A Beautiful Hadith for a Saddened Mother.

After a miscarriage, when a fetus is returned to Allah, The Most Exalted.

Allah says, “That day will come which even if the carrier (Mother) is destined for the throws of hell, you will rescuse her with your umbilical cord and pull her into Jannah.” 

[Sunan ibn Majah Vol.1, Book 6, Hadith 1608] 

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Finally In Dubai!

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Finally, my dreams had come true. I wanted change in my life, and I got it. I love traveling and when Dad said we were going to Dubai, my heart burst out of happiness. I love Dubai, I love it’s culture, it’s delicacies, it’s scenery and its people.
Dubai is a place where I feel the safest. Actually, all of Middle East feels the safest for me, of course, in terms of women.
Anyway, we booked our ticket and just waited for the day to come when I would place my feet on the soft sand of Dubai.
September 26th. 
My flight was on 10:00 am, so I got up at around 5:30, prayed my morning prayer, took a cold shower since it would help kill my sleepiness and ate two slices of brown bread with butter and jam. I took a cab and left for the airport that was just 20 minutes away from my house.
It took an hour for the check-in and the immigration to complete. After that I drank some eye-opening Karak Chai at an Indian stall. By the time I reached my gate, my boarding had already started.
I always choose Emirates because it’s comfortable. It has spacious seats, patient and loving air host and hostess and savory foods. Also, they have got a wide range of latest Movies and T.V shows you can watch on their channel called ICE.
Unfortunately, that long list of movies confuse me every single time. Like there are so many things I want to watch, but so little time! I selected a few, but I couldn’t concentrate on it. Perhaps it wasn’t interesting, or I was too sleepy.
However, in the end, I watched Ferdinand. It was a good movie and it surely made me laugh. There is another half hour left for me to complete though…I don’t know when I’ll do that…
Since it was already around 11, they gave us lunch. I like non-veg, but I didn’t feel like eating chicken curry and rice, so I chose veg. They gave me potato and bring all fry, with rice and dal. On the sides was a lentil salad with tomato and cucumbers. Bread with butter. Mango pickle and for the dessert, there was rasmalai. It’s a saffron cottage cheese dish that’s dipped in with sweet condensed milk. It’s definitely a must try! For the drink, I asked for orange juice but I don’t know if she heard me wrong or if she didn’t have it at that moment, but she gave me apple juice.
Anywho, I like apple juice too so no complains.
When there was just an half hour left for the flight to land, I took a nap because my eyelids were heavy. I usually don’t sleep I the flight if the journey is short, but since I woke up early, I couldn’t help it.
After taking my suitcases, I prayed my afternoon prayer and got out. However, we first needed to rent a car since we are planning to stay in Dubai for quite some time. Unfortunately, we dropped the idea of renting a car from Dubai because it was too expensive. Like the least expensive car for rent was coming around 2000 AED and the most expensive was around 4000 AED.
We couldn’t afford it because we had to pay for the hotel too. So, we took a taxi and went to Sharjah to stay for the night so that dad could rent a car from here, plus, he had some work to take care of as well. But once again, we dropped that idea too because the hotel wasn’t a hotel apartment; like with the kitchen and the washing machine and stuff and it was expensive too.
After pondering for a while, we came to Ajman. We searched for few hotels until we found an affordable one with a nice sea view near the port. From the hotel we are staying now, you can see the ships and the old types city that don’t have tall buildings or anything.
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It’s truly stunning. But from the other window, you can see another city with skyscrapers and sunset.
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After coming to our apartment that’s on the seventeenth floor, me and dad went out again in the heat to bring water bottles and something to eat because we were super hungry and tired!
We both first went to this hyper market that’s just a few blocks away from the hotel and bought water bottles, tea, milk, sugar and washing machine powder. Right opposite the market, there is a tea house. I ate chicken Shawarma because when you come to Dubai, that’s the first thing you need to eat to satisfy your hunger. Mom, dad and my sis ate fried chicken bucket with tea.
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After that, dad went to work and me, mom and sis slept for a while. We didn’t do much until after we prayed our last prayer of the night, I took my mom and sister to a restaurant that was beside the tea house for dinner because dad said he would come home late from work. Since we had to stay in budget, we ate chilly chicken and butter chicken with chapati and thumbs up that refreshed me completely! Ah…the fizz just shot open my eyes. The dinner came around 30 AED for three people.
The food was delicious. After all, it was a Malabar restaurant. There were hard-working people and a fine lady served us. She took care of our needs quite well. We enjoyed our dinner but mom wanted to take some things from the hyper market, so we went there. Again.
We strolled around a little, took some more essential stuff and came back home.
I was exhausted and I wanted to sleep, but I also had to wait for dad to come.
So, until dad arrived, I watched a movie with mom because I didn’t had the energy to even write my blog or my novel.
Nonetheless, I had a good day. I just hope we don’t go back to my hometown soon…
I probably won’t do anything tomorrow so it would just be a waste of time to write about it.
But once I do something interesting, I’ll let you guys know for sure!
Until then,
Peace neighbors,
See you in my next post~
I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 
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Who is the better cook?

