Asalam Wa Alaykoum,
In the Name of Allah, the most Gracious and the most Merciful, I begin this new post picking up from where I left almost if not two years ago. I honestly have no excuses or legitimate reasons as to why I had left or should I say abandoned my blog other then procrastination.
One of the reasons why I first started to blog 7 years ago was because I was in a good place in my life externally, which meant I had time to work on things that made me happy. And lately that has not been the case. We all go through ups and downs but this has been a continuous down that has left me little time or motivation to do a lot of the things I love. I won’t bore you with the details… just life stuff that everyone of us will or has experienced at some point.
Not much has changed in that aspect. I have no control over what is happening externally and I decided about 6 months ago to just let go. If it is out of my hands why then allow it consume my time. So this is my attempt at getting back into something I love doing, blogging, writing and sharing my perspective on life. It won’t be the same, but who can say they experience things the same way they did 10 years ago. So Insha Allah I am excited as to how this will develop and I am going to try and do this for me.
Not to mention how as a Muslim I am constantly reminded of how procrastination is not a good state to be in. Muslims should be productive, and using our very limited time wisely as we will be held accountable for time that is wasted. Yes we can relax, but when all our “free” time becomes a reoccurring relax/chill time then we have a problem.
Hence why I am making it a point to start reading again, and by that I mean actually finish a book within a reasonable amount of time, and also blog regularly. I have already made a small improvement as I Instagram regularly and have actually tidied up my profile with an aim to it. One thing I have not stopped doing in this time is photography which I showcase on my Instagram, Alhamdulillah.
Everyone has a trigger, something that shakes them up and gets them to snap out of that spiritual or mental slumber. So I share with you what has been reappearing in my mind over the last few months and what has kick started my efforts to do what I love again and that is the following hadith and Ayat from the Qur’an:
Narrated by Ibn `Abbas May Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was reported to have said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good.” Bukhari
“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” [Qur’an, 13:11]
I am only going to be 31 once, which according to islamic texts 33 is the age of what people will be in Jannah, the perfect age of strength, health, maturity and wisdom. So in conclusion, basically why waste the best years of my life!