All Praise is to Allah for the unexpected gift that arrived this morning from my extended Yemeni family. In it was a book* sent by my “adopted” nephew, Tariq ibn Zeiad, who wrote (well his father must have written it cos Tariq is only about 20 months of age):
To aunt Asma,
My mum read the original Arabic copy of this book and found it interesting. It has been written by a respectable scholar Aied Al-Qarni. I hope the English translation conveys the same meaning.
From Tariq ibn Zeiad.
So I smiled at the message thinking Subhan’Allah for such a rahma in ones life, and carried on to read the next few pages. I then opened to one part that struck me:
You have to accept the inescapable fact, which is that you will encounter things in life that you cannot change, but you can deal with through patience and faith.
Subhan’Allah a reflection in these last hours of Ramadhan.
May Allah protect little Tariq and his parents by shrouding them in His Tawfeeq and Nadhr. And May Allah accept our worship in this beautiful month of Ramadhan and strengthen us as our guest departs from us. Allahumma Ameen.
*The book that was gifted to this student is Dr. ‘A’id al-Qarni’s text “You can be the happiest woman in the world – a treasure chest of reminders”.