Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Soil has become impure, water is no more clear, air is grubby & light is fake already..
They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
--Big Yellow Taxi lyrics--
If tomorrow never comes, I’ll be relieved by letting all this out; as there’s nothing more I can do!! However I hope tomorrow would be healthier than today.. Hope everyone can clean their rusty inside & try to find the real them.. The sweet them.. And soften the bitter them..
People, we need to see to see.. Yes.. we gotta see to see..
“Say, "Shall I tell you who the worst losers are? "They are the ones whose works in this life are totally astray, but they think that they are doing good." Such are the ones who disbelieved in the revelations of their Lord and in meeting Him. Therefore, their works are in vain; on the Day of Resurrection, they have no weight. Their just requital is Hell, in return for their disbelief, and for mocking My revelations and My messengers. As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved a blissful Paradise as their abode. Forever they abide therein; they will never want any other substitute. Say, "If the ocean were ink for the words of my Lord, the ocean would run out, before the words of my Lord run out, even if we double the ink supply." Say, "I am no more than a human like you, being inspired that your god is one god. Those who hope to meet their Lord shall work righteousness, and never worship any other god beside his Lord."”
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
“O Allah , forgive and have mercy upon her, excuse her and pardon her, and make honourable her reception. Expand her entry, and cleanse her with water, snow and hail, and purify her of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange her home for a better home, and her family for a better family, and her spouse for a better spouse. Admit her into the Garden, protect her from the punishment and the grave and the torment of the fire.”
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
"you know i was just talking with my little bro few days back and i had just realized something..........The statement that everyone "Life is too short" is actually true just think about it. Were sent down to pass the tests tht are through in fromt of use and we can actualy and truly conquer them from the purity of our heart, which is to be a good muslim.. take me for example as you know , i used to say and still say that i will start wearing a scarf soon inshallah......since i think the 2nd year of uni.... and just image how many years have passed already around 2 now did I start wearing scarf NO!! i just wasted two years of my life... so my point is that ppl should realise their mistakes and start improving themselves......coz its sure as hell does take just couple of days....:D so what do you think?!?!?"
Well, I think what you think.. You got it sweety.. life is waaaaaay too short.. But not short to the limit that it can break us.. We all have a chance.. Not one, but more.. You said it yourself.. Two years or more.. Right?! The problem is us..
US.. This is the reality of our being:
"And He gives you all kinds of things that you implore Him for. If you count GOD's blessings, you can never encompass them. Indeed, the human being is transgressing, unappreciative."
"Proclaim, "If you possessed my Lord's treasures of mercy, you would have withheld them, fearing that you might exhaust them. The human being is stingy.""
"We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature."
"The human being is impatient by nature. I will inevitably show you My signs; do not be in such a hurry."
"We created the human, and we know what he whispers to himself. We are closer to him than his jugular vein."
Monday, February 12, 2007
For instance, I learned how NOT to be nosey cu’z of people who were waaaaaaaay too nosey.. I, by observing them, saw how bad it is for one’s self and for others to be nosey.. And so forth..
Daddy for instance, gave me something he didn’t have.. And intentionally.. The English language.. Baba isn’t that fluent in English.. But ever since I was little, he taught me English.. Not by sending me to English schools only, but by teaching me English.. Now you’ll tell me so this goes with the proverb; he had to learn it and HAVE it to give it to you! Well, no!! That didn’t happen.. In the fourth grade for example, he took my social studies book, and translated all the complex words (not memorized them, but translated them using a dictionary, flipping through it's pages for days) and sat with me on the dining table & made sure that I understood & memorized them all.. When I use the word ‘different’, I remember dad.. the word ‘tide’.. You know what I'm talking about? Like how some smells remind you of things.. Words.. they take me back.. Right now, my eyes are heating up, and tears are coming on the way.. Breathe.. Breathe.. Aahhh!! Bien.. Okay.. Baba.. I really miss him.. InshaAllah he’d come back safely.. My sister sent him a message yesterday saying: “The house with no baba, is like a cell without a cell wall..”.. My heart twinges.. How on earth am I going give him thanks?! Not anything on this earth is worth anything baba did.. And still does.. If I bring him the whole world, it won’t mean anything.. What he does is priceless.. Who’s ever going to take care of me the way he and mama do?!?!?!?! I always wonder!! I remember how he taught me how to ride my red bike.. I remember how he’d hold the seat from the back to make me feel safe.. He'd touch me every now & then & run next to me.. "You can do it, you can do it ya saroor..".. With him I’m in safe hands..
I still remember back in school when kids were embarrassed of their parents.. They wouldn’t want them to come to the parents/teacher meetings; as their parents’ English was bad & it would humiliate them(kids)!!!! Or when girls wouldn’t want to go shopping with their mothers; ‘cuz they believe walking with them is a shame!!
I love you daddy :)
I love you mama :)
I love you to the point that it aches from inside..
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
How could you? How dare you? Are you telling me that you namd it so 'cuz it's ADDITIONAL?! That God created it in vain?!
I had my appendix cut out almost two years ago.. And right before the surgery, the surgeon told me: "No worries, it's extra.." And smiled!!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
“I don’t want to sir!”
“Well, stand on the chair then! And I’ll deduct 5 marks for this bad behavior.”
Why? No seriously.. Why? You’re a muslim teacher!!
