Fix your end now.

Death.
It shakes every being inside you . Atleast for me it did this time.
I’ve never seen anyone approach death. I’ve never seen anyone dead in front of me. Except for the janazah boxes that I’ve seen in Makkah or Madinah. And one little girl’s wrapped body in a janazah prayer offered in my University.
I clearly remember seeing a bird die in front of me when my school van driver hit it accidently. The Bird was too fast and unable to change its course and the driver too was driving too fast and could do nothing about it. They crashed. He went on. But when I turned behind, I saw the bird fall off on the road. This death of a little bird affected me so much, for days I remember being in a state I cannot explain.

Today, I saw the death of a very near one. A very inspiring, a very beautiful soul, whom noone had even a single complaint about, but all had so many beautiful stories to share. A soul who suffered in bed for a couple of years and finally, passed away last night. She tried so hard and kept moaning the shahada yesterday. Her arms and legs swollen, her lips dry, her eyes closed.

I’m not sure how to describe how I feel. I feel like puking. Every part of me is shaken with the understanding of what reality is. What certainty is. Death. Death is certain. Inevitable.

I stood there gazing at her, unable to hold my tears. Wondering what of the unseen has she finally seen now. Looking at all the people she secretly did so much good for, now appear at our house. Reminded me of how when Khadidja RA died, all the poor became apparent, coz until then she used to provide for them secretly.

Ya rabb.. I pray and hope that she is happier now. She is at peace now. Without anymore worldly pain. And for all her sins to be forgiven.

I come back to see my baby who has no idea of what his mother is feeling and wants me to play with him. I try to make funny faces, I burst into tears instead. I can’t. He cries and I cry. We cry for different reasons. He cries coz he wants to play. I cry coz I’ve played all my life!

I just saw something that I am certain is going to be mine soon, but I’m not at all ready.

Its so easy..SO EASY to talk a lot about Islam, to live this life the way we want…but its really really hard. When you imagine your lonely LONELY self being carried away to be burried under the soil. I have hated loneliness all my life but that’s exactly how I’m going to leave. Alone.

No husband to back me. No daddy mummy to support me. No sisters to help me. No friends to accompany me. Noone.

A bunch of people (hopefully) sitting around me only helpless about my hereafter.

Dark. Sand upon sand been covered upon me. No more chance of repenting. No more chance of doing even a speck of good without riya. No more chance for forgiving. No more opportunity to ask someone’s forgiveness. No more time for paying back my debts. No more space to pray my missed prayers. No more anything. Except…

The sands. The depth. And the lonely darkness upon darkness.

Will it be a good end. Or a bad one.

Which one? I’ll never know. But I’m not even near the end of the good. I know that for sure.

Life has deluded us. This advanced life has deluded us to think so high of ourselves with a few righteous status updates, a few praises from people who loved what we do, a few good stuff here and there and only Allah knows how much of it was consumed off in showing off and how much of it was sincere sinceeere. This world..this life.. has deluded us. Fooled us into believing our fake virtual lives and profiles to be real.
While in reality, even the khulafa e rashideen, those PROMISED paradise were afraid of their ends. We are so certain of our apparent goodness. 😦

We are reminded of the day of judgement every single day when we recite مالك يوم الدين.
17 times atleaaaast in a day we say this. But how much do we actually think about it?
Every night our souls are taken away. But how much do we live each day like its our last?

#shaken

This is for me.. for I don’t want to forget what i feel right now. I don’t want this to go forgotten in a few days weeks or years. I don’t care how unedited a draft it looks like.

O heedless heart, when will you pay heed? Your time is near and you’ll regret it when you’ll be unable to do anything anyyything that time to fix yourself.

Fix your future now. Fix your end now. 😥

Because…”Every soul shall taste death.” (The True Quran, 3:186)

كل نفس ذائقة الموت

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To those who want to do big things in life.. :)

First, let me tell you how it feels to LIVE your dream. To follow your passion and live  a purposeful life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s overwhelming . It’s exhilarating. It’s scary. Yes, you’ll be scared. You’ll be afraid to be having a full plate all the time. You’ll be afraid to fail even. But you’ll experience a sense of joy in your heart with all that energy and tiredness and enthusiasm. You’ll  feel alive, a different sort of alive. You’ll have a full day, but you can’t wait to fulfill every bit of the tasks that fill your schedule. And you’ll consciously plan your breaks  and your free times to recharge yourself. Your heart will pump desire for excellence and nothing less. Your soul will remind you of  priority. Imagine how overwhelmingly  wonderful and ideal it feels. I tell you what? It’s not impossible.

