How ya doing? This is the first most casual blog I’m writing (or rather typing). In this section I’ll be talking about random topics, tips on random topics, your suggestions (if there are any people reading my blog), and I don’t know.. I’ll surprise you I guess?
I’ll tell you a bit about myself, cuz connecting with people means you have to be transparent about who you are and how well you mean. My name is Nusrath. I’m an 18 year old girl (recently turned 18, so still hyped up about it). I was born and raised in Sri Lanka. I’m a Sri Lankan Malay. I am the eldest child in a family of five. I have one sister and one brother. Like I mentioned in my icebreaker, I’m a very forward and confident person. I love writing (and speaking) about topics I feel are very important. Capturing photographs is what I do in my pastime. I love capturing those moments you might never get again. My mum is my rock. She’s my inspiration. My dad is my biggest fan. My siblings are the typical siblings, adorable and annoying, but I love them to bits. I’m more of a what you’ll call a modern Muslim, I do believe in God completely, I try my best to follow my religion as much as I can, but I am also bold and fearless. I am ready to conquer the world (not literally, but get what I mean?).
As to why I started blogging, I always have wanted to but I needed that extra little push to get me started. I am writing my A/Ls this year. (If you are not familiar with that, in Sri Lanka that’s the final exam you have to sit for as a schooling student. It’s the exam which selects you for university. Sri Lanka provides free education, but to a limited number of students due to limited facilities, and to receive it you have to be one of the top achievers in the country.) So these days I am quite busy preparing for it. However, like any other student I found myself procrastinating. The worst part was I was procrastinating doing nothing. Just sitting and staring at oblivion. So I thought of turning to blogging to divert my procrastinating (or if I stop procrastinating, my well deserved breaks) to something useful, to something I’ve always wanted to do. And here I am.
I guess that’s enough about me for now. I don’t want to bore any of my readers to death. That’ll be terrible cuz I won’t have any readers after that, and it’ll be indirect homicide which I want no part of.
Until we meet again, adios amigo!
Are you a recent convert? Or are you planning on converting to Islam in the near future? Either way, are you looking for someone to talk to about it? To be friends with? To help you grow as a Muslim? Well then, while I can’t guarantee I’ll help you become the perfect Muslim, this is the place for you.
While I was watching a few youtube videos about Islam I couldn’t help but realize how many people (especially girls) were out there, commenting on the video, asking for advice because they’ve converted recently and are keeping it a secret or don’t have anyone to talk about it. It was quite upsetting. So here I am, trying to be there for you. So please let me be there. I’m open to any ideas and suggestions as to how I can do that better.
If you try googling that, this is what you would get.
“The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.”
Islam, is a way of life. It is a guide to all of mankind. It encourages one to give due attention to their relationship with God. Islam teaches that through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God, a soul would find peace and happiness.
Islam places great importance in the belief that the soul gives life to a human body. Likewise, in its absence, the human body dies and disintegrates. However, the soul is eternal and will be reunited with the body on the Day of Resurrection, when God will raise everyone to answer for their deeds on earth. Islam encourages the individual to focus on keeping the soul healthy, through the remembrance, obedience and worship of God. There should be a correct balance in strengthening the soul and not over-indulging with the pleasures of the body.
The only reason I typed all of that is because I wanted to present to you some kind of introduction to what Islam is. This is not a blog where I’m going to preach my faith. I am still in the process of understanding and learning about Islam as well so who am I to preach it? Why I brought up Islam is because I am a Muslim, I’m proud to be a Muslim, and it’s sad how many people have so many misconceptions about the religion and how many people hate Muslims. Racism is an issue I’ll be talking about later on. I can relate to it personally, so I think it’ll be an interesting topic.
Anyway, getting back on track. This category on my blog is for anyone out there who’s interested in learning about Islam and the struggle of Muslims in today’s world. The sub categories of Islam would be directed towards Muslims (especially my fellow Muslim sisters). You’ll find out more about this as we go. Happy reading!
Islam is one of the most taboo topics nowadays. When you hear the word Islam, most people tend to think of all the violence around you. In this category, I’ll be trying to show you the true side of Islam, the everyday life of a Muslim and much much more. Don’t you worry, I’m just an 18 year old girl. I’m not going to scream at you like most of the Islamic scholars you see on TV. I’m just going to show you things from my point of view (which is a very innocent point of view).
Have you ever wondered if there was anything more you could do with your life? Like you know, for example, change the world? Put an end to poverty, put an end to child labor, put an end to world hunger, put an end to all the violence around you, put an end to global warming.. The list would go on and on, because why? Our world has a million problems which needs solutions. Our world needs fixing. And who may be out there to fix this broken world? You. Me. All of us.
I am the kind of person who gets inspired easily. I love getting inspired. I like that feeling of goodness entering me. I always tend to think, why can’t I do that? Why can’t I inspire people? Why can’t I help change the world? And you know what I thought? Why is the beginning of each of those questions “Why can’t I” ? Instead, how about I change it to “How can I” ? So when I thought about it for longer, I realized I need to reach out to the world. I wanted to connect with people who are just like me. I wanted to share my thoughts, know what others think about it, make the thought even better with the help of people around the world, provide a platform for others to share their thoughts (this part I’ll be working on with time since I’m new to blogging), and so on. What is the best way to do that? The internet. Things tend to go viral in the internet all the time. But what’s the point in having it all figured out but not putting it into action? So here I am, in my attempt to change the world, one step at a time.