My first attempt at Arabic calligraphy.

Hi there,

Are you feeling stressed, dragged down, worried, etc.? I am here today to urge you to get up, draw anything, and fill it with color. I guarantee the colors you’ll use on that paper will flow into your heart. 

My friend, coloring helps no matter how much you tell yourself, “Nah, it’s for kids.” It’s not; it’s for anyone who wants a little happy, comforting moment, just like when we were kids.

So get up, draw, and color! And look what I made! a verse from the Quran: Hasbunallah wa ni’mal-Wakil.

Translation: “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of Affairs.”

This dua was sufficient for Prophet Ibrahim (may peace be upon him). When (Prophet) Ibrahim (Abraham) was thrown into the fire, he said: “Allah alone is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs.” So did Allah’s Prophet, Muhammad ().

It is a straightforward statement to remember, Allah controls and is also the best-doer of everything. ‘Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal Wakeel’ will give you incredible resilience to meet whatever goals you need and all your hardships. a push towards attaining your dreams.

Try this daily dose of color, grab this habit, and I am sure you won’t be disappointed!😉


Do we really need forgiveness from someone who has hurt us?

Do you require the person who has harmed you to inform you that they have harmed you? It’s great if they do that, but do you need them to tell you that they have hurt you and were wrong?

You already know how wrong they are. You don’t need them to tell you that. Let’s be honest: no matter how often you explain it to them, they will never accept that they are wrong. So why do we anxiously wait for an apology? We find ourselves with immense negative feelings. We keep playing the same story repeatedly in our heads, thinking that it will somehow change how we feel, but this never helps. Instead, we find ourselves in a never-ending cycle of self-pity and resentment.

So how do we end this vicious cycle; We forgive them. It doesn’t matter if they have asked for it; we need to ignore them, not for them, but for ourselves.

You see, hate begets hate. We keep living in the past, and nothing good ever comes from it. We share it with others so that more people know how much we suffered. No amount of reassurance will change what happened. You can’t find happiness by holding onto a painful story and letting it control your life. You can only find happiness when you let it go and make room for something better.

Which do you choose: anger at yourself and prolonged pain or forgiveness and the potential for peace? Consider who you might have become if it hadn’t happened. You can still be that person, someone who doesn’t feel bitter or angry so frequently.

Look, you have the freedom to feel whatever you want, but there comes a time when you consciously need to heal. You must be at peace with your past to live more fully in the present. It won’t be easy, but you deserve every bit of it.

Should we embrace vulnerability?

“The state of being open to injury or appearing as if you are”

Few years from now I believed that being vulnerable makes you weak. It makes you weak in the eyes of people around you and makes you an object of ridicule. In order to stand firm and be confident therefore you need to defy being weak and continuously show your perfect side to the world to the point they can criticize nothing about you. What I did not understand though that by constantly putting up a facade (which feels the easiest thing to do) not only I saw everyone with an eye of judgement, I was constantly judging myself as well. “I am not good enough, not beautiful enough, not smart enough and so on”

The thing about being perfect is; you want to control everything, not just things that happen to you but also what emotions you feel afterwards. I wanted to numb the feelings of grieve sadness and despair because these are the feelings that make you vulnerable they make you weak. but the thing about emotions is ( what i took years to understand) that you can’t subjectively numb emotions. You cant choose to numb the bad emotions and choose to only feel the good ones. you also numb the good emotions of happiness, contentment, fulfillment, the ones that make life worth living for. You cant feel them anymore and ultimately you want to escape reality because you find no meaning in living your life. Thus  we find ourselves, stuffing ourselves with banana muffins,beer, cigarettes etc

The point I am trying to make here is that in putting control over every thing that happen to us we are defying the very true nature of life; it doesn’t follow us we follow it. in accepting our lives and ourselves as not perfect;  we accept others as not being perfect as well. we become a better friend, a better partner, a better parent. and above all for once we become less demanding of ourselves, within our relationships and from our kids. instead of telling them they need to secure the highest grade and become the best in tennis. we tell them no matter who you are and what grade you take, you deserve to be loved because you are worthy of it. A thing all kids need to hear.

Another day, Another suicide.

I was casually scrolling through my Instagram stories when this video of a beautiful couple caught my attention. A young couple is happily dancing to a song. The footage was refreshing for most, including me. to look with a sigh: “If only we could make reels like that and dance so beautifully, synchronized, and effortlessly.”

How often have I imagined and wished for other couple’s lives on social media? I am sure we are all guilty of this.

Twitch, whose real name was Stephen Laurel Boss, and his wife, Allison Holker, were one of the couples I adored. This person, even though I didn’t know him in person, was a great husband and a father; I could see that the smiles he spread were genuine from his Instagram account.

But Alas! We’ll never know how much he was hurt. His last video on his Instagram account is from five days ago, dancing happily with his wife—an accurate representation of how much pain can be hidden behind smiles, we can never know.

This post is written in response to SoCS

Being specific is more important than we think.

via Daily Prompt: Specific

Quiet often, we find ourselves wishing for a lifestyle we do not have, and even if we try, we fail to live up to those wishes. Not because we do not know how to achieve it, but mostly because we are not motivated to work for it. This is why most of our resolution changes to unfulfilled wishes by the end of January. And thus, what should have been a MUST remains a WANT and finally transforms into CAN’T.

Think of an area in your life that you wish to improve.

Connection with God? Is it your diet? Any habit?

Consider how it would feel to finally fulfill that wish. Be specific, as if you can experience it.

Now think of some of the rituals in your life that are stopping you from changing them. Make a list of what you do and define those rituals for yourself. 

E.g you spend a lot of time using your cellphone/computer, which is why you need more time to exercise. Etc.

Consider the rituals you MUST perform to achieve the change you desire in the first place. Make a list of rituals that will result in that change of lifestyle.

E.g. “I MUST limit the use of cellphone/computer so that I can exercise more”. Again be specific.

Now gradually start incorporating these rituals in your life, and slowly you will live the change you have wished for so long to see.

I know it isn’t easy as it sounds but changing one’s lifestyle takes work, and just wishing for it is not enough. It requires motivation and the right rituals that will pull you towards that goal. Good luck! 🙂

P.S.: I hope this was helpful. My goal was to be as specific as I could be; I noticed my Posts could be too long 😛