It has been exactly 12 months since I announced my idea for women of tadabbur to the world. I don’t even know where the idea came from, oh actually I do know. Alhamdulillah.
I also remember thinking it was a bad time to start cos I was also starting Arabic full time and then I had my day job and the agents and my family…and…and…
I put it out anyway and then one person signed up and then the second and then… and then it morphed into a beautiful community of amazing and supportive women. And even more communities have been born of that.
The doubts come in sometimes but I have learnt so much. SubhanAllah!
To mention a few,
- Taking a leap of faith means doesn’t mean you trust yourself, it means you trust Allah ﷻ
- Take the first step even if you do not see the whole staircase.
- The power of one.
Allah ﷻ has always sent me that one sign, maybe a person that will just say something that I didn’t even know that I needed to hear.
“Aisha! it is one at a time, one sign, one person, one feeling, one idea, one theme, one moment of gratitude, one community, one foot in front of the other and that is how we change the world.”
Please say a du’a for all of these special ladies – all of them – new and old, present and those who had to take their leave.
I pray that Allah ﷻ fixes all our hearts. He is indeed Al-Jabbar.