when a woman knows her worth there is nothing that can stop her from achieving. She knows success is already hers. She knows that God fashioned her in the best of forms. She is persistent and devoted to being the best she can be in this short-term life. She knows the hereafter is her eternal abode and she wants nothing but the approval of her lord and a place in paradise.
Three years ago, I self-published “she knows her worth” as a gift of positivity to women of all nations, races and religions. As an African American Muslim woman, I Know greatly what is feels like to be left out of the “cool crowd” or what society deems as cool. I know what it’s like to be treated like an outcast. But faith and trust in my lord has brought me this far and will continue to bring me to the top. My message is for woman to value themselves, to realize that they are more than just their bodies. A woman is God’s gift to this earth. Know your worth!
Life has thrown many curveballs, I have been blessed to duck and dive and make my way out with the power of prayer and mercy of the lord. Trust In God is the ultimate key to it all. I will never loose trust in God for he has seen me through the darkest of days. The best way of adjusting to life as I know now, is living in the moment. This very moment is the truth, what is presented before me should be the only focus. yes it is great to plan for the future, but to ponder , worry and stress about what is to come is a great way to meet with anxiety and depression. We have no control over the future, there fore we must plan , hope for the best and leave the rest for the almighty to carry out.
Let go and let God
Living in the moment and focusing on the now leads to peace and clarity of thought. What was can not be changed or brought back. No sense of holding onto things that cannot be undone. Let it all go and let God take care of it all. One of the biggest challenges I have had for an extremely long time is letting go of the past. Anytime I would sincerely do my best to be on top and move to new heights in life, a cloud from my past would float to the top of my being and Rain on me showers of doubt, hate , regret, animosity and revenge. Holding on to the past has crippled me in many ways ; since letting go and moving forward with trust in the almighty, I have regained a better insight. The past has mad me feel bitter and ugly. But my overpowering faith continues to break me out of that nasty bitter place.
Art and the present moment
One of the reasons I love art , being an artist and creating is because of the great space it puts me in. Everything is present, every stroke of the brush , color of paint , hand movement etc gives me an airy feeling of just being. I thank you all so much for following and supporting me on my journey.
It is so important to be kind to others. you never know a battle someone is facing. Pretending is such a common practice most adhere to. Pretending to be happy, pretending everything is ok etc. So just because someone smiles and says they are ok , most of the time they are not. Just because someone has riches and success does not mean they are happy with themselves or their life. Life is Very hard. It is meant to be a challenge and test. So many deaths of suicide are all too common. I mean frequent, back to back; you here of not just only regular everyday people but A list celebrities. That should tell you something. No Amount of money or success in this world can bring you peace or happiness. Focus on God, focus on loving yourself. and most importantly be kind to others and especially to yourself.
give yourself love. you are worthy and deserving. spoil yourself, look at yourself and the mirror and get lost in your beauty. why do people mistake mistake self-love for being vain? Understand that loving yourself is a necessity, because if you don’t than who exactly will? Some people can mistake self -love for being self-centered or vain. because a person has a million post or pics about themselves or likes to look good or flashy, does not necessarily mean they are vain or want attention. They just understand that they are special and choose to love themselves as they should. Do not let anyone ever deprive you of loving you or make you feel less than what God created you to be. everyone is a star in there own way. some just choose an know how to shine that miraculous light God has given them.
There are so many tragedies going on in the world at this time. One of the most things to have at this time is Gratitude ,as well patience and faith. gratitude is so important, you have to be thankful for what you have, be thankful that you are alive. Everyday there are reports of people dying, loosing their homes, being oppressed at war etc. needless to say, if you are breathing, have a roof over your head and food to put in your mouth their is no reason to complain. When i see homeless people smile and have positive to say, when they have absolutely nothing, i know i have a long way to go as far as gratitude.
Patience is necessary to get through in this life. God is ultimately in control, you have to put that faith and trust in him and know that he knows what he is doing. without patience you become depressed, stressed and full of anxiety. patience is a true sign of strength and a person who has undoubted faith in God. The year of 2020 has taught me nothing but patience and reliance upon the most high. I am content that whatever is meant to be will eventually be.This year has brought about test that affect everyone and it should make us all stronger, wiser and closer to God. I am Thankful for the trials for in them are true blessings.
Ultimately, we must live with love, gratitude and patience. Life is about perseverance and faith. We have no control over anything. We don’t know when our last breathe will be, so there is no point in stressing on unknown things.Learn to love yourself and be kind to others. This year is a lesson that we will all remember, a blessing and a trial. Forgive and let go of the anger. Once you give it all to God you will feel renewed and at peace.
There is nothing more special to me than Eid. To fast and seek forgiveness, make dua and than to follow by an incredible day spent with family and friends. Nothing could possibly be better. This is the second eid this year. The first Eid was after the 30 days of Ramadan and this eid is after the 10 powerful days of Dhul- Hijr when pilgrims make hajj in Makka. One of the others things i love about eid is being a henna artist and doing henna for customers. Henna is like an Eid necessity. Beautify your body with designs is such an amazing thing to do for the Eid celebration. Despite all the craziness going on in the world of 2020 I thank Allah i got the chance to see a blessed eid.
This is a pic of me in which i did my own henna(on both hand). I guess i’m pretty ambidextrous when it comes to doing henna.
Henna is something i love and enjoy, I have been this art for over 10 years and thank God for blessing me to be an amazing artist.
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The title speaks for itself .Dragon fruit is definitely bae. One of the prettiest and tastiest fruit i have come across. Coming from America these fruits are not found locally in most grocery markets like apples and bananas. In fact, I don’t think i would have ever come across this fruit if i did not start my Healthy eating life style change. My trips to the farmers market have been miraculous ! The farmers market is where i came across this fruit. There is a particularly big farmers market in my area that serves fruits, foods, grains, herbs etc from all different parts of the world. One day i Went to the market to do the usual grabs my apples, bananas, spelt pasta, wild rice, mangoes ,seeded grapes and of course other little things. But this fruit caught my eye. It was aesthetically pleasing to they eye, almost like it was not meant to be eaten. I’m not usually one to try new things but I had to give this a new try.
The first time I tasted this fruit it was like i Was floating on air. It was sweet and moist. It just like melted in my mouth. It has like a trillion seeds in it, which i love! I only eat fruits with seeds and i enjoy eating the seeds. This fruit taste better than any candy! it will have you hooked. The first dragon fruit i had was the yellow one. The yellow dragon fruit is the sweetest of all the dragon fruits and has fewer seeds than the pink one. Both are undoubtedly delicious.
Facts and benefits of Dragon fruit:
It is recommended to do your own research on the fruit to find out more.
strengthens your immune system
Has a great source fiber
Great source of magnesium
High in nutrients
promotes healthy gut
where does the dragon fruit come from?
the fruit is native to southern Mexico and central America.
Ready to fall in love?
If you are ready to fall head over heels I suggest you go and try this astonishing fruit It will not disappoint. This fruit is a must on my grocery list when i go to farmers market It is a bit pricey but worth it. I rather spend money on fruits and food that will aid my health, than to eat food that will harm my body. My suggestion is that you(The reader)go and try a Dragon fruit today.