A Productive Monday, alhamdulillah

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahAlhamdulillah, had a pretty productive day today.  Got some work done and housework as well.  Cooked up a big pot of fuul so I can portion it out and freeze it.  Then I can thaw what I need each day, along with the ta'mayah I did yesterday.  Still have to make pita bread but there's only so much I can do in one day.I saw a story on ESPN today that was a real tear-jerker.  It's from a program called "Outside the Lines" … [Read more...]

How to make Ta’mayah (fava bean fritters)

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.  Here is my recipe for ta'mayah.  Now, I'm not Egyptian so I'm probably doing it "wrong", but this is my way and hubby likes it so that's good enough for me:1 pound dried split fava beans, WITHOUT THE SKINS!1 medium onion1 bunch of parsley3 cloves of garlic2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon cuminolive oilPlace the fuul in a large bowl and cover with water, using extra water, as the beans will soak up quite a bit. … [Read more...]

Updating my life

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahOkay, here I go again.  Cleaning my virtual house, as it were.  I have spent the morning online trying to streamlline my presence on the web.  New e-mail address, import the old ones, change my FB name, Google Voice.... Now I think I just have to check one e-mail address that everything feeds into.  Should make life a tad simpler.InshAllah today I will be productive.  Laundry, an ongoing process.  Making ta'amaya. … [Read more...]

I should be sleeping now

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahYeah, yeah, I know.  I put Zaid down to sleep half an hour ago.  I should have plopped down next to him right away.  I'm not drowsy at the moment so I'm waiting for the urge to snooze to kick in.  I figured I'd visit my poor neglected blog and see if we're still on speaking terms.First of all, Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters.  I pray you are having a beneficial Ramadan and that Allah accepts your … [Read more...]

Back From Wherever I Was

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahWow, I have this blog thing.  Almost forgot all about it.  It's been quite a while since I posted.  I do have an issue with ADD - I start many great and magnificent projects and then abandon them in mid-stream.  I have left a plethora of unfinished projects in my wake.  I think this time around my brain fog was made worse by my pregnancy.  I would say I had a bit of pre-partum depression.  Ah, well, may as … [Read more...]

This is a lnk to my house in Second Life

Land | SLSalaam Alaikum!This is my new home in SL.  I have to get some furniture in, and then I'm all set! … [Read more...]

Links for Learning Islam

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.  In conjunction with my radio show, www.blogtalkradio.com/sister-noorah, I am posting some links that will help people learn about Islam.  From the absolute beginner, to the lifelong Muslim, all can benefit from these websites:I read these books, now available online in .pdf form, before I was Muslim.  They present the beliefs of Islam clearly and in a readable manner:Islam in Focus:  … [Read more...]

From Snowmageddon to Snoverblown

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah and hello!  It's Wednesday night.  At least I think it is.  It's easy to lose track of time and date when you're snowed in.  One day seems much like another.  We got about five or six inches over the foot-and-a-half from the previous storm.  Still waiting for the snowplow to make the rounds. It's been not too bad.  Hubby is home, keeping busy with some stuff.  I am organizing our - yuk - tax … [Read more...]

How you can reach me… too much to fit on a business card!

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum! Here's all the ways you can reach me, either in my guise as Sister Noorah or by my real name, Nancy:http://twitter.com/SisterNoorahwww.blogtalkradio.com/sister-noorahwww.muslimahinprogress.blogtalk.comwww.islamicanswers.comhttp://www.examiner.com/x-38180-Fredericksburg-Islam-ExaminerSecond Life:  Noorah HaalanConnect with me any way you like! … [Read more...]

Links to Beneficial Websites

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahHere are some links to beneficial websites.  They are my "favorite few" to which I tend to recommend everyone.  There is so much information that you can spend a lot of time here, so I don't want to overwhelm you with tons of websites:www.islamicity.comwww.islamway.com - this pops up in Arabic, but there is a drop down for other languages for you to select.  There is a flash player here to show you how to make the wudu' … [Read more...]