Just One Last Time…

I never got the chance to tell you about how much I will miss you,

I never got the chance to say hi or goodbye,

I never got the chance…

 

You left so suddenly, so swiftly,

Without a hi or goodbye,

You left…

 

Know it isn’t your fault,

People come and go all the time,

That’s just the way it is…

 

I only wish I could give you a warm big hug,

Feel your arms around me,

Just one last time…

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– aak92

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It Happens Every Time…

Once you have experienced the death of someone close and dear to you, no matter how long ago it has been, it never really goes away. You get vivid flashbacks, loud and clear, every time you see the same thing happen to others.

Every time.

– aak92

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Which Path to Choose…

There is one and only one creator of this world and everyone in it. He gave us life and He is only one who can take it away. He decides who gets to live ’till they are 90 and, who has to say their goodbyes even before they open their eyes to this world. 

This world that He created for us is only a place of trials and tribulations, with its ups and downs. It is just a temporary stop, we are not here to stay.

Now, it might feel like years and centuries passing by, but when your time will come, it will all be gone in a blink of an eye. 

It is all in His hands and will always be. We believe this, right? We should, because there is no reason why we shouldn’t. 

Let’s make the most of this temporary stop. You are allowed to celebrate the life that He blessed you with; don’t forget to welcome those around you, regardless of classes, color and race. And while you are at it, prepare well for your final destination, the permanent stop. He has created us and now it is up to us, to make Him proud of His creations.

He granted us with life and showed us how to differentiate right from wrong. Now He has left the decision to us; whether we want to go right or left, it is up to us; whether we want to follow the footsteps of angels or demons, it is up to us; whether we choose heaven or hell, it is up to us.

But don’t you think you are all alone in this worldDropping clues, here and there, He is always with us. He will never desert His beings, unless we decide to walk with the devil. 

We are not angels, we are allowed to make mistakes but we should correct them as soon as we can, because we never know when our time is up. And once our time has come, there will no do-over. 

None of us want to end up in hell, heaven is what we seek, what we should seek. So, let’s prepare well and show ‘Our Creator’ that we really deserve to be among His blessed souls.

— aak92

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Knock, Knock “Who’s There?” “A Time to Recreate Yourself”

Assalam-o-Alikum,

      Brothers and Sisters, Friends and Fellows

You know, ‘Ramadan’ is just around the corner!! And it is about time that we get ready and start preparing our bodies and minds, if we desire a remarkable and blessed Ramadan. I know I do.

There was a time, when I was naive and missed many chances to take full benefit of this blessed month. It saddens me to remember those days. Though, I am still clueless about a lot of stuff. But at least now I am on the path, so, I guess I will get there some day, InshaAllah.

We, Muslims, should not think of Ramadan as a burden, because it is the best time of the year for us. You know why? Well, because Ramadan is like a prized chance given to us by Allah, a chance to purify our bodies, minds and souls, to strengthen our faith and beliefs, to rebuilt and wash the filth off ourselves. In similar words, it is a chance for us to change ourselves for the better. 

Ramadan is coming! When we say this, we usually mean, the month of fasting is here. But is that what Ramadan is all about? No doubt, fasting is a significant part of this time of year and also one of our religious duties, but, it doesn’t end here.

Many of you probably know all this, but reminder is always good. Right? Fasting is only 1% about not eating and drinking while 99% is about bringing your heart and soul closer to Allah. If you are going to carry on with your old, regular routine like not giving time to your prayers, not reciting Quran, sleeping all day, using foul and bad language, gossiping, being angry, wasting time in worthless activities that do not benefit you in strengthening of your faith and stuff like that; you know, you are not really performing your religious duty. You are just starving yourself. And Ramadan is not about starving yourself or going on a diet; it is about indulging yourself in your faith (imaan)  and making the most of it.

Fasting is an essential requirement needed to cleanse our body, soul and mind. Some of the benefits that we can get through fasting are:

  • A chance to create a deep connection with Allah.
  • Learn about patience and self-control.
  • Learn to strain ourselves from gossiping, backbiting, fighting, harming and indulging ourselves in any devilish activities.
  • A chance to reflect and improve oneself for the better.

The devil is going to be locked away for Ramadan, and then, it will be just us. I believe there is still good in us, so let’s aim to have a better Ramadan this year than the last one. Let’s aim and work towards it.

May Allah make this Ramadan, a turning point in our lives and accept all our prayers and worships in His path.

(Ameen)

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Are You Up for the Challenge?

People are not your personal punching bags. They can be million things but never this. Just because you are hurting, doesn’t mean that you are allowed to scar others or if it is raining upon you, doesn’t give you any right to push others in the puddles as well.

There are people among us, who are bleeding, who are dragging their lives around, who are barely alive but still, somehow they find a way to ease others’ paths. They are quite few, almost near to none, but THEY ARE among us. So, you see, it is possible; being nice to people, even when one is hurting, is not some ‘alien concept’, rather, it is the time when it matters the most.

You wondering why? Well, anyone can be nice and gentle when they are in high spirits but when one’s world is crashing down and they still remember to be kind and gentle, can be quite a challenge.

Are you up for it?

– aak92

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Must. Take. A. Vacation..

We are strong,

but at the same time,

we are humans.

 

Sometimes, all we need is a little vacation.

A vacation to sit back and shut down,

just for a while…

– aak92

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DNA

You compare me to the girl next door or the girl on the street.

 

“Why I am not like them?” You ask.

“How can I when I am not them?” Tell me.

 

We have different identities, beliefs, and most importantly different DNA. How can you merge those things?

People are not like play-doh, which you can shape in anything you want. All of them have their own uniqueness, their own DNA.

Try to remember this next time, when you even think of comparing.

– aak92

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What Comes Naturally…

If one can take minutes even hours from their precious little time, to give negative feedback then I don’t think so, it should be much of a bother for them to say something nice, for a change.

But I guess, sometimes it is. Probably because they are so used to giving negative feedback that it just comes naturally to them.

I wish, there are more people who can say something nice, something pleasant. I wish, more people can be polite, by nature.

– aak92

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Hold On to Your Memories!

How time passes

In a blink of an eye

That’s how

 

At one second, you are living the moment

The next it is all gone

Nothing more than a memory

 

All you can do now, is think about it

Because it ain’t coming back

 

You wish to live it again

But that time has passed

 

You think about deleting it out of your life

But it is like engraved in your mind

 

You try to push it back

Way back in the dark

Where it can never see the light

 

But if you do that,

What will you have to cherish?

 

When the times will get hard,

From where you will get your hope?

 

When you will get down,

How will you get back up?

 

If you let go of all those unforgettable memories,

                           all those remarkable moments,

How will you find your way in life???

– aak92

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We all carry with us a bundle of memories that we love and cherish. Sometimes they might seem unbearable as we cannot turn back time and relive them. At some point in life, when we say things like ‘time changes, people change…‘ or when we lose the people we made memories with, we think of getting rid of those memories or wishing that we never had them, just to protect our hurting heart.

Do not let go. Hold on to them. They make you who you are. They are your light, your hope, your strength and definitely NOT your weakness.