“as salam alaikum brothers and sistars, good company is vital and this ayat, verse from the Quran is a great reminder to have good friends who remind you of Allah (God).

The Quran chapter 18 The Cave, ayat/verse 28

” And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.”

I love going out sometimes and yesterday went with dear friends to a local Turkish restaurant that i had wanted to go to for sometime. Turkish people make some of the best salads and i got into eating salad with breakfast after a trip to Istanbul,

turkish eid lunch nas fat 2018

I love being in turkey, it is so beautiful, so pretty, such a great reminder of how great Islamic societies can be and still are. I am an artist as well as a nutritionist maasha’allah and turkey is full of artisans. I had a chance to sit with this amazing humble sister who weaves carpets all day and showed her the Turkish tiles in the museum of Leighton house, where I was the first Muslim artist in residence over 10 years ago maashallah.

I love Turkish art the simple essential motifs of Allah’s creation, the flora the botanic are inspirational and medicinal 

karimah carpet lady turkish

In shaa Allah will go back soon but not before going  Ummrah, Saudia Arabia. That is my priority in sha Allah.


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