Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Year has Passed

I begin in the name of the Most High, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

One year has passed since I started this blog and through its course I am continuously developing my inner personality. Giving voice to the written has helped me express myself in ways that help release one from all the burdens we carry around in our conscience. What started off as an avenue for expression that was built for the purpose of having something worthwhile to look forward to has become an integral part of me and how I give voice to what is inherent in me. Today is a much brighter day and from the clutches of feeling hopeless I am free. Express all that is in your heart and you will have your glimpse of freedom right on this material earth. I thank all who supported me in this effort, though my blog is humble you all made it into importance by your presence here.

I am thankful for the 1200 plus visits during this year and I think to myself with almost 3 visits a day there is no room for me to be ungrateful. My written voice has been heard, alhamdolilah (all praise be to God).

I wrote this poem to commemorate my blog’s anniversary. Read and comment if you so please as I gladly welcome them.


Everlasting Voice

One year has passed by swiftly,
As my written voice stands humbly,
To climb out of the grave of depression,
Took pen to paper in the form of expression,
I thank God above for all the inspiration,
In the hope for everlasting salvation,
My growth with thee is limitless,
As time sells deception to the faithless,
I mark this day with my words of gratitude,
As I constantly seek enlightenment from your sanctitude.
The pen shall write till the ink has run out,
The heart shall express without any doubt,
The mind shall endure to see another day,
The soul shall taste freedom along this way.

19th August 2009


Without forgetting we stand at the brink of yet another blessed month of Ramadhan and I take this time to wish all of you a most sacred and beneficial month of Fasting and Ibaadah inshaAllah khair…Ramadhan Kareem to all!

I now share with you an excerpt from the work of Maulana Jalal-ul-din Rumi on the month of Ramadhan

"There's a hidden sweetness,
In the stomach's emptiness,
We are all lutes, no more, no less,
If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music,
If the brain and the belly are burning clean with fasting,
Every moment a new song comes out of the fire,
The fog clears, and a new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you,
Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry,
Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen,
When you're full of food and drink,
Satan sits where your spirit should,
An ugly metal statue in place of the Ka'aba,
When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help,
Fasting is Soloman's ring,
Don't give it to some illusion and lose your power,
But even if you've lost all will and control,
They come back when you fast,
Like soldiers appearing out of the ground,
Pennants flying above them..."

Blogging with purpose,

[Photography by: Asma Mirza

Shahr Ramadhan - Tamer Hosny


  1. Salamz Le-ann!!
    u r an excellent poet mashAllah!!! very talented!
    Congrats on your blog! and in sha Allah more & more posts to come!
    Much respect n love!!

  2. Hola Le-Ann!
    congrats for your blog!
    im followin you now :)
    im Raquel from FB

    Take Caree.
    Much Love.

  3. Wasalaam to both of you :)
    God bless you both
    I am so thankful for all the support

    @Lina: Thank you dear, it means a lot to me coming from you :) <3

    @Raquel: Hola :D muchisimas gracias chica :)
    and thank you!

    take care
    Much love back to you both

  4. Congratulations on such a beautiful blog !! I can honestly say my life has been enriched because of it. and im just one among many im sure. please keep writing and sharing with us :)

    Those are very nice poems, yours and Rumis !

  5. Thank you so much Cathy!
    I will try my best, for it is only with the support of people like yourself that I am still writing.
    God bless you!
    Thank you again, for I cannot say thank you enough. There are no words that would sufficiently express my gratitude for your words of encouragement and support.