…for the last 10 days of ramadan…
…when you wake up in the morning and stretch, your calf muscles seize up in excruciating pain and you can’t move for 5 minutes. Yeah, not fun.
In other random news, I can now add bus exhaust to the list of things I’m allergic to – cold (good thing I live in Minnesota, cuz it’s never cold here), work (yes, I’m allergic to work – my allergies only developed after I started my current job), pollen, pollution, cigarette smoke, etc. Alhamdulilah I’m not allergic to my cat. Lord knows what I would do then.
I really wish I had something profound and religiously deep to write about, but I’ve been a little bit dry in that area lately. I have, however, been reading a fantabulous book (again), Wisdom for the Seeker by Sh. Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi. I’ve been trying to get AbuS to listen to some lectures of some of the khilafas of Sh. Zulfiqar for months now, but it never seems to happen *sigh* This book is chock full of things that make you go subhanAllah:
Hadra Umar ibn Aas (ra) was returning from the conquest of Egypt and found that a pigeon had built a nest in his tent. Although the army was leaving, he ordered that his tent not be touched, and so he completed the rest of the journey without a tent so that the pigeon’s house would not be destroyed.
Hadrat Khawajah Baqibillah (ra) was once going back to bed after having prayed tahajjud. It was intensely cold and he noticed that a cat had curled up in his bed and was sound asleep. Hadrat shivered all night but did not disturb the cat’s sleep.