Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.
I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The ever beautiful, awe-inspiring Taj Mahal... InshaAllah on my list to visit after I complete Hajj
Some women in the marketplace
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Oh, I'm in a reflective mode right now so I thought I'd share some quotes from random authors on living life:
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal.
Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...
Friday, December 19, 2008
- They have to be real place, names, things, nothing made up!
- Try to use different answers if the person who tagged you had the same 1st initial.
- You can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.
What is your name: Anisa
A 4 letter word: ache
A boys Name: Abdullah (my Big Papi...)
A girls Name: Asiya
A color: azure blue
Something you wear: anklets (many of them!)
A food: apricot
Something found in the bathroom: aspirin
A place: Argentina
A Reason for being late: aggravation
Something you shout: Aha!
I will tag these ladies:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Main Entry: pho·ny
Variant(s): also pho·ney \ˈfō-nē\
Inflected Form(s): pho·ni·er; pho·ni·est
: not genuine or real: as a (1): intended to deceive or mislead (2): intended to defraud : counterfeit b: arousing suspicion : probably dishonest
— pho·ni·ness \ˈfō-nē-nəs\ noun
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I was catching up on some reading and alot of them had to do with transitions- good, bad and the unknown... change can be a very overwhelming thing and depending on your strength and outlook towards it, those factors can determine how the outcome will be... so, do you have the constant feeling that your life is miserable? Do you wish you could somehow redo everything? In a sense, you can. I read this excellent article below:
If your life is miserable, you think almost everything about it is bad... you hate your job, you're dissatisfied with the way you look, you're tired of your friends, you're even sick of where you live. In short, life stinks... or does it?
I'm not saying that you can instantly get a happy, problem-free life just by changing your thinking, but you can start to improve things if you'll accept one simple truth- I AM NOT POWERLESS!
As odd as it sounds, sometimes we're comfortable being miserable. I don't mean that we enjoy our misery, but it may be easier to stay in a familiar, bad situation than it is to change. Change takes courage... change takes faith. Most of all, change means venturing into the unknown and that can be even scarier than where you are now, even if your life is miserable where you are now.
When your life is miserable, you begin to approach your individual "misery threshold." This is very similar to your pain threshold. Maybe you have a very high misery threshold and you can go for years and years in a rotten situation... or maybe your misery threshold is much lower and you're jumping in and out of things all the time, hoping life will get better. The ideal is probably somewhere in between. Pain, even spiritual or emotional pain, is a sign that something is wrong. However, life is never perfect and never will be, so all of us have some difficulties we have to learn to live with.
Change is a very scary thing- I have bouts of doubt as I pack my bags to make my move, Inshallah, but then I remind myself- change can be good! Sometimes the most important change is being able to look at things in a new way. I know that when you stop beating yourself up, your life can begin to improve in a dramatic way.
Constructive change requires thought and planning, and we're capable of that. You can do more, be better, and be happier than you've been in the past but the first step is believing, with Allah (SWT) help, that it's possible!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Surprisingly enough, even spending time with your significant other can not provide the same healthy benefits as friendship. Good sisters offer a different kind of support than our husbands, siblings, parents or children can. Caring Muslimahs can provide a different level of understanding and communication... and this can positively affect your health, wellness and attitude coupled with a strong feeling of connectedness or place of belonging.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Funny how $10 looks so big when we take it to masjid and so small when we take it to the store...
Funny how big an hour serving God looks and how small 60 minutes are when spent playing golf, fishing or playing soccer...
Funny how laborious it is to read a juzz in the Quran and how easy it is to read 2-300 pages of a best selling novel...
Funny how we believe what newspapers say but question what the Quran says...
Funny how we can't think of anything to say when we pray but don't have any difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend...
Funny how we need 2-3 weeks to fit an Islamic event into our schedule, but can adjust it for a social event at the last moment...
Funny isn't it? Nope, not in the least but... is this you?