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Author Topic: The 2012 thread: hopes, fears & how many lbs u want to lose!  (Read 1119 times)
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« on: Dec 28, 2011 07:45 AM »


salam,

OK so since we already have a 2022 thread, we just need a 2012 thread.  Wink

2011 was the year of revolution and protest. I wonder what 2012 will bring?? Since it's just a few days to the Gregorian new year, anyone have any resolutions, hopes or duas to share??


P.S. a nice calendar to print.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2011 01:33 PM »

oh yeah..lots of hopes!
Graduating from college, Hajj, making it to grad school, and a break in Jeddah. InshAllah.

PS - A trip to Turkey would be an added bonus Wink
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2011 08:58 PM »

hopes for 2012:

- to travel to greece at some point
- get married/engaged/find mr. right at least
- study super hard for a specialization exam and pass
- another Umrah
- being happy and content no matter what life throws my way

ameen to everyones wishes/hopes for 2012
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2011 10:12 PM »

Son # 3 getting married!  Hopefully in Feb.  Insha Allah.

How many lbs to lose?  I'd NEED to lose 30, but would be happy just losing 10!
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2011 02:59 AM »

Quite a lot of wishes and hopes. Want to lose weight as per doc advice. But I want to gain a lot of TIME. اللهم بارك في اوقاتنا


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« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2011 08:03 AM »

hopes
- a free muslim world
- working on purifying my heart without any distractions
- finding 'the one' & getting engaged/married. 2012 ppl ia make dua. if it doesn't happen this year i'm just gonna retire!!
- to be more disciplined with arabic and islamic studies
- a second season of all-american muslims featuring diff set of muslim culture
- a more lucrative job that isn't horrible
- to attend some of the weddings of my friends and without the whole 'ur next' winks or some auntie wanting me to marry her son!
- some fun trip(s) with the girls to somewhere (nyc? miami? las vegas?)
- more in person bonding with niece and nephews

fears
- bashar who is really the anti bashar kills more innocent ppl
- more islamophobia
- another terrorist incident by someone claiming to be muslim
- another long lonely year with a 9 month brutal winter to make up for this warm/no snow winter so far!
- losing motivation to do good things
- losing closeness with Allah
- being stuck in the same place one year later

how many lbs
- 15 ideal, 10 inshaAllah, 5 yes!!
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2011 01:32 PM »


- finding 'the one' & getting engaged/married. 2012 ppl ia make dua. if it doesn't happen this year i'm just gonna retire!!


inshaAllah. Everyone in Madina would love it happen soon. May Allah give you the best.

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2011 06:04 PM »

HOPES
To go part-time
To continue my Islamic Education
Continue understanding more of Qur'an in Arabic Smiley
That Adam starts sleeping more through the night..lol
Allah's mercy and Forgiviness
Spending more time with my Muslim friends
Teach my non-muslim family more about Islam

Oh and I can't forget....
Help my husbands friends get married so they leave me alone and quit asking if I know any sisters!

FEARS:
Terrorist Attacks
Islamphobia

How Many Lbs:
15-10



how many lbs
- 15 ideal, 10 inshaAllah, 5 yes!!

I believe in Islam like the sun rising, not because I see it but because by it, I see everything else.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 31, 2011 04:38 PM »

Don't say lbs, say Kg.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 2011 05:51 PM »

Don't say lbs, say Kg.


lol, how about Stones!!! Saying 2 stone doesn't sound like a lot then Wink
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 31, 2011 06:09 PM »

Happy Gregorian New Year everyone Wink

P.S. Can whoever it is that prayed for a mild winter this year make dua for me! thanx Wink



World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year


PARIS (AP) — Glittering fireworks exploded on Sunday as revelers in Australia and Asia welcomed 2012 and others around the world looked forward to bidding a weary adieu to a year marred by natural disasters and economic turmoil.

Some in Europe were already tamping down their hopes for a year that promises more financial pain.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel set the tone for a continent hammered by an unprecedented economic crisis: She warned in her New Year's message that despite her country's comparatively stable economic situation next year will be more difficult than 2011.

In Spain, which on Friday unveiled a brand new batch of austerity measures that include surprise income and property tax hikes, 53-year-old Joaquin Cabina, was going to celebrate at home with his wife and sons — but otherwise didn't feel he had much to look forward to.

"The government has just hit us with higher taxes and says it's going to cut spending," he Madrid car mechanic said. "What I see is that prices are going up and all I hope for is to keep working and for my family to enjoy good health."

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's New Year's greetings came mixed with sarcasm toward those protesting his 12 years in power and his plans to return to the presidency for at least six more years.

Putin on Saturday used crude sexual innuendo to wish well-being and prosperity "to all our citizens regardless of their political persuasion, including those who sympathize with leftist forces and those situated on the right, below, above, however you like." In Russian, the sexual innuendo was clear.

