I’d like to shoutout to my dear friend Tasneem Mahomed.. Happy Birthday and may Allah grant you many more that are filled with blessings and prosperity….
My mum and dad kept phoning my seat to make sure I was okay, but I hid the panick in my voice.. When we were about 23 000 feet above sea level, we started picking up again and within the next couple of minutes we were back at 30 000 feet… The plane was straightened and an announcement was made that they had recontacted the server room and that the plane was back on auto-pilot. I sighed with relief and the only closure for me was that Allah wanted to test our faith and that every matter is from the almighty above..
My trip to Dubai held more lessons for me than ever before and as my brother and I did our countdown to touchdown in O.R.Tambo International Airport, I spread a smile across my face.. Baggage collection and customs control was next, then that whole disease check thing where you look into the scanner to make sure you not bringing a virus into the country.. We were safe and sound at home as I recalled the lessons I learned..
You shouldn’t do things for the name and fame of it, especially charitable acts but solely for the pleasure of Allah because that smile on the persons face is worth more than the entire treasures of this world..
You don’t need to spend multitudes on people, you just need to spend whatever little you do with complete taqwa and with a clean heart.
The difference between us Muslims and the non-Muslims is that they will need to find answers to everything, but we can find closure in the fact that Allah knows everything and does it for a reason which he alone knows.. The famous Ayat of the quraan is that “but perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you and Allah knows while you know not…
It is very rare that people actually realize how blessed they are. On this note, I would like to share with you something a friend of mine posted
I hope that one and all takes benefit from my life lessons but most of all makes Amal upon it..
This is the last full story for this year..
Hope you guys enjoyed the blog this year.. Hopefully more short stories in the new year.. Sorry if my posts bored you sometimes, I have my days as well. It’s been a learning experience for me and I hope it was for you too..
-YOUR SISTER IN ISLAM