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As salamu ‘alai kum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh… Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered who is staring back at you? Everyday as I look into it, I surprise myself! Who do I see? Indeed, Allah knows what I do not know and indeed it is He who knows me the best.

Islam, was something that came naturally to me. As if it was always meant to be.. as if I was restored once I accepted the truth. Yet, until this very day, this very moment, I still discover parts of me that I never knew.. I still learn about the infinite mercies of Allah swt in my life each day and feel blessed as I drift off to sleep each night..

Welcome my dear friend…welcome to my world of thoughts… as i share in my thoughts, views and experiences as a new revert muslimah.. walk by me and know me as I know myself.

I write this, as a platform to reach out to my sisters and brothers in Islam…and also to tell my revert sisters that ‘I am there for you my dear sister, dont feel left out or lonely.. feel free to reach out to me, for I ensure you I will be there to share your joys and sorrow.. In shaa Allah

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When my servants ask thee (O, Muhammad) concerning Me, tell them I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me.


” Qur’an:2:186

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  1. Ayesha says:

    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmarullah wa barkaruh…
    I happened to stumble upon your blog and I can’t thank Allah enough for that..and that’s basically because our lives are mirror images..from becoming a Bengali Muslim to the hijab struggle..pretty much everything..it was great reading your blog..please keep sharing more stories…
    I hope you have a great month of Ramadan and Allah,merciful as he is,help us be closer to him…jazakallah khair

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  3. Loubnanya says:

    Salam alaykum sister,
    I loved this presentation! The way you wrote about your feelings towards islam and towards yourself in beautiful. I can totally relate to this since I’m a revert myself. I’m not Indian but I really love your culture so it’s really nice to meet you sister! May Allah always guide us on His path

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    • Walekum Assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh dearest sister,

      I am so glad you enjoyed reading this. Wow.. I totally love coming across Reverts ..it is always a memorable journey isn’t it? It might not always be happy or easy, but it brings with it bitter sweet moments. Alhamdulillah

      May Allah always keep is steadfast. Ameen. Lots of love. Take good care of yourself!

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      • Loubnanya says:

        Ohhh sister, I’m flad you answered!
        I read your last post about your dad forbidding you to write so I was sad that I found your blog at this moment and I thought you would never answer..
        So nice surpirse & nice to meet you! As you said, it is always a big pleasure to meet a revert, it’s so inspiring..
        Are you back to blogging?
        May Allah protect you, sister

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      • Loubnanya says:

        Ameen sister! May Allah protect you, i know how it’s hard when our family doesn’t want us to be muslim but alhamdoulillah you were guided by Allah and this is wonderful!
        I’m deceived that you’re not back to blogging but it’s okay since I still have mqny posts to read on your blog 😉
        Wa salam

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  5. Hi,
    Assalamualaikum

    I would like to invite you as a guest writer on my blog. I have a section for guest posts and I am going to feature one topic of your choice on my blog under the said section. This idea is aimed at creating a promotional platform for you but the post should not be directly aimed at that. It can be about your passion, your business journey or your blogging journey (if you are one) or tips about certain things, or even some random facts about yourself and eventually along the line you can invite the reader to be interested in your own blog page/ business website etc by giving a link, contact details or adding some pictures. If you are interested please do bounce back at your earliest. I’d love to feature your post sooon and I’m all excited trust me! I have a bunch of creative heads, fellow bloggers and small business organizations that I am sending this out to. So lets see how fun this is gonna get.

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    • Dear Moniba, I cannot express my delight to read your comment 😊 I love you for Allah’s pleasure too and I trust this is a very honest bond for it is for His sake. 💟

      Jazakiallah khair for your warmth and love. Means a lot truly. 🙌

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  6. writtenruminations says:

    Salaams sister. Please can I have a contact email address. I have 2 friends Hindu, eager to convert but they really want someone that they can share their experiences with, someone who was also previously Hindu. I would really appreciate it.

