this for Allah SWT alone, and with the right intention, effort and du’a, iAllah it’s gonna be bearable :)
Ok that’s a long one haha k bye.
HEHEHEHE jk…My revision’s going well. By well I mean not yet a disaster. Haha but seriously tho. Final exams for my final year, gotta wing it!
Progress to be a better Muslim.
Today, May 15th .2013 Marks the 65 anniversary of the Nakba .
What is Nakba ? Nakba means “Catastrophe” in Arabic. It refers to the destruction of Palestinian society in 1948 when more than 750,000 Palestinians were forced into exile by Israeli troops. Because the Palestinians were not Jewish, their presence and predominant ownership of the land were obstacles to the creation of a Jewish state. Nakba, was already nearly half-complete by May 1948, when Israel declared its independence and the Arab states entered the fray.
Many Zionist leaders in Palestine openly favored “transfer” of the indigenous Palestinian population. Zionist forces used clashes that erupted as the British Mandate of Palestine came to an end in 1947-48 to rid as much of the land of its Palestinian inhabitants as possible. By the end of 1948, more than 750,000 Palestinians - two-thirds of the Palestinian population - fled in panic or were forcibly expelled. It is estimated that more than 50 percent fled under direct military assault. Others fled in panic as news of massacres - more than 100 civilians in the village of Deir Yassin and 200 in Tantura — spread.
Zionist forces depopulated more than 450 Palestinian towns and villages, most of which were demolished to prevent the return of the refugees. (Figures of the number of towns and villages destroyed and depopulated vary. The Israeli daily Haaretz reports 530 lost villages.)
These comprised three-quarters of the Palestinian villages inside the areas held by Israeli forces after the end of the war. The newly established Israeli government confiscated refugees’ land and properties and turned them over to Jewish immigrants. Although Jews owned only about seven percent of the land in Palestine and constituted about 33 percent of the population, Israel was established on 78 percent of Palestine and the rest were taken in 1976 .
The Palestinian population worldwide is estimated 11.6 million by the end of 2012 , they’re waiting for the day of the return as they keep their house keys that was taken from them .