Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Harry Potter Lover ♥

You say “Twilight is better than Harry Potter.” I say “You must not tell lies.”

You say Edward Cullen, I say Cedric Diggory.

You say Bella, I say Bellatrix.

You say, “Go to Hell.” I say, “Go kiss a Dementor.”

You say, “I’m telling!” I say, “Wait until my father hears about this.”

You say, “Oh, shit.” I say, “Bloody Hell.”

You say seriously, I say siriusly.

You say ginger, I say Weasley 

You say love, I say “Always.” ♥ xx

Rahma Fateen

Monday, November 28, 2011

After all this time? Always.

hahha ^ the very famous line from Harry Potter.
Mind that I'm HP obsessed, I'm using this for another reason today. Blogger, actually, I'm very sorry I deserted this blog. I promise, from now on, I'll post like once a week at least. Insha'Allah :D

Lets get to our point. Many things have happened since I last wrote (of course like duhh *rolling eyes*). And summing it all up, would take like FOREVER!
Okay, one important thing that's happening right now, in Egypt. Voting for the Parliament thingy.
I'm not really into politics and stuff, but what made me write about it, is that I discovered that many people don't understand! They don't even know why these stuff are important. I want to tell them one thing, our country is changing, its not like before, when you vote, your vote will be considered, and your voice will be heard. People dream of a better country, but nothing will change if it wasn't us who do it. Like how come? logically, its impossible. You wont wake up one day and find Egypt like any country in Europe or like the States! YOU have to work, you are the one who will change, no one else. Plus something else, don't say that you're young (this can go to me) because you aren't, actually youths now, are the ones who will rise with the country later! Got it? I think not. Nevermind.

I'm not politic and I wont act as if I am. Just wanted to post something after all this time, so let this be short.
I'll let you know everything new that happens.

Rahma Fateen

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm a Bad Girl :/

okay, i'll admit. I really am a bad girl.
let me see last time i posted. before Ramadan? like omg.
the good me ba2a, would've posted for Ramadan, and for Eid and like ugh!
last post: 8\1\2011 and look what it is now! a whole wide month! :O I blame myself. I've been sooo lazy. and i had no time in Ramadan to post.

let me just say, I'm sorry. :(
I'm sad myself.. :S

lets get real.
so, Ramadan was so normal, just visited some relatives, and hey, when our relatives came over, I made a Chinese dish all by myself! yay me! and they liked it! :D
um, you know what, one bad thing, is that when i leave events without writing about them, i just forget. so now, i can't remember much what happened in Ramadan. Wish you all had a Blessed month.

Happy Eid everyone! We also just visited relatives, went to eat in restaurants and stayed at home haha lol.
one thing I liked about Eid, is my outfit :D haha it was an orange dress. I love it and I was waiting so hard for Eid to wear it. lol.

I'm officially sorry blogspot. but Tumblr, has taken over!  I'm sooooo addicted. that may be a reason why I don't post alot here.
One other thing, I'm thinking of changing the theme of this blog. kinda got bored of it.
any suggestions? It takes me forever to make my blog look nice. I'd love to here your ideas :D

