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// May 28th, 2007 // Blog

Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

And for the few non-Muslims out there: Howdy!

I'm gonna try not to make this a long drawn out thing, but basically, i have finally made the decision to stop blogging. I started thinking about it two or three weeks ago, but as the activity on my blog suddenly surged, it all became a lot more fun (and hence, distracting), māshā’Allāh, and i became weak, and delayed my departure.

The thing is, i really have to devote my spare time to writing my thesis. The deadline is in October, and it's not that far off. I don't want to be stressing during Ramadan, either.

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst. So i have to go cold turkey. So not only will i not be blogging, i will also not be commenting on other blogs, either. In fact, 90% of my blogging time is spent on other people's blogs, so, yeah, that makes sense! I may lurk from time to time, but try not to write any bad poetry about me, ok?

I will still be checking my e-mails (address in side-bar), so please keep in touch, inshā’Allāh. Also, i am not sure whether this is a permanent goodbye, hence the title, but it is definitely going to be for a long time… sniffle (seriously, i'll miss y'all).

Blogging has been the mental release that i really needed. This has probably been the loneliest time in my whole adult life… well, at least, it feels like solitary confinement. Voluntary, solitary confinement, at that. I have met some wonderful, wonderful people through this medium, and i pray that Allāh preserves you all, and guides you to the straight path, āmīn.

Ok, this was meant to be short.

So, take care, everyone! Behave, inshā’Allāh, cos big sister will be watching…


P.S., And just for the record, it's little 'i', big 'M'. As in iMac, iPod, iTunes? Too many of you have been getting that wrong, and it annoyed the heck out of me! Now, i'm glad that i'm leaving, cos i just know some of you would spell it wrong to annoy me on purpose. Love ya, anyway! xxx

21 Responses to “Hiatus”

  1. Sanix says:

    Well .. when it comes to studies .. I only have two words …….. No Compromise. So go ahead and pursue your thesis work. But an occasional post .. like .. a post a week would keep you gping in both the directions.

    It’s only a few days back when I started reading your blog but it was all a nice little experience. I’ll keep in contact with you.

    And a public Hiatus post is followed by a password protected one. I think everyone except me knows the password or otherwise I would not be the first one to comment here ;-D.

  2. shaz says:

    awww, well, I’ll miss you. have fun studying and all the best!

  3. piniyini says:

    Ok I first started reading your blog when you wrote about the baba ali event and have enjoyed it thoroughly since. It will be sad to see you go, all the best in future endeavors and take care.

  4. naaaheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  5. organicmuslimah says:

    iMuslim :D

    I am glad you told me.

    And seriously, I have a rule to everything, and here is my rule to bloggers.

    “Onces you start blogging, you shall never stop”

    So, this is a temporary break so you can concentrate on your thesis. May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen! And seriously, I might just have to fly to London to see you myself.

    Your special like that. Love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    My favorite chocolate lover in the entire world.

  6. Abū Ilyās says:

    I’d just assumed you were iMuslim after that film. Just shows you how much I pay attention to what Apple do.

  7. Alefyah says:

    Come back soon! All the best for the thesis. I can understand the ‘Studies’ pressure.

  8. hema says:

    ok, i know you said no bad poetry but:

    i clearly love iMuslim dearly
    from the start
    her words touched my heart

    i sincerely hope iMuslim does really
    well in her work
    and hopefully she will lurk

    on here nearly every day and not merely
    once in a while
    so i can feel her smile

    right now she must be smiling at how
    badly i write
    in my attempt to fight

    the sadness i’m feeling
    as i’m left reeling
    at losing the ace
    blog noone can replace.

  9. Lucyp says:

    It was very short but very sweet. I may have never remembered the passwords to your protected posts so i missed out on them, but it was always fun.
    All the best in whatever you choose to do next.

  10. ninglun says:

    Your back entries justify keeping my link to yours alive. You have been a great person to point our bigots to for a little education. Hope all goes well with your other projects.

  11. believer786 says:

    I’m gonna miss your banter :(. Keep in touch dear sister.

  12. Faraz says:

    You will be missed.

    May Allah be with you in all your endeavours!

    Your brother in Islam,

  13. mcpagal says:

    I really respect your cold-turkey decision! I bet you could even quit smoking if you tried. Not that I think you smoke, I’m just sayin’, is all.

    All the best!
    Oh and I spell it imuslim out of laziness. I can’t press that shift key! It’s too fiddly! Just this once though:
    Asalaamu Alaikum iMuslim!

  14. Workaholic says:

    I am glad…………………though it does mean I have to try other means to keep in touch.

    Best of luck with your thesis, InshAllah it will be a success.

  15. Daniel says:

    Take care now. I’m sure you’ll do well. Cheers.

  16. iMuslim says:

    Salaams all…

    Thank you so very much for your messages.

    My writing is not going so well as yet, but I pinned my supervisor down yesterday (not literally) to set me some deadlines, so inshallah, it is the start of something.. well, just something. :)

    Oh, and DON’T FORGET ABOUT I J T E M A! I am still active on there… well, on Wednesdays, anyway. :P

    All the best, inshallah.


    P.S., thanks for paying attention to the little ‘i’, big ‘M’ rant. ;)

  17. Manas says:

    I had to look up hiatus in the dictionary!

    Anyway, go on with your hibernation. Maybe you will come back with a lot more ideas, InshaAllah!

    As-Salamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barkatuhu.

  18. safiya says:


    Aww… I am sad to see you go. I will miss you blog and your comments (especially on OM and UM’s blogs).

    I wish you all the best with your studies. Take care. :)

  19. iMuslim says:

    Manas: Wa ‘alaykum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. More ideas, and possibly some horror stories… nah, inshallah, it’ll be OK. :)

    safiya: Wa ‘alaykum salam. Jazakallah for your well wishes. Take care, sweedy, inshallah. xxx

  20. Snowdrops says:


    i’m going to sound totally dumb and perhaps stupid…but what exactly is hiatus…or what’s it mean?

    i’ve seen it in places around recently *confused*


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