In what it seems to be like a blink of an eye, it’s been 10 months since we’ve gotten married. I don’t really have a point for this post, I guess it’s just an update for what’s been going on in my life and I do terribly miss blogging.
So for a few months in 2016 I’ve been asking my friends & family for recommendations for courses to learn Islam from basics. We’ve chosen one course, alhamdulillah, but I figured I might as well share a little summary I made of all the schools & courses; perhaps it may benefit someone in the future.
The first time I heard of this hadith, I teared up. It has such a profound effect on the reader, even though it is such a short and simple hadith.
A lady along with her two daughters came to me asking (for some alms), but she found nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two daughters, and did not eat anything herself, and then she got up and went away. (…) (Sahih Bukhari)
Look at the generosity of the believers at the time of the Prophet ﷺ . First, that of Saidatina Aisha who gave the last remaining date in the house to the woman. She could have saved it for herself and her beloved husband ﷺ. But when the opportunity arose to help another in greater need, she took it, fully believing that the pleasure of Allah would suffice.
My view on polygamy (or to be specific, polygyny), as a Muslim.
If my husband had the means to, and he wishes to have a second wife, I’d welcome her into the family with open arms. Continue reading
It’s been over a month since our big day, thus this post is long overdue. I’ve been adjusting to my new role as a wife, and my first full-time job post-graduation.
Alhamdulillah our wedding went smoothly. It was a combined wedding but we managed to limit the number of invites to below 500 pax. Continue reading
This post is rather out-of-place from the usual topics I blog about, but I feel like I have to share a review somewhere. Perhaps it may benefit a buyer in the future in making a more informed decision. Continue reading
This short post will in’shaa Allah be part of a series of blog posts where I cover common cultural practices for weddings (in Singapore and Malaysia) through an Islamic lens, detailing the majority opinions regarding the permissibility of each practice.
A/N: All the content is based on my own research throughout my own wedding preparation. I am by no means an expert on Islamic rulings. Any corrections will be greatly appreciated.
Upholding our culture is important. However, we must be careful of certain practices that are contradictory with our Islamic beliefs. Applying henna for weddings has been commonly seen as mustahabb (encouraged) in our religion, but this is not always the case. In fact, there are some cases whereby applying and displaying the henna is haram (prohibited).