"It was in my nature to be an introvert, but back in those days, I would force myself to be more extroverted just to “fit in” with the crowd. I definitely had a hotter temper too, especially when I was at home, and fights would occur occasionally… I was a quite the rebellious teenager."
From visits to traditional muslim weddings to enrolling in Islamic classes in Japan, to quitting her job at an American finance company to study Islamic finance... Maya's story is purely filled with the seeking of the Truth, and is proof indeed that Allah truly is the Best of Planners.
“Traveling echoes the fact that our existence in Dunya is temporary, attachment to anything other than our faith in Allah wouldn’t therefore make any sense, whether it is a relationship, a job, a place or an object. Who am I other than a traveler who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way ? Who are we all… Other than travellers under a tree ? Very soon, we shall all go on our way…”
"When my Muslim boyfriend left me, I was really heartbroken. But come to think if it, I would not have turned to the Truth if I had not met him. My heart is at peace knowing what is meant for me will never miss me, and what missed me is not meant for me."
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