Hi, my name is Lina. I’ve been around for two decades, mainly in northwest Europe on flat land below sea level. I was born in the Netherlands (nether-lands, see?) to Moroccan parents. I’m a girl with a habit of replacing words with a smile (not a creepy one) and an irresponsible love for the internet. I experience little moments of happiness from nice weather, a beautiful view and the company of my loved ones. I’m a college student – and a wild one, as you can see. 😉
As a child of immigrant parents, I am Moroccan to Dutch people and Dutch to Moroccan people. To some I am neither, but to me I am both. Living in both a Moroccan, Islamic world and a Dutch, non-Islamic world gives me the opportunity to look at things from a unique perspective. Inspired by Islam and the world around me, I frequently ponder on things related to society, culture, inner beauty, religion, upbringing and my experiences. Since I have a pretty active inner world of thoughts, this blog is a way to organize and voice my thoughts, and hopefully to share them with likeminded people.
I come from a big, warm family and so I value family very much. One of my biggest ideals is rahma, which is the Arabic word for compassion, gentleness, graciousness. Rahma is my vision of success and beauty. It is something I strive for in my life, search in others and find in the Most Compassionate: Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem. Other important values of mine are harmony, honesty, gentility and personal growth.
Seekingrahma.com does not express the views of an Islamic scholar or authority of any kind, nor does this website qualify as an Islamic blog. This website is simply a personal blog of a Muslima about her experiences and personal views on life.