and hey! thanks for following! :D
Rahma Fateen

Monday, August 1, 2011

Advice to Muslims in Ramadan

1. Fast Ramadhan with belief and truly seeking the reward of Allah the Most High so that He may forgive you your past sins.
2. Beware of breaking your fast during the days of Ramadhan without a valid Islamic excuse, for it is from the greatest of sins.
3. Pray Salat ut-Taraweeh and the night prayer during the nights of Ramadhan - especially on Layatul-Qadr - based on belief and truly seeking the reward of Allah, so that Allah may forgive you your past sins.
4. Make sure that your food, your drink and your clothing are from halal means, in order that your actions be accepted, and your supplications answered. Beware of refraining from the halal while fasting and breaking your fast with the haram.
5. Give food to some fasting people to gain a reward similar to theirs.
6. Perform your five prayers on time in congregation to gain the reward and Allah's protection.
7. Give a lot of charity for the best charity is that of Ramadhan.
8. Beware of spending your time without performing righteous deeds, for you will be responsible and reckoned for it and will be rewarded for all you do during your time.
9. Perform `umrah in Ramadhan for `Umrah in Ramadhan is equal to Hajj.
10. Seek help for fasting during the day by eating the sahoor meal in the last part of the night before the appearance of Fajr.
11. Hasten breaking your fast after the sun has truly set in order to gain the love of Allah.
12. Perform ghusl before fajr if you need to purify yourself from the state of major impurity so that you are able to do acts of worship in a state of purity and cleanliness.
13. Cease the opportunity of being in Ramadhan and spend it with the good that has been revealed in it - by reciting the noble Qur'an and pondering and reflection of its meanings so that it be a proof for you with your Lord and an intercessor for you on the Day of Reckoning.
14. Preserve your tongue from lying, cursing, backbiting and slander for it decreases the reward of fasting.
15. Do not let fasting cause you cross your boundaries by getting upset due to the slightest of reasons. Rather, fating should be a cause of peacefulness and tranquility of your soul.
16. Upon completion of fasting, be in a state of taqwa of Allah the Most High, being aware of Allah watching you in secret and in public, in thankfulness for His favors, and steadfastness upon obedience of Allah by doing all what He has ordered and shunning all that He has prohibited.
17. Increase in remembrance of Allah, seeking of forgiveness, asking for Paradise and protection against the Fire, especially when fasting, while breaking the fast and during suhoor, for these actions are among greatest causes of attaining Allah's forgiveness.
18. Increase in supplication for yourself, your parents, your children and Muslims, for Allah has ordered making of supplications and has guaranteed acceptance.
19. Repent to Allah with a sincere repentance in all times by leaving sins, regretting those that you have done before and firmly deciding not to return to them in the future, for Allah accepts repentance of those who repent.
20. Fast six days of Shawwal, for whoever fasts Ramadhan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal, it is as if he fasts all the time.
21. Fast on the Day of `Arafah, the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, to attain success by being forgiven your sins of the last year and the coming year.
22. Fast on the day of `Aashuraa', the 10th of Muharram, along with the 9th, to attain success by being forgiven your sins of the past year.
23. Continue being in a state of iman and taqwa and perform righteous actions after the month of Ramadhan, until you die. "And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (i.e. death)". [Qur'an 15:99]
24. Ensure that you attain the positive effects of your acts of worship such as prayer, fasting, zakat and hajj, sincere repentance and leaving of customs that are in variance with the Sharee`ah.
25. Invoke a lot of salawat and salam upon the Messenger of Allah, may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, his Companions and all those who follow them until the Day of Judgment.
O Allah make us and all Muslims of those who fast and stand in prayer during the month of Ramadhan based on belief and truly seeking Your reward so that we are forgiven our past and future sins.
O Allah make us of those who fasted the month, attained full reward, witnessed Layatul-Qadr and attained success by permission of the Lord, Blessed and Most High.
O Allah, verily you are Forgiver, like to forgive, so forgive us.
O Lord, accept from us, verily you are the All-Hearing, all-Seeing, O Living, O Independent, O Owner of all majesty and honor.
And may Allah's blessings and peace be upon Muhammad, his family and his Companions.

Ramadan Kareem!

Rahma Fateen

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A week before Ramadan..

So, I wasn't home last week, I was *yippe yahoo*at the North Coast. I was so excited to go at first 'cause you know, I haven't been to the beach this summer. My lovely family went when I was in Omra. so I was pretty excited to go.
I never spent a whole week at the beach before. and I never knew i'll get bored. But thats what happened, I was the only girl, so the last 4 days, I got kinda bored and thank God my uncle had an Internet USB, and my grandma had a laptop. that way, whenever I get bored, I just log on the internet.
I'm glad I got a camera with me, even if its not the good one, but at least I was able to take pretty cool pictures.

And thank God too, that we had some board games, like battle ship and Scrabble. Oh, battleship, I'm so in love with it. We had the Arabic version of Scrabble its not so bad, but kinda hard.

And on Wednesday, we visited some relatives, oh and we ate some huge meal. I ate Shrimps :D yummy yummy. I looooove shrimps, so I ate ah-lot.

my favorite snack I used to eat there :D

 And oh! I finished ready Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I feel kinda bad, when I made fun of people who cried at the end, 'cause I swear I was about to cry too! I even started reading it again the very next day! I became so obsessed with that Harry Potter you know. Even my tumblr., dad says its a Harry Potter fan page not a blog! and I admit, its almost like that! :P

That's it, and Ramadan is after tomorrow Insha'Allah. I just finished decorating the house, I'm planning to finish reading the Qura'n three times this year Insha'Allah, and stop eating too much food though our whole family is starting a healthy diet after Ramadan, but I think I'll start alone in Ramadan. I wanna get thinnn, yeah! I made a deal with myself that I'm not entering Grade 8 without losing like 7 kilos or something!
And its a deal!

Ramadan Kareem!
Salam :)
Rahma Fateen

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Diaries of Mo'tamera (Part 2)

