Monday, December 15, 2008
Background: Black,Indian and irish all in 1!
Spouse (if so, name and background): Currently engaged to a wonderful pious muslim man, from the USA, well traveled,educated in the process of going to medical school, speaks fluent arabic and is black and west indian.
How long have you been married? See above
Kids? None yet but very excited!
Are you a revert? Alhamdullilah Yes, I am a revert
Have you been to Hajj or Umrah? No not yet
How many masjid have you been to? Several in ohio
Have you ever been involved with a masjid? Unfortunately not yet
Who are some of your favorite lectures by? Anwar Al-Awlaki, Bilal Phillips, Yusef Estetes, lectures off the Icnyc lecture series via podcast.
Who are some of your favorite recitors? Abd Al Basit Abd As Samad
Some of your favorite Islamic books? Even angels ask: a journey to Islam.Currently reading the ideal muslimah, The Islam guide, and stories from the prophets. And you cannot go wrong with the Quran.
Describe your most memorable Eid:
This was my very first Eid and was symbolic because I am new Muslim and I spent it with my future in laws. His mother, sisters and sisters in law, spoke to me about Islam, gave me advice, we talked about hijab and abaya stores, and it was my first real connection with other muslimahs. It was just us girls, which is the most proper Islamic way. He was not there, nor his father or brothers. We were able to relax our hijabs and they showed me more ways to style my hijab and gave me several abaya’s and shaylas. I was extremely nervous and they were nothing but welcoming, alhamdullilah.
When did you first start fasting? This is my first year being Muslim, so I started fasting September 1,2008 on the first day of Ramadan.
When did you start hijab?
I have yet to commit to hijab full time. I wear it frequently but I still take it on and off. Hijab is very important to my future husband and his family also. His mother and 1 of his 5 sisters wear niqab. They have welcomed me with open arms but I know that I will need to commit to it full time. This is area of extreme stress for me as I struggle with hijab, but my fiancé will not marry a women who doesn wear hijab so…..
What's your usual outift like when you go out?
What's your usual outift like when you go out?
Jeans, scarf, and cozy cute sweater. Lots of accessories and a cute handbag. In time inshallah, I will incorporate the abaya into my wardrobe. My future MIL and sister in laws ALL wear abaya, hijab and some of them niqab.
What do you like about blogging
I love learning about that others are doing. I love learning about Islam through others and I love the connection I feel with my muslim sisters. Although hijab is something I struggle, I have learned so much through blogs about hijab and how I can learn to incorporate style into hijab, alhamdullilah!!
Describe your first feelings wearing hijab
Hijab: Very uncomfortable, I felt smothered and uncomfortable and I felt like everyone was staring at me.
Abayah: Have only worn them around the house, not yet outside.
Niqaab: I have never worn one and I dont own one, but Inshallah I will. I think they rock!
How do you pin your hijab?
shayla style and I am currently learning many more styles through the use of you tube video. I do not know the names of the various styles I wear.
What was on the last prayer mat you made salah on?
A green and gray one that was given to me as a gift, when I took the shahada,.
What's your ideal iftar? A nice tall glass of juice and a fruit salad.
What type of adhaan really gets to you? Not sure
What's something that annoys you at Jummah: Feeling like your under scrutiny.
What was the last surah you read? (not recited in salah) The prophets
Do you dry yourself after wudu? I always have a towel handy to dry off.
Do you brush your teeth for fajr salah? No, I just make Wudu
Whats the last Islamic thing you've been involved with?
Learning learning and learning! I will take online classed to learn more about starting in january,alhamdullilah!
What was the last convention you went to?
I haven’t been to an Islamic convention yet L
Have you ever been part of an Islamic matrimonial site? No
What color is the rug in the masjid you usually attend?
I don’t remember, I have only been a few times. I make my prayers at home and I can barely attend juma because I am in class during the time of jumah and the nearest masjid from my school is 30 min.
Is the masjid you usually attend separated? yes
Have you ever stood in a minbar?
Not sure what this is.
Have you ever washed a dead body before? No
What's the last thing you ate in the masjid?
Food that my future MIL prepared
Where's the strangest place you've seen a Muslim working?
In sams club in the meat department, only strange because they sell pork and I wonder how that works for him
Have you ever posted a flier in the masjid? no
Rate your masjid's bathroom: NA
Have you ever used a bidet for istinja?:
Don’t know what a bidet is. I have my own instinja bottle I carry.
What's the weirdest thing that happened to you in salah? Nothing yet I pray alone at home primarily.
Isn't it annoying when the imam tells everyone to shut off their cell phones and someone's phone rings in the middle of salah? LOL
What's some of the best halal food you've had (from a non Muslim country)?
The food at my future inlaws house!! She is an amazing cook and only cooks with all halal meats and ingredients. She wont eat anywhere not halal so I am learning a lot from her alahamdullilah.
What was it like when you found out skittles were haram?
Still sad over it. I was a big candy person and since my conversion to Islam, I have found out that all my favorite treats are haram…
What's something haram that you think most people don't know?
I am not sure. I find out something is haram everyday…and its discouraging,
What's the craziest hijabi fashion you've seen? Not sure
What did you like about this survey??
I learned a lot of about myself and I know somethings I need to learn and work on.