October 31, 2008
A muslim lady dressed up as a devil for halloween.
There’s a saying in Arabic, we say when someone is acting inappropriately, it goes something along the lines of: the shaitan is wearing them…
Enjoy the irony and the pun!
On another note,
I heard much about TDC and I really want to go!!
October 30, 2008
That’s what life is. It’s all double standards and who can play the game better.
That’s it. Period.
It stopped my life completely. Taste is gone. Feelings are cliche. I escaped it by sleeping. It found a way into that too; I started dreaming.
They burn my eyes as they roll down. My heart aches and my mind is numb. I am unaware of my surroundings, floating aimlessly…somewhere, in the middle of no where…
Ohh how bitter sweet this is :’)
October 30, 2008
*disclaimer* it has music…
October 29, 2008
Because to Him belongs everything…
Check it out, you won’t regret, inshaAllah:
A Journey of Worship in 24 Hours – Sheikh Yasir Qadhi
October 29, 2008
The morning was ruined by those around her. She went early to work, hoping to get lots done before the crowd came in. As she set up her experiment, they walked in talking about a new song. A disgusting song. A song so explicit she wanted to throw up. Within seconds one of them had his laptop opened to play the song…
She left her bench and went outside…Gave them a few minutes to finish admiring the song while she called a friend…
When she went back in the lab, she found them on yet another very explicit and disturbing song. She grabbed her iPod and went to the washroom to shove her headphones in her ears underneath her hijab.
Back in the lab, one of the guys apologized…said they were done with that kind of music and that now he would put on something better. ‘Oh good! They noticed what they did was wrong!’ She thought to herself then said: “Good!”. They know she does not even listen to music to begin with. GRR…She felt weak she didn’t do something to stop them…
A few minutes later, another guy who was also listening to the song said: “You know you can get in trouble for sexual harassment”. The one who played the music replied: “Why, are you going to report me _____ ?”. “No, I’m just saying you should be careful” _____ replied back.
To them I weakly say: If this whole skit was done to see my reaction and whether or not I will report you for such behavior (which will get you in loads of ….), then no, do not worry…I don’t need to report you as you’ve already been reported…to Allah azza wa jal. And that, is plenty for me…
October 27, 2008
Many people asked how it went…what it was all about…and if it was worth it…
All I do is smile in reply…and here’s why…
A speech I wrote for the end of Ilm Summit…”truly, it changed my life”..
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمالسلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته …
As students of knowledge, it serves us a great reminder to reflect on what we are told by Allah azza wa jal in surat Al-Baqarah verse 32 when the angels said:
They replied: “Limitless art Thou in Thy glory! No knowledge have we save that which Thou hast imparted unto us. Verily, Thou alone art all-knowing, truly wise.”
(قَالُواْ سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلاَّ مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ (2:32
I recall aimlessly reading my textbooks in a weak attempt to study for finals. My mind was racing with thoughts of Ilm Summit and my heart beat with fear at the mere thought of being denied entrance. Five months later, here I am Alhamdulillah, trying to grasp at some eloquent words in hope of doing some justice in recounting this one of a kind journey.
October 26, 2008
Currently working on Al-Andalus Ilm Summit project, this video has been an amazing watch..
For those who have taken The Code Evolved recently, you will see how amazing it relates and goes along with the seminar as well 🙂 (and relates to many of the gems posted on the forums!!!)
October 26, 2008
I did NOT write the following poem…
“By (the Token of) Time (through the Ages), Verily Man is in loss” [103:1-2]
Age quickly marks
Its natural manifestations,
Yet wisdom takes its time
In refining its contender –
Indeed, man is a creature of haste
In a swift race against time
Ignorance is found creeping,
Bit By Bit,
into the days of men,
amassing in perfect mismatch.
But a path found its way
In hidden and open secret…
Sacrifice of a select few;
They walked upon this earth restless,
Knowledge was their weapon,
faith their armor,
Unwilling to find peace
before seeing their task complete.
The certainty of a scholar’s unwavering trust
in Al-Hafith, Al-Waliyy, Ar-Rafeeq,
will permeate through epochs.
Generations receive the message
Truth is discovered by those who seek it.
“…Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.” [103:3]
October 24, 2008
“Anything worth living for,” Nately said, “is worth dying for.”
“And anything worth dying for,” answered the sacrilegious old man, “is certainly worth living for.”
– Joseph Heller
October 22, 2008
Yes, I’m jealous. I’m jealous of the tree across the street. I’m jealous of the rock I kicked as I walked to my class. I’m jealous of the water I drank and of the river that divides Windsor and Detroit. I am jealous of the wind that blew in my face as I shivered my way to the car. I am jealous of the bright sun. I am jealous of the beautiful moon..
I am jealous of the creation that obeys Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala..
I am jealous of the sin-less..
Sometimes I wish I had a simple life….just like a rock or a tree….
October 21, 2008
when you lose, don’t lose the lesson
October 20, 2008
I’m at this stage of life where I can’t seem to find patience in anything. I want everything to happen right here and now and I can’t stand waiting for answers to life’s questions!
Thinking about how impatient I have become these past few weeks an idea crossed my mind. Could technology have affected me in this? Cellphones, emails, USB’s, cars, credit cards, and just about everything else in life…it’s all about decreasing the amount of time doing something and getting the info we need instantly…
Today, I made a deal with a person to buy me a book and I gave them the money so they would get it for me. After about an hour, I found a friend who had a copy of the book and was willing to give it to me. Right away, I wanted to contact the first person to tell them I was no longer interested in the deal. Realizing I had no way of getting to them instantly, I sighed and thought ‘They probably already paid for the book anyways’. I ended up paying around 60 more dollars than I would have… 😦
I wish there was a pill one can take to increase patience…
October 15, 2008
What is it that stops us from getting our dreams and making them realities?
Why is it that some of us always underestimate ourselves?
Where is this fake stop sign I create for myself in my own path?
Why is it that the minute I accomplish something I am surprized that I got it and start thinking, “wow, I didn’t think I could ever get this far!”
Why is it that I think I am incapable of getting from “here” to “there”?
(The following is a wonderful response by Bushra…may Allah reward her)
SubhanAllah…deep questions…I want to try to answer them…
–What is it that stops us from getting our dreams and making them realities?…
…..Shaitaan’s whispers. He is our enemy CLEARLY, he would hate to see you or any other Muslim achieve your dreams. Think of him as a bully (enemy)…there is physical/verbal abuse that they talk about in school….