Sunday, February 15, 2009

..Oh dear Life

..why make life so complicated?
It's only ours for a little while .. so make the most of it and smile!
Seriously people. Think about it.
I know we all have our bad days and good days, but you never know when this life can be snatched away from you! I know that we all somehow do land ourselves in situations which we can't control the result of. I know that things happen which we don't want. I know that we regret a lot of things we've done. But take a moment and think. Can you say for 100% that you're going to be alive in the next 15, 10 or even 2 minutes? No. You can't. I'm not saying to never feel sad and always walk around with a smile on your face! But just know that life isn't as bad as we think it is.
Think about GOD. Think about all the people God has placed in our lives to comfort us, to be there for us. Those people are there by God so that we can have support in our lives. So that suddenly this complicated mess isn't such a pain anymore. Use those people - and don't worry they'll use you when they are in need to. That's what friends are for! You help each other in good times and the bads.
And you know what's really great about friends? You can say all the random nonsense you want to them about you and your life without worrying about anything. And if you hesitate speaking to them then ya'll are not friends at all! We make friends so we aren't lonely. Our friends are like our diaries.. expect they can speak back to us with wise advice. They have the power to make us laugh, smile, cry, and get angry. They have the power to comfort us, to advice us, to protect us, to hug us and to care for us.
We are also blessed with our one-in-a-gazillion-parents, our siblings and the rest of our family too. All are there by God to lessen our burden.
And then most importantly there is GOD himself. We can turn to confide in God no matter what. Good, bad, happy, sad, whatever it is, God will not, and does not let us down.
But with all those things, you have to believe. Without faith and belief you go no where. So trust the people you are blessed with and enjoy your life please. It's precious, and so are you.
**This is for someone in particular - I really don't know what to say to you exactly.. but please, just smile. I don't think any less of you and never will. You're truely special and please don't worry about anything. This post is dedicated to you.**

Friday, February 13, 2009

Qasidah Burdah Sharif


This is one of my most favourite Nasheeds! It not only is beautiful to hear but also soothes and relaxes the mind, not to mention its splendid lyrics. My God.. they're just wonderful! I've listened to it now several times now after quite sometime.. it's amazing.

I recommend reading the translated lyrics at this link HERE while you hear it.. it's totally worth it.

Another one of my favourite renditions is by Junaid Jamshed.

And guess what else I found out? According to wikipedia , "some Muslims believe that, if recited with love and devotion, the Burda can cure diseases and purify hearts". Pretty nice eh! Such powerful words..brillant.

If you have not yet heard this Nasheed (which most people probably's quite popular)'re missing a great deal!