Isn’t it strange that from all of the millions of people in this world,
You are chosen for me and me for you by our Almighty Lord.
My name was written next to yours,
Before the sun was taught how to rise and the moon to glow; Before birds were given wings to fly sky high and to soar.
So I sit here patiently waiting for you,
As I know my Rabb has destined for you to complete my Ruh.
Its a pleasant feeling to know that my hands were made to fit in yours; like the missing piece to a jigsaw, a key in a lock.
Your soul will carry the weight of mine; You will become my protector, backbone, my rock.
I am aware of your absence but feel your presence,
We are more than lovers already; our souls have entwined someplace, sometime ago…once.
Perhaps it is strange to say, but my mind and heart have wed you already,
For they know the man my body will marry is the man destined by Allah; a soul who will keep my iman steady.
There is a longing in my heart, a yearning of my soul,
For both are half empty and in need of you to make them whole.
My body untouched, my heart kept pure,
Only for you, my soldier of deen sent by Allah for sure.
My eyes have nevet met yours but I feel close to you already,
Its as if my heart beats in sync to yours; its waiting for you, it is ready.
For years I have been walking this path alone,
But you will join me soon, my companion; side by side, skin by skin, bone by bone.
Even the greatest man to walk this earth had a love story that still touches the hearts of many.
So I lost myself in the love of my Lord,
And I knew that through Him I will find you in this world.
So I sit here patiently waiting for you,
To come and complete my soul, To make it whole, To come and complete the empty half of my Ruh… I sit here waiting for you.
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April 15th 1989: Hillsborough Disaster
On this day in 1989, 25 years ago today, the Hillsborough disaster occurred in Sheffield, United Kingdom. A human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium led to the deaths of 96 people. The victims were mostly Liverpool fans, as the two sides were allocated separate sections of the stadium. The Liverpool area was overcrowded, with the police letting in more spectators than the stadium could contain and making exits into additional entries. The game only lasted six minutes, as the mass of people broke the crush barrier. The incident proved very controversial at the time and still today. The authorities initially tried to cover up the police negligence and blamed the fans for the disaster, claiming they were mostly violent drunkards who rushed the field. Stories swirled accusing the spectators of attacking police officers and each other. However, subsequent investigations revealed the level of police culpability. These concluded that: the fans were not responsible for the disaster; the authorities did try to cover-up what happened; many of the deaths could have been avoided if they had received prompt medical treatment (only 14 of the victims went to hospital); and the findings have led to the abolition of standing spaces in British football stadiums. On the 25 year anniversary, we mourn one of the worst stadium disasters in history and the tragically avoidable deaths of the 96.
If you’re HURT by people, who share the same blood as you,
…remember Yusuf (alaihis-salaam), who was betrayed by his own brothers.
If you find your PARENTS opposing you,
….remember Ibrahim (alaihis-salaam), whose father helped build the idols.
If you’re STUCK with a problem where there’s no way out,
….remember Yunus (alaihis-salaam) stuck in the belly of a whale.
If you’re ill & your body cries with PAIN,
….remember Ayoob (alaihis-salaam) who was more ill than you.
If someone SLANDERS you,
….remember Ai’sha (radhi allahu anha) who was slandered throughout the city.
If you’re LONELY,
….recall Aadam (alaihis-salaam) who was created alone.
If you CAN’T SEE any LOGIC around you,
…think of Nuh (alaihis-salaam) who built an ark without questioning.
If you are MOCKED by your own relatives;
… think of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
Let’s take a lesson of patience & perseverance from them, in’sha’Allah!