This is Lilli.
Finally the doll for my little girl is done, alhamdulillah.
It wasn’t that difficult to make her. I quiet enjoyed the whole process although it took me more than half a year. But if I would sum it up, the real working time was only about 10 hours. All about how to do it I found online and most of the doll is easily sewn by hand, filled with pure wool and some lavender for a beautiful smell.
It was the first doll I ever did, but I hope it wasn’t the last one, inchaallah.
I like our new family member, and the kids do as well, subhanallah, and for me it’s a joy to have some girly things here amongst all the boyish cars, swords and legos.
…Off to a rainy-snowy-windy weekend at home playing girl-things and enjoying the coming of winter with a warm mug of tea, cookies and candles, inchaallah.
Happy cozy Sunday!
Today I am grateful for light,
especially for the morning sunlight coming into our kitchen kissing us with its warm rays,
and for books to be read,
for energy, sense, health and motivation
and for being able to live a creative life. Subhanallah.
And I am thankful for the seasons and the beauty every single one offers.
Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit,
als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten;
sie fallen mit verneinender Gebärde.
Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde
aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit.
Wir alle fallen. Diese Hand da fällt.
Und sieh dir andre an: es ist in allen.
Und doch ist Einer, der dieses Fallen
unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.
*Rainer Maria Rilke
Some impressions of ‘Id el Adha.
Assalamou alaikoum! Thank you so much for the lovely holiday- wishes – I hope you‘ve all had blessed and happy days as well.
We are still enjoying the days off and I just wanted to let you know that I’ve added a new page here called “Reader’s favourites”: http://ittosjournal.wordpress.com/readers-favorites/ .
You find it on the main link bar on top of this blog right beside the “Books”-link.
There you can quickly find the most popular posts of my blog which makes the search easier for you.
I wish you a peaceful weekend, may Allah protect you all!
In Morocco ‘Id el Adha will be tomorrow (unfortunately not today as in Makkah and Europe and elsewhere). So we are fasting today and I still have a lot to prepare such as baking, cleaning and gift-making – you know for Muslims these holidays are like Christmas for Christians, it is the most beautiful and important celebration every year and we remember prophet Abraham (as) and his incredible devotion to God (want to know more about ‘Id? Read here).
To all those who celebrate already today and to everyone else who celebrates tomorrow we wish a very blessed ‘Id , may Allah shower you with His mercy and make these days peaceful, happy and special for you.
…every smile, every helping hand, every lovely word, every helpful reminder, every good deed during these blessed 10 days before ‘Id al Adha count more than all year long, inshaallah,
so let’s collect Hasanaat and let’s fast the day of Arafa for the sake of Allah alone, inshaallah, (day before ‘Id, tuesday, 16th november 2010).
May Allah unite this Ummah and guide us to the right path of peace.
It is November already. Mashaallah. Time flies so quickly, summer has passed, the blessings of autumn are a joy, subhanallah, and soon we will have our first week of school holidays for ‘Id el kebir, inchaallah.
I thank you for the nice comments, questions and mails you wrote over the last months. I appreciate every single one and think about them often. But I simply do not have time to answer at the moment – we have such a slow internet connection and time is so precious these weeks with school and family and now the ‘Id-preparations.
I would like to apologize to all of you, I am sorry that I didn’t respond until now, I would like to send you a warm hug and blessings through the line … and I hope to finally find time during the holidays to write, inchaallah.
I wish you beautiful November weeks, the joy of falling leaves and walks under fresh blue skies and may Allah protect you and you beloved ones!