It’s not all about moi

As much as I love talking about myself…which isn’t a lot unless it’s my obsession with books…then yeah this blog ISN’T about me.

But if you MUST know some things I’d say:

I’m still a teenager- and thus a student of the SYSTEM…almost done with school then UNIVERSITY (If God Wills)

I live in London- one of the best cities in the world but I’m originally from Durban, South Africa.

I’ve only ever had cats as pets. I love me some cats. It’s not that I don’t love any other animals.

I am a Muslim. Islam means Peace. In The Name Of God, the Most Kind, The Most Mericful.

My Favourite book so far is The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

I am obsessed with Cupcakes.

My favourite colour is Purple.

I love to travel and one day I hope to travel around the world and see this beautifully cruel world before we completely destroy it.

I really want to make a difference in this world because everything happens for a reason and whatever my purpose is on this earth I hope I fulfill it to the best of my abilities…does that even make sense?

So this blog is about: books, music, movies, people, world affairs, TV shows, animals, the environment, religion and anything I find interesting. Which is a lot I’d say. But yeah…Just me babbling away about randomness, whether it makes sense or not I don’t know.

Enjoy. =)

For those who are curious (and who isn’t?) about why I’m known as ‘juwithemad’ it has something to do with my mother’s book. it’s called The Story of Maha. originally it was The Story of Maha the Mad but the publishers scrapped the mad bit and when my friend and i were creating my email address she came up with ‘juwithemad’. It seems appropriate considering I am mad. To whose standards? probably not mentally ill but I am rather insane. But hey Insanity Prevails.

“I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.” G.B. Burgin

“I have my own little world, but it’s okay – they know me here.” Unknown

My Motto In Life:

“Think of all the beauty still left around and be happy.” Anne Frank

Karma Never Forgets





2 thoughts on “It’s not all about moi

  1. Rima Rashid says:

    Hi, sorry if i sound dumb but are you a teenager or the person described in the ‘platonic conception of myself’. regardless, i just wanted you to know that i too was surprised and proud that tahereh mafi was such a beautiful YA muslim author and if thst didn’t inspire me enough then your blog sure did! I read loads YA books and would love to write them but i’m kinda wary since stuff like kissing you know. I’m afraid taht my family will dissaprove me since islam forbids relationship right…? Thank you for your great blog. x


    • slmz. firstly i’d like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading my blog and commenting. and seriously this comment made me smile so much. shukran. yes i am a teenager (18) no the ‘platonic conception of myself’ is basically my IDEAL self…so i would like to be an anthropologist but i’m not sure about winning the nobel peace prize. haha. i know tahere mafi is incredible because she’s so amazing and beautiful and funny mashallah and she’s doing well for herself. =) but she’s lucky because she has the support of her family. my mum wasn’t so lucky because yes she’s an author but her books contained a lot more than kissing like drugs and stuff and people weren’t happy about that. also lots of swearing. but it’s not haram. you can’t just randomly say what’s haram and what’s not. those are facts in the Quran not from people. when you write, it’s because you have a story to tell and if you want to share it DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE. i suggest you keep on reading and try to write a book if you want. if it has kissing then YAY. lol. the characters don’t have to be muslim. though it’d be nice to have a good YA muslim author who does write about muslim characters and how hard it is to grow up in certain societies and all of that. in order to help non-muslims understand islam and how to prevent ignorance and racism. sorry i’m babbling. islam does forbid adultery and sex before marriage etc but when people write they create a character who may or may not be themselves/have attributes of themselves. most people write what they know. i’m assuming you’ve read Shatter Me by tahereh mafi and her book has loads of kissing. but she’s married. but other muslims might not approve. who cares what they think? faith is between you and your Lord not anyone else. it’s hard because people judge you like with my mum she had a lot of hate mail and people threatened to burn her books and all of that. why? because they’re ignorant stupid people who don’t realise that her books show them their own shame. they’re trying to hide from all of that and ignore it but her books made them realise that you can’t run away from these problems because they’ll just get worse.
      anyhew sorry for the long comment but THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ACTUALLY READ MY BLOG. it means so much. all the best. Happy Reading!!! ❀


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