“Because I am answerable to someone”

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A good friend of mine is a teacher at University. After what seemed like ages, me and another friend got to meet her and talk to her. So, like how all friends do when they meet after a long time, we joked around, bombarded her with questions and all sorts. When we asked her about her work and her students, this is what she said; ‘They are nice kids, but now and then they do some stuff and we have no say in it. Now I understand why teachers behave in a certain way with the students, even though it may seem wrong on the outside for her not to condemn them. Because, we are answerable to our managers.’
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A message from the Philippines

It was almost a week since exams ended and summer vacations began, since day one of the holidays, I have been keepingA call from Philippines myself busy, learning something new every other day. Alhamdulillah. But even in between all that, I felt I was missing something. Yes, I could spend more time with family, I had no tension of classes the next day or an exam coming up or a deadline for a submission. Yet, I found something not the same. Until, I got a message from the Philippines. Continue reading

A Princess or a Knight?

elegant-lace-strapless-a-line-princess-wedding-dress-sl024I was discussing about the work and responsibility of a woman with my cousin the other day and she stated something funny with which the whole talk came to an end. Do you know what she said?

She wished she was a man!

I just laughed when I read her message, but later on it had me thinking why did she say that? Continue reading

Would you rather be a Doctor or Engineer or…?

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I picked up my mobile to see what time it was. I couldn’t be more shocked to see that it was half past two already…

I had spent the whole evening understanding Tafseer and my mind was too concentrated to absorb anymore explanations.

I reminded myself of the Nahu period that I will have to attend tomorrow along with the Tafseer assessment and decided to give myself some rest. I went to bed with the following ayah in my mind:

(‘يؤتي الحكمة من يشاء و من يؤت الحكمة فقد أوتي خيرا كثيرا و ما يذكر إلا أولو الألبب’ ( سورة البقرة ٢٦٩

“He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly hath received abundant good. But none remember except men of understanding.” (Surah Al Baqarah 269) Continue reading