BismiAllahir Rahmanir Raheem

How long do bears hibernate for anyway? I guess the answer to that question has little relevance to the rest of this post (given that I'm not a bear... blogging bears don't exist, do they?)

I'm obviously not in a great a position to write coherent and reflective thoughts right now, nonetheless I will continue. I've tried to use this blog as a medium to articulate thoughts that sometimes could only be said best in writing. If I attempted to verbalize them, I think they would have made little sense.

I love the greatness in writing and all that the art represents. I think it's such a miraculous gift from God. SubhanAllah. Really. Think about it. There are so many languages in the world, so many ways of sharing information and knowlege, but were we limited to verbal communication only, there is no way we would be able to preserve the details of the immense wisdom of the past. SubhanAllah. It is not a wonder that God swears by the pen (al qalam).

With that said though, I've decided that it is time to put this bad boy into hibernation. A few months back, I was going to cease blogging. When I realized that there wasn't much benefit in that, I changed my mind. But now, it is time to let go again. I'm not sure for how long. I'm not sure if it will lead to this blog's eventual death. Regardless, I figured that if there are people who visit this blog, the least you deserve is to know that I don't intend to post here for an indefinite amount of time, best known to Allah.

It's time for me to reunite with the pen and its loyal companion of paper. It's time for me to take my reflections to a different arena and hope that through it, God willing, I will be able to live beyond mere words. Reflections are great, but frequent writers can sometimes unintentionally belittle the worth of such an art, and thus periods of silence are required. (You see, there is greatness in what we call "writer's block.")

For those who have read and continue to read this blog with interest and appreciation, may God reward you with the best of rewards and may you have found benefit in the thoughts that I've shared with you.

Some final thoughts [Multifaceted, you ask? But of course!]: treasure your values of goodness/peace/justice, your faith, and all the little things in life that make you who you are - embrace positive change and enlightened experiences - move through life like a gentle breeze and a calming wave - keep the company of those who remind you about life's true worth - and last but not least, keep smiling, for truly God is the Most Kind, and our return is to Him.

O Lord, send Your peace and blessings on Muhammad and the family and companions of Muhammad, and guide us all to be a part of his ummah, ameen!


iMuslim said...

Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah

This is your blog, and if you want to depart, no-one can stop you...

*lower lip starts to quiver*

*eyes begin to water*

{whispers to herself}
Get a grip of yourself! Darn it, where's your stiff, upper lip?

GAH, i can't hold it in any longer!

*grabs hold of Farzeen's leg*


In all seriousness, if you feel the need for a break to get back to the old art of pen on paper, then do what you gotta do. Just make sure to visit me on a regular basis!

I will also have to cut back on blogging soon (maybe as soon as tomorrow), but for different reasons. THE THESIS CALLS.

Ameen to your duas. I pray that Allah guides you, keeps you safe, and blesses you in all that you do.

Take care, sweedums. xxx


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Shireen said...

Ahh.. Faween.. the blogging world has never been my thing but you were quite good and keeping up with yours!

Masha'Allah you're a wicked writer and I hope you have time to keep writing. The truth is people.. *SNIIIIIFFFF* she's leaving us indefinitely *going to study arabic* and might not get access to a computer.

SOO having said that.. faawweenn we love you..mwaah

btw. i do think they are some blogger bears that perhaps live at their computer/sleep/eat and what not at their computer like a tubby bear almost in hibernation :)

iMuslim said...

she's leaving us indefinitely *going to study arabic* and might not get access to a computer.

Wow, how cool is that? Mashallah! That is so exciting! Are you going abroad? What an amazing opportunity, Alhamdulillah. Maybe i'll join you in 6 months time, inshallah... keep my seat warm for me, sis. :)

Buy a cheapo laptop, so you can keep in touch, inshallah!

Faraz said...


May Allah protect you on your journey, insha-Allah!

Farzeen said...

IMuslim: Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allah dear sister

Thank you for your du'as. I really appreciate it. SubhanAllah...

All the best with your thesis, insha'Allah! It's really quite something. Good for you for working hard at it, masha'Allah :).

Keeping in touch is going to require some careful time management for me I think.. but insha'Allah khayr.

Shireen: Assalaamu'alaykum love

My fault for 'strongly encouraging' *ahem* you to get a blog... But really, you should get back to your writing (blog or paper...whichever makes you happy--which obviously doesn't seem to be the blog..lol).

"Don't worry, about a thing, cuz every little thing is gonna be alright" the words of Bob himself coming right back to you. Insha'Allah khayr. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right? There's good in this, I trust... insha'Allah.

But for the record, you left me first *sniff.* Allah's plan is great Shir, be happy, and remember.... you have the boys where I won't (of course, they're your boys, but that's besides the point). AlhamduliAllah ala kulu haal. :)

I love you bunches too! Allah will make it easy for us all, insha'Allah, so don't worry. :) In the words of the little man himself, "I'm wehhhdyyy!"..hehe.

And what's a tubby bear??

Faraz: Wa 'alaykum assalaam wa rahmatu Allah ya akhi

Insha'Allah wa ameen. Thanks for the du'a. He is my proctector... subhanAllah.

Ameera said...

All the good bloggers are leaving! :O Your posts have always been very inspiring and if we readers are able to pick up even 10% of your ideas and the level of Iman you had when you wrote them, that would be a treasure!

But you're on the journey to gain knowledge, knowledge of Deen because Arabic automatically opens up the Quran in ways a translation never could. InshAllah, may Allah help you in achieving your noble aims and return you to us as a refreshed blogger! Ameen!

Farzeen said...

Assalaamu'alaykum Ameera

JazakAllah khayr for your awfully sweet message dear sister. SubhanAllah... I do appreciate the sincerity in your words and I pray that one day what you say can become a reality for me..insha'Allah. :) But I guess I need a bit of a struggle before I have any hope of getting there, insha'Allah. May Allah help me and us all to come closer to Him, insha'Allah wa ameen.

I don't expect necessarily that I'll reach my intended goal.. Allah only knows what's ahead of me. But I pray that regardless of what happens I improve and come out of my hole renewed, insha'Allah.

Thank you kindly for your wonderful du'a... ameen! :) All the best to you too sis, insha'Allah!

sheepoo said...

Nice blog, Masha Allah
Mind adding my blog to your Blogroll/Blog List.

Jazak Allah!

"Do you think that you will enter the Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of God?' Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!" [2:214]



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"Be mindful of God, and God will protect you. Be mindful of God, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of God. If you seek help, seek help of God. Know that if the whole world were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that God had already prescribed for you. And if the whole world were to gather together to harm you, it would harm you only with something that God has already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the ink has dried."
--Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him]