One Lovely Blog Award


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Assalamualaikum rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu

This post was due last week but as usual I ended up putting it off. I seem to do that way too often, don’t I? But hey, this time around I did have a reason. In all honesty, I just didn’t get time as we had guests staying over. I’m so sorry to have kept you waiting! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

So I won’t be delaying this any further. Let’s dive straight into it!

First off, I’d like to thank sisters Loubnanya, accidentallyinked and revels1 for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I really appreciate it ya akhwatil 7elwa! You guys are super sweet! It’s a pleasure to know that you like my blog.

Some of you already know them; but as for those of you who don’t, allow me to introduce these lovely ladies to you.

Loubnanya: A revert sister from France who writes both in English and in French! I love the way she expresses her thoughts so honestly. She has recently started translating her poems to English and subhan’Allah it’s just uhhmazing! One of her posts titled “Being A Muslimah Is…” is very well written and beautifully sums up all the qualities of a pious Muslimah. She’s a wonderful person; and I feel there’s so much that I can learn from her. I was almost considering asking her to give me Arabic lessons. Oh did I mention she’s originally from Lebanon and fluent in Arabic too! Masha’Allah! ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุจุงุฑูƒ ู„ูƒ ุฃุฎุชูŠ. ย May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ protect her. Ameen. (The lessons thing was a joke by the way)

Accidentallyinked: One of the sweetest sisters I got to know through WordPress. She has a lovely blog. Her posts are always interesting and meaningful. She also does fantastic photography and I really like how every photo carries with it a deeper meaning. I also like her poetry which is succinct, to the point and beautifully expressed in just few words. ย ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู€ู…ู‘ูŽ ุจุงุฑูƒ ู„ูƒ ุฃุฎุชูŠ ุงู„ุฌู…ูŠู„ู‡. Her latest poem “Soul Whispered” is remarkable! Honestly, reading it just brings you back to reality.

Revels1: A very upfront and lively blogger Masha’Allah. Her youthful musings and inspiring poetry is a pleasure to read. What I find most interesting about her blog is that she writes on the most unexpected topics with so much ease. Like it just seems to come so naturally to her. I remember reading a poem on her blog titled “The Odd Charm To Drown”. You wouldn’t guess what it’s about! Nuh-uh I won’t tell ya. You’ll have to read it yourself to find out. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Another called Mortal Pleasure is equally good. Masha’Allah. ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู€ู…ู‘ูŽ ุจุงุฑูƒ ู„ูƒ!

The Rules for this award are as follows:

– Thank the nominator and link them.
– List the rules and display the award.
– Add 7 facts about yourself.
– Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know via a comment.

7 Facts About Me

1. I’m obsessed with scarves. I love trying out different types: plain, prints, floral, layered and also simple black ones with borders. One of the most recent addition to my wardrobe is a navy blue headscarf with tiny little white stars all over it! Just like the night sky! ๐Ÿ˜Š (As a side note, there are certain conditions of a proper hijab which we must always bear in mind no matter what occasion we’re dressing up for. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ protect us. Ameen)

2. The place where I’m originally from we have a house that’s situated facing a huge river (which goes into the…Arabian Sea I guess lol), and right across it is a ridge of mountains with a waterfall gushing out of one of them throughout the year. You can actually hear it during the rainy season!

3. I love to watch fish swim around in ponds, rivers and lakes and even tanks haha. And that’s why I absolutely love visiting aquariums; it’s like a completely different world. Subhan’Allah it makes you appreciate the beautiful Creation of Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰.

4. I like listening to Islamic lectures, khutbahs, attending seminars etc. Some of my favorite scholars are Shk. Bilal Phillips, Mufti Menk, Musa Cerantonio (don’t know if you’ve heard of him? I think he’s really good. May Allah preserve him.),…actually there are so many more haha. I like NAK too, it’s nice to listen to his stuff.

5. I think playing games on your phone is a waste of time. My phone doesn’t have a single game on it. Except “Charades” (that’s only cause my ten year old cousin wanted us to play something together so she downloaded it herself.)

6. I ran into a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses a few months back (yes they’re on active duty here in India too). Maybe I’ll write about it someday insha’Allah.

7. I did Myers-Briggs personality test as a part of a Psychology assignment once and got INFJ. It kinda describes me in a way. ูˆ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃุนู„ู….

