Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tag!!! I'm it

I've been tagged twice by : Umm Ismail and Jamilah from Revert Muslimah, thank you sisters. I feel loved twice over.

NOTE: You have to add one additional "favorite" thing to the endof the list when you answer.

Favorite color: Red, if I could find a red abaya I so would wear ir

Favorite perfume (guys): Curve

Favorite perfume (girls): Vera Wang Princess

Favorite pj brand: Anything comfy and soft, but I love Victoria's secret Pink

Favorite clothes brand in general: Hmmm...can't decide maybe H&M

Favorite person in the entire world: I consider everyone my favorite

Favorite country: Definitely not the USA.

Favorite car: Black Range Rover

Favorite sport:I don't like sports

Favorite sport player: David Beckham, cuz he's cute lol

Favorite spot in America: NYC, sometimes

Favorite animal: Love the little kitties

Favorite movie: Too many to choose from, categorical wise: dramas and comedies

Favorite singer: N/A

Favorite day in the week: Friday

Favorite time of the day: Sunset

Favorite holiday season: Eid

Favorite number: 2

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite chocolate: Godiva, I could use some right now

Favorite cartoon: I kinda can't stand cartoons now. When you have a 3 year old thats all thats ever on the TV is cartoons. I learned my ABCs all over again and how to spell the word CAT.

Favorite blogger: that's a tough one, I don't disrciminate, I love everyone's blog

Favorite Flavor Ice Cream: Strawberry Cheescake

Favorite Mobile Brand: I really don't like any of them

Favorite name: Arianna and Maimuna, if I have a daughter thats gonna be her name, if my husband allows it lol

Favorite hobby: Reading

Favorite room in my house: My bedroom, can't sleep without it lol

Favorite Fruit: Strawberry

Favorite flower: Roses are so overrated, calla lilly, daisy, and any bright colorful pretty looking flower that smells good.

Favourite Qur'an Recitor: Mishary Alsary

Favorite Islamic Book: The Sealed Nectar,

I will add: favorite thing to do: Laugh and smile

Favorite quote: "Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."

I don't know who hasn't been tagged yet, so I tag whoever hasn't been tagged yet.

Love Ya

Friday, January 30, 2009

Allah is Surely Merciful

AsSalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Im sorry for being away for so long. Ive been around but just was taking a break. Im not fully back yet because there are a few more things that need to be straightened out but alhamdulillah Allah SWT has answered my du'as and made it easy plus added something else to it. Surely patient and perserverence can make a difference and surely after hardship comes ease. It really makes me feel silly how much I was worrying about things and thinking I would never find peace and contentment.

Allah marvels about the despair of His slaves and the nearness of his good, He looks at you, and you are very desperate, so He keeps laughing, because He knows that your relief is very soon"

Narrated by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal {Vol. 4/12} and Ibn Majah {no.# 181} and Ibn Abu Asim {no.#554}, and Al-Bayhaqi {pg.473}. And the hadith has been authenticated by Sh. Al-Albani (rahimallah) in As-Sahih, {no.# 28109}

Subhan'Allah, Allah is surely Most gracious, Most Merciful and I am nothing more than a grateful servant.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Im thinking of changing my background again. Im getting a bit bored with it. Change is always good. We are constantly changing, hopefully for the better. And right now change is needed. I feel like I have grown as a person and learned to understand things a bit better. Alhamdulillah, Allah SWT has guided me to what's best and Im grateful for it because I wouldnt have been able to do it on my own. I feel more at ease and peace with myself and now I feel like Im able to handle anything that comes my way. Its just a sense of renewal, exactly what I needed and it surely came at the right time.

Change is coming to this blog, so WATCH OUT :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jumuah Mubarak

I said that i was going on a little hiatus but I just felt like giving everyone a little update on whats going on with me. Alhamdulillah Im enjoying my time here in Atlanta. Its been fun and exciting. Seeing new things, meeting new people. I like it except for the traffic and I thought NYC traffic was bad. I guess its that way since the only way to get to anyplace here is on the highway. Atlanta, the city of highways, thats what it should be called. Anyways Im having a good time. I miss home just a tiny bit but its always good to get away for awhile especially with everything that is going on at home. I went to Jumuah today. I always like to visit other masjids. It was quite small and cramped. There wasnt a separate section for women, they just sat right behind the men which is a bit uncomfortable for me. Everyone alhamdulillah was friendly, a sister helped me take off my coat, but I think they were apprehensive towards me since I was the only niqabi among all these women. They probably thought me as extreme but hey to each his own. The good thing is that when me and my friend were going out the door (there's one entrance for the men and woman), there were a bunch of men standing right outside the door. When they saw me they immediately jumped outta my way. They probably figured this woman is really serious so move. Im not saying that woman who wear niqab take their deen more seriously than anyone else because I know many non-niqabis who act more islamic than some niqabis I know, but a lot of people are under that impression that we are. But anyway it was a good experience overall. Insha'Allah I plan on going to this masjid that was a block away from this restaurant I went to. It was one of the most gorgeous masjids Ive seen. It had these huge golden-copper domes and tall minarets. can't wait to see what the inside looks like.
Yesterday I went to this really good halal restaurant here. It was so beautiful inside, so chic. They even had an Islamic store in the back, so you can shop and eat all in the same place. I had chicken shawarma and boy was it good. It was a huge plate and I ate ALL of it plus had some of my friends fries. I was starving. Usually I can only eat half of my plate and Ill save the rest, but it was too good to stop lol. When there is good food around, I am there with fork ready lol. Im silly. Then I saw they had baklava, my favorite desert. They were nice and sweet and fat, just how I like it. I absolutely love baklava, now I need to learn how to make it but I dont think that'll be a good idea because I'll be making it all the time and I'll need to be working out 5 hours a day hehe.
So Im enjoying myself. There's still a lot to see and a lot to do. I'll keep you updating on how my little vacationing is going, insha'Allah. See you all later, masalaama =)