                                                                                 Day 6 – Medina – Mecca
Dear Diary,
I woke up today, full of energy, and I was ready to do anything, well that was what I thought.
We went to pray fajr, we tried to look for yesterday’s woman but it seems that she only comes at night, so we left, continued sleeping when we went back home.
When we woke up again for breakfast, my uncle called grandpa, and told us that they arrived, and to our surprise, they were in the same hotel! So, after breakfast, I went to visit them, uncle was asleep, and I didn’t want to wake him, so I took my other grandpa and grandma to the reception to sit with grandpa and grandma. LOL.  We discovered too, that we are in the same hotel too in Mecca, but they were going a lil bit later than us.
We went back upstairs, to make Ihram; I took a shower first, and sat there doing nothing. I’m going to miss this place, you know.
After all of us got ready, we went to pray thuhr-the last prayer in the mosque- L .
Then we packed our bags and checked-out and sat there in the bus waiting for the others.
After a ten-minute ride, we went to some place called “Abyar Ali” to pray AlEhram prayer. In that place, many people take their showers there. I can’t believe it; it’s so crowded and messy, how would they feel comfortable taking a shower around all these people? For me, it was impossible – I even wanted to go to the bathroom but I couldn’t either- teehee J
We continued our ride, to a rest house. I couldn’t hold myself and I slept in the way. We bought some food from the super market. I was going to use that bathroom in the rest house, but it stunk, I tell you, anyone who enters that place, get out right away. So I just had to hold myself. :$
When we arrived Mecca at last, we had to wait in the bus before going to the hotel. I don’t know, but because we came at the time of Isha’ prayer, and it’s forbidden for buses to move while prayer. So we had to wait. The funny thing about it, is that the driver isn’t a native Arabic speaker, and we didn’t know that he’d have to pay if he moved while prayer. He was trying to explain in Arabic, and some travellers weren’t patient, so he kept talking in broken Arabic to make them calm down. It was hilarious!  
The hotel… it was huge I tell you! There was a huge giant mall at the bottom, then the hotel. The hotel is luxurious. So VIP. I didn’t have time to ‘discover’ the room because once we came; we prayed Maghreb and Isha, then went to the Haram.
Once I entered I was like………………….. :O opening my jaws till it reached the floor. The Ka’aba is so beautiful. In tawaf I was reading some dua’as in a book, I didn’t really look – admire- it.
Sa3y, which is a story alone, killed me, I can’t imagine how Hagar managed to go 7 times up the hill and back again running. I was dying, my feet were killing me, I was almost dead. After death, I went to take a teeny weenie rest, I stood there admiring the Ka’aba, I totally forgot that I was dead.
 Back in the hotel, I was afraid we might get lost, but we memorized the way J teehee. This hotel is huge, I tell you –again-. Grandpa at last came and cut my hair, and now I’M NOT MO’TAMERA! I can put perfume now :P
I’m not really sure how much I’ll sleep, but I’ll just go with the wave. Now that I’m done with Omra, I can do anything, my role here is done. I shall only keep making dua’a and buy stuff for my friends.
I’m thinking of making another Omra later, but I don’t know, I’ll think sa3y will make me change my mind.

                                                                                 Gotta get some rest,
                                                                                            Mo’tamera J   
                                                                                            Rahma Fateen

                                                                                                                                Day 7 – Mecca
Dear Diary,
I thought our day would mix up like the first day in Medina. I thought we’d sleep at day, ‘cause we were awake all night yesterday making Omra.
But no, today was a normal day, at fajr I was too sleepy, grandpa asked me if I’d come with him to pray at the haram, but I was too sleepy, I tell you, I said no, and that I was going to pray in the room, and I slept again! –teehee-  the grandma woke me up to pray, I was still sleepy, I started praying without reading wodoa’! LOL. Grandma told me to go read wodoa’, I prayed then threw myself on the bed again.
I woke up so lazy, like I always do in summer days, and went to breakfast. There was some problem, we told them we’d take breakfast while getting the room and when we went, they told us that we didn’t! I stood there embarrassed, but we entered today anyway. The open buffet in this hotel –sorry to say- isn’t as good as the other hotel. The hotel is so luxurious and so, but the food wasn’t special or delicious, it was just normal. And you know what? I saw the worst sight ever. When people leave some leftovers, hotels are supposed to keep it, or at least give it to the poor, or do anything with it. But here, people left complete plates (not left overs) and the man just took it and threw it all in the basket! I was like, what the heck are you doing?! Non-eaten toasts, gull muffins and bread, all in the basket! *and of course other stuff*
Never mind that, we than went to pray thuhr *of course after a while* IT WAS HOT. STEAMING HOT. I couldn’t hold it, but I managed to do the tawaf then prayed thuhr, and sat there till Asr, grandma took me to the place she always goes to. A place –in the haram of course- where you can sit, admire the Ka’aba, and so whatever else you want at the same time. Amazing point. *but there was some little sun rays, which made it not perfect,-that time-* J
E went to the huge enormous mall under our hotel, to eat dinner. Our food court (the one in the mall under our hotel) doesn’t have famous restaurants, it had the ones you know, that you never heard of before. We ate in one of these, I ordered nuggets sandwich, but I tell you, it stunk. They put French fries, cucumbers, tomato, and nuggets INSIDE the sandwich all together! Plus that the bread wasn’t tasty. I didn’t like it, but I just had to eat it, I didn’t want to make grandpa feel that he got me bad food or something like that.
I ate ice-cream to change the taste of my mouth, but huh, it wasn’t special either, It didn’t even taste chocolate!
Anyway, we went back up to the room and got ready for Maghreb. I decided I’ll make tawaf only once a day, not each time I enter, ‘cause my feet were still hurting me from sa3y, so tawaf wasn’t as easy as it was when I first came.
Grandpa and grandma went alone ‘cause unfortunately –again- I wasn’t to pray. So I sat in the hotel. There was nothing good on TV. I washed my clothes and got ready to sleep early today. I just thank God so  much that I already made Omra, ‘cause who knows, I might not have time to go to the mosque again L . that sucks, some daysi n Medina AND some in Mecca. Such luck.
Oh, but Alhamdulillah at both times, ‘cause in Medina, I had time to visit rawda twice J and I nMecca, I already made Omra, the reason why I’m here.
Ummmmm L I wanted to see the amazing view at night L I just wish I’ll have a day or two to see the Ka’aba before we go back Egypt. Insha’Allah.
                                                                                                Rahma Fateen