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  7. memuslima says:

    Assalamu alaikum 🙂

    Masha allah, a wonderful blog 🙂

    I would love to feature you in our blogger directory on a new site, http://www.MeMuslima.com

    We are also accepting full time, part time and guest contributing writers if you would be interested in shaa allah 🙂

    Please send me an email if you are intrigued

    May Allah bless you with creativity!

    Sr. Vanessa

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  9. Assalamu alaikum. I was in surprise when I saw your like in my blog as I was not expecting any outsider. Bt somehow Allah gives us happiness and surprises as he cant see his Bande in sadness as the same happened with me. In the morning I was bit sad that how come people did not like my this poem and here you came as a surprise. And now I know that post of mine was meant for special people like you.

    I really feel incomplete if I dont mention anything about Allah or his prophet (saaw) in my poems or gazalas. And same i saw in your stories.Whatever you have written starts with Allah and ends with Allah. Even your description about yourself is so much effected with the teaching of Islam and it really inspires me.

    May Allah give you more success and JazakAllah khair for reading and liking my post.

    Farheen

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    • Wa alai kumus salam Wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! You write beautifully. Don’t worry about the likes, just keep writing and posting for Allah’s pleasure, appreciation will come along. Sometimes it might not come immediately but maybe later when someone will be surfing your website. Like how it happened with me! 🙂 SubhanAllah.

      Yes, I agree with you that when we write for Allah, He makes it reach people who need it and who understand it the most. Even if it is one soul whom our writing affects. In shia Allah we will keep that intention and carry on in future too.

      Wa Antum fa jazakumullahu khayran! May He reward you with even more khair.
      Keep writing and reading 🙂

      Love,
      Your sister in Islam

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  11. Hello,

    I loved your post on Dyslexia, I run a blog which celebrates the positive side of Dyslexia and would be interested in interviewing you or having you write a guest blog. If this is something that interest you please get in contact.

    All the best.

    Sean

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    • Hey.

      It is such a beautiful blog that you have. I would be glad to help in every possible way for your blog. However, the post on dyslexia is a fiction and not my real life experience. I personally have had no experience with dyslexia or people affected with it. However, if I still can contribute to your blog, it will be a pleasure for me.

      Please let me know. You may also reblog the above mentioned post of mine in your blog. 🙂 Thank you !

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  12. Hi There,

    I am excited to continue spreading the Liebster Award love and have nominated you!:) I love exploring great blogs. You may have been nominated before or just know the rules, but I wanted to share just in case. Here are 11 questions for you to answer. You get to nominate 11 bloggers and come up with a set of questions for them to answer as well. I’ve seen several variations of the rules, so it’s okay if you don’t follow 100%. and you are not obligated to do it. Here are your questions:

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  13. I always find so much inner peace and wisdom in your words and I’m happy for you, for finding your way and for walking on the path that your heart chose. Thank you so much for following my blog, is an honor and a true blessing to read yours.
    Best wishes,
    Carissa

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    • Hey Carissa,

      It was so nice of you to stop by and post this comment! Your words fill me with happiness, humility and gratitude. I must admit that your’s is a beautiful blog! ❤
      The way you describe your experiences are unique and amazing. I actually find myself eagerly waiting to read every experience 🙂

      Life is a beautiful journey and meanwhile we seek solace from our Maker- The one who created us, who provided for us. Indeed this journey might seem tough and has it's lows but always remember that He is testing us whether we follow His path in those tough times or not. I look forward to reading more from you, hearing your views and exchanging opinions. You are an intelligent and wise woman! I am so glad to have come across your blog 🙂

      Warm Regards.

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  14. Alif Lam Mim says:

    Aassalamu’ Aalaikum Wa’rehmatullahi Wa’barakatuhu.

    These are following few tips for Reverts.