I’d like to nominate:

Random Pages
Ikhlaas
The Gutless Ninja
Thought Process 101
Striving Sister
Awoken by Poetry
Poetry4Islam
Yassarnal Qur’an

One thing common in all of these blogs is that they put effort into sharing their knowledge and experiences so that people may benefit. I’m all for da’wah, and I really look up to those who invite to the message of Islam. May Allah ุนูŽุฒู‘ูŽ ูˆ ุฌู„ ย preserve them. When I read the writings of these bloggers I’m reminded of Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰, my purpose in life, and the reality of the Hereafter. To be honest, I’m not someone who’d actually pick up a book and start reading it. Even if its an Islamic book it takes days for me to get myself to read it, whether I finish it or not is another story. But I actually enjoy reading on WordPress and it’s because of you guys. Not just those I’ve mentioned in this post but there’s always something beneficial and interesting on every blog I follow. Alhumdulillah. ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู€ู…ู‘ูŽ ุจุงุฑูƒ ู„ู†ุง!

So the reason I’m nominating these wonderful people is just to show my appreciation of their work. I don’t think I’m in a position to give them an award. I can only appreciate their work and pray for them insha’Allah.

Please do check out their blogs and don’t forget to subscribe!

May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ give us the hidayah to worship Him in ways which are most beloved to Him and help us keep our intentions pure solely for His Sake and may He forgive our shortcomimgs. Ameen.

Do remember me in your duas! ๐Ÿ’—

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44 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Salaam!
    Aww jazakallah for your sweet words ukhti! You’re too much, I don’t think I deserve that praise but thank you so much for showering it anyway ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m glad you still got around to doing it although you were so busy, a waterfall near your house? That is AMAZING! I have to come by one day now ๐Ÿ˜€ And the fish thing is cute, I haven’t heard of any one else liking that.
    Great post, it’s always great to know you more behind the awesome posts you do ๐Ÿ˜
    Jazakallah again! May you be blessed.

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    1. Wa’alaikumussalaam wr wb Penguiniiii! Haha I remember your name from blogspot or was it Facebook? ๐Ÿ˜‹ I like this one better than revels lol. Reminds me of the adorable penguins of Happy Feet! Haha. ๐Ÿ˜„ Just kidding. I prefer sister best.
      So sisterrr I meant every word I said about you and your writing. I was basically just stating the facts, so no need to thank me. I haven’t done anything to make your blog awesome; it’s all a result of your constant efforts. Masha’Allah. ๐Ÿ˜Š May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ bless you with much more. Ameen! ๐Ÿ’–

      Not exactly near; it’s almost twenty minutes away if you go walking, fifteen if you decide to go for a run, ten if you take your bicycle and five if you drive. Haha! We always prefer walking. It’s just perfect for an evening walk. ๐Ÿ’— Haha you’re always welcome insha’Allah! We’re neighbors after all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thank you for your lovely comment sis, and for nominating me! Jazak Allah khair. Ameen to your dua!

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      1. Hahaha you remember? I think you’re the only one! Yeah I was on blogger before ๐Ÿ˜†
        Yeah my dad decided on the penguin thing because everyone says I used to walk like a penguin when I was really small ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Yes whenever I come over and cross the border I’ll be sure to come ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. Awww that’s so cute! Masha’Allah!
          May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ bless you and your family! Love and du’as! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Wa alikumasalam rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu

    Enti 7elwa mnek. โค
    I'm sorry you got it all wrong. :/ I don't like your blog. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I love it! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Ohoo thatโ€™s a lot of praise youโ€™ve done up there.! XD
    Jazakillah khair,you are very sweet! Thank you!
    I really hope to get better at writing and photography.In sha Allah.

    May ALLAH SWT bless you!

    Yay,more neat blogs await my presence. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Aww thanks so much for your kind words sis! ๐Ÿ’—
      I seriously think you have a great talent in writing Masha’Allah. That plus your creativity makes your blog just beautiful. Your photos of sunset on the beach were amazing. So I believe you’re already great at photography too Masha’Allah. Now all you gotta do is keep posting insha’Allah. ๐Ÿ˜„ May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ bless you loads and give barakah in your work! Ameen!

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  3. Oh and btw I want your scarf. ๐Ÿ˜› The navy blue one with stars. *.*
    A huge river,water fall. :O If and when you get the time you have to take some pictures and share with us.In sha Allah. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love aquariums! โค All the colourful fishes,just lovely. Subhan Allah.
    You study Psychology? (:
    Remember me in your prayers tooo.