I don’t know if you’d want such a life. Or your rather prefer to be on a standstill..taking life as it comes..instead of taking  charge of it. Well, a lofe lived purposefully every single day, is a life lived soulfully.

Nevertheless, I’ve come across 8 out of 10 people who really want to do something in their lives. Their statement and even my own statement,”I want to be a part of something big. Something purposeful” resonates in my ears.

Growing up, I’ve always told my sister, ‘Hussainaa!!I wanna do something big in life! I just don’t know what!’

And this has been a long term dream from the time I can remember.

So this is for those, who want to do something great for this world, who want to contribute, who want to bring change. Wisdom from a little 24 year old who feels like she’s living her little dreams Alhamdulillah, summa Alhamdulillah.

  1. ‘Allah doesn’t bring about change until we change ourselves’

    Change doesn’t come to us while we sit in that cozy sofa talking about changing the world. Change is something we need to work for, consciously, every single moment of every single day. No, I don’t mean religiously posting up Islamic articles and status updates or even tweets. I’m talking about seeing how much of a change has that brought in you, yourself. Reading the Qur’an everyday and watching carefully if there is any change in our habits. Watching our hours consciously, meticulously.
    Analyzing what is our purpose in life? What is it that we are passionate about that we would do no matter what the circumstance, dream of it even, think about it at all times, LIVE IT! What is it that we want to strive for? Zoom out from what the world dictates to do – career, family etc. All that will fall in place, but if its not part of your passion, I’d say you’re not living your life to the fullest. Passion is something you’d wish you didn’t have the weekends for! And would take your own productive breaks in your own way. Look for it; we all have it in ourselves. As each one of us has been created with a purpose to serve our Lord, and surely we all have this unique signature in ourselves that we have to figure out.Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. [The Holy Qur’an, 13:11]
  2. Take time to accept where you are now.

    We all think we need the perfect study table to learn, we need the perfect place to do things, the perfect institution to study in, we wait for the perfect job or islamic degree to start with our passion, we wait for a lot of things and do not focus on the million gifts and opportunities we have around us.I find Yusuf’s AS story so inspiring. We all dream big, we all want to do great things in life. But look at the life of Yusuf AS. Did he grow up all (apparently) successful in every walk of life, hence becoming the best minister of Misr? No. He went through a lot of different happenings in his life and wouldn’t have even imagined he was growing up to be a legacy.Looking clearly at each stage if his life, we learn that while he was with his brothers who didn’t like him much, he had a quality in him that they envied. While he was thrown at the well, he was actually ‘good news!’ for the ones who took him out of the well. When he was bought/adopted, the Aziz was happy to have someone useful in his hands. Oh oh! He was then sent to prison. What then?  Even THEN, he was a source of goodness for his prisonmates; through him, and by Allah’s will, they accepted Islam and accepted guidance. They enjoyed his company and trusted him in what he said and also believed him so much that  they entrusted their dreams with him.

    What do you see in common here?  In every phase of life, no matter how apparently insignificant it seemed, that Yusuf AS was in, he made the world around him a better place. See a lesson there?

    ‘Between where you are and who you are becoming, you are where exactly you are meant to be. Find comfort in the quiet corners of your dreams. Even if u don’t change the entire world, you would change your part of it. N affect the people you share it with.’  – [A paraphrased quote I really like]

