Thursday, August 30, 2007

Welcome to My Secret Garden

This garden was a surprise to me.

I hadn't known it was here all along, trapped behind an ivy-covered wall, and shut behind a heavy door. I had only to find the key. A sweet bird showed me where it was buried and now I have unlocked the entrance.

What will I find as I push the door open?


Anonymous said...

I found it too! May I come in? I just had a feeling something like this might be in the works so I looked and sure enough, it's here.

It's beautiful and I cried when I read the most treasured words I live by and read every single day- Surah 94, along with Surah 93. I have felt and continue to feel that Allah speaks very personally to me through these two surahs.

Alhamdulillah for a beautiful new garden!

B in SC :)

Yosra said...

Asalamalaykom! Welcome B in SC!

You are the first one to greet me :) and that's very appropriate. We both need a beautiful place to come greet each other with words of peace.

I need this to be a peaceful place in my world. This garden will be, inshahallah, a place for hope and new growth.

I will ask that everyone who enters, comes in peace and treads lightly as they step.

You did just that, B., and so I thank you and hope that we meet again soon.

Sara said...

i found it too... yaaaaayyy!!! I guess I'm number 2, it's ok to come second hehehe....

A famous poet once said: Tread softly because u tread on my dreams.

I desperately need hope and peace in my life and I havent blogged in weeks because all that comes to my mind is depressing, and I do not want to give out negative energy...

With hardness there is ease...
All comes from Allah


Honorary Arab said...
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Sara said...

Yes, sisters :)

UmmBadier said...

It's just lovely!

UmmLayla said...

Wow! I heart your template! Alhamdulilah I found it! I am looking forward to seeing how your garden blossoms;)

Yosra said...

Asalamalaykom UmmBadier,

Thank you for coming by! You are soooo welcome to come back. I promise more words later. I'm starting slowly and carefully. :)

Asalamalaykom UmmLayla,

:) Thanks for the compliments.

How will my garden grow? Will silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids (that's YOU guys) all in a row. ;)

John & Anthea Mullis said...

Well, some of us are just slower to find the way than others, but no less happy to be here. The secret garden was always a favorite. Can we be Honoray Arabs and join you on your spiritual voyage of discovery, please?

dramamama said...

Assalamualaikum HA,

Took a slow boat from Singapore and found your garden AT LAST! :) May I join your garden party?

WeekendsOff said...

I found you now too!!!!!

Thanks for helping me find you :0)

Shabana said...


oh goodness! I followed a link from Safa's page, not realizing it was you. I was really enjoying one of your posts on Ramadan and was thinking, what a great blog this is, so spiritually uplifting. I go back into the archives and realize it was you! alhamdulillah, the new blog is beautiful and suits you very well, masha allah. May Allah accept our worship and duas during this month and let us all be better Muslims at its end than when it began. ameen.

Yosra said...

Asalamalaykom Shabana,

Ameen to you du'a.

Yes, it is me!

And it is you!

And I love you very much for your kind words and sweet presence in this place.

Please come back and shine more of your taqwa here. :)