Part 3 🌷: How letters join

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Asalamu ‘alaikum warahmatula wabarakatuhu

Please Note: I understand that most were taught Arabic letters with “uoon” being pronounced at the end of each letter. There is no difference as the sound “uoon” that is pronounced at the end of a letter simply means that the letter is singular. Therefore, if the letter ا stands on its own, it can be pronounced as Alif uoon .. 👍🏾

Now to start this lesson, we begin by reciting the du’a:

Allaahumma laa sahla ‘illaa maal ja’altahu sahlan wa ‘Anta taj’alul-hazna ‘ithaa shi’ta sahlan.  Continue reading

Part 2- The Alphabet (huroof)🌷

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Remember mixing up the letters when you reached L M N O P as a child? Haha, surely I wasn’t the only one that used to say Ella ello p… right?

The Qur’an was sent down in Arabic and in order to be able to read and understand it, one should try and learn how to read and understand Arabic.

In today’s post, we will focus on recognising the Arabic letters and be able to say the alphabet by heart. There are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet but I’m sure it won’t take more than a day to know them all off by heart. Continue reading

And Spy Not 💥

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Just to share a very short post fajr thought. I recently started attending classes on Sundays where the teacher teaches us from books such as Riyadh Us Saaliheen by Shaykh ibn Uthaimeen.
Last week, the Ayah of the Qur’an: ” O you who believe! Follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). And whosoever follows the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan), then, verily he commands Al-Fahsha’ [i.e. to commit indecency”, led me to rethink my affairs and to cut a long story short, I ended deactivating my Snapchat completely. I can get addicted to social media and it is such a bad habit.  Continue reading

Part 1 – Introducing the Qur’an series

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Alhamdullilah we have now reached the month of Sha’ban and have less than 30 days before the blessed month of Ramadan begins. Where did the time go??? Subhanallah it felt like only yesterday we celebrated Eid Ul Fitr.

Ramadan is a month in which the Qur’an was revealed. The Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم after receiving the first revelation at the age of 40, made Hijra (migration) from Makkah to Medina 13 years after prophethood. 2 years after he made Hijra, he was then given revelation for fasting. In Islam, the meaning of fasting is to refrain from doing anything that will break ones fast from dawn of fajr to sunset with an intention for the sake of Allah to worship. I will post some links down below which includes almost all you need to know about Ramadan.

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Walking Down Memory Lane

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“Aminata, wouldn’t it be easier to leave your house in something you can always be comfortable praying in?” Sister Zaynab, who I had met at the masajid at the beginning of my journey, would say. It was a subtle reminder that I should wear hijab and adhere to its conditions that I didn’t know existed.

Who else is obsessed with SISTERS-Magazine?

After spending hours weekly on the SISTERS-Magazine website reading so many beneficial stories from other Muslimahs, I decided to do a recap of my journey and also share it for the benefit of others.

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The Nikah ❤️❤️❤️

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect”

[al-Room 30:21] 

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This is probably my all time favourite topic. Love reading articles about nikah, admiring brides in their long gowns with the whole ooohing and aww’wing that I utter when I see a beautiful couple and ofcourse,  not forgetting an Allahumma barik to go with it saving them from evil eye.

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🌸Duty towards parents🌸

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A recent conversation with Mama reminiscing lead to her sharing the last moments she shared with my grandma. I broke down in tears as if I lived the moments and couldn’t stop praying for her.

The shahada being her last words made me smile but throughout the whole conversation, I couldn’t help but admire Mama for she has being a dutiful child and I pray her children are the same to her insha allah. Continue reading

Not ready to start wearing Hijab?

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Many a times, most of us get confused or sometimes even scared when it comes to decision on starting to dress modestly, start wearing hijab or even covering the face (niqab).

Today, as I look at the mirror trying to pin my hijab properly ensuring the safety pin under my throat is safely secured, ( walahi only hijabis will know the struggle I face with safety hijab pins when yawning) Continue reading