Wednesday, 29 February 2012

29th February 2012

Four years ago, I was a mother of one tiny baby and now I am a busy mother of three kids just under 4 alhamdulillah. Life has changed a lot for me. Sometimes I do feel quite overwhelmed with all the chores. But Alhamdulillah I am happy to be an active mum J I hope things will get a bit easier when our children are grown up Insha-Allah. I have finally started taking my driving lessons and Alhamdulillah hope to drive soon Insha-Allah.

Four years ago, I just had a dream that I would like to start a family magazine which will cater for the Muslims  living in the West . Now alhamdulillah the magazine Aaila  is up and running, thanks to all our precious writers and readers. I have high hopes from the magazine. I hope and make sincere dua that Aaila becomes a household name Insha-Allah and benefit each and every person on this planet, ameen! I hope this project will be accepted as an ongoing charity from us by Allah subhana ta'ala, ameen!

Today I received a great news from one close friend. Alhamdulillah Allah subhana ta'ala has blessed them with a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Ayah, mashallah a beautiful name. May Allah subhana ta'ala bless her with a great life and make her one of the best muslimah, ameen!
Insha-Allah I am quite interested to read this post after four years, when Insha-Allah we will get another 29th February and ponder upon what changes took place in my life if I am still alive. I hope things will be good.... INSHA-ALLAH!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Talib Al-Habib

I love listening to his amazing nasheed. May Allah subhana ta'ala reward him for his wonderful work, mashallah.

Kalimatan habibatan ila ar-Rahman
Khafifatan `ala al-lisan, thaqilatan fi al-mizan
Subhanallahi wa bi hamdih, subhanallahi al-azim
Two words beloved to Allah, light on the tongue but heavy in the Scale of Allah: Subhan Allah wa Bihamdihi, Subhan Allahi Al-Adheem (Glory be to God and Praise be to him, Glory be to God, the Perfect/Great/the Only One worthy of being Worshipped)

Caravanserai- By Talib Al Habib

Songs of Innocence Nasheed Video-Talib al-Habib

Talib al Habib - Light of Dawn 

"I wake with the light of the dawn whispering
With joy in my heart and with praise on my lips
In stillness and twilight I stand before you
Bowing, prostrating I call Allahu

My eyes see your beauty in the dawn's golden hues
My ears hear the thunder as it glorifies you
The rhythm of my heart beats the sound of your name
My breaths rise and fall with the tide of your praise

My soul knew and loved you before I was born
And without your mercy is lost and forlorn
Wherever I may wander down the pathways of life
My cry to you, oh my Lord, is 'guide me to light'

Through all fear and helplessness, to you do I turn
For your breath of healing and peace do I yearn
For all that I have, my Lord, all that I am
Is from You, is for You and to You will return."

Al-Habib  by Talib Al-Habib

Heartsong - Talib Al Habib

Monday, 13 February 2012

The joy of books :-)

Good books are an amazing blessing of Allah subhana ta'ala. I love reading books and that can be any book , given there is a lot to learn from it :-) I am quite obsessed with buying books but still haven't finished reading them all. For this year's resolution I thought I will stop buying more books until I finish reading whatever I already have. Unfortunately it's not that easy changing old habits :-( so as usual I have already bought quite a lot through Amazon . Insha-Allah I will read all of them very soon and hope to do reviews Insha-Allah.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Beautiful snow arrives in London!

I am so glad that it's snowing in London alhamdulillah. I love the amazing view! Everything seems so peaceful mashallah. The world seems all sugar-coated :-) This year it's extra special as we are blessed with three gorgeous children alhamdulillah. Imran (4) and Ayesha ( almost 3) are enjoying their time in the snow. Baby Yusuf ( 9 months) enjoys looking at his siblings and parents playing with snow. Insha-Allah hopefully next year he can join in the fun. As usual we made a snowman in the garden. Although our snowman is not really a very good-looking one, it is OUR handmade snowman alhamdulillah. Yobo is a Liverpool fan so I used his Liverpool scarf to give the snowman a funny look. Kids used their toy bucket and spade to make the snowman and some 'sand castle' with our help. Alhamdulillah we had a great time today. I am glad that we have just created some sweet memories to cherish Alhamdulillah.

Whenever it snows it reminds me of the song Let it snow, let it snow... Allah subhana ta'ala has blessed us with so much...Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.