I was learning at 16. I would wake up at dawn to find baba reciting Quran, I learnt that our souls have cravings.

I would watch him as he would bow in Salah, his head staying there for a few minutes touching the ground, I would observe in silence. I learnt that you are strong as long as you know your Rabb is Greater than everything.

I was learning that day baba left for work in a rush, never to return. I learnt this world is not meant for perfect endings, you live as a traveler and you have to leave as one.

I learnt the next day when we got his luggage back as I smelled his burned clothes, how fire destroys the human body while things may last for an eternity.

I was learning at 18. I would watch mama smile everytime someone told her about their dreams of baba. I learnt that Love makes you forget your own suffering.

She told us she felt him in her dream once. I learnt that my Lord is Al-Lateef, everytime my parents met in dreams.

I was learning at 20. I had only read it before but then I felt it, the difference between empathy and sympathy.

I learnt we all carry an ocean in us; of kindness, strength, fear and hope. And another ocean of tears. The latter never dries. The former keeps increasing everytime you use it.

I learnt that it’s maybe because in your consumption, you take a step closer towards the Source. You find His Love. You find Him closer to you. You fear His anger. You pray your Rabb never leaves you.

At 24 all I know is that you keep learning, of losses and findings. Everyday you lose a part of yourself to find another. It’s not always better than what’s lost. But you’ll find what you search for if you keep trying. Just keep trying.


-(24 years, 24 lessons)

Love this so much, Masha Allah!

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Why is it that days we spend no time on our hair it comes out #flawless ||ish|| 💁
Fire Engine Red. // toot toot
nicolerichiedaily:

September 13th - 2014 Fall Collection House of Harlow 1960 Trunk Show
I wanted to find an embarrassing picture of us but I didn’t want to be dead today. Happy birthday to my love bug. Meeting you was the most beautiful serendipity xoxo may your life lead you to the pious creative way to reflect that soul of yours. Wish #phoenix was together to celebrate. Muah! Love you
The #amrezypalette is flawless. Time for #TamannaPalette next @amrezy @dressyourface // I also need @desimakeup to get her own ☺️🙏👯
Happy birthday my love bug #foreignerandamerican
#express love
👫💍🎉 #laab
Perfection xoxo #sisters #bosombuddies
Is this what love and heartbreak feels like? I wanna kidnap you pumpkin! 🐥🐶 (at Petland Montgomery)
I need a camera that will actually do justice to my food makeup days. Any suggestions??
#wce #wcw seriously I love @desimakeup #desiperkins so much when she replied back to me I loved her even more. But go follow her youtube channel and insta. I love her voice and her talent and just her aura. @irenesarah and her are like my all time faves 👭👯💍🎉👑
senyahearts:

Cara Delevingne & Rihanna - Cell for Gratitude Charity Event, NY (07/09/2014)