It wasn't all doom and gloom. In Sydney more than 1.5 million people crowded onto yachts and along the shores of the city's harbor to watch the shimmering pyrotechnic display designed around the theme "Time to Dream" — a nod to the eagerness many felt in moving forward after the rough year.

"It's about giving people the opportunity to dream of the year ahead and that hopefully it is a bit better than the year we've had," said Aneurin Coffey, producer of Sydney's New Year's festivities.

Some of the fireworks formed the shape of clouds — "Because every cloud has a silver lining," Coffey said. Colorful lights beamed onto the center of the bridge formed an "endless rainbow" symbolizing hope.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who starts his second term on New Year's Day, said he wants to help ensure and sustain the moves toward democracy that protesters sought in the Arab Spring.

The mood was festive in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, where, for once, revelers were the first in the world to welcome the new year, rather than the last.

Samoa and neighboring Tokelau hopped across the international date line at midnight on Thursday, skipping Friday and moving instantly to Saturday. The time-jump revelry that began at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 31 spilled into the night.

Samoa and Tokelau lie near the date line that zigzags vertically through the Pacific Ocean, and both sets of islands decided to realign themselves this year from the Americas side of the line to the Asia side, to be more in tune with key trading partners.

For Japan, 2011 was the year the nation was struck by a giant tsunami and earthquake that left an entire coastline destroyed, nearly 20,000 people dead or missing and the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in meltdown.

"For me, the biggest thing that defined this year was the disaster in March," said Miku Sano, 28, a nursing student in Fukushima city. "Honestly, I didn't know what to say to these people, who had to fight sickness while living in fear about ever being able to go back home. The radiation levels in the city of Fukushima, where I live, are definitely not low, and we don't know how that is going to affect our health in the future."

New York's Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it prepared to welcome hordes of New Year's Eve revelers.

"2012 is going to be a better year. It has to be," said Fred Franke, 53, who was visiting the city with his family even after losing his job in military logistics this month at a Honeywell International division in Jacksonville, Florida.

Authorities in Berlin expected a million revelers to gather around the city's landmark Brandenburg Gate for a massive party complete with live performances from the Scorpions and other bands, as well as a 10-minute long firework display.

Merkel said in her annual speech — which was prerecorded and released in written form before being broadcast on national TV — that despite the problems Europe is facing, the financial crisis will eventually bring the continent closer together.

"Germany is doing well, even if next year will no doubt be more difficult than 2011," Merkel said.

Across France, 60,000 police, firemen and other emergency personnel were on standby to assure the New Year's celebrations went off safely, the Interior Minister said.

Thousands of revelers are expected to descend on Scotland's capital to attend the world-famous Hogmanay street party, where around 80,000 partygoers will welcome 2012 at the stroke of midnight, before erupting into a mass rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

In London, round 250,000 people are expected to gather to listen to Big Ben strike twelve at midnight during London's scaled-back New Year's celebrations. Fireworks are set off from the London Eye, the giant wheel on the south bank of the river.

Revelers in Spain will greet 2012 by eating 12 grapes in time with Madrid's central Puerta del Sol clock, a national tradition observed by millions who stop parties to follow the chimes on television.

Tens of thousands of young people in the Spanish capital were expected to gather at six indoor "macro-parties" the city council had authorized in big venues such as the city's main sports hall.

Milena Quiroga was to be among the many there happy to move on. "I am glad to see 2011 go because it was a tough year; my restaurant laid off almost half of the staff," said the 25-year-old waitress.

Raymond Lo, a master of feng shui — the Chinese art of arranging objects and choosing dates to improve luck — offered hope that things might get better. He said he wasn't surprised that 2011 was such a tumultuous year because it was associated with the natural elements of metal and wood. The year's natural disasters were foreshadowed, Lo said, because wood — which represents trees and nature — was attacked by metal.

2012 could be better because it's associated with ocean water, which represents energy and drive and the washing away of old habits, Lo said.

"Big water also means charity, generosity," Lo said. "Therefore that means sharing. That means maybe the big tycoons will share some of their wealth
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 2012 03:17 AM »

Assalamu Alaiykum,

"Big water also means charity, generosity," Lo said. "Therefore that means sharing. That means maybe the big tycoons will share some of their wealth

^ i think we could all benefit from this. I mean sharing our wealth a bit more, even if you buy someone you don't know a cup of tea.

As for losing lbs, I don't really care whether I lose any or not. If I do, Alhamdulillah, if I don't Alhamdulillah too Smiley

As with Br Jaihoon, I'd love more time to spend for the sake of Allah SWT & not get distracted by worldly things or worse still WASTING time!

May 2012 be successful for each and every one of you, in every way. I'm humbled to be amongst you, & may we be reunited in the real Jannah, Insha'Allah. Ameen

وَلَسَوْفَ يُعْطِيكَ رَبُّكَ فَتَرْضَىٰ

And soon will your Lord give you so that you shall be well pleased.
Al Qur'an (93:5)
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