The Liebster Award



I would start off by thanking identity17( for nominating us for this award. We highly appreciate it and apologize for the late response.


Okay so first off, what exactly is it about? Just like every other award on WordPress, the Liebster Award is a way of showing appreciation, connecting with and getting to know one another better. After getting nominated if you choose to accept the award you have to answer some questions given to you by the person who nominated you, share some facts about yourself and then nominate other bloggers who you think deserve the award.

The Rules!
– Insert the liebster award logo in your post
– Thank and link those who nominated you
– (After reading the official rules) You also have to reveal 11 interesting facts about yourself! lol
– Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you
– Nominate up to 11 other new bloggers with less than 100 followers
– Ask 11 questions of your own to your nominees that they have to answer
– Notify your nominees about The Liebster Award
– Include instructions of the process in your post

I think it’s okay if you don’t follow all the rules though, like the less-than-100-followers rule. Just pick ALL your favorite blogs!

11 random facts about me

  1. First one is more like a fact about our blog: The Hidden Prestige is actually run by 4 friends 😉
  2. I am a huge ice-cream and pizza lover.
  3. I can speak and write 3 languages fluently.
  4. I love the seas and oceans.
  5. I love swimming.
  6. I like cooking different dishes.
  7. I prefer road trips over flights.
  8. I am a very reserve person with people I don’t really know well but the opposite around my close friends.
  9. I really love to help people in any way I can and always try my level best in being useful.
  10. I love pandas and bears.
  11. I’m not a huge fan of tea or coffee.


The questions of identity17 for me:

1.What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you?

Back in grade 4, I participated in a swimming competition on Sports Day, as soon as the couch whistled to start I dived so hard I almost drowned, the coach saved me and brought me back to the surface and by that time the other contestant were already ahead of me, I ended up with the consolation prize.

2.What do you do when you get angry?

I try my best to stay quiet to avoid argument and say something I would regret later.

3.Are you a stay at home person or would you rather be out and exploring?

I m more of a stay at home person but I like exploring Historic places.

4.If you could do the one thing that could potentially change the world, what would it be?

Fight for the betterment of the lives of poor people.

5.Who’s your favorite famous person? Dead and alive.

Definitely Prophet Muhammed may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him and his companions.

From alive: I don’t really have an all-time favorite famous person.

  1. Would you rather sweet or savoury?


  1. What’s the one quality you like and dislike?

Quality I like: Loyalty

Quality I dislike: Being nosy and judgmental.

  1. What is one thing you’d like to be better at?

Being creative.

  1. Do you prefer sleeping in or waking up early?

Wake up early.

  1. Where are you from? (Completely optional)

Pakistan but born and brought up in Riyadh.

  1. Do you like animals?

Yep except insects and reptiles.

I nominate:

  1. Abdullah Malik

2.Deen Student




My questions for the nominees:

  1. A country you would like to visit.
  2. What’s your biggest fear?
  3. Are you more into reading or arts?
  4. Something you are really passionate about.
  5. What do you like to do in your free time?
  6. A language you would like to learn.
  7. Something that irritates you a lot.
  8. How did you end up blogging?
  9. Your favorite sports.
  10. A quality you would like to change about yourself.
  11. How would you describe your relationship with your siblings?

Looking forward to reading your answers.

Hope you had a good read 😉


Abeer Nouman.

“Because I am answerable to someone”


A good friend of mine is a teacher at University. After what seemed like ages, me and another friend got to meet her and talk to her. So, like how all friends do when they meet after a long time, we joked around, bombarded her with questions and all sorts. When we asked her about her work and her students, this is what she said; ‘They are nice kids, but now and then they do some stuff and we have no say in it. Now I understand why teachers behave in a certain way with the students, even though it may seem wrong on the outside for her not to condemn them. Because, we are answerable to our managers.’
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Exam Mania!

We all experience those messed up days where nothing goes right and we can’t think straight. One of the prime reasons for our pitiful minds is that we fail to accomplish our goals and are rather scared about what will happen if this keeps going on. Being a student, I have had these moments often and finally I have a cure to this!

