The book, although a highly informative read, I found it to be focusing mainly on a group of individuals in the highly developed world. As a person who is born and raised in Africa, I would say that our lessons for the 21st century, would be slightly different. I found myself not being able to relate to a lot of things that were mentioned in … Continue reading 21 Lessons For The 21st Century : Book Thoughts
It might be too late to wish everyone a happy Ramadhan, but better late than never, right? So, Happy Ramadhan everybody!
I wrote a little reflection poem about death, because I realized how this is a scary topic for many people. The minute you mention death, in any way, then there is a certain look on people’s face, like a taboo Continue reading “Death: How do you reflect?”
I got attached to Santiago.
From the boy he was, to the man he became. I was part of it all, every step of his journey. You can sense the maturity changes in the protagonist as the book progresses. As a reader, I felt a part of every process.
Through magic interpretations and insightful metaphors, there are bits of life lessons and knowledge of phases that one has to go through in order to become who they believe they are, and part of these are probably taken out of Paulo Coelho’s life himself.
Santiago can be anybody, Continue reading “The Alchemist – Book thoughts”
So, I’m on a writing challenge. This is the first topic that I have to write about, but I have been postponing it, and I have been staring at a blank page for three days (nothing new there), until now. This why I keep on doing challenges, they keep me grounded for a max of three days then they die a silent death. Anyways, I … Continue reading PROBLEMS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ?
I don’t know what to say about 2018. It was a passing storm. It wheezed by and I didn’t notice. It felt almost zombie like and robotic. But I always get to learn things and I guess that is a good thing; I got to re establish my place and realize who I was as a daughter, a friend , a sister , a girl … Continue reading LESSONS 2018
You make a difference,
Just by being.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of me, that I may give him? Who will seek my forgiveness that I may forgive him?’” [Bukhari, Muslim] Mind-blowing. Continue reading “TAHAJJUD (تهجد)”
“Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, ‘We believe’, and that they will not be put to the test? And certainly We tested those before them, so that God will differentiate those who are true from those who are false.” (Quran 29:2-3)
For today, you shall write from your heart,
There is a part of me that feels blessed and forgiving; but then, there’s also a part of me that feels betrayed and cruel. All of these feelings feel my own yet so alien.
A lot happens when my mind is about to sleep.
I keep wondering about Continue reading “Tears”
أَُكِئَلو ُ م هاَوْأَم ُ راَّنلا اَِبِ او ناَك َُنو بِسْكَي
“(as for) those, their abode is the fire because of what they earned”
Fajr prayer does not matter now; it will matter tomorrow. Right now, you are extremely tired and you can’t even stand, let alone Continue reading “Fire”