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"Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem.
May the peace and blessings of God Almighty be with you, dear owner of eyeballs.
I am writing from a rather swish hospital room in Tamil Nadu, India. Don’t worry – it’s for my mother, not me.
That doesn’t make it better, though.
My mother’s illness has locked an icy hand over my life for the past couple of months as the weakness in her left hand spread to her right hand and now to her left leg. Subhanallah, it is one of Allah (SWT)’s most stringent tests to stay patient in the face of debilitating sickness. I am going to wager that it is far worse being the one that watches – especially if you are in the dark and helpless – rather than the one that wastes away.
But I’ve still been trying to write as I believe it is one of the most potent ways I can do Ibadah insha Allah.
Some days have been better than others. I’ve decided that this day Insha Allah will be a good day.
My mother needs our help a fair amount. She’s not entirely incapacitated Alhamdulillah but still my time is not completely my own. I need to be present for her physically and emotionally…..”