Fallen Peach

Isra. Muslim. Revert. Twenty-something. Hong Kong.
Student of knowledge. Into life, art, poetry, philosophy, travel, psychology, food, different cultures, the extraordinary, kindness, smiles and above all the Beloved.

Most of my posts here are reblogs often related to Islam and the many cultures influenced by it. Peace be upon you :)

Anonymous asked: Assalamu alaykum, I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but is it difficult to practice your faith in HK? I've heard that practicing Islam is very difficult in some east Asian countries, more so than it is in the west, because Asian culture places less importance on individualism and more importance on the group. Is this true from your experiences? If this is too personal then I apologize and please go ahead and tell me to keep my mouth shut :)

Walaikumsalaam warahmatullah, yes this has been asked and answered many times before. If I get a chance I’ll try to find it and post it in the new faq page I made inshallah. But yes, it’s true. :) 

skycloudsky asked: Assalamu Alaikum, Isra! I hope you had a lovely Wednesday day and continue to have a peaceful evening. I'm back tp wearing a sweater and heavier coat. It's pretty cold for spring! :-) Alhamdulillah I am fine though. More than fine. Blessed in too many ways to count. I pray you are too. I pray you will soon enjoy the best of health so you continue forever not only to be a great example of kindness but also to enjoy all the best of life and Akhira. JazakAllah Khair for you being you! :-) Don

Walaikumsalaam warahmatullah br Don! Alhumdulillah I’m okay. I’ve been feeling more sick since yesterday, higher fever, nausea and migraines that kept me up all night. But alhumdulillah feeling better now. This morning the Dr called to respond some of my questions. I have been waiting for her to call back since yesterday. For some reason she was incredibly rude and was shouting at me and at the end even said “I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING OK???” and I only had two questions in fact. She said a lot of other rude things as well. I’m not really sure what happened to her. I was pretty upset afterwards and burst into tears. It’s not the first time I’ve experienced horrible treatment from a doctor in Hong Kong. HK society is really estranged and dysfunctional in fact. Whoever has lived elsewhere and visited here also notices this. La huwla wala quwatta illah billah. Anyway it looks like I will have to find another specialist. Tomorrow insha’Allah I will go and apply for the waiting list at the hospital as it was raining today and I was feeling so sick and weak. Afterwards insha’Allah I’ll also see a Chinese medicine doctor recommended by another sister. Insha’Allah it will help to get another opinion from a holistic approach. 

JazakAllahu khairan for your continuous concern and support. Ameen to your dues, I pray the same for you and more. Stay warm and stay blessed, always! :)


أيمكنني أن أغوص في تفاصيلك دون أن يسحبني العشق إلى ظلامك المختبئ وراء جدران النقاء …
23. April 2014

Abu al-‘Abbas ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas, radiyallahu anhuma, reported: One day I was behind the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and he said to me:

"O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice] : Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you (have need to) ask, ask of Allah; and if you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that even if the Nation (or the whole community) were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you with anything except that which Allah has already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah has already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried."

[Al-Tirmidhi relates this and says: It is a good, genuine Hadith]

In a version other than that of al-Tirmidhi it reads:

”..Be mindful of Allah, you will find Him before you. Get to know Allah in prosperity and He will know you in adversity. Know that what has passed you by was not going to befall you; and that what has befallen you was not going to pass you by. And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction, and ease with hardship.”