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Why Be Ordinary, When You Were Selected to Be Extraordinary?

Why Be Ordinary, When You Were Selected to Be Extraordinary?

Why be ordinary, when you were selected to be extraordinary?


As Prophet Musa (alayhi salaam) said to Bani Isra’eel…

“… Go ye down to any town and you shall find what you seek”

Sisters, are we ‘Busal and Thoum Chasing’

Even though by Allah’s Mercy, you were selected to be amazing?

Why be common when you were designed, selected – and enjoinedto be extraordinary?

Why try to compete when there is NO competition?

Exalt in what is with you – don’t chase that which is less

Bask in the Mercy and Glory of your Lord, and realize that you are uniquely blessed

Exalt His name, and do acts to show gratitude for His Mercy

In selecting you

In selecting me

To walk this path

To be truly free

To be Muslim Women

To be anything, but-


My beautiful sister, if only you could see…

The multitudes of the world – grasping, searching for meaning

Bound to the earth by their desires, yet keening

– Cries of discontent, because they’ve not yet underwent

The transformation that erases all before it

The condition that once we are placed therein, we should only desire more of it

Islam. Peace. Submission. Elevation – sister go forth

– Having been selected to carry the torch

Of Fatimah, of Aasiyah, of Khadija, of Maryam

And after this, we desire anything other than striving to be like them?

“… Go ye down to any town and you shall find what you seek”

Oh no, we’re not content with the ordinary – selected to be EXTRAordinary

Muslim woman, leading the charge

Cultivating nations, shaping the world at large

Clothed in piety, not your vapid fashions

Taking counsel with Allah, not embracing the tabloid opinions

– Of a society going down the drain

But you and I sister, are like the rain

A cool, refreshing drink

That can help bring society back from the brink

– Of devastation

Where the norm is sin and transgression

Because no matter our profession, we can all teach the lesson

“Go ye down to any town and you shall find what you seek..”

Why be ordinary, when you have the chance to be extraordinary?

Islam. Peace. Submission. Elevation

My dear sister, always know your worth

– Now, let’s go forth and do this work.




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“Go Ye Down to Any Town and You Shall Find What You Seek” is a reference from Suratul Baqarah, ayah 61. It was the response of Musa (alayhi salaam), when the Jews complained about the provision with which they had been blessed (manna wa salwa) and requested basal wa thoum (onions and garlic), such as the ordinary townspeople had.


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About The Author


Sister Khadija Abdus Sabur is a Transformational Coach who works with Muslim women to peel back the layers, heal old wounds and rekindle a deep sense of self-love, spirituality, and purpose - which allows them to stand up, show up, and level up in every area of life. Sister Khadija supports dynamic women who are looking to overcome their inner obstacles and commit to filling their cup first, in order to live out and share their true potential with the world. Who do you know in need of this type of transformation?

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