As God has willed it, just as 2022 is about to come to a close, I reached 200 followers. This time last year, I had 41.
This is not a numbers game, and I hope to fight the lower ego that whispers to me that this is some sort of ‘fame’. Really, it has just dawned on me the reach and impact that a wee blog started at random has ended up having after almost three years.
Writing is how I process emotions, how I train myself to think and rethink, how I admire beauty and reconcile with evil. Gently, word by word, I try to untangle some of the complexities of the world, and the complexities of myself. In doing so, I suppose I embed myself within the timeless legacy of all writers though I remain an amateur at the art I so admire.
I am stunned at how with God’s blessings and consistency, I have managed to cultivate this little patch of the internet in a somewhat meaningful way. I assure you and hold myself to account that it remains quality over quantity always, and that my pieces always attempt to preserve or highlight something meaningful in the service of God.
May God reward you all with goodness. Thank you so very much for choosing to follow my writing, and an especial thank you to those who choose to receive all my writing in their email inbox too. It means a huge amount to me that you enjoy and resonate with my pieces. I really appreciate your support in every form; the highlights, comments, claps and shares. (And a massive thank you to my loyal, supportive and encouraging hype-women beyond the screen, I adore you.)
More than anything, I hope that I can continue to deliver whatever quality you saw in my writing that prompted you to click ‘follow’ in the first place. I hope we can continue to learn and grow and mutually inspire here together.
Forever in gratitude and at your service with this page where some of my swimming thoughts and feelings have found themselves a home in the language of words.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
“Whoever does not thank people has not thanked Allah.”
And my success is not but through Allah, upon Him I rely, and to Him I return. (The Qur’an, Chapter 11, Verse 88)