A Hijabis Life & Times


My view of life as an African American Muslim. Striving to be more than my label suggests. Striving to be closer to Him, Allah(swt).
Los dos | She is his second daughter but takes up a lot of his heart. Today I saw him in tears and helpless because he couldn’t be the one under the knife for her. It’s déjà vu, he cried when she was born almost 11 years ago… Currently they are napping. He is basically watching over her. Good dad? Always #hisbaby #herprotector #vscocam #sleepyheads

Los dos | She is his second daughter but takes up a lot of his heart. Today I saw him in tears and helpless because he couldn’t be the one under the knife for her. It’s déjà vu, he cried when she was born almost 11 years ago… Currently they are napping. He is basically watching over her. Good dad? Always #hisbaby #herprotector #vscocam #sleepyheads

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A beautiful friendship | picked these up at @nordstromrack today on the humble. The start of my loafer collection. #shoes #camelhair #loafers #oneofmany #spring

A beautiful friendship | picked these up at @nordstromrack today on the humble. The start of my loafer collection. #shoes #camelhair #loafers #oneofmany #spring

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Focused | I don’t cry much, I use that energy to do other things. That energy makes me more creative. Classes start this week so I will be off my machine and in fact I am sending it to service. Better get this done today… lol #vscocam #sewing #craftygirl #frustrationfuelscreativity

Focused | I don’t cry much, I use that energy to do other things. That energy makes me more creative. Classes start this week so I will be off my machine and in fact I am sending it to service. Better get this done today… lol #vscocam #sewing #craftygirl #frustrationfuelscreativity

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Unpacking

I have to unpack my heart. I have to clear it out of all it’s hurt and pain. I must make room for what Allah(swt) wants and needs of it.

For what you may ask? I have no idea.
But whatever it is it had to be good for me. I pray it only brings me closer to Him(swt) in actions and deeds.

As I unpack and unload the hurt, shame, pain, doubt, confusion, anger… the over indulgence… And I pack true love, patience, mercy, peace, understanding and an open heart.

The tears have dried. My heart is full, open and ready to receive…. All that He(swt) has to give me.

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My view | ☕️ #vscocam #coffeeinmycup #etsyfind #toocute #nocoffenoconversation

My view | ☕️ #vscocam #coffeeinmycup #etsyfind #toocute #nocoffenoconversation

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My book came. Snow day is a reading day. #vscocam #ilm #ijazaah #imamwill #workingonit

My book came. Snow day is a reading day. #vscocam #ilm #ijazaah #imamwill #workingonit

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Masjid Nabawi, Madina KSA

Masjid Nabawi, Madina KSA

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Wanderlust

Him : (whispering) Are you asleep?
Me: (lying) No, why what’s up?
Him: nothing, I just wanted to smell you.
Me: (smiles) But I smell like you.
Him: (bigger smile) I love that smell on you.
*fade to black*

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Earlier to day| this is my mom. My mom is not Muslim. But you see her helping my daughter and her sister Girl Scouts learn to knit and crochet today. Alhumdulillah for having a supportive parent. Alhumdulillah for alway having someone on my side, when others no longer wanted to be there. #mymommyrock #girlscouts #volunteer #interfaithfamily #igotochurchtoo

Earlier to day| this is my mom. My mom is not Muslim. But you see her helping my daughter and her sister Girl Scouts learn to knit and crochet today. Alhumdulillah for having a supportive parent. Alhumdulillah for alway having someone on my side, when others no longer wanted to be there. #mymommyrock #girlscouts #volunteer #interfaithfamily #igotochurchtoo

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J A M E E L A H | the only way to describe where I have sat for salah all day. This was taken between magrib and ishaa. Jameelah is Arabic for beauty. I have seen so many beautiful sisters from all over the world. Indonesians. Malaysians. Africans. Turks…. U name it.. It’s here. Alhumdulillah for the blessing and opportunity from my Lord (swt) to be here. #nofilterneeded #masjidnabawi #medina #umrah2014 #happiestplaceonearth

J A M E E L A H | the only way to describe where I have sat for salah all day. This was taken between magrib and ishaa. Jameelah is Arabic for beauty. I have seen so many beautiful sisters from all over the world. Indonesians. Malaysians. Africans. Turks…. U name it.. It’s here. Alhumdulillah for the blessing and opportunity from my Lord (swt) to be here. #nofilterneeded #masjidnabawi #medina #umrah2014 #happiestplaceonearth

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