Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Organisation is not my strong point. I would rather let things just creep up on me and then pretend not to have know I was suppose to do something about it!!!! OK maybe am not that bad but I do procrastinate a lot. I need to stop and get my act together. Please make dua for me and Moses. Those of my friends that are helping me may Allah reward you because I don't think I could ever repay you for what you are doing for me. As for the ones that are not yet helping get to it people I still have lots of tasks that need completing.

InshaAllah Khair as Native says.

Friday, June 22, 2007

21st June

I turned 26 yesterday. I swear it only felt like I had turned 25 the day before! I thought I would write about the day itself so that I will always remember what happened on Thursday 21st June 2007.

Well it actually started the day before, on the Wednesday. It was a wonderfully chilled day. Met a few friends around the lunchtime mark, went shopping for food and ended up buying lots of cakes instead! Got to my flat and they sat and entertained me while I made them tea and pancakes. Once the food was eaten we headed to town to meet up with another scout leader. That day we had so many leaders it was quite funny cause the kids were acting like we were torturing them. It was only an afternoon in the park with activities like skipping 50 meters and the 100 meter dash and so on. They are such grouches sometimes.
Anyways we ended up at the flat again after 9pm and we were joined by more girlies and we had more food (all bad for us like pizza, garlic bread and lots of different cakes)!

So, back to yesterday. Yesterday was the day that I stayed at my mums and did nil, zilch, nada!!! I had a nice and chilled out day. Spent most of it discussing wedding plans with my brothers, MD and Aisha. It was lovely to sit and go through things with them. They are so cool and grown up (sometimes my mind is just stuck on the time they were annoying kids).

I have to say the best bit about turning 26 has been that I feel all grown up on account of now been closer to 30 than 20.

Other highlights include the home made cake, the bouquet of flowers, the lunch that flower lady and I had, just the whole seeing everyone was a highlight of the last couple days.

So that is how my 26th went. Nothing particularly special, nothing amazing but none the less a pretty cool day altogether.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A nice Hadith

Narrated by ‘Aisha (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, “No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were a prick he received from a thorn”

[Al-Bukhari 70: 54]

This hadith has wonderful meaning for me. It is a nice reminder that even when awful things happen it can be cleansing for our soul. I love that we get forgiven for whatever we may have done when we pray, fast, ask for forgiveness and when ever pain or discomfort befalls us. Allah is most Merciful.
I hope am forgiven for my sins and I pray that Allah returns my serenity to me soon IA Ameen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Life is Life

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Islamic (!) Chat-up Lines

I came across these in facebook! I found them hilarious and more than anything just plain stupid. Cant imagine anyone using them but like I said they are funny. My favourites are 10, 13 and 15 LOL

Enjoy ...

1.I'm looking for the "Made In Jannah" tag
2. Are those legs halal?
3.OMG!! I just saw part of your hair, now your obligated to marry me..
4. Wanna pray in jamaat? shoulder to shoulder, feet to feet?"
5.Wanna date? i bought a whole box when i went to madinah"
6. Marry me so I don't have to lower my gaze every time you walk into the room..
7. Girl when i saw you i said mashallah, then i said inshallah
8. Would you like to help me wake up for Fajr?
9. Are you a Shiite? Because when I saw you, I said to myself, "She aiight"
10.You’re so fine, I wanna marry you, get 10 kids with you and pray domestic jamaah for the rest of our lives.
11. "U thief. u know, its wrong to steal in Islam""how am i a thief?""u stole my heart"
12. Are your feet tired? Because you've been performing Tawaaf in my mind all day long?
13. How would you like to help me fulfill half of my deen?
14. Girl...I know its haraam "paying" so much "interest" in you...but I can't help myself...
15.wanna ride shotgun on my camel?
16.Girl you fine, TAKBEER
17. You are the noor of my eyes.
18. Hey do you want to pray together? Should I call you or Nudge you?
19.Your face shines with so much noor that it could launch a thousand (Jihadi) ships
20. Have your ammi call my ammi
21. You are the reason hijab was mandated.
22. You are the coolness of my eyes.
23. I didn't trip over my robe, I fell for you.
24. You're so beautiful, You would make hur-al-ayn jealous.
25. I have some sort of sickness but Allah*swt* has created a cure, that's you.
26. Sister, I'm not drunk, just intoxicated by you.
27. Any cup of water that you pour for me will taste like Zam Zam.
28. The noor on your face is so strong, I think I'm going to go blind!
29. "Hey I'm a nice Muslim boy and you seem like a nice Muslim girl, so what do you say we make a halal match?"
30.Allah created everything in pairs, so what are you doing single?
31.Sister For a moment I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Now I see that I am very much alive, and heaven has been brought to me.
32.Our parents engaged us when we were little, they must have forgotten to tell you.
33.I'd like to be more than just your brother in Islam.
34.Will my platinum VISA cover your dowry?
35.You can't play basketball with a hijab on, marry me, and we will go one-on-one our entire life. 36. Muslims are supposed to have many children, and I am willing to do my part...
37. Will you help the cause of the Ummah by helping me fulfill my deen?
38.What school of thought do you follow because I thought about you all through school.
39.It must be Laylatul Qadr. Because that's the night that angels come down from Heaven.
40.I've had to fast every day since the day that I first saw you.
41.I know Halal meat does a body good, but damn, how much you been eatin.
42.Would you like to share my prayer-mat?
43.I'm not sure of the Nikah process. Can you help me through it?
44.I just made dua for YOU
45. I'm not staring, I'm just enjoying my first and only allowed look.
46.Sister, you are a hijabi fitnah.
47.I'm new here, can you take me to the closest masjid?
48.You make me realise why we're asked to lower our gaze so much
49.I dont need mahr...YOU are my mahr

