Monday, August 04, 2008



There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a closer look at herself. Not at her circumstances, not at what she did nor at how unfair her life is!! She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.

For many women this is a scary and daunting thing because often at times we don't want to know the truth about ourselves. Virtuous women know what I mean. As women, we have a tendency to water one another down. Maybe it makes us feel good to look better than the next woman...or maybe we just don't know how to tell that woman how we admire her. In reality we really need to look at ourselves, and the pain we project towards other women.

Have you ever admired a woman who has been through so many changes in her life? Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up? Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom and courage, someone who has been chosen by Allah (swt) to go through these things that have made her stronger and never made her waiver in her faith.

Think of all the great women in Islam...Sayyadatina Khadijah (
Radhiallaahu Anha), is just to name one from the extensive list...she was not only our Nabi (saw) wife but companion, follower, a source of great comfort and much much more...she believed him when our Holy Qura'an was revealed unto him when no one else would believe in him.

Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up. Before you wonder, "What's up with her?" ask yourself, "What is the matter with me?" Why do I beat down another woman to build myself up? That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbour, friend, or co-worker...That woman could be me!

Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let us build and encourage each other by Encouraging Love, Forgiveness and above all to Trust in each other.

Remember: Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but FAITH always looks up...

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