I have been nominated for Sunshine Blogger Award, by the ever so generous Scottish Muslimah. I am always inspired by the talented Scottish Muslimah thought provoking blogs. And so extremely honored, humbled and honestly a little giddy to be amongst her nominees. I don’t think I’ve been nominated for anything! Thank you so much for thinking of me and supporting me in my blogging journey.
• Thank the person/persons who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.
Questions asked by Scottish Muslimah with my answers are:
What was the last book you read?
Last book I read was ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book encouraged me to do what I love doing, not holding back because of fears, failures and disregarding opinions of others. If it gives joy to you, that’s reason enough to do something about it.
What is your favourite film?
I don’t have an all time favorite film that I can think of. However I do find that I watch particular movies over and over again whenever it comes on tv such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Home Alone 1 and 2, The Goonies, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Devil wears Prada. There are also many more that escape my memory.
What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is that I binge on fries, YouTube and coffee. I sometimes have coffee with every meal, fries for breakfast and YouTube makes me forget about life.
Is there something you love which everyone else hates?
Thing that I love that other people don’t get sometimes is that I’m a morning person. If I have tasks to do I’ll get them done at 7 in the morning. I can’t sleep till it’s done so I jump out of bed eager to whack it out the park. However by the time it hits 3pm I’ve completely shut down. It can be annoying especially if the people I’m with are total opposite and they are lazy in the morning, whilst full of energy in the evening.
When was the last time you changed your mind about something?
I change my mind all the time, I’m always going with the flow and am not rigid person, as long as it doesn’t go against my core beliefs.
What do you love about your best friend?
My best friend is my sister, she is like my spiritual twin, she thinks exactly what I think, without me saying a word. So if I happen to go off course, she’s the one who brings me back and reminds me of who I really am.
What is your favourite word?
I don’t have a favorite word, but my kids will tell you my most frequently used word is, ‘No!’ Hehe.
What was the last thing you learnt?
I am currently learning Arabic language, albeit at a very slow pace. I surprise my self sometimes when I flick through Arabic channels, I manage to grasp an understanding of what is going on. This is huge for me, when I think back at what an impossible task I thought it was to learn such a complex language. It fills me with hope that with perseverance and eagerness, I will improve, the more effort I put into it. In sha Allah (if God wills)
If you could live in any country where would you live?
I’m living in a dream like country already – the UAE. I moved here four years ago and feel extremely blessed to be living in a Muslim country, where being Muslim is the norm, and not looked upon as alien, suspicious or backward. To be in a country where people can be who they want to be, live and let live, with a huge sense of safety and security for me and my children. I’ve never felt safer in any other country as I do in the UAE. What else could one wish for – Alhamdulilah! ( all thanks be to God).
If you had to live in a period of history, which would it be?
I would wish to be alive during the time of Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) lifetime. Even though I have no doubt that period would be extremely testing and full of hardships, but to be in his presence, being lucky enough to meet him or just being in a world where he is alive, would bring such tremendous comfort to the ummah.
Who was the last person you said ‘I love you’ to?
I’m constantly saying ‘I love you’ to my kids.
The 11 bloggers I would like to nominate are bloggers that inspire me, who bring a little sparkle to my day and lift my mood. I always take away something positive from their blogs, their blogs are so relatable and have helped me find tremendous clarity in one way or another.
The nominees don’t need to feel compelled to take part if you don’t want to, this award is just to show my appreciation for your blogs 💕
My questions for the nominees are:
1. Who inspires you?
2. What would you like to be remembered as?
3. What would you like to do which is totally outside your comfort zone?
4. What things can you not live without?
5. What’s your favorite book?
6. What is your favorite quote that you live by?
7. If you were the president of America, what one thing would you change?
8. What would you say to your younger self?
9. What’s your favorite comfort food?
10. What makes your day instantly better?11. What thing do you miss doing as a kid?