Hello you guyssss. If you’re reading this, then we’ve officially reached the final Friday of Ramadan ’16 – or Alvida Jummah, as my fellow Pakistani peeps may call it. I remember in the beginning of this month, a lot of things were happening – the biggest of which is the apartment shift we made (Alhumdulillah). Our days were consumed with unpacking, arranging and rearranging our home, and although it is still not 100% done, we are going about our days with sufficiency.
Another thing that has come about with this move is that my sister and I are thoroughly enjoying indulging in baking to our heart’s content. We have to exercise a lot of self control with this, just because the family and I are consuming too many baked goodies in a short span of time (these things never last long in our home). In the event that we will live to see Eid iA, we’re planning to bake something for the occasion. This will be a first on many accounts, as we always have the regular Desi desserts – who else does not like sheer kohrma? (I don’t know the English equivalent – vermicelli in milk?) This will just be an addition to the regular. My sister has decided on dark chocolate brownies. I’m unsure and at a loss for ideas. I want it to be simple, because I’m still new at this. I feel like baking red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting, but my sister wants me to use up some of the chocolate we bought for this purpose. Red velvet cupcakes with a chocolate frosting then, perhaps? I don’t knowww. Suggestions are very welcome. Also, the aim is to make a limited quantity because even when I half the average recipe, it’s a bit much – and although we can all happily consume the calories, I am aiming for balance at home and self discipline.
Each day has passed at a normal enough pace, but now I’m left to wonder where Ramadan went. Still, we have 5 days left, and these last 10 days are the most important part of the journey. I implore you to make Dua in abundance. I leave you with something very profound, which I think was said by Umar (R.A.). (I apologise if that’s incorrect). This is not word for word, however I’m sure the meaning won’t be lost because this hasn’t left me since I internalised it:
I don’t even concern myself with the answer of my Dua. I only concern myself with making Dua.
Because I know that if Allah (swt) has caused my lips to move to ask Him for something
– then I know that it is because He wants to give me something.