A cheerful welcome to my blog folks! It is purveyors of writing lovers. If you love writing, you will surely love being here.

Hey! I am Sadia Noor. I am an introvert. I don’t like talking a lot but I can write a lot with my whole heart. I love writing. Welcome to my blog “Through My Eyes”. Here, I share my thoughts, ideas, and poems that I write. All about writers and readers.

Enjoy reading, my lovelies!

Warmth of memories

I love winter.
Cozy cold nights remind me of you.
The peaceful and calm atmosphere prompts me to think only of you.
The memories that I have with you give me warmth and pleasure.
My mind can’t stop thinking of you.
I can do nothing but wish to have you with me at this moment.

— Sadia Noor

Dear Moon

When I see you,
I find peace.
You make me feel calm.
Deep inside I feel grateful.
I can stare at you for hours.
I talk to you,
and I know you listen.
When I smile,
I know you smile back.
You are there, and you will always be there even when I will not be in this world.
You are always watching, and knowing me.
Your light lit up my heart.
I know you will never leave even if I leave.
You are a true friend.
You are a true companion.

-Sadia Noor

Let’s Sprinkle Kindness Everywhere

Hey loves!

Do you remember the last time you did something for someone to help somebody? What I think rarely we do help others but if you are the one who often helps others then you are doing great work and you can be called a kind person. 🙂

Let me tell you that helping others, listening to others, caring people around you, giving favor to someone, providing comfort to others are all acts of kindness. 

We are so much busy in our life that we rarely got time to help others and even if we got the opportunity to help someone we ignore it by saying, “I am already busy.” “I am not here to help others.” I have my work to do.” 

Now you might be thinking who cares if I did something good. And yes, nowadays no one cares if you are doing something to help someone. And who will pay off your kindness? Like doing kindness to someone is just wasting your time. This is a very difficult era, everyone only cares for their own needs. Nobody thinks whether someone needs any help or not. 

The above-written sentences are typical thoughts and beliefs of every common person just to make excuses and ignorance. Now, here I am not saying that everyone makes excuses just for avoiding helping others but some might be really busy that is why they ignore. 

Right?

okay.

Do you guys know what is the problem here? The problem is that we expect a lot. If I help someone or if I do something for a person in return I make expectations that next time the same person is going to do something for me and he/she must have to do because I help him/her.

Now, this thing is wrong and it is making problems. Having believed that I am helping someone and next time the same person has to help me is absolutely not okay. Why you are expecting? You don’t need to expect. You did something that is because you are good and you will be rewarded for it. Do kindness it’s free and most importantly do it without having expectations from the person. 

So there is no need to expect. And believe me, your good deeds are never unrewarded you will be rewarded by any other means and might be by any other gift that you don’t even ever expect. All we have to is having faith in the Almighty Allah and start doing good deeds without having expectations that I have to take help in return if I am helping someone. 

Our prophet PBUH gave the lesson of love, kindness, and compassion to his people and he was seen as the most loving, compassionate, and kind of all of them. The Quran itself mentioned his kind and gentle behavior in these words: “O Messenger of Allah! It is a great Mercy of God that you are gentle and kind towards them; for, had you been harsh and hard-hearted, they would all have broken away from you” (Quran 3:159).

Now you might have a question that how can I help someone? Here is the answer for you.

  1. Taking care of others. You can also take care if someone is sick and I am sure in return you will get lots of prayers. 
  2. Removing obstacles from others’ ways. Now here from the previous sentence I mean to say if you are equipped to remove difficulties of others if you are able to help others, or if you are certain that you can help someone in any matter then do.
  3. Doing favor to someone. For instance, once I did a favor to my roommates by cleaning up the mess, organizing things on the table, and setting bedsheets. And you know what? They really appreciate me for this act of kindness and deep inside it gives me confidence and happiness. 🙂        P.S. I am not saying to do it every day I know it is not your job but you can if they are busy or not present in the room. 😉 
  4. Listening to others. Sometimes, we should listen to others’ feelings. We should also pay attention to their pains and difficulties and should strengthen them so that they can feel relaxed and satisfied. We should behave positively and kindly. Who knows your kind and polite behavior impress others and they also become kind and good others. 

It is not really a difficult task to be kind to someone. Your few words of love can make someone’s day better. Be kind and sprinkle the kindness everywhere. Let us make this world a beautiful and peaceful place. Stop looking at your phones all the time. There is a world around, there are people around you and they need your attention and help. 
Don’t think that what will be the impact of just one good deed by only one person. You just do your job and in this way, there will be many people who would be helping and kind. I wish you a very happy, peaceful, and loving life. 

Stay healthy, happy, and hopeful.

Sprinkle Kindness & Spread Love.

Love,    

Sadia Noor

Let’s Love Maths

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are well. It’s been a month I have not posted anything because of my busy schedule, online classes, quizzes, and assignments. It is really difficult to manage all these things together. But no need to worry. Today, I am going to share with you an intriguing article “Let’s love maths.” This article has also been published in Young World, DAWN which is a magazine by DAWN. So, here it is. Enjoy!

