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A ‘taste’ of Hijrah

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As salam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

“Algeria mon amour”…………. Algeria a love that never dies.

Year after year, spending time there, knowing people, growing in the din, my love for Algeria has started to grow bigger and bigger and  now I can definitely say that I feel at home, my home, my dar al Islam.

This summer I left England with the hope in my heart that my hijrah could start but Allah had decreed that the time was not yet alhamdulillah.  Continue reading

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‘Eid-ul-Adha in Algeria

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What I am sharing here is my experience of ‘Eid-ul-Adha in Algeria but of course it could be the same in any other Muslim country, maybe with just few differences.

I have always spent ‘Eid-ul-Adha in Europe and the first time I have experienced it in Algeria, I have really understood the ‘meaning’ of that particular ‘Eid; nothing to do with the one I was used to spend in a non-Muslim enviroment.  Continue reading


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‘Eid in Algeria

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The first time I prayed ‘Eid (ul-Fitr) in Algeria was in a small masjid, well it felt small because there were so many women ma shaa Allah. The second time I prayed it (‘Eid ul-Adha) was in a bigger masjid, not far from home, and that was the best ‘Eid prayer I have ever attended, because of the imam recitation, may Allah preserve him!

Many of us living in the west, and maybe with a ‘not so traditional’ background, are used to spend ‘Eids with other sisters, or making the day ‘special’ for the kids. There are masajid organising ‘fun’ events for sisters and children so many of us get really involved and find the day of ‘Eid itself being hectic and exciting!  Continue reading