It appears it`s been ages since I have had this urge. This urge to write, to feel the swish of the pen flowing across a page, a page that only moments ago was blank. Oh the smell of paper and the feel of ideas just flowing out of an ink pen! And these winter nights! The sound of rain on my window and the pitter patter of those tiny droplets flowing from the heavens up above. Ah memories and these bitter-sweet reminiscences. Of shadows and the people that were there. Of presences and the warmth they bring and as suddenly take away too.
...وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ …
…. And such are the days, We alternate them between the people…Surah Aal-e-Imran:3
Its funny how the events in your life are designed to teach you and help you grow as a person, as a Muslim and to reach the Ultimate Goal, that of being in His presence. Not funny actually when you think of who designed them. Your Rabb, He who is the best of teachers, He who loves you more than you can conceive. Even in your pain you can feel THAT warmth, HE is ALWAYS there. People come and they go, it is Allah s.w.t that is ALWAYS, always there. People love you and disappoint you but Allah, Allah s.w.t will ALWAYS love you, will ALWAYS be there. It is not that people are bad, but you have to remember that they are after all human, imperfect, temporary. It is Allah who is the Divine, the Eternal, The Source of Peace. He is Al-Wadud (الودود) -The Loving One.