Alhamdulillah! Few days ago Thoughts and Reflections was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award (click to read). And we are pleased to announce it has been awarded for Small Joy Tag. 🥳🎉 This was nominated by Atul (again) from the The Justice Mirror. Thanks so much for this recognition. 🙏

Atul’s blog is so informative. He writes extensively across various matters relating to law, religion and politics. He is also an advocate of peace and writes on environmental issues. This has earned him ‘The Great Achiever Mahasiddhi blogger Award’ for promoting peace and saving the environment.

These awards are a means of recognition! WordPress regards these awards as:

‘a way to recognise and support blogs beyond following, commenting, or liking. When someone gives you an award, it’s their way of saying, “Your blog is so wonderful that everyone should read it!”


What is Small Joy Tag.

There are so many things that bring us joy and makes us happy – writing is one of the medium through which joy and happiness are spread and I hope you get that from this blog.😉

Rules of this nomination.

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • List 15 of your small joys.
  • Nominate five other blogger friends who bring you joy.

Thoughts and Reflections is run by a team. So, below is a compilation of Small joys of the team.  

15 Small Joys of the team

  1. Spending time with people who remind me of Allah ﷻ 🌺
  2. Achieving my goals. x2✊
  3. Recitation of the Qur’an with contemplation. 😌
  4. Able to help others in my capacity. 👋
  5. Food. 😋
  6. Taking pictures (Still-life, nature, landscape).📷
  7. Learning how to drive. 🚘
  8. Trying out a new recipe. 👩‍🍳
  9. Learning new things. 🆕️
  10. Improving my culinary skills. 👨‍🍳
  11. Watching and playing football. ⚽️
  12. Speaking to friends and families. 🥰
  13. Having time to write my journal.✍
  14. Designing. 🎨
  15. Reading 📚

Further nominations

Atul asked me to nominate 5 other bloggers for the Small Joy Tag. It is my pleasure to nominate other amazing bloggers. Kindly visit their blogs to know more about them and explore their contents.

  1. Khayra –  The Muslimah Musing. Learn about her life experiences from an Islamic perspective.
  2. Saba Niaz Siddique –  Saba Niaz Siddique. Filled with contents to make you learn and get rid of ignorance.
  3. Sara –  Sunflower Seeds. Spreading bits of positivity through writing.
  4. Muntazzir – Muntazzir. Read poems to broaden your horizon.
  5. Shivam Choudhary  Ashivamchoudharyblogger. Writes across various matters focusing on India audience.

The list is endless… there are so many things that brings us joy (some we don’t even acknowledge ☹). Do you share a Small Joy Tag with one of the team? 🤔 Comment below 👇to share things that give you joy.

Till next time. May Almighty Allah ﷻ keep joy 🤗 radiating in our lives. Amen…



Thoughts and reflections is delighted to announce it’s nomination for an award – THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD created by Okoto Enigma. This nomination was put forward by Atul a fellow blogger from The Justice Mirror. Thank you so much Atul for this recognition! The Justice Mirror  is a blog I have found interesting and it comprise of detailed information across various matters concerning law, religion, politics amongst others. Do check the blog out and give it a follow.

This is a category for bloggers who are passionate about what they write.

“It is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Okoto Enigma

Thoughts and reflections is a blog run by a group of enthusiastic Muslims. All what is published is a collaborative and good team effort. Details of the team will be updated soon.

This blog also has an Instagram page, kindly follow because they work simultaneously. There are some information that can be found on the blog and not on the Instagram page. They work hand in hand to serve the same purpose. For example Thoughts and reflections recently worked on a mini-series about facts from the life of Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ during the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah and all the contents were published on its Instagram page not on the blog. The Blog is for longer reads like this post.

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The rules of nomination by Okoto Enigma.

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

3 things to know about me: I am a law student. ⚖ I enjoy helping people improve their writing skills ✍for academic assessment and lastly I am a DIY lover. 😉

Links to my best post. All the post on the blog are great but here are selected few:

Self-Reflection The first post published. Highlighting the importance of looking inward for development.  

Perspective: Positive Mindset The story line serves as a reminder to be optimistic and have positive assumption about things.

My hijab. Dedicated to Hijabis out there. Serves as a form of comfort when I had a change of environment.

Atul asked some questions and my response is below-

  • How are you doing?

 Alhamdulillah I am doing well and grateful for being alive and happy 🌸

  • Name three good things that happened to you in the past few days

1.In the past few days I am learning the importance of gratitude. 2. Reading and learning more about my religion and life in general and 3. trying to understand how people feel in order to be able to relate more with them.

  • The best food that you ate recently

I really can’t think of the best food I ate recently. I love any healthy, nice and good food 😋

  • How do you bring joy to your personal relationships?

 A way I bring joy to my personal relationship is by checking up on each other and reminiscing on good moments shared together.

  • What is your best quote?

I love different quote but the one I am appreciating currently is one l formed: “We are different we want different things.” It makes me understand that people cannot be the same and accepting people for who they are, overlooking faults and focusing on the positives.


“Thank you Azeezat for accepting the nomination and participating. It’s my pleasure to encourage new and amazing bloggers like you. Many of these blogging awards are actually meant for you people only.

Though you have written such a detailed response here in the form of a comment, if you wish you can convert it into an amazing post and nominate other new and wonderful bloggers who you think encouragement, deserve appreciation.

Now your answers, Alhamdulillah, they are marvelous and worth reading and I pray that you keep doing well and be always grateful to almighty Allah for so many blessings all around you.

Next, I learnt a lot of things from your comments, especially the one concerning interpersonal relationships. And lastly, I agree with your quote on diversity.

 You too have a good day/night. best wishes.”

Passing the recognition on I nominate any blogger reading this. If you want your blog to be mentioned leave a comment below and I will be happy to include it. To any non-blogger reading this kindly share with a blogger to spread the recognition. Below is a list of bloggers who are doing amazing work (I could only nominate 7 bloggers 😦

  1. Byjolaa  by Bunmi Adaramola. This is an interesting blog for which addresses various matters such as personal development. Bunmi recently organized an Employability series #ForBlackByBlackInitiative webinar which I attended.
  2. The Muslimah Musing  by Khayra. This is about faith, hope and redemption. It’s a muslim sister who shares her perspective on life and being a good Muslim.
  3.  Nusaybah Musings by Nusaybah. Filled with contents on  life, faith, dunya, personal development , books and mental health.
  4. Dulcy Blogs by Dulcy Singh. Discover amazing stories from a 13 year old productive blogger.
  5. Randomukhti by Farxiya An enthusiast modesty and hijab blogger.  
  6. Thinking Broadly by Xaman Calid. Frequent short reminders on life in general.
  7.  Hizbiyafashion

My question for the nominees are below. Kindly answer all or any 5 of your choice in the comment section below.

  1. Why did you get into blogging.
  2. A little bit about your blog.
  3. Your favourite resting or vacation point
  4. Do you like spicy food
  5. A quote you love.
  6. Would you rather be invisible or read people’s mind and why.
  7. What do you do to keep you moving in life.
  8. A person you admire.

I hope you have a good read. Thanks to Atul for the recognition and I wish everyone reading this an amazing week ahead. 😇