January 4, 2020

Al Yusra

Posted in Keeping it Real, Uncategorized at 3:10 am by relief1

Verily with every difficulty there is relief, verily with every difficulty there is relief.

Life is a struggle but when it comes down to it in the end it is just you and Allah, you and your deeds.  So we need to focus on ourselves first, take care of our self first.

Life is a journey and if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have the power to take care of someone else.  If not, you start to look towards other people for your happiness, like your kids, spouse, or family.  You have to prioritize you first.  One has to learn how to get more balance in life by prioritizing what they need first, then you will have the energy to give to others.

April 5, 2007

Playground bullies and other good stuff

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:35 am by relief1

My daugther finally duked it out after battling a playground/school/masjid bully for over a year! Surprise surprise she finally stood up for her self after years of taking the name calling, hitting, tauting, ridiculing etc. from this girl who goes to her school and to top it off the masjid.

She threatened to kick both my 10 year old and the 6 year old daughter and my 10 year old fought back so this is her first fight outside of battling it out with her siblings. While I would have preferred she didn’t do it on the masjid playground I see it as a milestone for her and perhaps she won’t have to endure a lifetime of bullying as she is no longer terrified of these girls and realizes that she does not have to just sit back and take it.  I told her that the next time this girl shows up at the masjid to let me know so that I can meet the girl and try to talk to the girl’s mother. I can’t imagine the mother knows what a terror of a daughter she is raising.  My daughter is not the first girl she has fought at the masjid and Allah willing she won’t be the last.