I know I’ve been away from the blogs for a long time without much communication. Things have just been so hectic these past few months. Believe it or not even this post was supposed to have been published a while back but I just couldn’t find the time to complete it. But today I feel like if I don’t force myself to finish it, it will never be published.
I want to start off by thanking everyone for their duas and messages of support. It means so much to me, and some of the messages have really touched me deeply. Some of the readers have made dua for me at such auspicious times (tahajjud, in front of the Kaaba etc) and that astounds and touches me so deeply. To make dua for someone you have never met, yet you ask for so much of good for them…I have no words except: May Allah bestow the same blessings and more upon each and every one of you.
With regards to the problem that I was facing (that I mentioned in my previous post) not much has changed. I have had to let go of what I was pursuing for this year. However I would still like to pursue it for next year. It is still an epic uphill battle that gets me down at times and I would still appreciate duas. Even though it’s a personal pursuit there are so many other people involved. As it stands I’ve already lost a significant amount of money, that I cannot get back.
It’s always playing on my mind, or somewhere at the back of my mind eating at me because I’m making no progress and it’s October already. But enough of my personal problems.
With regards to the blogs if anyone has visited the sight recently (and some have) you will see that “Me Against Society” has been made private. The reason for that is that earlier this year there was a reader who misinterpreted some of the posts. I didn’t have the time to explain the context or intentions behind the posts and I did not want to get into any arguments nor cause fitnah, therefore I made it private. The plan was to edit the posts and make it public again afterwards. However I don’t seem to be getting the time to do that. In Shaa Allah if I get the time I will make it public again. However until then to prevent fitnah I’m going to leave it private.
In terms of “Random Short Stories” I have ideas for a couple of stories and I have started a few but I just can’t seem to finish them. I write one or two posts and then move on to the next one and do the same. Hopefully by putting it out there that I’m busy with a few it’ll put some pressure on me to actually finish them. I don’t want to give a deadline or a date for a story to be published because I probably won’t be able to stick to that but keep an eye on Random Short Stories. In Shaa Allah when I manage to finish a short story it will be published on “Random Short Stories”.
There have been requests for me to start a new story and I don’t think it’s completely out of the question. The problem, however, is that I just can’t seem to sit down and start writing. At the moment I’m very unreliable and won’t be able to stick to posting regularly and that is the one thing I disliked about other blogs so I’m scared to go down the same path. Maybe if I do start a new story it will be only 2-3 times a week. However I’d like to have quite a few posts penned before I start a new blog, so that even if I go a while without writing the pre-penned posts will carry us through. Just to be clear there is nothing in the pipeline just yet, but if things change I will put up a post on the existing blogs so that the readers will be made aware.
In the haze of everything that’s been happening I think I may have missed some questions by readers. Please do not think that I am being rude by not responding. Its just that things have been so crazy. If you have asked me a question and I have not responded please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In Shaa Allah I will try to respond as soon as I can.
Once again Jazakallah khair for all the kind words, support and duas. It means so much to me. May Allah continue to guide us all and may He accept our efforts. Ameen.
Salaams & Duas