Three years + of being a Muslim….

… and I still can’t sit still on the floor for long periods of time. There are children in the mosque who fidget less then me. Legs crossed, legs folded, legs tucked underneath – pins and needles, must stretch legs, legs straight out in front. Hope no-one thinks I’m being rude by pointing my soles at them. Try to wangle feet so they point away. Feet get cramp from being at such an odd angle. Cross legs and repeat cycle.

Ah dear blog I have missed you. I have lots of ideas but very little time and what I want to write I feel like I need to sit down and take my time over and… see my sparkly crown? I wear it because I’m the queen of procrastination.

So in lieu of writing an actual post, I’m updating my blogroll.

New additions are:

# Abu Sinan
# Darvish
# Dictator Princess
# Impossibly Blue Skies
# Jamerican Muslimah
# Lucky Fatima
# Mama Mona
# Mother of One
# Multicultural Muslimah
# Muse
# Saudi Stepford Wife
# Sweep the Sunshine

I do love the islamiblogosphere. Masha Allah, there are some amazing writers and minds out there.

If you would like to be added to my blogroll, let me know. Note, everyone gets a comment by their link (hover the cursor over to read it). It generally involves alliteration, because I have a childlike fascination with it.

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15 Responses

  1. Oooh, I need to update my blogroll as well. But since I also wear that same sparkly crown, it hasn’t been done yet. 🙂

    So you and I had a major life change around the same time it seems: about 3 years ago, I left the US…and you became a Muslim. I think in both cases, the journey hasn’t been without bumps and fog, however I am happy to see that we both seem to be inspired, devoted and gratified by the new paths we are on.

    Hope you are well!

  2. Hi Safiya, don’t worry about moving your legs so much. Some people can take it, others get all kind of cramps and pains. I know what you mean, and I don’t think you can teach your legs to do differently 🙂

    I know what you mean about having ideas and not writing. Yet having no ideas or jumping from one to another is equally negative on blog productivity 🙂

  3. Assalaamu ‘alaikum. Put a prayer rug/scarf/towel over your feet when you stick them out, and inshaAllah no one will be offended. Or put your purse there. I have trouble sitting on the floor these days too, but I have been Muslim for nearly 25 years.

  4. omg! I’m so excited. lol

    and I love the comment you made. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it. 🙂 I am very much in love :). alhumdulillah.

    oh and sitting on the floor gets me too, usually it kills my back. blah.

  5. Salaam Alaikum everyone,

    Ali – Wow, what a coincidence. I’m really excited about your new plans, I hope it all goes well for you.

    Alina – I gues the idea is that a blog shouldn’t feel like an obligation. However, I am so lazy that most things feel like an obligation to me.

    Alajnabiya – Welcome to my blog! It feels a bit trivial compared to yours. Thank you for the link love, insha Allah, I’ll add you soon. Thank you also for the advice about the feet.

    Molly – Not only is your blog always very entertaining, but you are one of my most loyal readers, so the link love was long overdue. Insha Allah, you and Mr M.M will be in Egypt together very soon.

  6. Thanks for the welcome, but I think I have commented on your blog before. Maybe the old one. I’ve been a loyal reader ever since I figured out how to work an RSS reader.

  7. Hope to hear from you more!

  8. *BLUSH*

    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    islamiblogosphere love.

    xD

  9. Salaam Alaikum,

    Alajnabiya – Thank you, that’s really nice to hear. I’m glad I’ve finally discovered your blog.

    Abu Sinan – Insha Allah, a new post will be up on Sunday.

    Molly – Blog love is good love. Will you love us as much when you’re back with your habibi though? ;p

  10. I’ve been Muslim all my life and I still have to do the feet/leg movement cycle….I love my blogroll comment Fanks!

  11. I feel you on the sitting on the floor thing. It feels like kindergarten. I try to sneak to a place where I can lean against the wall, but it doesn’t always work out.

  12. Al-Salaam Al-Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh,Safiya Outlines!
    Masha’Allah,Molly can ONLY know that,if and when,she makes that move-Insha’Allah.
    Sabr,Sabr——————-I wish I had more,cause I’m goin’ CRAZY thinking about it.(LOL)!!!

    Masha’Allah-on the new blog Sister Safiya.you’re wonderful sense of humor and insight can heal so many who hurt[and so many do]

    May Allah(s.w.t.) bless YOU,Sweeeetness

  13. Uhm… Musa… do I know you? You sound like you know me…?

    Safs- you know its totally not about my love for you, it will be the love my internet access in Egypt has for me. If it loves me I’ll be filling the internet with random uselessness almost as often as I do now. In fact I’ll probably have more random absurdities once I’m overseas. lol.

    inshAllah. ;~)

  14. salam alaikoum and thank you for the link. The only way I can sit in the masjid is with my legs crossed. Or do like old men and one knee under your chin.
    And of course if you back up against a wall some auntie will get mad that you ganked her spot.

  15. As salaamu alaikum

    Ive read your blog several times, and i enjoy your posts!

    You dont “know” me but you’re free to add me to your blogroll,if you’d like 😀

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