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HopefulBeliever

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  1. Erm... this post took an interesting turn. Thanks to those that stayed on topic and for leaving thoughtful responses. It would be good to hear from those with experiences marrying into Sunni families. My Sunni friend interested me to a good Sunni guy which is what triggered this post FYI.
  2. Salam alakum, I have posted before about my difficulty in finding a Shia male spouse. I haven’t even come close to finding somebody so I would appreciate that for this post you do not advice me to do this as I know this is the ideal scenario/ options. I would like to know your experiences of meeting and marrying somebody Sunni. How did you navigate the process. Is there anything you’ve learnt or what would you do differently? I would rather you share your own personal experiences or those of somebody you are genuinely close to. I’d just like to say I am in two minds about whether ma
  3. Just a metal pizza dish which worked out ok. I had it with shakshuka, a Moroccan breakfast dish . Only thing is I used too much oil to coat the pan so I would use less oil if I was doing this again.
  4. I tried this today and it was delicious and surprisingly moist!!! My dad bought gram flour by mistake a few months ago and wasn’t sure how to use it up. You can buy gram/ chickpea flour from south Asian/ Pakistani stores it’s a staple in their diet as it’s used for pakoras.
  5. I eat a gluten free diet and just came across this. I’ve never heard of this type of bread. What’s the origin? Can’t wait to try it as we have tons of chickpea flour. Also I love the za’atar addition in the recipe! I don’t have a cast iron skillet, could you recommend an alternative?
  6. Salam Alakum, I am currently working full- time from home during this pandemic and would like to help wherever I can. I have heard that there is a shortage of volunteers in the community, particularly women, able to do ghusl for the dead. I have just registered to be trained to be able to perform ghusl. I’ve never seen a dead body before and have never fully considered doing this. One of the reasons I’m doing this is because I beleive it is our duty to step up at this difficult time. Many of us have signed the petition asking the UK government to ensure Muslims are not cremated durin
  7. Salam gents, In your experience meeting and getting to know women (for marriage of course), do you like women to be less forward and more mysterious, playing hard to get? I’m pretty up front with guys and openly show that I’m interested but perhaps I should hold back a little. What do you think?
  8. Salam alakum, Alhamdilalah I am a practicing Muslima with faith in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I experience real moments of connection with Allah on a day to day basis and during ibadah and understand from a rational/ logical perspective that He knows what's best for me with regards to putting me through hardship, making me wait to meet a partner and reach my career goals etc etc. However, I feel like my heart does not fully believe this because why am I anxious about the future, uncertain and unsatisfied with my current situation? I'd like to know if you struggle with this with
  9. I have rarely picked up a gripping Islamic book. The issue is that most Islamic books tend to be poor translations or too textbook like. Also, the books about the Prophet and Imams don't tend to contain many biographical elements but typically tend to touch on generic hadiths whilst complimenting and praising these wonderful personalities without any justification. I want to learn about their up-bringing, childhoods, challenges, struggles, relationships, encounters etc. I would appreciate any book recommendations that you have read and enjoyed as a native- English speaking person consider
  10. Salam alakum, Growing up I listened to various genres of music. In my community I was surrounded by individuals/ family/ friends who were very strict and did not listen to music at all under any circumstance (they would walk out at weddings with music playing) and others who would listen to music in every circumstance. I saw it as harmless, it generally lifted my spirits, entertained me and allowed me to relax. My favourite genre was "indie" music which had no/ minimal profanity and was rarely offensive. However, over the years I stop listening to music for the duration of Ramadan an
  11. Salam alakum, I appreciate your responses. I have become a lot more flexible with age- even considering guys 8-9 years older as I now realise older guys are more likely to be mature and want to settle down. Although the older the guy the more I start to think that he may have messed around in haram relationships if he has never settled. Anyhow- that's a discussion for another day and I am giving these guys a chance. I am also looking for men online on various match-making websites... I am very active in the community and have many interests but very rarely do you get anybody approaching
  12. Thank you for your response. I actually live in London- probably one of the most diverse, shia packed city outside of muslim countries. My issue is just the quality men available for marriage.
  13. I'm ok thank you. Marrying somebody my father's age is a tad disturbing. Also, the generational gap is too much- our mentalities would be very different. Even the imams recognise the differences and gaps between generations.
  14. Of course, marrying a sunni is a last resort particularly because of the issue of raising children. Yes, all of the guys I've met but just don't seem to know how to keep a conversation going or have any interests outside of the gym or shisha. I've met plenty of interesting non- muslim non-shia guys in my life but all the prospective men have been dull and in-inspiring. Probably just my luck or maybe all the good guys are taken, lol. Tbh a lot of my beautiful, intelligent, practicing friends are single and it really boggles my mind. Like you said I can't fake my personality and don't
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