My mother or my grandmother?

Its a simple actually really and you don’t need to think too much about it.

The best cook in the family is grandmothers, of course. No one can compete her recipes and taste no matter how much we try.

Although we implement her dishes, the taste is so kuch different than the one she makes. Sometimes the texture too isn’t right. And the burst of flavors don’t burst so easily.

Grandmothers cooking is the best and you won’t find the deliciousness of her cooking anywhere else in the world. Everyone thinks that, right?

Her cooking is rare, like lost magic.

Though, I’m not saying I don’t like mom’s cooking. Her cooking is similar to grandma’s, just slightly different in terms of flavor. Since nowadays, the old time recipes are now being fusioned so easily. The originality of it all has just vanished from some houses.

Damn…I now miss my grandmothers cooking. I haven’t been able to meet her or my grandfather for the past few months and I miss them both terribly.

Wait…

I can smell the aroma of her cooking right now…I can taste the spices she adds in her curries…My mouth is literally watering right now.

Ugh, why ain’t I rich enough to book a flight ticket already? or have a private jet?

Anyway, I wonder who you guys think is the best cook; your mom or your grandmother?

Comment below to let me know! May the best cook win!

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 

 

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Home Alone

What do you do when you’re home alone?

I always go out with my parents; be it grocery shopping or for some random business work, but sometimes when I don’t have the mood.to get up and get ready, I tend to stay at home in my warm PJ’s and just take a day off doing nothing.

As soon as my parents leave, I grab my cookie jar, sit in front of my T.V/Laptop and watch something that I had been thinking of watching for the past month.

Its actually fun and calming to see something while thinking nothing and having no sounds around you. You’re just you. Your own best friend. You laugh, cry and get scared by yourself. It’s like you’re in an apocalyptic world, you know.

But, eventually, I end up texting my mom or dad and asking them where they are right now and how much time will it take for them to come home.

What do you guys do when you’re home alone?

Do comment below!

Until then,

See you in my next post neighbors,

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 

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Expectations vs Reality

We all expect too much from small things, don’t we? We expect to look good when going to prom, when in reality, we look like Tarzan.

We expect to smile at our crush beautifully, when in reality, we’re scaring them off.

Anyway, I’m not going to lecture you today because I’ve decided to make you guys laugh a little!

Below are some images from different sources that I stumbled upon on and I can’t wait for you to giggle away too.

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That’s it for today 😂

I hope I made you guys smile! Because I sure did~

Do comment below which Expectation vs Reality image you like the best or laughed at the most!

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 

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Today I feel…

Happy.

Finally, my prayers, my hoping, my wishing, my dreaming, my longing have been answered.

I feel blessed. I feel content with everything now.

Not many people get what they wish or desire and some get it too easily.

But not many are grateful with what they have, while others complain even though they have everything.

But the joy of getting what you want is quite different, isn’t it?

The hapoiness you feel after hearing some good news or seeing something good happen to you is undescribable.

I like that feeling. I like to smile and I like to feel good.

Well, don’t we all?

I wish these happy moments would keep on coming.

But I have also realized that patience plays a big role in our lives. If we don’t have patience, then we wouldn’t really feel the joy that we thought we would feel.

Patience is connected with contentment. Both have to be equal if you want a taste the sweetness of the thing you have been eagerly waiting for to happen.

I wonder how you’re feeling today?

I hope you’re feeling happy too. This world is large, but hey, we’re living in the same planet aren’t we? We might be strangers, but we’re looking at the same sky and moon, aren’t we?

Why not tell me how you’re feeling today?

If you’re sad then maybe I can be a shoulder for you to cry on.

