Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fury and the Beach thief

Assalaamu Alaikum. sorry that I haven't posted Fury for a long time:

Carlotta and Alice go to the beach and fall into a mystery: Who ate the barbecue?  Who stamped in the towel? Is it dogs or cats? For you to find out:





Maimoonah Thadhani

Where’s Alice!
“FURY, FURY, WHERE ARE YOU!” Carlotta yelled one morning as she raced to the stable. She was greeted with a huge whinny, “Neigghh!” Carlotta opened the stable door, not showing Fury (because Fury could open gates and doors!) as she opened.

She shut it and read out the box list.
“Photos of you, grooming kit, shell… wait not shell because there is shells at the seaside! Mini Speaker urmmm… Torch, purse, fast food.”

So she packed all in her huge rucksack with pictures on it. There was a picture of the seaside, a picture of the Borneo Rainforest, and a picture of New York City.

Carlotta’s last adventure was with a kidnapped girl named Alice, whom she rescued. And as a reward she had got a trip to the seaside with Alice for 1 week, and a new saddle, which she was going to take to the seaside.

And she would be going all alone with Alice. And Fury.

After she packed she went to find Alice. Alice’s things were on the floor, and she was watching a program! “Alice! 20 minutes more!” cried Carlotta, her eyes wide open!

“But we are going in the midnight train!” Alice said. “Nooooo! The train is going at 12:00 PM!” Protested Carlotta.

“That’s right, hurry up, 18 minutes more!” Father called, peeking into the room.

Alice managed to pack quickly. She jumped and cleared up mess and packed.

Carlotta packed a bottle of spray. “What’s that?” Alice asked.

“You will soon know!”



They caught the train, got Fury in, and managed to get a seat. Phew!

In The Sea

3 HOURS PASSED by. 4 hours, then somebody told them to get off then.

“Ouch!” Alice yelled, as she got stung by a mosquito. Carlotta opened the bottle of spray and sprayed it on Alice. “That’s what I bought it for!” she winked.

Fury easily carried them to the beach area. “We make a tent here, and peg it in. Then we dig some holes there and we can rest there. And then rig up a flap.” Carlotta outlined her plans.  “Holes first, then on top of that, tent, and peg it in!” Alice said.
“Well, that’s a good idea, as long as we have light there!” Carlotta said. “Well, I brought light in my backpack. Let’s see some pictures now!”

“In Africa,” said Carlotta. She glanced at her rucksack.

“Drawing!” Alice said, pointing.

“That’s scary!” said Carlotta when Alice showed her a picture on Alice’s rucksack.

After that they waded out into the sea, as close as the island, Isle of Catnips. “I’m renting a boat and going there! It’s too deep for Fury!” yelled Carlotta.

“Nooooo! I had enough of islands!” Alice screamed. But as soon as Fury was stabled, Carlotta found a boat renting place. She rented one, and took it out to the waters. “Have fun with the boat, but don’t go to that Isle of Catnips!” the man there said.

“Why not?”

“Because, there are huge catnips all right!” said the man mysteriously. “Don’t go there!”

They left without a word but when they were out in the sea, Carlotta said, “I don’t believe what he said, did you, Alice?”

“It makes me scared, but I didn’t believe it…” Alice said.
“Rocks! Pick out the best route!” she cried suddenly.

Carlotta bent down on the wheel and the boat swerved so that they missed the rocks altogether. Alice grabbed a drawing book and started writing notes in it! “Wow, look what I’m doing!” she shouted over the roar of the motor.

“I’m writing my notes in my drawing book!”

“Hmm, draw something on your notebook!”

“You mean in!” corrected Alice.

Carlotta changed direction to the Isle of Catnips. “Stooooop!” screamed Alice. “Huh? I like that Isle!” Carlotta replied.

And nothing would make Carlotta change her mind.

The lynx
They got on the island and wondered where to go. “That way!” exclaimed Alice, pointing left. “You are only saying that because there’s a sign saying ‘Do Not Go Right, Go Left!’!” Carlotta said.

“Oh please, Mom said not to go where there is danger!” Alice whined.
“Hmm, there’s no danger where there is Fury I think!”

“You forgot, we don’t have Fury!”

“Right, if you are in trouble just scream in this!” Carlotta produced 2 identical Mini Speakers.

They walked off two different ways, Alice left and Carlotta right.

Carlotta moved closer and closer to the spot where she had seen a furry blob before. Suddenly there was a blood-curdling scream that made Carlotta so rigid with fright that she did not think of her mini Speaker.

A big cat with ears so unusual leapt forth. Its teeth were bared in a snarl and it was shining and bright.  

And then, a scream, magnified over 3 thousand times came from the left. It startled the caracal (what Carlotta thought it was) and distracted it so that Carlotta could run away.

She jumped up a tree, rather roughly, for she hadn’t learnt to climb yet. “There’s a snake and now it’s a bob cat!” a voice hissed from above. Alice smiled down at Carlotta and Carlotta mouth dropped open in amazement.

