About – The Unknown Sister


Papatia Feauxzar is my pen name as I would like to stay modest and keep myself anonymous. I have a science background (Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Accounting) but I love writing. It has always been a secret passion of mine. I am a woman and a work-in-progress individual. To knowledge insha’Allah! :).

Jazak’Allah Khair for reading,

Papatia Feauxzar

Author, Barista, Blogger, Publisher, Sufi

Author of Fofky’s Kitchen : Easy Ivorian Recipes for Traditional and Street Foods.This cookbook is the first Ivorian Cookbook in English.


Quotes by Moi

“Most stories that are easy to write are those already inside us; our daily lives, our challenges, etc.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“Supernatural events (good and evil) occur to those who believe; religious or not.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“Nobody invents or creates anything. He chooses who to give the idea to. We get inspired instead.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“We are slaves and servants to Him. Those who were bonded knew who their true Master was.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“The best job for me is writing. I get to be anyone I want to be via my characters. How cool is that?!” —Papatia Feauxzar

“If Allah didn’t test us and gave us jannah al-firdaus easily, those denied jannah would cry ‘favoritism’. So let’s own up to our trials with a head high insha’Allah.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Saying, ‘We need to improve the race’ is blasphemy. Allah made the creation in perfection.”—Papatia Feauxzar

“The way I see it, some of us are friends to the Creator. Some of us are beloved of Him that his friends don’t particularly fancy while He can be our beloved but we (the friends don’t fancy one another). And life goes on. You do you and I do me.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“Remember this : People can ignore you all they want and don’t pay attention to it because you only need to impress HIM. Besides, at one point you will become too big for them to ignore you any longer. Plus you get less nazar-evil eye.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“One becomes successful when the success of others doesn’t bother you.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Every writer is a name thief.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“I’m a tiny girl with big dreams I intend to bring to life insha’Allah. DREAM BIG TOO!”— Papatia Feauxzar

“When people make dua for you, you cannot stay behind walaye!” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Genuine good deeds win people over.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“When people stop speaking to me for no apparent reason I can think of, I like to brush it off thinking ‘Oh, I must be shining too bright for them’ or ‘I put them to shame’. Conceited huh? Haha! I know. I’m not perfect. It keeps the whispers at bay trust me.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“I’m a unicorn; a horse with a pointy golden crown. Alhamdullilah. I might look nice and enchanting. But screw with me and I’ll bite your head off!”— Papatia Feauxzar

“Stop competing. Look at a bookshelf or a library. Its beauty comes from its diverse repertoire. You don’t only see books written all by the same author.” — Papatia Feauxzar

When opportunity knocks at the door, answer the door. Always be ready to execute the answers to your duas. You might call that impatience, I call that seizing the moment. You have to have an eye for opportunities that will never present themselves again.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Faith is your best weapon!” — Papatia Feauxzar

“All I’m doing is trying to follow the footsteps of our predecessors like Khadijah Al Kubra, Fatima Al-Fihri Al Quraysh, Nusaybah bint Ka’ab and Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with all of them) in the way they supported the ummah with their sweat and wealth. I love doing Allah’s work and bidding in dunya alhamdullilah. I also love giving back to the ummah. May Allah purify my intentions, ameen.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Cheating is not good. I rather fail in the eyes of His creations instead of His.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Petty people stay petit(small) . Don’t mind them and don’t look back. Keep going!”— Papatia Feauxzar

“I remain a mystery because I have many hats and hearts ;). Wouldn’t you say it’s hard to truly know anyone?”— Papatia Feauxzar

“All the mistakes I’ve made in my life taught me something. So therefore don’t be affraid to make them or of people seeing them. They make you grow. They make you better. They make you perfectly human.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“My ancestors were off-line traders. That path lead them to Islam. I’m an on-line trader and I still discover Islam in these outlets. Trading is in my blood alhamdullilah.” Papatia Feauxzar