Day 8 - Mekka

Dear Diary,
I spent my day today in the hotel, but Subhan'Allah, each day passes, there has to be something special in it, even if it's only indoors.
I woke up today, after a 12 hour nap, as lazy as always, and went for breakfast. Alhamdulillah, yesterday's problem was done and we entered without embarrassment.
 I ate a lot, and most of the food was good. :D
I took a short nap when we went back to the room. And when they went for Thuhr, i sat there watching T.V, i found nothing interesting but CNN, i started watching it all day. I saw some news that in 2050 they will invent transparent airplanes, so that we can see the stars and the sky. How cool is that? I can't wait, but it's almost the end of the world. And no-one knows if we'll live that time or not!
When they came back from Asr, we went to eat dinner. This time i ordered steak fish and lemonade, it was delicious. :D
We went back upstairs, watched some news. Grandpa was going to make another Omra*, so he started to get ready. I was going to make one with him, but as you see, bad luck! :| *
They went for Maghrib, I revised Qura'n,  and started talking to myself. When the conversation (me and myself) was finished, i switched on the T.V, and i found that there's an eclipse in Saudi Arabia, so i ran to the window, it was a lunar eclipse, and it's still on till now. In the Haram, they are praying the eclipse's prayers. too long.
And the eclipse is taking 2 hours. It says that it's a full-rare lunar eclipse. But because the Earth is bigger than the moon, so it seems disappearing. But when i saw the sun eclipse the the sun is bigger than earth, so it looked amazing, like a black circle in the sky, bordered with red lipstick, really, i can remember when we went some far place in Egypt. It's called Saloom, borders with Libya, and we wore some special glasses, and prayed some special prayers, it was so cool, a memorable day!
Solar eclipse is cooler than lunar eclipse but that was the even of the day, even indoors. (:
I  heard this saying from the govern of New Jearsy on some program on CNN:
' I'd say,
                I know i'm ready,
                I hope we can win,
Rather than,
                 I hope i'm ready,
                 I know i can win'. 

It's nice right?
So that's it for today, i'm gonna sleep now, and see what events tomorrow will get me.

      Yours till transparent airplanes,
                 Rahma Fateen. 

Day 9 - Mekka
Dear Diary,
I am so lazy these days, I used to sleep less the first days, I used to wake up fast!
Now, i think i'm always the last!
We woke up today, went to eat breakfast, and guess what? The same problem of the first days was repeated again! But me and grandma went inside and started eating. LOL. I don't really understand the details, but it was solved at the end.
We finished eating, went upstairs, and digested. ☺
When they left for prayer, i started watching T.V. Then grandpa got me Pringles! :D You know i'm making this Pringle collection - of course empty :P - So, I save the cartons, i have a big number of them, you know. 
Days are passing faster in Mekka than in Medina. I dunno, but we are already leaving after tomorrow! 
Part of me is happy and another part is sad, I'm happy cuz i miss my folks in Egypt, family and friends, I miss facebook, twitter, blogger and internet as a whole!
I expect too many notifications. 
The sad part is that i don't think i'll come here again for a while. I didn't stay enough, and the most thing is that i need more duaa', i need to be closer to Allah, that was a major duaa' I said, but i guess when I'm in Mekka, away from Internet, boring T.V; i have nothing to do but Worship God. And that's a good thing, i hope my life will change after I come back, to better of course. 
Grandma -the other one- is coming today, at the same hotel, but i guess they'll pass by the same things we passed by, and they are coming at Isha, so they will have to wait until they finish prayer to pass. but Insha'Allah we will get to see them before we go.
So after Asr, Grandpa came, and we went together to the mall, we bought some stuff, and bought our food, Herdees again. (:
All the tables were crowded so we went to eat in the room. It was a good meal. 
i called Mom, they went to the North Coast while i'm here. I miss them so much. ): Anyway i'm leaving in 2 days, so at last i'll get to see them. 
We then got ready for Maghrib, i was with them this time AlhamdulilAllah,  first Maghrib prayer in the Haram! :)
We stayed there for Isha too, Grandpa took pictures for me. teehee. And supposedly, i was revising Qura'n, opened on my legs, so i was watching people, i didn't do anything!
Then we left, and went to sleep. I couldn't sleep at all! My other Grandma called, they arrived Alhamdulilah, and were getting ready for omra.
At last, I slept...

   Rahma Fateen. 

