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Monday, January 26, 2009

Places I frequent for Iman pick me ups

Salaams everyone, Its a new year alhamdullilah! I hope everyone is having a good month. I have been down for so long, I am determined to give myself a pick me up and I noticed there are certain sites that I can read for days and they actually have an effect on me and my attitude. With that said, I will share some sites with you all I frequent, when I need to read some awesome islamic resources and learn more about islam:

Sisters Magazine: I just love this magazine and website. Sisters has everything from fashion,tips for an islamic home, stories of inspiration and how to increase your iman, recipes in more. My personal favorite section is the inspiration section which is full of articles regarding Allah. One of my favorite is the story of the three dates. A woman and her 2 daughters once came to visit Aisha (may peace be upon her). Times were hard in medina and Aisha had to search the house to find something to offer the visitors, eventually she found and gave the women 3 dates which the mother then gave her daughters each a date and held on to the last one. After the children had eaten thier dates, they began to look at the last date the mother had and she split it amongst the 2 children. Aisha was very touched by this and told the prophet about that had happened when he came home and he said " The woman has entered paradise because of the love and kindness she showed to her little daughters, Allah will show her mercy because she showed them mercy". I dont know about you guys but I love reading these stories, they make me feel so good alhamdullilah!

Muslimah Connection: This is a neat site with a lot of cool information on it.
There are hijab tips, a muslimah directory and even many different ways to connect with other sisters.

Salafisisters: is a awesome site full of resources. There are many articles here that deal with being a muslimah, seeking knowledge and the purpose of this site is "seeking knowledge to benefit our souls". This website specially ask to not be linked without permission, so I have honored their wishes. However, feel free to google them and check out this great site.

Ignite the light within: This is a great website sisters, for many different reasons and mainly because its by one of our own sisters, Umm travis, masha'allah. If your a new revert like myself, you will find lots of goodies here! You can find material in regards to ibadah,islamic knowledge and this sister even has a section for what she is reading and she shares it with you. I am reading the same book she is, The ideal Muslimah, so we will have to talk about it, sis. :D. I seriously stayed up late last night reading as much as I could from this awesome site,and kudo's to you sister! I keep coming across all these wonderful websites just to find out sister umm travis is at work again. Sis, nice job. Allah is smiling on you for sharing your knowledge.

Listening to Quran: This is a wonderful iman booster alhamdullilah! I actually enjoy listeing to quran sometimes more than reading it because I can do it while I am driving or cleaning up the house and other chores. I learned of this recitation from Beautiful Muslimah and I cannot get enough. Saad Al Ghamdi does a wonderful job of recititing Al-Fatiha: The Opening, and other surahs. Take a listen.

Read Quran or hadith: One of my favorite places to go search hadith or quranic content is this website
the compendium of muslim text. This site is really wonderful because it has a extremly complete compilation of hadith
and you can search based on topic. This is particularly helpful for me. For instance, If I want to read what the hadith
says regarding music, I can go here and type in music and many different ahadith will come up for me to reference.
There is a quran and hadith search engine that work very well.

One of my favorite websites to go to find awesome lectures in Sheikh Anwar Al Awlaki. I follow his blog and I love his work.
I follow him and listen to his lectures all the time. Some I recommend are stories of the prophets 1-4
I literally have like over 20 talks from him that I have downloaded to my iphone that I listen to while working out, grocery shopping and at the beauty salon.
He is very knowledgeable masha'allah.

I have listed many resources for you to enjoy whether you like to read or listen to quran or hadith, read islamic magazine,
enjoy islamic websites and literature, and more. These website have been very helpful for me and I hope they will be
helpful for you too.


Empress Anisa said...

Thanks for sharing the info!

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Masha'Allaah nice post, jazakillaahu khairan sis for the info.
I love the sisters magazine too, masha'Allaah always packed with beneficial articles, may Allaah reward the sisters behind it, ameen.

OhSoMuslim said...

I love SalafiSisters! LOL
Nice post.

hijabee said...

These are great tips. Thanks for sharing :)

Inspired Muslimah said...

All: Thanks sis.These are some websites I frequent so I thought I would share.

أم ترافيس said...

Awwwww you are toooo sweet ma shaa Allah ((blush blush))

M.J. said...

ohh jazakallah khair for sharing sis, i gotta check a few of these out as i've never heard of them before!! im excited :)

Anonymous said...

MashaAllah, I need an Iman pick me up right about now:). Thank you for sharing this info girl!

Inspired Muslimah said...

Umm Travis: Thanks!

M.J.:Yes, sis defiitly check them out when you get a second.

Halal Honey: Im glad I could help sis. I think its the winter or something...seasonal affect disorder, probably.LOL

Millz said...

thanks for the info! have you checked out it's new I think but seems to have some great info

Inspired Muslimah said...

Millz: I dont think I have been to that site but I will check it out insha'allah, thank sis!

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