TALK TUESDAY #6

Hi there beloveds! Hope you’re all ready for another lovely Talk Wednes- I mean Tuesday..It’s been such a hectic, crazy day for me, so right now I’m typing as fast as I can to post this for you guys haha..Let me stop rambling and introduce this week’s inspiring and beautiful souls to you guys! Miss Jama is a talented photographer from Toronto and apart from being the sweetest, most adorable, person I have ever yet to meet (we’re working on it!) she’s also a fellow youtuber <3! Another special person I would like you guys to meet is my personal life coach Mohamed from London, he is the second guy to be featured on my blog (yes, he’s a very brave man) and I’m sure you’ll find his answers as well as  Halima’s very inspiring.

Get comfortable and enjoy loves! xx Ruqia

 

halima

”I would love to be remembered as someone who left love everywhere she went – even in the spaces where love was so hard to grow in”.

 

1. Who are you?

My name is Halima and I am a Portrait Documentary Photographer based in Toronto, Canada. It is most difficult for me to tell a person in depth more about me through language, as my most easiest method of language is my Art. If the reader warrants something in my writing to make them want to know more about me – I would say please take a look at my photography as you will see who I love, what I love and the similarities that bind them all to make me, me.

2. Wat is your deepest intention?
My most truest intention and drive for life is to take my heart back to Allah (swt) in the best of best conditions. This is my only purpose in life. It’s to work on my heart, every day Allah permits me a day. It’s to realize day in and day out if Allah is most powerful enough to take me to Jannah – then He is most powerful enough to have my back here in Dunya. Essentially, to never despair in His mercy, as He is always with me. Even if I spend all my days struggling and having my heart broken in Dunya, it would be worth the while as it would rejoice me with my Creator with a heart in the condition of nothing short of softness.
3. What is your deepest fear?
My deepest fear – which is something I am continuously working on, is my attachments to people and the fear of losing them.  The deeper I love them and the more room my heart makes for them to stay – the more this concept becomes problematic in my thoughts. However, the closer I grow to my Creator and getting to know Him better; I slowly begin to gain strength in not fearing these concepts. Ultimately what better is there to be with The One Who loves you most, and can love you better than I’ll ever know to.
4. What does love mean to you?
The difficult thing about love is – it cannot be explained. It can only be felt. It’s this phenomenon that we all feel that varies from individual to individual. Though I have learned in the few years I have been privileged to live that the purest acts of love I’ve committed were when I was able to do for someone, more than I wanted to do for myself. That I loved them, more than I did myself and wanted for them more than I wanted for myself – in hopes they would smile, a smile that my heart longed for.
5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life and how have you overcome it?
I don’t believe in a life lived with mistakes. I believe in a life lived – the way you were meant to live it. Mistakes need to take place so we can evolve into a better us. We were not born perfect. We were born flawed. It’s through life that we grow to use our flaws as the advantages that help us become the version of ourselves we were always meant to be. If our flaws did not get us in trouble and did not put us in difficult predicaments how would we learn to go to battles with them that in the end we can always ensure we win? Mistakes are the gifts, life offers us as a second chance in the future to do better.
6. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
The greatest accomplishment that my Creator has bestowed on me – was the accomplishment of being able to financially care after my family through means of work that make me most happy. The saddest life I feel a person can live is when they spend hours on end working in fields and in professions they don’t want to spend their lives working in. But they do so because they feel they have no other choice. To live a life – where you felt you had no choice and you spent your greatest wealth and asset – which is time, on it; and to know I spent my time in a line of work that makes me happy, while also funding my family – this is the greatest of greatest accomplishments that my Creator bestowed on me.
7. How would your best friend describe you?
To answer this, I felt inclined to message my closest companion who lives in Australia, to ask her what she thought of me + ways that she could think of describing me as, which then she said: “Gentle. Kind hearted. Wise (ma’sha’Allah). You can calm me down when I’m anxious and panicking. Alhamdulillah, and reminding me of Allah that we cannot control everything. Plus, I feel sorry for you because you like Big Brother Australia. Soooooo we need to be friends so I can refute that.
8. What’s the best advice you ever received?
The best advice I had ever been gifted with was actually a phrase that entails so much wisdom. It’s that when things arise beyond your control – that you did not anticipate to be possible, to say ‘ these things they happen.’ It’s to me the most humbling four words in a moment of crisis. These words magically ground me and remind me that – though what just happened never normally happens, because it happened just now; it’s officially apart of the ‘ these things they happen’ archives in your memory.
9. How would you like to be remembered?
I would love to be remembered as someone who left love everywhere she went – even in the spaces where love was so hard to grow in. She still managed to make it possible by leaving seeds of love in hopes someone would nourish it to life. I would love to be remembered as – someone who when they loved, loved so selflessly and not selfishly. I would love to be remembered as the one who spread love and the one who constantly gave it. That’s how I would love to be remembered by.
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 lifecoach
”My deepest fear above all else is to disappoint my mother. Only Allah knows the way that I love and respect that woman. What we sometimes seem to forget is the struggles and sacrifices  that our mothers have gone through just so that we can live a better life”.

1. Who are you?

My name is mohamed im 25 years old. I was born in somali, raised in the England theres not really a lot to say about myself im just your average university student.

2. Wat is your deepest intention?
My deepest intentions are to leave a positive mark on this world it doesn’t matter however small it is and yes I know it sounds a little cheesy lol
3. What is your deepest fear?
My deepest fear above all else is to disappoint my mother. Only Allah knows the way that I love and respect that woman. What we sometimes seem to forget is the struggles and sacrifices  that our mothers have gone through just so that we can live a better life. They came from a war ridden land they brought us to these western countries so that we could make the most of it get an education get good jobs and also help out the ummah. so yeah my deepest fear is to disappoint the woman who has gone through hell and back for me and my siblings
4. What does love mean to you?
To be honest with you this question had me thinking for a while but i guess love has a different meaning for everyone. But for me love means that knowing that no matter what happens in your life, you have that one person you can always count on
5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life and how have you overcome it?
My biggest mistake without a shadow of a doubt is the fact that I did not take my studies serious serious while I was younger but alhamdulillah no i am almost done so I guess it turned out well in the end
6. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
I’m proud of my studies and insha’allah when I graduate i shall be even more proud of if.
7. How would your best friend describe you?
I guess my friends would describe me as a loud and fun character to be around but hey I could be mistaken lol
8. What’s the best advice you ever received?
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
9. How would you like to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a thoughtful, loving person who made life’s journey easier for lots of people and got them laughing in the process.
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Ruqia

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