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Happiness

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Nowadays, happiness is almost fading with all of these sorrows surrounding us from every corner. Starting from media to even people’s faces when we pass by, it feels as if they have forgotten how to smile, even though it has been proven that smiling does trick the mind into feeling happier and lift up the spirit, though I am not saying that we should be programmed to smile 24/7 without feeling any pain, of course not, however we can make each other feel a bit better, even just by a small act like smiling.

Nothing is 100% wrong nor 100% right, that is the essence of being alive, you have to, at some point, lose that happy moment and sad ones will replace it, but that teaches you to appreciate the moment you’re living in now and leave the rest either behind you and let it go, or in front of you and dream big. Learn from your past, don’t repeat it and work for your dreams and don’t let anyone defines what can you and can’t you do. See the brightness in every situation, no matter how dark it is, just try and you  will find a way.

It is really easy to want happiness, but it is hard to work towards it. My happiness is not as yours nor as anyone else. You are special in your ways of thinking, your dreams, your goals, even your fears and nightmares, these are only yours and only you should determine where is your happiness and how to work towards it. Don’t chase stars, be a star yourself and forget about the rest for a moment. Trust me on this one, nobody will ever want you to be better than them, no matter how hard they help you, they will never tell you everything. Humans are jealous by nature, so don’t be fooled by no one.
Trust yourself and yourself only, focus on what you want and go after your dreams not theirs.

Life is short, really short, don’t waste it regretting. Spread peace and joy and you will get that as well in return. 🙂

5 Tips To Breakthrough Your Mind

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What does it mean to breakthrough your mind? It means to actually grab the wheel of your life and make it work for you rather than letting them tough times get you.

I have always been a positive person, however I also face hardships and struggling phases in my life. I wanted to share with you my ways of breaking through tough times.
Keep in mind that we, humans are so different from one another, meaning that what works for me might not work for you.
First of all, you need to think about why is this happening? Is this issue fixable? If yes, then how can I change my actions to fix this? If not, then have faith and look at the other positive things around to de-stress the situation. The second thing that usually crosses my mind is, how bad is the situation I am in? Is it really big or am I exaggerating!
Finally, before jumping to what to do, sit with yourself quietly and think, think about the situation you are in, don’t let it consume you though, just give yourself opportunity to realize what is happening.

Now, I will share with you my 5 tips on how to breakthrough your mind:

  1.  Know what is the problem.
    As I mentioned above, ask yourself what is going on? When you realize the problem, it becomes easier for yourself to take actions.
  2. Write it down!
    When you visually see your issues, it declutters your mind, giving you more time to step out of that negative zone and physically be there or yourself.
  3. Talk it out!
    This tip is self explanatory. You can talk about the thing that is bothering you with family member or a close friend. I personally discuss issues with my parents, because they have such great experience which always helps.
  4. Stay positive and don’t lose faith.
    I know it is not the easiest tip, especially when you think you are in a deep hole and nothing is working well. Breath, and be grateful.
  5. Take action!
    Last thing you need to consider is to start taking actions towards fixing the situation, whether it is physical actions or brainstorming with the person in charge and start changing your reality day in and out.

 

Those were my tips, hope that you find them useful. Thanks for your time! ❤
Don’t forget to spread peace and love.

Stop being a sponge!

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Espoo, Finland

Positive people also have their negative thoughts, but the difference is that they know how to control them.  :Prince Ea.

I know exactly how it feels to be a sponge, in our today’s world it is kinda hard to “pretend” to be happy all the time, I’m not saying that positive thinking is wrong, but I am saying that you have to know that there is no healthy person who is positive and happy 24/7.

It is absolutely normal to feel down or even sad sometimes, I mean, we are just humans in the end, but the art is in not letting those thoughts to get into us and learn how to over come them.

A lot of people have been talking about the benefits of being positive and happy, some relate it to spiritual well being, some other relate it to health and so on.

I think there are a lot of tips out there to consider as very good habits that can help you become positive on the long run, you just have to do your research and find what works for you.

I am in general a positive person, but on the other hand I get cracked easily when I see a lot of negativity. I know it sounds weird, but I am sure that some of you might felt it before, like you wake up in the morning super optimistic and ready to ace the day and with the first news article you read by chance, you become that broken person that you didn’t want to be.

