January 23, 2011

Please introduce yourselves!!!

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. I did this before and met a couple of lovely sisters masha'Allah! I would really like to hear from some of my readers who span this beautiful, diverse and complex world we live in. I am able to see where people log in from and I would love to get the chance to have a name and a place. :-) I have always been curious about different peoples and different cultures; it's one reason why I love blogging and reading the blogs of others, so we can share our differences and realize our similarities!

So please please pretty please if you haven't done so before, please introduce yourself. Don't be shy; be as long or short as you would like. I would love to have at least a name and a location but, if you don't mind, just tell me a few things about you. I won't post them to my blog if you request they stay private; I am really just curious. :-)

Jazakum Allahu khair,

Umm Aaminah!


Adventurous Ammena said...

salam sis.. I think I have posted a few comments on your blog but never formally introduced myself :)Im living in London at the moment :D been married 1.5 yrs to my pakistani born hubby :) off to pakistan in a few months for our walimah insha'Allah.. that enough? ;) take care

Umm Aaminah said...

Jazaki Allahu khair sis for your comment! It's so exciting you are getting to go to Pakistan for your walimah; insha'Allah you enjoy meeting your new family. :-) Ma salaama....

Umm Khadiijah Binta said...

As Salaam Alaikum Umm Aaminah
I pray that all is well. I just discovered your blog about three weeks ago from xo xo sweet success blog. MashaAllah. I believe you have visited my blog before too. JZK. I am a new mother, a wife , a filmmaker and teaching artist. My family are from West Africa (Sierra Leone and Guinea ,married to a Fulani who is my Oustaz. Enjoy traveling, cooking, going to Halaqa, and other get together with my closest friend and sisters in the deen, learning the Qur'an, being with my hubby and playing with my daughter. Spending time with my hubby learning, talking about topics ranging from Allah(SWT), The Prophet(SAAWS), life, death, current events, history and etc. As you can tell my hubby and me send allot of time together (MashaAllah), before the next three wives comes along. (An inside joke, we joke about everyday) Smile. Masalaam

UmmSqueakster said...

Assalamu alaikum,

I'm Jen, aka UmmSqueakster, a Wisconsinite (wooo go Packers) in exile in Minnesota. Married to AbuS, originally of Egypt, and mom to Squeaky the cat.

Anonymous said...

Salaam sister,
I have been following your blog for a while. I love to read blogs and learn new things.
I am from Ontario, Canada.
I am originally of Arab/Indian background.
I've been married a little over a year and hoping to grow our family InshAllah.
Remember me in your duas,
Take care

Dream It Up Cookies said...

Salams, My name is Heba. I'm actually from MA too, I live in Quincy. I'm of lebanese origin, but I was born and raised here. I'm married to a lebanese guy, we lived over there for a couple years before coming back to the states 4 years ago. I have a son who is 4. I have a small cookie making business called "Dream It Up Cookies".

Sabirah said...


I just started reading your blog about a week and a half ago!

I'm from New York. I just moved out to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with my husband of 3.5 years. He just started a new job with an American company. We wanted to try something new and move to another he applied to their Dubai offices. My goals are to learn Arabic and increase my knowledge of Islam while I have this opportunity to be in the Middle East and not working, Insha'Allah. I've been a bit nervous ever since we've moved about please keep me in your du'a.

zanjabil said...

As salamu alaikum,
In virtual world I'm known as Zanjabil.
I'm a mommy of 4 boys. All were born via c-section.
I'm wife to the big " S " man. 2 of our children are from our union.2 are from my ex. I have lots of step-children, most are adults, 1 a teen, and 2 are under 12( only 1 lives with us).
My husband is 14 yrs older.
I live in VA.
I love to read and learn about my Deen. I'm currently trying to lose about 60lbs.
I would love to study Islamic history and some day teach.
I love tea, coffee, and fruits.
I think that's enough :0

Angeliqua said...

Salam Alaikum,
I love this idea of introductions.. makes us all feel less like lurkers and more connected. lol.. I am new to the blogging world so bear with me. I saw your blog from another virtual friend and have been following recently! I am Angeliqua, from Texas but currently in Morocco. Married to Moroccan, mother of 2, currently the domestic engineer and loving it. We homeschool and have taken it on the road, been an adventure for sure. Love learning, crafting, cooking... basically anything I can learn and then pass on to others to make life more meaningful.
Look forward to reading more from you and others as well.

Yara said...

Asalamu alaikum : )

I'm Yara and live in the UK. A place called Staffordshire, right in the heart of England. I am a revert to Islam and married to a Palestinian <3

I love to blog and meet fellow sisters too :D

Anonymous said...

Slmz-im a South African-mum of 2! Have been reading your blog for a while now,and enjoy it!Thanks for sharing your life with us! My little daughter loves it when I show her photos of your sweet little Aaminah,MashaAllah!!

UmmAbdulAziz said...

assalam alaikum
I love this blog because it is full of sincere posts about your life. I love reading about muslimas' life around the world.
I'm from small city of Uzbekistan, live in its capital Tashkent with my husband. I have 3 years old son. I love arts and crafts and respect people who have talents to make beautiful things with their hands. I don't do anything crafty just like to read and watch although I think I shouldn't be afraid to try.

Anonymous said...

