Updates

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh! πŸ™‚

How’s everyone in the blogging world doing insha’Allah? Good I hope πŸ™‚

Subhan’Allah I just realised that I have not updated this blog for many weeks! There had been so many things to do lately ya Allah but I had some time to breathe recently lol. So some updates from my side….

1) Abstract for a paper due tomorrow and I have not done much research! 😦 My partner went MIA so I decided to do it alone .. but procrastination got the better of me. If the abstract is accepted (which at this point in time, I can only *dream* of it being accepted), I may have a chance of presenting the paper in Jordan. And all expenses paid for πŸ˜‰ But it’s 2am and nothing is done!

2) When my parents picked me up last weekend, I decided to keep my niqaab on. They know I’ve been wearing behind their backs (well at least I wasn’t doing anything haraam!), but to see me in niqaab and out with them is something neither of them expected. My dad, masha’Allah, he didn’t say anything but he was smiling when he saw me. My mom, on the other hand, wanted me to remove niqaab but for the two days they were there, she let me keep it on. Once we reached home however, she told me to remove it and I can only wear it abroad. Well to tell you the truth, as much as I was disappointed to hear that from my mom, I’m glad that we are making progress al-Hamdulillah! πŸ™‚ I’m not sure if I had written about this but 5 years ago, to wear proper hijaab (i.e. loose clothing and bigger hijaab) was disapproved by them so much so that it would be a big issue each time we went out.. so to allow me to wear it abroad, we are a step closer to actually keeping niqaab πŸ™‚ May Allah make it easy for them to accept niqaab and keep me firm in wearing it!

3) I wrote some time in January this year that I terribly miss my sisters in Australia.. Part of me felt like, who could possibly replace them because they are such a wonderful bunch of sisters! Allah is Great because I keep meeting sisters who are like seriously firm on the Deen (May He keep them firm!) and very knowledgeable too. One of them is a hafidhaah and she studied tafseer from Al-Azhar University before. Now, masha’Allah she is pursuing her Masters in tafseer too. When she speaks, she quotes from the Qur’an in Arabic and then translates for me. Best of all, I’m amazed by her akhlak and despite her knowledge, she’s very humble. Believe me or not but I met her only once before and after staying at my room over night, I developed this love for the sister like I’ve known her for years. O Allah, you have blessed me with such wonderful sisters in my life who always remind me of You al-Hamdulillah!

4) Honestly, I have so many things I would love to share on this blog but time is really not on my side at the moment. Insha’Allah, I’ll write when I’m free πŸ™‚

5) Ok here’s the best news of all: I’m heading to Medina-Makkah this Sunday! It was really an unexpected decision to do umrah this year. I was actually planning to head back to Australia for a sister’s wedding and hang out with them but my parents decided that ‘hey, let’s do umrah instead!’ so it was a really random decision. I’d rather do Umrah anytime then Aussie lol. To be His guest is not always easy so I would not give up this opportunity to visit His house again. Insha’Allah I’ll be away for 12 days.. Please keep me in your duas that everything goes smoothly! JazakAllah Khayr!

6) Ramadhan is coming prettyyyyy sooon! In a few weeks! πŸ™‚ Everyone prepared/preparing for Ramadhan yet? This year is slightly different for me because I’ll be celebrating Ramadhan back home. Β The last time when I fasted Ramadhan in my country, I wasn’t exactly practising so I didn’t appreciate this month much. Al-Hamdulillah I’ve been told that there are frequent qiyaams for sisters by sisters at masjids nowadays. Sisters who have memorized the Qur’an will usually lead the Qiyaam and masha’Allah they have such a lovely recitation! Really looking forward to the eemaan rush! Do any of you have such activities in your masjid?

I got to start cracking my brain on the abstract soon! So what did I miss whilst I was gone.. any updates from you guy? πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Updates

  1. oh mashaAllah!! subhanAllah!!!! Make loads of dua for me when u go to the two most blessed places on this planet!! (u know exactly what dua to make, don’t u? πŸ˜‰ )
    Plz kick the procrastination bug and get down to your research (else, I shall launch an official complain with Abu Productive, mind you! :P). I’d love to see u going all the way to Jordan, my super buddy!! πŸ™‚
    Take care and stay blessed and do remember our ummah in your duas. Much Love xx

    • Lol, I think I remembered to keep you in my duas sis.. insha’Allah! Lol, I really think you should launch that complain to Abu Productive since I ended up not doing the paper 😦 I didn’t have time to do it since I only had 5 days between final exams and the dateline so it was not possible to get it done. There are many conferences around the world so insha’Allah can always attend others πŸ™‚ have you written for a conference when you were doing your Masters?

      Take care tooooo sis! Missed talking to you by the way.. been busy? Sorry for replying your comment this late 😦

      • aww..that’s okay! inshaAllah next time then! πŸ™‚
        Yeah, I was supposed to apply for Young Scientist Award with my Master’s thesis but never got my head and heart to sit and get things done..lol..I was just happy to laze around doing nothing and got to hear quite a bit from my teachers and others..but well well..lol πŸ˜€
        You at least had a valid reason for not getting stuff done on time.. I was unimaginably lazy…haha

      • Masha’Allah did you get the award sis! Haha if I had known you then, would have bugged you constantly to get it done! Mannn this better not reach Abu Productive πŸ˜‰ lol! I think there should be any excuse unless situations do not permit it. Some people stay up for nights to get their work done, because they really want it.. guess I was half hearted 😦

  2. Wa’alayk salam. mashaAllah sis! It’s good to hear that you’re going to the Haramain! >.< I'm pretty jealous. Have a safe journey. Don't forget to pray for me! May Allah ease your matter in performing 'ibadah with your parents!
    I guess there'll be a talk on Israk Mi'raj this Sunday at my hometown masjid. But I can't wait to know what's happening at masjid near my campus πŸ˜€
    I'll guess if you can wrap up your abstract earlier you surely can perform your umrah with calm.
    And as for me, I'm starting to work out on MUET. No, I mean I just do some preparation. I'm totally freaking out! Pls pray for me…

    • Insha’Allah I prayed for everyone when I was there πŸ™‚ So what happened at your masjid on Isra’ Mi’raj sis? I’m not sure if there should be any celebration or particular dua we should read on that day. Allahu Alam.

      You know, I didn’t do the abstract in the end.. Had no time to do it but Allah knows best πŸ™‚ Anyway, there are so many conferences around the world so I can always write for another conference πŸ™‚ Sis, what’s MUET? I’ve never heard of it before.. is it sort of an exam? Insha’Allah you’ll be alright! ❀

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