“You screamed for a snake!!?” Carlotta looked surprised. “You didn’t scream for a bobcat!?” asked Alice with a surprised face, and then she realized what she said was silly.

“No I didn’t and we had to better make a run for it!” said Carlotta.

They jumped then ran.


        §        Towel
        §        Cookies
        §        Whole barbecue

All that was gone when they escaped from the island.

The problem was, who would be greedy enough to want a whole chicken? Cookies for kids…. Nope but there was no kids on the beach.

Towel? Hmm that could be a bather who borrowed and didn’t give back. 

The above was Carlotta’s notes. They found the packet of cookies half devoured. Apparently the person who ate it didn’t like cookies. Or animals. Animal!?

Tooth marks. It could be a dog. Then we found the missing towel on the beach covered in muddy claw marks and tooth marks. Then we could see smelly bones of chicken remaining and the last time we saw it was a dog was snuffing it up.

So it was a dog alright?

Hmm no because:

“Look at that, Carlotta!”

“Trap worked!”

“I was so sure it was the bobcat!”

“Not the bobcat. It’s a caracal!”

“Wait a min it’s a real live tiger!”

“It’s no caracal, it’s no tiger, and it’s no bobcat!”

“Then what is it?” asked Alice.

“It’s a Lynx!” Carlotta said simply.

Yes and it was the beach thief whom Fury hated. It was the Lynx of the Beach.

The End

Friday, 1 September 2017


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Today is Eid alhamdullilah! We will go for Eid Salah then eat breakfast then I will open my gifts.  We are going today Insha Allaah outside and we are having Juwayriya and hanzalaah and Muhammad (friends) here for lunch Insha Allaah. Eid Mubarak!

Taqqabalahu Mina wa Minnkum!

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Dhul Hijjah poem

Assalaamu Alaikum

The best days in the whole world are here,
The 1st passes quick,
Make duaa and don't fear.
The 2nd is slower,

Pass the day in doing dhikr!
The best days are here,
The 3rd is slower,
Make duaa and don't fear.

The 4th is very slow,
Pass the day in praying,
The best days glow,
The 5th is very, very slow,

Pass it in saying the Tahmeed
And the Takbeer,
And the Tahleel,

Allaahu Akbar,
And Subhanallaah,
And La ilaaha Illaalah.
The next day, the 6th is slower,

You are longing for Eid!
Pass the day in doing good deeds.
Pass the next, the 7th in doing more,
And the next the 8th,

The pilgrims leave to Minaa.
And the 9th,
the day of Arafah,
You fast if you are not making Hajj!!
And make duaa.

The tenth is THE DAY OF EID!!


Saturday, 26 August 2017

The First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

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So these are the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. There are no other days which Allaah loves most the good deeds than these ten. In these 10 days, we must do more dhikr and  praying. And our tongues must be always moistened with the remembrance of Allaah. 

The Prophet said: "There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days." He was then asked: "Not even Jihaad in the path of Allaah?" So he (the Prophet) replied: "Not even Jihaad in the path of Allaah, except for a person who goes out with his self and wealth and comes back with nothing." 

[Bukhari 969]

These ten days are included in the days Allaah appointed for Musa alayhisssalaam:

"And We appointed for Musa thirty nights and added (to the period) ten (more), and he completed the term, appointed by his Lord, of forty nights."

[Soorah Al A'raf" 142]

Allaah completed His religion on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. That is the day of Ara'fah. 

"This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion." 

[Soorah Al Maidiah 5:3]

On the day of Ara'fah, Allaah frees slaves from the Hell Fire more than any other day. This day is on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. There is great virtue in fasting on this day. The Prophet said: "Fasting the day of Ara'fah expiates the minor sins of two years: the past year and the coming year."

[Muslim 1162]

Eid ul Adha, known also as the day of Al Nahr is on the tenth of Dhul Hijjah. For us, it is on Friday alhamdullilah this year!

I am doing a scrapbook this year. It's what I did before but I understand it better this time so Insha Allaah. I will post the some pictures from my scrapbook as soon as I finish. You could also download it from here  and do the same Inshaa Allaah. 

السلام عليكم


Sunday, 13 August 2017

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

I have written some poems about the forest:

The Forest

The forest was formed by trees and cats,
Then 2 birds and green grass mats. 

Then an owl and a dog,
And a pond and a fish and a frog,

Soon a wolf came to join,
Then a something shiny, a coin.

Of course, a jackdaw entered,
For they like shiny presents.

There were a fox and a coyote, 
And a heron so floaty.

And three young snakes,
And each one's name was Rattlesnake.

Each of the creations was made by Allaah, 
From the grass to the animals and birds and even the forest, Subhanallaah! 

My Predators

I am a squirrel,
My predators are terrible,

They are coyotes, foxes,
and wolves, there are boxes.

And there are types of birds, 
Like Eagle and owl (many words)

And weasels, 
You mustn't forget they give measles.


