September 29, 2009

I Am Only a Traveler

As'salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh & Peace to all!

My spirit is in search of comfort. To know with certainty that I will see Al Jannah al Firdaus but, it is not within my power. I was raised to be responsible, thoughtful and successful. Where was my guidance and instruction for my faith?

If I hadn't mentioned it in my prior posts...I was told we were Catholic. I use the word "told" because it was not always obvious. Sure we would attend mass on Sunday but, that for me was where the faith started and ended.

As Muslims we are given the example of being a traveler in this life. Taking an occasional rest beneath a shade tree...before we continue on our journey. Thinking about death (especially my own) is not always an easy. However, ignoring it does not prevent us from returning to Allah (SWT).

This is the first post where I seem to be cautious with my words, maybe it is because this is such a personal subject. I know for certain that there is Paradise. Insha Allah my husband Mamoun, our wonderful children and those we love will be united forever. While I walk my path I will try and do as many good deeds as possible. Should we spend every moment preparing for death? I don't feel that is a healthy way to live. Instead living as if we are travelers appreciative for the goodness and blessings. Yet, never forgetting that this is not our (Muslims) destination. So I will never actually be comfortable in this life and that is good for me...insha Allah it keeps me guided on focused.

Serious Notes from Nazeeha