Friday, 19 September 2014

Great reminder!

I believe there will be a point in our life that will define who we are. those points can be the time of hardship as well as the time of ease ior even a single short conversation with someone you recently know.

That's one of the moment I experience today!

الحمد لله رب العالمين 
I spoke to a sister whom I knew recently and we share about the worry we have on how much time we invest to build our relationship with Allah while we also try to build the next generations (our children).

Often, we (me specifically) miss to have the time to just sit and recite Quran as long as we want to, pray as khusyu' as we want to, contemplate on life without any distruction but she said one sentence that it's not the first time I heard but this time it just click and make sense more than ever before.

"This is just a phase we have to go through sis, soon the kids will grow up and being independent then we can pick up on what we left off. 
for the time being,  keep remind yourself that we are doing the ground work to raise generation that will worship Allah, what else Allah wants from His servant apart from them worshipping Him SWT?"

سبحان الله 
Yes it's click! 
Yes it's hard
Yes it's full of sacrifice 
Yes it's a daunting but rewarding task

But I can imagine how happy I am whenever I remember that in every good deeds my children will do weather it's reciting Quran or carry the da'wah, doing a good deeds, etc, I will get the portion of rewards from it because the time and energy I invest to nurture them.

I'm not perfect mom, in fact far from it but WALLAHI the above thoughts enough to bring me back on why i should not complain and why I should feel honoured and blessed through my children and the guidance (Islam) that Allah has bestowed on me

London 
Friday 19 September 2014

*small reminder for all mothers out there who is doing everything, sacrifice themselves and trying everything to stay strong and sane 😉

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Memorable date

10 September 2014

This is the day rumaysa khalifah born 2 years ago

MashaAllah time flies and Alhamdulillah she is growing up well and she's full of life MashaAllah tabarakallah

May Allah protects her and bless her with goodness of life and piety Amin 

10 September 2014 
It's also the first time my big girl starts reception class aka proper school with uniform etc

MashaAllah! I was so nervous the night before. I might be too excited but worry at the same time. Excited because she will be in the school the whole 5 days from 8am to 2:30pm. Prior to this one she only went for 2 and a half days at Iman pre school which is literally next door. But now we have to travel around 25 minutes by car and the school time starts very early, well at least earlier than any normal state school. 

الحمد لله رب العالمين she was generally exicited since she has meet the teacher twice before she even started. Once was on induction day and second time was when the teacher visited our house.
ماشاء الله I found them very kind and helpful to make Nusaybah settle down quickly in this transitional period.

Today, when I dropped her to school and show her what she needed to do when she arrived and how to use the toilet, she straight away went for play dough station. الحمد لله رب العالمين she doesn't hold herself back. She's more than ready to start this adventure. I can believe my girl is completely independent facing this new phase of her life ماشاء الله 

I pray that there will be much goodness from this process and May Allah ﷻ guides us and all our children to the straight path

اللهمّ امين يا ربّ العالمين 

Friday, 5 September 2014

{percakapan} super Mom!

Few days ago when we just came back from out and about my 4 years and 10 months old daughter said to me (out of the blue): 


"Wow mama, you're doing everything!"


I asked: "What do you mean Nusaybah?"


Well, you're a doctor (I don't know why she highlighted this role first- perhaps it's because I just put a bandage on her finger- and you're a driver, you're a cleaner, you're a cook, you're a book reader, you are everything. 


Me:" Awww that's very sweet of you Nusaybah, jazakillah khair for those kind words"


N:"no wonder you're tired all the time, because you're doing everything!"


Me:" errmmmm yes maybe that's why"


Children always speak the truth, in fact,

when I read her bedtime story I often fall asleep before it's even finished and then I mumbled in Indonesian language. She would then laugh.

The strange things: she seems enjoying that kind of situation so she usually stretch her bed time till late by asking me to do my Isha prayer, x y z and then ask me: are you really tired mama? If I say "yes" then she asks me to tell her story.


If a child recognise the massive role of a mother, sometimes I wonder how come capitalist system doesn't? Once again it is an evident for me how Islam for the fitrah of human being.