When thoughts overwhelm a person, they will often seek seclusion. In our case really it was a series of realizations, life changing events (having baby) and need to critically analyse our state that led me to stop doing most of my extra curricular things (one of them being blogging).
RealizationsGoing through my posts I realized I was not proud of most of them.
There was much ingratitude, ignorance and whining, however subtle or hidden between lines, it was there.
There was over sharing. There is a fine line between honesty and stupidity.
Our words will be the most formidable testimony against us before God on the last day, and I have not done very well in that department. Hence the desperate need for reform in every aspect of expression. This is a work in progress and very difficult.
Speaking without complete or accurate knowledge. This is a very grave sin and I want to avoid it God willing.
Seeking the approval of people. If I am questioning why I really wrote a post, best to not post it.
A mission to do everything to please Allah, made me realize I am seriously unequipped to go on such a mission due to my lack of knowledge of my religion.
If you are one of my (handful of) regular readers then you will notice many posts missing. They have been removed.
I am going to, inshaAllah (God willing), try to use my blogging and any Internet presence to either provide some service to the people and to please Allah. Again figuring out how is difficult, especially if you feel you have nothing to provide!
The blog therefore will try, its best, to fulfil this purpose to please Allah, instead of being a sad ode to the trials of life.
I am also on another mission of self -improvement for the sake of Allah, so I may not have time, but hey I have already done three posts in one week, so maybe I will make the time!
Raising awareness for autism
Why are we raising awareness? What will it accomplish for autistic individuals? A very important question and what is the best way to go about raising awareness without complaining and therefore being ungrateful about the blessings Allah has given to my family, that is going to be a real challenge. How to talk about autism with the correct Islamic perspective?
Going beyond talking, and translating awareness in to action. This is me getting ahead of myself, because until we carve out a definite picture of our purpose in life in relation to our Creator, how can we be off any use to anyone else around us? Have to do the basic stuff first and maybe Allah will help me figure out the rest.
So thank you for coming back and I will try to keep my promise of replacing the old with a better new!
Please feel free to email or post ideas on how you feel I can start to reach some of my goals - say anything!