Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli hal
I’m sure by now most people have heard about the missing MH370 Boeing 777-200 ER. As a crew member myself I find this story to be very upsetting and the fact that I’m operating a 200 tonight is very distressing. I’ve read many reports this morning and have seen the way people are already assuming the worst. In times like these where faith is shaken and the next hours are uncertain please remember that we crew are trained for *every* possible situation onboard.
My dearest hope is that the plane has ditched somewhere in the ocean, the crew have evacuated, the ELT has been activated, and are patiently waiting to be found. Crew know what our jobs and responsibilities are. We are trained to know what to do for planned and unplanned emergencies, we go through months of arduous training to become qualified to operate these aircraft. This is our job and we live, breath, sleep aircraft safety. We know what to do when things go wrong so please pray that the crew were given the chance to put their emergency training to work.
Please pray for the safe recovery of the crew and pax of this flight. As I carry out my safety and security search tonight onboard my own aircraft tonight my heart and my mind will be full of the thought of my colleagues onboard the missing plane. I know that no matter the outcome of this event they have done their absolute best and I am proud to share the airspace of this Earth with them.
I know this may seem difficult to ask but please also refrain from speculation. I understand that people want to do something to visually show that they are thinking about this event but please think about what you are posting before you click submit. People are already upset by the news without having to add visuals to the situation especially on social media.
I know that they have ditched and have evacuated the aircraft. They are sitting in their life rafts with life jackets on waiting patiently to be found. They have done their duties and it’s our turn to bring them home. Just keep positive thoughts in your mind, and for the safe recovery of our colleagues and their passengers onboard.
And Allah knows best
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Verily, with every difficulty there is relief
Fall in Love with the Real Thing
In another ayah, God says:بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا (16) وَالْآَخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى (17
“But you prefer the worldly life, while the Hereafter is better and more enduring.” (87:16-17)
The Real version is better in quality (خَيْرٌ) and better in quantity (أَبْقَىٰ). No matter how great what we love in this life is, it will always have some deficiency, in both quality (imperfections) and quantity (temporary).
This is not to say that we cannot have or even love things of this life. As believers we are told to ask for good in this life and the next. But it is like the toy car and the real car. While we could have or even enjoy the toy car, we realize the difference. We understand fully that there is a lesser model (dunya: coming from the root word ‘daniya’, meaning ‘lower’) and there is the Real model (hereafter).
~ Yasmin Mogahed
Ya Allah, make me strong in your way.
"Aku belajar sesuatu dari momentum.
Analogi - bila kita lantun bola keranjang ke atas court dengan tenaga yang tinggi, lantunannya jadi tinggi. Bila kita lantun dengan tenaga yang rendah, lantunannya rendah.
Lagi tinggi sayang kita pada seseorang, tinggi juga rasa peritnya bila kita kehilangannya.
Now aku wonder.
Rendah sangat ke sayang aku pada Allah, sebab bila aku buang Dia dari hidup aku (buat maksiat dan tinggalkan taubat), aku tak rasa apa-apa.”
My Mother, my Mother, my Mother <3
كــان خُــلُــقُــه الـــقـــرآن
|—||Aisha (ra) responding to a question describing the Prophet’s (saw) character (via sirat-almustaqeem)|