I just turned 25 yesterday. In high school/college, I had so many expectations of what my life would be like at 25. It’s nothing like what I imagined, but it underlines the lesson I grew up learning. Don’t focus on what you have/don’t have, adapt to the situation you’re in. Thrive wherever you are in life and build forward.

Stopped at a gas station on my way to Knox and as I’m walking to my car, I see this girl taking a picture in my general direction. I figured she really liked gas stations, no worries.

I continue to my car and as I’m reversing this lady (presumably the girls mom) stands at my window. She says, “I just want you to know you’re the best thing I’ve seen in a while.”

If I go missing, it was them.

It’s amazing how much progress can be achieved when a masjid board isn’t involved. 

Tags: mist 2015

After trying to conceptualize Allahs mercy in our estimates, I was hit by a wave of happiness.

It’s Saturday morning and there’s no cartoons. What is this? 

In fear of arguments, we stick to joke topics.

Luckily, Allah swt won’t judge us based on the worst of what we’ve said. Though we’re still culpable, Allah has more mercy than that.

Faltering on unsteady shores,
unaware of what He has in store
It doesn’t matter whether less or more,
Because deep down at its core
tawakkul isn’t about the rhyme,
It’s love and trust, line by line.

I always get bored in the MIST summit, but it gives me time to sit down and compare our problems with other regions strengths and think up new solutions.

I always leave excited to start regional work.

Remorse is a sign your hearts still alive. Revel in it and use it to turn yourself around.