Monday, 18 June 2012


This is a post from my old blog.. The feelings never change..
I call her superwoman because she trully is. A mother, a friend, a guardian, a sister, an aunt, a career woman, a farmer, a life coach. If you ask me, you have got to have super powers to balance all that and more the way she does.

Boss lady herself

I look up to my mother because if not for her I wouldn't have been where I am today. Those who know her will agree with me that she really is fantabulous!! She came from a very priviledged background but unlike most of the others, she knew it was not going to last forever and she didn't just settle for it. She worked hard, excelled at everything she touched and she has taught these three beings to do the same..

She took these cartoons and transformed them into...

The Don!!

The Mechanical, still cartoonish guy

The fashion designer/ architect.. Baby of the house :D
The most down to earth, respectable, beautiful, generous, amazing, helpful, motivating, courageous <the list can go on> woman I know.  If you dont believe me, ask them>>

At a rally in Nakaseke
At a rally in Nakaseke
She has the perfect balance in her life, not all just work, but she also likes to kick back and enjoy herself. Did I mention that I get a part of my fashion sense from her? She makes the gomesi <traditional attire> look like a dior gown and she makes you want to get your hijab on when she does. OMG and her tailored suites both for work and partying just epitomise class. Her love for head pieces has her looking to always get the best and I must say she has the most interesting hat collection I have ever seen and that really works for her :)

at a  traditional wedding looking AMAZING as usual!!

Doing our thing on eid
One last thing, dont mess with her unless ofcourse you want her squad to come for you.. lol
Superwoman with her Men In Yellow squad, also known as Ssebagala mafias
I have to force myself to get to Superwoman's level then past and that requires hardwork especially as she has set the bar extremely high.
When you have a mentor like her, only the best really is good enough!

Superwoman... The reason I am who I am today! My mentor, my guardian angel, my mother, my friend... Tell me off when am wrong and the priceless smile and praise when I excel. All those random calls that last forever and the texts that always say she loves me... I could not have wished for any other... I love my mummy and I am super proud of her so in turn, I will endeavour to make her proud of me!

~Islamic view on mothers~
~The Quran~
1. "We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth" (46:15).
2. "Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood' "(17:23-24).

3"We have enjoined on man and woman kindness to parents; but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not'" (29:8).

4"We have enjoined on man and woman (to be good) to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is (thy final) Goal. If they (parents) strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love)" (31:14-15).

~The Hadith~
1. The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai).

2. A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

3. Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

4. Abdullah ibn Amr related that the Messenger of Allah said: The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one's parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness (Bukhari, Muslim).

5. It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah of her arrival and also that she needed help. He said: Be good to your mother (Bukhari, Muslim).

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