Our environment and surroundings have such a great influence, if you are surrounded by birds, waterfalls and trees you will get the vibe of freshness, positiveness and happiness, but if you are surrounded by loudness, aggressiveness and harsh environments you will soak the negative vibes.
I am not saying that you have to be in a positive place to be positive, I am just saying that the environment alone can do so much to us, then comes our turn on reflecting to those atmospheres or sometimes even people.

One of my favorite tips from Prince Ea is: stay away from negative people.

People have such a big influence in our life, you have to have people in your life for sure, but chose them right. You don’t have to be around someone who makes you feel bad about yourself or others, you need to be around those who keep you optimized, looking forward and seriously care about you.

Be realistic with a touch of gratitude and you will be just fine in this world 🙂

My posts might not be the longest, but this is my style. I like things to be short and meaningful.

Feel free to comment and tell me what type of person are you and how does it make you feel?

Thanks for your time!

Spread peace and love ❤

Pause, breath & start over!

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Photo taken by myself. 

How many times you find yourself stuck, deep in your thoughts without even having a good reason for that? You find yourself hopeless and filled with anxiety when knowing that there is nothing going on in your life at that time and everything is just the way it has always been and nothing new is happening? Let me tell you, I know exactly how that feels.
That’s when you know that you seriously need to pause, breath deeply and think: why is this happening? What needs to be changed and how!

We live in a world filled with rush and everything is just moving super quick to the point when we forget to think about our actions, until we clash into a wall without even noticing.

This is why we should take it easy, we are all here in this world for a known period of time, so use it in being kind and grateful rather than keep hustling and rushing without pausing and enjoying the small things around you.

Life is just a cycle of your own actions and reactions, if you want it to be positive and happy , be positive and happy yourself, so that it is more likely to get a nicer reaction and the cycle keeps going on.

I always try to implement new habits to improve my soul and over all health, and the most great habit I can advice anyone to start trying is positive thinking. It is the most powerful act of mind that could literally transfer your whole life and shift it from one angle to a whole different one.

Start looking at things from a different perspective, be a “good vibes” catcher and trust me, you will not regret it 🙂

#AskaMuslimGirl

 

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This article is meant to everyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, to learn at least a little bit about Islam and some of its conceptions and misconceptions. I wanted to write this article in the most simple way, because this is my style in representing myself.
I welcome any questions you might have, even the most silly ones and I will try my best to give you an answer. 🙂

 

 

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Women:

  • More than 1400 years ago, women were nothing more than slaves and mistresses.It was a crime to talk in any public place, because they were considered to be uneducated and not worthy listening to.
    There was no woman who is able to own any property. Women were traded, just like horses, and women were married of as business deals between men.
    Also, female children were berried alive and male children were kept alive to hold the name of the family.  Even after religions came and the messengers that were guiding people towards one God, still women were living poorly.
    Islam came with a different massage, an important one, which is fair and justice between both genders.
    Women in Pre-Islamic Arabia were not able to inherit property nor have a saying in society, Islam had changed the rule by giving  the women their rights to land and property owning ship , voting, the right to divorce and marriage to whom they choose.
    One of the biggest misconceptions about Islam is that Islam oppresses women by forcing them to wear the headscarf or the Hijab as it’s known, this is absolutely not true, Islam didn’t create the idea of covering the hair, it was in all religions before Islam as well.
    It was mentioned in The Bible, The Torah  and of course in The Qura’an, because women are not objects to be sold by how beautiful they look like nor how amazing their figure is, women should be presented based on what knowledge do they have in their brains and wearing a headscarf doesn’t make a woman any dumper, it’s just a fabric on their heads not on their brains!Being modest is not being oppressed or forced to do something, it is a choice that one woman take between herself and God.
    In  every one man who converts to Islam 4 women do, no women will chose a religion that oppresses them.All of these major religious share the same meaning regarding the vale or the scarf that is placed on the head to cover the hair and the chest, which is modesty and it is not just for women, it is for men as well.

