Sunday, March 20, 2011
as salamu alaykum!!!
O My Allah, the Most High. I still can't believe I'm typing out a post for my blog that I thought was 'so over'. hmm I wonder if it will even be read. Oh well, it doesn't hurt to try, plus I've been blogging posts in head to type out and actually post but never get to it for several reasons..the biggest being that I'm the queen of procrastination and the smallest being that I have the most wonderful little baby girl ever!!!! MashaAllah, Alhamdulillah. Oh I know, everyone thinks their baby is the most cutest, wonderful, and all that good stuff..but mine really it. Ok Ok, I'll stop with 'my baby is the best' thing (I was just joking...not being arrogant and crazy mommy at all), all babies are just the cutest little things ever mashaAllah, SubhanAllah!!!
I must admit though, having this girl in my life has really changed things, and I'm loving it. We're loving it I should say. My husband and I are madly in love with our baby mashaAllah and Alhamdulillah...can't say it enough. Seriously, I just think about a year ago she was baking inside of me and here she is, 6 months old now! She's getting a personality and all. We can't thank Allah (swt) enough..just can't. She's become apart of us and is so full of life and joy it's mind blowing.
So it wasn't as bad as many, many people make it to be. Being a new mom and all. Yeah, I know it'll get harder when I have more then one kid..but that'll be then and InshaAllah I'll have the strength and courage to do it all and try being the best Muslimah, wife, mother, daughter, sister and human being as I can be. I don't know if it's just me or that people like to scare others when they get married about how married life sucks, getting pregnant sucks and having kids is the worst possible thing that can happen to someone. They just make it all seem so horrible. If there's one thing I know it's the fact that life isn't easy and will never be perfect. We just have to learn and work hard to get through the tests and trials of life by the way of Islam. That's it. That's the secret to being truly happy with whatever we've got and have coming. If a husband and wife BOTH work at making their marriage full of happiness, love, joy and all that is good then that's what it'll be... Do the marriage the right way, base it on halal, sunnah and pleasing Allah and we can have it all inshallah.. Success in both worlds. How? Well, having a good marriage leads to a couple helping each other coming closer to Allah. Then that will lead to having barakah and true happiness in the marriage. Which then leads to good upbringing of children and inshaAllah these children will grow up to be pious and will grow up to be sadaqatul Jariyah and will always make du'a for their parents even after they've passed away, InshaAllah.
All I'm saying is marriage isn't bad as people make it to be, it can be your jannah on earth. Being pregnant (having a normal pregnancy) isn't that terrible at all, and having children is more then just a blessing. Just ask those who can't have. I'm not saying it can be perfect or all lovey-dovey, there are always, always going to be ups and downs but follow the sunnah, do it for Allah (both husband and wife) and there will be far more ups then downs even in the worst possible times inshaAllah.
Maybe I should continue that marriage series again huh? Well, I guess I can try and see where that goes. My little princess hasn't starting crawling yet (this is where all the moms roll their eyes at me and say, "oh you haven't seen it yet then" lol ) Life is life.
SubhanAllah wa Alhamdulillah wa la ilaha illallah wa Allahuakbar, wa la hawla wa la quwata illa billahil a'liyiladheem!
Glory be to Allah, all Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest and there is no power or might except from Allah, the Most High the Great.
It's all for the hereafter, it'll all be more then perfect then inshaAllah and we'll have it all inshaAllah. May Allah grant us success in both worlds, fill our lives with baraka, iman, taqwa, love and all that is good and pleasing to Him.
Posted by Umm Haniah at 12:01 AM
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Finally my little one is here! We had a beautiful baby girl, Haniah (Pleasant in Arabic). She was born on September 20th, the 12th of Shawwal.
Alhamdulillah she and I are doing well. JazakAllahu Khairan to everyone who made du'a, please continue to remember us in your du'as!
So MashaAllah now she's 2 weeks and a few days old and our love for her just grows...
SubhanAllah I can't get over how she was inside of me growing from litterly nothing...Allah is truley the Almighty! Motherhood is going pretty well so far mashaAllah..that's probably because I'm at my mum's lol. I know it's not going to be easy and it wasn't easy bringing her into the world but seeing her cute little face (mashaAllah) is all worth it. Besides, it's another step in life and there are more to come.
May Allah (swt) make our children the coolness of our eyes and amongst those that He loves and favours in this world and the next.
Posted by Umm Haniah at 6:59 PM
Friday, September 03, 2010
We're in the last part of Ramadhan, with only 6 days left. As exciting it is when Ramadhan was about to start and with Eid at the end, the ending of Ramadhan is hard to accept without being sad. We all know it starts off slow but then it goes like a fast breeze of wind. It's the only time of the year where there's so much worship and remembrance of Allah (swt) being done that it fills the air around us with Sakinah. In the last days we exert ourselves and beg our Creator for His forgiveness and more. We've tried to overcome our desires during this Blessed Month. Becoming closer to Allah (swt) and changing ourselves for His sake is what our life's goal is, inshaAllah we will succeed in that, in it's least bit if anything, during this month so far.
