01 August 2013

Morning Dew and Iftar at Home

The past few days had been raining mildly, so the plants and flowers are blooming and sparkling with life, Alhamdulillah. The white flower above was taken just this morning, its petals wet from the gentle rain and morning dew.

The blessed month of Ramadan is drawing near to its end and we started counting the last remaining ten days last Sunday. Fasting is well too, and during Iftar, I prepare hot soup like noodles, etc. During rest, I read the Qur'an more, including two books that deal about the topic of Qadr (Predestination): The Salaf's Guide to the understanding of al-Qadaa wal-Qadar by Dr. Saleh as-Saleh, and Islamic Creed Series Vol. 8: Divine Will and Predestination: In the Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah by Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar. I don't do any active things lately, like going downtown etc. I just spend my time studying, studying, studying.

This year's Ramadan had been very spiritually productive, and I hope that Allah SWT accept the fasting, sacrifices, prayers, invocations, and good deeds of the rest of the brothers and sisters in faith all over the world, including the ones who are suffering in war-torn countries.

Ah, so many things in our lives happen unexpectedly, some, which apparently seem bad and terrible. But if we keep our faith and trust in Allah SWT, in His Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge, He will provide a way out for the suffering and grief that dwells in our lives and hearts.