Smiles of Syawal

This year our house is the HQ again! I am more prepared this year because I literally started cleaning in the first week of Ramadhan. Furthermore, I will be shifting some furnitures to… Continue reading

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Using kind words

10 July 2017 A reminder to always use kind words. Last week’s whirlpool of difficult situations seemed to snowball into today. I have been pretty patient and calm throughout the entire week yet,… Continue reading

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Ramadhan Diaries

27 June 2017 With my little niece at the mosque during one of the Terawih prayers. Alhamdulilah this has been my most fulfilling Ramadhan. Last Ramadhan I sooo wanted to do terawih and… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 12: Floating in the Dead Sea / Lake of Lut

11 December 2016 Our last stop of the day was to visit the Dead Sea. We were to have our late lunch there and we were given some time to ‘feel’ the Dead Sea.… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 11: Visiting Tomb of Prophet Shuaib (pbuh)

11 December 2016 Prophet Shuaib, known in Biblical literature as Jethro, is one of only four Arab prophets mentioned by name in the Quran. The Quran tells us that Prophet Shuaib was from… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 10: Dome of the Rock

10 December 2016 After we left Hebron, we were still in silence and in reflective mode. How truly blessed we are to be born and raised in such a peaceful country. I think… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 9: Sights of Hebron

10 December 2017 Al-Ibrahimi Mosque is located in the old city of Hebron and it is the focal point for most visitors. The site is sacred to both Muslims and Jews – be… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 8: Subuh at Al-Aqsa mosque

10 December 2016 Abu Hurayrah (ra) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “You should not undertake a special journey to visit any place other than the following three Masjids with the expectations of… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 7: Tomb of Prophet Musa & Mount of Olives

9 December 2016 Narrated Abu Huraira: The angel of death was sent to Moses and when he went to him, Moses slapped him severely, spoiling one of his eyes. The angel went back… Continue reading

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Baitulmaqdis Umrah Chapter 6: The city of Jericho – Jerusalem

9 December 2016 Prior to reaching the custom immigration, we stopped by this sign for a while. Sign at sea level between Amman and the Dead Sea. This sign indicates that we are… Continue reading

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