I still can't believe Ramadhan is almost over...
Please remember my family and I in your humble du'as in these last few days we have left!
And forgive me for my shortcoming and anything I've done to you knowingly or unknowingly!
I'm also 37 weeks and soon to be 38 weeks in pregnancy, the waiting is driving us nuts already! Well, whenever it is time for the baby to come, InshaAllah it'll be an easy, fast, healthy and normal labour with the end result being that my baby and I are healthy, strong & beautiful (physically, mentally and spiritually) as can be! This goes for all the expectant mommies out there!
Oh what a blessing and truly marvelous miracle pregnancy is, SubhanAllah. I'm going to miss it as well. They say the excitement for the first baby is unlike any other...inshaAllah the others in the future will be just as amazing an experience as this has been so far :) I feel so fortunate to be a woman to have the privilege to carry such a miracle and great sign of Allah (swt), the Creator of the heavens and the earth, all that is in between and all that we know and do now know, and of everything that there is including, time and space itself. SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, wa la ilaha illAllah wa-Allahu akbar! (Glory be to God, All praise be to God, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest!)
Posted by Umm Haniah at 4:27 PM
Monday, August 09, 2010
I can't wait, been waiting so long, I'm so excited to finally meet you, and there's only a little while left!!
I can't wait for Ramadhan and my beautiful baby to finally come into this world inshaAllah!
First it'll be the most glorious of all months, Ramadhan then soon after this blessed month my baby's due date will be even closer and I'll finally get to meet it too inshaAllah!
It's such an exciting time alhamdulillah.
During Ramadhan there's so much Barakah (blessings) and so much Rahma (mercy) being showered down that inshaAllah it'll be the time were we can become closer to our Creator in every possible way. There's still a short while till Ramadhan, so may Allah (swt) grant us this blessed month that's coming upon us soon. Not all get too. Some pass away (as I type) right before Ramadhan even comes in! We need it for our poor souls and our hearts, we need it bad. We need the shayateen all locked up, the doors of hell closed and the doors of Jannah open! We need the mercy and blessings of Ramadhan to replenish our Ruh (souls), purify our hearts, and squash our nafs (base-self) inshaAllah!
May Allah (swt) grant us all this blessed month and accept all our good deeds, fasts, worship and du'as!
Then soon afterward the time for my baby to come to this world will be ever so close. The excitement, nervousness, and all these other feelings is indescribable right now. I'm 34 weeks alhamdulillah and it's like the clock is ticking louder and louder...
With all the symptoms of pregnancy coming, going or getting worse, it doesn't really matter so much because I can't wait for the end result of it all. Sure, it won't be all rainbows and glitter, but what's life for a couple without the blessing of a child?
InshaAllah the baby comes at the right time, not too early and not too late! InshaAllah it comes healthy as can be and as easily as can be!!!
PLEASE remember us in your du'as during the blessed month of Ramadhan, especially while fasting!!
Everything's ready but I still feel like there's so much to do! I have so much cleaning and preparing to do...I guess it's that 'nesting phase' that I'm going through now lol
Oh and how's the new look of the blog? Thought it needed a change...I'm still playing around with it so we'll see what it comes down to finally.
I'm also very sorry I haven't been updating! After my last post I got very busy with preparing exams and whatnot for our Evening Islamic classes at the Masjid. Then right after that, at 27 weeks I went to T.O and had a LOT of fun there. We drove back from there a few weeks later, don't worry we took it slow and came in 4 days. Alhamdulillah everything went well. I'll have to post some pics of our trip inshaAllah.
Then I had a few appointments and some more baby shopping to do. We just finished it all this weekend so we don't need to run around in Ramadhan. It's also a very, very busy time for my husband, since he's the Imam here in Regina!
So that's my post for now. InshaAllah I'll try to update a few more times before the baby comes. And don't worry I'll post (a quick short one) when the baby comes inshaAllah.
Just remember us in your du'as!!!
Posted by Umm Haniah at 7:49 PM
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I'm 22 weeks and therefore more then halfway through my pregnancy. I was supposed to post at 20 weeks but that was the week of my ultrasound and I wanted to make sure everything was just perfect. Alhamdulillah it was. Seeing our baby moving around, cuddling against the placenta, stretching it's hands and kicking it's legs (in 3D!) was just overwhelmingly amazing and awesome, subhanAllah. The radiology place here that does ultrasounds also show in 3D and I'm so glad that they do, you get to see the details more clearly then the normal black and white images. The woman who was doing the ultrasound was super nice, showed us all the vital organs and gave us lots of pics to take home. I had to obviously wait for the report to go to my doctor and finally get her say on the health of the baby...that felt like ages. Soon as I knew that it was all good alhamdulillah, it was such a relief.