    1. Practice Islam as much as you can

    “He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Tirmidhi)

    As a new Muslim, you will have trouble keeping up with prayers every day, fasting during Ramadan, and the many other practices in this religion. The struggle that we face, with such a radical change in lifestyle, is difficult and will take some time. Awkward moments are bound to happen, don’t fret. You are not expected to wake up at 4am every morning to pray tahajjud (extra night prayers). If you have problems with certain practices, then gradually work yourself into the mindset of worship. Pray to Allah (swt) and ask for Him to make it easy for you and the rest will come naturally.

    Keeping up with your devotional practices is something that will strengthen your faith immensely. Read the Qur’an whenever possible. Find a collection of hadith, such as Riyadh us-Saliheen, and read it often. You will start to feel a connection to Allah (swt) and you will become used to Islam as a religion and way of life.

    2. Respect your parents

    “Heaven lies under the feet of your mother.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Ahmad, Nasa’i)

    Keeping up a good relationship with your family is essential. Try to avoid bringing up or taking part in controversial subjects regarding religion. This is almost unavoidable, but your parents will eventually accept that Islam is not going to turn you into a terrorist if you stay calm during these tense moments. Gradually, your parents will gain some respect and understanding of Islam and may start to become genuinely interested. This is a great sign and insha’Allah, God will make a way for them to accept Islam.

    What you do not want to do is act like you know everything, attempt to debate everything, or overly defend yourself in a way that might make you angry or upset. This will just cause heartache and uneasiness. Your priority now should be to work on yourself.

    3. Find a teacher

    “For him who follows a path for seeking knowledge, Allah will ease for him the path to Paradise.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Muslim)

    Finding a teacher to bounce ideas off of is a great way to learn your deen (religion). I think it is good to find someone with as much knowledge as possible who also has an understanding of the English language and American culture. It is difficult to listen to someone with a thick accent or someone with a back-home mentality.a great way to clarify things you hear on Sheikh Youtube or Google or any part of the Qur’an you are reading at the time.

    This will also help you have a real grounding in the Islamic tradition. You will eventually have spent more time learning Islam than most people from Muslim families. Maintain a sense of humility if you do gain a lot of knowledge, as there will always be someone who will be more knowledgeable than you. Learn everything you can in small chunks, no one is asking you to be a scholar!

    4. Keep away from debates and arguments

    “Verily anger spoils faith as aloe spoils honey.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

    Trying to constantly defend your religion is something that will cause you a lot of stress. I remember when I first accepted Islam, it seemed like the whole world was after me. This may happen to different people at different levels, but it was a very overwhelming experience for me. The best thing to do is avoid these arguments at all costs. If you are mature about your religion and display a desire to explain yourself without refuting others, then many doors will open for you. You are bound to give someone a refreshing view of Islam, which is what so many people are hungry for after seeing Islam in such a negative light in the media.

    Staying away from these discussions will put you at peace and give you breathing room. A lot of converts are not really comfortable with bringing up their religion because of the backlash they receive.

    5. Gain a connection to the Arabic language

    “Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand.”
    -The Holy Qur’an, 12:2

    This is one of my favorite parts of becoming a Muslim. To be honest, I’m a language-lover and I realize everyone is not the same in this regard. Just because you failed high school Spanish though doesn’t mean you will have trouble with Arabic. There are many tricks to learning the language that I won’t go into here, but there are ways to make this easier on yourself. These methods can be found online or in books; with a little research you can pave your way to gaining an understanding of Arabic.

    Start by learning the alphabet and connecting letters together. You can learn this in an afternoon if you know someone that is a native Arabic speaker (but go at your own pace). Sit on that for a while and eventually you will be able to follow along in the Qur’an if you listen to a recitation on your computer or MP3 player. You will start to recognize words, after which you can get into simple grammar rules. I recommend learning common nouns and prepositions first (words like “in”, “on”, “for” and “with”).

