In August 2012 I was blessed with the opportunity to go for Umarh during the month of ramadan ( Best experience ever). After ramadan my family and I stopped over at Dubai to rest & explore the city ( But Halima was too exhausted & slept most of the time) anyway the ONE day I went shopping, I really wanted to check Zara because there had a sale at that time. I came across this beautiful cream lace scarf that I instantly fell in love with but could not buy because it was TOO expensive ( like everything else in that place). I had a priority list I was determined to stick too. So I left Zara heartbroken ( I even asked God to send me something nicer than the scarf .....I know it sounds like a silly prayer but God said “ ask and you shall receive” SO I ASKED LOL ) and when I returned to Nigeria a couple of days later I searched and SEARCHED the internet for my love (the scarf) I found it on the Zara US site but for $80 which was RIDICULOUS in my opinion ( I know some people will say but if you loved it so much why did you not just get it...........well i’m a not that kind of spender).
Fast forward to today 4th February 2013 about 5 months later and guess what? I SAW MY LOVE. Yes I saw the creamy lace scarf #faintsfromshock ......I literally thought I was dreaming, I even looked around to see if anyone else was looking at the scarf.......It was just THERE.....In front of me slightly hidden amongst some other ugly scarves......I sharply grabbed my love and a friend said he will check if the price had been reduced further ( It was on sale for £16.99) and when he took it from me ....I swear I was worried someone will grab it from him and run away lol.....Anywoo my love was reduced to £9 #dancing so I obviously got it :) .
So.................why am I writing a “tales by moon light” (Nigerian tv show) about a lace scarf, well its because of GOD...Yes GOD.......He is the reason I’m happy tonight. There are so many things we want/ need in life but for some reason it does not work out. At that moment we might not understand but as the saying goes “God has a reason for everything" #Bepatient.
One of my favourite surahs (chapter) from the Quran is Suratu “Ya seen” Sura 36. Its a very powerful chapter (highly recommend it to my muslim family). I always refer back to a particular verse (V.82) which is “ KUN FAYA KUN” meaning
“Whenever He wills a thing, He just commands it “Be” and it is” *He- is referring to Allah.
When Allah says something is YOURS, trust & believe its YOURS because there is no one as POWERFUL as him. Only him has power over you.....no human can ever take away what is yours if Allah has commanded it be for you.
Wallahi after Umarh I rediscovered myself and my purpose in life. I’ve channeled my mind to accept life as Allah has destined it for me. I’m learning to accept rejection, appreciate the people that matter the most more and thanking Allah as much as I can. I’m not a perfect human but I try my best. I’m trying to be better at what I love doing and be happy when i’m doing it.
My message to you all is that NEVER forget who created you and NEVER forget who you are. Don’t try to please everyone because trust me not everyone is trying to please you. Thrive to be the BEST at what you do as long as its not harming anyone BE GREAT.
Have FAITH in God because he never fails.
|MY BEAUTIFUL SCARF|