A Little Bit About Me
My name is Aaliyah, I'm 29 and I'm the mother of a four year old boy.
I grew up in a strict Islamic home and I was schooled at the best Islamic instution in my country, however ten years ago for whatever reason (Allah knows best) I stopped practicing Islam. I've never denounced faith and Christianity was NEVER an option... I just wasn't living the way an ideal muslimah should. I wanted to dress like the "modern day muslim girls" who believe there's nothing wrong with wearing tight fitted clothing "once it's long and covering" this eventually led to me not dressing at all because i thought to myself, I'd rather not shame Islam with these skimpy clothes and a "scarf" that I call hijab...so I was all out!
This was the worsttt ten years of my life but I thank Allah for the experience and the strength to return to the straight path.
Nothing happens before its appointed time...
One day while scrolling through an Islamic social media site I came across this quote, "oh son of Adam, you are nothing but a number of days, with each day that passes, so does a part of you"...at that very moment I had an epiphany, a moment of silence followed by uncontrollable tears. Allah alone knew how much I needed to see that post at that very moment. Twas then I made a promise to myself that I'd turn to my Creator and submit before I return to him. Only then it's too late. Allah is most forgiving, most merciful.
I decided that I also need to complete half my Deen Insha Allah and this is what led me to this site. I'm not perfect, I have flaws that I try to work on everyday but aren't we all? Wearing full ghabs is STILL a struggle for me I'm not going to lie but I'm working on it and I pray that Allah send someone who would assist me in being the best muslimah I could be. Sometimes we all need the extra support.
Well... This "little about me" section is becoming a bit too wordy. :)
Feel free to ask any questions and good luck to every brother and sister trying to find that special someone. Salaams