“My greatest peeves are when people don’t return my salams or think they are more busy than me and others. Simply put, they don’t respect my time and effort.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“I’m not an artist. I’m a hoartist*. Yes, I came up with that. So what the heck is that? I’m a person in between an artist and a hoarder.” —Papatia Feauxzar

*Austin Kleon says, “The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things they really love.” There are things I don’t love but I collect anyways because my gut feeling tells me I will need them at one point or another and I usually trust that feeling. Why? Because the meaning of these things reveal itself later, and I see why I collected them in the first place. That is why I call myself a ‘hoartist’.  —Papatia Feauxzar

“Business is like a marriage, the founder of the first corporate company I work with said once. It’s true. They will be good days with employees and they will be bad days. You just go with the flow.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Sophisticated people drink coffee and tea. But they drink more tea ;).” Papatia Feauxzar

“If I can talk to Allah without stop, why should I be afraid to talk to ‘high profile public figures’?” —Papatia Feauxzar

“When inspiration hits, run with it!” —Papatia Feauxzar

“To be successful, you have to be ready to be in the service of others. Their success lead to your success.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Do not grieve over people’s words. Instead, let them witness your greatness.” —Papatia Feauxzar

“Allah gave us all have privileges. For instance, white privilege, men privilege, financial privilege, creative privilege just to name a few. It’s what you do with those privileges that defines you.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Many uneducated Muslim women make it life a hell for other open-minded Muslim women out there. Men are at fault too because they create and support the environment that thrives on uneducating women while they live life freely. When people say it’s a men’s world. I often agree. Men and women experience dunya differently with no boundaries on them or expectations of them. Smdh!”— Papatia Feauxzar

“i (lower case intentional) was destined for GREATNESS insha’Allah. i’m leaving a legacy and my legacies will go GREATER heights than I did bi’ithnillah!”— Papatia Feauxzar

“I’m a visionary. I’m a dreamer. I’m many things alhamdullilah.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Not everything displayed in a store is meant to be sold. Some items are often there to make a subtle statement ;).” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Likes and shares don’t translate in sales. That said, don’t get it twisted. People will often like your posts not because they agree with you. They often like the person you’re featuring or respect what you have to say while still disagreeing with you.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“We were created out of chemical particles. This is how scientific Islam is. Therefore, pure souls are literally allergic to artificial chemicals whether ingested or applied on the body. The pure body will naturally reject such abominations. Think about it.”—  Papatia Feauxzar

“You can’t be a community servant and also lead a lofty and luxurious life. You have to pick one, invest there and be content with it. Your perfect life is awaiting you in Jannah al-Firdous insha’Allah.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“If you want to be protected from a scandal, don’t try to portray a perfect lifestyle. People will get what they see with you already if you embrace your strengths and flaws. Don’t be afraid to fail or make mistakes for people to see. Own it! We’re humans and meant to err.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“I know a big and real game when I see it. I also know a fake one. I always see the bigger picture alhamdullilah. I am ‘IT’; the big game and I keep a low profile masha’Allah alhamdullilah.”— Papatia Feauxar al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Normal people can’t do extraordinary things. You got to be weird, crazy, and extremely manic to do so. I’m all of those with a kind heart alhamdullilah.” Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Taboo subjects like ‘djinn, sex, ect.’ contribute to the mis-education of the Muslim.”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“If you pray to Allah so that Shaytan doesn’t get between you and your spouse and he still does. Be sure to know that he will get between you and your friends regardless.”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Don’t mistake my smiling face for dumbness. I know EXACTLY what I’m doing.”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Do your small thing and do it well. The big wig will come find you insha’Allah.”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Your private support needs to match your public support. Note to myself first.”— Papatia Feauxzar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“I can pass the smell of good smelling coffee.”— Papatia Feauxzar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Time and time again, I see the same trend in my life. People trying to hijack my career and livelihood. What I think it? Shaytan is always busy and he lives around. He never cease to visit people to use them to throw wrenches in the works. C’est la vie!”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“Many people are writers. Only a few are true storytellers.”— Papatia Feauxar Abdul al-Mutakkabir wa al-Haseeb

