Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mama :*

With both a personality and a heart that are truly larger than life, she tends to charm all that encounter her with her insatiable humor and immovable smile.

She is one of those people who care nothing of what others think of her or her loved ones. She has always lived her life according to her heart and continues to do just that, til this day. Despite the strength of spirit, she lacks convictions and faith of heart. She is weak and unsure of her way in life, especially after losing her beloved husband of 25 years. She left her family, friends, and religion behind to marry my baba, and she never looked back or regretted one day of sacrifice.

She happily gave her life to her husband, professed her belief in Islam, and started a family. She never quite fit in with any group of people following her marriage, having been ostracized from those in her previous life while at the same time being shunned by those in her new life. However, it was always worth it because she had her husband, her soulmate, her perfection. She never expected to lose him so early in life, and his loss has catapulted her into a deep crevice of loneliness--a loneliness that eats away at her heart with each day that passes. This pain, coupled with a lack of religious understanding, has eroded her spirit in ways that most humans cannot survive. Still, her loving soul wins its battles against the pain-and shines through her bright smile and sparkling eyes, forcing most to wonder how jolting and magnificent her spirit must have been before tragedy struck.

On looking back on the rich and euphoric days she shared with baba, it is quite clear that Allah (SWT) brought the two together in a union of purity, deep mutual respect, and simple love. Their souls are those of true goodness, and it is without a doubt that Allah (SWT) brings good people together.

Surah Al-Noor, Ayah 26:

الْخَبِيثَاتُ لِلْخَبِيثِينَ وَالْخَبِيثُونَ لِلْخَبِيثَاتِ وَالطَّيّـِبَاتُ لِلطَّيّـِبِينَ وَالطَّيّـِبُونَ لِلطَّيّـِبَاتِ اُوْلَئِكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَهُم مَغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ

"Impure women are for impure men, and impure men for impure women. Good women are for good men, and good men are for good women; such are innocent of that which they say: For them is forgiveness and a bountiful provision."