Saturday, April 3, 2010

The one I miss..

Salam to all..

Hope that everyone is in his/her best condition. I've found something so nice and heartbreaking.. thinking of sharing it with all of you.. A story and poem i've read from Sis Zabrina's Blog.. Enjoy it..adios salam

The Story of Two Best Friends - A Motivational and Inspirational Story about Forgiveness


As Salaamu ‘alaykum and peace to all,

That day I spoke to a friend and she told me about how things had gone wrong between her and one of her close friends. The argument started off very simply- her friend disagreed with her choice of life partner.

And it has been years since they last spoke.

She knew that she was wrong to argue fiercely with her best friend who was just looking out for her at that time. She knew that she shouldn’t say half the things she said to her. She was wrong on that. But her worse regret was she never tried to amend what was broken and walked away from their friendship.

And now she truly missed her.

I remembered what Charles Caleb Colton said once,

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost

How many of us are blessed with close friends and best friends- the ones whom we knew loved us to the bits, the ones whom we knew would be there for us when we are in need, the ones who dared to give us the blatant truth when others preferred to zip their mouth and let us fall and the ones whom we knew would leak tears from their eyes if we were to leave the world before them?

To my friend, I reminded her of Allaah’s verse in His Holy Book,

The recompense for an evil is an evil like thereof, but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah. Verily, He likes not the Zalimun (oppressors) (Quran 42:40).

Yes, that is the only way to go- reconcile.

We are living a life that is too short to make enemies, to leave things unsaid and to have frictions with the people we love.

This was not what Prophet Muhammad (may Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon him) wanted us to do.

In fact, what our Prophet (pbuh) wanted us to do was this,

When a man loves his brother he should tell him that he loves him (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

Tell the people you loved, that you loved them. Take this advice of our beloved Prophet who was sent down to guide us in our lives, who was sent to make our lives better and who only wanted good things for us in this life and hereafter.

Let me share with you a sad poem that depicts the reality of life many of us are facing entitled ‘Forgiving’ written by a wonderful sister and friend - Sister Linda Delgado, a Muslim author from United States of America.


What you said hurt me
I responded in anger
You meant to say you were sorry
You didn’t
I meant to forgive you
I didn’t.

What you did was so very wrong
I responded with harsh judgment
You meant to make amends
You didn’t
I meant to be more understanding
I wasn’t.

You meant to call or write
I waited hoping to hear from you
You got busy with life
You forgot
I meant to try again; to call or write
I didn’t.


You said, “I might try to change and do better.”
I said, “I won’t budge until I see your sorrow.”
You said, “There is always tomorrow.”
I said, “I will forgive on your tomorrow.
Our tomorrow never came
One of us died.


There is today.
Don’t hold on to yesterday.
Don’t count on tomorrow.
It may not come
You have today
Don’t let love and hope slip away.

(*Author Note--Allah is oft Forgiving and Merciful. We should aspire to do the same in our daily lives. Forgiving ©2007 Linda D. Delgado All Rights Reserved)

Ya Allaah….

This poem touched me in many ways. It has made me think about the things I left unsaid to the ones I loved with all my heart and to the ones I missed so much.

The phrase, Don’t count on tomorrow has made my heart stopped beating for a bit.

Do you feel it too, my friends?

So, let us pick up that phone book now and dial the phone number of people whom we have not spoken for years due to whatever reason.

Let us call them today and take heed to what Sister Linda has said,

Don’t let love and hope slip away.

Just don’t…

Linda D. Delgado is the author of 6 books, 4 of which are the Award winning Islamic Rose Books series at known to many by the name Widad, she is the owner-publisher of Muslim Writers Publishing Widad is the Founder, past Director and current Financial Officer of Islamic Writers Alliance at 
Widad’s primary focus in the world of writing and publishing is promotion of Islamic Fiction books Widad is a Muslim revert of 8 years, University graduate, mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She resides in Tempe, Arizona, USA

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Sis Zabrina
Life Storyteller
Author of Life is an Open Secret
-18 Inspirational Stories from Ordinary life experiences-

Now blogging at

I open a book, found something that we've done  together before this, how i miss her so much and treasure every moment we've been together..

walllahu a'lam..assalamualaikum


  1. dulu farah pernah bg artikel ni utk dibaca, mengharukan... bila dah tua & baca kembali, lebih mengharukan... hidup memang mengajar kita~ wuwu astaghfirullah wuwu

  2. ko pun bg sajak yang mengharukan..dan hadis yang ko cakap kat aku time jumpa di umah ko hr tu..aku akan ingat..tq dear