The Little Things...

Well we all know how life can be. It can sneak up on us and make us change how we think and how we react to certain things.

Me personally speaking, am a person who detests change. Change has been forced upon me from an early age due to war and unrest. I have moved about 20 times or more in my life. That makes a person either not care about where they live and be happy (like some of my siblings) or it makes them insecure and long for the security of stability and staying put. I have been in my current home for almost two years. It is mine and I love and adore it maybe too much. It is my haven and my secret hiding place. I can pray, eat, read, sleep with no real worries. My family are here or I am there most of the time. Its hard for me t express how much this place means to me.

Anyways I digress. I am meant to be talking about how people can make you change something that you have never really thought of as changeable.

I have made a decision lately that means a few big changes and to be honest the big changes seem like nothing at the moment. They are not important in the least. I am even settled about the idea of moving away from my place of peace and quite...

Why do the big things seem small at the moment? Because the decision I have made and the person I have made it with has made me realise that some things are only big and scary if you make them that way. I have come to appreciate there are really important stuff that I had only previously thought of as been minor.

I am willing to live life enjoying the little things and not worrying about the so called big and scary things that are really not within our control anyway.

Am still praying my Istikhara and am pleased at where it has taken me. Hope and pray that guidance always continues to flow from Allah. I pray that my parents are always as kind and considerate as they are now and they always continue in their capacity as the providers of advice. I pray that Allah keeps my friends close to me if not in miles then in our connection through Him.

My parents always tell us when they first met they didn't like each other. They met a few more times and finally married. They planned on having a business together and living their lives out in the nice city of Kismayo (Somalia). The planned on having a nice big family and planned to pass on the business to them when the time came. People plan and Allah plans. 27 yeas later my parents are teacher and benefit adviser respectively. They have 8 children together. They had lost their homes numerous times and the moved countless more so they can give their children a chance of a good life.
They tell us regularly they never imagined they would be here in the city of Manchester. Never imaged they would leave their beloved Somalia.
It is almost impossible to imagine what is ahead of you. I am planning on being better prepared to deal with change rather than spend my time and energy on trying to stop something that is inevitable.

Change is not as scary as I thought it might be.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ever changing...

Ever - Harmony amidst Madness. This apparently would be the name of the movie if ever there was a movie made about me and my very boring life :D

Today Ever did something that she has not done in years.

I know I just spoke of myself in the third person but it had to be done so that it could be understood that this is important stuff. Well today I deleted my text messages. I deleted my texts!!! All 900 or so cause it blocking up my phone... Stupid phone with its horridly small memory...

I was so saddened by my loss (I know it sounds melodramatic but its got to be done) that I had canceled the request about twice before finally getting to it and deleting them all...

Am truly gutted that my messages are all gone. I had some from last year Eid that I had saved cause I liked them.

Well what can you do eh? :'(

Monday, June 04, 2007

Pride in my People

I have met nice people recently. I have really developed pride in my people (I know pride is a sin as such but this is good kinda pride).

I am sooo proud of my people! I can say that being African and all (I know you is one to WA so you are included in this shout out).

I love the fact that people are so cool and chilled.

A big thank you to all my people for being who they are and you lot just made my day that much better. Thank you and may Allah reward you accordingly :D

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Hoyo's Advice

1. Pray Istikhari for all things be it a big decision or a small one
2. Ask those that know you what they think
3. If you make things hard for yourself they will stresss you out and just make you go grey before your time...
4. Things are never as bad as you think...Look at it from another point of view (ask famiy and friends how they see it)
5. Stop mopping and get on with things...
6. Change is enivatable...Stop stressing about it
7. Whatever you decide I love you and you are always in my duas
8. Whatever you decide after taking our advice and consulting Allah that you can NEVER regret IA Ameen

This is a snippet of the things my mother said to me on the way to Asda today...