The PURSUIT of truth.

Dayana Z | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 2Comments |
Since I've urged zauji to continue writing on his blog, I figured I should continue updating mine.
A month has passed since I arrived in England, and 45 days to go to Istanbul. I am counting days, yes, and as each day pass, some things become easier, and others get harder. Like going forward seems to be easier, but keeping up with studies are getting harder.

Yesterday I had to cook for my packed lunch, and then I thought back to the days when I was living with zauji, together in our apartment. When did we cook? Turned out that I used to cook on weekends and on days that I would go back home early from university. Zauji would help cook too, on days I feel overwhelmed and stuff. Things sure is not easy when you have to handle them alone.
Alhamdulillah for my roommate who wouldn't mind sharing the food that we would cook, so sometimes I skip some cooking.

Talking about things being hard, Kak N asked me to watch a video by Nouman Ali Khan, and he talked about the pursuits in life. To summarize, all we have to do is to keep going, and continue that pursuit, be it pursuit of excellence, of impact and finally of truth. Because in the end, when human beings only judge you based on results (graduation, CVs, all looking at your results), Allah however, looks at your EFFORT.
PURSUE. With effort.
A special note he made to the sisters was, to calm down, and not worry too much about the results, and know that the effort will be all worth it when standing in front of Allah.

Yeap, just what I needed when things are starting to become difficult.
45 more days to go to Istanbul!
I'm hoping to make a travelog out of the one month visit to that beautiful historical city.
Any wishes on what I should comment on? Do make a note on the comment section below :)

A picture of us driving up to Scotland.
This is at all not related, but I just miss our travel moments together. It is true when they say, money is spent best on travelling!
Assalamualaikum guys.

Malu. Mana kita selama ni?

Dayana Z | Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 1Comments |
Malu sebenarnya tengok video ni.
Malu, dengan diri sendiri.

How can I say that I have not got enough, how can I say that I need more, when they do not have even water. Saudara kita, keluar agama, sebab nak cari air. Kita, buka puasa tak nak takat air kosong.
Terasa jauh sangat beza. Betul, tak salah mencari kesenangan hidup, sebab sahabat pun ramai yang kaya, seperti Abd Rahman Auf, Uthman ibn Affan, tapi kekayaan mereka bukan berhenti takat untuk diri sendiri.
Banyak lagi kita kena reflect dekat diri sendiri.

Please friends, spare 30 minutes to watch this documentary directed by Mohammed Zeyara. It will open our eyes, to the difference in our lives compared to theirs. In fact, this is only one village in the African continent, there are still many others.

Tons of meaningful messages for us in this documentary. What they're doing is simply amazing and inspiring, not only collecting donations, but also taking the time to provide us this half an hour documentary, and update on the project as well. It is not easy to truly feel hardship through only visual experience, but this is the best that we've got, to truly feel, to want to share the responsibility. And yes, I cried throughout the video.

Life so far.

Dayana Z | Friday, October 02, 2015 | 3Comments |
I'm back in England, after 2 months of Summer holiday that seems so short.
I couldn't have imagine life getting as complicated as it is right now.
Subhanallah, may these tests make us stronger.

I'm not exactly sure should I make my story private, or share it to the world, because sometimes you feel better when you know that other people are facing something rather similar to what you're going through, and I like making people feel better.

Well, basically, I thought I'd be fine, being far apart and all, but it turns out to be quite tough, for both of us. So now we're planning to go for a month of holiday in Istanbul (which is like a dream come true). I've been to Istanbul once before, and I fell in love with the city so much I think I would want to spend more time there. I love the fact that there are beautiful mosques that we can go to, just to search for inner peace, and have a feel of the Ottoman empire history. Since I'll be going for one month, of course I won't be forgetting my assignment and studies. Got to focus. Final year is here.

Slotting in the image of Istanbul at night.

Life is short, a year is even shorter, but sometimes a day can feel ever so long.

I'm supposed to enter Redfern, which I just e-mailed to cancel. I cannot seem to make it difficult for everyone later in the year when Abang comes. So now I'm like a nomad again, like in the summer.
Thank you Allah for all these lovely people living in Coventry, inshaAllah I can get through this. I just have to be strong.

Home is where your heart is.

The search for a temporary stay inshaAllah has ended alhamdulillah, but now we have to search for our next temporary home after Istanbul.

This journey is amazing.
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