Friday, August 21, 2009

Ramadan Kareem & Yay, I Got an Award!

Ramadan is tomorrow for most of the world, so I'd like to say Ramadan Kareem to everyone! May it be a blessed spiritual month for all of you, inshallah =)

Stacy aka Fahiima
gave me an award! Yay!

Here are the rules:
The rules of this award are:
•List five current obsessions.
•Pass the award on to five more fabulous blogs.
•On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
•When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well.
Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by leaving a comment on their blog.

5 current obsessions:

Tariq Ramadan

I love his books, his interviews, his show, everything! His ideas are so refreshing, and it's weird to think that his father and grandfather were both pretty extreme in their ideas on Islam, whereas he turned out to be such a moderate.

- Berries

I've been eating them like everyday! They're sooo yummy

- Dance classes at the gym

Just joined a new gym here in Den Haag so it took me a while to gather up enough courage to try out the classes. Turns out they're amazing and lots of fun :)

- Masters

Can't wait to start my Masters, inshallah. I miss going to classes, debates, and writing papers (I'm pretty sure I'm going to take this back in 2 weeks).

- Being in Holland

Although it's still hard for me (being alone, etc), I do enjoy living in Holland - fresh, clean air; organization; nice people; healthy food; no sexual harassment. Holland really is a beautiful country, mashallah.

Okay, I pass this award on to:

Umm Omar
Sarah the Seeker
Sarah Elizabeth
Faith in Writing
Lifes Struggles

I know that's much more than 5 but I couldn't choose!
I actually want to tag everyone that reads my blog and comments, cause I'd love to hear all your answers! So if you're reading this, please comment!


nadia said...

An award on the first day of Ramadan! Wow ... thank you so much, Sis *hugs*

May you have a very happy and blessed Ramadan :)

nadia said...

PS: Where is the award?

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Haha sorry, forgot to post the picture. It's there now =) It's more about answering the question, I think. Ramadan Kareem =)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I like Tariq Ramadan too. I find myself drawn towards moderates like him more as of late. I like that he's moderate, yet still knowledgable.

Anonymous said...

Yaay, and Ramadan Mubarak!!! :)
I'll get around to posting mine sometime. :) I don't know a whole lot about Tariq Ramadan, but he sounds interesting.

ellen557 said...

Awww teehee thank youuuu! I'm all gooey now :D

Ms. Mango said...

Ramadan Kareem!

Jaz said...

Happy Ramadan! Best wishes for your Masters, nice post!

Thank you for passing on the award :)!

Sarah the Seeker said...

Thanks so much! I awarded you back, but you don't need to do the tag again :)
How is the fasting going in Holland? I've managed two days now and it actually hasn't been as bad as I imagined, thankfully. I hope you're having a good Ramadan so far.

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Stacy: yes, moderation is the way to go, I think :)

Aynur: you should check him out on youtube, I think you'd like him :)

Ellen: hehe welcome :)

Ms Mango: Ramadan Kareem to you too sister :)

Jaz: thanks sister :) Hope Ramadan is going well for you...

Sarah: thanks for awarding me back, hehe. Ramadan is going well; in my head I thought it would be reeeallllyyy hard and it hasn't been, thank God, despite the long hours. Just had iftar so I'm all full and sleepy, haha.
I'm so happy you're fasting! I remember when I first started reading your blog and you weren't sure which religion you belonged to, and look at you now fasting :) Mashallah!

Umm Omar said...

dance classes at the gym-You ARE brave!
Thanks for the award!