Posts tagged ‘help’

March 16, 2012

The Pain Of Surviving

by Khanum


By the time I am done typing this line, a kid in Ethiopia perhaps breathe his last. And by the time i will be done with this post, who knows how a kid, a grandpa or a mother is surviving, battling through life against hunger in Philippines, in Africa or perhaps in my own home town? …

Kindness is a like a fragrance, you sprinkle it on others…the drops of it will find its way back to you.

Even if you can feed a soul, a single soul..please do that. We individually may not be able to feed the whole of Ethiopia and help them erase the poverty and misery of life but we all have options to do little good with near ones,”Charity begins at Home”.


Jazak Allah.

March 16, 2012

Allah o Akbar!

by Khanum

Allah O Akbar!

Subhan Allah !


Allah O Akbar!

O My Lord! All the Praises belong to You. All The Worlds Belong to You. You are the Most High – The most Merciful. The Most beneficent, The Most Powerful. The Best Companion. The Best Protector, The Best Friend and The Best Helper.

You’re the Great Helper who helped Your Prophet Yusuf, You are the Great listener, Who listened to the Prayers of Your Slave Zakariyya, You’re the Most Merciful, Who gave Your beloved Musa the way through the waters, You are ALlah the Rab of Arshe-e-kareem, The Pure One , Who gave Your pious slave Maryam the Gift of Isa, You are the Rab, Who made a home near You in Paradise for Your Pious Slave Assiya….

Ya Allah! The Lord , The One and Only Lord of Muhammad sallalla ho alaihi wasallam,

The Lord of The Man who could neither write nor read,

The So High ALLAH who sent down army of angels to fight in Your Way with Your Pious Prophet against Kuffar

O My lord!

The Creator of all Human beings,

 I turn to You

I turn to you

And I will return to you

I love You Allah as You are,  and You Love me as I am.

Thank you for the Great Shelter You provide.

Protect my Heart and the hearts of my beloveds in this dunya from bad things, forgive our sins,  Protect  the tongue from uttering evil and Give me patience in abundance and sufficient things in life to live good and righteous.

Oh My Lord!

Correct me when I am wrong. Help me when I am right but can’t fight back and Speak on my Behalf when I choose Silence in response to oppression. Deal with people who wronged me Allah, I am weak and nothing without Your Help. Ya Allah, Ya Allah, YA Allah!!! I beg You for Mercy. Make me merciful too. Ya Allah! I ask you for security. Give me security too and don’t let my any beloved be the cause of my humiliation and distress. Never let me be the cause of other’s distress too.

And If I am to  b wed in this world, Ya Allah! let me be with your good honest slave and give me the glad tidings of  nurturing pious future generations. This world of yours is very beautiful but just like a dew drop. Mesmerizing but just…for a moment. And then gone.

Give me life when Life is better. And Give me death when death is better.

Let our stay here be good Allah. I never despair when I seek  anything from You. Just hold me………..

You are The Great Most Beautiful One…

Allah o Akbar!

Subhan Allah !


Allah O Akbar!

Ameen – Ya Rab Ya Kareem!

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October 25, 2011

How to : How to Be !

by Khanum

I googled ‘Happiness’  in search of happiness. It gave a number of good ‘salt-on-wounds’ quotations. After 2 minutes scrolling,  I found a trail of it somehow which led me to another and How I landed cleaning up my own room is today’s story for the blog !

How to find happiness. How to find Peace. And How to find that balanced medium where you are neither  fooled by anyone nor wronged. Most of all, where you are at peace with your own-self  and treatment of your surroundings.

1st  Step : The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. (Mark Twain)

It does not include , Crying , Wailing , Accusing , Creating a scene or worst of all Taking Revenge. Just hush up – Do sabr , and try to fight the sadness and evil bubbling inside your heart or gifted by others with good, good and nothing more than good.  However,The questions is, how you make others happy? Say Hello to:

2nd Step: 32 Ways To Make Someone Happy Today (by ZenHabits)

You pretty much forget your sorrows and  dedicate your life to social work. I like this idea. It keeps u busy all day that in the end you’re too tired to think about your problems. You ignore you pretend everything is okay.

About the tips by zen, I agree with most of the tips given here, BUt most of them are not applicable if your energy levels at heart are not upto it due to the sad context of your present state. For instance , the very first one.


My question is , How ?  Smiling is easy indeed but not when you’re feeling the opposite of it.  You can try faking it. And that’s not a smile. That’s ‘bullshitting’ oneself.

Now being a Muslim, it’ commonly known that we’re to recite alot of Quran and make dua and such. Personally , I do this too. Either worries of the study, friends issues or anything else, I start praying alot. Its like the prayer rug is your whole universe. You don’t want to get up from sitting in front of Allah and turn to the world which is nothing but remorse. This practice , alot of praying and putting your trust in Allah’s merciful Hands does miracles. You do actually feel better with the passage of time.

But they say, Being wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. So even though you may heal up for the time being. If you continue to remember the wrong u did to someone or the wrong someone did to you – you’re back to the beginning of pathetic topia.

The googling didn’t work out for me much. I had plans for some social work but by the time those plans are turned into actions, I may be dead or over it. Who knows?

I shut the laptop down and cast a look at my room. And I knew What I had to do. I decided to re-arrange my things – clean up every mess and have a new room to begin with !!! This sure brought my mother alot of happiness.

The point is , The problems will always be there in your life. What matters is how to respond. If they never gona leave your side, you might just as well be friends with them. They will break you from with in trust me on that – but Listen! What matters is your reply. Just tell them , ‘ HEy! You might break me but you can’t break my Trust in Allah!! Show me what you’ve got!! Bring it On!’

Now back to the room. There lay a brush somewhere in the drawer …the men use for shaving foam. I have no idea how it made its way to my room. I picked it up and began to dust my study table.

I wasn’t feeling good upto this time but atleast I was busy in something. I cleaned those corners of my room which I had never seen before.  Found things in the utterly attic like drawers which I had lost long long ago.

I moved the study table aside and crept in the back to seriously clean. A big giant spider stared at me.

‘WHat are you doing here, Khanum ?’ It asked.. It bloody asked.

‘Just trying to clean…my room.”

‘I bloody live here Khanum.  You just come and go..’ And it was right.

It was right.  It really was right. I suddenly realised, this room was just a room for me , but for this creature , it was his whole world. Could I crush it to find myself the satisfaction of having a cleaned room ?

I immediately let that spider go and his web. It still is staring me from the corner of my study table I’m sure. My room is still a mess.

I haven’t found that feeling which would set me free. But atleast I have made that spider happy.

I don’t know what I’ll do next to find happiness that wouldn’t ask for a sacrifice in return.

Perhaps , try jumping from some building. Just for the rush you know ! If I succeed, you might get good snapshots.