Class room memories of daunting equations and fractions with no immediate resonance to the real world, scare people into declaring they are frankly, “bad at maths”. In reality, mathematics underpins the world around us in more ways than we could ever imagine. Just by paying bills, buying grocery and calculating the change returned, measuring home improvements and making everyday decisions, people do maths often without realising.

People say they hate maths, but actually they love counting money! When people say they don’t get maths, it’s mostly because they’ve never been acquainted with the nature of mathematics. They were never told that it is all within them and all they need is a little discovery of this language within them. Or that after a little initial struggle in various topics and a little practice on it, maths will become as simple as breathing.

Maths is a language we should all learn, not to have a good job but because it’s fun to dig into and learn. Every subject should be taught as an adventure not as a tool to earn money.

It’s only by training adventurers with adventures that you’ll have successful and innovative future generations. Once you do understand it, you’ll love knowing yourself and your world through it! It can’t be possible not to understand maths, because the world runs on it!

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 2nd, 2020

I am a student of Mathematics and I do love Maths. It is a very exciting and mind-blogging subject. There are myths that it is a language of ghosts but let me tell you that it is the language of the Universe.

I hope you enjoy reading the article. Share your feedback in the comment section. I would love to read your feedback. Have a nice weekend ahead. Stay blessed. 🙂

Love,

Sadia Noor

 

 

It’s My Birthday!

Hello! My lovely fellow fiends. Today is a new dawn and a new day for me. I’m +1 today.

It’s a special Birthday for me because this time I am celebrating my birthday with you guys those whom I followed and those who followed me. You all fabulous and amazing bloggers are so close to my heart despite the distance between us.

Thank you all!

Thank you so much for following me and appreciating my writing stuff!

Love Love,

© Sadia Noor

To Find You

I don’t need the compass to find you.

Your heart beat would lead my way.

I don’t need the sun to find you.

your smile would light my way.

I don’t need the ocean to find you.

My tears would wash my way.

I don’t need the wind to find you.

your voice would whisper my way.

I don’t need the moon to find you.

Your eyes would shine my way.

But, if I never find my way I would perish.

My soul would find its way.

– Anonymous

Talk to Yourself

Talk to yourself.

If you can’t, write it down.

Quietly and silently.

Sometimes ask yourself.

Who am I?

How am I?

Why am I?

Listen to your inner voice.

Do what your heart desire.

Talk to yourself.

If you can’t, write it down.


خود سے بھی بات کر لیا کرو،

جو نہ که سکو اسے لکھ لیا کرو۔

چپ چپ کے،

خود سے پوچھ لیا کرو،

کون ہو میں۔

کیسا ہو میں۔

کیوں ہو میں۔

کبھی کبھی اپنے اندر کی آواز بھی سن لیا کرو۔

جو دل کرے وو کر لیا کرو۔

خود سے بھی بات کر لیا کرو،

جو نہ که سکو اسے لکھ لیا کرو۔


A short poem or you can call them thoughts that remind you of yourself.Listen to your inner voice and do what your heart desire for. You will truly feel happy and peaceful.

Sadia Noor

Don’t forget your purpose of life

Don't get so lost in the enjoyment of life.

That you forget your path, your destination and your goal.

If you have come into this world, do something.

Something for which you remain in the hearts of people,

So that when you leave this world, you live in the hearts of people forever.

Urdu Version of the poem

زندگی کی موجوں میں اتنے گم مت ہوجانا ۔

کے یاد نہ رہے تمہیں تمہارا راستہ، تمہاری منزل اور تمہارا مقصد –

گر آے ہو اس دنیا میں تو کچھ کر کہ جانا،

کچھ ایسا کرنا کہ بس جاؤ تم لوگوں کی دلوں میں،

اور جب چلے جاؤ تم اس دنیا سے تو زندہ رہو سب کی دلوں میں ۔

–Sadia Noor

The forty rules of love that articulate the real essence of life by Shams Tabrizi|Part-3

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are having a great time. Today, I am sharing with you the last post regarding the forty rules of love. Before I have shared its 2 parts so today is part-3 which is last.

I wish that you will take pleasure in reading these brilliant quotes of love by Shams Tabrizi. The sole objective for writing the blog about these rules was that most of the people are oblivious of these wonderful rues that attribute the true meaning of life. So I thought to share it with you all.

So, here are the remaining rules. Enjoy.

☘ Rule No.21

When a true lover of God goes into a tavern, the tavern becomes his chamber of prayer, but when a wine bibber goes into the same chamber, it becomes his tavern. In everything we do, it is our hearts that make the difference, not our outer appearance. Sufis do not judge other people on how they look or who they are. When a Sufi stares at someone, he keeps both eyes closed instead opens a third eye – the eye that sees the inner realm.


☘ Rule No.22

Life is a temporary loan and this world is nothing but a sketchy imitation of Reality. Only children would mistake a toy for the real thing. And yet human beings either become infatuated with the toy or disrespectfully break it and throw it aside. In this life stay away from all kinds of extremities, for they will destroy your inner balance. Sufis do not go to extremes. A Sufi always remains mild and moderate.


