"Anak ku (my son) Nabil Aizat, the time has come for you to leave the nest....".
Today is the 3rd day, that Nabil found his way to Cologne, Germany, to start his journey as a university student for the next 5++ years. May Allah provide him the strength, guidance and good health to face the challenges that lie ahead.....
In not so many words, the following are my thoughts to my son ....
Dear anak ku Nabil Aizat.
Rightfully so, as you have mentioned, "The time has come for you to leave the nest".
Anak ku. To be successful in life, always remember that we can plan our efforts real well, however it is the will of ALLAH to make it happen or not.
Therefore, the first rule in all your effort, it is very important to HAVE & MANIFEST the
- Required attitude,
- Willingness to do
- Knowledge to execute, and
- Skill to perform.
With the above attributes, and Bismillah hirRahman nirRahim (In the name of Allah, Most Gracious Ever Merciful), then proceed to fly and soar anak ku...higher and higher... to the best of your ability.
Do it, not for me or anyone else, but to serve The AlMighty Allah.
Anak ku Nabil Aizat, your guiding principles will always be your "Values System".
And your values system, come from the following elements:
1. Religious beliefs,
2. Personal beliefs,
4. Educational beliefs, and
Nurture them well, because in whatever situation you are in, you are always guided to make the right decision & right action, insyaAllah.
Anak ku, awaken your day:
With a prayer & ask for His guidance!
Greet everyone & every time with a smile!
Give everybody the best of yourself!
Plan & organize your day!
Action right away!
Trust that everything will be ok!
Go with happiness!
Give your best!
Help others who are less fortunate than you!
Integrate good personal attributes in all activities & turn them into ‘meaningful’ actions.
Give ‘enchanting’, not ‘denting’ experience to the people that you meet in your life.
Last but not least, always be reminded,
THE HUMAN VALUES (NILAI-NILAI KEMANUSIAAN)THAT WE CARRY WITH US, & HOW WE MANIFEST (DEMONSTRATE) THEM IN OUR LIFE,
OUR WORK & TO OTHERS,
THOSE ARE THE LEGACIES THAT WE WILL LEAVE BEHIND.
THEY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED,
EVEN AFTER WE HAVE BEEN LONG GONE..
Anak ku, you Mom & I... we pray for your good health, & may Allah The All Mighty protect you & guide you to through the right path, Ameen.
Go in peace anak ku Nabil Aizat...
With our prayers, millions of love & hugs, go anak ku, to perform your responsibilities & duties...
- Your loving Mak & Ayah
And may this advice serve to remind me too, of my responsibilities & duties, insyaAllah......