In the Flesh - Suhaib Webb & Maher Zain

Have you ever prayed to God for a sign?

I know there are signs of Him all around me but I've had a few internal dialogues with God lately. I asked Him, "God, please, please let me understand You. Let me understand your Greatness." There's so much hatred in this world towards Islam and all I want is to understand why Allah swt has made me love my Deen now more than ever while the rest of the world is basically turning their backs on Islam. 

Why me? Why now? A whole year ago you could say I was a completely different person - internally and externally. (edit: Actually, it's not that I've changed in terms of personality. I'm still the same person in many ways but I have different priorities now). If you asked me then if I would be who I am today, I would've probably said, "No way, Jose!". Funny how things worked out in the end. I understand the world so differently now. InshaAllah, I don't sweat the small stuff as much and I keep my eyes on the prize, Jannah

Yesterday, He gave me a sign. I received a comment on one of my blog posts. It was about Suhaib Webb. Only God knows I've been watching his videos on YouTube every single day for the past 1 week.

Every single time I would say to myself, silently in my heart, "I wish I could visit the States. I would love to meet all these inspiring and knowledgeable American Islamic scholars."

Little did I know I was about to find out...

Imam Suhaib Webb is in Kuala Lumpur!

He will be giving a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, 13th January 2011) and he will also be conducting a 1-day course on Sunday, inshaAllah. I couldn't believe it. I was so happy that I texted the sister who wrote me that comment, she turned out to be one of the organisers for these 2 events, at 1 a.m. last night to express my interest in attending both events. I couldn't wait until the morning. I was that excited.

Why do I look up to Imam Suhaib Webb? For some reason, all of his lectures I've seen so far makes complete sense to me. I just get what he's trying to say. He articulates concepts and relates them to the modern life really well. He has a way of making Islam relevant to both young and older Muslims while staying true to the original message of Islam and that's not an easy thing to do. He's a contemporary Imam. He's simple and direct, he keeps it real.

One of my favourite lectures by Imam Suhaib Webb

Ooohh and I bought the tickets to Maher Zain's concert yesterday as well! I have so much to look forward to, alhamdulillah!  Words can't express how happy I am today. Prayer, after prayer, after prayer He answered me and it didn't take Him long either. SubhanAllah that's a sign of His Greatness in itself. Our Creator knows us better than anyone in this world ever could. Allah swt knows all our deepest desires and needs. He knows all that is in our hearts. 

If you're reading this and you're in Kuala Lumpur don't miss out on these upcoming events...

 {via emel}

7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Thursday, 13th January 2011
Entrance fee: RM 10 (students), RM 20 (adults)
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA), Mont Kiara

10.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, 16th January 2011
Fee: RM 100 per person, meals included
SMS Husna @ 012 9111251 a.s.a.p. as seats are limited!
Saiyidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq Mosque, Bangsar

8.30 pm
25th and 26th February 2011
Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam
Tickets can be purchased online @ Ticket Hotline


Rumaitha said…
You lucky duck..!! Wished I got the chance you got..!! MAke the most of it and enjoy ;)
Hanafedora said…
Allah melapangkan dada dan memberi hidayah kepada mereka yang dia kehendaki. And I must say you're one of them. Alhamdulillah :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Rummy: InshaAllah, I will. Thanks girl! =)

Hana: Yes, indeed. That hadith makes me feel super lucky.. sometimes I don't know what I've done in life to deserve all this. Alhamdulillah... may Allah continue to bless both of us =)
Anonymous said…
sha,thanx for the info.i would love to join tomorrow nite's session in KGPA.hope to see u there.
Esra said…
Alhamdullilah for all His signs :)

Similar things have happened to me recently. Sometimes I don't even have to ask!

I'm glad for you - hope you get the best out of the lectures iA
Sy said…
i love this post :-)
RS said…
I'VE WATCHED HIS VIDEOS, TOO!!! NOT MANY, but quite a number!!!
Sy said…
jazakAllah kheir for your comment, I see we both share a lot of the same interests ;-)
nida said…
God works in mysterious ways :) Masha'Allah, I'm glad your prayers were answered sis!
I love Maher Zains nasheeds! You are so lucky to go, Shahirah!
Yeah, i dont think I have to say it but I know you'll be blogging about the entire experience!
You know, for us readers who cant make it, thats like a free trip there! :P
nice one..!!!hav a gud time...!!!!
poshnmodest said…
Mashallah Shahirah, Allah ta'ala has favoured you with His blessings. Its amazing how Allah chooses people to receive hidayah and guidance. Alhamdulilaah.