Friday, October 16, 2009


These past days I was so tired doing a full time work in our organization, I forgot to spend time with my sister’s children, so last weekend alhamdulillah I have a free time, I visited my sister and play with my nephews and niece, I also brought them to the nearest mall and bought foods and drinks and we also bough a family sized pizza for snacks. Its not obvious that we love foods when we get together (hahaha).

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Do you know the legend of the Cherokee , the Indian youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on His Throne protecting us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him. Though we don't see Him but surely He sees us..

'Wa lillahi mosalul 'ala'

May He help us to pass His test!