November 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
‘Indeed the worldly life is about broken remains that are beautified by desires, it is a trap for heedless hearts.’
November 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
“Truly in the heart there is a void that can not be removed except with the company of Allah.
And in it there is a sadness that can not be removed except with the happiness of knowing Allah and being true to Him.
And in it there is an emptiness that can not be filled except with love for Him and by turning to Him and always remembering Him.
And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness.”
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim
November 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em. ~William Shakespeare
October 31, 2014 § 1 Comment
It has been a long while since I have gone for a ‘walk’ or even set foot on some ground that isn’t on the way to college. Autumn has to be one of my favourite seasons, if not my favourite. How can I not love the colours? The leaves blow off the trees like flakes of gold. The birds are migrating, their formations shifting across the sky, the smell of sweet wood burning and the blue skies look like they should be part of summer. The hills are red and purple, a halo of mist surrounding them in the morning.
After a particularly exhausting few weeks it is now half term, but I have a lot to do. Last week Friday, after the last day of college before the half term my family and I drove to the top of the Long Mynd in Shropshire, to catch the last rays of the sun for that day. The landscape was so dramatic at that time, with clear skies at one side and clouds rolling in on the other.
Since my sister is the photographer I told her to take some photos. However when I did get the camera it ran out of battery and my super clever sister decided to run ahead to the car so I couldn’t get the spare batteries from her. Sadly don’t have many photos as it got really overcast.
But I hope you see the beauty in the ones I do have :)
Sorry that the second one is blurry, but I kind of like it.
October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else. –John Burroughs
October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Salaam (peace) lovely readers,
It looks like I’m going to be posting a lot less since I am super busy with an Art course I am doing in college. I will absolutely try and post though, just less often.
Alhamdulillah it’s really exciting and I’m learning many new things. Due to a hectic life for the past 3 years I have been unable to study and now I have the chance so I am taking it! The people are really wonderful, and well, being in a class full of artists is just so refreshing because everyone is amazing at different things. I am looking forward to working really hard and putting in a lot of effort for this one year that I have. Aim for a distinction! InshaAllah I will create some wonderful pieces of work as well.
I am so blessed to have got into this course considering I haven’t been through the education system like everyone else and have the necessary qualifications, I got straight to the top and highest level course that I can get alhamdulillah.
It’s very different traveling in the country side than in the city, if I go by public transport I have to get up super early and catch the first bus into the next town, if I miss that one bus then I will be late by an hour and a half at least. And to think some people travel from Wales! So appreciate city transport, where the bus comes every 10 minutes, and costs are free (for students).
However it’s a lovely experience walking through town and just going out into the world a teensy bit more :)
Thank you for reading!