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Oiling with Young living has been great!

9 Sep

I’m convinced that we don’t need to run to the doc every time something doesn’t feel right.

My family and I have been down with several bugs these past few months and it’s taking a toll on me BUT I know now that with lots of prayers, they will heal with all the oiling.

I have been reading loads to equip myself with ways to help the little one. I have been blessed with a sister-in-law as well a group of mothers I am in contact with to support me through this new terrain.

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The very first time my SIL helped to oil him when he was down with fever. She mixed 3 oils and started oiling. I wasn’t familiar with oils then but I think they were peppermint, eucalyptus radiata and Theives. The blend with coconut oil was applied on his back and chest as well as feet – focusing on his belly button and armpits. His fever dropped within an hour. But his temperature didn’t remain low. As it fluctuated, I oiled. He was also having flu so we applied RC on his nose bridge, back and chest.

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He was down with a flu bug twice and I started oiling him with RC EO in nose bridge, back, chest and feet. I also used thieves and peppermint EO. Raven EO and Frankincense EO as well.

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We all came down with a stomach bug some time back. Applied Lemongrass EO and Fennel EO.

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We brought DS to Jurong Bird Park and unfortunately it poured. We were stuck at the Lory feeding place which was outdoor. Not sure if it was the rain or the place but he was bitten quite badly by mosquitoes or some insects. I started with Lavender EO the day after when I saw the bumps on his hand and feet, around 4 spots. After 2 days of oiling, I saw slight improvement by the end of the second day , perhaps because I didn’t oil often enough. On the second day, I also used Purification EO. By the third day, it was improving but much faster after applying Melrose EO. He scratched the site so there was some open wound so it dried up and some spots were flattening. Alhamdulilah.

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DS also developed high fever of around 39 degree Celsius on the day after our trip to the bird park. After 2 applications of Lavender EO, Peppermint EO, Lemon EO and Theives EO. His temperature plummeted to around 37.5. Alhamdulilah. I continued oiling him around 2-3 times till morning as his temperature fluctuated a little. He was back to his normal temperature by day 2 night. (24 hours) Alhamdulilah.

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Right now, dealing with his phelgmy cough which is so stubborn. I tried all sorts of oils but I’m trying something different now, to stick to 2 oils Myrtle EO and Lemon EO. InsyAllah he will get better with plentiful do’a and tlc amidst the oiling.

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Insatiable 8 months of you

14 Feb

Dearest son,

The apple of my eye, I love you with every ounce of my heart and every part of my being, more and more each day.

My sweetie pie, how much I miss you doesn’t grow less and less each day but it multiplies each and everyday I’m not with you.

My darling boy, you mean the world to me. Your every smile, your every milestone, your every action makes my heart jump for joy.

It’s like you’re growing so much faster when I m not looking. I push myself to spend my every waking moments of the weekday nights and weekend with you, my precious child.

For as long as I can…I will…give my all to you…

With never ending love,
Your ummi

Maintaining the ramadhan high

12 Aug

This article was written by a British revert who observed Ramadan on his own in Spain and Poland in 2013, and in Spain and China 2012, in the hope to inspire and encourage reverts and other Muslims to keep up the spirituality post-Ramadan until the next one. He also hopes that the article will encourage Muslim families to adopt a revert Muslim now that Ramadan is over and keep them smiling into the next one!

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I can ride a bike now!!!

23 Aug

Alhamdulilah 🙂

My morning started at 5.30am today. Headed out of the door at 6.15am and took a bus to Ubi.

7.15am
The warm-up started. Basically we chose a bike and took it for a ride around the circuit according to test route. No warm up for road. I got bike number 36 again (same number during the first TP test).

7.50am
Line up according to our number tags and submitted our identification cards and PDL.

8am
Break for half hour

8.30am
Detailed briefing on test route and stuff to remember, mainly on circuit test route.

9.30am
10 TP testers came down with our documents. We had to queue up again and we had to say our name and IC number, we got our documents back.

All wait for their turns.

Your tag number is allocated based on age. I’m considered one of the older ones. Mine was 15 and boy it was 15 in no time.