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Education:

  • In Islam, education is not just a right for women and all human binges, it is a responsibility, in Islam Muhammad PBUH said (the first school of a child is the mother’s arm), and the first word that was relieved in The Qura’an was (Iqra) which means (Read) , it wasn’t (Oh man read) nor (oh child read) it was just Read for all humankind.
    One historical example about education and women in Islam was Aslamia- the first known Muslim physician, a young women who had learned so much about this science from her father, he trained her on everything he knew about caring for the sick,  so she went to the Prophet Muhammad at that time and asked him, Is it okay to provide healthcare? he said. Of course, of course!
    This example shows us that Islam does encourage women to seek knowledge and education.
    Also, Aisha the wife of the prophet Muhammad PBUH was an educated women, she used to give public lectures and encourage women to learn.فنلندا 2015 666^^ ‫(66)‬ ‫‬.JPGGod (Allah): 
  • Speaking about God, let me tell you something about Allah (which a lot of people think, Muslims believe in a different God).
    Allah is the word God in Arabic,the word Allah can not be used to anything else besides God, nothing else is called Allah except for God. The word has been chosen, because it is very unique, it doesn’t have any plural as in Gods nor gender as in God or Goddess.
    The God that Muslims believe in is the same God who brought all religions to this Earth and beyond, he is the God of Mouses, Jesus and Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them All).This is the only reason and  the most powerful one I think why Muslims call God “Allah”.

 


YouTube
videos that I encourage you to watch, if you would like to know more:
– Most 5 isconceptions about Islam ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciutXxazCqI )
– An example of women in Islam on TED-talks ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FETryXMpDl8 )
– What does my head scarf mean to you? ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zvlz5CxPE )
– Muslim Feminist on TED? ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWSDyJiIXg )

Thanks for your time and hopefully you like it and share it with those who might be interested in such topics. 
Don’t forget to spread peace and love 🙂 

 

 

Minimalism and me.

Why did I choose minimalism?

I hear this question quite often from both friends and family, the reason I think is because I am a person who used to love spending every last penny on junk and useless things for the sake of having money in my pocket.
I have never imagined myself reaching the point where I go out watch,  but not get except what I need! That was an impossible thing for me.
The reason why I chose minimalism as a lifestyle is because it works for me, as simple as that. I found myself in love with simplicity and quality over junk and quantity. I know it might not work for some people or even the concept might be hard for some people, but for me it was a relief.

How did I find about it?

I guess that it came right at my door knocking when I was wanting to look for a change to my attitude and way of living.
I am an organized person and I love to have a clutter-free kind of atmosphere, my biggest issue was with having more stuff than what I really need and use.

I started watching YouTube videos before reading anything to see what is this whole thing about and do I like it or not?
I remember my first playlist on You Tube was by Rachel Aust on her channel, I was really taken away by her beautiful and simple way of living and I was touched by it, I felt like I belong to this type of lifestyle.

I kept on watching more You Tube videos, then I started reading blogs and online articles about what is Minimalism and how to become one?
I found out about Jenny Mustard’s website and also her You Tube channel. I admired her way of presenting herself and her way of living in her own way which brings me to my next question,

What makes me a minimalist?

I have wondering about, what can make me a minimalist, yet I always find so different minimalists. They all share the same concept of (owning less and being more), but still there is diversity between them.
You find some minimalists saying that Minimalism has no definition, yet others say no, there is a criteria that makes you qualified for the Minimalist Tagline. Some others say that simplicity has to be in every aspect that means that you also have to be simple with your food ( meaning eating the closest to earth as in Veganism or Vegetarianism ) also your make-up , trash, books, pets,, etc.  I had to find my own way.
What did I do?

I developed my own way, I started to see what works for me in order to live simply while doing and having what I love.
I did my research and now it’s time to put in my own style.  The things that I love the most are experiences. I love trying new things and meeting new cultures due travelling, so I came up with this minim-plane of living simply and travel more often as a gift for not buying what I don’t need and only get what I want.

I am still not going to count my items, I will still get plants and get the things that brings me joy, because minimalism is a flexible lifestyle and I will enjoy it. 🙂

Writing is my escape.

Writing has been on this Earth since forever, some people enjoy it, others may not! I have been introduced to writing when I was a kid, I used to love doodling on paper and sometimes even on my own arms and legs. I thought that painting or drowning will be my thing, but I couldn’t find my self within these remarkable types of art.

I started school searching for what is this desire for using a pencil and why do I want to do it all the time? I wasn’t sure that it is called writing because it was not!

My Arabic language teacher used to always give essays to write as a homework, but I couldn’t wait till I go home and start it, so I always ended up with 2-3 more essays to do as my homework.

My father noticed that I write a lot, every time he comes to my room, he’ll find me writing. At that time I used to write short fantasy stories and sometimes an article about something I made up!

Recently, I found my self attracted to books. I discovered writers that write like me and it feels like they are me in a different body!

I am still not a professional writer, I would love to be one day, like my mother always says: The most successful person on earth was a bigginer one day.