Day 10 - Mekka
Dear Diary,
It's Friday! Grandma wanted to pray fajr in the Haram today, because like everyday, we were about to be as lazy as always and stay. But she insisted, so i wore my Abaya under my pajamas. LOL. And we arrived right after the iqama, we prayed outside because it was so crowded. 
we woke up for breakfast, Grandpa poured water on me to get up! The problem was solved AlhamdulilAllah! That's what i needed!
So, we went for breakfast, there was no problem this time, we went to eat right away! :)
we then went for Thuhr, like everyday, but we stayed till after Asr, then Grandpa and I went to bring dinner, we brought chinese food today. :) yummy. :P
There was a cute baby girl at the Haram, I saw her yesterday, she was naughty, but so cute, Masha'Allah. 
After the meal, Grandma felt so sick right away! I stayed to take care of her. I slept too. LOL. Grandpa came, we went to the reception, we met the other Grandparents and my uncle.
I wasn't able to sleep that night, don't ask me why, i just couldn't.

Good Night,
   Rahma Fateen.


And special thanks for my Bestest Bestie. Soraya ♥ 'cause without her, this wouldn't have been done.
I heart you girl :*

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sorry :(

I'm so sorry. utterly sorry. very sorry. extremely sorry.
I can't believe facebook is so taking me away. plus that i'm sooooo busy these days that I barely have time to check facebook!
and i'm sooooo out of posting my second part of Omra diaries. or. my best friend Soraya requested posting it for me. :) I'd really appreciate that :D
aaaand. because I made my tumblr blog = and I think it so beats blogger and twitter. super cool. so I'm kinda on it (WHEN I HAVE TIME). and that Google + soo sucks. Dad sent me an invite and it told me that i'm not allowed 'cause of my age. what the heck? wasn't facebook enough? I had to wait 3 whole years until I made facebook. and now also Google +?? and what makes me more mad is that dad says that it beats facebook and twitter. I soo wanna have one.  :(  but i'm sure that i wont have to wait so much 'cause gmail allows 2011! and dad says that they are just testing, that's a reason why it only works with invites. Nevermind that, I don't have one, so nothing interesting :P

don't ask me about my summer. busy Alhamdulillah. got too much stuff to do. as I said I barely log on facebook!
I started going to the gym at last! the very first time I went, when I came out, I felt so fit! a feeling that barely happens! I used to go alot when I first entered. but now, as I said i'm so busy.
so, my best friend Sara came from Bahrain. so like I meet them a lot. like, I'm always with them. anyway, so yesterday I slept over at my best friend's house Mariam (Sara is Mariam's cousin) so she was there too. and it was sooo cool.
We watched Harry Potter. (I started a new paragraph 'cause its a long story, ha?)  we watched part 3, we wanted to watch another one but there was a mistake. anyway, so I so hate 3 you know, its story is complicated, and I never understood it. I watched it once and never wanted to watch it again. but there was this mistake so we just ended up watching 3. so, we were watching and Sara used to pause every 10 minutes to explain. her brother read all the books (hes an encyclopedia in fantasy) so he explained it to her. (she was so proud that she knows something we don't :P) so she started explaining. and i so appreciate that from her :) she explained every single hideous thing in the movie and i ended up loving part 3! omgg! after i understood, I became obsessed with Harry Potter, I watched all the movies, (except 6 (i read 6) and 7 part 2 (i'm gonna watch it soon Insha'Allah) ) I became so obsessed that I'm willing to make a marathon and watch all 7 parts in one day. (nearly impossible, some dreams :)) so, we slept dreaming of HP and wishing to do that some day.
well, let me not say we slept. LOL. only like 6 hours sleeping, but it was cool anyway.
so, i'm so obsessed with HP and Ron Weasely's face expressions ♥

Cute ♥
That's all :)
oh, did I mention that I hadn't been shopping since the summer started? like oh.em.gee!
my best friend Soraya's birthday is on Wednesday, next Wednesday. I wish I do. I miss her alot ♥
anyway, what nuts? whats so interesting to you that I'm gonna meet my best friend ha? sorry for the boring speech.
When i went to Omra, my family went to North Coast, so this summer I didn't go to the beach :( so next Friday, I'm going with my grandma and grandpa to North Coast (too. hehe) and then, when I come back, we will be hunting with mom for Eid clothes. (realize I said hunting,  yeah I did. nowadays in Egypt, its so hard to find good clothes for hijabis. so, yeah we will be hunting.. :S wish us luck.

Ohhh, I almost forgot the most important thing. My best blogger sister Layla will be finishing exams at the end of this month! I so wish she'll do well in her exams. ♥ kisses and hugs to her xx

I just have nothing to say. but that I'm so obsessed with HP. and that I wish I can make that marathon ♥
so :) thats it for now. when I meet my friend Insha'Allah, Part 2 will be out :D I love that girl you know ♥
Rahma Fateen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Diaries of a Mo'tamera (Part 1)

My daily diaries, I wrote about my Omra trip. It includes emotions, feelings, and events.

P.S sorry for parting it, but If I hadn't, I would never have time to post it!

