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Taking the Plunge.

I wonder whether I am being crazy in my attempt to be a maniac juggler. Undertaking a Masters program with 2 very young boys that requires my attention whilst assuming other roles and responsibilities in the community.

Will it all be worthwhile?

Much appreciation to you Oh Lord! For giving me the brain and brawn to be where I am today. And I seek not for a lighter load on my shoulders, but for a stronger body.

It is beyond our mental and physical capacity actually to even be where we are right now; if it is not due to His will. Yup, I believe that if He puts you to it, insyaAllah, He will put through it!

To the hustle!

Life is Awesome!

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Of Dust and Cobwebs

Let me take a deep breath in and soak in the moment for a while…

I, Lyemoon, is finally back; typing an entry after 4 years.

It is now Mar 2017.

And what have I been up to?

First of all, I am married. To the last person I expected to marry. Seriously.

We were sort of facilitated by our Murabbis and things got fuzzy afterwards. Next thing I knew, I am married to the most patient being ever, with 2 boys in tow!

We got a humble house to ourselves. Still learning new things everyday and got even busier than before. Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli hal.

Right now, I am pursuing my postgraduate studies. MSc in Blablabla. Wish me luck, yeah?!

I miss writing. And I hope I get to pick up where I have left. A part of me is in this blog. I spent this morning scrolling through the forgotten entries of this blog. Some read ridiculous but it made me smile and laugh at my immature self. Some I decided to privatise it as it no longer reflects my belief at the moment. And some I had to delete it as it no longer serve any purpose.

Life is indeed full of surprises. But, definitely awesome!

Life is Awesome!

 

Comfort.

Kaili's. Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia. July, 2013.

Kaili’s. Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia. July 2013.

I seek comfort in travelling to Fremantle. Love the city. And almost without fail, Kaili’s would be like a personal tradition to give this self a treat. Enjoying seafood by the harbour, watching the seagulls and enjoying the cool breeze… Ouh. I miss that already.

I cannot help but feel a little bit emotional and wonder if I would ever get to do such travels out of random once I get married…

 

Life is Awesome!

Withdrawal Syndrome.

I miss the beautiful Eiffel Tower.

I miss the charming town of Manchester.

I miss the people of Liverpool.

I miss the culture-rich city of Oxford.

I miss the breeze of river Thames of London.

 

Life is Awesome!

To the One Who Had Chosen Me.

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Oh dear you, I am not perfect. I seek your humble guidance in being my imam till jannah with much patience and tender loving care.

Never in a thousand years I would have thought that it would be you. But Allah knows best. And in Him I place my heart.

Life is Awesome!

Other Half.

Dear future husband,
I have got nothing to offer you except this struggle to be a better ‘abid.

But will you take me to be your travel companion? Your travel companion to Jannah? And while on our way, maybe bring me to see the beautiful mountains of Ladakh and share instant noodles from my mess tin? Will you lay down with me on the green grass and pretend that the clouds are flying sheep?

If yes, will you then find me in Allah as I would to find you in Him; so He could bring us together with the Angels as witness?

Life is Awesome!

Jazanaa Wa Iyyak!

A note from another Muslim sister. Tampines Mall Musolla. October. 2012.

As I was doing my late afternoon prayers in the musolla of a local shopping mall, I saw that it was already occupied by another sister performing her duties too. Her prayer garment was all messed up, and with one look, I just had the urge to iron it out for her.

Maybe because it was something that Mom would always do for me. At times I do not realise that I have not worn the prayer garment properly to fully cover my aurah, but has already proceeded with the solah.

Hence, it was only natural that I went up to her as she stood there in khusyu’-ness and tidy her prayer garment for her before I started mine.

By the time I was into my 3rd rak’ah, she was already done with her prayers, and soon I was joined by other sisters. Little did I know that the beautiful sister had stuck a little note on my bag saying – Jazakallah (May Allah’s reward be upon you)

MasyaAllah! What a du’a from an unknown sister over such a simple act!

Jazanaa wa iyyak, ukhti!

It totally made my day! It’s so rare for the Muslim community here to be warm to another unknown Muslim. I am not sure why, but it’s like that.

I really missed those time spent while I was in Perth, Australia.

As I walk down the streets, random unknown Muslim brothers/sisters who walked past me would take the time to smile and greet me with the Salaam.

How nice! The greeting As-salaamu’alaikum has a greater meaning beyond just being a customary Muslim greeting. We do not just say Salaam – which means Peace – but instead, we say As-Salaam! Allah! That means The Peace. And we all know The Peace canonly come from Allah SWT.

Therefore by greeting another Muslim the Salaam; You are, in another words, telling them that I am your brother/sister and have come with Allah’s will, in peace. I intend to inflict no harm upon you and you can trust me. How beautiful is Islam!

However, it is not a scene here in Singapore for Muslims to greet another unknown Muslims whom they see on the streets. I did try to emulate that atmosphere here by starting with something small – my very own Project Smile. After a while I was put off, because people gave me the do-i-know-you-and-what-do-you-want-from-me look. LOL!

So this little note really warms me up. It reminded me of how rich the love for fellow Muslim brothers and sisters is. If only we make that little effort to bother ourselves to show the love to them first. 😀

I end off with a hadeeth as a reminder;

The Obligation of Loving All Muslims

عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه, عن النبي صلي الله عليه و سلام قال: لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه

From Anas Bin Malik ra, reported that Prophet saw said; None of you are truly believers until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

Life is Awesome!

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