  3. So, even if you don’t change the entire world, change your part of it!
    You may be a fresh jobless graduate, but you can do a lot of community service in the form of teaching, preaching, working online, helping your family at home, organizing small family circle meetings for the sake of Allah, meeting people of the community to discuss dawah events for your place, even do something as simple yet humongous, as teach someone to read the Quran correctly. You may be a busy college student but you might find your passion in art, or in social service, or in public speaking, etc. You might not always need to be teaching or giving alone, but most importantly, Read and learn yourself. (Point to be emphasized on, later). You might be a busy wife handling toddlers and babies, but then reading to them, making them love reading, listening to the Quran together, reciting it even, and what not, there’s a gazillion opportunities in doing things to gain rewards bringing up children!! You might be that busy daughter-in-law of a house who needs to fulfill expectations, but then you can steal time to do that which you really desire to- Study your dream course, teach what you know and love, spread love for Allah and build a connection with Allah simply with everyone you meet. Oh you are already having a job of your own, a family to take care of and a full time perfect schedule? Perfect! Being busy is an excellent attribute of a Muslim! By being the best of yourself consciously (point no.1), you are already doing a lot of good to this world!If you really aren’t yet happy with that job, then perhaps tweaking it to your likes, teaching the students good manners and Islamic ethics, or spreading good words among colleagues in office, bringing everyone to pray in congregation, writing up one or two articles of your reflections to share with the world are some of the things you can easily chip in in withing your daily work.

    You might be none of the above or simply just graduated from high school wondering what path to choose. You might even be very contented with the job you are at now, so you’re not interested in any of these. But you might be surprised at your own speaking skills such that with a little description of Islam from you, someone might accept Islam!

    In all these and more possible scenarios, one thing is the most achievable by each and every one of us- making the world around us a better place. By the being the best of ourselves. Giving the best of ourselves. And remember this. No, BELIEVE in this-

    We all have something to give. We definitely do. Don’t let shaytan convince you otherwise.

  4. Ripple effect:

    But I’ll you what? Ripple effect. Every action will continue to spread, continue to grow. When you don’t even realize, you’ll hear from someone you never met say from maybe even another part of the world,  that they’ve heard something you said or did or they read something you wrote or painted,etc and it changed their lives! So continue focusing on the here and now, on how to make the present a better place to live. Focusing in self, brings change to family, which in turn brings change to society, then the community and so on. Even brings about a revolution bi idhnillah.

  5. Learn, Learn and LEARN

    When you keep learning, you keep growing. You might not even realize your passion until you start learning a lot; sometimes even learning is your passion! Be it reading current affairs, or actually studying a course, or simply gaining a lot of knowledge on a field of interest. Contact people who can teach yo u to become better in it, search online for resources. And by ‘learn’ I never meant those petty little videos on facebook or whatsapp you watch all day and consider knowledge. The only way we can bring change to our ownselves and not remain stagnant is to keep learning.The ocean of knowledge in every field Islamic or not, is vast and staying merely in one spot well immersed will only drown us and not take us far!

  6. My fav line always: Little by little one travels far.

    I cannot emphasize enough on the significance of focusing on the littles. Have a huge goal to reach? Break it down to smaller short term goals. Then break them into everyday tasks to accomplish. And find happiness in being able to live that huge dream in the little hours of everyday life! Trust me, When we start wherever we are with whatever we have, in all excellence of it, and sincere intentions of it, we WILL feel that sense of peace and happiness our heart yearns for and we WILL keep going until we reach that goal and we WILL find doors keep opening for us to get there, inshaAllah.When we say ‘oh but for that, i need this thing which will take years and its not possible now,’ trust me, we are going nowhere. Enjoy the journey to your goal. Coz the end doesn’t matter as much as the feeling of narrating your journey to someone of how you reached there! And what if you never reached there? Allah SWT promises to reward you with it as you’ve been striving for it already.‘When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health.” [Bukhari]
    That’s how much the journey matters. 🙂

Things that I assume are known and so didn’t mention : the power of dua, in asking Allah to show us the path, to even guide us to our goals, the significance of having big dreams and that its not only the little things but that if you really dream big nothing is impossible. Today your halaqa has 20 people, there is no harm in aiming for it to be 2000 in a matter of a few months! To grow should definitely be a pattern in our lives. And if we don’t measure what we achieve, we can’t calculate what requires us to takeus to our road to our destination. Calculation tho, has to be done correctly. Quality over quantity always.

May Allah bless us with humongous dreams to accomplish, with opportunities to grab and bring change to the world. Ameen.

Why are you still here? Go start now! Bismillah!

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When you ask for directions :)

Ah! There’s something I’ve been so amazed about and been wanting to share with everyone I know, just don’t know how to put it!

