There is only one word for me to describe my mother: Qalbi (my heart). But her love is a reminder of something bigger. I remember being sad about something and I didn't tell anyone how I felt. One day, a Muslim scholar came to over to the house as a guest and it was as if he looked into my heart because he said:

"Do you believe your mother loves you? God loves you more that. He is al-Latif."

Al-Latif via
"The One who is most subtle and gracious.
The One whose nature is gentle, affectionate, courteous and refined.
The One who is kind, gracious, and understanding, with regard for the subtle details of individual circumstances.
The One whose actions are so fine and subtle that they may be imperceptible, beyond our comprehension.
The One whose delicate perception reveals the subtleties of all things.

From the root l-t-f which has the following classical Arabic connotations: to be thin, delicate, refined, elegant, graceful to be gentle, gracious, courteous, kindly to be subtle, to know the obscurities of all affairs to treat with regard for circumstances to be most soothing and refined in manner to treat with kindness, goodness, gentleness, benevolence, affection."


Leah said…
Thank you for sharing this! :) May Allah bless you ✿✿✿
Anonymous said…
Always love your writing. And the pic of you and your Qalbi are just lovely!
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Jazakillah khayr ladies!