Lynx and, 

And a vicious SNAKE.
"Hey, that's a FAKE!" 

It's not a branch,
It's a Snake!!

Flighty Fox

She is a FOX.
She has a box,

Of enemies.
It's famine.

So she runs into the road,
Meeting a big Ford.

Flighty Fox dodges,
And meets a Lodge.

Then she sees a coyote,
And then an eagle,

And that's the end of Flighty Fox...


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Ramlah - 16 months old!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Alhamdullilaah Ramlah yesterday was 16 months. She opens and closes drawers now, and sometimes shuts her little finger in. Then, MAAAAAA!!!! But that's like - minor. 

Major - means if Ramlah fell off the bed, that's what she did today afternoon. She flattened her ear and cried and cried. ;]\ui;l++0 

Oops sorry, that's Ramlah! She's so clever, she types messages like this: hj52 or something. And she calls everybody on WhatsApp. And she loves phones. 

Ramlah likes mostly Pasta, Cheese, Pizza, Rice and Beetroot, a few other stuff I forgot. 

She does NOT like fruit stuff like lemon, all sour, and all sweets. And oh, she loves chocolate. And Watermelon. 

Ramlah had an appointment with the dietician yesterday. The doctor said to make her a little fatter because her weight was lesser than usual. Hey, me too!!! 

She told us to give Ramlah fruits, 1 glass of milk every day, cheese and all the fatty foods. 

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Ramlah has stopped chewing books now alhamdulillah.  This is a pic of her reading my encyclopedia!!!

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This is a picture of Ramlah playing with bottles. I give her instructions like this: "Take that bottle!" and she will pick it up and look at me. Then: "Follow me!" and I go to the bedroom. So she follows me and then looks at me. Then: "Keep that bottle there!" and she will keep it 'there'. 
Then I will say: "Go get another one and keep it here." She keeps repeating it!


Wednesday, 2 August 2017


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

I haven't posted any quizzes for a long time subhanallaah. So here is a quiz:

  1. What is the fastest animal in the world?
  2. What is the fastest bird in the world?
  3. What is the fastest fish in the world?
  4. What is the most dangerous bird in the world?
  5. What is the most slowest bird in the world?
  6. What is the most poisonous animal in the world?
  7. What is the most prettiest fish in the world?
  8. What is the most prettiest bird in the world?


Thursday, 27 July 2017


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a long time. 

Alhamdulilaah my father is better, now he's doing exercises. Ramlah will be 16 months old next week insha allaah. It's a little boring in our house, nothing to do, got only 3 crayons, blue, red and yellow, 2 notebooks, a lot of old fun cards. And pencils, erasers, color yellow, and a sharpener. 

The only thing I can do with all of them is... playing school! And I can play and play until Ramlah desides she doesn't wanna play............ 

And the exciting thing that happened today is that I got a bed to sleep in (there was only 1 big bed for Ummi and Abi and Ramlah to sleep in, I slept on the floor.), YAY!


Thursday, 13 July 2017


Assalaamu Alaikum.

On the 30th June we came to Qatar Alhamdulilaah. It was so tiring in the plane, but I had a good meal and a game, and Ramlah got a book.

Then we were staying at a friend's place for a while. And then Ramlah was 15 months. Then Abi got a disease called Sciatica. It's a sickness that you can be bedridden for the rest of your life if you did not do exercises.

Now Alhamdulilaah he is better, walking a little.  

Please Make duaa that he gets better. Insha Allaah.


Thursday, 15 June 2017


Assalaamu alikum.

My friend Zainab has advertised for me, and in her same blog post, she has started a competition.



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Quiz answers

Assalaamu Alaikum...

Quiz answers.

  1. A large fish
  2. The green anaconda 
  3. Japan
  4. A pen
  5. In its knees
  6. Dark black and blue
  7. The python
  8. Invertebrates
  9. Crocodile
  10. Female
Zainab was 9 points and Aisha 11.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Beginning of a Busy Day!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Today's the beginning of a busy day Alhamduliaah. I:

  1. Looked after Ramlah
  2. Recited Qura'an
  3. Crafted a paper lantern
  4. Crafted a mailbox
  5. Found some running shoes
  6. Ran up and down the lane, which is 1 mile
  7. Found skates and old, comfy socks
  8. Skated up and down to make Ramlah laugh
  9. Blogging



Assalaamu alikum.
With my Canon IXUS, I have taken so many pictures. I think I shared a few?

Now, I have made a quiz for you. If you win, you get to read Cleorama by email. I will send chapter by chapter.

1. What is a barracuda?
2. What is the biggest snake in the world called?
3. What country does the Akita dog breed come from?
4. What is a female swan called?
5. Where are a grasshopper's ears located?
6. What colour is a giraffe's tongue?
7. What is the name of the longest snake in the world?
8. What type of animal does not have a backbone?
9. Can you unscramble the following word to reveal the name of a reptile: DCROOCLEI?
10. Out of male and female lions, which gender does the most hunting?

Answers coming next week Insha Allaah.


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