You know how we get used to making the dua ‘May Allah grant them hidayah’. Ever thought what hidaya meant? Guidance, yes. But subhanAllah I haven’t been able to bring my head around its actual and true meaning, after my tafseer teacher taught it!

So, Hidayah هداية comes from the root word ه د ي (haa daal yaa), and hidayah means ‘to guide someone in such a way that you make them reach their destination. To show the way, make them walk the path and make sure they reach the destination

Imagine this scenario: You drive along the streets looking for a famous restaurant you’ve heard of. But you’re lost at the streets and you’ve been going round the same corner, it’s so close you know, but you can’t find it. You stop someone walking in the streets and ask them to guide you. They could tell you ‘Oh go straight, take a turn to your left on the second left and you’ll see it to your right’ and let you go. You’d sure go forth with their points and yes sometimes you’ll find the way, or else, you’d have to stop someone else and  ask for the directions again. Now this person tells you, ‘Ohhh! thats my fav restaurant as well. I have some time, come follow me, I’ll show you the way’ and takes you there making sure you’ve reached the restaurant. See the difference here?

In surah Fatihah, we learn that we need to seek help from Allah SWT (iyyaka nasta’een)…And that we do that in the form of asking dua. Wait for it…

What is the first dua we are made to ask?  ‘اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ’! “Guide us to the straight path” [اهْدِنَا , is a type of verb (Fi’l amr)  coming from haa daal ya, masdr: hidayah]

And we pray asking this, for every single rakah of every single prayer of every single day of our lives (because otherwise our prayers aren’t valid). Just imagine!

Every situation we face, every moment of our lives, we are constantly, making a decision, doing a deed, consciously or subconsciously. In every hour of our lives, we need His guidance, to make it through in the right path, the path without branches, the only straight path…to eternal success. And for this, we continuously ask Allah SWT for guidance. I hope this part of the Surah stops you in prayer, after you’ve read this, and make you think about what a huge thing you’ve been asking for all this while, and that it is HE who made you ask thus. Then pray.  🙂

Because when you ask for this, during your prayer, Allah SWT says ‘This is for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asks for’ [Sahih Muslim – MUST read this hadith!!!]

For then, He’ll continue to take us through the path,  thru all that we go thru and all that we encounter, thru the straight path,  to our final destination, to Jannah.

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You Are Powerful.. NOT.

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Its the time where one in every five person shares a feel good quote on social media and one of it being “You are powerful. More than you know it”. Even muslims, sadly don’t realize what they’re saying when they share this.

So let me tell you this harsh n beautiful simple reality – We.Are.Not.Powerful.

Because when we sleep, we cannot even control what happens nearby us. When we put our children to sleep, or leave them alone for a while even if for a few minutes, we cannot control what happens to them. When we fear the future or feel anxious about it, we do not have the power to see it. When we regret the past, we do not have the power to undo it. When we feel nostalgic of the dearest of memories, we cannot relive it the same and exact same way again. We think about death less and we know it will come but we don’t even know when, we can’t even control it! We are not powerful because we cannot even that small cut on our fingers let alone a broken arm, ourselves! We are even clueless of what will happen the next moment, the next few seconds for sure. Aren’t we?

But I’ll tell you what. We are not powerful, but we are strong..and our strength comes from the One who is the Most Powerful.

From when we were in the stage of a helpless baby to now, He has been the One powerful, who has been giving us the strength to grow..protecting us every single time we met with potential danger. He has been protecting us while we sleep, our babies when we have to leave them alone. Our future that we are anxious about. Recording our beautiful past while ‘undo-ing’ (clearing) our deeds (sins) from our books when we regret them.

And then we wake up and grow up having so much trust in our selves, in our own plans and our own desires, because we think we know better. Somehow we think we have enough trust in Him, but we don’t. Instead of brutally just being honest to our innermost selves, we go closer to Him for the things WE WANT Him to do for us. The things we want to happen.

Yes, without Him, we are weak. But I’ll tell you what being strong is-
Strength is to face what you don’t expect, that comes your way, with a steadfast heart that stays calm saying ‘He knows’. Strength is to surrender whole heartedly and really whole heartedly that you have no power to change the future but He does. Yet still strength is what He gives you when all the tides are against you but you go forth with all that trust and faith. Strength is to not give up in Him ever and do all you can in your own way.

