Monday, November 1, 2010

Love your Lemons!

BismIllah wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh!

Through Allah's Grace and Inspiration, I wrote this to a dear sister of mine recently and I felt it was worth sharing with others.

There is no doubt that we are all exactly where we are meant to be. It's up to us to accept Allah's Qadar gladly, or not. Keep on striving and never give up the dua'. If we follow Allah's Guidance and seek His pleasure, He will never fail his faithful servants. He always gives us exactly what we need, when we need it. 
This is an analogy...but apply it to your life situations and you will surely find a great deal of appreciation for His blessings.

Lemons are a beautiful fruit. Some may think them sour, but they have a unique taste, smell, and many uses. Make lemonade from every single lemon...and use the peels for deodorizing, cleaning stainless steel, in a pot of tea, a little of the zest in muffins or a cake, then dry the skins that are left to make potpourri.
Get the FULL BENEFIT from everything you are presented in you can fully appreciate Allah's gifts.


  1. Mai, Mai, Mai..... Even in your 'silence' you have 'something to say'... and I get it! I hear it! It's a 'technique' I had not thought of... Thanks for the insight! ..and you know it's got NOTHING to do with 'lemons'.. LOL :D

  2. As salaamu alaykum Pingy my girl!

    You are so funny mashaa'Allah! It may not be EXACTLY about lemons, ROFL, but they ARE a beautiful fruit!

    Let me know how those lemon poppy seed muffins turn out and if the house smells good with the potpourri, inshaa'Allah! ;D

  3. This is so clever, beautiful, and inspiring!
    Thank you for sharing it!

  4. Salamualaikum!! Mashaallah sis, this is my first time on your blog and i LOVE IT! i was wondering if i could repost this? it's so beneficial!

  5. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Fairh. Welcome! Please make yourself comfortable, have a cup of tea and a muffin with me!

    You are welcome to repost this wherever you like. It it benefits, then al hamdu l'Illah. Jazaaki Allahu khayran.

  6. SalamAlaykoom Mai, SubanAllah I needed to read something just like this today. I am going through a confusing/difficult time in my life and do not know in which direction to head. But reading this made me realize and re-evaluate. Alhamdolillah. Jazak Allah Khair

    1. Wa alaykum ussalaam wa rahmaatUllahi wa barakatuh.
      Have you noticed that Allah always sends what we need exactly when we need it? Subhaan Allah wa bihamdihi subhaana Rabbi al atheem! Wa iyaaki ukhti.