Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all.
I hope everyone had a great week!!
Sunday, 19th May
I’m not sure what this type of plant is or what these green things on the plant are, but they have always fascinated me when I was little. When I take my dog out for a walk, it always stops by this plant and sniffs at it for a long time. What type of plant is this?
Monday, 20th May
Today, we studied the bones of the foot. It’s quite fascinating to know the number and shapes of these bones. There are 7 tarsals, 5 metatarsals and 14 phalanges. That’s 26 bones in one foot! Alhamdulillah. These bones are important in providing support to the weight of the body, providing propulsive force to the feet for walking and running and also help form the arches of the foot that help in these functions and to walk on uneven surfaces.
I didn’t realize the depth of the importance of our feet until recently. It’s amazing!
Tuesday, 21st May
I wanted to get home early today since the last lecture ended at 3pm but my brother had an appointment with the dentist at 4pm and he had to pick me from college. I carried my anatomy book and waited for him in the clinic. We returned home at 5pm.
Wednesday, 22nd May
In this blessed month of Ramadan, one essential act of worship that Muslims, who are earning a living, must do is to give Zakat or charity to the poor, orphans, widows and all those in need. This helps in distribution of wealth in a society and prevents it from being accumulated with the rich only. I’m not earning myself and my pocket money is just enough for my own expenses and Careem rides. Mama, along with her friends, are collecting money to build and repair around 12 wells in the Tharparkar desert in Sindh where there’s alot of heat and scarcity of water and infant mortality rate is very high. May Allah accept their Zakat.
Thursday, 23rd May
The night of Qadr is approaching. In this blessed night, according to the Hadis, all the angels descend from the Heavens by Allah’s command and carry out the decree ordained by Allah which can be anything from who converts to Islam, who is born to which family, who dies, who experiences a major positive or negative change in live, etc. Although this picture shows that it’s potentially any one of the 5 nights of Ramadan, Muslims must actually believe that it’s any one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and must engage in worship from night till the light of day approaches. The worship of 1 night = worship of 10 months.
In Islam, we believe that Allah is All-Knowledgable and knows what decision we will make and its outcome before even make it. However, we have the free will in deciding how we act, speak or behave also so we are accountable for our actions. Thus Decree or Qadr is a complex and commonly confusing belief.
Friday, 24th May
I had quite a meaty iftaari today since my parents were out and there was no food at home so barbeque to the rescue!! Naan, barbeque chicken, seekh kebab and chicken ginger made up a great treat!
Saturday, 25th May
I’ve started reading a biography of Hazrat Muhammad SAW by Martin Ling. I’ve spent much of my life reading Quran but less in reading Hadis and his way of life, except for what I’ve learnt in school. It’s essential that one must know the details of his character, behavior and speech as he is the perfect human to have ever walked on this earth and it is our duty to follow on his footsteps and become as close to his character as possible, if not exactly like him.
The book seems good. It starts off from the time of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and then goes chronologically to Hazrat Muhammad SAW’s time period.
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