Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Names!

I'm in a baby name mood. I wrote a post a while back and it's all very similar, but I still want to revisit. Even my biggest fan (as if I have them!) wouldn't remember my baby names list from I don't know when! These will all be names that I would consider using. Names *have* to work well in French, English and Arabic for me to be able to use them which restricts things A LOT!

For girls, I love:

Sumaya (nn Maya)
Lana
Sajidah (nn Saj, in French pronounced the same as sage)
Nala
Lilian
Hayat
Summer/Samar
Ayah

For boys, things are hard... And I have certain names I love like Oliver, Theodore and Arthur and they work well in French, but in Arabic... Not so much.

What are some nice boy's names that work well in English and Arabic??

I only have:

Ilyas
Ibrahim
Ismail

Monday, September 20, 2010

Things are going much better

Things are really falling into place for me. Al7amdulilah.

I am in a much better place personally and also in my marriage. As I said, things are really falling into place. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sutra

The prayer barrier. Is it obligatory to have a sutra when you are in a place where people might pass by? If you don't have one, does it really invalidate prayer or is it more of a recommended thing? If it does invalidate, would a child walking in front of you invalidate prayer?

Monday, September 13, 2010

As regular readers might have noticed, I'm not really back to my regular blogging patterns. I had taken a sort of break for Ramadan but now that it's over, I don't exactly know what to say.

So much has happened over the course of the last month. Like... A LOT. And it's not really stuff that I want to get into on my blog since it's all very personal, but it has taken a lot out of me and I guess it has affected me being able to write the normally "light" posts like I do.

I really want to continue blogging so I will be back as soon as I find inspiration! If you can spare a dua for me, please pray that I am lead towards the right answers for decisions I will have to make.

Thank you. :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wanted to share a blog with you

I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I did want to post a link to Zuhura's blog, Diary of a Muslim Feminist. Click to visit.


In her profile, she writes:
I am a progressive Muslim and Unitarian Universalist feminist academic teaching at a large research university in the US, married to a recent immigrant and raising a son from a previous marriage.

A very interesting woman with well thought out ideas coming from a feminist perspective. I respect her a lot : ) I think anyone with an open mind should check it out!

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