Blog-Aholic Award

Assalamu aleikum dear readers and bloggers,

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 First, I want to thank my sister in Islam Papatia

Between Sisters, SVP! for nominating me for this award.

“The Blog-aholic Award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who share and inspire others” – The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy).

So here we go!

My Best Post:

My best post is 

Three Facts About Me:

I have traveled a lot as a child young adult.

I organize my clothes by color.

I have super sensitive smelling and hearing.

I Nominate: (you don’t have to take part if you wish not to)

  1. Simple Muslimah

  2. andcastlesmadeofsand.wordpress.com

  3. loveforhijab

  4. 1newleaf

  5. bipolarchaosblog

  6. Muslimahs Ablaze

  7. BEING MUSLIM

  8. My Creative Hut

  9. Muslimah According to Me

  10. A Muslimah’s writings

Rules:

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page.)
  4. Mention the creator: (The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy)) of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I (Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy) would love to meet you!
  5. Write a post to show your award.
  6. Share a link to your best post(s).
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish.
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

 

Thank you for reading,

Muslimah

 

Liebster Award a second time

liebster3As salam Alikum Readers

I got nominated for a liebster award thanks to Rayeesa Tabassum, please check out her nice  blog A Muslimah’s writings

Here are the rules :

 

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1. How do you find time for blogging? When I can’t sleep I write
2. What is the best part about blogging? Expressing my thoughts
3. What did you gain from your blog? A place to express my emotions its a outlet
4. What do you wish to gain from your blog in future? Maybe I’ll turn it into a paperback book.
5. What marketing/promoting tips worked for you best? Still learning on this , use Facebook and twitter
6. Which are your favorite Islamic blogs? I have to choose? There are so many good blogs I can’t choose , sorry I read them all.
7. What have been your biggest achievements in the field of writing? Still waiting for that to happen
8. What is your aim in life? To raise well behaved happy Muslim children
9. What are your favorite Muslim magazines, publications and websites? Oh no not again! I read them all , I don’t choose favorites, I love reading .
10. Who are your favorite Muslim authors? I can’t choose , I will say that I’ll read any book once .
11. What is one advice you want to give to newbie bloggers? Keep going even when it doesn’t seem like you have a following.

11 random facts:

  1. I was born in a truck stop
  2. I moved a lot as a child and teen
  3. I use to live in a bus
  4. I’ve worked in farms and orchards
  5. I’m short
  6. I have dyslexia
  7. I didn’t have a tv gowning up
  8. I will read any book once
  9. I taught myself how to bake at 5 years old
  10. I went to culinary school
  11. I have lived in three different countries and 48 of the 50 united states

I am nominating the following 11 blogs

Beyond Iddah

The Secret Hijabi

CuriousHearts

The Inquisitive Mind

Thoughts of an American Hijabi

Rekindling The Flame Of Imaan

The Revert Miyabhai

Muslim Mummy

Islam – My Choice

bipolarchaosblog

BEING MUSLIM

My 11 Questions are;

  1. How many countries have you lived in?
  2. How many states have you lived in?
  3. Do you like to cook?
  4. What are you afraid of?
  5. Do you read book?
  6. What was your very first job?
  7. How many sisters do you have?
  8. How many brothers do you have?
  9. Have you lost a loved one?
  10. Have you ever had surgery?
  11. Can you Crochet?

 

I stopped writing

I stopped writing

I used to picture a little island that would
whisk me away for days.
I should have never stopped writing.
It is what gives me the strength to move on.
I put it aside and carried on.
I used to be scared that someone would find
what I wrote and read it.
So after a while of having a precious
writing I’d rip it up.
I was embarrassed about some of the ways
that I felt, Ashamed.
My paranoid feelings made me put down
My Pen and Pad.
So I stored my emotions in the back of
my head.
Rigorously they built up in my brain
until it was to late to realize.
I held in so much pain.
Only to have my conscience haunt me and
by not writing, delete me.
 

Dua for love

Let us find True Love
True love seeks sacrifice and I’ve given it all.
This, this is true love in its purest form.
I turn my face towards you now.
The Lord of my World and the Heavens above.
I am yours and yours, alone.
My prayer, my sacrifice is only for you.
My life and death are yours to take.
A promise I make.
To lay my life for you.
An oath that I worship.
No-one but you.
(Inspired by Dua of The Holy Prophet SAW to be read at Qurbani time)

My Beloved….

MY BELOVED…
There was a time in my youth,
When Islam was only a custom.
They said “say La IIaha IIIa Allah,..
And pray, you’ll go to Heaven.”

Ah, how simple, no struggle in this,
Just a word, and simple act.
Thereafter I’m absorbed in this world
again,
With my ‘assured’ place in Paradise intact.

But this was not to be my fate
For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard
When his mission was from the start.\

The story of someone who had morals,

Spoke gently, kindness he knew.

Never fearing to say what’s right,

His conviction in ISLAM was true.

The touch of his hand was as soft as silk

To comfort a crying child.

To mend his clothes, or do the chores,

Never complaining, he always smiled.

A living he made with his bare hands,

The same that held his mighty sword.

Va-lour shone from the edge of his blade,

His smell was always of musk,

And cleanliness he kept at his best.

Stark contrast with the heroes of today,

Who stink of beer and sweat.

He held the hands of his companions.

Unashamed to play with many children.

So modest, so humble, a perfect example,

That strangers could not recognize him.

His eyes slept little for nights were precious,

His prayers he treasured much greater.

To pray Tahajjud in the depths of night,

Seeking forgiveness, and nearness to his Creator.

He broke his tooth for me at Uhud,

And bled for me at Ta’if.

He cried for me, tears of concern,

Just so I could have this belief.

His enemies admired his teachings,

Uniting every religion, every clan.

Till ISLAM came to every corner of the world,

O, but indeed he was only a man.

To own a house, or build his wealth

Was not his main priority.

To establish ISLAM was more essential,

To bring us under a Higher Authority.

Don’t you want him to plea for your case,

When before ALLAH-The Judge-you stand?

Don’t you wish to be around his fountain,

A burning desire to drink from his hand?

So I love him more than all creation,

My Leader, my Humble Prophet.

Muhammad (SAWS) was a mercy to all mankind,

And to me, he is………………..

MY BELOVED !