January 26, 2011

Tag, you're it! Part I

So much fun! I did this at  How fun! It shows, by size, my most used words.

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Wonder how many people have used that same title? lol Don't care, it's new to me! I think, maybe I have another post titled the same thing. Too lazy to check..

Anyway, my dear Sis Um Zakarya tagged me on her blog, Froggy Hijabi. :-) Thanks sis and here goes my contribution!

Seven things about me:

1. I can "speak" in sign language. It's a unique and helpful skill; I used to work for several years at the school for the deaf in Knoxville, TN. 

2. I love music but have given it up for the pleasure of Allah. Not to make you think I am super-pious or "holier than thou" but that in hopes I might inspire someone to give up a makruh/haram thing solely for His pleasure.

3. My two sons are both academically gifted and in the highest levels in all of their classes (as I was at their age as well). Aaminah shows the same signs of being intellectually advanced and I am grateful to Allah for their gifts.

4. I've been to England, India and the United Arab Emirates. :-) Insha'Allah I will travel many more places before I die. I love to experience new places and cultures, but hate travel. (HORRIBLE motion sickness.)

5. The most books I've ever read in a day was 3. It was a snow day when I was about 14. I think the total page count was around 1000 pages masha'Allah.

6. I'm sitting here thinking, how embarrassing if I've posted any of this information before. :-))

Which leads me to #7:

I have this weird thing: I get embarrassed for total strangers, even people on movies or TV shows! If they are doing something really ridiculous/embarrassing it is almost impossible for me to watch it! I've even turned the TV off until that awkward moment past. In real life, for myself, I don't embarrass easily, just for others.

I was also tagged by Sis Muslim Convert from her blog. It's about hijab, and away we go!!!!

Grrrrrr! Blogger won't let me copy and paste from my draft. So now I have to just go there and re-do that post. Can you say annoying? I wanted to combine them. Hmmmmmmm OK since that post isn't finished, I'll just go ahead and do this one now and then post the other in a bit. Ma salaama ya'll! Oh and I tag EVERYBODY who reads my blog and has a blog! Another great idea in my quest to meet more of my sistahs in Islam. Peace out! lol


Muslim Convert said...

InshAllah I;ll do this tag soon

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum,

I share the same Jihad about music.It gets hard at times not to listen to it, especially when feeling sad.But that's exactly why music is haram, it brings too many emotions and you lose the control!
And MASHALLAH for your gifted children.

I used to be a real bookworm as well, but now with responisibilities it's getting hard to find time to read.

JazakALLAH Khair for sharing!

Umm Aaminah said...

MC, I look forward to seeing your answers!

Um Z, I feel the same way with music. I think it can take our f0cus off of Allah and makes us more subject to our emotions and not reason. :-)

Sabirah said...


I feel for you on giving up music, Masha'Allah. I used to play the piano and I was very good. It's something small and I hope Insha'Allah, Allah (swt) will reward us with something big in the Hereafter :)

Anonymous said...

Salam alaikum..
I feel you for music. It is hard.
I used to be a vocalist in a rock band, i love rock music so much, even until now. I don't have interest for nasheed, they're boring.
This is i think my hardest jihad, subhanAllah..
may Allah makes it easer for me..


Umm Aaminah said...

Sabirah, I had always wanted to have a beautiful musical talent; alhamdulillah I didn't! :-) I think that must be very hard for you and may Allah bless you and keep you from haram!!!

Sis Ria, I can understand. Especially if you were involved so deep in music. Can I suggest some good groups to listen to? They are a little more modern. Native Deen and Soldiers of Allah (SOA is kinda harder rap, I love it but maybe it isn't for you. ). Anyway insha'Allah you can find something that praises Allah that you enjoy.

I pray Allah helps us both with this amin. :-)