One of the most beautiful things I find about Islam is the ability to have a one on one relationship with God. We do not need someone to speak to Him on our behalf. Each one of us possesses the same privilege of reaching out to Him as we need. It is really a sacred relationship which no one else can barge in on.
At this moment each of us is looking ahead to better days, InshaAllah. We may be dreaming about finally landing that sweet consulting job. Or getting into that amazing law school. Or getting into ANY medical school. We are focused on looking ahead at our next achievement, our next goal. In this drive forward, it becomes easy for us to lose sight of our current blessings.
A gallery of photographs from the MSA West 2013 conference in UC Santa Barbara
I sat, not believing what I saw or heard. Coming from UCLA, I thought I was the hot shot. That the other students here were just a formality. Yet time and time again, person after person, I was floored. Someone had a much better GPA, someone had more extra-curricular involvement, someone else had greater athletic ability — and some students had a winning combination of all three.
There are some things in life that are inevitable. Death. Taxes. The Illuminati. Skinny jeans. And marriage within MSAs.