3omra 2011 Wed. 8\6                                                                                                      Day 1 – Medina
Dear Dairy,
Today was ahh! Amazing? Tiring? Great? I’m not actually sure! I had no emotions today.
Dad dropped us at the airport, I felt as if I’ve never been to an airport before, although I remembered every now and then some shots of memories. I was confused, I stuck to grandma. And since I didn’t sleep that day, I was so tired and hungry, I couldn’t wait till I ride the plane, but I just had to wait.
After we cut the tickets and got the passports ready, we went to pray Maghreb and 3isha. It was so noisy, actually I mixed up praying! After prayer, we went to sit in some place, which wasn’t the place we should have actually sit in, so we sat some little, then they told us that we gotta go to the other place, so we all went there, but it took long ‘cause they were slow and they had to inspect each one of them. (LOL, I’m not actually sure you understood that last part, hehe, never mind)
We sat there some time until at last they told us to get to the plane. We went to the gates, and we rode some kind of co-bus, I felt it was like the metro back in Egypt, it moved fast suddenly and it had very few chairs and there were these stuff hung from the wall to hold while its moving.
And at last… we rode the plane! It was so nice, there were these screens on the backs of the chairs in front, and it had so many movies, games and fun stuff. Mine wasn’t working, so I traded with grandma (seats) but they didn’t turn it on again until we were in the sky.
When the plane was going up, I felt like I was in an amusement park. My heart was sinking down, and we were going up, up in the sky. I felt like puking at first, but then I got to it.
In the ride, well the fly J I was watching a movie, and the waiter came and gave me chicken (food) I wasn’t really hungry but it was yummy anyway, but I couldn’t eat it all.
When we arrived medina, we rode the same co-bus to the airport, and we had to wait 2 whole hours in lines to get that print. I was standing for 2 hours waiting, until at last we were done, it was about 1:30 and I was extra tired.
We rode a bus and came to the hotel, and here I am writing :D
BTW: this hotel is so nice, it’s not Movenpick, but it’s the same.
Grandma and grandpa are sleeping now, an hour before fajr, so I gotta get some rest too.
                                                                                                                                Tomorrow!                                                                                                                                                                              Rahma Fateen

                                                                                                                                           Day 2 – Medina
Dear Dairy,
This place is awesome! I just can’t imagine that I’m in the place where Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) was in1 and that it’s the place where ‘aws and 5azrag’ used to fight in, and all these stuff. I start imagining myself between them, but how different it is! Different races and countries don’t fight together here, actually they are so kind.
I slept only an hour, and work up for fajr. We walked to the mosque, and how nice is the sight of a crowded mosque at fajr! This never happens in Egypt, or anywhere else!
It was my first time to pray in the prophet’s mosque, so after prayer, I sat there watching the mosque and how nice they built it.
We walked back to the hotel in the heat of the morning sun. I just can’t imagine how hot it will be at thuhr since at fajr it was steaming!
We slept two fresh hours, and then they woke us up for breakfast. It was an open buffet and it was full of different kinds of food. Don’t ask me what I ate, ‘because I just stuck to traditional food I always eat.
We were so tired I tell you, so we went back upstairs and slept till thuhr. Then we went to the mosque.
I and grandma stayed in there till after 3asr, we read Quran, I stared some at the sight around me, we drank zamzam water, and while I was pouring, some woman asked me if I was Syrian! Well, I did look like them ‘because I was wearing the two pieces veil. After thuhr we tried to visit the rawda, but it was so crowded, so we thought of going some other day, and I wish we hadn’t thought of that.
We went back home, we watched some boring TV till grandpa came with dinner; we sat watching TV, till it was time for Maghreb.
Grandpa and grandma went, but unfortunately I couldn’t go.
So anyway, I sat in my room watching TV till they came. I was going to go to the mal with grandpa after he’s done with 3isha, but he was tired, and too much TV –boring TV- made me sleep.
I did sleep come good time, till breakfast ‘because I skipped fajr!
p.s I was tired, so here I am writing the other day.

                                                                                                                                           Day 3 – Medina
Dear diary,
……….. I slept too much, but I don’t know, I still feel sleepy.
We went to breakfast the first thing when we wore up, and I still ate the traditional meal  :D
We went back upstairs and I took a quick shower.
Then grandma and I went to visit the prophet (pbuh) from the outside at the men’s place, because its always crowded at the women’s place.
So we visited the prophet (pbuh) from a far distance, and we visited ‘al baqee3’ and I was going to sit in the library, but I wasn’t allowed ‘because it was inside the mosque. So I went back home and I started writing.
Here I am writing while watching TV.
While watching TV, I slept, grandpa came, and I just woke up.
We waited for about five minutes, I got prepared. Then we all got out for shopping  :D
We walked all the way to Movenpick, where there was the mall under it.
When we at last arrived, I wasn’t really in the mood of shopping, but then after a while, I started getting a lot.
I finished shopping for my siblings, I hope they like the gifts I got them. On our way home, grandpa got the food, and we ate in the hotel.
After eating, I sat there digesting, watching TV while grandpa and grandma went to pray. When grandpa came from prayer, we sat there watching Egyptian football match.
Then we slept J
                                                                                                                                              Rahma Fateen

