Entries by anisahagi

Dream Baby (Faisa Hagi)

Asalaamu Alaaikum Y’all, This is a guest post from my wonderful, beautiful, amazing Sister Faisa on a topic that is not talked about and which in some cultures is considered a taboo to even discuss. Please share this heart-felt piece with anyone who is near and dear to you, whether they are going through this or […]

You Cannot Please Everyone!

A man said to al-Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullah): ‘The people sit around you so that they may find fault with you!’ So he said, ‘Indeed, I encouraged my soul to aspire for Paradise so it aspired for it. Then I encouraged it to aspire for salvation from Hellfire and so it aspired for it. Then I […]

Classic Baasto iyo Suugo Recipe

Asalaamu Alaaikum, I can’t believe this will be my first recipe post! So many family and friends have requested that I post my recipes online. I usually share them on my snapchat and instagram. Both are @anisahagi The recipe below is for a staple Somali meal. I joke that growing up we had a two […]

Living Well Series: Interview With Ayan Hassan

Asalaamu Alaaikum Ya’ll, I am continuing the series on living well with another interview.  The last interview was with the inspiring Anisa Gurase. This time it is with Sister Ayan Hassan. Ayan is the Sister behind the instagram account @healthybiteswithayan She not only posts healthy vegan meals but also juicing recipes! In the interview Ayan explains what prompted […]

A King in His Own Right

Once, while observing a friend, I noticed an air of arrogance about them. Safe to say I was annoyed. Instead of confronting them about it, (naturally), I wrote a poem/prose piece. I am a writer, not a fighter after all! 🙂 A King in His Own Right “…If knowledge and poetry was acquired by the thread […]

Benefit at the Mall

A post from my old blog: I was doing some qaraabo salaan (visiting relatives) with my mom. We went to a few houses and then ended it with a trip to the ‘Somali’ mall…which is just a bunch of store stalls, a restaurant and a Masjid housed in a big warehouse type-place. Anyways, after we […]

Do YOU Diet (Week 1)

Asalaamu Alaaikum Ya’ll, Sorry for not posting for a while, I was buried in exams, grading and motherly duties (I just threw that last one in, I really wasn’t). So, I am back with a new series on a ‘diet’ I started. Let’s discuss the motivation for it first. In life, sometimes you reach a […]

How I Get Work Done!

Asalaamu Alaaikum, This is one of the posts that lean towards the humor side. I posted it on a previous blog of mine (and I have many). When I wrote this, I was watching this very funny YouTube video on procrastination (while I had a task to do of course); the girl in the video […]