I don’t even know if anyone comes on blog anymore its more dead than the streets of a cold alleyway, in a desrted neighbourhood at 3:00am. I don’t know why it has to be cold. I wanted to create a visual.
-A lot of crap has been happening around me lately; it is frightening and frequently makes me think of what a scary time it is to be alive.
-I heard about a car accident that happened last night involving a family of 7 whereby 6 were killed and 1 was seriously injured. The sad part? The accident was caused by a car chase between the police and another vehicle. This family’s car just happened to be in the way. I know that when it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go, but my God…
May Allah s.w.t. grant them all the highest ranks of jannah. Ameen.
-The famine in Yemen is officially at its worst. The lives of 27million people are at stake and the world is barely batting an eye lid. It absolutely breaks my heart and makes me feel torn between guilt and releif. Relief that I am not living there anymore, guilt that I escaped when many did not. I am doing what I can donations and aid wise. If you can do anything from where you are, I urge you to do so.
Money spent on charity is always (I like to believe) remimbursed to you by God in the form of an abundance of blessings. So it is literally never a loss.
-I heard about someone who got arrested for a crime they commited 15 years ago. They are a different person now and probably regret their actions back then. The crime was severe enough to land them in jail anyway and I don’t even know how to feel about it anymore. Should we forgive people who did terrible things if they have reformed?
-I met a child with diabetese this month. He is 4 years old and when I heard him ask his mum, “is it time to do my bloods, yet?” referring to a blood test he has to do every few hours, I literally wanted to cry. He is FOUR. Let that sink in.
-Bare girls are taking off the hijab these days. Its kindda sad. I dont observe the hijab 100% correct so I try to not judge the decision to take it off. God knows that given the option I probably would. Their decision signifies a defeat of some kind. Like we are all losing our faith in… faith. Its sad. Or maybe they do it coz their hair game hella strong these days and I am reading too deep into the whole thing- who knows?
If you’re depressed reading all this I apologise. I like to think I am not one of these people that endorses guilt because of the world’s state of doom and gloom. Its all well and good saying, “how can I be okay when the world is falling apart and there’s nothing I can do?” You’re emotionally involved- great, but the world benefeits nothing from your guilt and depression about its state of affairs.
Use those feelings to fuel other emotions like the drive to do something constructive to solve a fraction of the problems arojnd you; start a fund raiser, inform others of how they can help, where they can donate, what they can buy that invovles a sum of money going to a specific cause etc etc…
And I guess be grateful for your blessings. Alhamdulilah. Genuinely.
The reason I wrote it all on here is because sometimes you wanna off load, you know?
May Allah aid the Ummah and help it survive.