And when you surrender to being content after doing all you can, trust me, there is a world of difference in the way you see life. Suddenly everything changes. Your heart blooms with the sort of peace you’ve always striven for. Your life changes its course in miraculous ways. You see life, differently. You open ways to many possibilities in whats come your way because now, you truly believe that its His decision. Because you work so hard in all that you desire for. You give yourself to life. All of yourself. Completely relying on Him for the results. And He rewards you with that simple thought of yours. Your life changes. In a different sort of never-possible-on-your-own- sort of way. All because of that one moment of surrendering.

And if you really one day have sense and, understand this power: then know you are of those lucky ones on earth who live a differently beautiful life making the best of everything. You are of the ones who leave a trail behind. A trail to follow.

And after all this, if you believe this or not, it doesn’t alter His power at all. And He being the Most Merciful, the Most Giving, The Giver of Beautiful gifts, He’ll still give and give you. No matter what. Which is why we sometimes get deluded thinking it is “we” who know better for ourselves. It is “we”  who are powerful.

When we are not.

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[Things I think when I put my baby to sleep, constantly  waking up scared about anything happening to him and then finding peace in putting my trust in Him ❤]

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All of yourself..

Be that little pebble if you must
Drown yourself
Get those ripples about
Bring those waves aloud
So be that pebble if you must 
Sow those seeds wherever you go
Even If you don’t get to watch those trees grow
Sow them. Water them. Let them grow. 
Be that flower if you must.
Scent the hand that got you crushed.
Be that flower if you must
Beautify the ground, fallen or plucked. 
For pebbles can cause big ripples,
flowers beautify the barren ground,
and only seeds buried deep down
grow bringing new life…
What then, if you weren’t you? 
Be all of yourself.
Fight for it, if you must. 
But Don’t you cause a tornado
make it instead a lovely storm
And don’t you grow a poisoned weed
cause ripples could work either ways
And gardens must be revived day by day
So be all of  yourself.
But be the best of yourself. 
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The town that was ‘by the sea’..

Sometimes our dreams and aspirations will be so close to us, tempt us even, yet won’t be ours unless Allah SWT wills.

The people of the sabbath story. [Surah Al Araf verses 163 to 166]

وَاسْأَلْهُمْ عَنِ الْقَرْيَةِ الَّتِي كَانَتْ حَاضِرَةَ الْبَحْرِ إِذْ يَعْدُونَ فِي السَّبْتِ إِذْ تَأْتِيهِمْ حِيتَانُهُمْ يَوْمَ سَبْتِهِمْ شُرَّعًا وَيَوْمَ لَا يَسْبِتُونَ ۙ لَا تَأْتِيهِمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ نَبْلُوهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ

وَإِذْ قَالَتْ أُمَّةٌ مِّنْهُمْ لِمَ تَعِظُونَ قَوْمًا ۙ اللَّهُ مُهْلِكُهُمْ أَوْ مُعَذِّبُهُمْ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا ۖ قَالُوا مَعْذِرَةً إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ وَلَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ

فَلَمَّا نَسُوا مَا ذُكِّرُوا بِهِ أَنجَيْنَا الَّذِينَ يَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ السُّوءِ وَأَخَذْنَا الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا بِعَذَابٍ بَئِيسٍ بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ

And ask them about the town that was by the sea – when they transgressed in [the matter of] the sabbath – when their fish came to them openly on their sabbath day, and the day they had no sabbath they did not come to them. Thus did We give them trial because they were defiantly disobedient.
And when a community among them said, “Why do you advise [or warn] a people whom Allah is [about] to destroy or to punish with a severe punishment?” they [the advisors] said, “To be excused before your Lord and perhaps they may fear Him.”
And when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We saved those who had forbidden evil and seized those who wronged, with a wretched punishment, because they were defiantly disobeying.
So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, “Be apes, despised.”

Allah swt mentions “the town by the sea”. At first it sounded nice n picturesque. But then i wondered why did He mention that the town was BY THE SEA?
Those away from the ocean and desiring fresh fish would know the struggle.
Allah swt ordered the fish to come near the shore only on saturdays , during their days of sabbath (the days they weren’t allowed to work or fish etc), such that they coudn’t catch the fish. It was a trial for them.

