Monday, January 22, 2007

MaShRaBeYah ;)

All praise is due to Allah.. Mama & sis are back.. My uncle too.. But daddy is still there.. May Allah guide him in all it is that he's doing & protect him.. Amen.
So what has this got to do with the mashrabeyah, well, that was the first thing I wanted em to bring along.. a pic of it.. Thanks sis :).. Mashrabeyah is this li’l window you see here at the top.. It doesn’t open side-ways.. To open it, u push it from the bottom, and so it goes up.. But not all the way, I think something lie 45 degrees or so.. It’s idea always caught my attention, I think it has some Islamic background or something.. As you know, when women are at home, they dress comfortably in any clothes that of course show their hair and what not.. So the idea of a window that opens sideways or a balcony would obviously reveal what shouldn’t be revealed.. So here comes the mashrabeyah.. I’ve never touched one of those before.. But always wanted to..
May Allah cover us with His grace, protection & blessings.. Amen.
Cover our faults ya Rbbi.. Ya Sater.. Ostorna..
PS. I hate it when people are all around at the airport & stare at other people hugging, crying & so forth.. So irritating!!
Mind your own bees wax people.. :(


Jannah said...

Real interesting there, Sara :):)

I'd like to have one in my house, and I love the arabisc designs on it.

Hamdella ala salamet ur sister and mother :)

sara said...

Life without them ain't life really!!
And welcome to my life ;)

Love you fy Allah jannah :)

Maqsood Qureshi said...

Praise be to Allaah.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations?

He replied:

If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but do not initiate such greetings. This is the correct view concerning this matter. So if a person says to you, for example, “Happy New Year”, then you can say, “May Allaah make it a good and blessed year for you.” But you should not initiate such a greeting, because I do not know of any report that the salaf [early generations of Islam] congratulated one another on the occasion of the new year, rather the salaf did not regard the first of Muharram as the first day of the new year until the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr said concerning offering congratulations on the occasion of the hijri new year:

Praying for another Muslim in general terms, in phrases that are not meant as a kind of ritual on special occasions such as Eid, is acceptable, especially if what is meant by this greeting is friendship and to show a friendly face to one’s fellow Muslim. Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “I do not initiate the greeting but if someone greets me I return the greeting, because responding to the greeting is obligatory. But being the first to offer congratulations is neither Sunnah nor forbidden.

sara said...

Wallahi this was the best answer to my question..
jazaka Allahu kharian brother..
May Allah reward islam-qa for it all.. Amen.

Maqsood Qureshi said...

You're welcome, Saroo! And, "mashrabeyah" we'd this sort thing in India..still is at some least at my Aunt's place..we call it "Chilman" in's different from "mashrabeyah"'s like a "curtain" made of some wood..serves the same purpose.

sara said...

No one ever called me that.. EVER :)
I get called saroora, satta, saroor..
Saroo is close to saroor..
If he's that cold, why don't you guys cover him..
LOL :)

I've always liked these kinda things.. Old designs.. They always stand for something..

sara said...

Btw, guys aren't allowed to call me that!

Maqsood Qureshi said...

LOL really?

Noooooooo! Don't see "chilman" in the English-language's a very very beautiful word...if you'd understand a wee bit of'd listen to this song "yeh jo chilman hai..." It's an old song from an old movie..but it's soooooooo beautiful just because it'd has this word "chilman" in it!

Maqsood Qureshi said...

Call you what?

sara said...

Call me with my necknames.. It ain't right.. (guys wise)
I'm so glad that you see the beauty of urdu.. A lotta ppl lost that pride.. Pride of their 'belonginessssss'..

Carry on seeing the world the way you do.. Not a lotta people have this vision..

Would love to see a chilman someday.. & hear that song..
Hope you get to see a mashrabeyah too..

Maqsood Qureshi said...

I coined that nickname..I'd call you! LOL Alright...anyway..I wrote to DG few days back that: "History, Heritage, Legacy. That's all I have. Nothing else, otherwise. I'm an expatriate. Gives me identity, solace and morale." BTW, you're not mediocre you know that! LOL

sara said...

Regarding mediocre, I think everyone is special in their on way.. :).. No really.. Like I have 1 sis and 2 brothers & each of us has his/her different personality.. & we come from the very same house.. SubhanAllah! It's the 'THING' that we share.. what's the "thing"? Here:

& regarding history, heritage, legacy, well.. A lot to be said.. For example, My daddy & mom are egyptians, but I was born & bred here.. Do I love Abu Dhabi? Of coarse.. That's home to me.. Does Abu Dhabi want me?? Not really.. Why? well, you can read what I wrote here:

Now back to you.. I really wanna know, is maqsood qureshi your real name?
'cuz maqsood means target.. In arabic..
& Qureshi? Does it come from Quraish??

With respect,