I sing these affirmations often over the day with a self-invented melody … sometimes in english, sometimes in german…
together with some dua’, dhikr and tasbih (remembrance of Allah), they help me keep calm and stay positive,
even in difficult situations or in moments I would wish otherwise. Subhanallah.
Happy Saturday and happy November!
I turn to You my Lord, Allah, Creator of all things
– show me what I need to know in this situation
and what needs to be done by me – for the highest good of all concerned.
The best source of guidance and clarity is the Muslim’s istikhaara prayer.
The trees are still green, some already yellow – the beauty of Autumn as usual in late Octobre …
and then suddenly Winter came this weekend … snow and ice-cold!
I think we might have to prepare for a long winter…
electricity comes and goes and I’ll try to use this week of school holidays for a makeover of our home: to create some coziness, inchaallah.
And I have prepared a little gift for you – every day of this week a picture of beauty and a dose of positivity… affirmations that really help me to go though my days and empower me to accomplish the things I have to do, subhanallah.
I hope they’ll give you as well that dose of positivity we all need sometimes.
And a very happy blessed day to you and yours!
In Morocco, it is a wide spread tradition to eat Couscous on Friday noon, together with guests and family – that’s what we also do most Fridays, and here I share some pics of the meal and preparation at grandpa’s house.
Happy blessed Friday to you!
The Prophet Mohammed (sas) advised others to eat together as he never ate alone when he had the opportunity to eat with another person:
When a food possesses four qualities it becomes perfect:
being halal, eating it with other people, having started with the name of God, and having ended with the praise of God.
He (sas) also said:
The best food in the eyes of God is that food which has many hands (i.e. many people) involved in eating it.
Eating food with people brings about abundance.
One person’s food portion is enough for two people, and two people’s food portion is enough for four.
And here you find some recipes on how to make the real steamed moroccan couscous and another quicker way.
Ramadan – the month when I realize that it is not the devil; it is my ego, my nafs.
Pray more. Ask for forgiveness. Turn to Allah.
and trust in HIM.