I have a quote, “only the wise appreciate the smell of coffee” meaning people who appreciate nature, food, and of course people are the ones who truly live. Beauty is everywhere, just pay attention to the birds in the morning, the wind in the afternoon, the beaming light of the sun, the rare rainbows, the waterfalls, the rain that sustains us, the flowers, the bees, the birds, the life … isn’t it wonderful.

I will be lying if I said that I have never experienced depression, after breaking up with my first ever girlfriend, things were tough. I turned into a totally different person, and at times into the Incredible Hulk for those that were on beef. But why, why is there a need, so I changed. I changed for my mum, I changed for my loved ones, I changed and became a better person. Every night before bed I say my prayers, and every morning I do the same. Praying equals protection, it is life’s necessity. 

Oh people, appreciate the smell of coffee, appreciate the goodness life has to offer. We are allowed to enjoy life, just like the sweetness of honey. It’s instrumental that gratitude is the melody to our daily habits. Remember, your pilgrimage of happiness only begins when you are grateful. So, continue loving, continue appreciating, continue creating positive nostalgic memories by painting happiness.


I once said, everything makes sense when it’s past tense. This is the ultimate truth, God – the one, has his own way of doing things, as we cannot do things in our time, but everything blossoms in his. In Arabic, the word “rizq” means provision. Fear not, everything that was meant for you to have, will be yours eventually. Can you not see how water falls from the sky, and every living thing is provided for – from plants to humans. 

Sometimes it may take a little while, but believe you me, God is the melody of your destiny. We, muslims believe that three things are written, even before birth. Those being, the day you will be born, your provision and when you will die. However it’s up to you as to how you choose to gain your provision. You can go left, or you can go right, you can do it the hard way or the easy way but either way leads to the same destination. Believe in the one people, for he is the creator of everything, as I said, everything makes sense when it’s past tense. You may not know why something is happening to you, but once it happens you realise the lesson. 

I grew up following moderate Islam, Hanafi fiqh to be precise, which is the most moderate/balanced way of Islam. I am proud to be Muslim, but the rising Islamophobia makes me want to leave the country and never come back. In this modern day Britain, respect has gone out the window, if you’re fully english, as you say you are – ask yourself are you really though? I am sure you have Irish, Welsh, Scottish or German blood as in the Royal family’s case. Well, that’s a whole other blog post, but let’s focus on provision.

People, believe in the One – God – the master, the creator, the most merciful. Learn to trust God’s way for you, learn to love your religion, be it Christianity or Judaism, and of course Islam. I believe in the people of the book, the Abrahamic religions who follow the 1 God.

If you read this, thank you! Thank you for your eyes and be patient, by keeping faith.