So today I met up with one of my best friends (M). She had an appointment at the Genius Bar in Kingston. So we milled around Bentalls shopping centre while we waited.
It was a pretty nice day today. There were street musicians, and those moving statue people. It was lovely seeing M after such a long while… Oh, and M bought me my first ever house warming gift. It’s this noodle bowl, with chopsticks from sabichi. It’s tres cute.
After that we headed to “Spoons”, had lunch,

20130525-143132.jpg and then M drove me to “Wimbz”.
All in all, it was a very nice day, and I had a lovely time, we’ll definitely have to meet up again soon.
Now, I’m off to see a woman about a man.

Poetry – love is not all

Crosspost from my Lj

Discovered this poem thanks to Gayle Forman … Read “where she went” over the weekend.
But as I mentioned on my Instagram I’m thinking of doing a couple of posts on poetry.
Having studied English literature during my a levels I have a soft spot for reading, analysing and enjoying poetry.
What are your thoughts on this poem and poetry in general?


Moving in, The Sunnah way

Moving in can be a daunting occasion for anyone of us, I’d say it’s because we’re naturally opposed to change, but that would be exaggerating. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are a few tips.

Take a familiar scent with you, it can be a spray, spray it everywhere. You’ll feel at home much sooner, or should I say sunnah ๐Ÿ™‚

Try to put as much stuff as you can on the floor. (Once you’ve cleaned it of course) ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’ll make you feel like a kid again, sure, but its all part of the process of getting stuck in.

Last but not least, take your time. Don’t rush yourself. Moving in can be scary or not scary depending on how you ‘approach it’ like most things in life. Maybe say a prayer, make, yourself at home, for at least three days, because wherever it is will be your home for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

So get started, the sunnah, the better.

I need to get married, fast!

I really need to get married.

I mean I’m still young, I definitely find men attractive, and can unfortunately feel myself slipping into sin. I really need to get married really soon.

To the extent that any Muslim will do really, its gotten to the point where I’m walking around with a wedding ring on my finger, and telling any boy who approaches me, No ring?… NO WAY!!!! (check out my campaign ๐Ÿ™‚ )

But in all seriousness, God please send me a good hubby please?

I mean I’m actually quite neurotic, I’ve actually convinced myself that I’m dying. I mean fair enough I’ve not been able to keep anything down for over 24 hours, but dying really? Like I’ve actually just started asking random people to pray I go to jannah (paradise) and that all my sins will dissappear with the end of this ilness.

So yeah, I think if I had a good husband, he’d convince me I wasn’t dying, I’d believe him, because he would probably have come to my house to convince me rather than trying to convince me over the phone, and then he could give me a bath, a nice hot bath.

Do I sound crazy? I feel it. All today I’ve been drinking orange juice, and have managed to eat a tiny tiny tiny corner of a dry loaf of bread, pretty dehydrated from yesterday, forced myself onto the train, so that if I do collapse then at least I’ll be around humans who might (if they can be bothered) call the ambulance if I fell down in there midst.


Its pathetic but my Creator understands my needs, so hopefully he’ll send some really awesome, hot, funny Muslim guy along ๐Ÿ™‚

Pray for me ย people ๐Ÿ™‚

‘”Don’t you like talking?” vs “Don’t you like keeping quiet?”‘

cropped-hadithe-steadfastness.jpgI think it’s important that we have regular conversations with ourself.

I look at it this way, my body, and my soul, and my mind. They are three different reflections, of me as I’m standing in front of a three-way mirror. Other people might walk by and pass and comment, but ultimately I’m the one standing in front of the mirror.

They, “the people”, society! say that we are often are own worsts critics, and this is true. But we can also be our own trumpet blowers too. It is important for me, and for you, to strike the right balance between this, the right balance that suits your own innate nature.

For me there’s a mental check list that my mind keeps hold of.

“What would please my Lord, my Rabb?” my mind asks.

“Doing this” my soul replies, hastily wanting to answer before my body does.

“Doing ‘that’!” my body butts in, not wanting to have it’s opinion trampled.

Ever patient, having been given reason by My Lord, my mind asks again, “What would please My Lord, the Creator (Al Khaaliq) ?”

“We could do ‘this’?” My body wants to compromise.

So does my soul, “We could do ‘that’ though”.

Again my mind asks, “What would please My Lord, Creator of all that is in existence?”

I reach a compromise.

My soul says, “I want to do ‘other’.”

My body says, “I want to do ‘other’.”

My mid says, “Okay, let’s do ‘other’.”

It can work out like this fast, or it can work out like this slowly, either way, as long as it works out like this I am happy, because “Other” is actually my name. As in I am another person. A different person from everyone else. Yes everyone is different, and that makes for some sameness. But in all honestly, if I sit down and take some time, that true me, that inner me, created by my Rabb, is the me that will come out.

So i guess in a way… I’m advocating patience.


That’s it from me, take care.

Azeezat A.B.A.

Pst! (whispers) I wrote an article, following in my uncles footsteps… but don’t tell him ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s a “not so secret”, secret.

I found something new

You may noticed that the pages are working out well now.

The nav bar has gotten shorter.


Jus so i remember, incase i forget, I figure I’ll leave a post here to remind myself…..

First Dee, go to your Dashboard, then click ‘Appearance’.

Under that you have to select ‘Menus’, from there you can fiddle about with the pages and categories.

That’s how you do it Dee. Don’t forget ๐Ÿ˜€

Life is what you make it…. sort of

I’m not a particular fan of Hannah Montana, but I have been known on the occasion, to sit down with my younger ones and watch a couple episodes. I may have even enjoyed those few episodes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do tend to listen a bit more to what the characters say, then what they do. Drama, is interesting and there are different mediums that are used to get messages across.

The first part of this title’s post, is from one of ‘Hannah’s’ songs. Life is what you make it.

To some extent I agree, how you approach things is important. The way you tackle something can make it easier or harder.

Take shopping with your parents for example. Too much mouthing off on your part can make the experience a very arduous one (speaking from experience ๐Ÿ˜› ), but joking a bit and doing what needs to get done, maybe helping to get different products from further aisles can make the experience a far more fun and positive excursion.

For me personally, I still believe in what I refer to as Qadr, divine decree. Of curse it is important how you approach things, it’s very important. In fact that’s called intention. Our intention behind things matter. What’s our purpose?

That’s one of the questions I want to ask myself this academic year. What is my purpose? Why am I doing this degree?

To remind myself, I’ll probably look back at this post. So I might as well write down the main answer to my question.

First and foremost may intention is to please my Creator. I want to utilise the degree in a way that it can be counted as an act of ibadah. So in order for me to do that I have to make sure I do the best I can in this degree. I want to use it in a way that helps people. At this juncture I’m not sure if that means being a lawyer, or any other job that a law degree enables. However the degree will give me OPTIONS. I love options. They lead to opportunities ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve been given a second chance at my first year, and I cannot afford to waste it.

Economically speaking, I have less supply (of resources) than I have demand (for use of said resources). So, I’m going to have to give some stuff up.ย It’s funny I’m still able to apply the basic rules of opportunity cost, and I can tell you why.

It’s because I enjoyed it. I really did enjoy it, because learning about it was fun. I approached economics with that mindset, it’s just something i need to make sure I remind myself. I do enjoy learning. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, I’m going now, I have some stuff to do, and yes one of those things does include reading about Gibson v Manchester City Council (I actually remember the case name yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Take care party people