Sunday, November 9, 2008

Alhamdulillah ... today is my 1 year anniversary of being a muslim ... so what has happened to me in the last year ... Subhan'Allah ... sooo much ... I have so many blessings masha'Allah that it would be impossible to count them all!!!
I am not even sure where to begin ...

Since I reverted I have learned soo much ... I learned how to pray ... I learned the words to my prayers in Arabic(alhamdulillah)and some of the short surats ... I have begun to learn the Arabic alphabet and to read some words ... I have read countless hadeeths ... and I learned how to put on a hijab ... I learned to accept the stares I get from old aquaintances and strangers when they see a white woman in hijab ... I learned how to answer questions about Islam and the rights of women in Islam ... I have begun to learn how to talk about Islam to my children and to my friends ... I have learned to recognize which people are true to their Islam and which are trying to take advantage of a good hearted woman and try to gain visas. Subhan'Allah ... May everyday I continue to grow in my knowledge and eman ... Ameen

Since my new birth so many things have happened ... subhan'Allah ... I managed to find the strength to break off my old relationship ... I have started dressing as Islamically as I can ... I found a wonderful new husband ... my 2 older daughters have said shahada ... and I have begun to spread the good word of Islam to friends and neighbors of mine ... and even my father has taken an interest in Islam alhamdulillah ... Inshaa Allah everyone I meet and know can learn about the true Islam ... what Islam really teaches ...

Today I decided to start something new with my family ... we made a prayer jar ... so every time my girls pray with me ... we put a dime for each child in the jar ... in shaa Allah my son will hop on board too ... I thought since they already get pretty much everything they want they will be praying for charity ... subhanallah they love the idea ... when the jar is full ... we will donate the money to the masjiid or to the charity of their choice ... I think this is a wonderful lesson about caring about others and also about getting them to want to start praying regularly in shaa Allah

Anyhow I am still on the road of learning one year later ... and inshaa Allah I will continue to learn ...

11 comments:

Mina said...

Mashallah, you have come a long way and accomplished alot in such a short time you should be so proud of you:)

May Allah continue to guide and protect your family always.
Ameen

Amina said...

Ameen ... thankyou sister ... I am doing what I can with what Allah has provided ...

Umm Travis said...

yay! You have a blog! Looking forward to more nice posts :) In shaa Allah! Mubrook!

Amina said...

shukran sister ... I intend to do much more with it as soon as I figure out all this blogging stuff ... and as soon as I get my writing cap on... I have soo many sites i want to share too ...

Anisah said...

Salam alaykom...
sister, you have accomplished so much more than I did in past 4 years !! masha'allah
The prayer jar is a super idea..and I thik I will try this as well. Might even encourage me on bad days, Inchaallah.
Anyway...glad to meet you and looking forawrd to more reading :)

Salams. and My Allah continue blessing you and your family, Amine.

The very heart of Islam said...

Assalamu alaykum. I am very happy that you are learning Islam. May Allah reward you for your efforts. I hope your father and your son will enter Islam as well. If they are interested in in Islam, tell them about Tawheed. That is the most important thing. Or have them read my article that talks about Tawheed. Try to reflect on it yourself too, maybe it will strengthen your faith and confirmed that you masde the right decision when you accepted Islam. May Allah have mercy on you.

Inexplicable Muslima said...

Salam Alaykom Sister Amina!!!

It's nice to find a Wicca to Islam revert online!!! I'd really love to chat with you and ask advice about how to explain to my family about Islam, since my family is Wiccan and I want them to understand my faith a little more.

Salam Alaykom!

Abdul said...

Assalamu Alaikum,sister,

may Allah give u prosper here as well as hereafter.
and i found from your profile u mentioned ur astrological star and year,its not in Islam,so i request you to follow hadith(prophet's life and preachings)(PHUH)properly.
but happy to hear that u are a muslim.Alhamdhulillah.
by
Abdul rahman

Amina said...

w'alaikum salam brother the astrological sign happens automatically if you put in the date and year of your birth I think (maybe I am wrong... but I didn't even notice) ... thanks brother for pointing it out ... I will see what I can do about removing it ...
Jazak Allah Khair

Abdul said...

thanks sister for your immediate try to remove it.may Allah fullfill your thoughts.

brother,
Abdul rahman

Abu said...

try the following site for Quranic/Classical Arabic

http://www.80percentwords.com/