Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Glass

Bism Illah wa assalaamu alaykum wa RahmatUllahi wa Barakatuh.

It is difficult to focus our minds on what we have, rather than what we don't. It is a fight, and many of us struggle to see the glass half full, instead of half empty. 

Recently I was provoked to consider that I didn't have visitors upon the birth of either of my daughters or after a surgery that had me in a real mess for a couple of weeks. I've never had anyone cook something or come to help out, etc. I believe that one or two kind souls did offer, but it certainly wasn't part of a community effort of sisterhood. What's important about that? Well, I won't write in such a negative way again, inshaa'Allah, because I never think of it like that.

I think of the fact that I had my babies, my surgery, and got through whatever other hardships that came along in exactly the way Allah Willed. I think of how Allah has blessed and guided my life so perfectly, with unrivaled Love and Attention. In fact, it has never crossed my mind that my glass was half full, either. I have every ounce of what I need, perfectly planned, designed, and provided by Allah, subhaana wa taala, for every second of my life. So no, my glass is not half empty or even half full; my glass is full - full to the BRIM! All thanks and praise to Allah, the Perfect Provider of all needs!


  1. Selamu aleykum sister Mai. Eventhough I am far far away, I would have loved to visit you and cook for you and do much more than that :) Because I feel blessed to get help by reading your blog I would love to give you something back. Anyways, you have stressed that you are content with what you have and this in itself is the biggest gift, mashaAllah. May all of us get to that point :) Amin. I love you for the sake of Allah.

  2. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Selma.

    Jazaaki Allahu khayr for you generous heart and sentiments. Subhaan Allah, once you think to yourself that you have everything that Allah wishes for you at any given time, you never feel like anything is "wrong" or "missing" but simply that it is as it should be for then.

    Ameen to your dua'- thumma Ameen! Barak Allahu feeki.

  3. As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh my Princess, Masha Allah this throws the glass half empty / full question out the window, I love it..... May your life and tests be ultimately full and overflowing with barakah. ameen

  4. @ ummabdulkarim, it changes the whole mindset up. Lol Mashaallah. Nice post!

  5. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh my darling twin, Umm AbdulKarim.

    Ameen to your dua' and may you be blessed with even more - ameen!

    When I consider what you and Anonymous said, perhaps I'll get in trouble with whoever came up with that half empty/half full analogy, LOL! I can just picture it now...I'm standing on my roof shouting out, "Al hamdul'Illah my glass is never half empty or half is FULL!" and then the sirens quickly approach, a swat team surrounds me, and I am taken away for ruining the revenue from that "half-glassed" saying...lots of pun intended!

    Barak Allahu feekunna!

  6. Assalamu aleikum, I read this post a while ago and today came across this poster that was so fitting.

  7. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Anonymous.

    Mashaa'Allah, Allahuma baarik. That would have been a great image to put with this post, LOL! Jazaaki Allahu khayr for making such an apt connection and sharing it.