Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Assalam Alaikum. Peace be upon you all
Hope you all had a great week!
Sunday, 5th Jan
We’re studying lower limb in college which includes bones of pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula and bones of the feet and their relevant bone markings, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and arteries. It’s quite hard to do at first but making diagrams like this make it easier to remember.
Monday, 6th Jan
I was happy to be free from college early but Baba had to take the car for oil change before we could go home. So here I am chilling in the family lounge, watching all the cars get a makeover.
Tuesday, 7th Jan
Ramadan has officially approached in Pakistan. Wishing all the Muslims out there a happy Ramadan Mubarak. Ramadan is the month all Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and throughout or most of the day, Muslims delve deep into worship by reading Quran, praying and making duas, encourage unity and brotherhood by giving others and inviting people for iftaar, and by giving charity with all your heart. But what’s the most inportant thing one must achieve during this blessed month is self-control over one’s desires that can lead them to sin, which can be everyday things such as lying, cheating and backbiting. One must have experienced some mental and spiritual cleansing.
I’m worried that I won’t be able to spend much time in prayer, reading Quran and strengthening my Iman (faith) as I have college throughout Ramadan, with a module that demands alot of time and memorising. But Inshallah I’ll be able to manage it, as I need to give priority to my deen and the Hereafter before to my worldly matters. I hope I’ll be able to do so effectively.
Wednesday, 8th Jan
A good iftaari (the meal you have to break the day’s fast) starts with proper hydration, which watermelon juice achieves perfectly.
Thursday, 9th Jan
Because in Pakistan, iftaari isn’t iftaari without fried pakorays made of aalo (potato). I remember my Dado (paternal grandmother), may Allah bless her soul and she rest in peace, would nearly fill her stomach during Iftaari with pakorays. Baba would make her eat less of that and more of the other food present. But she would always try to sneak a few pakorays onto her plate when Baba wasn’t looking. My Dado was a very sweet angel.
Friday, 10th Jan
Here is what I had for today’s iftaari: a few fried food items like pakorays, samosas and bread patties, then cheese toast and a fruit salad (and a few other items depending on Mama’s mood). A nice good wholesome meal. My belly likey it!
Saturday, 11th May
Finally after a hectic week of college, I was able to spend some time reading Quran in the morning and have time for praying Taraweeh prayer at night. It feels good to nourish one’s mind and soul.