Confidence is when you are comfortable in your own skin. When you know your worth and shortcomings, when you recognize your talents and weaknesses and you accept yourself as you are. When you are happy with how the Creator created you and where He planted you. When you are not comparing yourself to others and neither are you in a perpetual race against everyone else.
Here are a few reflections, or musings or advise I want to give to homeschooling mothers and mothers in general, as a long time homeschooling mother. 1. DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE. I wanted to write this one at the end, but then I decided to write it in the beginning, so even if … Continue reading Reflections On Homeschooling And Life In General
I recently heard about a man who was wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent many years behind bars, eventually was proved innocent, but ended up killing himself as he couldn't bear to live in the shadow of his past. Yusuf AS was also wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent years in the prison, was proved … Continue reading Lessons for those who ask
"He (Allah) did not comply with the wishes of the people with regard to me, so why should I comply with their wishes with regard to Him (Allah)" When Najashi (Negus), the king of Abyssinia, was being pressured by his court men to hand over the Muslim refugees back to Quraish, he denied and uttered … Continue reading Allah vs People
The trees are old. I sit here under them and wonder what stories they would tell if they could. Others would have sat where I sit now. People who were clever and beautiful and witty and genius. Or simple and kind and loving and great. But they went. And I shall go too. And the … Continue reading كل من عليها فان
I have a sourdough starter which is hanging around for the past four years, Alhamdulillah. There are days (or nights) when I am too tired or short on time to feed it. But then I think of all the work which has gone into sustaining it for four years, and how it all will be … Continue reading My Sourdough Starter
A few years ago I went to Kruger National park with my family. As we were driving down a side road we came across a pride of lions who had killed a hippopotamus and were eating it. There were a couple of very young cubs who were frolicking on the road while their mothers ate, but there was an older cub who was eating alongside the adults. The hide and meat of the hippo was too tough. Some of the adults were also having a hard time in tearing and eating but this young cub had it hardest. His fur was drenched in sweat as he tried to tear the tough hide and chew the tough meat.
When the hypocrites were invited to believe in Allah, they asked shall we believe as the fools have believed? Who are these people whom the hypocrites labelled fools? They were the Saabiqoon al Awwaloon, the first of the firsts.
Shaitan offers us is instant gratification, even if it is less. And what Allah offers us is infinite yet it is not for instant grabs. We have to wait to get it, sometimes wait until we die.
Being a human being, my toddler has the freedom to choose his own clothes from his drawer at the start of a day. Being a toddler he normally chooses the weirdest combinations and loves to wear his favourite worn clothes even if they are torn. And being a curious little person his clothes bear the … Continue reading My toddler is not his torn jeans