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    1. Haha! I was looking for a starry one for so long, I just had to get it. ๐Ÿ˜„ I would honestly love to gift it to you sis! ๐Ÿ’–
      We occasionally visit it during holidays. The last time I went there was about two months back for a cousin’s marriage. It was just for two says so didn’t really get time to go to the waterfall. I do have some photos of it in my laptop but they were kinda taken like long time back. Insha’Allah next time I go, I’ll remember to get some pictures just for you guys!

      Exactly! Just loooove all the colors! SubhanAllah. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

      Nah I’m not studying Psychology, it was just an optional subject I opted for. But I really like it, especially Child Psychology. It’s fun to learn. Insha’Allah in the future I might consider doing it from an Islamic perspective though. That’d be really interesting!
      Jazak Allah khair for your beautiful comment sister! Insha’Allah I’ll keep you in my prayers! Don’t forget to remember me in yours! ๐Ÿ’—

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      1. Awh you are so sweet! โค But nah lets just say navy blue wont look good on me. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Ohkay we would really love to see that waterfall.Thanks!

        SubhanAllah.

        In sha Allah.Yep,I think it will b interesting! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Waeeyaki โค In sha Allah I will pray for you.

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            1. Assalamualikum
              How are you?I hope you are well.
              You haven’t forgotten me I am sure.I am that person who took your navy blue scarf. ๐Ÿ˜›

              It has been a long time since you posted something..I guess you’re busy.
              Anyway I was just here to say Salam. ๐Ÿ˜€
              So Saalaam!

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              1. Really? I’m sure you’re mistaken ma’am cause I still have my navy blue scarf. ๐Ÿ˜›

                Hahaha just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜„
                Of course I remember you!! ๐Ÿ’— Thank you so much for your concern ukhti. Jazak Allah khair. It means a lot to me. Alhumdulillah I’m good. I know I haven’t been active lately. I really miss reading all of your wonderful posts. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ But no to worry, I’ll be visiting them really soon insha’Allah. Aaaand I’m also thinking of posting something tonight. Remember me in your duas. Lots of love and duas! Uhibukki fiLlah ya ukhti. โคโค

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                1. Ohooo ๐Ÿ˜›
                  Welcome and waeeyaki ๐Ÿ˜€
                  Alhamdulillah good to know.
                  I also miss your posts and poems!
                  In sha Allah you are always welcome at my lil spot on the web.
                  In sha Allah I will pray for you.
                  May the One for whom you love me,love you ya ukhti! โค

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                  1. Ameen! Jazak Allah khair. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ reward you for your kindness and bless you with so much more! Ameen. I’ll keep you in my prayers too insha’Allah ๐Ÿ’–

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                    1. Awww! You’re so sweet masha’Allah! Even I remember it haha Alhumdulillah. May Allah bless you habibti ๐Ÿ’–
                      Oh and I almost forgot ๐Ÿ™ˆ, Wa’alaikumussalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu ukhti!!! โค

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                    2. Nope.An Arab friend tried to translate this but it was a surprise when we discussed about this and it turned out I had a better translation for this phrase. ๐Ÿ˜›
                      It means May Allah never deprive me of you.<3
                      Ahh same here I should seriously learn some Arabic!I know very very little. :/
                      Sum Ameen and waeeyaki again my sweet sis. โค

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                    3. Aww haha did you really discuss about it? ๐Ÿ˜ that’s so cute! Masha’Allah. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ increase your kowledge and give you the ability to share it with others. Ameen.
                      Ameen to your dua and I pray the same as well. โค

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  4. WOW this is the best lovely blog award ever, I’m almost crying…
    Okay maybe it’s because you said those good things about me! Haha but sincerely, I love every bit of your text. (Like always)
    Where to begin? First, thank you so much for what you said about me ya ukhty, barak’Allah feeki, it is so touching.. You know I love your writings as well and I just feel we have similar souls alhamdoulillah. You are too nice, I can’t believe I met such a deep and sweet person on the internet. I really hope we will meet someday insha’Allah. (Don’t worry I’m not in love with you hahaa).
    By the way, I totally agree with what you said about Accidentallyinked & Revels1, I just love and feel connected to those sisters alhamdoulillah.
    I’m glad to learn things about you! Already knew that you grow in Saudi Arabi masha’Allah, but I’m not amazed to learn about your psychology studies since I already noticed how much you’re a sweet & deep person (sorry I already said that but I must learn new english words to describe you haha)
    Oh and, I can totally teach you arabic sister! You can ask me anything ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ya ukhty l3aziza ana uhibbuki fillah, Allah y bareek fiki w yehmiki โค๏ธ

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    1. Awwww! Thank you so much for your generous comment sister! ๐Ÿ’— I’m lost for words. I’m not trying to flatter you but I seriously think that you are a really kind hearted person. It’s not surprising you find me sweet. ๐Ÿ˜Š I can certainly say that I’m not even close. I’m so glad to have met a person such as yourself Masha’Allah. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ make us capable of helping each other grow in faith and become better Muslims. Ameen! โค

      Hahaha! We already love one another for the sake of Allah, don’t we? ๐Ÿ˜‰ May Allah ุนูŽุฒู‘ูŽ ูˆ ุฌู„ accept it from us and grant us shade on the Day when there will be no Shade except His. Ameen!

