Saturday, 31 December 2011
It has almost been a year since my last post. The Year 2011 has been an eventful year and one that I shall never forget. It had its ups and downs, Alhamdullillah it was a year that I came out saying ShukrAllah.
It has started off with me attending a few Islamic courses organised by the Al Kauthar Institute and it was so nice to be doing this with Zawjaty (my wife). Masha'Allah.
I was unfortunate or fortunate should I say to be made redundant in a role I started a year ago! Just shows that no one can be too sure of job security in today's economic climate, it definitely is unpredictable. With this I had more time to spend with my dear family, ShukrAllah.
It was during this time, that my dear Father became really ill, and was admitted into hospital, later to be diagnosed with renal failure. And over a course of a few days, the family had to make a decision on the very high possible option of dialysis being taken as a means of aiding his kidneys. My father, having agreed to being put on dialysis, was feeling the effects of having dialysis three times a week.
I later secure another role, Alhamdulillah, not the perfect job, this does not exist I had realised after 15 years of working. It simply comes down to taking the right opportunities that present oneself with, that's how to become a winner. InshAllah with Tawwakul it helps aid any decision whether it is job or otherwise, knowing the reason why you are doing the job, activity, linking this back to your deen and more so your aakirah. This I feel gives much motivation.
I have also been privileged to have come across Muhammed Faris - The Founder of Productive Muslim, and he has great practical advice to fulfilling ones potential whether it be Islam, Family, Personal, Community etc. I will Insha'Allah look to providing more resource on this site, based on my experience of the tips from ProductiveMuslim.com over the course of 2012, so again watch this space.
Last year I was blessed to have taken my wife to Hajj, this was to be my second Hajj Alhamdulillah. Please keep your eyes peeled for a post on this magnificent journey of a lifetime, it is not to be missed.
There are only snippets of my 2011 year. Insha'Allah there will be much more beautiful experiences and more importantly E-man Boosts and Appetizers for the year to come.