And if you’re happy then maybe we can share a delicious chocolate cake and party all night!

Just kidding. I don’t party.

 

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Death

Are you afraid of death?

I’m being completely honest here. No, I’m not afraid of death.

If death comes to me right now, I’d happily let it take my soul.

What is there to be afraid of? You’re just going to go to a much better place where there would be no sin, no fear, no hunger, no poverty, no bad things. So why shouldn’t I be happy to die, right?

In this world, we’re just travelers. Just people who are living on rent. Our home is the hereafter. A place filled with light, happiness, limitless provisions and eternity.

I’m prepare for death. It can come anytime. It can come right now before I publish this post.

I’m not afraid of it. Rather, I’d take its hand and let it lead my soul wherever it wants to take me.

You shouldn’t be afraid either. Its just death. Not torture. Its just a passing moment. You’ll feel pain for a few seconds but then its done. The extraction of the soul is done and now, you’re free. All of that pain, anger, torment, stress and depression will be over.

And I tell you, you’ll be glad. Glad to just leave the wordly worries behind that were unimportant and unncessary.

I’m not afraid of death.

Are you?

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The Best Part of a Rainy Day

I love rains. It makes me feel creative. It makes me happy. Seeing the water splat on my bedroom window and listening to the droplets drumming on the concretes makes me feel something…It’s a kind of feeling that I can’t describe properly. Perhaps, it’s inspirational, or maybe it’s love. I don’t know, but I feel something.

And that’s the best part of a rainy day. You can feel so many emotions at the same time. You can recall and make so many memories.

You can make a cup of hot chocolate and read a good book.
You can write a novel; be it any genre because rain can be incorporated in many and any stories.

I wish rainy days just wouldn’t end.
My imagination reaches its peak when I stare at the unfocused world. At the dark grey clouds and at the abandoning streets.

It’s like the world has come to an end.
As if when I wake up tomorrow, I’ll be the only one awake.

Rains are beautiful. They give you a sense of hope, tragedy and a sense of impossibility and the unseen.

“Poets love rain, you know why? 
because it makes them feel lonely, 
and that’s when they take out their pen and paper.”

— 

aaliyah.s

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Don’t worry (A poem)

My love, take a deep breath and just let it go.
This life is nothing, 
but a wind that’s blowing.

You’re just a traveler,
a person living on rent,
so why bother with worldly stuff,
and enjoy yourself.

Look at the ocean,
at the birds that fly high,
fill yourself with awe,
and try to smile. 

There’s so much for you to see,
but you can’t do it if you’re unhappy.
I beg you, please don’t worry,
life has many more blessings than just petty things.

So, don’t worry,
live happy.
Take a break,
and let things fall on its own;
in its own place.

— Worrying will get you nowhere. 

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One thing to do today

Hello everyone.

I hope you all are having a great day. If not, then I apologize because I know, it sucks. You might be annoyed or angry or just feeling gloomy, but you know what? Its life.

If life doesn’t have any ups and downs, how can you discover new emotions? New things and new opportunities?

Everyday is a good day, its up to us how we handle ourselves and our surroundings.

Its up to you how you can control your anger, how you can forgive others and how you can be patient with the problems you are facing.

Eventually, problems will die. They are not everlasting. But your patience can be.

We are made strong. We can handle anything that comes in our way if we just stay positive and strive to achieve our dreams and our goals.

But to do that, you know what is the one thing you have to do now?

Its to be thankful to yourself, your family, friends, your surroundings and the way you’re living now. So many people wish to have a life like you, but here you are, all healthy and reading my post on your phone or tablet or laptop or whatever…

Be thankful to everything you have or get. Don’t be proud. Don’t be careless, but know the reality of things from everyone’s point of view.

Everyone has bad and good days, but think of all the things you have while others don’t.

Be grateful.

Smile like its your last day.

Thank everyone in your family for being there for you. Thank yourself for being strong and know that this life is temporary.

No point in worrying about small things, okay?

Have patience, pray, and everything will set on its own.

Perhaps, your time of happiness hasn’t come now, but one day—it can be tomorrow or an hour from now or after reading my post—your time will come to shine and to feel glad and to feel as if you’re on seventh heaven!

I hope you guys felt a bit motivated by this post of mine. I just want you all to stay happy, okay? Stay strong and don’t let anything break you down.

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR!

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