Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmathullah wa barakatuhu

As I was saying to a wonderful sister in Islam earlier today, I find it difficult to 'lecture' my readers here, and to tell them what to do.  Maybe this is because I am the daughter of a wonderful teacher and Islamic scholar (may he find peace in Jannah) and, as a child, felt most comfortable when I was listening to his ever wise words to my siblings and myself.  I even recall at maybe 5 or 6 years of age sneaking in to listen to him talking to his students;  I may not have understood too much of what he said, but the experience has made me a good listener.  But NOT a good lecturer !
So it was especially rewarding when I received two emails from friends who had read the article from the marvellous sisters at Niqabi Nuances  ( http://niqablovers.blogspot.co.uk  )  that I reposted here.  That article, "Niqab Is Necessary In Islam" had persuaded an old friend of mine that she should start wearing niqaab as routine and she had emailed me to say so.
The other mail was from a sister who I have never met.  She explained that she had worn niqaab when living in the Gulf but that, since returning home to Jordan, she had worn it less and less until it had reach to state where she had not worn niqaab for probably two years.   She then told me that reading the article I had reposted from Niqabi Nuances had made her really feel ashamed of what she had done, and that she had make a promise to herself that she would always wear it in future when necessary.
I was also surprised to hear from a sister I was at school with, saying she had read my own "Eye Veils and Gloves?  Or Fitnah?" ,  and that she had seen the logic of my arguments, and would do her best to do as I had suggested.     Since then I have received mails or messages from two more sisters who also seem to have taken in my words and have said they will try to amend the way their veil. 

In writing this I am NOT saying "Look at me;  I am SO clever!"  Quite the reverse, as I know that it is Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) who has made these sisters alter their attitudes.   All I have done is to open a small channel by which sisters may discover a way to please Him. 

At the other end of the 'success spectrum',   I know how hard it can be to keep blogging when you have little or no response from your readers (No, I am NOT criticising, as I know I go to a lot of blogs, read what is said, and then move on without leaving a Comment)  What I am trying to say is "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK  -  KEEP BLOGGING !"  

If you ever feel unappreciated, please PLEASE log at an item on You Tube which I hope will convince you to carry on insha'Allah. 


It can be lonely as a blogger but, if you blog correctly and seek to please Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) with what you write,  you will be performing dawah and you may be aiding unseen brothers and sisters who you may never know but who might have gained from your words.


  1. assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu dear sister.

    Masha'Allah I am so happy to have found your blog! ( i saw that you had added me earlier and that you posted also on my google groups thingies)!!! Is there a follow button on your blog so I can follow your lovely posts insha'Allah?
    just one thing sis would you possible mind changing the font colour it is a bit hard for my eyes -_- I hope you do not mind!!!
    love u fillah !
    jazakilah kheyr!!

    1. Walaikum salaam wa rahmathullah wa barakatuhu

      I think changing colour will mean altering the whole format of the blog as the colors came as the default ones with the template I initially used. I will make enquiries but I am going to make sure, as a sister changed her template and lost all her previous postings and contacts etc. I am sure that was a one-off but I hope to use caution insha'Allah.

      To subscribe, there should be a button below the Comments section where you write. OR there is another box at the top of the right hand column on all pages which says "Follow by E Mail" with a empty box for your address below it.

      Yes I joined both your blog and the web site and I look forward to reading your writings insha'Allah


    2. Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu

      Dear sister.
      I have managed to change the Layout and colours, hopefully for the better insha'Allah.

      I hope you find it easier to read now although one reblog stubbornly remained in its original format.

  2. Asalam waliykum,

    Very true what you said. I agree with it all mashallah.

    1. Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
      Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmathullah wa barakatuhu

      Do you have a blog of your own, sister? I do hope so as your comments are very much worth reading, and I am sure your thoughts will always be well worthwhile reading insha'Allah.

      I have found that, since I have been writing one, it has cleared my thinking on various subjects and I am always surprised to find out the number of sisters (and, I assume, brothers too) who read what I say. That DOES make me choose my words very carefully..................