oz down under

…living into answers…

By In


november 2015a

I beg you… to be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then you will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke.

…this quote speaks loud and deep…seemingly touching on long absences and a deafeningly silent voice from way down under…

november 2015b

…where to begin??? too many weeks to untangle and explain away..,the word ‘indisposed’ creeps up from a heart that truly feels sad from deserting this space…but one can only be true to circumstances and perhaps then you will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer…and yet again the ‘answer’ as such may never be reached in this mortal existence but the journey towards the ultimate ‘answer’ in the Akhirah is saturated with hope Alhumdulillah…


november 2015c

…and with each passing moment and every amazing experience the profound and indelible SUBHANALLAH beats an ecstatic rhythm…its been such a heartfelt rhythm that is all consuming leaving no motivation or desire to enter cyberspace…ajeeb how a forced feeble connection weans one from the clutches of this technology…and surrendering to the wondrous splendours of nature and a simple life rivet the being in a totally different manner…Khair Alhumdulillah’ala kulli hal…

november 2015d

…this humble speck owes hours to too many of you special and dear ones…waves of lament wash over the soul trying to offer apologies…Insha’Allah while submitting into ‘living into answers’…a journey only Allah Ta’ala knows and reveals in small steps, this situation will unravel…this aversion to appearing will pass as does every big and small thing, event, circumstance, discomfort, joy, delight…hope in ‘loving the questions’ inspires…

november 2015e

…none of you are forgotten…ever…nor the communications received…ever…fervent adiyah continues…love forever flows…and gratitude and Shukr for all Allah Ta’ala has chosen to come into this little realm of cherished encounters with the choicest of souls…SUBHANALLAH SUBHANALLAH SUBHANALLAH…

november 2015f

…typical ancient Otway fern gully…

november 2015g

…a redwood forest…an enchanting mystical sanctum where mists as soft clouds of muslin gently embrace layers of filtered sunlight creating a chiaroscuro blur…where one hears and feels the earth’s heartbeat…SUBHANALLAH!!!…

november 2015h

…where ancient indigenous cultures revered and worshipped…and where their spirits still abide…

november 2015i

…and where man contemplates the mysteries of being through sculptured woven branches…

november 2015j

…it’s official…a passionate ‘chickenophile’ lurks here…so enamoured of their hysterical antics there is no shame in admitting hours are spent ‘hanging’ out with them…while their daily gift of eggs is the added bonus…

november 2015k

…and the BEES my oh my…our first mini honey harvest…SUBHANALLAH…a cursory check on how these amazing creatures were settling in resulted in stealing two frames of this golden nectar…maybe Insha’Allah the rather funny story to follow one day…

november 2015l

…Allah Ta’ala gives and gives and then gives some more…and more…SUBHANALLAH!!!…seriously…what can be unresolved in the heart when we soak in His Subhanahu wa Ta’ala Glory and Magnificence?…

november 2015m

…I beg you… to be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart…

…and I beg your forgiveness…and plead for your du’a…Insha’Allah attempts to contact all who have emailed will sincerely be made…

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.



oz down under

…dizzying adjusting…

…sooooo looong since appearing…adjusting from one hemisphere to the distinct seasonal changes of another…from the bliss and serenity of Madinatun…

By In
oz down under


…Allah Ta’ala’s system is in constant transition…seasons…tides…celestial orbs and paths…plant and animal kingdoms…from health and wellness to dis-ease…forth and back…back…

By In


  • Dr. Azra Haq Reply
    November 29, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Jazakillah dear sister.May your transition be full of blessings- great and small,and may you and the family always be under the shadow of the Almighty ‘s Mercy and Love. I have been a very regular reader of your blog for years and the thought remained that one day I would get to meet you… The awaited Blessed Call came this year and I spent many days in the City of our Illustrious Master, I send blessings on you for having educated me through your blogs, for I never felt like a visitor there. However our meeting remains ‘on hold’ for when we get a Call together.InshaAllah Ameen . With Duas and all best wishes. Azra Haq.

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:35 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Heartfelt JazakumuLlahu khaira and Ameen thumma Ameen for an ‘on hold meeting’. May all yearners be called back to the most blessed of places, and if not in reality may we keep this place alive in the heart, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Asiya Reply
    November 29, 2015 at 9:02 am

    It looks so beautiful, one of these days I will come and visit you but I doubt before this wee one is born inshaAllah 🙂 may we catch a glimpse of your subhanAllah here in the suburbs! I love Rilke 🙂
    Thinking of you xxx

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:37 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Insha’Allah we meet soonish…either here or there…may all be blessed as you wait for the joyous arrival of another precious Mu’min/ah.
      You and yours in my du’a. Please keep this needy one in yours, Insha’Allah.
      love and du’a
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Anisa Reply
    November 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Subhanallah, amazing sis,what place is this?
    You are constantly in our dua.
    May Allah swt put barakah in all that you do. Ameen.

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:40 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      your du’a so much appreciated dear Anisa.
      We are currently in the Otway Ranges which are in the west of Vistoria, Australia, Alhumdulillah.
      Ameen thumma Ameen. May Barakah flow to the entire Ummah…in great abundance to every distant corner of the globe, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ali Reply
    November 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Dearest sister

    I hope you are keeping well and purpose of your spell down under is being achieved. I often visit the site in the hope of an update. The cyber is not the same without your words of wisdom, even skyscraper is forlorn without your presence.

    I hope very soon you will return to thee blessed city.
    Yours truly.

    Ali (England)

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:47 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Brother Ali and family,
      Alhumdulillah ‘ala kulli hal…we are mere slaves who must submit to the Wisdom and Will of Allah Ta’ala…even though the heart may at times feel otherwise. Du’a never ceases for a return…so easy for Allah Ta’ala.
      jazakumuLlahu khaira for your sentiments,
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ikramuddin Syed Reply
    December 1, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Assalamualaikum Dearest sister,

    It brings joy to the heart to hear of your new adventures! May the duas and Salawaat be continually uplifting!

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:52 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Abu Ali and family,
      such fond memories along with current thoughts and du’a for you all. Adventures indeed! The contrast immense. May deeds and actions be accepted and Iman forever on the increase for us all as we feel the physical separation from our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Even typing this stabs deeply. Khair Alhumdulillah,
      love and du’a
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Saimah Reply
    December 1, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Oh finally something from u. So much u wrote in this post was uplifting for this weary soul……never knew I would miss u so much
    Much love and hugs

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:54 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Saimah and family,
      miss you and so many others too, but move as is written we must, Alhumdulillah.
      I so much wish to be more regular with posts and emails…Insha’Allah that door will be wide open soon
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • binti umar Reply
    December 1, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Mashallah la hawla wa la qwwata illa bila. Words fail to describe Allahs artistry. Allah put unaccountable barkat in everything for all of you. Ameen.

    • almiskenah Reply
      December 13, 2015 at 4:56 am

      Wa’alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Binti Umar,
      how to let go of words and allow the heart to FEEL more in our lives…and may you and yours too be gifted maximum unlimited treasures of Barakah in all your deeds and actions, Ameen,
      love and du’a
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ahmed Reply
    December 8, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Salam, hope all is well, was just wondering whether you could direct me to a link for the blog which you mentioned a couple of years ago, it was a blog about a brother managing to get some of the old pics of inside masjid e nabvi

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  • Jashim Ali Reply
    December 22, 2015 at 11:39 am


    Apologies, I should have read this post first before writing to you on the other post.

    Not to worry about checking emails etc.

    Hope all settles down soon and when you are ready, you can reply insha Allah.

    May Allah cover you in his cloak of Mercy always.

    Was Salam

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