    Arabic can be really enjoyable, and you are bound to gain an Islamic vocabulary after listening to talks or lectures. Eventually you will know meanings of words like “furqaan” and “sajdah” and you’ll be able to use them in conversations with Muslims. Sabr (patience) is essential!

    6. Understand Islam’s organic nature

    “Those who make things hard for themselves will be destroyed. (He said it three times.)”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Muslim)

    Coming to Islam will sometimes put you in a situation where you are overwhelmed with opinions that are hard to follow. As an example, one might be told that you have to wash your feet every time you make wudhu (ablution) unless you wipe over leather socks that have been worn from your previous wudhu. For most Americans, the idea of wearing leather socks is something that we find extremely unusual. If we do a little research, we find there are opinions of scholars that mention the permissibility of wiping over cotton socks (even ones with holes in them!). To an American convert, these opinions can cause a huge sigh of relief.

    7. Maintain your Identity

    “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”
    -The Holy Qur’an, 49:1

    Being a Muslim is a huge part of your identity now. That doesn’t mean you can’t barbeque with your friends or watch football on Sundays. If there are things in your culture that do not directly contradict with basic Islamic creed, then you are welcome to keep those things in your life. You do not need to start wearing Arab or Indian clothing. As long as your clothes cover what they are supposed to cover, you are in the clear.

    Many converts are also exposed to really weird food that is overly spicy or funny tasting. This might lead us to think that eating curry is sunnah or something righteous. We can still have our own culture and tastes in food: pot roast and beans are still halal!

    There are many other examples of things that you will be exposed to that are from foreign cultures and do not necessarily have anything to do with Islam. Your goal as new Muslims is to worship Allah (swt), not to add a Pakistani or Arab identity to our persona.

    It is good to have a teacher who understands the subtleties of different opinion in fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and can inform you of differences among the scholars on issues that are of concern. Most people in masajid will have a very limited view of the juristic possibilities inside the Islamic tradition. Islam is a vast tradition and we should not make it small. These diverse opinions are there to help us, not cause strain on ourselves.

    8. Force yourself to go to the masjid

    “The person who receives the greatest reward for the Salah is one who lives the farthest and has the farthest to walk.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Bukhari, Muslim)

    Going on Fridays is a given, but I would also recommend trying to fit a few prayers (at least) per week in the masjid. This will open many doors for you and will insha’Allah grant many good deeds to your account. You will meet people who are connected to Islam; networking opportunities are more readily available; and you are bound to make long-lasting friends. This is one of the things that I really love about Islam, that you can almost always find people in the masjid.

    Although this may be hard initially, try and go to the masjid. The payoff will be huge, even if you just pray and leave right after. You will eventually warm up to the community and you can feel more comfortable going to the masjid whenever you like.

    9. Find Muslim friends and avoid severing ties

    “On the Day of Resurrection Allah Almighty will proclaim: “Where are those who have mutual love for My Glory’s sake? Today I shall shelter them in My shade where there is no shade but Mine.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Muslim)

    Saying “As-salamu ‘Alaykum” ( “Peace be upon you”) to people you see on campus or at the grocery store is a real blessing in Islam. It immediately lets people know you are Muslim and they usually will be happy to return the greeting and hopefully share a few words with you. Doors of friendship will be opened and you will meet lots of people. Try and spend some time with Muslims when you can. It is beneficial to remind yourself that you are not the only Muslim on the planet and you share your religion with almost 2 billion people around the globe.

    Also, don’t severe your friendships with your non-Muslim friends unless they are constantly partying or using the list of major sins as their weekend to-do list. You can be a light to your Christian, Agnostic, Jewish, or Atheist friends. You never know who Allah (swt) will guide, and showing that you are living an ethical life can encourage these people to learn a little about Islam or change their mind to having a positive view of the religion.

