Get out, you Muslim!

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Very sorry for not posting the daily suhoor/sehri updates because I’ve been excused for a week so I haven’t eaten anything for suhoor/sehri to report back on.

Today I thought that I would do a post which really is an issue in my age group and that issue/topic is…

BEING AN OUTCAST FOR BEING A MUSLIM.

Being a young person myself, I have been exposed to this, as you do become whilst living in the West.

Different things, from free-mixing to illegitimate relationships, are the norm in the West, a nation in need of dire help. To be a young Muslim, living in the West, to not have a boyfriend/girlfriend, to not drink alcohol, to not do drugs, to not be in a “relationship”, to not be flirting with every Tom, Dick and Harry, to not be lustfully gazing at the opposite gender, to not be engaged in fornication, to not be dressing to entice the opposite gender, to not be so obsessed with celebrities, to not know every single lyric of every single song, to not know every single line of every single movie, to not be obsessed with money and the dunya, to not be worshipping Satan, and to not be many other things, makes you WEIRD!

The West depicts someone as “normal” when they follow the “rulings” that they follow. As soon as you become free from the shackles of this dunya, you are seen as an outcast for not following what is the “norm”, i.e. what the people have been brainwashed to know as the norm.

As a young Muslimah who has been a part of that life outlined above, I know that there is NO benefit whatsoever that comes from it. Just a sense of emptiness and despair. When I found Islam all over again, it felt as though I was able to see properly for the first time. I remember feeling so free and ecstatic.

So what I advise the people who are encompassed by this dunya is:

1. Have a sincere and strong intention to get out of where you are.

2. Find good friends and acquaintances. (This tip is invaluable! It helped me SO much when I was finding Islam all over again.)

3. Keep striving against your nafs and Shaitaan. Even when your nafs and Shaitaan really want you to do something bad.

4. Make lots of dua, especially at the time of Tahajjud. It will help you to get to an extremely beautiful place in your imaan insha’Allah.

5. If you can’t find good friends or you have to leave them, then remember you always have Allah(SWT) really close to you at all times, closer than your jugular vein.

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I hope this helps, insha’Allah!

May we all be blessed with the opportunity of seeing Laylatul Qadr! Insha’Allah ameen.

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today? Day 4 (17th Ramadan 1434/2013)

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Today, I ate 2 pieces of birthday cake, 3 dates and drank a glass of milk.

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today?

Please share it with us below!

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

The last stretch…

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

I recently came across an amazing article which looked at beating the “mid-Ramadan slump”.

It was something that I could empathise with as I had recently felt such a drop in my enthusiasm levels.

I therefore felt inspired to give you some tips that helped me out.

Tip number 1:

Be sincere in your intentions

Why do you want to pray your salaat on time?
Why do you want to memorize the whole of the 30th chapter?
Why do you want to do extra dhikr?

Make sure you have a clear and sincere intention within, to do it ONLY for the sake of Allah(SWT)!

Tip number 2:

Keep focussed

Being focussed on success at the end of Ramadan will help keep you motivated. Just imagine how you will feel when you can look back on this Ramadan and know that you have achieved SO much!

Tip number 3:

You’re never alone

Many people find that they either have very few Muslims around them or they have non-practising Muslims around them, which have an effect on their productivity and motivation at this point in Ramadan as they don’t have the support system to keep them going.

But don’t worry! You are never alone. Allah(SWT) will help you! Just stay patient, constant and determined! Insha’Allah everything will be okay.

Tip number 4:

Have realistic goals

You only have about 2 weeks left so don’t set yourself incredibly large goals, as when you don’t fulfill them, and you probably won’t, you will feel even worse, making your motivation drop further. Really think about what you are capable of doing in the time left and then make new goals or change your existing ones. This way, you will feel happy with yourself at the end of Ramadan due to the fact that you have fulfilled goals which you set, insha’Allah.

Tip number 5:

Don’t waste time

As we only have less than 2 weeks to go until the end of Ramadan, we can’t waste our time in this blessed month, even if we have jobs or chores or whatever it may be. The easiest way to gain reward is to do dhikr, whilst you’re washing the dishes, reading through your e-mails or commuting.
Whilst commuting, there are a wealth of things that you can do, such as read the Qur’an, read the translation of the Qur’an, listen to beautiful recitations, memorize duas, etc.
Whilst at home, you could have an audio tafsir of the Qur’an playing, you could take short breaks and memorize a few ayat, you could listen to beautiful recitations, etc.

Insha’Allah may we all be completely pardoned of our sins, may we become better Muslims and Muslimahs who will have adopted good habits for life and may we be amongst the servants/devotees of Ar-Rahman! Ameen!

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today? Day 3 (16th Ramadan 1434/2013)

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Today, I only ate 5 dates and drank a glass of milk. This was because I had a large iftar of sea bass, potatoes, salad and 2 pieces of birthday cake. (I know! A lot, right?)

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today?

Please share it with us below!

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today? Day 2 (15th Ramadan 1434/2013)

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

Today, due to a lovely but large iftar of a falafel wrap, accessories included, I only ate 2 burger buns with Nutella within. I then drank a bottle of water and a glass of milk. Same as yesterday on the drink front! 🙂

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today?

Please share it with us below!

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today? Day 1 (14th Ramadan 1434/2013)

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I hope you are well.

I recently thought about doing a blog post every day to see what people ate for suhoor/sehri, even though we are in the middle of Ramadan (a bit late, I know!)

But then I thought about it and everything happens for a reason so maybe starting it in the middle of the month will be motivating, encouraging and will help us to keep focussed on gaining the most out of the time left. (insha’Allah!)

Insha’Allah let’s start this!

Bismillah.

Today I ate golden syrup porridge and 3 dates. I then drank a bottle of water and a glass of milk.

What did you have for suhoor/sehri today?

Please share it with us below!

JazakAllahu khairan.

Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A Modern Muslimah ❤