Friday, January 9, 2009

10 Things About Me

I was tagged by the lovely Empress Anisa . So here a some random things about YasminL-

1-I'm a very sensitive person but Im too good at hiding it. I always try to act tough like nothing can ever bother me, but behind close doors I'll start crying like a baby.

2-I get frustrated being around a lot of people. I think Ive just recently developed this in the past year. I really don't like being around a large group of people. AI could do it for like 20 mins. and then I'm like let me get the hell out of hear.

3-I have major hearing issues. Sometimes I have to ask people 3-4 times what did they say. My husband gets annoyed by it, but its not my fault. I really can't hear half the time or maybe people are just speaking too low. But Ive gone to the doctor and they say my hearing is fine. My mom says I only choose what I wanna hear, so not true in some cases. Just one of those mysteries that can't be solved.

4-I have a habit of overcleaning the kitchen. I swear I can't stand being in a dirty kitchen or seeing dishes in the sink. I feel like I wash dishes twenty times a day. I'll scrub the counters and the stoves til my fingers hurt. I guess Im a bit obsessive when it comes to that.

5-I talk to myself sometimes. Its a bit scary but you know how when you're doing something and you just start saying what you're doing or like where did I put that thing. I do it all the time. I'll even start talking to my phone saying something like "stop falling", like it's actually gonna listen to me and do what I say.

6-I'm a over joyous person. I love to smile and laugh 95% of the time. Even when Im depressed I'll find a reason just to laugh. I hate having a frown on my face, it causes wrinkles. Plus a smile is a form of sadaqah, so why not smile?

7-I can never stay mad for too long. The longest Ive been mad at someone was maybe 2 hours and that's because I was acting like I was mad when I really wasn't. I don't know what it is no matter what anyone does to me or say to me, I can easily forgive them and move on. I never hold on to grudges. What's the point of stressing over something that you are probably gonna forget the very next day?

8-I constantly check my eyes to see if there's anything in them. I hate to walk around and still have sleep in my eyes.

9-I realize I say 'like, 'you know', and 'i guess' a million times when I talk. I guess its a habit but funny. It's funny when someone points it out and I still continue to say it during the conversation.

10-Sometimes I have a really hard time trying to convey my point of view. It's like on the tip of my tongue, but yet I can never get it out or I think it'll come out the wrong way or people will misunderstand me, that's why I like to stay quiet.

Okay I'm breaking the rules and adding another one-

11-I hate being alone. I can stand a few hours at home by myself but for a whole day or more than that, I can't do it. I swear I have an anxiety attack. I like to be around people. It was my biggest fear growing up as a child and I guess Im still scared of it.

Here I Go Again

AsSalaam Alaikum everyone. I know its been awhile since Ive posted, but I hate to say that Im taking a little break from blogging. I just have a lot going on right now that I need to focus on and I need time to focus on me. It seems like right now my mind isn't in the right place to write. Its not really writers/blogger block, but I just need to take a break and analyze a lot of things. Insha'Allah when I come back I'll be better than new. I'll try to post here and there but Im not making any promises, but I'll keep you updated with what's going. So how long am I gonna be away at least for a few weeks. I know its a long time, but I'll be back before you know it. I love you all for the sake of Allah and I ask that you make du'a for me and insha'Allah I'll keep you in mine. May Allah bless you all.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Home Sweet Home

As-Salaaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
I'm finally home. After a loong week in NY, it feels so good to be back. I never knew I could miss a place so much in my life. I hope everyone didn't miss me that much :) I surely missed you guys. I didnt really do much when I was in NY since it was freezing cold and I don't like the cold. I managed to see one of my friends and my grandfather, aunt, and of course my mom and brothers. I know my mom was sad to see me go, even after all the negative comments I received about my niqab and abayah, but Im just gonna let it all go. I know who I am and what I beleive that and if anyone doesn't like it, then that's you; it doesn't harm me in the least. All I ask is for Allah to guide them.
I just wanna apologize to those I didnt get a chance to meet up with. Everything that happened didnt go according toplan. I was suppose to be back this evening but I ended up leavin yesterday morning, so it really screwed my plans. Insha'Allah, I'll make it the next time. Alhamdulillah everything is good and I couldn't be any happier. I have a lot of catching up to do, but all in due time. Hope all of you have been well.