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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


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‘Eid-ul-Adha in Algeria

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Picture from Twitter @hijraenalgerie4

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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Hijra en Algérie : la découverte d’un pays fabuleux

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Hijra en Algérie: la découverte d’un pays fabuleux Il n’y a pas si longtemps que cela, un frère m’a mis en relation avec un « 3ammi » (un ancien de l’ancien) qui possède une fabuleuse entreprise en Algérie. Son rôle ? Il vend des formations à distance concernant les moteurs diesel, les moteurs essence, … Lire la suite


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“I felt like a stranger” – interview with a muhajirah from Algiers

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We have had the pleasure of chatting with sister Um Youssef, an italian revert from Naples who moved to Algiers in 2013. This is our little interview with her…

What have been the difficulties at the beginning of your ‘adventure’ in Algeria?

At the beginning I felt very lonely, my husband wasn’t with me and I have to admit that I have felt a strong loneliness. I am not talking about loneliness because of friends to talk to but because I felt as if I wasn’t ‘part’ of that world. It was very hard, I felt like a fish out of water. Other little things were the language, the food and the habits completely different from mine. I had to adapt to whatever was available, from every point of view alhamdulillah but this hasn’t been a big issue. The Algerian mentality was different from mine but I am not talking about kindness or good manners, absolutely, but the fact of being in a country completely different from the one I had been for the past 10 years, the UK, a country that evolves really quickly. However, I would say that the biggest difficulty has been the loneliness and alhamdulillah I have learnt what ‘being alone with Allah’ really means.

And the positive things ma shaa Allah?  Continue reading