...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
...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!
...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.
...Its all an illusion, so don't worry about it, we're not here for long. Everyone is on a journey and everyone is searching. Give yourself permission to be and you'll receive. He is with you from beginning til end. Let His love and Light heal you.
...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
...Humans are the ones who break hearts and tear the soul not God. However God is the one who fixes hearts and mends the souls. When your heart breaks turn to the Creator not the creation and it'll all be ok.
...Seriously though, whose ever achieved greatness or left a legacy behind after having a broken heart? They may have been inspired by a broken heart but is that what life is all about? Crying over spilled milk? How about give ourselves permission to be human, to have and go through human emotions and then come out stronger? We have only one life and this moment is all we have. Did God just create us to cry over broken hearts? Yes it happens, its life. But seriously our pious predecessors did not leave a legacy behind because someone broke their heart. So its time to stop wasting our precious time and finally take control of our emotions and life. Enough of reading those heart breaking quotes and re-living those hurtful emotions. Seriously you're better than that and God created you for something better! Cease this moment insha'Allah
...Confused? Don't know which way to turn? Heart says one thing and mind says another? Hand your heart over to God and ask Him to guide and inspire it. We spend so much time with the creation and forget the Creator. Walk to Him...He's waiting to run to you! Really!
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