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The Rejected Deed

As promised,  in this post I ll be covering one of the most important and crucial topics which needs to be addressed and be cleared:  Bi’dah.

I want you to imagine with me the Day of Judgement, when the Prophet Peace be Upon Him will be standing near the Hawdh Al Khauthar [1], the believers standing lines, having their turns in drinking the Hawdh water from his beloved hands. Its your turn next but as soon as you come near him peace be upon him, you will be stopped!!

Upon this he would say: My Lord, he is one of my people, and He (the Lord) would say: You do not know that he innovated new things (in Islam) after you. 

So what does innovation (bi’dah) actually mean?

It is defined as: Any invented way in religion that is aimed at worshipping or drawing closer to Allah. This means anything that is not referred to specifically in Sharee’ah, and for which there is no evidence (daleel) in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, and which was not known at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his Companions. At the same time, it is quite obvious that this definition of religious inventions or innovations, which are condemned, does not include worldly inventions [such as cars and washing machines, etc.  We have addressed it in this post. ]

Let’s take an example to clarify it further in sha Allah.

You know those wending machine where we out some money to buy something to eat or drink, inside it there is computer fitted which recognizes the currency  of the respected country and rejects any other currency put in. So here all other currencies except the Saudi Riyal wont work.

Similarly on the Day of Judgement, the deeds will be seen and the criteria of acceptance is which deeds where done according to what and how the Prophet did, every deed other than that will be rejected and not counted like that foreign currency inserted in the wending machine.

People often say practice newly forms of worship saying we aren’t doing anything bad, it’s a form of worship how can it be bad?  To which  I shall reply: For example,  we all know in one ra’kat there are 2 sajdahs (prostration) but what if I do a third one in which I’ll glorify Allah in it and make dua but if you ask any scholar regarding this third sajdah, they all will say it’s not correct without any difference of opinion among them. So how is this Sajdah wrong in which I am making dua and glorifying Allah?

It wrong because the Prophet didn’t do it that way.

In order for any act of worship to be accepted there are 2 conditions that must be present:

  1. It is done sincerely for Allah’s sake.
  2. It is done according to the Sunnah of the Prophet.

The accordance to Sunnah is in respect to reason, type, amount, manner, time and place.

So the Asr prayer has a prescribed time and amount of ra’kats to be prayed, you cannot pray it in any other time or other than 4 ra’kats. Similarly, the Day of Arafah cannot be spent in any other place like Mina or Muzdalifa, it has been prescribed to be spent in Arafah so it should be done there only.

The Prophet has said : Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance.”

[Abu Dawud]

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ  said, “He who innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) that is not of it will have it rejected (by Allah).” [Bukhari & Muslim]

Bid’ah includes introducing acts which has no bases in Islam like touching graves and it also includes adhering to specific acts of worship at specific times that were not defined as such in sharee‘ah such as always fasting on the fifteenth of Sha‘ban and spending that night in prayer.

Some most commonly acts of Bi’dah include:

1. Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday.

2. Celebrating 27th Rajab.

3. Mourning on the 3rd, 10th, 40th and on the yearly death anniversary of the deceased

4. Sacrificing animals in the name of saints

5. Saying out loud the intention for prayer or fasting etc.

If it was good and beneficial, remember whatever the Prophet taught us was from the commandments of Allah, His law and Shairah, and He subhan wa tale is the Most Knowledgeable and Wise, if He didn’t prescribe it there is a reason, just stick to what He said correctly rather than arguing and fighting over which is not there. It is a perfect religion and there is no need of alteration in it.

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion”

[al-Maa’idah 5:3]

Before doing anything you hear or read about, please make sure you check with authentic sources about its place in the den, don’t waste your energies in deeds which have no bases, we already hardly do any good deeds lets make sure the ones we do are the accepted ones and not the rejected ones. And its not necessary all that our society does or our forefathers did was correct, check all your traditions and customs before passing them to your children, stop the wrong ones encourage the right ones.

Abeer Nouman.