(What I learnt from an inspiring, noble and God-fearing mentor and supporter of Hiba. A former teacher, grandmother, and current student of Hifz.)
In times, where it is easy to be swept off your feet and lose your way, I often seek the counsel of the wise. I truly love to listen to their tales of courage and how they cruised ahead by overcoming unimaginable obstacles. I always pray to Allah (swt) to grant me the companionship of those whom He loves.
It is vital to have mentors. Why? Because these people help you connect to your inner power that Allah (swt) has granted, which we sometimes fail to recognize within us. They help us visualize the seed we all are, waiting to become a tall, dense, shady and fruit-bearing tree one day. Their remarkable strife and journey propels us to jut forward, too.
I would like to share some gems of wisdom with you that I found profound for myself.
Aging is about empowering yourself to keep your eyes on the goal. And what is that? To meet Allah (swt) with Qalbun Saleem – a sound heart that humbles before its Creator in awe, praise, love and fear.
By no means does aging mean to feel inadequate, sad, angry, regretful, and disappointed with others and self. And here are a few priceless tips for those who want to age gracefully, bearing the end in mind: