Treat it like a wake up call !

I woke up suddenly one night and saw a strange light in my room …. The problem is that the lights are off I saw the clock, it was 3.30 in the morning Okay…so where is all this light coming from?? ———- I turned around and saw something very strange.. My body was half way through the wall (??!) I immediately pulled it out and sat down to see if i’m okay ….. This is strange… I tried to push onto the wall, but MY ARM GOES THROUGH … I heard a sound I turned to my brother’s bed to see him sleeping I was really scared of what was happening to me…so I tried to wake him up….but… .he doesn’t reply!! I went to my parent’s bedroom..I tried to wake up my mother…and father…I just wanted somebody to react to me… but nobody did.

 I tried to wake my mother up again…she woke up this time… —– she got up … but didn’t communicate to me She was saying “In the name of Allah, most Merciful, most Gracious” (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) again and again… She woke my dad up saying ‘get up, man, I want to check up on the kids.’

My dad replied in disinterest .. ‘it’s not time for this, let me sleep and inshAllah tomorrow i’ll get to that’ But she was he woke up. I was THERE. I was screaming..’ dad’, ‘mum’ … nobody was replying I held mother’s clothes to grab her attention..but she didn’t recognise my existence I followed her ’till she got to my bedroom They got into the room and turned on the lights… it wasn’t making any difference to me anyway because there was a strong light there. I then saw the strangest thing in my life… my OWN BODY….on my bed.

I was trembling… how can there be two of me??…how can that person look so much like me??…and what is he doing on my bed???? I started hitting/slapping myself to wake up from this nightmare… but it was too real to be a nightmare.

dad said ‘Yalla, see the kids are sleeping. Let’s go back to bed.’ but mother wasn’t at all confident… she went to the person sleeping in my bed and said ‘Khalid, wake up!! … WAKE UP!!’ but he wouldn’t reply. She tried again and again….but no reply. Then i turned to see my dad tearing… Today witnesses the first time in my life that I have seen my dad’s tears. The place was shaking with the screaming … My brother woke up…”What’s going on??!” In a very sad tone, with tears rolling down her cheek, mother replied ‘your brother’s dead! Khalid is DEAD!!’ —— I went to mother and said ‘please mum…don’t cry..I’m right here look at me!’ But nobody’s replying to me..WHY??

 I turned to Allah and asked Him to wake me up from the nightmare! quickly following my dua was a voice saying (Quran): ” You were in negligence from this, so We uncovered the blinds and today your sight is (like iron) ” لقد كنت في غفلة من هذا فكشفنا عنك غطاءك فبصرك اليوم حديد

Suddenly two creatures held my arm..they weren’t human!! “Leave me ALONE! Who are you and what do you want from me??” ‘We’re your grave’s guards’ I said ‘but I’m not dead yet! let go of me!!’ I can still see, hear, touch, and speak..I’m not dead!

They replied with a smile : “You humans are fascinating! You think that by dying your life ends, while in fact life on Earth is a small dream compared to the Here after; a dream that ends at your death.”

 They started pulling me towards my grave… On the way I saw people just like me, each had two guards like mine. Some were smiling, others crying, others screaming. I asked the guards ‘why are they all doing that?’

They replied ‘These people now know their fate…some were in ignorance so they–‘ ‘–so they go to Hell??!’ I interrupted They said ‘yes.’ and continued.. ‘and those laughing are going to Heaven’

I quickly replied: ‘What about me..where will I go??’

They said ‘you were at times a good Muslim, while other times not. One day you obey Allah, the next you disobey Him. And you weren’t clear with yourself and your fate will remain so: lost.’

 I replied, shaking: ‘SO AM I GOING TO HELL??’

They said: ‘ Allah’s mercy is great, and the journey is long ‘

I turned to see my family carrying my dead body in a i ran to them .. I said: ‘make dua for me’ but nobody replied..

I went to my brother and warned him .. ‘be careful with what you do in this life… don’t be a fool like myself!’ I was really hoping that he could hear me…

 The two angels (guards) tied up my soul on top of my body .. I saw my relatives pouring sand over me .. —- at that moment I was hoping that I would be in their place… that I can turn to Allah and do as much as He wants from me… that I would ask for forgiveness and once and for all repent my sins that angered Him… but unfortunately I couldn’t.

I shouted ‘ People, don’t let this life tempt you! Wake up to the truth… one day you will DIE, and you never know when..or how. ‘ I hoped for somebody to hear me…nobody there did but YOU heard me….

‘ save yourself. Smile to others, forgive them when you have the power to punish them. Allah forgives those that forgive others. Do your prayers regularly with an open heart. Let Allah guide your life, not Satan. Read the Quran regularly and let the Prophet (peace be upon him) be your role model in life. Work in this timed life for your salvation in an eternal one. And … make dua for me because I’m not perfect. And I point the above to myself just as much as I do to my friends.

The Perfect Man.

The Perfect Man

A man walks into the street and manages to get a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the driver says,

“Perfect timing. You’re just like Frank.”

Passenger: “Who?”

Taxi Driver: “Frank Feldman. He’s a guy who did everything right – all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time.”

Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”

Taxi Driver: “Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy”

Passenger: “Sounds like he was something really special”

Taxi Driver: “There’s more…he had a memory like a computer. Could remember everybody’s birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right.”

Passenger. “Wow, great guy.”

Taxi Driver: “He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams, not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake”

Passenger. “Mmm, there’s not many like him around.”

Taxi Driver: “And he really knew how to treat a woman and never answer back even if she was wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too – he was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman.”

Passenger: “An amazing man. How did you meet him?”

Cabbie: “Well, I never actually met Frank.”

Passenger: “Then how do you know so much about him?”

Taxi Driver: “I married his widow!”

The lesson here would surely have to be that one should not compare between two individuals, even past and present. How frustrating for the poor taxi driver who has virtually byhearted all Franks virtues !! We must learn to be content with what we have been blessed with.  Now, having said that, I know it is easier said than done, Think about it, it is one of the many reasons why couples dont stay together too long these days, high expectations !!

Nothing like a perfect man, or a perfect match. We make each day work and we make each day matter. Thought for the day 🙂    

Some of my newest designed greeting cards.

The new designs.

The new designs.

Recently I bumbed into a site which gave me alot of creative inspiration. I realized how easy designing cards get when the sketch is provided. Such site pose challenges to us so that we can come up with spectacular colors, patterns and designs based on their sketches. I have decided to play atleast one or two of them now on !!

The site is called.

I will continue to post healthy wholesome funny and thoughtful stuffies here but this will be my last post on CreativeMominDubai for greeting cards. These cards were done alittle after we returned from Umrah in saudi arabia. I am very content with the colors and the looks of tall these cards. What say you ???

‘ll keep you’ll updated with the progress I make or even better, visit me at to see my progress for yourselves.

C ya

Dubai Metro.

One of the most spectacular achievements in Dubai’s history has got to be the DUbai Metro. It was inaugegrated on 9-9-09 at time 9pm9mins9secs. Not that Arabs are superstitious culturally but I suppose they have gotten into the habit of making records of everything.

Ofcourse the majority of the riders at the moment are maily joy riders, and probably after a month of so, they will be able to get an estimate of the real traveller. So there we were on Wednesday morning at 8:30o in the morning excietedly going thru the map at the station, and what a modern and fantastic station that is. The decor is exceedingly modern and what I fancied most was how the old generation pictures were displayed thru out Union square station.

So we started out from Mall of the Emirates station and rode to Union Square. The display board were placed prominently to indicate the arrival time of the trains. Small things that count were really well taken care off. The ride was ofcourse smooth. The feel of the train itself was very fresh, clean and new. And then ofcourse the breath taking views. How I regret not having had kept my camera on the charger for longer !!

People tend to take things for granted. I have realized the world is filled with people with “glass is half empty” mentality. People tend to bicker more …  Especially here in Dubai, people get pampered so much that they just never know how to be grateful for what has been given in ones plate. Some people can just never be satisfied leave alone happy @! 

The construction company has done an excellent job and the few teething issues are expected which is a part and parcel of every project worldwide. RTA, Road and transport authorities have taken over very well too.  They deserve a pat on the back. 

Just a few pics to share with you’ll :


the bay area, these doors open automatically only when the doors of the train open

the bay area, these doors open automatically only when the doors of the train open














This and ……. A NEW BLOG

Dear friends, I feel I have cramed in too many vast topics in this blog and just to smooth some of it out, I have decided to keep all my greeting card related stuff in another blog. To view all the new cards and challenges, that I have been participating in, follow the link please :

Ofcourse I will continue to ramble here and share all the quotes etc here, but I hope you will also come and visit me at Doodle Buddies too.

Please do give me feedback and throw your comments my way coz as much as I get all the encouragement I need from your comments, it also helps me in understanding a different perspective.

Best Regards


Dont let him win !!

A man woke up early in order to Pray the Fajr Prayer in the masjid. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.

 On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home.

 At home, He changed His Clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid.

On his way to the masjid, He Fell again and at the Same Spot! He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home.

 At home he, once again, Changed His Clothes, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.

 On his way to the masjid, He Met a Man Holding a Lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied

‘I Saw You Fall Twice on your way to the masjid, So I Brought a Lamp so I can Light Your Way.’

 The first man thanked him profusively and the two where on their way to the masjid. Once at the masjid, the first man asked the man with the lamp to come in and pray Fajr with him. The second man refused. The first man asked him a couple more times and, again, the answer was the same. The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray.

The man replied  ” I am Shetaan(devil/ evil) ” The man was shocked at this reply. Shetan went on to explain,

‘I saw you on your way to the masjid and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the masjid, Allah forgave all of your sins.  I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to the masjid. Because of that, Allah forgave all the sins of the people of your household . I was AFRAID if i made you fall one more time, then Allah will forgive the sins of the people of your village, so I made sure that you reached the masjid safely..’

 So do not let Shetan benefit from his actions. Do not put off a good that you intended to do as you never know how much reward you might receive from the hardships you encounter while trying to achieve that good.

 May Allah (Subhana Ho Wataallah) grant us a perfect Muslim Heart n we all do Prayers with our Heart and Soul… Ameen

The Top 15 Weird Job-Hunting Tips

weird interview tips

weird interview tips

I’m not sure from where this one landed in one of my files, some of them are hilarious while some of them are pretty weird like no #8 and #7


The Top 15 Job-Hunting Tips

15. Don’t mention you only want the job to hold you over until that Nigerian businessman’s estate sends you your $27 million.

 14. Writing “no permanent address” on the application form might be counter-productive. 13. First impressions matter! Offer the recruiter a sip from your juice box.

12. It’s still considered bad form to list your parole officer or bail bondsman as a personal reference.

 11. Since most female executives are a little insecure, they appreciate compliments on their breasts — particularly if you use really, really big words you learned in your online college courses.

10. Never go job hunting with Dick Cheney.

9. Do not write your cover letter using a #2 pencil. Or a pointy stick with #2 on the end of it.

 8. Ixnay on the igpay atinlay, Esterchay.

7. During first interviews, limit usage of the phrase “So long as Daddy gets his taste.”

 6. On a resume, it’s considered poor form to mention the javelin stuck in your back. However, before the interview, go ahead and inquire about the dimensions of the elevators.

5. Speaking Klingon does not make you multilingual, geekboy.

4. During the interview, it’s a good idea not to show *too* much interest in the details of the drug testing program.

3. Don’t show off your research by naming all the employees you consider do-able.

2. Leave your interviewer a thank-you card with a small gift enclosed, such as a wallet-sized rectangular portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

 and the Number 1 Job-Hunting Tip…

 1. Can’t find a job opening? Meet people who have the kind of job you want, then kill one………..

Some wise quotes.

I can clearly relate with each one of these quotes. They are so so real if only we thought of them when the situation arose. eg: the priority and option quote really hits the nail right in the head !  even the quote about nightmares and dreams, how true !  


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.

– Randall G Leighton

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

– Unknown

Feelings change – memories don’t.

– Joel Alexander

Forgive your enemies, but never, never forget their names.

– John F. Kennedy

Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones.

– Philippos

Never allow someone to be your priority while you’re just their option

– Unknown

My best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them.

– Philippos

I’m Back.

Hello friends, I’m back.

There are mainly two reasons why we dont update our daily dairies or blog :

  1. Just too lazy to feed it
  2. far too many things happening to keep track of.

Last couple of months have been so hectic. So many great and not so good things happened.

Before I go into all that, I’d like to share with you my new motto : “Life Is Good”

I think inspite of the scores and scores of incidents that happen in our daily lives, one thing we should never forget is to thank the Almighty for the blessings coz Life is Good. Look around you, perhaps look at the news and you’ll find plenty of reasons to be happy with what we have.

No the summer has not been a soul searching period for me, on the contrary, it was a period when I hoped to catch some time off to soul search.

The summer camp was good. I had not expected a great response coz most of the families were out, but considering I got as many children as I wanted, I am happy. We held the class two days a week and the program ended  in a month.

I also held a card making and alter art class for ladies every monday which was fruitful too. Although this was supposed to be for ladies, I didnt mind young- college- going- girls joining too.

As end of August approached, the delimma began, school Admissions !!

We need to have Eman in a special school which can cater to his specific needs.

Bilal and Sawaab are reluctant to go back to DASS for obvious reasons. Inspite of all the sheer nonsense going around Dubai that schools will be flying empty come september, I have still not managed to find a school that has any spaces available !! The good news though is that DASS has taken drastic steps to making very prominent and remarkable improvements. All the new teachers have been taken from the US, only three of the previous teachers remain, they now have a councellor and also a vice principal. Inspite of all this, some of the most notorious student faces are still lingering in there ! 

Inspite of a long and nerve recking wait, we finally got our umrah visa for saudi arabia. we left on 27th Aug and returned on 5th September. 6 days in Mecca and 3 in medina. We had prepared ourselves for some inconveniences but pleasently everything went so smooth. Alhamduallah, It was the most ELATING experience we had, although we were fasting, zam zam on the heads and sheila, made it easy. It is by far not easy to perform umrah in the month of Ramadan, that too fasting, but believe me, it is every bit worth it. I will be making a photobucket album very shortly for all the muslim brothers and sisters to view and perhaps get some information and advice too.

We are back now and still in a state of joy and sadness. Joy because being in the Haram, so close to Baitulallah is probably the best experience we have ever had and sad, because I regret why we did’nt do it earlier.  Inshallah we hope to go back every year in Ramadan.

Dear friends, here I have only placed very very few photos just to give you a glimpse of our journey, please do visit again, coz I will be placing the link of my photobucket album with detailed descriptions.

Our pilgrimage

Our pilgrimage

drenched in zam zam

drenched in zam zam

After the second umrah.

After the second umrah.

lost in pensive thoughts and dua.

lost in pensive thoughts and dua.

the side where hill marva is.

the side where hill marva is.