Last Wednesday I felt compelled to share some sentiments that occurred to me just then with some of those passers-by who used to frequent this blog:
In bad times and good, hold fast to the rope of Allah and never let go. Never take your faith for granted. Strive in His Way, always. Rely on Him and Trust in Him. From Him we come and unto Him is our return.
By way of response, some of those readers felt compelled to share their own thoughts with me: asking me not abandon my blog. My initial response may have been a little dismissive: I did not think I could still write in this medium. During a long drive up and down the motorway yesterday, however, I began to ponder on their advice and words. Perhaps I would not be so stubborn.
And so to today: I have restored the blog and, if the Most Merciful Wills, will continue to write from time to time. I cannot promise to contribute regularly — and it will take a while to recreate a more blog-appropriate layout that works with this website — but I will try to write from time to time, inshaAllah.