Never Accept Defeat Before Even Trying : Inspirational Story as a Parent

A few weeks back, Tariq had his TKD grading for his Red Belt Black Tip and he passed, Alhamdulillah!πŸ₯°πŸ€©

But it was not without any hurdle.

Just 2 days before that, Tariq suddenly developed high fever and a splitting headache.
So he asked me.., Mama… should Tariq proceed with the grading..?

I paused for a second and said..,

…. InshaAllah, today we do all we can and we see tomorrow what happens, okay, sayang..?

….. For the time being, tell yourself that inshaAllah you will get better… pray to Allah to heal you… ask Him ya Syafi ya Syafi… drink lots of water, drink Sustain, eat your Celwise and anti-oxidants, Habbatus Sauda, honey, coconut water and lemon… and rest and sleep…

And that was what Tariq did.

And MashaAllah, less than 48 hours later, fever all gone and still a little lethargic but full of positivity, Tariq walked into the grading room and did his grading!


I wanted to cry watching Tariq did the best he could.

I didn’t give room for Tariq to succumb to his circumstances earlier because…

I wanted Tariq to learn that he cannot accept ‘defeat’ and ‘excuses’ before even trying.

I wanted Tariq to remind himself that in most matters, it is mind over matter!

And most importantly I wanted Tariq to learn and remember that everything is in Allah’s hands.

So no matter what the circumstances he is in, it is Allah’s Plan that will materialised!

His job is just to make duaas, seek Allah’s Help and then do his best.

Congratulations, sayang!!

Mama and Baba are so so proud of you going against all odds and pass your grading!

InshaAllah, one more grading to go and this time it will be for your Black Belt, InshaAllah!!
Alhamdulillah ya Rabb!!πŸ’žπŸŒŸπŸ₯°πŸ€©

Way to go Tariq!! We love you 3000!!😘😘❣️πŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©

p/s: Thank you so much Master Naim Muhammad Naim Abdullah and all Khalifah TKD team for training Tariq tirelessly throughout the pandemic both during online and physical classes. You all are the best!!🀩πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Tariq performing his Hwarang Pattern for his Red Belt Black

So proud of our little Kungfu Panda getting his new belt!! Alhamdulillah πŸ₯°

Nice.. πŸ₯°

Kick baby kick!