Last Saturday, a group of friends and I went to Ipoh to attend a gathering. It was my first time attending and I didn't know what to expect. Even while I was in the car sandwiched in between 2 breathtakingly beautiful ladies, I was still in a clueless state. It was only when everybody had broken the ice that I managed to grasp the gist of our gathering.
Usually I am very cautious and selective when participating in any gatherings with an Islamic theme. But I still took my chances on this one. :)
Alhamdulillah the gathering went quite well. As a born muslimah who had once upon a time taken Islam for granted, I guess I can never get tired of listening to revert stories of any kind. I'm sure everybody has a revert story of their own, and every story has a significant impact and wisdom. I won't blog much as many others have blogged about it.
Please click on the links:
- Life of a Reverted Muslim - Malaysia Reverted Muslim Gathering @ Ipoh 8 Jan 2011
- Another Chinese Muallaf - Reviews on Malaysia Reverted Muslim Gathering @ Ipoh 8 Jan 2011
All I have to say is we may have had our differences, however through a healthy change of views I believe one can learn to reflect and better oneself. A short reminder when the going gets tough:
Regardless of the situation, keep an open mind. Couple that with sincere, relentless efforts. Also pray and beseech to our Lord for his guidance, strength and protection. Constantly remember He is with us at all times and that He shall provide what He decides is best for us based on His terms. Lastly, believe that things shall eventually fall into place. Insha'Allah. :)
On that day every individual may come as strangers, but at the end of the day we went back as brothers and sisters.
9.12pm Malaysian Time