So I’m not supposed to feel this way, but let’s be honest, I do feel bad for abandoning my blog for months on end without any explanation whatsoever and to top it off post crappy poetry on returning when I should have at least tried to make up for my absence by posting something worth your time.
But what’s a girl to do if her mind decides to go with the fairies? Yes, tag along. It does help give one a much needed breather so I won’t complain.
I’m kidding. Me and my mind are in the right place and everything’s fine and dandy. Alhumdulillah ala kulli haal. I was just lazy as always.
And when you’re lazy, you don’t have any reason not to go for the laziest option. Right? And poetry, for me, is that lazy route I often like to wander through, playing with words and rhymes, trying out different genres and sometimes even daring to stray to the dark, forbidding corners of my mind. That’s where poetry like the ones I recently published comes from.
I’m trying to think of one good reason why I even post gloomy, sad, screwed up stuff on the lil ray of sunshine that my blog is, but so far I have come up empty. No reasons at all.
No reasons is actually a good enough reason for me to put an end to it. 😐
That doesn’t mean I’ll completely stop posting poetry, just that it’ll have to be positive-feel-good stuff or nothing. No more negative vibes, inshaAllah. ✌
It’s been a long time coming but I have finally realized that I should get serious about my writing. So insha’Allah I’m going to try to actually put in some effort to post some good Islamic stuff on here. Bi ithniLlah Ta’aala.
Better late than never, I guess? 😄
I’d like to share a beautiful reminder that I stumbled upon today. Which, as a matter of fact, is also what pushed me to come to this conclusion and the reason why I’m writing this post. Alhumdulillah.
In the book ‘al‐Fawā’id,’ Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said:
“There are ten useless matters that cannot be benefited from:
– Knowledge that is not implemented.
– An action that is empty of sincerity, and is not based on the correct
– Wealth that is hoarded, as the owner neither enjoys it during this life,
nor obtains any reward for it in the Hereafter
– The heart that is empty of love and longing for Allāh, and of seeking
closeness to Him
– A body that does not obey and serve Allāh
– Loving Allāh without seeking His pleasure
– Time that is not spent in expiating sins or seizing opportunities to perform deeds of righteousness that will bring one closer to Allāh
– A mind that thinks about issues which bring about no benefit
– Serving those who neither bring you close to Allāh or benefit you in
– Hoping and fearing one who is under the authority of Allāh, and
whose forehead is in His Hand, while he cannot bring any benefit,
harm, life, death, or resurrection to himself.
~ A Message to Every Youth