Salams my dear readers! I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. I am very excited for his particular weekend as my life is set to change dramatically, inshallah I see this as a blessing from Allah swt coming to my life. A lot of people are depending on me to fulfill my dream and I know I have this year to do it.
Best of all that I can wish for all my dear readers today!
We received an AMAZING anonymous gratitude list! Mashallah and Alhamdoolilah!
No matter how hard it gets (and it will) just try TRY to remember the good you still do have, because tomorrow is a new day.
Please make dua for anonymouswho took the time to write and reflect on their blessings and was so kind enough to let us read it. Let something like this bring us closer to our Creator and cherish every moment we have left in this short life. Jazkallah Khayr!
1. That I have access to the internet so that I can get
inspired by you.
2. That God has protected me thus far and kept my matters
3. That I can breathe.
4. I have food, running water, heat, clothing, and basic
5. That I am not exposed to anything traumatizing,
especially not on a daily basis.
6. For Allah SWT's help in helping me establish the habit of
referring to his Quraan every day.
7. For a mother and father who love me and have raised me as
well as they can.
8. For a supportive and religious family who has principles
9. For the many privileges I have above others that I don't
even always utilize.
10. For the opportunity to be involved in the social justice
11. For people who have opened my mind and heart to reality.
12. For my sewing machine, that I love so dearly.
13. For my room, which is beautiful and comfortable and a
luxury that SO many cannot afford.
14. For the ability to read, write, and process information.
15. For the ability to communicate.
16. For God's mercy and continuous lutf he has bestowed on
17. For having a laptop.
18. For owning a home.
19. For the ability to be close enough to God to pour out my
vulnerabilities to Him.
20. For books that I can lose myself in.
21. For access to scholarship money for college.
22. For having options.
23. For living in a community of Muslims.
24. For siblings who care and especially ones who care to
share experiences, clothes, love, etc.
25. For a food processor and good set of knives that make
the tedious task of cooking much easier.
26. For having influential and inspiring people in my life.
27. For the space I have to be creative and create.
28. For a beautiful body.
29. For a strong sound understanding of Islam.
30. For the ability to grow this foundation.
31. For the hardships that have made me stronger (this one
is SO hard to appreciate for me, especially right now, but it is vital).
32. For shoes that cover my feet.
33. For the ability, time, and motivation to exercise.
34. For the privilege of being able to eat healthy.
35. That I can see. And hear, and feel.
36. That I am not made of stone.
37. That I realize my self-worth.
38. That I have control of my emotions, most of the time.
39. That I have had the opportunity to meet different people
and visit different places.
40. That I have extra money to donate and spend on myself
for added luxury that others can't afford.
41. For living in a country where Hijab is not banned.
42. For having an attitude that embraces differences.
43. For being able to find God in watching the clouds or the
44. For people who push me, sometimes by force, into doing
good for Allah's sake.
45. For makeup and paint and pretty things that let me
stream my creativity fixes.
46. For the fact that nothing in this world last forever.
47. For ice cream.
48. For people who have less than me and in turn force me to
realize how blessed I am.
49. For a functioning heart, even if it has black in many
50. For the chance to start over and over and over again.
Thank you ya Rabbi.
Salam folks! Let me take you a little step into my Hijab buying habits....I rarely buy hijabs from online Islamic retailers. If I do buy them online, it is always from nordstroms because they have exceptional quality (though a bit pricey) and they always display scarf measurements, which sometimes Islamic companies fail to do. Ridiculous right? Well, not too long ago I found a little gem on Facebook known as Amirah Couture. The first thing I noticed about their Facebook page, is that not only does it feature beautiful photography, but they sold hijabs and abayat inspired by the Arab spring countries such as Palestine, Syria, and Egypt!
Check out their Freedom Collection! The Proceeds from their items go directly as sadaqa for the countries they represent! So creative mashallah!
Salam folks! I can't even remember the dates but a few weeks back I abruptly fell ill. It happened a few days after I took sou sou to the doctor's office. Go figure... It is amazing how I haven't gotten sick in a while, but as soon as I went to the pediatricians office and sit for an hour around snotty infected children, I caught something.