Day 4 – Medina
Dear Dairy,
So today was eventful. I woke up as usual, went for breakfast, and yes, I did eat like usual :P
Then we went back upstairs. I already slept a lot, so I sat there reading Quran and the athkar till grandpa and grandma went for thuhr prayer. When they left, I sat there watching TV, and I found everything so boring, I started eating, then I started making duaa’ that I will have time to pray in rawda.
After Asr, grandpa and I went some more shopping. I bought gifts for my parents and we went to buy food. Today our meal was delicious!
When they went to pray Maghreb, I took a bath and at last… I went to the mosque!
The good thing about it is that we, Alhamdulillah were able to enter the rawda! But you know, it wasn’t the easiest thing to do. ‘Cause once you enter, I bet you won’t be able to get out if you changed your mind. It’s so crowded. I felt like we are in the sea, and each one who pushes is like the waves, and we just go. It was so crowded *for the fourth time LOL* I don’t think a place can ever get more crowded than this!
Alhamdulillah, we were able to pray 2 rak3as, although once you sit, you will find 10 people above your head and some other stepping on you while praying, but it was a good chance, ‘cause not everyone who goes in is able to pray in there!
Alhamdulillah again, ‘cause we wouldn’t have been able to do something like this if God didn’t want us to. One thing, people there, would pray like all the time possible and never care that others want to take a chance, and that was a reason why it’s always crowded.
And I couldn’t really pray well, nor make good dua’a ‘cause people were stepping on me!  But I should not forget that there are others who aren’t even able to go inside, I shouldn’t be selfish. J *good me*
I went back home, expecting grandpa to be sleeping and dreaming, but he was awake watching TV!
I gotta sleep now ‘cause tomorrow we will visit places in Medina early in the morning, even before breakfast. So I gotta get some rest after this fight and all this struggling!
                                                                                                                                            Good night!
                                                                                                                                                                Rahma Fateen   
                                                                                                                                Day 5 – Medina
Dear diary,
Oh my, did I do so many things today?!
We woke up for fajr, got ready and went to the mosque. We prayed, and sat there some while, and then we went home and got ready for a long day!
After getting ready and all, we sat in the reception waiting for the bus. We read the athkar, and the bus came at last. (Of course after waiting 15 minutes)
First we went to Qiba’a mosque. The man explained why we go there on the ride. I took some pictures, but not as much as I always do, ‘because I forgot my camera, and I was using my granddad’s J . We prayed there 2 rak3as, because it’s like an Omra (in agr) then we bought dates, a lot of dates. Then we went to the mountains of Ohod. I wanted to climb it, but no one was excited as me *I think so* so, we just visited the martyrs and went back home J
We went right away to eat breakfast. Once we arrived, I realised that people wake up late, so it was kinda crowded *because until we arrived it was almost the closing time of the buffet*
And you know what? I saw this man, wearing a super cool t-shirt. It was written “I like you” on it, and beside it, the ‘like’ thumb which is on facebook. I loved it. I wanted to give him thumbs up for the t-shirt, but I didn’t see him again.
Of course after this huge meal *I ate a lot because I thought I was hungry after that trip* we were all so tired. I felt like half of the day was over, but nope. That’s the bad thing I hate about starting my day early, I feel like the day never ends.
I slept so much, I tell you. I even skipped Thuhr prayer in the mosque, I prayed at home.
I took a quick shower. And then called my mom from Egypt. I wanted to ask her about my other grandma, she’s coming today, and I dreamt that she dies. :’( The dream was awful, I was crying with tears in the dream, for real. And whenever I remember it, I feel my eyes heavy. I didn’t tell mom about it, I was afraid to cry on the phone. I didn’t even tell grandma or grandpa. The dream was so bad, I don’t want to remember.
I asked my about my mark, I got 96% J Alhamdulillah
After grandma managed to get ready, we went to pray Asr. And there, I saw some woman wearing channel sunglasses and holding a Dolce and Gabanna bag. We were inside the mosque and there was no sun, so obviously, that woman was showing off her glasses, she didn’t even take it off while praying!
I went back home alone, and then grandpa and I went to buy food for dinner. We ate from Hardees J
After eating and digesting, we went to pray Maghreb, I planned I’d stay there for Isha too. Before Isha, I was sleepy, I couldn’t do anything, but after Isha, I got enough energy to do the surprise J
We wanted to sit somewhere away from the crowd, we kept walking, until some woman (one of those who organize people to visit rawda) told us to go sit with our country, she thought also that I was Syrian, but we told her we were Egyptians, she lead us to the place where Egyptians sit to visit. Although all the time we hadn’t planned to go visit today.
We got bored waiting for them to open the door. We started to head back home, the same woman stopped up and told us that they are opening now and that they will let Egyptians so first. We just went, we thought it would be crowded as usual, but because we were from the firsts we entered and prayed in a quiet place, and we didn’t get pushed or stepped on even once! And this time, I did pray pretty well, Alhamdulillah J
On our way out, grandma thought of praying qiyam, so we did and then went home.
I’m planning to find this woman tomorrow and thank her, ‘cause if she hadn’t told us, we wouldn’t have prayed freely in the rawda, nor prayed qiyam,. I’m so grateful to her; I just have to thank her in any possible way. *all women who organize in the mosque are niqabis, so it’s hard to know them from each other, and I guess it’ll be hard for us too to find her* Alhamdulillah J
                                                                                                                                                                        Rahma Fateen

