...A week before 28th March 2010 I started to fall ill - very, very ill. I was going to enter my fourth decade in this world and I fell ill. I was preparing to leave this world. After many tests and hospital visits, a week before Ramadan 2010 I got better and all tests came back negative. It was as though nothing had ever happened to me!
Life is just too, too short! And I decided to make the best of it and my calling in life was revealed to me; 'We Be Inspired' was born on March 28th 2011 - the same date Allah (swt) Willed for me to enter this world!
The significance of it being launched on my birth date was to reflect my 'Unique Purpose' in life. We all know that our 'Ultimate Purpose' is to worship Allah alone (as stated by Allah in Surah Dhariyaat) but not all of us know what our unique purpose is - and sometimes we do know, but we are in pursuit of happiness from other places and things that we don't truly appreciate what we have or are blessed with and ignore what we are doing and don't value it.
I always knew that there was something about me and my life - from a very early age. My uncle used to visit and always call me; 'Nadia - the one to call to Heaven' in Urdu. I always knew that somehow that was my mission in life - and that was what I was created to do - but honestly I never knew how to manifest it or live up to it.
As everyone (reading this) I have had my fair share of ups and downs in life and; 'What am I here for?!' tantrums. And by no means am I a perfect person - I'm just a human being and slave of Allah like the rest of you all! I make mistakes and I learn....
When I fell ill it came all of a sudden (a bit of a shock) and it went all of a sudden and then subhan'Allah - it hit me - my whole life - my 30 years (up til 2010) was basically a training ground for me - lessons to learn - to become closer to Allah - to devote in His worship and love and to help everyone back to Him!
I've always been in a situation where I've had to be the shoulder for someone to lean on and be a mentor (from school onward) - and I also pursued a career in law. I love helping everyone, talking about Qur'an, talking about Allah - basically I love connecting all of YOU back to Allah.
Allah is my bestest friend since childhood - I've been talking to Him since before all my prayers and fasting even became obligatory upon me. I developed that connection with Him and I knew that my illness was not only a form of purification for me but also Allah's way of saying; 'Get up and do what you're created to do - Stop wasting time!!!'
Your love, duas, support means everything to me! We Be Inspired is 1 year old today - JazaakAllah Khairun to ALL of YOU - WBI Family! Jzks for being part of my world - you're truly treasured!
I hope that the following hadith inspires you to to do the best in this world and prepare for your best akhira insha'Allah as Allah (swt) created YOU the best and wants YOU to do the best! :)
The best of teachers, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
“Carry on doing (good) deeds, for each person will find it easy to do such deeds as will lead him to his destined place for which he has been created. So, he who is destined to be among the happy (in the Hereafter), will find it easy to do the deeds characteristic of such people...” Bukhari
Nadia Leona Yunis