In ALIGNMENT with ISLÂM
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم ورَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكاتُه
Skilful White Clouds
Behind the Name & This Website
My Arabic name Rabab Maher means Skilful (Maher) White Clouds (Rabab), hence the domain and website name.
This website is an eclectic, contrarian, colourful and candid wee world revolved around ♡ Islâm ♡, character, choice, clarity, conscientiousness, consciousness and creativity.
Skilful White Clouds stemmed from a dare between me and my hubby, which I “lost”, giving birth to this site, launched on 11.11.11 with a completely different intention but it is evolving in a different direction الْحَمْدُ لله.
What you will find dear valued reader on this little nook online for now are as follows:
Poetry, articles, reviews, quotations and the odd artwork by yours truly;
Words by and about my saving grace, my late dad Maher Abdullah رحمه الله;
Salvaged photography by my inspiration, my late brother Osama Maher رحمه الله.
Snippets of what you will glimpse in my writings إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَٰه:
Conscientious, conscious and creative poetic bleedings and glimpses flowing from the heart.
Captured persistent (and sometimes relentless) ideas, learnings, ponderings, reflections and thoughts incessantly floating in my mind.
~ satisfying the critic in me: The occasional book review, an amalgamation of two of my loves, reading and writing, into one. Objective assessments of books that left an impression or touched on a crucial subject for readers to experience my journey when I read the book. Product reviews are also included.
Concise and succinct snippets of thoughts, reflections, ponderings, learnings and ideas.
Due to my ongoing eclectic experience, I amalgamate all that I have learned – and continue to learn – into my writings إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَٰه as a:
Expressing myself predominantly as a writer and poet on this website.
A functional-aholic, “obsessed” with all things simple and functional in an attentional. intentional, intuitional, practical, purposeful and creative way be it learning, fuss free food, form, focus, flow, flexibility and fitness (I love alliterations).
Practical purposeful planning with deliberate dedication and creating, enhancing or embedding growth goals, healing boundaries, healing habits™, mindful momentum™, sustainable skills and a commitment canvas™ (a visual representation of the written), with consistent discipline.
Five areas of focus are the spending of time, health, energy, gained money, and gained knowledge and skills, at a physiological (bodily functions), psycho-emotional (heart, brain and mind) and physical (environment – avocation, connexions, deeds, earnings, surroundings, vocation) level.
mindful hearT mentor
Shifting personal narratives and reframing life stories whilst emphasising reflective listening, talking and implementation, graceful self-growth and ageing, energy balance and flow, and heart healing and resiliency guidance.
ALCHEMISING EMOTIONS by loving the inner child, confronting the ego, integrating the shadow self, learning from unpleasant feelings, and embracing the inner faithful light, with attuned empathy.
I believe in prevention over treatment, – ‘A dirham of prevention is better than a wealth of cure.’ – possibility over hope, dancing with discomfort, embracing fear and gracious gratitude over complaints (a luxury in and of itself).
Qur’ânic and Prophetic healing, nourishment, medicine, hygiene and beauty; simple and intentional natural hormone-balancing (regenerative) whole earth aromatics, and ethically raised and sourced creations, as well as ecotherapy – blessings and bounties from ALLÂH ﷻ. All in harmony with one’s own individual and unique constitution, whilst taking self-responsibility.
Aromatherapy, botanicals, essential oils, herbal medicine, perfumery, skincare, nutrition, juicing and smoothies (aroma) formulation (artisan). In addition to bringing shinrin yoku (forest bathing) indoors – body reset and synchronisation, earthy aromatherapy, particular houseplants and specific essential oils for the medicine cabinet.
In a Nutshell
Postings on this website are permissible to share as they are, with no edits and without being taken out of context, with credit due to the writer, poet, photographer and/or artist, with post-link provided please.
You, valued reader and viewer, will be doing us a great service inshâ’Allâh by sharing our works.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
جزاكم الله خيرا
Just as character- and self-growth and learning are a way of life and a lifelong consistent commitment and deliberate dedication, this website is no different as I continue to improve it as I improve myself inshâ’Allâh.
What I Do and How I Do It
I’m currently in transition delving deeper into various fields in alignment with ISLÂM الْحَمْدُ لله.