Blessed With Brothers

A Muslimah’s Day to Day Life

Studying April 1, 2009

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So I had an exam today at 10:30. I didn’t study last night and had planned on studying after Fajr. I woke up late, with enough time to get ready and leave for my 9:30 class. I decided to skip my 9:30 class and study for my exam. So I’m sitting there in my room reading over my notes, when all of a sudden my janoo comes into the room with dadijaan. Of course, how can you study with cute little Hasan in the room!??! You have to keep him entertained, so you put him in front of the Mac with photobooth open…studying…huh, studying, for what??


Hasan’s Cute Laugh March 19, 2009

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My nephew’s been in Canada for a week and a half now. We miss him sooo much! I hope he’s having fun there and I’m 100% his nani, nana, and khalas love having him around. Mash’Allah he’s super adorable and has a super cute laugh 🙂 Before he left me and my brother were playing with him. I started throwing a pillow in the air and he just couldn’t stop laughing. He got hiccups halfway through too. 🙂 So I told my brother to grab the camera and start filming 🙂 Here’s the end product. Enjoy! 😀 

May Allah bless him and protect him. Ameen.


Cool Pic March 14, 2009

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Macs are so cool.


Hasan February 26, 2009

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Alhumdulilla, I’ve been blessed with living in a close knit family. Our house is always lively Mash’Allah, especially because of the latest addition, my nephew, Hasan. 🙂 Time flew by quick and I’m surprised at how much he’s learned in 6 months. He can sit (kinda), clap, say “come” with his hand, and even figured out how to work a light switch pad, and turn it on, Mash’Allah. He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, so we have to watch out for that 🙂 Subhan’Allah it’s amazing to see how babies are able to learn so fast. He’s starting to become very mobile. He’s in the beginning stages of crawling and Mash’Allah his crawling style is SUPER cute!! 😀

I made a video of him ‘crawling’ and thought everyone would enjoy it 🙂

May Allah bless him, protect him and make him a strong and pious Muslim. Ameen.


My Random Checking February 23, 2009

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I’m sure you’ve heard about how Muslims have a hard time with security when they go on flights. Personally I HAD never experienced any discrimination of any type. Maybe it’s because the flights I’ve gone on have been international with Muslim airlines 🙂 I think Baba Ali does a good job at explaining what happens. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re pretty much pulled out of line “randomly” and checked by an officer; a pat down.

Recently, me and my family did take a domestic flight and I got a first hand experience of the “random checking.” I was wearing a beautiful black abiya with a pink design on it, and a pink hijab. I thought I looked friendly. I walked through the metal detectors, no sounds, no beeps. The security guard asked to see my boarding pass, then asked me to step into this clear box, essentially four glass walls. There was a chair in there, so I sat. I asked the officer if I had gone off in the detector and he said no. Actually I loved his response. He made is sound like I won a contest 🙂 “No, you’ve just been chosen for random checking!” like with the announcer type voice. It was weird, kinda embarrassing. I mean people are walking by and just looking at you, like as if you’ve done something wrong. You were standing there with no shoes and being patted down, the lady even had to pat my hijab! I had heard Imam Siraj’s lecture about this and never fully understood the experience. Also, my brother was “randomly” chosen; how random.

I understand the situation and the circumstances; I mean I don’t see why they would pull a little old lady out of line. But still, it’s not as random as they want us to think.


Milk, it does a body good. February 17, 2009

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Milk I’ve tried to make it a habit to drink milk on a regular basis. I’ve done pretty well with maintaining it. There are plenty of reasons why you should drink milk regularly. 🙂

1. It helps in avoiding diseases like osteoporosis, colon cancer and hypertension.

2. Milk can help protect your teeth from tooth decay and cavities.

3. Milk doesn’t put on extra pounds! In fact studies have shown that it can help you to stay slim!

4. For strong bones, teeth, nails and good hair, drink a lot of milk as it is loaded with calcium that helps your body grow strong and flexible.

5. Drinking a hot glass of milk before bedtime can soothe your nerves and relax your tense muscles putting you off to sleep immediately.

yummmm…..i love milk 🙂


Snow January 28, 2009

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It’s been snowing and sleeting here since yesterday. I think this is the first “real” snowfall for this area. Schools were closed and everyone’s been working from home. Of course universities were open, but some professors canceled classes anyway, Alhumdulilla 🙂 Even though winter isn’t my favorite season and snow isn’t fun to clean up, it makes for some beautiful pictures, even from the indoors 😀


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