...For two years in a row now me and my Queen Mama have spent New Years Eve shopping in town (City Centre) and having a meal (with a dessert, yes!) at Pizza Hut.
King Abu prefers to stay at home with Mano (my cat) so we bring them food back.
I've faced a lot of challenges in 2013 - in all areas of my life - and only my closest have known about it. To the world i'm still the Queen of Inspiration and Motivation though.
Although each moment has taught me a lot - i have learnt a lot in 2013 overall!
God does not burden a soul more than s/he can bear.
I had lessons to learn and will do so every day of my life!
Here's looking forward to a fresh and clean start - 2014 - onwards and upwards.
I'm re-connected to my purpose and my mission in this world.
There's no stopping me now!
Not til God says my time is up.
Let's do this!
"Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the world (Duniyah). Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm and tranquil, and whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed (anxious/unsettled)!" Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah
....When our own lives are muddled with confusion and become empty and void of meaning we seek to look into others lives and what is happening with them. We satisfy our emptiness with their stories. This is very dangerous as it can lead to jealousy, envy, misinterpretation and so on. Seek to find meaning in your life again. Your life is worth it. But it will only be worth it when you realise it and start making those positive changes for yourself insha'Allah.
...Don't fool yourselves. Don't listen to them. You're not broken. You're already whole and complete. Things happen in life which swerve us off course. But when things happen they are in fact lessons - those which help us understand our journey, our life and help us make the right decisions. You don't need someone to make you whole again - except Allah. Turn to Him in prayer and remembrance and ask Him to heal your heart and soul. Don't just read this - run to Him now!
...He (swt) is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and He (swt) governs them all. If He (swt)knows what's hidden in the depths of the sea then He (swt) knows what's in the depths of our heart. Turn to Him as He's the only one who can fill it with His life. Our soul needs Him (swt) alone.
...Celebrate the praises of your Lord - day and night - and say alhamdulilah ala kuli haal - for really, He (swt) has given us everything we need and He (swt) has given us life - to achieve and do great things. This Ramadan plant the seed and say Bismillah. You too can achieve greatness - for yourself and for humanity! Khaapy Monday y'all!
...God is with you - not against you - with Him by your side anything is possible. He helps those who help themselves, Go make your dreams a reality. It's Ramadan - set your intention right now and just go do it. You are created the best of nations - be the best you were created to be and unleash that greatness within you. Humanity needs YOU!
...Your hard earned money is a blessing from God so reinvest it in goodness - reinvest it in purposeful and meaningful projects which will benefit both your duniya and akhirah - invest it in water wells, education programs, shelter homes, orphanages, food banks etc. Don't waste it on beauty treatments and health/diet fads - Ramadan is a natural detoxifier and botox!
...If God is not the centre of our world and if we don't remember Him from our core and depths of our heart and soul at least once daily then there is something really not right. Doesn't matter if we wear hijaab/niqaab or have beards. We always point fingers at those who don't observe the outer religious garment however many of these same people are distracted daily by shiny objects. What shiny objects? Fashion, beauty, makeup, hijaab tutorials and what matches with what outfit. There's a place for everything in life. Clearly when God is not our priority then we have broken hearts and torn souls - we are unhappy and restless.
...The world was created by the one who is Light Himself to keep us protected from darkness. Yet half the world is engulfed in darkness, chronic illness, dis-ease, and pain - in 2013. I heard people being afraid of the dark. Seems many are afraid of the Light. Allow Light into your life. There is no other way but towards the Light. We were created by the One who is Light Himself!#WeBeInspired #NadiaLeonaYunis #turBoflow
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