I wore my helmet and gloves. Walked towards bike number 36.
I started to panic when bike number 36 didn’t want to start. I went to bike number 24 which I have used before and it’s generally ok. It started. I switched it off before releasing the main stand and mounting the bike. I couldn’t start 24 either. I attempted to kick start but it would not come alive! I honestly don’t really know how to kick start though I have been taught. The instructor taught me and I got it then. Anyways, I went to another bike and it came alive, bike number 31 which I don’t think I’ve use before. Alhamdulilah it was a good bike.

The circuit part was a breeze except the plank where I was too fast, the tester there was Malay man and he said 5 seconds. We are supposed to stay on the plank and glide through for more than 6 seconds.

I panicked. I thought it was immediate failure and I started thinking of the next test date. Yea I know I should be concentrating but I couldn’t. Exit circuit and went to the road which was great as well except the long queue when going to u turn and make right turn. Left turn was good because I remembered to stop at the traffic light line instead of waiting behind the white line. Alhamdulilah. It was also super hot! I felt beat after turning back into circuit.

I kept in mind what one instructor told us during re- training; don’t delay when moving off because he noticed that those who do that never pass the test, it shows poor judgement on the riders’ part. Alhamdulilah Allah made it possible for me 🙂

10.30am
Ended my test. There were 35 more testees to go. I sat down and rest while I recited some prayer.

11.20am
We all went up to a room on the third floor and sat there waiting for the results. There were 10 testers, each in charge of 5 students. They started coming into the room one by one to call a few numbers. Those whose numbers were called failed and the tester would explain their mistakes to them.

…44,45,…21, 23,24, 25,…11,14,…6,7, 10…it went on like this…

After that the instructor read out the rest of the numbers and announced the good news.

Alhamdulilah 🙂

Reflections

13 Mar

It just hit me suddenly how great He is…

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On another note, I hope that I will be utilizing this space for more self reflection. This was what I said I would do more of at the workshop. I’m really excited for more courses, which I hope would come soon so that I will be more equipped.

Ever since work started it has been a roller coaster, like literally. I really need to have time for self care, personal development, family time ( I think this component has quite enough time) and health.

Tranquil escape

17 Feb

A Tranquil Escape

 BY: Adam Mohomed Sait (i got this in an email, alhamdulilah was in sync with how life is now for me)
While tests and trials are an unavoidable part of life, the way we choose to deal with them can either alleviate or further precipitate the situation. One thing that helps me tremendously is making really long sujood. A sajdah that lasts as long as possible with you focussed on removing every inkling of worldly concern from your heart and mind, is an escape that gives you clarity in thought and hope for what has yet to come.

I was feeling really down a few days ago, just from a whole bunch of things going on and more than anything, I was upset that I wasn’t being as patient as I should have been. So that night I decided to elongate my sujood for as long as I could without falling asleep. I began with the usual glorification of Allah and gradually started making du’a. Instead of focussing on the challenges I was dealing with, I made Allah my concern. I thought about His attributes, subhanu wata’ala. He is the One who sees me, knows me, created me, formed me, nurtured me, He knew me long before my parents knew me. He, ‘azzawajal guided me, granted me countless ni’am so that at that very moment, I could turn to Him for help. He tested me, and will test me for as long as I am alive and just the fact that I was able to lower my head in submission is huge blessing in itself. I thought about the ayah in Surah Qaf.. وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ. While Allah was/is closer to me than my jugular vein, at that exact second, He Subhanwata’ala was running the affairs of trillions of other people and creatures. He was feeding one person, curing another, afflicting someone, giving life and death to whomever He willed, forgiving someone, guiding someone. At that moment, Allah ‘azzawajal was running the affairs of the Jinn, of the Angels as they carried out commands, of those who were being punished in the grave and those who were looking through a window into Jannah, patiently awaiting the Day of Judgement. He was providing for our shuhadaa’ as their souls rested in the hearts of green birds and ate from the provisions of Jannah. He was running the celestial bodies as they went through their precise cycles. He was changing the day to night and the night to day. He had complete knowledge of the before and the after, the manifest and the unseen. No sleep or slumber could ever overcome Him, but he created sleep as a means of rest for His creation. I thought about the meanings of His Asmaa’ was Sifaat.. the meaning of al Hayy, al Qayyum, al Jabbar, al ‘Aziz, as-Sami’, al Baseer, al Ghafoor, al Hakeem, al ‘Aleem. The existence of everything from the depths of the oceans, to the peaks of mountains, to the vast arrays of the universe were all known to Him, jalla wa’ala. Not a single leaf fell, nor did a (seemingly) great calamity occur except by His knowledge and permission. Love, fear, hope, laughter, tears, time, and all the intangibles of dunya were all under His supreme control. He, subahanahu wata’ala was aware of how these intangibles would be distributed amongst his creations 50,000 years before his first creation of our father, Adam (‘alayhis salaam). Allah ‘azzawajal was caring for every single living creature, calculating the rizq of every living being. He determined which leaf was going to fall down onto which animal so it could be a source of provision for a fly. SubhanAllah ‘adada khalqihi.

