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A Sunday Thing Podcast
Who would have thought courage has a lot to do with one's ability to be vulnerable enough to have tough conversations? . . I always thought courage has more to do with being more outspoken and being able to withstand enough pressure without breaking at all. But I am so so reassured, more so after a few pages in to "Dare to Lead" by Brene Brown. It is to rumble with vulnerability (Swipe ⏩ to see what I mean) . So hooked. So practical. So heartfelt. So, so real. (I so wanna write like Brene Brown ugh ❤) . Have a feeling I am going to get the book done by next week 😂 What are ya'll current reads? 🤔 Curious (also interested in malay reads btw) . #brenebrown #toughconversations #vulnerability #sensitive #daretolead #lead #leadership #leader
I had reread this last month. Maybe it was YM's appearance in Brunei made me came back to it and it was such a perfect timing as well as I was going through a lot of emotional turbulence (lol)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My all time favourite that I've gotten from this book has always been the part of seeing ourselves as just a traveller on this Earth and that the part where she explains a beautiful analogy of decorating a home as if to represent the world as we know it being temporary.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the reasons why I relate to this is because I've moved a loooot of times in my 26 years of existence that I hardly ever call any of the house that I've lived and moved into the "permanent home". The exhaustion that comes with moving out and in made me less attached to any of it. It's not wrong to decorate the house beautifully but we wouldn't want to spent every bit of our energy to decorate it as if it's our permanent home and only to find we are going to leave it anyway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same is the case when it comes to the world. This is just one of phases of our existence as a soul being that we are conscious about and have the choice to make conscious decisions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd like to discuss more about this and otheeer books that I've read. But I can't do it here extensively, so head to the link in bio to subscribe to my weekly digest---simple as that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookstagram #books #bookworm #booksofinstagram #islam #yasminmogahed #reclaimyourheart #reminder #self #selfgrowth
I hardly show anyone a raw photo that's literally taken just a minute ago. I've never told anyone other than my colleagues what I actually, really do that people often mistaken me as an Ustazah who also teaches 😂 (Amiin) I'm waiting for a Masha Allah couple who'd travel from Lumut at this hour just to tell their stories. . My favourite part of my job now is to interview our students and let them just be who they are and tell their stories why they love the Quran. Just forget about who's right or wrong, which method works or not, etc (other than as marketing content). Why is it that some of them despite all things, would travel or spend their money and time to learn the Quran? I've always loved stories. Especially stories that make themselves cry and remind them back why they do what they do. . . Stories give hope especially for a job that demands every bit of yourself sometimes too much. This job isn't easy. I've felt like giving up 7 times (if I am not mistaken). The pay isn't grand, barely making it sometimes. I am walking with a responsibility every single day to make sure I do everyone right especially fulfilling the rights of our students. Sometimes, I have to take in comments about how expensive our classes are when we have teachers, people and bills to pay. At the same time, in order to reach out to more people, we need to grow. Otherwise, we wouldn't survive. Not asking for pity, we don't. Hence we'd need to make it as a business, as difficult it can be for some people to accept. So one day perhaps, we can sponsor those who have never had the privilege to learn and connect with the Quran. . . Sometimes I don't know if I can handle it because it can be too much to carry this much weight especially when you're most of the time alone (specifically my department). Once my intention sways, everything else sways. But maybe I'm just addicted to the difficult strange path while I have the energy and privilege to. I don't really know. But mostly it's the Quran and how it has changed me. . I'm talking about @almuyassargroup #alquran #quran #stories #life #islam #inspiration
With all the things that have brought you down to your knees and broke you, it's just a reminder that this world isn't your home and that your real home is with His. Time and time again, with different occurences and difficulties, the lesson has always been the same: we surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return... . . With all the worldly demands, I can only find my rest and reset with Your Mercy.
Yesterday I woke up feeling so blessed because I felt content and was eager to celebrate my birthday alone (this sounds sad but hear me out). I love quiet and humble birthdays, and catch up on myself, reflect and just plan for what I'd like to see myself more of as I grow a year older. . . I didn't expect anything at all but some of those whom I really value and have given value to my life took the time to celebrate with me moderately. I feel so humbled to read greetings from some that just... warms my heart because you've taken the time what you see in me as a person, that I never actually realised in myself. So thank you everyone 😭 . . But my point is this: if you give more love, you will receive more love. But you can't give more love if you haven't loved yourself. I know some of us are hurting from a lot of things that stops us from loving ourselves. The essence is if you value yourself enough, you wouldn't need to chase anything. If you value yourself solely to seek His pleasure... you wouldn't need to even ask for good things to come because it just comes ❤ This is so difficult to explain because it can only be felt by the heart. . May Allah, Al-Wadud grant us this intangible feeling in our hearts in order for us to give and continue to give to others, insha Allah. . . PS/Self-love is an extensive topic. Just watch out more of this in the coming year 😚 #2020hint
The one thing that stops us from growing is fear. . Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of being disliked, fear of not being good enough, fear of imperfections, fear of appearing vulnerable, fear of putting yourself out there.. the fear to be human. . . But the worst fear is the fear to admit that one has enough, one is valueble enough as a person to give what they've got at this moment in time. They fear that what they give is not good enough and they'd end up delaying to get it out there. I was this person. I felt like an impostor. I felt that putting myself out there would make it about me but I've realised it's more than that. . . When this happens, I was delaying myself from growing... Only to find all of these fears were not real. The doubt was there to hinder me from doing good (even though in essence it was the best that I could give at the time). . The discomfort that one feels can be a good sign. Take it as a sign to perhaps, take a class, upgrade a skill and consult from the *right* people and to be okay to explore and make mistakes. . . I've realised all these while when one feels anxious, it's due to inaction and inactivity. But life is all about momentum... when one feels stuck, it's because one has the potential but doesn't allow themselves to receive that growth. And one feels anxious, because they can't connect whatever they're doing with their purpose in life. Their mission is not important enough for them to put their fears aside and just start with something. Anything. I was also this person. . The signs are all around us. Allah has given us enough. So much if we are aware enough. The way for us to increase our gratitude is to use whatever we've got to seek His pleasure through our work and pursuits. . . May Allah give us the courage to do good and purify our hearts from any fear that hinders us from doing good.
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