Monday, 5 July 2010


I've received my very first award! I wouldn't say that's too bad, considering I've only been writing for a couple of months :)

Is-za Jelass from the most awesome After the Nikah: A journey into Muslim marriage is the one I need to thank for this...not sure if I'm deserving, but Jazaks for seeing the potential in my musings.

You are charged with making an acceptance speech, talking about where you see youself in the next 10 years, as well as finding 10 other deserving folks for this reward.

I best make it clear from the outset, that I don't really know many other the latter part of this award is going to be quite difficult, if not impossible. But the first bit...well, I'll take a stab.

In ten years time, I would inshA like to be married, with possibly a sprog or two. If I don't have the sprogs, I wouldn't mind. I've always thought that it would be nice to adopt or foster...but to be honest, right now, it's not too high on my agenda. When I'm financially stable, it would definitely be something I would look into, whether I was married or not. I would also like to think if I was married, I took the right guy down the aisle (so to speak). I don't think I could ever compromise myself and marry someone who I didn't think was perfect for me, just so I could tick the 'married' box instead of the 'single' one.

Speaking of financials, it would be nice to be financially stable, once again even I wasn't married. InshA my career choice should be able to provide a fairly decent standard of living for myself, so I shouldn't be dependent on my parents. If all goes to plan, I should be able to provide for them. (Although saying that, I do have brothers, so in reality I don't think I'll even need to do that.)

One of my biggest dreams is to have a library. Not just a bookcase full of books (I already have a couple of those), but a room, dedicated to books. A room that has wall-to-wall books, covering a range of topics, all of which I would be familiar with. And a comfy reading chair/sofa so I can curl up and read there whenever I felt the urge. I guess the underlying aim of a library would be that by a certain age, I would be knowledgeable in a number of areas. Sometimes in this day and age, I feel so limited in my knowledge of the world, especially current politics. So a greater understanding of what makes the contemporary world tick would be awesome. But I'm being realistic, 10 years isn't enough time to master the history of the world...I guess if I'd made a decent headway into the topic, I would be quite pleased.

Most importantly, I would REALLY like to have improved my Deen by a significant amount. Not just reading the multitude of books that would end up in my library, but through travel and courses, I want to learn from the Sheikhs of the world. Islamic tradition is not to learn from books, but from people. Right now, I'm not in a position to travel the world in search of Islamic knowledge, but inshA that will change in the future. There's a couple of places I have in mind, but one of my dream places would be to go to the Zaytuna Institute, founded by Hamza Yusuf. I had the honour of hearing him speak in May, and now I'm itching for more. I don't understand why, but when he speaks, it's like he speaks to my soul...suddenly I want to drop everything and just listen to what he has to say. I'm quite a newbie to the world of Islamic speakers, so I'm sure there are others who can empower Muslims, but right now, that's the teacher I think would benefit me.

Hmmmm...I don't really know what else. In terms of location of living, I'm quite flexible, I've never really though that I'll stay in one place or the other, and I think it'll be quite exciting to live in another country. I mean, if my parents could migrate accross the world, I think I'd be a bit of a failure if I couldn't do it. Especially in this day and age with better transport and communication.

I've just had a quick read-through of all that...and I'm quite certain I'm not asking for too much for my future. If things don't turn out that way, no problem, I'm cool with most things. Allah plans best.


CATGIRL said...

Hey deary. I am a female MBA from Karachi, Pakistan. I write on issues related to society, religion as well as some funny stuff. I need more enlightenment from people like you. Love ur blog outlook and ur cute thoughts.. Best of Luck for ur blogging. I hope we can be mutual followers- if u like my blog?? And don’t forget to comment please !!

CATGIRL said...

and yess...the situation u went thru in ur last going thru it these days..only that my GUY is not finalized. and prospective suitors give me sleepless nights as to who is right and who is not!!