Ramadhan is over, but…

Ramadhan is over…but prayer isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but fasting isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but reading Qur’an isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but lowering our gaze isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but refraining from backbiting isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but giving charity & helping others isn’t,

Ramadhan is over…but the angels are still writing down everything we’re doing,

Ramadhan is over…but Halal & Haraam still exist,

Ramadhan is over…but Paradise & Hell still exist,

Ramadhan is over…but our obligations towards Allah remains!

Have a blessed Friday,

Omar Mukhtar

#thepawsomelion

6th Shawwal 1441 AH

A Letter To Allah…

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Ya Rabb,

This is my second mother. Even though she isn’t the one that gave birth to me, You know that she has been with me since day 1. For as long as I can remember, she has been there alongside my own mother, supporting me, caring for me, protecting me, loving me unconditionally – You know how generous her heart is. In fact, I can’t imagine a life without her there as a guiding light and a role model every step of the way! Her love, her smile, her warm hug,  even her presence is enough to comfort me. I never have to ask for anything from her – she will always give, give, give and give! And together with all the love she has given to me over the years, every single bit added up, You know I would never be able to repay all of her endless gifts!

Ya Rabb,

Before this holy month of Ramadhan comes to an end, allow me to ask another thing from You, this time as a gift for her. All my life, You know that I have had her watching over me and caring for me as a second mother, but I’m afraid that I won’t always be able to do the same for her. So I ask that You send two of Your best angels to watch over her, to guard her, and to care for her, 100 times as much as she has done for me! Please don’t let her see a day without happiness, so she can be happy like how she always keeps me happy. And if there is anything that crosses her mind which You think is best for her, please grant her wishes as fast as lightning! I pray that You reserve her the most beautiful palace in Jannatul Firdaus, cos that is what it felt like when I was spending time with her – heavenly! I pray that when we leave this world, we will be reunited together again, cos I don’t know what I would do without her! And lastly, I ask for You to let her know just how much I love her, cos it would be impossible to tell it to her enough!

Aameen,

Omar Mukhtar

#thepawsomelion

27th Ramadhan 1441 AH

#alettertoAllah 💌

p/s: @drauntie.uk, if you’re reading this, please know that even though you loved me first, I will love you till the end…and I love you more!

Alhamdulillah!

All praise is due to Allah! Managed to khatam the Quran a second time in this holy month of Ramadhan under the guidance of Mrs Mom. May Allah accept all of our good deeds and purify our hearts from riya’. And now that we’re in the last 10 days of Ramadhan, together, let’s increase our Ibadah. And I pray that my sharing will inspire others to multiply their Ibadah too…

Have a blessed Friday,

Omar Mukhtar

22nd Ramadhan 1441 AH

Friday, 15th May 2020

12:45am, Birmingham 🇬🇧 

Success Is Not The End

A gem

To lead us to the light

That’s

What we held in our hands

We read

Its words from up above

We let

Beating hearts open up

The road

It seemed so far, so long

But we

Went on to find the end

Fifteen

Times the sun circled ’round

Until

At last, the end, we found

All of

A sudden, souls were cleansed

The road

We walked came to an end

This gem

Beautifully designed

Doused fire

With its flowing words

And now

I look upon the road

And smile

A sweetly quiet smile

Beyond

That sign of happiness

There lies

The sweet scent of success…

#Alhamdulillah

Written by Omar Mukhtar

15th Ramadhan 1441 AH

Friday 8th May 2020

7:32pm, Birmingham

p/s: May Allah accept all of our good deeds in the blessed month of Ramadhan, and as we approach the second half of the month, together, let’s increase our Ibadah…

Happy Birthday Dadijee!

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It was Dadijee’s birthday on Friday 8th June 2018, and it was a very special day indeed! Dadijee is an amazing grandma to all three of us – me, Fatimah and Ali – and a brilliant mother to Mrs Mom! She’s an ideal role model: she’s kind, considerate, and loving! She’s always there to help us and support us in bad times. She is willing to spare her time to listen to us, and she will always have some handy words of wisdom to share! And of course, her cooking is PAWSOME! But most of all, she’s loving! She’ll always be there to comfort us, as a grandma, mother and friend!

So today, I wish Dadijee a very Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Dadijee! May God bestow all the greatest of blessings upon you! And what could be better than celebrating her birthday than when we’re all here together? Yes, that’s right, Dadijee and all the family just arrived on Thursday, right on time for her birthday! It’s so nice to have the family together for this special occasion! And as my gift as a grandson to a grandma, a special poem specially for one of the amazing people in my life!

A Brilliant Grandma

A Poem By Omar Mukhtar, The Pawsome Lion

She is a brilliant grandma,

With special qualities,

She’s kind, unique and sweet,

And puts up with my frivolities!

She is a brilliant grandma,

A brilliant cook too,

And so much food upon the plates,

It’s more than I can chew!

She is a brilliant grandma,

And on her birthday,

A thank you

Is the least I could do

For all she’s done for me

But I think I’ll start with that

Thank You and Happy Birthday!

p/s: Dear God,

Please shower my grandma with the greatest of blessings and reserve her the best place in Heaven – she really deserves it!

Love,

Omar Mukhtar a.k.a. The Pawsome Lion