The first step…

Umm Saifullah:

That’s us! Reverts in India :)

Originally posted on theindianrevertedmuslimah:

As salaamu ‘alai kum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I live in India. Born an brought up in West Bengal, I lived there for almost 18 years of my life after which I moved to Pune, Maharashtra to pursue my law course. It has been seven years since I technically did my Shahdah and reverted to Islam. My knowledge since then was limited to the five pillars of Islam. Nevertheless, I was not steadfast in my prayers or islamic on a daily life basis. I never disclosed to my friends and family about my reversion and nobody could actually tell seeing me that the heart within has true faith in Allah and his messenger (saw).

During the time I was away from my family in Pune, i secretly joined a Quran teacher, “apa” as I fondly address her and Alhamdulillah over 4 years I gained a lot of knowledge about…

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3 Things You Should Avoid This Ramadan To Make It More Spiritually Meaningful!

Umm Saifullah:

A Must Read!!

Originally posted on Muslim Reformation:

As I sit here writing this, I am exuberated with joy that Ramadan is almost here! We, Pakistanis, are always fashionably late; so that should explain why we start fasting a day after most other countries.

Anyhow! Personally speaking, Ramadan is my favorite time of the year. A month I exclusively dedicate to my relationship with God, focusing on spiritual growth and reflections. It would be great if every Muslim tried to make a conscious effort in changing some part of their personality that needs to be improved during Ramadan, but this, unfortunately, is not the case. It is sad to note how each year Ramadan is wasted, and so the primary purpose of this blog is to address those issues.

As Ramadan approaches, Muslims suddenly change character. They fast, occupy the mosques, read the Quran, give away in charities, and try to avoid all the detrimental things they’ve become…

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Understanding A Mother

بسم الله

Sometimes she annoys me so much.dear mom

When she fusses over my successes and my failures. Clearly affected more than I am

When she doesn’t understand that I won’t starve if I delay having lunch or don’t have it at all

Why does she have to let go of things she doesn’t need to, sacrifice where its not needed, hold on tight when its not required

When she shares that big piece of pastry I bought so lovingly just for her. Like she does for me, just to see her face light up having her favorite treat. She doesn’t understand what it means to me.

She doesn’t understand that I care for her. I want her to rest and she doesn’t need to slog in the kitchen to make that special dish for us.

She is a lot more than that, than anything. But she doesn’t understand

She doesn’t need to forgive when I am wrong. It escalates my guilt.

Why can’t she let me ease just a little pain from her tired feet. Its where my paradise lies.

Why for once she can’t be happy regardless of me. I try my best to remember what Allah says about treating parents but its always too late.

Why doesn’t she understand that I want her to find peace. The peace that she needs. I just wish someday she finds Him as He is and loves Him more than I ever could, more than she loves me. I want the best for her but she just doesn’t understand.

She says “Why is God so harsh on my kids?” I wish I could tell her how generous He has been.

I wish she could see that I love her so much, just likes she loves me. But she won’t understand.

But the sad part is may be I am the one who doesn’t understand that her highest need is to see me happy.  What I am is because of how she raised me.

I am the one who doesn’t get it and I am anxious about the day I’ll be in her shoes and I finally do.

 

 

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Dedicated to my mother who I love so so very much and am thankful for everyday.  May Allah SWT bless her with His light and path and grant her the highest level of paradise. Ameen

Brace yourselves!! Ramadan Is Coming!!

So Ramadan is almost here (OMG!!!) And I am (suprisingly) finding myself a little tooo excited than I would have thought. This would be my second inshaAllah and I have no idea how it would be. Would I be able to match up to my first?

InshaAllah! Alhamdulilah!

InshaAllah! Alhamdulilah!

Ahhh my first Ramadan. I can’t help but look back at that special time. It feels like yesterday and then…it feels like eons ago. Okay I didn’t have many goals and wasn’t even aware of how blessed it is.

Its unbelievable to think I had almost missed it.

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Muslim Bloggers On The Block

In the name of Allah, The Most Appreciative

When I started out here I had no idea about the amazing blogs by muslims that were around on wordpress. The one thing that I am tremendously thankful for through my blogging is discovering them. MashaAllah!! May Allah bless each one of them!

So recently *blushes* :) I was awarded the “muslim blogger” award by two very inspiring ladies - sister Aisha and sister Sumaira and coming from them its an honor for me and also since its my first award (yayy ^_^) Alhamdulilah!

JazakAllah khair to sister Aisha who started this award for the opportunity to show appreciation!

Here are the rules for accepting this award:wpid-muslimbloggerawarda

● Display the Award anywhere on your Blog.

● Announce your win anywhere within a blog post and link back to the Blogger who awarded you, to thank them.

● Optional: Include an English translation of one of your favorite surahs or verses from the Quran, with Book & Verse notation

● Optional: Present at least 7 deserving Bloggers with this Award, if you are able. If you are not able, the award is still yours – Congratulations!

● If you are able to generate another round of this award, please Link your Awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).


Here are my awardees!!

The Wind Up Bird Speaks

adventuresofsufigirl

The Muslimah Mommy

Seeking The Divine Countenance

ZarasWorld

Anchor with Keidi

Aisha’s Oasis

ajourneyinajournal

YasSarNal QuR’aN

JoyManifest’s Blog

Judge Yourself Honestly

diariesofadarululoomboy

Wake Up And Smell The Lassi !

.~>Diary Of A Veiled Princess…!<~.

CHOCOLATEMACHINE

Onigiri The Rice Ball

Carpe Noctem

faithiswheretheheartis

IslamsTruePath

Marriage Seeking Muslimah

I keep it silent

Random Pages

Between Sisters, SVP

May Allah SWT bless you all abundantly and grant you lots of success in this world and the next. And may Allah bless and forgive our ummah. Ameen! :) <3

Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous. [3:193]

 

Fi amanillah!!

 

Necessary Roughness

In the Name of Allah, The Most Wise, The Most Loving

Sometimes we need to be kicked hard in life. We need the daylights knocked out of us. We need to be hit where it hurts the most. And the point is many of us go through this kicking routine,until we are so battered and bruised that we can’t fall any further. Only rise back up.Patience

Recently I came across a very graphic video of an elephant giving birth. It scared the hell out of me not because of the gory delivery and all the pool of blood that followed (Sorry if you were eating). These graphic scenes were overshadowed by something so menacing that I couldn’t bear to watch. The menacing part was that the elephant mother was literally kicking its new born fragile baby so hard that you would think it would die. Except, it lay still and lifeless. It was never alive Continue reading

Our Discarded Gift

Umm Saifullah:

A very important and beautiful reminder!!

Originally posted on ajourneyinajournal:

بسم الله

Quran, (17:1).. “Glorious is He Who made his servant travel by night from Al-Masjid-ul-Haram to Al-Masjid-ul-Aqsa of which environs We have blessed, so that We let him see some of Our signs. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All- Seeing.”

We are forced to contemplate, as we are left only with the shadows of these days as they race by, leaving us at a complete loss.

A sense of excitement and anticipation rises, while we find ourselves heading for the month of mercy. The month of the Qur’an. The month for spirituality. The month for us.

But before the blessed month dawns upon us, it is a true gift, that we are bestowed with two more beautiful months in our midst.

The events of this miraculous month are drilled mechanically into our minds, but we cannot envisage what had occurred from the quarters of the Holy Mosque in…

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