Imagine their temptation to cheat?

And so some of them cheated. They’d drop their nets on Friday nights and collect them on Sunday so it would seem like they hadn’t gone fishing on Saturdays.

However Allah knew what was in their hiding and their disobedience. He punished them by making them turn into apes, despised!

Here, there were two other groups of people as well. A group that advised them against it, and Allah swt honors them by mentioning their response in the Qur’an. And a group that didn’t cheat but didn’t advise the wrongdoers either. They were simply spectators and also went to the advisors and asked them, saying “why advise when Allah has doomed them punishment?”

Allah punished the wrong doers as well as those spectators who didn’t bother or care for their wellbeing with a humiliating punishment (Be apes!).

● Something may be so close to us (the sea n its fishes) , it may seem absolutely possible in its happening, yet it won’t, unless Allah swt grants it to us. Even the fishes were under His control, what then was in our hands? Understand His wisdom with patience and Don’t cheat when it comes to His commands. He would know.

● Don’t be of those spectators who simply judge others. Instead call them to good, “perhaps they may fear Him”…perhaps they may come around. :’)

In either case, Do your part and leave the rest to Him.

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My brilliant companions and their brilliant ways ;)

This post is a dedication for all the amazing women doing SO much out there. My heart is brimming with love for the sake of Allah for them, making me feel so active and helping me take steps closer to Allah; inspiring me that  no matter what, I can do all that I aspire for. Actually there are many more women out there whom I haven’t mentioned as well. 🙂 *My Special prayers for them!*

Don’t let any excuse come in the way of your relationship with the Qur’an 🙂
Nope, not motherhood, not grandmotherhood, not studentship or office workership. Nothing. The Qur’an requires its time and place in each of our lives. Every single day (bi ithnillah <3) 

I don’t even know some of these ladies personally SubhanAllah, Perhaps such is the Love in the shade of Allah SWT!.  To name a few, here are some-

LOOOOVED this Qur’an journal-ling idea I found from Gilded_Dunya’s page, linked to Iman Illustrated.  Why do we take notes so tiny, and fit all that information in a page, such that we don’t even look at it again.

I am enjoying writing my reflections and lessons as I go about learning Alhamdulillah, And I even want to keep looking at the pages (makes such an awesome revision of thoughts!)

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Learning Qur’an is a therapy for the soul. Qur’an Journal-ing is a therapy for the mind.

The time it takes to do this, helps me internalize the verse and also acts soooooo therapeutic for this chaotic mind. :’)  Perfect for my me-times.

AND then Madiyah Rana‘s AWESOOMEE Learning idea (which I am yet to try, but I lovvvveee)-

“It’s known as ‘Rasm.’ I actually thought he meant ‘Rasm’ meaning, tradition or ceremony (in the Desi culture lol) However, in Arabic, the word Rasm means to draw or sketch. It’s also used in a famous Arabic proverb where it is reported:

الحفظ في الصغر كالنقش على الحجر والحفظ في الكبر كالرسم على الماء

““Memorizing something in youth is like engraving on stone; memorizing something in old age is like drawing/engraving on water.”

So what exactly does each letter stand for?

R – Read. Whether your watching a lecture or reading an article, the first step is to simply read or listen. No writing detailed notes. Just immersing yourself in the text or lecture. If possible, the first time read without highlighting or jotting down notes. The second time, get out the pen and paper. 🙂

A – Answer. If you’re an IOU student, you will have a module test at the end of each module. If you’re an A-level students you may have to answer a few questions in your text books. This second part is for you to review and answer any unanswered questions you have in mind.

S – Summarise. At the end of each module or days study, summarise all the notes a page or and a half. Not complex but to the point.

M – Memorise. This is something I never have done. I’ve revised and made notes but never sat and memorised what’s on the page so it remains solid in my head. Knowledge must be sought but when it’s memorised it’s like engraving on stone.

I’m excited to try out this new study technique. And to those who have there own method, I’d be great to hear what works for you.” – Madiyah

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I have never done this before, but perhaps they mean so much to me, and I pray they continue to inspire other’s lives as well, hence this post. Much Love and respect for ALL others as well 🙂

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