My uncle is currently in med school in the caribbean, he was off for about 2 weeks and actually left today to start up his third trimester. It was really great having him around for that time, i saw him almost every day and we hung out whenever I was free, we watched a bunch of movies together, met up with old friends and even ate a bunch of places. However I was really sad when i had to say goodbye to him yesterday. But insha Allah he'll be coming back in about 4 months and I'm sure I would have forgotten about him prolly by the end of this week, human nature after all.
One thing did hit me, as i was telling someone that he'd be returning in April, i thought to myself: 'hmm i wonder how much different i'll be in 4 months'. I mean think about it: ANYTHING can happen. Only God really knows. On that subject I really have to say about how amazed i really am with life in general. It really is crazy the events that we go through and how, in retrospect, everything seems to make sense and you see Divine wisdom in all the past events and as you wonder as to what God has in store for you in the next 4,5,20 months you can't help but say subhan Allah!
hmm what else? well we're now in the days of Dhul Hijjah. Scholars have noted that these are the most ten blessed days of the year! Can you belive that at this very moment THOUSANDS of people are arriving in Mecca and Medina EVERYDAY. subhan Allah! Think about it! I wonder how these people feel, i mean think about this example: you know how you wouldn't invite just anyone into your house? Even if you're part of an MSA andyou knwo like TONS of brothers and sisters, ther are just a few that you'd invite into your private sphere. The same, i belive, happens with the Hajj. There are billions of people on this earth, of them God has chosen a few million to come to His House, to walk those blessed streets, to make sajdah on that blessed ground, and to feel the blessed cool night breeze, to know that you are fulfilling one of the commandments that your Creator has given. To know that you are spending a week out of your life in submission to His obediance. This truly is remarkable. I hope that God, Almighty, accepts the 'ibadat and prayers of all the Hajjis and that He include us next year. =)
Hmm Insha Allah i'm going to try to be more frequent with my postings, insha Allah it'll improve my writing skills