Now, I am in the middle of reading an inspiring book by Yasmin Mogahed. The title is "Reclaim you heart".. What a good book for one to reflect on oneself and understand the nature of this life.Yes, some of us actually already know what is the meaning of this life from the point of view of a muslim. However, as we are the 'al-insan' which mean always being the one who forget things, we need reminders (tazkirah) to keep on reminding us so that we are not going astray from the right path.Let me share one of the pearls inside the book.
EMPTYING THE VESSEL
"Before you can fill any vessel, you must first empty it. The heart is a vessel. And like any vessel, the heart too must be emptied-before it can be filled. One can never hope to fill the heart with God, so long as that vessel is full of other than Him subhanahu taa'la (exalted He is)" To empty the heart doesn't mean to not love. On the contrary, true love, as God intended it, it purest when it is not based on a false attachment.
See...I love the words that Yasmin has used..Deep..very deep..let's think....=)
As long as eyes can see,
As long as heart can beat,
As long as we are still in this world,
The journey is still there
For some people, it has begun for a long time
And for some people it has just started
What ever it is, as long as we are in this journey,
We are under the blessing of Allah
What journey that I am talking about?
It is the journey of coming back to the only path that the God Almighty has chosen for us..
It is ISLAM
It does feel good to return back to this blog..=)