      I grew up in the UAE; accidentallyinked is from Saudia ๐Ÿ˜Š. I think you got mixed up. Haha never mind sis. I took Psychology as an additional subject for extra credit; I haven’t studied it in detail but I absolutely love studying about human nature! It’s even more interesting from an Islamic perspective.

      Really?? You’ll teach me Arabic! That will be like sooo awesome! โค From now on I’ll be asking you a lot of questions then. Brace yourself! haha just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜„ I’m good at reading ุงู„ุญู…ุฏ ู„ู„ู‡; my vocabulary is weak or rather nonexistent. So I need to first work on that insha’Allah.
      Like I understood what you’ve written in Arabic here expect for the last word. Yehmiki – does it mean mercy?

      Jazak Allah khair for your kind words once again ukhti! Ameen to your beautiful dua! Uhibukki fiLlah. Ahabbakal lathi ahbabtani lahu! Remember me in your duas! ๐Ÿ’—

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  5. Wa Alaykum Asalam wa RahmatAllah wa Barakatu,
    I love listening to Mufti Menk’s lectures. He’s in my top ten.
    I’m flattered by your lovely words about my blog. All good comes from Allah. I truly enjoy yours just as much. Hope that we meet in dunya or the afterlife (hopefully Jannah). JazakAllah khair sis.

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much for your lovely comment sister! ๐Ÿ’— You are truly a wonderful person Masha’Allah! I feel flattered you like my blog! ๐Ÿ˜Š Jazak Allah khair habibti! It’s so true, all good comes from Allah. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ grant us the ability to share our knowledge with others and apply it in our lives. Ameen!
      Haha wow! That makes two of us! His lectures are always so thought-provoking; and I love how he keeps making dua in between! ๐Ÿ˜„

      Ameen to your beautiful dua! Yes we have to hope for Jannah! May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ grant you and me and the rest of the Umnah the ability to do good deeds solely for His Pleasure and grant us Jannatul Firdous. Ameen! โค
      Wa anti fa jazakiLlahu khairan ukhti! May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ bless you with so much more! Ameen.

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        1. Assalamualaikum sister! How have you been? Thank you so much for your kind words. Alhumdulillah I’m good. Haven’t posted anything in ages, but hopefully I will get back to writing soon insha’Allah. Oh and I also have to catch up on yours and other bloggers posts ๐Ÿ˜Š…haha I feel like I have missed out on a lot. It’s been almost a month I guess. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Do remember me in your prayers sister! Love & du’as. โค

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            1. Alhumdulillah! Lovely hearing from you sister. I look forward to reading your posts insha’Allah. โ˜บ Jazak Allah khair for your kind words and duas. May Allah ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡ ูˆ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ bless you and your family with happiness both in this world and the next, Ameen. I will remember you in my prayers too insha’Allah. โคโค

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    1. Wa’alaikumussalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu revels! Alhumdulillah I’m fine. Hope you’re doing good too. ๐Ÿ˜Š Haha yeah I know it’s been really long since my last post. I wouldn’t say it was writer’s block, just got caught up in stuff, quite a lot get togethers with relatives this past month. But I will post something in the coming days insha’Allah. And I haven’t even checked out any of your latest posts, what have I missed? ๐Ÿ˜ Expect me soon! Jazak Allah khair for your concern. Love and duas always ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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      1. Yes Alhamdulillah I’m fine too ๐Ÿ™‚
        Glad to know you’re alright. Yeah I get the relative stuff ๐Ÿ˜€ but I’ll be looking forward to your stuff.
        Erm you haven’t missed out on much. Haven’t written much myself ๐Ÿ˜…
        Love and duas to you too ukhty ๐Ÿ˜

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        1. Alhumdulillah really glad that you’re doing well! Hopefully will get back to blogging very soon insha’Allah. Looking forward to reading your posts too!! ๐Ÿ˜Š ุฌุฒุงูƒ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฎูŠุฑุง! ๐Ÿ’•

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