Yey, Dah Boleh Nikah!

We had planned to attend the course six months prior to our wedding but circumstances did not permit. In March, something cropped up (I cannot remember what exactly) and we eventually wanted to settle for the one in April. But alas, Sadiq had to undergo his ankle operation and was instructed to rest full for more than a month, which only meant that we could register for the one in May.

Glad that the dates in May were suitable for us, ‘cos if it was any other weekend, we would have to forgo it. Fortunately we didn’t have to because the course surpassed our expectations in many ways.

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We attended the course by Suchi Success. Needless to say, I enjoyed the course from start to end. Very informational and I believe I learnt more than I expected to. Heard good reviews from other friends who in turn recommended us to this and true enough, two thumbs up!

Highlight of the course would have to be the exchange of responses from Sadiq to me and vice versa. I recall giggling to myself whenever he gave silly but honest remarks in response to what I wrote. And oh, stealing tiny glances at each other whenever the facilitator spoke about something close to our hearts. That glance, for a split second, seemed to connote, “ah, dengar tu ape Ustaz cakap” (“ah, listen to what the Ustaz just mentioned”) and either of us would smirk if we felt guilty.

At the end of the course, we were tasked to write a mini love note to our partners. Being a man of few words, I was pleasantly surprised to read Sadiq’s words. 🙂

At the end of the day, there was a lucky draw and he won a guidebook. Definitely very useful. All in all, we’re truly happy that the course has been a memorable experience. We are certainly looking forward to learn more along the way as husband and wife, insya’Allah…

Life And Death

News about deaths never fail to leave me with a heavy heart. The fact is that Singapore is so small that everyone knows one another eventually. To know that the passing of a stranger is someone’s family member or close friend makes me feel so helpless because I can’t help but imagine the sorrow they must feel.

Berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu yang memikul.

In this month alone, I’ve heard about two deaths that occurred and both of them were around my age. I really cannot imagine how the families are coping now. I may not know them personally but I sure pray that their loved ones will feel better over time.

Allah loves them more, that’s for sure.

Time is precious and I don’t wish to regret wasting it by doing unnecessary things. The past Ramadhan has taught me well about the value of cherishing my every lived moment and I pray that I’ll continue to do well…

I want to live a life with the least of regrets and I hope that when it’s time for me to go, I’d have done my best for my place in the Afterlife.

Ramadhan

Hi Ramadhan, we meet again. Alhamdulilah.

Tomorrow marks the first day of Ramadhan, a sacred month of purification for the soul. The physical fast from dawn to dusk is an outward expression of the inner fast and with that, I pray that I’ll have the best of thoughts and emotions throughout this holy month.

I foresee myself potentially feeling stretched out as I’ll still have school on top of work for the first two weeks, what more with assignments and presentations due one after the other.

Insya’Allah, I’ll be strong enough.