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Freedom :D

Since the Egyptian revolution, I really like this word :D

but in this case, I mean freedom from SCHOOL! and studying :D
actually, to speak truth, this year was sooooooo fun, and we actually didn't study alot, even the week right before exams, I can tell you, that I was online all day long, I only studied like an hour or something (that explains why my teachers aren't really proud of my marks) teehee

And at last, we finished school yesterday, and we went together to the club. Let me not mention the fights we had this term, but other than that, we had sooo much fun, alhamdulillah :D
It was so hilarious! We were laughing all day long, and when I came back home, I was like broken, I was soo tired, and I woke up late!

The week before, we had a HUGE water fight. I was AH-MAZING!! Our friends in the other section, (in the same school, we have two sections, Azhar and IG) were finishing school, and we had nothing to do (as always) teehee. so, we had a whole fun day with them! It was actually so fun!

The best thing happened these days, is that my Dad got me some book on the kindle, which is really awesome. (I was reading it in the days of my final exams, as I told you, we don't really study :P ) The book is called, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey. I guess you heard about his fathers book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, its a best selling, and I guess this one should be too, 'cause its just amazing and very very very very very very very very very very useful!

Bad news: We were buying clothes on Friday, and I got some cute dress. We went to another shop (I just went to that shop from a while, so it wasn't updated for me) and my BIG sister tried this ah-mazing tunic I wanted to buy when I last went but couldn't 'cause simply i'm so fat, and guess what? It was her size! I was about to cry! gosh. Its so unfair.
So now, I decided that I am dead serious about going to gym this summer, and insha'Allah I'll try not to miss one time.

I have alot to say, but now I am sooooo tired, I think I'll sleep on the computer! I dunno, every person in this house is sick, and I think I'll be sick too soon! :(
So, post you later!
P.S sorry soraya :( I am tired :|

Rahma Fateen

Monday, May 16, 2011

In the memory of English essays

Since its almost the end of the year, and while I was going through my
English notebook, I found some essays, I'd really love to share, not that they are perfect and I wanna show off or something, I just wrote about some experiences, and instead of re-writing them, I though of copying it here :D
            It was a fine day at school, laughing, joking, having
lots of fun, until the last two periods.
            You know when you are in the mood of having a practical joke on your teacher??! It all started that way. I  was so happy that I thought of it. I hid under the desk and my friends told the teacher that I was absent, but others couldn't help it and started laughing, so I went out of my hiding place and hugged the teacher, she laughed
too, it ended peacefully. We had prayer and the period after was Arabic, we loved the teacher so much and we thought she would love this joke too. There, it happened, but once I decided to get out, I
found the headmistress of Arabic entered the class! I cant tell you
how much I was afraid, I even started shacking, I was so terrified, I
wanted that man to get outside the class that second. It was
impossible. That lesson we had dictation so I used to write under the
desk and give it to my friend who was sitting on the desk to give it
to the teacher. When she stood up, the jackets we put on the desk to
hide me, fell! I was terriefied. I tell, if that man just looked on
his right, he would see me! After the man left, I decided the teacher
would shout, so I decided I'm not getting out till the end of the day,
and it was close already. But thanks alot to my classmates, they all
started laughing and they told the teacher, she was so angry at me, I
apologized and she told me that if that man saw me I would have been
suspended. I thanked God so much. The teacher was sad, she didnt talk
to me till the end of the week.
                 I have learned my lesson and I will never forget
this experience all my life.

Here's the 2nd:
                'Rahma! You woke me up, and there is nothing!' Dad
shouted-A-yawny-shout. 'No, dad, believe me, there is!' I replied. 'No
my dear, its just a dream' Dad said heading to his room to continue
                All this happened when I dreamt, the weirdest dream,
funniest and silliest dream ever. It was in my room, the old one, when
I used to share my room with my sister, which simply means, there were
two beds. In my dream, I felt that it was real, and I felt that my
eyes were wide open, and that I'm seeing it in real! My sister's bed,
with the pink beadsheet,was a black figure infront of me, and under
the bad, not a monstor, but beetles! Millions of mountains of beetles!
I was so scared, I put my legs on the bed and I crawled. And the funny
thing in the dream, is that under MY bed there was a cockroach, and it
was leaning on my bed's leg! And it was wearing sunglasses and it was
bending its leg on the other! It was scary that time, but whenever I
remember it, it gives my the giggles! I kept calling dad, I felt that
my voice was low, but dad heard me from the other end of the house!
                 I am not really scared of inscts, but the mountains
of beetles gave me the creeps, and my blood ran cold! I'll never
forget it because its so funny and silly!!

So thats it :D

Rahma Fateen