Youthful Wisdom

New Travel Plans

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Next week I will be traveling to Morocco and Spain, God willing. It’s been five years since I’ve traveled to the other side of the world and I’ve had wanderlust for far too long and I’m finally read to quench it…or at least try! Join me as I post about my adventures!

Memory

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

I remember a time when I was in Egypt out in the middle of the desert. Standing by myself, feet snug in the soft sand, I looked to the right and to the left. I looked before me and behind me. I could see nothing but mountains and hills of sand for miles without end. And when I looked up it was nothing but a dark blue sky with the clearest stars I have ever seen in my life. In that moment I felt so alone and yet immensely loved. I felt so insignificant yet given full attention to. It was in that moment that I felt the presence of God engulfing me from every side. The knowledge of His existence overcame me. The appreciation of His Mercy couldn’t escape me. And the awe of His unfathomable abilities couldn’t be expressed justly with any words. In that moment I knew Truth. The true purpose of life. The unescapable reality of my life.

 إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

“Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.”

Expectations

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

I’m tired of expectations.

We have relationships and expect certain things out of the other person. But the reality is that people always disappoint. Catch 22 of it all is that I myself fail others expectations as they fail mine. So where can we strike the balance in between. Is it possible to love something and not expect of them anything?

The more I love someone the more expect of them. The more I believe in them wholeheartedly. And when they don’t reach its so disappointing and frustrating, especially if its someone younger than you who you love so dearly like your younger siblings or your children. You want so much for them to succeed in life, to make the right decisions, to stand up on their own two feet. And yet you can’t stand for them. We just teach by example, encourage them, and step back hoping they’ll spread their wings.

I suppose I’m just tired of being disappointed. I’m tired of having such high hopes for someone I love all too much only for me to get hurt when they don’t reach their own potential.

The only one that I can truly have expectations of is Allah. I might not be able to expect where I’ll end up but at least I can know and trust that He’ll be who He says He is, He’ll live up to His own attributes, He will always be there, and He will always be Just and Wise.

May we expect the most of our Amazing Merciful Lord and may He deliver us. Ameen.