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Rās as-Sanah al-Hijriyah

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Today marks the first day of month Muḥarram of year 1434 H, the start of a new Islamic calendar year.

Hiǧrah (also transliterated as Hijrah), in general, means migration. Historically, in Islam, the said word holds a high importance in Islamic religious dates as it was the day when Nabī Muḥammad SAW migrated from Makkah (Mecca) to Madīnah (Medina). Still, its significance shouldn’t be restricted to the historical point-of-view, as hiǧrah is more than just a geographical transition. In essence, it signifies a quest for a setting more beneficial to constructive and continuous endeavour, and a progression of moving to that environment.

With the battle scars I’ve acquired along the way, my transition hasn’t always been easy, thus far. And owing to that, there were times when it was easy to overlook how great, meaningful and gratifying the journey has been, also the small accomplishments that I’ve achieved along the way. But ultimately, I hope that I’ll persevere and make myself a better person through it, for I know, my personal hiǧrah can be the most powerful single learning experience of my life…inšāʾAllāh.

Written by SZA

15 November 2012 at 8:09 AM

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Qurʾān 20:25-28

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I want to help my students in the best way possible, so very badly.

The class will start in exactly one hour and eight minutes.

Written by SZA

13 April 2012 at 5:37 PM

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Keeping Mum

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Sometimes, we’re too free with words and feelings. Be it happiness or sadness, we’ve a natural urge to express it to, and share it with someone. Certainly, we need an outlet to let out what we feel and think, but sometimes, is it truly necessary? That’s the question that I asked myself when I wrote a short post about what’s been happening lately. I answered no, and I deleted the post. It was kind of shame to trash a good post, but at the same time, I didn’t want to portray myself as riyāʾ.

Some things are better left untold.

This post is written with no intention, but to remind myself. Just in case, I forgot.

Written by SZA

24 March 2012 at 6:47 PM

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