I thought about the beautiful du’a a bedouin Sahabi made, not knowing the Prophet (‘alayhis salaam) was in his presence listening attentively. He (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) heard him say, “O the One who eyes cannot see in this world, minds cannot comprehend His Greatness, people cannot praise Him as He deserves to be praised, incidents do not change Him, He does fear the passing of time, He knows the exact weight of all the mountains in the world, He knows the exact volume of all the oceans in the world, He knows the exact number of drops that fall from the sky, He knows the number of leaves on all the trees in the world, He knows the number and detail of everything that the night hides in its darkness and the day illuminates with its light. One sky cannot shield another from Allāh. One ground cannot shield another from Allāh. A mountain in its deepest, darkest cave cannot hide anything from Allāh. The ocean with its depth cannot hide anything from Allāh.” Then he made du‘ā’ to Allāh and said, “O Allāh make the best part of my life the last part of my life. Make the best of my actions the last of my actions. Make the best of my days the day that I will meet You.”

I became so overwhelmed and engulfed in these thoughts but I continued to think. I thought about all the du’as Allah ‘azzawajal never left unanswered (the ones my memory could recall). I slowly went through every minor difficulty I had faced till now. SubhanAllah, I thought to myself.. if Allah ta’ala was so generous and merciful to me through all those difficulties, what made me so sure that I would have to face my current challenges all alone? Allah was there then and He is always with me now. How could I possibly worry about matters that my Most Merciful Lord has already ordained? After some more reflecting, I lifted my head and sighed a sigh of relief. 🙂

Next time you’re stressed, just make sujood. Let go of your obstacles and make du’a. Think about it – You are transferring a situation from your power and ability to the power and ability of Allah. You are moving obstacles from yourself to the One who has no obstacles.

اذْكُر رَّبَّكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ تَضَرُّعاً وَخِيفَةً وَدُونَ الْجَهْرِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالآصَالِ وَلاَ تَكُن مِّنَ الْغَافِلِينَ

And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech – in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless. [7:205]
 
“You don’t know what the future holds, but you know who holds it” 
-Fi Amanillah-

Do’a

12 Jan

I saved some pictures from some Islam page in Facebook. So I’m going to post them one by one.

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Quote of the day

24 Dec

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A beautiful rose

21 Dec

When I was reading this, I felt the analogy is so apt. I was picturing what someone on Ted shared about his life photography. Truly amazing masyallah!. I am not sure if I’d shared it here before but I will share again.

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We’re saddened by the death of one of the fishes

9 Dec

Innalillah wa inna illahi raajiun.

I’m deeply saddened when my brother called me to join in the commotion outside where a fish just died. It has been with us for around for 10 months.

Actually it’s my brother’s fish investment. But over time we grow to get used to having the fish around though it’s my father who usually feed them and clean the tank. After some time, my father’s off day was a day for a feast for them as they would get frogs instead of worms.

I don’t look at them much though the tank is right outside my room.

The fish’s death still affected us all. I think it has to be the way it looked in its death, sad and like it suffocated to death; it’s fins and tail were bitten, it’s body has a few red marks. We do not know the cause of death but it didn’t look like a peaceful death.

It used to be the quieter fish which would not eat the frog or the worms as fast as the bigger fishes.

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