Hey WHI:

And Salams to my Muslim followers/readers:

Whats up, hope things are...well, to say the least.

C'mon, we gotta have some hope for 2020 right?

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Nah, forget I said that, lol. Lets face it, at this point. It'll get worse before it gets even worse. Call me pessimist, but its just how its been.

Praying for better days though, thats all we can do right?

Anywho, I'm dropping by with another article. Actually a new little article series that I'm trying out. As is the title, its going to be called Ten lessons/Ten Things. Basically, and this is mostly for my Muslim readers (while of course others can read too), I will just be posting ten Islamic gems (or lessons/reminders) that I think will be beneficial. I think its important that we remind ourselves of our purpose and trying to navigate through life...and I also wanna keep tryna connect with my readers. Alot of you do read my writings and I just appreciate you all for that.

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And I want to keep writing things that may be useful. And the part of the title where I put Ten things, will be basically just ten random things I just wanna write. Whether if its ten facts about me (which I'm doing in this one), ten favorite quotes, ten things to be grateful for, ten lines of something I'm writing, my top ten of something....you get the jist. That way I mix it up with some learning and some fun.

I don't know how often I'll keep up with this, for now I'm only experimenting, but the goal is to do this at least every couple of weeks or so, in sha Allah (if Allah Wills). I want to see if this is something people will come back to read and enjoy, and most importantly, remind myself of some of these things too.

So, without further ado, here we go.


Ten Lessons:

  • It is okay to put in some work for this world, but we should put in the same effort, if not more, for the Next Life too. Try to invest in what we work for in this world into the Next.
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  • You shouldn't look forward to having a big following, for you will be accountable for that following. Lowkey is always better.
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  • Do not expose your sins and be proud about it. We should do our best to turn to Allah and repent. Exposing yourself only removes the covering Allah gave you for those sins.
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  • Regret is one of the worst feelings to have, but it is better to regret now than later. And regret that brings you back to Allah is better than regret that makes you lose hope in Him.
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  • You are not your doubts unless you act on them.
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) observed: Verily the Great and Mighty Allah forgave my people the evil promptings arising in their minds, but they neither talked about them nor acted upon them. (Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 239)
  • Fasting helps when it comes to self- control. It should become more of a habit.
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  • Do not waste time when it comes to seeking forgiveness. And don't use seeking forgiveness as a way to purposely sin again.
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  • If you want good for your soul and put in effort towards that good, Allah will guide you to that good. On the other hand, if you want nothing for your soul (i.e: if you don't seek a greater fulfillment), then you will be left to that evil.
And inspired it [, the soul, with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness, (91:9)
He has succeeded who purifies it, (91:10)
And he has failed who instills it [with corruption]. (91:11)
  • Wealth that you give in charity was never yours to begin with. It should always rest in your hands, not in your heart.
  • Even the smallest of charities can be multiplied tenfold (if done sincerely), so it shouldn't be considered insignificant.
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Ten things: Random q&a:

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Meaning behind my username?

- I have changed this user so many times, lol. I just like the nickname baby doll, so I wanted to mash that up with my name. Thats all.

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My favorite place to be?

- Besides at home? (lol). The library. During pre-pandemic times, that was my quiet, safe space. I miss going there. There and the park. I love swingsets. So what if I'm in my twenties? I'm two at heart.

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How do you feel about your hometown?

Lets just say any chance I get to leave this place for good, I'm taking it.

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Do you like rain?

- I don't like it. I love it. The smell, atmosphere, the ambience... it brings my heart peace.

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Early bird or a night owl?

- Night owl for sure. #teaminsonmia

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Dream job?

-A therapist that caters to the mental health of minority (specifically black and/or Muslim) communities.

Favorite snack?

- Chips Ahoy chewy cookies and glazed donuts. Preferably the little debbie donuts.

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Favorite soda?

- Strawberry Sunkist Soda.

Do you prefer to have your phone on light or dark mode?

- Dark mode. I hate too much light, I always prefer dark or mildly dark.

If I could be an animal, which would it be?

- A cheetah. They're fast, protective and just so cute.

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And thats it. I hope you enjoyed these ten on ten (I hope it was ten lol, sometimes I can't count). So what do you think? Would you like to see more of this? If you read and hearted this, I'll take that as a yes.

Speaking of me being a night owl, its literally almost midnight, lol. So I'm out for the night. Stay safe everyone, and stay cool in this heat.

Oh and also, you can read my last article here:

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