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THINGS I HATE (Please don’t approach me with these RUDE comments!)

the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said:“If the woman performs the five daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadhaan, maintains her chastity and obeys her husband, she will enter the Paradise of her Lord.” Likewise, Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them.} [Quran 4:34] Moreover, the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “Were I to order anyone to prostrate himself before anyone else, I would have ordered the woman to prostrate herself before her husband.”

Obedience is the first right that Islam acknowledges for the husband over his wife. She is required to obey him in everything unless he commands her to do an act of disobedience. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “No creature should be obeyed when it comes to disobeying the Creator.”

 

So recently I have announced to my friends and friends on facebook that I am indeed engaged. I am beyong happy, excited, thrilled, and many more things. I can truly say that I love my fiance for the sake of Allah and I am fully ready to fulfill half our deen and get married in sha’ Allah!!! 

Of course the common questions and reactions I get are : “Ohh your too young!” or someone asking his job, and I say he is in residency and they respond “Well good luck, you will never see him often and you will raise your kids alone” FIRST OFF, May Allah guide you all!!!! Secondly, you do not know and will probably never know my fiance to know that he is a good man masha’Allah who is committed to PROVIDING for his family!! He works so hard and I am more than proud and blessed to have someone like this in my life. Not only does he do that, he makes time to call me, text me, teach me, and guide me as a new muslim!!! May Allah reward him for all his efforts, big & small!!! Ameen!! 

Some other common questions or statements are “Oh he is from Egypt, its so dirty there, and full of trash” THIS IS ONE THING THAT I HAVE TO BE PATIENT WITH AND HOLD MY BREATH!!!! First of all, this is his home, his home country, where he is from, his ancestors, EVERYTHING. What kind of wife would I be if I refused for him to return there after our marriage because of my selfishness!?! As a wife we should always support our husband and go with want he feels is best for OUR FAMILY! For myself, I would move to Egypt tomorrow if he wanted to, and I would do that with no questions asked. Does that mean that it won’t  be hard and an adjustment? No, but I would do it for him. Another thing is since I am a convert, I want to be around other muslims, I want to know his family, I want our children to grow up around muslims and have the same upbringing as he did, Masha’ Allah. For the people who question my opinion on moving with MY FUTURE HUSBAND (after marriage of course) to Egypt, because its dangerous, dirty, ect. WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FROM GODS WILL! Maybe Egypt is dangerous ( Which I believe I will  be fine there AND I will trust my husband when he tells me I am safe) but I also have full faith in ALLAH to protect me, and what is destined for me is already written and nothing I can do, or anyone else can do to change that. I just find it completing insulting when people talk about Egypt as if it was dirt. Egypt as every other country, has its good and its bad. If the bad, we should work to improve it, we should involve ourself to make the community better whether it be volunteering or giving charity. 

Lastly, I am sorry for the rant, but these are my feelings. This is exactly how I feel and I, personally would never disrespect someone so much to insult their country or where their husband is from, so PLEASE do me the courtesy and respect my decisions as well. 

Narrated ‘Abdullah (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

We were with the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) while we were young
and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa
Sallam) said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry,
because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private
parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not
able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”

Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 4

 

 

My friends mother says her shahada!

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ALLAHU AKBAR!!! My muslim sister posted a video of her mother accepting Islam and saying her Shahada… When we take our shahada Allah forgives all of our previous sins as if we are a newborn baby. Masha’Allah! Allah is the most merciful! This makes me so happy! Please continue to keep her, and her family in your dua’as!

 

Inshallah or In sha’ Allah

When I first converted I began learning common words muslims would say, such as “Salam Alaikum” used when we great one another, meaning Peace be upon you. Alhumdulilah- Thank God, Masha’Allah- Praise be to Allah. and so on. Of course one of the first words I learned was in sha’ Allah. In sha’Allah is a word very commonly used by muslims which means if Allah wills. We believe that nothing in the life happens unless Allah has willed it. The good and the bad, its all from Allah. Even the trials, if we weren’t given trials would we really know what to be thankful for? Ok, I’m going to stay on topic with this post. 

 

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I noticed all the different ways people were writing in sha’ Allah. People use inshallah, isA, in sha Allah, insha’Allah, so well as other things I have saw. I wondered why people wrote this one word with the same meaning so many different ways but never really thought much about it. After read ing and some guidance from a fellow muslimah (May Allah reward her!) I learned that inshallah really means to create Allah. Whether in english or in arabic, in sha’ Allah should be written in 3 different words in sha’ Allah, translated which means if Allah wills.

