In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Hello! Today is Day 69 of my quarantine. I must say that my quarantine life is quite eventful but I will admit that I haven’t been as productive as I would like to. My workplace has started to become more active in anticipation of the beginning of the Circuit Breaker Phase 2 opening. Yep, Singapore calls quarantine a circuit breaker because she likes being extra like that. Sometimes I do think she enjoys showing off to other countries in terms of her intelligence and resources but let’s not get into world politics. We have to stand united against this virus amongst other world problems. We won’t be getting into those issues either because this post and this blog is all about me, me, and me. Lol.
Well, we could talk about international affairs but I find that too heavy to write while procrastinating my Maghrib prayers.
Hehe. Yep, this blog is all about myself as a terrible Muslim living in this city and I’m not afraid to admit it. So I’m quite surprised that I do have a few Muslim followers. I thought most would be upset, angry, and annoyed that I’m not being a good representative of Islam. So if you’re one of my Muslim followers, thank you for following me and I’ll strive to be a better Muslimah amidst the struggles that living in the city poses.
I also hope that the growing readership will motivate me to blog more and vlog more. My posts and videos won’t necessarily be Islamic but I’ll try to share more Halal stuff. And that does not necessarily mean food, okay. Halal simply means permissable by Islamic law.
One of the biggest struggles of my life is my lack of self-discipline. It shows, especially in my prayer performance.
I think if I were to combat it, I should work towards praying at the very first minute of the prayer period when it begins. I realise I tend to put off the five prayers to the very last minute before the next period begins.
Part of the prayer call is “Come to success” or something to that effect. People always think success means more money, achieving your goals, and having a better life. I think that is correct but those successes are worldly. The form of success we usually neglect is success in the afterlife. We tend to neglect that because we can’t see that. We can’t see how many brownie points we scored with God to enable us entry into the Heavens. I think if we can, we would all be rushing to collect as many points as possible.
And I would have finished praying Maghrib around 25 minutes ago instead of blogging for the past five minutes.
With that said, praying on time will be my first baby step towards achieving success in countering my lack of self-discipline.
I can. I will. I must.
Before I sign off, I just want to share that I have shelved my Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Let’s Play in the completed section as I have reached one ending. I will still play it on the side to attain all achievements for the platinum trophy while I start another Let’s Play. You can keep tabs on that by visiting the relevant page in the menu or subscribing to my YouTube. The link is on my main page.
That’s about it, my friends. I hope it has been an easier ride for you so far. Stay safe.
And Allah is Al-Wahid, The One. – MM