Sunday, 10 January 2016

Inspirational Woman Of The Month!

 I stumbled upon Asma Hussein's facebook profile about 2 years ago. One of my friends was following her and I got curious about who she was. So I clicked on her name and what I read there made my heart cry. Let me start by telling you who she is and how she has become a source of inspiration for men and women around the world.

Asma met her husband, Amr in 2010, and in true fairytale fashion she knew instantly that he was "the one". Soon she found out that he was the ideal husband too, the one who would do anything to bring a smile on her face. But as it is in the real world, fairytales seldom have happily ever afters. On August 16th, 2013, he was shot by a sniper during a protest in Alexandria. Asmaa was left a widow at 27 and her 9-month old daughter lost her father.

I am going to stop here and ask you all a question. How would you deal with such a loss? The loss of your soulmate, the love of your life, the best husband a woman could ask for and the finest dad to your kids? Most of us, including me, would have fallen apart, lost the will to live. Maybe we would have questioned Allah. But maybe we don't know our strengths before we get a chance to test them.
As Allah SWT states in the Qura'an :

        “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur'an, 2:286).

Asmaa cried, that is a natural human reflex, but amongst all the horror and heartbreak, she never questioned the will of Allah. She never asked "WHY". She turned to writing as an outlet for her grief, not knowing that it would become a balm, not knowing that she would become an inspiration for thousands of people around her. Today,more than 23,000 people follow her on Facebook, gaining courage and peace from her life experiences. She recently released her first book " A Temporary Gift:Reflections on Love, Loss and Healing" in which she writes about the days after her husdnad's death and how she found the strength to bear this great loss. These reflections have taught her the importance of faith in times of difficulty. Her story gives great hope and courage to others who have lost their loved ones. 

You can follow her here :
https://www.facebook.com/asmhuss


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