I just started my 6th month now, so that means I have like 4 months to go inshaAllah! All the mothers were telling me how fast it will go and to make the most of it. Well, it sure went fast! I feel like it was just a while ago that I found out I was expecting...subhanAllah. Now time's flying even faster with the summer just around the corner, our masjid activities getting busier and our evening madresah coming to a close for the year. Wow, I feel like there's so much still to do. Soon I'll be in TO inshaAllah for a little visit then there will be just a few weeks till Ramadhan and then the due date will be unbelievably closer!!! Then inshaAllah our family of two will be three...oh I can't wait!
So besides all that, the spring (and almost summer) weather feels great. Seeing everything turn green just makes you feel better from the inside, subhanAllah. It's all so dead looking in the winter and then Allah (subhanahu wa ta'alaa) brings the world around you back to life in the most beautiful way that there is no way one can deny His existence. I just love being able to open the windows, hear the birds, and feel the warm breezes. Now we just have to wait for the actual summer then the fun begins inshaAllah! BBQs, freezes, watermelon, popsicles, ice cream, home-made kulfi, pani puri (ok that's just a majorly big craving that I'm having), lying in the hammock (when we go to TO), getting wet by someone waving the water hose around, going to parks, etc, etc, etc are things I just love doing in the summer and InshaAllah I'll be able to do ALL and more when I go to TO this summer! Then next summer we can introduce it all to our baby inshaAllah...can't wait for that and many more years after that inshaAllah.
Please, please continue to remember us in your humble du'as, du'a is quite the powerful tool for the believers, subhanAllah.
Posted by Umm Haniah at 3:09 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well right now I'm 19 weeks Alhamdulillah! I'll be 20 weeks next week inshaAllah, so until then
PLEASE, PLEASE remember us in your du'as!! My next post will be then since it's the middle point (approx) of my pregnancy and it just makes more sense to do a nice long post then inshaAllah.
But please remember us in your du'as as much as you can!!
Posted by Umm Haniah at 10:55 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wow SubhanAllah I feel like the last post I did wasn't so long ago and I was only 14 weeks then, now I'm 17! Time is really flying now... I remember in the earlier stages I was hoping for the weeks to go faster and now it seems like it is. I know that always happens to me around April every year, time seems to move so fast for some reason. Next thing you know it'll be June (and it'll be warmer)!
I've been reading up about the progress, went for a check-up a while ago & everything seems to be going well ALHAMDULILLAH. Just waiting for the next appointment so I can hear the baby's heartbeat again, it's such an amazing feeling that no words can describe it other then I guess, subhanaAllah. I always get a sense of relief and comfort hearing it and even more so when the doctor smiles and tells me the baby's doing great alhamdulillah. That just reminds me how much I love my doc- she's just awesome mashaAllah! May Allah (swt) reward her and bless her and her family with great success in both worlds!
I thought I would call her up everyday and bug her about every little thing that goes on, but alhamdulillah for the internet! Soon as I start feeling/experiencing something different I get the weekly progress of the baby in my inbox telling me it's a normal symptom. Then sometimes even before something new starts happening, I get an email telling me about it. Like, for this week I "might start snoring" which should be interesting if I do but I'm hoping I don't! These sites are so helpful and full of so much information for new mothers like me who would otherwise panic about everything. It's also great for fathers because some sites have special weekly info for dads only, and I know my husband likes it.
Other then that, we're just waiting for some signs of spring here in Regina. Well, at least the snow's 98% gone...unless tonight's 'flurries' decide to stick to the ground which would be very depressing indeed. Can't wait till the weather gets better and things start looking green and bright again...inshaAllah it's soon :)
Posted by Umm Haniah at 6:25 PM
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Like I've said many times before about Earth Hour, it seems small and fruitless, but it really isn't. It's about raising awareness and doing something that may seem useless to some but is actually the first step of action on a larger scale for many. I know for myself, it's done quite a bit and it has allowed me to really open my eyes to what's happening to this beautiful world of ours. As Muslims especially, we were supposed to do this a real long time ago.
It's a duty of ours as vicegerents on this world to protect and save the environment that we live in. We all know it's against Islam to waste all the resources that we have been blessed with. Whether it's water, food, electricity, money, etc we will be questioned by our Creator for all that we've used, consumed and wasted. The Scholars say that to show gratitude to Allah (swt) for His blessings is not just by saying shukr, but it is by using those blessings in the correct manner and not wasting it.
Turning off our lights for one hour today isn't what we as Muslims or even as human beings should only be doing, or doing it just for fun. Rather, it's the first step to taking more action to do what we should have been doing ages ago. InshaAllah with the right intention this will be a great means of reward for us and a time to reflect on our role as khalifahs (vicegerents). It can be a time of doing shukr to Allah (swt), reflecting on His marvelous creation, and even spending some quality time with our families.
Members of our families are sometimes too busy either watching T.V, sitting on the computer, cooking in the kitchen and being on the phone (texting included) with someone these days that they consider doing all that under one roof to be as spending time 'together'. Come on, we can do better then that and it can start today!
So let's get our candles out everyone!
Posted by Umm Haniah at 7:16 PM