Even on the days, our minds can’t submit, our bodies should still make their way to Allah. I battle with major depression. Unlike sadness, I do not need a reason. I can be content with my haves and patient in my have-nots, and my trigger can be as mundane as a conversation gone wrong, with the effect as damaging as a fall into the deepest depressive episode, from the highest cliff of happiness I have climbed in a while. It sucks all joy, all connection from everything I hold dear. I become detached from everything, and that includes my Islam.Continue reading The broken clay, The relentless potter
Islam is a gift that Allah has bestowed upon his chosen Servants. Some are born Muslim and others find their path to Islam later in life and we all say, “Alhamdulillah ala ni’imatil Islam”.Continue reading Intentional Practice: Striving to be a better Muslim
Just Imagine out of all these people I have mentioned, I am in the only one thinking divorce, That’s a serious battle. Just like every single person was involved during your wedding, that’s how they will be involved when anything serious happens in your marriage, it’s not a one man’s thing at all. I cannot count the numbers of times my father-in-law called myself and my husband for a meeting, he was either sharing his experience or praying for the both of us… Continue reading EBH #11.4: Those signs are for you, Don’t neglect them!
I can’t explain the feeling, those were my last words, even when I was to speak to my mum, I could say nothing…
My intensity of wailing increased with the degree of heartache. My husband had said okay to my request and it was time for D and C, my sister in law (God bless her soul) played the role of a mother, she was there all through. Continue reading EBH #11.3: Those signs are for you, Don’t neglect them!
Somebody wake me up!!! This is a joke right!
I kept repeating the “I decided to get pregnant part. I was shocked! Abi it is only in movies that husbands react beautifully to the news of pregnancy? I didn’t know what to think where I was seated. Continue reading EBH #11.2: Those signs are for you, Don’t neglect them!
If someone ever told me, I would go through divorce, I would probably slap the person, but life they say is a teacher, a big one for that matter..
Typical of a soon to be bride is to fill her box with new underwears and lingeries, “We are going to the husband’s house, everything must be new now and I can finally wear lingeries…”
We can go on and on talking about love, intimacy and so on but one important part of marriage that is rarely spoken about is that of finances…. Continue reading EBH #9: DISCUSSING FINANCES BEFORE MARRIAGE..
The number of times I heard “The first year of marriage is the toughest year of Marriage” before getting, I cannot count. So even when I tried repelling the thoughts I couldn’t or maybe I didn’t try enough, Would you blame me? Continue reading EBH #8: Is the first year of marriage as hard as people make it seem? My experience!
Life! Life! Life! I remember seeing BK’s Instagram post about amount of love and support she has gotten over this segment and something immediately said, Email her. later that evening she requested for a post and I was very skeptical, I wasn’t going to do this now but then I realized Ramadhan is approaching and prayers will intensify, People who are single and still searching won’t go slow on the Du’as at all, Which is fine, I just don’t want you guy’s thinking because you met him at the Masjid, he is now your all shades of “Ustadh”. Continue reading EBH #7: “I couldn’t… So I asked him to marry a second wife…”