    10. Avoid Loneliness

    “Islam began as something strange and will revert to being strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Muslim)

    This is a major problem in the convert community. We are lonely. The best thing we can do to fight the feeling of loneliness is to spend as much time as possible with good company. Having dinners with people a few nights a week is a sure way to maintain a good attitude. The practice of becoming a nun or a monk is alien to Islam; we are social creatures and Islam recognizes this.

    Try not to lock yourself away in your apartment to avoid the world. This will just cause a vicious cycle that will cause deep depression and can lead to searching for solace in haram (unlawful).

    Make it an obligation on yourself to remain a sociable human being. It takes a lot of work but the result is happiness and contentment in life.

    11. Stay away from extremism

    “And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people.”
    -The Holy Qur’an, 2:143

    Most converts do not enter Islam looking for an extremist point of view. Unfortunately, we have seen some converts do end up overseas working for terrorist organizations. This is something that can happen from a person feeling victimized or ostracized by their own culture and being overcome with anger.

    It will be best for you to keep your head on your shoulders and not get caught up with extreme points of view. Know that all of the scholars overseas and in America have absolutely refuted terrorism in their fatawa (legal rulings). Extremism is on the very edges of the Islamic thought. Do your best to stay on a middle way.

    12. Do not despair

    “So know that victory is with patience, and relief is with distress and that with hardship comes ease.”
    -The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

    Being a convert to Islam, you will face a lot of tribulations. There is not anything that you cannot overcome though, and never despair in Allah (swt).

    Allah (swt) guided to you to Islam, you searched for the answer and you found it. Be happy and constantly remind yourself of the blessings in your life. There are a lot of good things that will happen to you and you are on the straight road to Jannah (paradise). Rejoice in being Muslim. Remember the Sahabah (companions) were all converts to Islam and they were human beings that came from Adam and Eve just like you! Be strong and find comfort in your prayers and worship to Allah (swt).

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  15. Thanks very much, for your visit and liking many of my posts… As you may have observed, I am a Hindu by birth and belief, and strongly believe that the spiritual essence of all religions is the same; hence Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sufism, Sikhism et al are as dear to me as Hinduism is; just as variety in the flora around us is what makes the world so beautiful, so is it with diverse notes of divinity orchestrating a grand concerto… Think good, act good and be good…May Allah keep u blessed… I look forward to reading more of your posts and exchanging views…best wishes… Raj.

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  16. as-salaamu ‘alaikum!

    I am writing after your like on a recent post of my blog. Jazaakillahul h-khair. 🙂 I was surprised seeing your blog, your work and aspiration is inpiring. Alhamdulillah. May Allah flourish you in deen-o-duniya. Ameen. We are always there for the guidance that you may need in the divine journey. Inshaa Allah. 🙂

    Looking forward for more Imaan boosting articles here. 🙂

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  17. dear sis, ur coversion story is very short if u plz add some situations and ur lifestyle before islam, and after islam, ur thought about muslims before and what u seen after embrasing, about the noble quran, ur feelings, life, idealogy, and so on stuff what was in past and how it changed in present and difficulties u faced after converting to Islam. and as well what’s ur recommendation for those who are still thinking negative about islam, and they judge islam on the action and body of some muslims and so on.. this is just a comment. Jazakllah khayran 🙂 ur small bro. in Islam A. Jabar

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    • As salamu ‘alai kum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh brother Abdul,

      JazakAllah khair for reading my posts and advising. In shaa Allah I will gradually post about various experiences, feelings, difficulties and idealogies with respect to my reversion. Since it has been a very long and saturating journey, summing it up in one story is perhaps a little difficult. But i will definitely keep your advice in mind and soon post about all the above by the will of Allah(subhana wa ta’ala).

      Meanwhile brother you may please also go through other stories of mine under the Categor “My journey as a revert muslimah”. There are alhamdulillah a few stories about various incidents, emotions and stories about me. In shaa Allah I will add more soon.

      May Allah bless you with best of health and life(in dunya and akhirah). Ameen.

      Wa alai kumus salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      Your sister in islam.

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