mood: stuffed from lunch
craving: a nice walk on the Corniche
As Salam Alikom (Peace be with you) my dear readers and hola to all my non-Muslim readers.
I just wanna thank all you followers out there, who have left replies and do enjoy reading about my journey to become a better Muslim, mother and wife. I pray on this blessed day, Jummah, that everything y'all pray for, you get, and that Allah gives y'all good in this life and the hear after. ameen
Today we had to stay home, due to my kids having bad colds. Abu A attended Jummah at the masjid and then he went off to in laws. I hate missing our gatherings. Every Friday we gather at my in laws to enjoy our lunch and company. Unfortunately today we can't. May Allah cure my kids and all the people out there who are sick ameen .. God's willing I'm not next to get this cough and cold.
I made nice lunch today; Sesame-Orange Shrimp which my kids and I ate . My best friend, who is so very kind, bought us some organic buckwheat noodles. (Thanks Twizzle) that went perfect with today's lunch.
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Now that I'm happily satisfied I wonder what Abu A will be having. After I prayed, I looked outside my bedroom window and saw this little boy admiring his little plants he planted. I just had to smile. He was about ten years old. It made my day brighter. :)
Oh, as I promised in another entry, I would show you this beautiful clock I bought. It's not hung up, yet, but insha'a'Allah (God's willing) this weekend, Abu A will hang it. I know Abu A could of gotten a way better deal on this. When it comes to me buying from a brother, I will not bargain. Khalas. I just don't see any reason I should be asking him to bring the price down. I'm shy to ask and it leads to talking. Alhamdulilah (thank you God) Abu A would have it no other way.
Hmmmm what else... my kids and I decided to go to a all woman's park yesterday. Since Abu A was going to another wedding and I wasn't obligated to go this time, I wanted to take them out and get some fresh air. So, we go there and what do we see? We see a lot of police there and they have this boyat (for those of you who don't know what a boyat is: it's a woman who dresses like a man and even cuts her hair like a guys and acts like one) on the side. There was women around and I guess they called the cops. They dealt with the boyats . I was honestly concerned. Aren't you supposed to feel safe, not violated? I felt just like that last night. We walked in the park and everywhere we looked, boyats with their girlfriends. Not a nice sight and I kept my shayla on, I didn't take it off. Such a shame. In fact what do parents say to this? What would you do?
Other than the boyats episode, we had a pretty good time. Alhamdulilah. (Thank you God)
Let's jump on to something else......
I've had this all sisters Islamic forum going on six years masha'a'Allah. I can honestly write a book about this site. Who knows, maybe I will. All I can say, and others can testify, is that this site has brought so many wonderful, loving sisters together. It's not just a forum, it's a community of real women who are striving to be better Muslimahs, mothers and wives. Masha'a'Allah wa Alhamdulilah. I would love to get to know you sisters who reply on my blog. Go and join. And for all you anonymous sisters out there reading and not replying, please join.
We have non-Muslim women on there, too. We try our best to explain what Islam is. There is no compulsion in our beautiful religion. Alhamdulilah (thank you God) it's somewhere you can come and be yourself without having to act like someone else. We give more love and support here than I've ever seen. What are y'all waiting for? Come and join us. Maybe someday we'll get to meet.
Last but not least. I wanna leave y'all with this....