What’s a ‘awrah?
The word “'awrah” denotes those parts of the body which Islam requires to be covered in front of others whether of the same or the opposite gender.
Okay let me start with a ground rule.. & that being men’s ‘awrah (what men are supposed to cover).. What’s a man’s ‘awrah?
The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said,
“A man should not look at the awrah of another man, nor a woman of a woman, nor should a man go under one cloth with another man, nor a woman with another woman.”
(Muslim, Abu Dawud, and At-Tirmidhi).
The 'awrah of a man referred to in this hadeeth is from his naval to his knee…
Besides, brothers, by tucking your shirts in your pants, it’s not exactly covering your ‘awrah! Men wear tight pants & tight shirts nowadays.. Or very exceedingly baggy pants that drag after them on the floor & show a part of their ‘awrah!
Allah's Apostle peace & blessings be upon him said,
“Allah will not look at the person who drags his garment (behind him) out of conceit.”
I come from a culture where it’s believed that the man who tucks his shirt in his pants with a tie on top, is very “classy“.. I wonder where these principles came from!! It really saddens my heart seeing guys loose their ‘hayaa.. And I never found a word that covered haya’s meaning.. Modesty or bashfulness doesn’t do it for me!
Prophet Muhammad sallah Allahu alaihy wasalam said:
"Tell the believing men that they should lower their gazes and guard their private parts; that is purer for them. Indeed Allah is well-acquainted with what they do"
Monday, February 05, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
“Whoever loves for Allah's sake, hates for Allah's sake, gives for Allah’s sake and withholds for God's sake has a perfect faith.”
Oh Allah grant us the perfect faith.. Amen.
Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him said:
"He who amongst you sees something evil should change it with his hand; and if he is unable he should change it with his tongue; and if he is unable to do that he should at least hate it in his heart, and that is the weakest form of faith"
(Reported in Saheeh Muslim)
I tried.. I did.. I stopped her and told her.. She wouldn’t listen.. No she actually did stop to hear me out, but somehow didn’t seem to.. She didn’t want to.. Told her, they’ll eat you with their eyes.. She didn’t mind!! Told her it ain’t right.. But, but but.. 2000000 buts she gave me!! And on the other hand, what good will you gain by looking at her brother?! It won’t do you any good.. All it’ll cause is evil.. Nothing tastes as good as a sweet faith!! Why not try that?! Let’s give it a shot..
Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him said:
“There are three qualities whosoever has them will taste the sweetness of Iman: loving Allah and His Messenger above all else, loving someone solely for the sake of Allah, and hating to return to disbelief after Allah has rescued him from it, as much as he would hate being thrown into Hellfire.”
It ain’t that simple.. Not a piece of cake.. But yet in our capability.. I’ll never forget that day I heard this ayah:
“Proclaim: "If your parents, your children, your siblings, your spouses, your family, the money you have earned, a business you worry about, and the homes you cherish are more beloved to you than GOD and His messenger,and the striving in His cause, then just wait until GOD brings His judgment." GOD does not guide the wicked people.”
Allah considers those who love these things – taking into consideration that none of them is forbidden by him - more than they love Allah and the Prophet are rebellious and disobedient. Can you believe it?
Omar Ibnul-Khattab says that while he and some of the Prophet’s companions were walking, he (Omar) found himself saying, “By Allah, messenger of Allah, I love you”. The Prophet then asked Omar “More than your children, Omar?” and Omar said “Yes” and the Prophet asked “More than your whole family, Omar?” and Omar said “Yes”, then “More than your money, Omar?” and Omar answered “Yes” and finally “More than yourself, Omar” and Omar said “No”.
As you can see Omar was honest and truthful in all the answers he gave. The Prophet then told Omar, “No Omar - your faith is not complete until you hold me dearer than yourself”. Omar said, “I went out and thought about it and then I came back and cried it out loud, “By Allah! Messenger of Allah! I love you more than I love myself” and the Prophet answered “It is now Omar”.
He meant by that, your faith is now complete.
Please try to remember me in your prayers.. Remember our ummah.. Remember all human beings.. Praying is the key..
“The creation of each one of you is brought in the womb of his mother for forty days as a germ cell. Then for a similar period, he is an embryonic lump (hanging like a leech, known as `alaqah in Arabic). For another forty days, he is a mudghah (like a chewed-up substance: shape of a four-week-old embryo); then an angel is sent and he (the angel) blows in him the ruh (soul). After this, the angel is ordered to write down four words. He is told to write down the child's [future] livelihood, his life duration, and whether he is to be miserable or happy.”
Hadith (Al-Bukhari )
Let me introduce to you my 75 days old cousin.. Now this teensy weensy cousin (fetus) you see doesn’t have a soul yet; as the four lunar months of conception aren’t over.. But there is a heart pumping! So that means that the soul doesn’t live in the heart, does it? Qur'an plainly states that the ruh (soul) is a divine issue whose secret is known only by God.
“And they ask you about the soul. Say: The soul is one of the commands of my Lord, and you are not given aught of knowledge but a little.”
So when mama says ‘ya ruh alb mama’ (oh soul of mama's heart), she’s fooling me?! ;) However, I love it when she says that!
(i) anterior abdominal wall of the mother
(ii) the uterine wall
(iii) the amnio-chronic membrane.