This is a very common mistake so please watch and correct our other brothers and sisters! 🙂

Engagement, Spring Semester begins..

Salam alaikum everyone!

For those who commented and followed me, THANK YOU!
I Basically just wanted to update everyone on whats going on in my life & what I’m doing these days. So I’ve been sick, I’ve had the flu like atleast 3 time this winter and I just stay in bed for like 3 days until I feel better.  But reading this makes me being sick, not feel so bad. Allah is the most merciful.

“Whenever a Muslim is afflicted with a hardship, sickness, sadness, worry, harm, or depression-even a thorn’s prick, Allah expiates his sins because of it” (Bukhari & Muslim)

So anyways.. classes began last week. I’m taking some classes this semester that aren’t as tough as last, so I’ll had a bit more free time. . . I I’m taking a calc/dosage  course, child development, health & Life choices, & another psy course. I’m hoping for a calm semester insha’Allah. Make dua it will be easy for me 🙂 My classes are only 3 days per week, but they last from 8am-7pm with a few hour breaks where I intend to go to the YMCA with some other muslim sisters where we will work out together 🙂 Other than that I just plan on studying and focusing the  next few months on bettering myself and striving to be a better muslim and better future wife.

Most or some of you know that I am engaged and insha’Allah I will be getting married sometime in the beginning of May 2013. (My finals week is in May so we are waiting until after that.) So far I really miss my fiance, I don’t see him often because we live about a 12-13 hour drive apart, he works a lot, and flights + hotels can get expensive. Not only is not getting to see him a challenge, but some days we rarely even get to speak. He came to the states for residency (your training after med-school) and he is super busy. Basically, residents are over-worked and under paid. Alhumdulilah he is a great doctor and hard worker. It is a struggle though, some nights I wait up for his calls or maybe he won’t respond to a text all day when other days he is less busy. I prayed for a good muslim husband and I often wondered why I hadn’t found one and finally Allah has sent him to me and I wonder how I ever deserved someone so precious masha’Allah to be my future husband, and father to our children insha’Allah. I used to dream about a huge wedding and all these material things but now I’ve realized the important thing in life and all I wish for is to be married to the man I love, and live a simple life together and push eachother to be better muslims.  Although its hard some days, I remember that he is working for our future and our childrens future and so am I, and I am satisfied. I am so thankful to Allah. Alhumdulilah. Allahu Akbar. God is the Greatest. 

Allah Guides whom he wills!

 I am most thankful for finding Islam. Its most definitely been a struggle to learn some things, but I am so thankful for finding the truth. It’s been a long journey, I am by no means the perfect Muslim, nor do I know a lot, but I always try to read Quran, Hadith, and just anything to gain more information. I grew up in a christian family, or “so called” Christians. Which means, we never went to Church, when we did I was confused, I didn’t know anything, I didn’t understand anything, I have probably only read about 10 pages in the bible my entire life. It just never made sense to me. I went from not being in God at all, to just believing in Evolution, I thought humans used to be Monkeys, !? then I believed there was a higher power, but I didn’t know any religion, I realize now I was seeking God, and finally I found Islam and everything just felt right. I definitely am not perfect, I make a lot of mistakes which are only between me & Allah, but that doesn’t change what I believe. I am forever thankful for finding Islam, I am so thankful to Allah for guiding me there, for Allah only guides whom he wills, I am thankful for all the opportunities he has allowed me and my family, as well as everything. I am so thankful.

Hadith

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to al-Ashaj bin Abd Qays (radi Allahu anhu): “You have two qualities that Allah and His Messenger love.” Al-Ashaj (radi Allahu anhu) became overjoyed and said: “What are the two qualities, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Forbearance and patience.” [Ahmad]

Before you rush to settle scores with people remind yourself of this hadith.

One of the most striking examples of forbearance and patience is that of the Prophet Yaqub (alaihis salam). Consider how he dealt with his sons knowing they had been involved in foul play with his beloved Yusuf (alaihis salam), their step brother. His love of his son Yusuf (alaihis salam) was such that he did not even like him to go out to play with his step brothers. Yet how many decades did he forbear while his heart bled and his eyes became blind with silent weeping.

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tells us the stories of prophets in the Quran so we may model our behaviour on their exalted characters.

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"My Lord, increase me in knowledge." [20:114]

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