We are still in Marrakech because weather is quiet strong at the moment and lots of snow in our valley. So we decided to stay a bit longer here because the roads are not well to drive.
Here it is raining a lot, just sometimes a bit of sunshine. But it is warmer than at home and I take benefit of the time to enjoy the city infrastructure and to meet friends.
It is so good to see other Muslim women; feels so good to speak about religious topics, to be inspired by their strength in faith and to feel motivated to better myself.
I meet women who share the same background and others who are quiet different; I meet women who just recently became Muslims and others who are born so; I meet women who wear Niqab (=full face covering) and others who dress western.
It is this variety that makes all so interesting and vivid.
Subhanallah, I feel as if my Iman (=faith) gets pushed up by all the discussions we have; I love to hear about their beliefs and how they see things; I see how much I still have to learn and I see how important it is to be surrounded by good people.
Life is about good company, isn’t it? I really see how good people can make you behave well, how they support and encourage you to better your character and to make personal efforts every day.
And isn’t good company one of the three major things to strengthen one’s faith? (Together with Dhikr=Remembrance and Djihad=fight against the personal inner ego (=Nafs))
I do miss such conversations sometimes at home. I wish we had those religious meetings; especially meetings with women of the same background and with the same “reverting/Hijrah-problems”, to encourage and to support each other.
The women in our valley are great, but some subjects I cannot discuss with them and I still don’t know the Berber language that well, but I am sure some of them would be really interested in learning and reading more about our beautiful religion, even that they are illiterate…
So, alhamdulillah, I am really thankful for all the women I meet here and try to learn as much as possible to share all of this one day with the women living next to me, inchaallah.
Salaam alaikoum and a blessed week to you friends!