Hummus's blog

The Stranger

A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. Though his outward appearance was not attractive, the stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

As I grew up I never questioned his place in our family. In my young mind, each member had a special place. My brother, Yusuf, a few years my senior, was my example. Sa'diyah, my younger sister, gave me an opportunity to play 'big brother' and develop the art of teasing. My parents were complementary instructors - Mum taught me to love Allah Ta'ala and Dad taught me how to obey Him. 

Light on the tongue, Heavy on the scales..

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu Alayhi Wasallam said, 'There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful... '.

So, do you now what this is referring to? I'm sure you must do.

And if you don't then you shall know soon, so all good.

I may be scared of leopards.

Not so long ago, I watched a very interesting documentary about leopards. I don't know much about them besides the fact that they have sharp teeth, have beautiful skin and a part of the cat family. Watching this seemed ideal to help me to widen my horizons.

There were certain parts that made me love these creatures to bits and there were certain parts that made me angry at humans for being so inconsiderate and heartless and other parts that made me scared to ever be anywhere near one of them. A lot of mixed emotions and feelings.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Take a deep breath in and a deep breath out.

I'm not supposed to be visiting this site nor replying to the dozen threads that need replying to, but having come home, I feel like creating a blog post and here I am doing exactly that. During this fun filled exam season, I think about strange things. I do a lot of over-thinking and over-analysing. 

I have strange ideas whizzing around in my head too and i realised something. When i'm revising, i'm revising for an exam, i'm learning for the short term. I'm not revising for the long term and neither am i revising for life. For me, doing such a thing doesn't sound like a great idea.

The young man at my door on this fine day.

Just like any other day of this week, I sat at home, doing some productive things and some not so productive things. But today was definitely special for me.

A young man knocked at my door. From what I vaguely understood of his weak English, he wanted some money to buy food. 

Instead of giving him some money, I thought it would be best to give him food instead. So i asked him 'Would you like me to get some food for you?' and I pointed in the direction behind me. His face beamed with joy and happiness, so away I went.

Whilst i did that, i realised that this young man at my door was genuinely hungry and wanted some food. You could tell that he wasn't after money at all. 

Paradise, you never imagined.

A friend of mine shared this video, saying: '17 minutes of your time. I promise you all that this will have a profound, emotional effect on you. Please, I urge you to watch this without hesitation.

I know that we're all busy revising, or going about our lives... but this really gives you a beautiful glimpse into Jannah, SubhanAllah - It will inspire you. It reminds us of what we could have waiting for us in the Akhirah, it will move you and really make all of your worldy worries seem really insignificant. 

Spices for Weight Loss

1) Cinnamon helps reduce blood sugar and helps carbs porcess healthier.

2) Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which burns fat.

3) Mustard Seed boosts metabolism 20-25% for several hours after consumption.

4) Ginger acts as diuretic, improves gastric mobility, hinders cholesterol absorption.

5) Black Pepper boosts metabolism, helps digestion and aids nutrient absorption.