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My hijrah to Allah

In the month of March 2008, my labour pains began and I excitedly awaited the birth of my son. This would be my second child, and having spent hours on the internet and speaking to other ‘second-time-around mothers’ I thought that I would be holding my new baby in my arms within hours – a short second labour. However, Allah (SWT) knew that this would not be the case. Instead of a quick and easy labour, I spent the following three weeks in excruciating pain, contracting but not dilating. My pregnancy had not been an easy one either, with most of my nine months spent vomiting, lying down due to severe back pain or fainting due to anaemia. By the end of the first week of my three week labour, I had had enough. I tried everything within my limited capability to soften my cervix and force it to dilate – to no avail. I was tired, in pain and completely exhausted. It was at this point that a dear sister and friend gave me words of comfort that changed my life. Continue reading

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From Makkah… going back to Algeria!

Where are you from and where do you live?

I’m Brazilian, lived in London for 9 years , where I got married to an Algerian and reverted to Islam as well, alHamdulillah!
We have done our Hijra to Algeria in June 2006, then we moved to Mecca in 2013 where we currently live since!
We have plans to go back to Algeria in September this year in sha Allah! Continue reading


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How to apply for residence in Algeria (for non-Algerians)

To apply for residence in Algeria, you will have to visit the ‘bureau d’etranger’ at your local Police station. The following are the documents and paper works you will need to provide. But make sure to ask in advance! As each wilaya may ask for slightly different things (some may ask more, others may ask less documents). Continue reading


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From Tasmania to Algeria: the hijrah of sister Hanina

Where are you from and where do you live in Algeria?

Assalamualaikum. My name is Hanina. My mother is Australian and my father is Algerian. My father left Algeria when he was 16yrs old and came back at the age of 70yrs old. He even forgot his Arabic!!!. I was born in Tasmania and brought up in Melbourne, Australia. I came to Algeria when i was 18yrs old and I have been here for 12yrs.

How long have you been living in Algeria for?

I have been living in Babeloued, Algiers for 11yrs and I now live in Bouzareah.  Continue reading


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Hijrah: what for?

When we think about our hijrah, we start to list a series of things that we ‘wish’, almost ‘want’ before even moving to dar al-Islam.

The list could be long: first of all I want to live in THIS city, I cannot live anywhere else in Algeria, otherwise I prefer to stay in Europe (Allahul Must’an). I want a house, I cannot live in a flat…. my children have to attend a school that is 100% on the manhaj… my husband has to work during the day, not long hours please otherwise we won’t be able to see him … and the list could be even longer. We ask Allah to guide us and purify our niya.  Continue reading