Archive from February, 2015
Feb 20, 2015 - Arabic, Education    No Comments

We did it!!

As-salaam ‘alaykum!

Alhamdulillah we finished the revision of al balaghat al musawara in two days! I’m currently on the train at Paddington, waiting for the train to depart so I can go home and have pizza iA!

Today the sisters made pancakes and we all had them at lunch, was so lovely 🙂 Beautiful company Alhamdulillah 🙂

In sha Allah over the weekend I will make a massive poster with everything from the book. I just loveeeeee balagha, Alhamdulillah <3 Can’t wait for poetry too… Its gonna be so tough but that feeling you get when you understand something is just… Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah. However, I really need to work on my speaking and also go over grammar rules… Lacking in the basics! Let’s see if I’m still this hyped later on 😂

Feb 19, 2015 - Arabic, Education, Reflections    No Comments


As-salaam ‘alaykum!
I’m writing this blog with a feeling of optimism. 🙂 This week at IJ has been more fun than usual, I don’t quite know why, but I’m actually understanding and LOVING balagha! Unfortunately tomorrow is the last lesson of balagha, but in sha Allah I would love to carry this on in the future! 🙂 Prose next week and then Hadith and Poetry!! In sha Allah.

Very recently, I’ve been told by two people, that they never would have guessed I was shy. I guess “fake it ’til you make it” seems to work? Its crazy. Yes, there are definitely things I find incredibly difficult (reading aloud, eek!) but it will get better if Allāh wills.

I had so much to write about, was thinking these past few days. As soon as I start typing, the ideas fly out of my head (majaaz or isti’ara?!) 🙈 I was also thinking, I would like to compile some notes/a book on my mother. In this, I would include memories, dreams, wisdoms, stories… Anything! In sha Allah I will begin this soon, may many people benefit from such a work, Ameen!

Until next time, auf wiedersehen!

Feb 12, 2015 - Arabic, Education    No Comments


I was just thinking… You know what’s so absolutely amazing? When I’m listening to an Arabic Qasida and suddenly understand some of what is being said. Even if its just a word or two…. THAT FEELING, Allah! It makes all the struggle/hours of learning the language feel completely insignificant.