“What you seek is already in front of you. Quit looking somewhere else or searching far. It’s staring back at you. Just look closely.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“The soul knows. When someone gives you pause, it’s either because the soul knows what you don’t see about that person; whether it be greatness or great evil. The soul simply knows.” — Papatia Feauxzar

“Every successful person in dunya is a worshiper of something. I worship Allah because He is My Creator. He has promise success to those who listen and act better. He is the source of EVERYTHING alhamdullilah. Other worship the devil, things, people, etc. May Allah always guides us, aameen.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“When you have many names or screen names, you get to see the many faces and shades of people because they don’t know they are talking to the same person.”— Papatia Feauxzar

“To mess with algorithms, haqq up (true-up) the platform. #accountingnerd”— Papatia Feauxzar

“Many doors you will knock at won’t open for one reason; there are too small. Allah intends you to go knock at the biggest door made just for YOU. Keep looking it’s out there.”— Fofky

“Don’t bite at the bait set by repeating narcissists, rude people, manipulators, and ingrates. Simply put, be noone’s fool.”— Fofky

“When a djeli dies, a nation’s history gets erased to some extent.” —  Papatia Feauxzar

“The key to financial freedom is not covet what’s not yours or written for you. Publishers don’t owe you a thing. Your Writer Colleagues don’t you a thing. Readers don’t owe you a thing. Customers don’t owe you a thing. Vendors don’t owe you a thing. NOBODY owes you a thing. Depend and rely only on ar-Razzaq, and He will decide what’s your rizq.” —  Papatia Feauxzar

Copyright © Papatia Feauxzar 2011-2018

P.S. Unless, the pictures listed on my blog are my book covers or avatar, I don’t claim the pictures I used in my posts as my own property. The copyright mark is for the words I am sharing with you and what I truly own . Thank you for your understanding.

33 Responses to About – The Unknown Sister

  1. ywwp says:

    Thanks for following my blog, it drives me ahead.
    Just a suggestion for your blog:
    Go to Settings>Sharing, and select the checkbox – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results
    Now if someone visits your blog, he/she may like the post without opening the post separately. It will help you get more likes on the blog.regards, http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com


  2. hajrakhan11 says:

    Hey sister, I was wondering if I can nominate you for the sisterhood of the world bloggers award? I’ve been in reading your posts for a while now and really look forward to reading the brilliant literature you submit . Would that be okay?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. shabeeha says:

    Salaam . Thank you for following my blog.
    I will be checking us or too.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hey beautiful sister Papatia,

    As salamu alai kum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Why? Because your blog is awesome and I absolutely love reading it. Please go to the given link and check it out to find your questions and other rules In-shaa Allah


    Wa alai kumus salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Liked by 1 person

  5. naturelover says:

    Thanks a lot for finding me and following me.
    Jazakallah for the Liebster award:)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Fatmawaty says:

    Assalamu’alaikum my sister! I just nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award, please check it out here : https://ishlahii.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/the-versatile-blogger-award/ I’d love if you can accept it. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. tamtam012013 says:

    I nominated you for the sisterhood of world bloggers award. Looking forward to reading your replies, if you’d like to take part.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Fatemeh X says:


    I have nominated your for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers. I posted about it on my blog and feel free to try it out!



    Liked by 1 person

  9. Salaams,

    Jazakallah for the follow! Love what I’ve read so far on your blog too!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. koolitzable says:

    Thank you for stopping by sister Papatia, lovely blog you have 😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  11. amira says:

    Here’s a gift to celebrate your blogging effort. Looking forward to reading more from you.
    Enjoy 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. AssalamuAlaykum,

    Just came accross your blog! The content is super cool MashaAllah! May Allah give you the tawfiq to continue this way!

    Liked by 1 person

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