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.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Tidy Up Time

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmathullah wa barakatuhu 
I wandered in here today, intending to write something meaningful which would make all my visitors stand up and applaud.  But.........................
As Amina is constantly telling me, I may appear organised and efficient but, under the surface I am hideously chaotic and surround myself with chaotic things;  this blog included. 
So I spend half an hour tidying things up so that the Blog is easier to read and its peripherals are less scattered or non-existent apps now visible.
I discovered such horrors as visitors being barred from commenting unless they were dearly loved by Google or Blogspot.  So now everyone can have their say here, and I hope they do.  Also you can now get email notifications of when I post  -  and I intend to do so far more regularly now insha'Allah.
In addition, I have a funny story to tell (against myself) when I write my next blog;  it's embarrassing but the sister who saw what I had done is threatening to expose my mistake on her own blog unless I come clean.
With friends like that, who needs enemies.    Love you for the sake of Allah, sweetest sis!  Yes, you know who you are  :) 

Hope you enjoy the blog better now and insha'Allah I will be back soon with that
 "something meaningful which would make all my visitors stand up and applaud "