Today was an eventful day and a mixed start to the new year. My grandfather passed away in the early hours of the morning. I couldn’t help but think that at the start of 2013, I had three grandparents and now I don’t have even one.
My nikkah was held in the afternoon as planned. The wedding reception is tomorrow.
Please pray that Allah (SWT) forgives my grandfather and grants him the highest place in Jannah. And that Allah (SWT) blesses us and our families, and my husband and I are able to help one another to increase our imaan and become closer to Him.
Do not stop mentioning God just because your heart is not present. Forgetting Him completely is worse than being inattentive while you are mentioning Him; perhaps He will elevate you from being inattentive to being attentive, and from being attentive to being fully present with Him, and from being fully present with Him to being fully absent from anything but Him. [This is not difficult for God - Quran 35:17].
Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak.
There is no love greater than love with no object. For then you, yourself, have become love itself. - Rumi