In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

So… FB pulled up an old post for me:


Apparently that was what I wanted for Christmas five years ago…2012. I find it very interesting that my wedding band is a far cry from my favourite aspects of jewellery. I like silver more than gold and I love diamonds. I especially love intricate designs because the creative side of me appreciates unique stuff. Guess what my wedding band is like?

Yes. A complete opposite of everything that I want in a jewellery. It’s gold and plain. However, it has more value compared to the rings that I would naturally prefer because it contains actual gold in it! When I was choosing my wedding ring, I was mostly thinking about having a safety net for my future family finances. What if one day we were both of out money and we needed to feed our children? So that was how I settled into the idea of buying a plain gold ring.

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I can actually feel the weight of the gold. We opted for about 5.9 grammes of gold. I actually love it although it is the antithesis of everything that I like in a ring! But yup, as much as possible, no matter how desperate we get, I hope this never gets sold off. Too precious and symbolic! Even if we were to sell it off, it’s to upgrade to a more valuable ring! Hehehe!

Whenever I look at my ring, it makes me think about how far we’ve come from being in the pits of poverty (we were pretty damn poor, ask Nora), to getting in a more comfortable zone.

Believe me, it’s not easy being resilient in times of financial hardship. Given the type of person I am, impulsive and to some extent, impatient, it’s quite a wonder that Beedin and I managed to survive a year of financial struggles. We’re still struggling but it’s not as bad as how it used to be. Alhamdulillah.

I just want to thank everyone for being patient with us and for continuing to be patient with us.

And Allah is Malik-al-Mulk, the Guardian of Empowerment. – MM