☘ Rule No.23

The human being has a unique place among God’s creation. “I breathed into him of My Spirit,” God says. Each and every one of us without exception is designed to be God’s delegate on earth. Ask yourself, just how often do you behave like a delegate, if you ever do so? Remember, it fells upon each of us to discover the divine spirit inside and live by it.


☘ Rule No.24

Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy or fight someone we tumble straight into the fires of hell.


☘ Rule No.25

Each and every reader comprehends the Holy Qur’an on a different level of tandem with the depth of his understanding. There are four levels of insight. The first level is the outer meaning and it is the one that the majority of the people are content with. Next is the Batin – the inner level. Third, there is the inner of the inner. And the fourth level is so deep it cannot be put into words and is therefore bound to remain indescribable.


☘ Rule No.26

The universe is one being. Everything and everyone is interconnected through an invisible web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in a silent conversation. Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space and they will come back to us in due time. One man’s pain will hurt us all. One man’s joy will make everyone smile.


☘ Rule No.27

Whatever you speak, good or evil, will somehow come back to you. Therefore, if there is someone who harbours ill thoughts about you, saying similarly bad things about him will only make matters worse. You will be locked in a vicious circle of malevolent energy. Instead for forty days and nights say and think nice things about that person. Everything will be different at the end of 40 days, because you will be different inside.


☘ Rule No.28

The past is an interpretation. The future is on illusion. The world does not more through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.


☘ Rule No.29

Destiny doesn’t mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. Therefore, to live everything to the fate and to not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance. The music of the universe is all pervading and it is composed on 40 different levels. Your destiny is the level where you play your tune. You might not change your instrument but how well to play is entirely in your hands.


☘ Rule No.30

The true Sufi is such that even when he is unjustly accused, attacked and condemned from all sides, he patiently endures, uttering not a sing bad word about any of his critics. A Sufi never apportions blame. How can there be opponents or rivals or even “others” when there is no “self” in the first place? How can there be anyone to blame when there is only One?


☘ Rule No.31

If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to soften inside. For your faith to be rock solid, your heart needs to be as soft as a feather. Through an illness, accident, loss or fright, one way or another, we are all faced with incidents that teach us how to become less selfish and judgmental and more compassionate and generous. Yet some of us learn the lesson and manage to become milder, while some others end up becoming even harsher than before…


☘ Rule No.32

Nothing should stand between you and God. No imams, priests, rabbits or any other custodians of moral or religious leadership. Not spiritual masters and not even your faith. Believe in your values and your rules, but never lord them over others. If you keep breaking other people’s hearts, whatever religious duty you perform is no good. Stay away from all sorts of idolatry, for they will blur your vision. Let God and only God be your guide. Learn the Truth, my friend, but be careful not to make a fetish out of your truths.


☘ Rule No.33

While everyone in this world strives to get somewhere and become someone, only to leave it all behind after death, you aim for the supreme stage of nothingness. Live this life as light and empty as the number zero. We are no different from a pot. It is not the decorations outside but the emptiness inside that holds us straight. Just like that, it is not what we aspire to achieve but the consciousness of nothingness that keeps us going.


☘ Rule No.34

Submission does not mean being weak or passive. It leads to neither fatalism nor capitulation. Just the opposite. True power resides in submission a power that comes within. Those who submit to the divine essence of life will live in unperturbed tranquillity and peace even the whole wide world goes through turbulence after turbulence.


☘ Rule No.35

In this world, it is not similarities or regularities that take us a step forward, but blunt opposites. And all the opposites in the universe are present within each and every one of us. Therefore the believer needs to meet the unbeliever residing within. And the nonbeliever should get to know the silent faithful in him. Until the day one reaches the stage of Insane-I Kamil, the perfect human being, faith is a gradual process and one that necessitates its seeming opposite: disbelief.


☘ Rule No.36

This world is erected upon the principle of reciprocity. Neither a drop of kindness nor a speck of evil will remain unreciprocated. For not the plots, deceptions, or tricks of other people. If somebody is setting a trap, remember, so is God. He is the biggest plotter. Not even a leaf stirs outside God’s knowledge. Simply and fully believe in that. Whatever God does, He does it beautifully.


☘ Rule No.37

God is a meticulous dock maker. So precise is His order that everything on earth happens in its own time. Neither a minute late nor a minute early. And for everyone without exception, the clock works accurately. For each there is a time to love and a time to die.


☘ Rule No.38

It is never too late to ask yourself, “Am I ready to change the life I am living? Am I ready to change within?” Even if a single day in your life is the same as the day before, it surely is a pity. At every moment and with each new breath, one should be renewed and renewed again. There is only one-way to be born into a new life: to die before death.


☘ Rule No.39

While the part change, the whole always remains the same. For every thief who departs this world, a new one is born. And every descent person who passes away is replaced by a new one. In this way not only does nothing remain the same but also nothing ever really changes. For every Sufi who dies, another is born somewhere.


☘ Rule No.40

A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.

Reference: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak



So, here is the end of the rules.

These were 40 rules of Love by Shams Tabrizi. I hope you like them.

Godspeed!