Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Final Resting Place

I'm going to take you to one of my favorite places

I know you think we're going to The Pyramids.

We're not.

We are, however, going to The Land of the Dead.

Right next to The Pyramids is a place you can't enter as a visitor.  You can only enter it as a future resident.

Inshahallah, I will end up here when my days are all done. 

When Allah has given me every single one of my blessings, then I will not need to stay walking around this earth any more. 

I will not need to move or to think.

I can stop all my travels and tribulations. 

And though I don't want to stop everything today, I am comforted by the fact that someday it will stop. 

And when I am all done with my life, I honestly hope that my body is buried here.

It's the first time I've ever felt like I have a resting place. 


Marie said...

Lovely place to rest when the day will come, When every step will be done.
Pray you will be granted this wish, but for now, have a lovely sunday with your loved ones.
And thanks for sharing this special place with us.

Mohammed said...

Salam Alikom,
Thanks for sharing these very special feelings with us. You seem really like a true Muslim to me. I am ashamed I have been Muslim for more years than you and still do not have your massive belief.
I only wanted to wonder if you don't think ever that you will come back to the States. After all, it is your home country and may be you have a message to deliver to your own people. And may be your grave would be there.
So, have you made your final decision..... I still wonder if the US is a suitable place for faithful Muslims.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Maire,

Thanks for seeing what I love seeing. I see the peace and the calm and the quiet stillness. There isn't too much of that in Egypt. This cemetary is actually a very nice place in my mind. I don't fear death as much as I have in the past because being buried in this cemetary makes such perfect sense for my life. Of course I would be buried next to the Great Pyramids!

If God wills it.

Asalamu Alaykom Br. Mohammed,

Please don't feel anything bad. I fail and you fail. Let's just help each other to NOT fail so much. Maybe when you read, you remember some of the things which you wish to change in yourself. Maybe when I write, I do the same thing. I want to be better. If you want to be better then strive for it---in small ways.

I hope inshahallah to make dawa in many ways before I die. I just gave up a massive opportunity to make dawa because it wasn't quite the right situation---more on that later.

I will inshahallah be going for a visit to the U.S. in less than a month. I does occur to me that I could die while traveling. Allahu alim.

Is the U.S. a suitable place for faithful Muslims? We need to encircle the globe with goodness. We should be in every corner. However, what's good for me and my son is that we remain here---God willing. I want to stay here. I've never had such opportunities. I do feel blessed here and thank God for those blessings. Alhumdulillah.

Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said...

Hubby always says we should think about death as much as we think about life.

May Allah bless you for the time that you are here.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Salma,

Your hub has the right idea. I saw a sheik once gift young college-age kids with Muslim burial shrouds. They were shocked! The sheik said that preparing for death is necessary for every age---not just the sick or the elderly.

Ameen to your du'a.

Yes, I'd like to use my time now wisely. Ya Rab!