It’s Halloween…

Hey hey! 🙂

Halloween is just around the corner now and many of you will have planned parties or have been invited out by friends to celebrate – by dressing up in different/odd/strange costumes imaginable, to party till late or even trick-or-treating; but as I’m a Muslim, I don’t celebrate it. So I’ll be settling down to watch one of many movies. Sounds boring, you’re probably thinking, but it is not at all boring because I absolutely LOVE watching horror movies! This has become a tradition for me of some sorts.

Even though I don’t celebrate it, I decided to blog and share with you guys these five halloween movies which I have watched and enjoyed.


 Halloween  (1978)

Halloween_cover


The Shining
The Shining


Ringu (Japanese Version)


World War Z


Sleepy Hollow


If you are celebrating Halloween completely different this year than the norm, I would love to know so do leave a comment.

And if you do decide to watch any of these movies from above, or if you have seen them already; let me know what you thought about them.

Until next time…

Naj

Ramadan Mubarak!

Hey hey!

It’s my second day of fasting today and I want to wish all Muslims reading this – Ramadan Mubarak.

Ramadan Mubarak

For all the non-Muslim readers; Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which all Muslims fast – from sunrise to sunset. As Ramadan is one of the five ‘pillars’ of Islam, those, who are physically able are required to fast each day for the entire month. Fasting helps teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. It reminds them of the harsh reality of some poverty-stricken families around the world, who go through this on a daily basis. During Ramadan, Muslims say prayers from The Holy Book Qur’an and they have to refrain from distractions and negative habits.

I find the initial days of fasting hard, as it takes time getting used to the long hours; currently I’m fasting from 3:10am to 9:30pm. However, in the next few days I’ll try to update you all with an in-depth post on Ramadan. So until then!

Signing off…

Naj

What Christmas means to me

Firstly, as it’s Christmas Day, I want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas!

So what does Christmas mean to me; to be honest it’s just an average day for me and it doesn’t mean anything.

Christmas is not a Muslim holiday; however I admit I enjoy the festive period leading up to Christmas day, such as the Christmas lights being put up at the Cathedral Square, the Christmas movies on television and if by chance it snows (which happens every blue moon), I’ll enjoy playing snowball fights with my brothers and sisters.

The Christmas Lights at Cathedral Square, Peterborough

I know it’s a short entry but as I was not up to much today – thought I’ll write a little something for you guys!

Merry Christmas again and I hope you all enjoy yourselves. 🙂

Naj