Asalaam alaikum,

Im Umm Tareq and I am Irish. Alhamdulilah we made hijrah to Algeria, my husband is from there and we have 4 kids mashaaAllah. I have just started wearing niqaab about 1 month ago and I love it, we have a lot in common Umm Aaminah!Barak Allah fiki. Love you for the sake of Allah.

Bushra said...


My name is Bushra. ~Currently located in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. SAw your blog when i was searching for muslim mummies ^_^ mother of two daughters. Originally British, however i'm half italian-half iraqi ^_^ MArried an English man so my kids are quarter German-English-Italian-Iraqi. LOve it because it's so unique. Islam is truly diverse ^_^

keep wondering what more nationalities we can embrace ^_^

The Black Jubah said...


I am very excited, finally getting my fingers at blogging.Realy cool to get acquanted with muslim sisters from all over the world. I'm a Muslim born a Muslim (Malay) from Malaysia, been to work in Saudi Arabia, thats where I found my way home to Allah... Alhamdulillah. Married with 5 stepchildren and 5 of my own...

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

Salaam Alaikum!

Im originally from MI, now living in Spain (almost 2 years now). My husband and I have a beautiful daughter, safiya mashaAllah who is 5 1/2 months old. Im half german, half polish and converted to islam in 2001.
Lets see, I love to read, write, travel, cook and meet new people!
I really enjoy your blog and look forward to learning more about you!

umm luqman said...

Assalamu alaikum Umm Aaminah, I love your blog masha'Allah. I discovered your blog few months ago .I am umm luqman(Fatima). I live in Toronto, Canada. I am originally from Somalia, married to a wonderful American man. We have 4 kids masha'Allah. InshaAllah looking forward to reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Salam Alaykom! My name is Karla, found your blog, cuz I like to get inspired by Muslimah's stories because I want to be one too... I am a 22 years old Salvadorean English teacher but have to teach sciences and social studies as well... Living with parents(that's why I hesitate about becoming a Muslim...) I love Islam, but my country is Christian in its huge majority whiich shouldn't actually be an obstacle, but it makes it harder to find okhtys to talk to or learn from... I love crafts, quilling, knitting, crotchetin... Dream about opening a bakery, cuz I love cakes, cupcakes, and such (and I know how to make them)... Considering blogging... So I'll say more about myself when I start blogging... Hope someday I can be a happy muslim mommy like you all... ^_^

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum dear sister,

I had sent an introduction of myself, but guess Blogger "has swallowed" it.

SO here if a brief introduction of myslf (tho I think I've done it before).

Um Zakarya, currently living in France, 28, revert, my dad is french and mom is orignally from Spain.I'm Ummi of a 9 years old boy.
Struggling to practice Islam as the same tim as living " a normal life" in France, as almost eevrything is forbidden fr Hijabis here.
Oh and did I mention that I'm getting married soon INSHALLA???lol

Imaan said...

as salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh :)

Discovered your blog and am late but I've finally decided to come out of blurkdom :)

I'm Imaan [or rather, known as online :)]. I was born and raised in Singapore, lived in the US (Wisconsin!) for a bit and am now in Islamabad, Pakistan. I have two daughters whom I homeschool. I'm bookmad and am wannabe (but cannot-seem-to-be?) crafter. My passion now is learning Arabic.

I love your blog and hope to read more in shaa Allah.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum! I found your blog a few days ago and I started reading it from the beginning :). My name is Camille, I'm 19 and I'm fron Ontario, Canada and I've been seriously considering converting to islam for a while so I'm reading all kinds of blogs about muslim convert women.

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam Camille and thanks for stopping by! From all I've heard, Canada is a wonderful country for Muslims (especially the large cities).

I would like to say one thing; I write about things from the perspective of someone who has been on my journey for several years.

I am saying this so you don't feel overwhelmed, as if you have change your entire life overnight! No, that isn't so. We all go at our own pace.

Just as Islam was perfected over 23 years, you too have time for a normal course of events. Yes prayer is mandatory and must be done. Things such as how we dress and talk, who we interact with, and what we do in our spare time, all these changes will come with time and a sincere heart.

Strive to please Allah and ask for His help and you will be amazed at the changes you can make!

Love you for the sake of Allah,

Umm Aaminah

nina said...

assalaamu aleykum! i just found your blog today, and masallah i love it. i´m nina, 22, from helsinki, finland. I´m a revert and loving every second. i have wanted to wear hijab for over a year but someone close to me is not letting me, so please make dua for me. insallah soon i am able to live the islamic life that i want.
i do crocheting and nordic walking on my freetime. I´m also studying to be a close-nurse (hopefully to work in daycare). i read a lot of muslimah-blogs and i love how diverse islam is. :)

Umm Aaminah said...

Walaikum salaam Nina! I tried to find a way to message you directly; insha'Allah you get my reply to this.

I looove to meet new convert sisters. I remember how exciting it was, so much to learn, so much to do. :-) Five years later, I do NOT regret my decision.

Hold firm in your desire to wear hijab; insha'Allah He will make it easy for you. You are young sis and have made some big steps; don't be too hard on yourself.

Also recognize when you truly are able to move forward and don't let unimportant things hold you back. :-)

Love you for the sake of Allah.... and thanks for stopping by!