Sunshine Blogger Award

Many thanks to @ChasingSakina for nominating this blog for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ ! I appreciate it, Jazakillahu Khairan ❤   Please do go check out her wonderful writing 🙂

The Rules:

 • 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.



1) What are some of your goals for this month?

Getting closer to the Creator, thinking this much more and talking that much less, meeting new people outside of my normal sphere, studying, and beginning to work on a very special project 🙂

2) What inspires you?

Passionate people. One of the most moving things is to witness a person love something so much that it drives them to work like never before to fulfill it. They carry a sparkle in their eyes, fervor in their actions and purpose in their speech. Their passion affects anyone who graces them with their company…its a nice thing to have rub off on you 🙂

3) Who was the last person you hugged?

My mom 🙂

4) What are some of your favourite quotes?

The answer of this question is ever changing! And because of this I’ll just give one of my recent favorites…but it does come with a wonderfully long story 🙂

In the story of Musa (a), when the Pharaoh had announced his intention of killing the Prophet, to his advisers, and they were mutually plotting his death, a man of the Pharaoh’s courts and family stood up in a timeless moment of bravery, exposing his own hidden faith and challenging the tyrant with these words : ” Are you going to kill a man just because he says: “Allah is my Lord!”  He proceeded to stun the array of royalty subservient to the Pharaoh, in an account recorded in the Quran in Surah Al Ghafir.

Generations later, when he was Khalifah, Ali (r) asked: “Who is the bravest of men?” . They said : ” You are.” He replied, ” I have never dueled anyone and lost, but the bravest man is Abu Bakr.” Then he recounted a story that took place when the Muslims were being persecuted by the Quraish, and the Prophet Muhammad (saw) had been attacked by a man in the heat of his anger. No one dared or had the courage to defend him against his aggressor. The man viciously threatened the blessed Prophet and he seemed on the brinks of a painful death, when through the onlooking crowds pushed a lone figure. He approached the man who held the Prophet and painfully asked, in front of the stunned crowd, quoting the Ayah of the Quran : “Are you going to kill a man just because he says: “Allah is my Lord!”  ? {Surah Ghafir, Ayah 28} 

 Then Ali asked: “Who is better Abu Bakr or the believer of the family of Pharaoh? ” The people remained quite. He said: “Why don’t you answer? In the name of Allah, one moment in the life of Abu Bakr is greater than the entire earth full of the likes of the believer of the family of Pharaoh! The believer of the family of Pharaoh was a man who concealed his faith while Abu Bakr was a man who proclaimed his faith.”

I love this quote or perhaps more so, the entire story, because it displays the virtue of being the one who speaks up against injustice, even if you are just that, one. Indeed, both men faced massive opposition in the path of combating injustice, and the choice of silence was always easier. They risked their all for the prevalence of justice, a principle that if we had even a bit of, would go a long way in making this world a better place 🙂

5) What colour comes to mind when you think of peace and why? 

Blue! The sky and the sea are the two elements between we are placed, and their default is always so serene and calming. The vast expanses fill the onlooker with an indescribable feeling of contentment, which is what I think of as peaceful.

6) What are three of your favourite books or TV shows?

I love anything classical 😛 King Arthur, Little Women, Robin Hood…I must confess though, the list goes far beyond these three. They were just the most significant ones that came to thought at the moment 😛

7) What are you grateful for right now?

As I write this, I can look out my window into a full mooned, yet dark sky…and I wonder about those who don’t see its radiance through a pane, rather who will sleep with nothing to cover them tonight. Exposed. Scared. I’m grateful at for the enormous blessing of safety and comfort and the privilege of not knowing real fear.

8) What adds meaning to your life?

Thought. Without it you wouldn’t be able to acknowledge life’s beauties and understand its challenges. Thought adds meaning to everything.

9) What are your pet-peeves?

This is going to be interesting! I simply abhor it when I can hear people chewing or doing anything vaguely gross with regards to their digestive tract. And on a completely different note, I don’t like small talk. It drives me crazy when both parties know that what they’re engaging in is completely superficial and all in the name of formalities. It would be a lot more human if we just said what we meant just a bit more, lol 🙂

10) What do your admire about your parents?

I admire their willingness to sacrifice so many unimaginable things for the sake of a lifestyle and cause they believe in. They’ve had certain priorities set for their children that they were willing to pursue in anyway, shape or form. Even if it meant literally moving to a different place because of it. Jazahumullahu Ahsan al Jaza’a

11) What do you love about the area that you live?

The community spirit is very strong! People are always very supportive and caring for their fellow neighbors and community members. There is always a network in place to take care of people if they fall sick, who are elderly, or just generally if you need help. You always feel cared for and part of a bigger family of kindred spirits 🙂

P.S. I loved answering these questions! ~


My nominees are :  thari – The Rock in the River

   Misfit Narrator  – Misfit Narrator

    Suma Fiore – Suma Fiore

      ollieforreal – Note to My Sanity

    Jannah as my Goal  – Jannah As My Goal

(I am having trouble nominating eleven blogs, but if you’ve virtually interacted with me recently, I nominate you!) 

Here are my questions for the nominees!

  1. Who are you? If you have introduce yourself without the expectations and confines of people, (egs. careers, positions, jobs) what would you want a person to know you as?

2.  Describe a couple of small instances in life that make you genuinely happy 🙂

3.  What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail? Would it be the same without            the challenge?

4.  What makes the people you look up to special?

5. If you had the opportunity to address the entire world for 1 minute what would you                say?

6. What is some integral part of your daily routine that without it, feels incomplete?

7.  What is a special memory you have of your childhood?

8.  What is something you love to do?

9.  What is the best thing you’ve read in the past month?

10. If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be and why?

11. Where would you like to travel to and why?


And a final note to anyone who has kindly nominated me for things in the past, I apologize for not getting around to doing so!


13 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Salaam, Khadijah!!! 🙂
    It’s me, Fatimah. Love your pictures! You are one good photographer.
    My favorite is the one you did during fall (I think). I like your nature and scenery photos. They’re pretty.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this! SubhanAllah there is so much wisdom in the ahadith of the companions of the prophet S. I feel honored that you nominated me! I’m excited about answering the questions you listed! iA i’ll do it as soon as I can 🙂 🙂
    – from Missouri, USA

  3. Your pet-peeves align with my own. Sometimes I ask weird questions to people simply because I don’t want to ask the usual how are you/how’s the weather/what do you do nonsense. Then, seeing whether or not their reaction is weirded out or happily engaging, that makes me decide whether or not they’re someone I could actually be friends with. It’s a flawed system, but it works for me.
    I very much like the added bit to your first and third questions. You seem great :]

    • This is frankly so interesting, because I do the exact same thing😂 I thought I was the only one, it’s flawed but fool
      proof as well! Thanks and so do you😊

  4. I’m so glad you answered the questions, your answers were wonderfully intriguing and gave so much more insight to your beautiful personality, Allahuma Barik Feekie ✨💛 Thank you for taking the time out to share them. I particularly loved the stories you shared, I’ve never heard both in a context like that before! 🙌🏼✨

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