Something I learned 

I’ve been a student of deen for a while (Alhamdulillah), but I hadn’t come across this comprehensive intention for seeking knowledge before. I had the privilege of meeting and learning from Shaykha Umm Abdullah, an Australian revert who studied in Syria and under the female Habā-ib of Yemen. She began with this intention and I share it with you to make this intention every time you study InShaAllah. 

Something I contemplated 

I’m currently doing a psych assignment on Carl Jung, and something that struck me was that he believed our current personality is based on our past as well as who we aspire to be in the future. I think that’s so true. For example, we want to have perfectly refined character in the future, so that aspiration makes us restrain ourselves in the present. 

Something I experienced 

I experienced such generosity all in one day that I haven’t before. After I put in petrol, the petrol attendant gave me a complimentary bottle of water and dates from the owner of the petrol station. So sweet. That water really came in handy. 

Later on, I went to have posters printed, and the guy at the printing shop printed them even though I came at closing time, and he didn’t charge for trimming the posters.

That day I sold three “Guidelines to Memorising the Holy Quran” books to three different people at R80 each and all three paid R100 and said I could keep the change. I was really chuffed.  

With best of du’as for your worldly and Hereafter success,