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

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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Not ready to start wearing Hijab?


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.

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

Sisterhood 💝


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It was my first time. I was shy and just did not know what to expect.
I went in and performed my two rakats of tahiyatul masjid which I had just learnt about. By then, I wasn’t told that Muslim sisters were exceptionally kind. I heard whispers of asalaamu ‘alaikum with a big smile from the womenfolk but I still felt out of place. Oh have you noticed how sisters are also so touchy feely? Yeah took me time to get used to the hand shake, holding hands each time and hugging etc. Continue reading

Ibadur Rahman – Special People to Allah


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On Friday evening, I attended a talk on “Quranic healing of the heart”

Masha Allah as usual, the ladies section was packed and it’s always a great feeling seeing loads of other hijabis, people in jilbabs and niqabis all under one roof.

The topic was Ibaadur Rahman~ worshippers of Allah.

Do we know who these are? Alhamdullilah,  my phone was fully charged so I managed to use my note app to write some few points to serve as a reminder for myself first and also to share with all of you.

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My Muslim Shelf Space – Part 2 :🌷


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Asalaamu alaikum!

As promised, here’s a continuation of some of the amazing books I have in my Muslim Shelf Space. Although you’ll find that some of these are fiction books, the authors did manage to do a brilliant work in sharing ideas on how it really feels to deal with issues such as heartbreak, love, loss of a dear one, struggling with imaan and even the day to day activities of life of a muslimah.
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My Muslim Shelf Space – Part 1 :🌷


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Now this post is a week late as I should’ve posted it right after my previous  post on seeking knowledge which you can have a read here as promised. I have been so busy following the news on the political situation in my country The Gambia, subhanallah which literally took all my time and energy but alhamdullilah , with Allah’s help things are somehow getting better.  Continue reading

Seeking Knowledge

 


 

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It all started when I was clueless about my religion. I read many law books, articles, spent time on many blogs but always procrastinated when it came to learning the teachings of Islam.

I mean, I knew how to pray (ish) , the 5 pillars (ish) and other bits but it all lacked substance as I didn’t really know why I did most acts of worship. What that caused, was laziness and lack of motivation to want to continue doing anything Islam related.  Continue reading

Light Upon Light Winter Conference 16/17

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Sitting down all cosy and  wrapped up in my fleece while it’s raining outside, prompted me to do a recap on the light upon light winter conference I attended yesterday.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has teams of angels who go about on the roads seeking those who remember Allah. When they find some people remembering Allah they call to one another and say, ‘Come to what you are looking for;’ and they surround them with their wings till the space between them and the lowest sky is fully covered…..  Continue reading