Some Photos in Medina

Today, we decided to go down to Shuhuda Uhud and I took my digital camera with me as I’ve been meaning to start taking photos around Medina (which I will be happily sharing with you all insha’Allah!) With time, I hope my photography skills improve as currently I just point and click and hope that when I get home the photos are actually decent.

These photos aren’t much because we had really limited time before Maghrib. I absolutely love mountains. I think they are the most beautiful things. Lucky for me, everytime we drive outside we see Uhud and I just think it is beautiful :)

You can click on the pictures to open up a larger version of the photo which is more detailed. My original photos were very big so I had to shrink them alot for online use.



November 17, 2006 at 1:08 pm 22 comments

Common Questions #1 How do you deal with not driving?

Before I came to Saudi, I had a few strange ideas in my head about what I thought living in Saudi would be like. I thought if my hands showed then some dude with a stick was going to appear out of nowhere and hit me. I remember asking my husband questions like ‘Do they have flushing toilets?’ and ‘Do they have electricity all the time?’ and ‘Do they have running water?’ (I really did think I was going to go live in a desert). I look back now and I feel quite silly now but at the time particularly with regards to treatment of women I had some bad perceptions. And this is coming from someone who had a lot of links to Saudi!

Whenever I’m back in good ol’ Aussie land, I get asked lots of questions about life in Saudi by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. I thought I’d compile some of the most common ones and answer them from my point of view. Remember, my point of view is just that – my point of view. Other people will vary in their opinions.

So here is question #1. (more…)

November 4, 2006 at 8:09 am 5 comments

Jumah at the Prophet’s Mosque

Assalamu Alaikum,

I just got back from Jumah at the Prophet’s Mosque. The khutbah (sermon) was about the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam and his character.

The khateeb narrated a few of the following stories : (more…)

November 3, 2006 at 3:50 pm 5 comments


Assalamu Alaikum,

Greetings from the blessed city of the Prophet peace be upon him! may Allah bless everyone with the opportunity to visit here.

It’s strange isn’t it where life takes you? Five years ago, if you had told me I’d be living in Medina, I would have laughed at you. Now I’ve been living here for two years alhamdulillah and couldn’t imagine life anywhere else. (more…)

November 3, 2006 at 9:53 am 11 comments