The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

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!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am sooo undeserving of this honor...


I was giving the award by my beautiful sister, Hijabee and I dunno if I exactly deserve such a thing- a newbie blogger like myself... but when I write, it comes straight from the heart. I can say she, being Hijabee, is an inspiration to me- she is well-spoken, appears to be even-keeled, insightful sister who writes with a passion that you can feel (anybody remember her short story?)... and I'm glad to have had the chance to know her. If anyone deserves this award, my sister, it's you! (hugs & kisses)

So... I must nominate 10 others out in our little blog world- the choices aren't easy as there are many great bloggers out there- some have been nominated already and some will appear as a repeat on my list:

Moma Mona: A very nice sister who lives in Egypt who reached out to me to inform me of what to expect there... and not to expect (and the loads of stuff to bring!). I love reading about her and her beautiful children, MashaAllah

Cool Guy Muslim blog: This brother has no nonsense posts... all about info on Islam and all quite insightful. You wanna learn something you might not have known? Check him out!

Desert Monsoon: I appreciate this sister's quirky style of writing- I get a good chuckle every time I read one of her passages. And we've chatted more than a few times... she's definitely a great sister to know!

Desert Veil: Her post are a good mixture of personal issues, world affairs and other random things... that's what I like about reading her blog, you can't guess what she'll write about next so it keeps things interesting

Hijabi Couture: This sister is TRULY one in a million! What a sweet, loving persona! We have chatted constantly back and forth thru email and I can tell you, she's a unique lady. Her sewing skills are definitely on point! She made a fabulous Eid outfit for me (which everyone loved!) and she just completed yet another nice order for me today... ladies, check out her things and give her a holla- you won't be disappointed! So what she's in Morocco!!! (its worth it) lol

My Baking Addiction: This blogger named Jamie has a beautiful site! The recipes are wonderful and she gives you the links to the actual site to make them yourself. For all those who enjoy baking, check her out

Inspired Muslimah: She's such a sweet sister... I don't know exactly what to say about her- I appreciate her honesty and she comes across as a truly genuine person. She's a new Muslimah- and she's got her head on right! Stay the course, my humble sister!

Seeking Serenity: Another sweet sister with her head on her shoulders right! Her blog is also a good mixture of personal issues, fashion and the sorts. Keep it up!

The Striving Muslimah: Umm Khadijah's blog is fabulous... another blog full of insightful, beneficial information for us sisters. A mixture of news, Islam, poems and personal posts. Definitely worth reading...

Umm Ismail: This no nonsense sister (lol) has 2 blogs but "Blaque Queen" is the latest... very informative (learned a few things I didn't know over there) and all about Islam- no fluff included. Issues covered range from dealing with husbands, to how to treat your children, Islamic books, Islamic stories, Islamic knowledge and beautiful poems. She's another sister I have had the pleasure of chatting with extensively- definitely a sister with a good heart, MashaAllah.

Even though I have listed my ten people, this list could NOT be complete without mentioning Umm Travis. I know she has been giving this honor twice today but her blog is full of passion... and even though, we both know we don't always agree on some issues, (*hugs*) at the end of the day, we have TOTAL understanding of each other- and that counts for everything! I love you, my sister, for the pleasure of Allah!

Remember to pass this honor onto 10 people of your own... would love to see how many other great blogs are out there we haven't had the pleasure of reading yet!

18 comments:

Inspired Muslimah said...

Thanks sooo much sis. I was about to comment on how you SOOO deserve this award and then I came across my name sooo thanks soo much sis, I also wanted to tell you check your email, sorry about the delay, I love you sis!

Empress Anisa said...

Inspired- you're more than welcome, darling! You deserve it... I love you too, my sister, for the pleasure of Allah (SWT)- stay the way you are!

hijabee said...

You more than deserve it Anisa. You're such a sweet sister and I'm so glad I got to know you through your blog and can't wait to read about your adventures in Egypt! You write very beautifully, keep it up :)

Millz said...

Awww thanks for nominating me! But serisously like the other sisters have said you definitely deserve this award. I always check your blog when I'm online. I love your style of writing and you really have a great way of being honest but not harsh or condescending. And of course I love hearing about your experiences being married to a desi (inshaAllah I'll be posting some of those soon).

Empress Anisa said...

Hijabee- many thanks again, sis. Yes, I can't wait to write about fortunes and misfortunes and adventures in the land of the pyramids! All coming very soon, InshaAllah...

Millz- you're welcome! You deserve it as well. Thanks for always checking me out and I can't wait to hear about your desi marriage adventures! Remember I told you, LOTS of Shan to keep his taste buds happy... (just finished stocking up myself for the move) lol

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-Salaamu-Alaikum Beloved Sister Anisa,
WOW! You really made my day. I was sick this morning and now I am feeling so much better! Alhamdulilah. Barak Allah ufeek. You are so kind, jazak Allah khair. Thanks for the nomination and the kind words.
I am off to meet your other nominees!
Ma'aSalaama,
Najea

Empress Anisa said...

Najea- kind words? All are true statements... you're an asset to know! I thank you for your humbleness and your friendship! The award you MOST definitely deserve... glad to been able to make your day! ;)

Mona said...

Aw, Anisa, this is very nice of you and I'm honored. Thanks!

Umm Khadijah said...

Assalamu 'alaykum sis, Masha'Allaah after awarding you with the 'coolest blog' award here,http://thestrivingmuslimah.blogspot.com/2009/01/ive-recieved-award-yey.html

I just realised you awarded me it also, aaww! means alot sis, Jazakillaahu khairan.

Empress Anisa said...

Umm Khadijah- I love visiting your blog... the award is an honor you so greatly deserve!

Empress Anisa said...

Mona- I love reading about you and your family... the lovely pics of your outings and those beautiful babies, MashaAllah!

Ihssan :) said...

I beg to differ! You have a great blog and are deserving of this award!

-Ihssan :)

Ihssan :) said...

Forgot to add the MashAllah!

Empress Anisa said...

Ihssan- MashaAllah... thanks for the compliment, sis! Just that there are many fantastic sisters out there with great blogs with beneficial, insightful information that we all could draw from and use at some point in time- and then there are the ones that just make us feel good when sisters share their lives about their families... MashaAllah, we do have a great bunch of Muslimahs out there!!! :)

WISSAL said...

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Hajar said...

Masha'Allah, you are sooo deserving this honour sis. ^^ Congratulations!

desertmonsoon said...

Oh... thank you so much. I have been so busy lately, I haven't been able to blog or to visit anyone else's. I am really touched. I am not sure how this works but if I were to give this award your blog is definitely one of my favorites, I love the way you describe things.

Empress Anisa said...

Hajar- thanks for the kudos!

Monsoon- I was wondering where you were... I assumed busy with work and the boys. Your blog definitely deserved the award- I love your style of writing... keeps me smirking!