5 THINGS I WANT TO EXPERIENCE BEFORE I TURN 30

Year after year, we are becoming older and, as I like to think, wiser. Every experience adds to our knowledge and prepares us for the future. We are growing as a person all our lives, it doesn’t just stop at some point. So it’s crucial to become an ‘experience collector’, someone who appreciates every single thing that happens to them as they are climbing the mountain called life. 

Asalam Alaykum and welcome!

As I already mentioned above, I’d like to see myself as an experience collector. It’s just a little term I came up with (unless it already exists but I promise I’ve never seen it again haha) but it carries an important meaning. Life is a long and tiring journey, and just like any other traveler, we should collect our experiences and store them in a little box. This box, later in our life, could help us go through new situations. The experiences from our past shape us and give us tools to break the walls that the future brings. 

This short introduction brings us to my today’s post in which I’d like to share with you a list of 5 things that I’d like to experience before I turn 30. Of course, if they don’t happen to me, I’m still going to try to enjoy every moment equally but it’s nice to set goals, even if they seem impossible or difficult to achieve.

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LET THERE BE NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION

It’s 3 a.m. and my alarm goes off with the most frustrating sound. Half asleep, I try to get my body to move and leave the bed. Its warmth pulls me down but I remember why I’m waking up so early and I reach to my bed’s drawer and get the little bottle that serves me as a mobile bidet. In the bathroom I perform the wudhu and walk back making sure no noise wakes my family up. As I step in my room I lock the door behind me. Putting the bottle back in its place, I get the little rug that lies next to it. I put the chador on and make sure I’m facing the right direction. It’s time to pray fajr.

Every morning, I pray that the future brings better times. I pray that one day the alarm wakes the whole family up and everyone prays together. One day…
Every morning, I pray that my own parents one day understand that Islam is the best path for me and my self development. One day…
Every morning, I pray that I never turn back from Allah and that I remain His pious servant.

إن شاء الله

Alhamdulillah, becoming Muslim was one of the best decisions I ever made and finally I came to realise that I want to share that with others. Not just that, I want to educate myself on the religion and Arabic. I want to strive to be the best example of a religious revert and a good Muslim.
I want to prove that there’s no division in religion and that anyone can make a servant of God. I want to prove to myself that Islam makes me better, but the only way to do that is to constantly seek knowledge and the truth.

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