Wednesday, 24 December 2008

I've finally wrote something new!.. instead of copying and pasting, lol

I feel since setting this blog up that I haven't contributed much from my personal daily experiences, but rather have found it easier to just post an article now and again when I see a beneficial one in my email, I know this post may come across as a bit repetitive, as nothing much has really changed, (sigh). It's no ones fault but my own, nowadays I find myself not really spending any time on my deen, except for when I pray, we do the morning adkhaar daily, and when I occasionally read an article sent from one of the yahoo groups I'm a member of.

When I started on this blog, I set up a little routine where I would sit down in the evening and read at least 2 sides of a page of the Qur'an, and then the same for an islamic book, well, that's gone out the window, I'm not that great when it comes to routines, some I can keep up, but not all, if I miss a night/day, then I find myself slipping back, and it then becomes hard to get back into that routine, unless I really push myself. So I guess, I need to give myself a big push, as time is flying, subhanAllaah.

I don't really know where I'm going with this post, I just felt the need to type something, let whoever's reading know that there is still a REAL person behind this blog, lol.

So what's happening with me at this moment in life? well, I'm busy homeschooling my 2 daughters, and son right now, as he's off school for holidays, busy with the baby who will be 1 in February insha Allaah, can't believe a years almost gone already! subhanAllaah.

Trying not to let myself worry too much about us one day going to Yemen, this has been planned for a long time now, so don't actually know when it will happen, Allaahu alam, I feel alot of it is to do with lack of eemaan, as I know if I was stronger right now, alot of these worries would seem so insignificant, subhanAllaah, I worry whether I can educate my kids there, have access to resources etc.. getting sick, seeing my family, will I like it, etc, etc.... but I know I need to put my trust in Allaah more, and maybe just take it one day at a time, and not think too far ahead, that's my problem, always worrying!

So for now that's about it, just a lil update on me and my life.


Empress Anisa said...

Sis- any particular reason why you're going to Yemen? I know alot of Yemini sisters in my masjid and subhanallah, it's definitely not an easy place to live. People who go for Islamic knowledge, I don't know if you know, live in what they call "camps"- and life inside and outside of it, is not easy. @ different families I know tried to live there but couldn't make it... pray about it and find out as much info as you can so InshaAllah, when you make hijra, you won't have to come back (which is my concern for me as well).
I don't know anything about the education there for kids we never really discussed that- but if you know anyone from there or studying there, someone might be able to help you in that area.

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

It's mainly my husband that wants us to go to Yemen, he's been there twice and loved it, he visited Damaaj and wanted us to go there for the main reason to gain 'ilm insha Allaah, but he has kept his options open, so I'm not entirely sure if it will be Damaaj or not, but either way, he wants to go to Yemen insha Allaah.

I have heard different things about Yemen, I know a couple of sisters who are out in Damaaj, and have been there for a while, and apparently like it, but everyone's different, some can adapt easy, others maybe not. I will just make du'a insha Allaah, that Allaah makes it easy for us, wherever we go, all of us insha Allaah.

I think growing up in the west, and only having left here to go to America which is more or less the same, it is so easy to get used to the comforts we have, things we take for granted etc.. the idea of leaving here and going to live in a foreign country where I don't even speak the language, is very daunting, but I don't want to let shaytaan put me off insha Allaah, which is why I really need to build up my eemaan also.

I'm just leaving the planning up to my husband, I trust he will take us where he thinks is best insha Allaah.

How is your move going btw? have you moved to Egypt yet sis?

Umm Travis said...

I, for one, can testify how hard it is being in a foreign country at times, but humdullah, the highs and low are worth every minute. I definately would recommend all muslims to leave the west and see how the rest of the world lives... may Allah reward you sweetie, and dont be afraid... there is difficulties everyone - just different ones! At least you will be side by side other muslims, alhumdullah!

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Jazakillaahu khairan for your comment Umm Travis, your words are encouraging masha'Allaah.
I do try to look at the positive side of it, and not dwell too much on the negative, insha Allaah it will be a beneficial move for us, ameen.

Masha'Allaah you seem to be coming on well in Egypt now, Allaahumma baarak feek, you seem alot more positive about the place these days masha'Allaah, I'm glad.x

OhSoMuslim said...

Masha'allah. I can relate on the whole setting up a routine and not follwing it. I've got to the extent of typing up Islamic schedules and later throwing in the trash, it's quite sad. Alhamdulilah at the moment I'm on keeping my focus on 3 things: Arabic, Qur'an, and Ahadeeth. I'm not trying to do too much or i'll burn my self out.

In terms of Yemen, My arabic teacher lived there for sometime
and masha'allah she learned alot; but like many situations in life she had both good and bad experiences.

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Thanks for the comment sis, I guess it just comes down to consistency at the end of the day - with everything, something I need to work on alot to achieve insha Allaah, in many areas of my life.

Insha Allaah, I might try do that, concentrate on those 3 things, maybe just a little each a day, and try and establish a habit, apparently it takes 21 days for a habit to stick.