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Its A Merry Eid

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,I find myself writing from the corner of a cosy room, plumped down on a beanie. Today as you may all know is Christmas, we as muslims do not celebrate Christmas however it does not stop others from wishing us a 'Merry Christmas'. Christmas has become a universal holiday, originally it is the celebration of Jesus's Birthday however many do not even classify themselves as Christians yet still celebrate it for the sake of it.Christianity, to me, just does not make sense. Why would Jesus sacrifice himself for the absolution of other's sins? Astaghfirullah. Thats accountablility right out the window. That's like me saying if a girl kills someone I should get punished yet she attains Heaven. Nauzbillah. Today in the Hospital Ward there were very few visitors throughout the day, despite it being a 'holy' occasion there were very few people visiting their relatives. The majority of the Hospital Ward consisted of Christia…

A Brave New World

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, I would like to tell you sisters the reason for my delayed post is because I have been extremely busy! So busy you might want to ring Obama and tell him I don't have time to talk to him! Yes. You know. I have been busy.....eating pizzas. ;) Anyhowz let's get a movin' ...When I am walking in college I rarely do find myself shocked or amazed by the commotion around me. I try to block it out when I need to. Although the attack seems to be much stronger than my defence.However all is not lost! Just the other day I saw something that made my smile light up and be thankful that my defense was weak. It was a girl who had started wearing the Hijab and Abaya. To be truthful I don't know her, but her actions alone have told me she seems dedicated to Islam and interested in learning.Alhamdulilah! <3 But what also crossed my mind at that moment is that alot of sisters wear the Hijab and Abaya end up either distorting the purpose or …

RightStop?

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,While I was on the bus heading home I found that there was a considerable amount of noise. I mean this is typical on a bus, I am aware. However the source of the noise was not where you expected: boys. No rather it was a group of Hijabi girls. Now sisters I am aware the notion to be quiet like mice doesn't sit very well in modern, "feminist" society however we must be careful in what we are saying in public. But I would like to point out that the reason why I did not expect girls to be making noise is because we as women are regarded as pearls and we have to protect our awrah , this however does not mean that boys are supposed to make noise, no it just means that as women we are supposed to have more modesty as we are , (lack of a better word) more alluring to men, that men are to us. In general we, male or female should be conscious of what we portray Islam to be. Wearing a juba, or a Hijab identifies you with Islam therefore…

Enlightenment

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
I have a poem I would like to share. I wrote this poem a while ago... I am not saying I am an amazing poet, I'm just a poet, nothing special. So read it if your interested, if not keep posted for my next post!

~~~~~~~~~Shadow~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The light that is cast upon me
Is it real?
Is it casting light?... Or darkness
Is it bringing me out of the depth or pulling me further
The glow ,gleam
Of its light
Is it beautiful
Or is it that which I do not see
The darkness that surrounds me
In my mind
Or what shaytan left behind?
The face which I see
Beauty
Tranquility
Or concealed
Facade
Of which I cannot see
The sounds
Of my ears
Are they real
Or is it that which I long to hear?
Words spoken.
Yet they are broken.

The life I live.
For myself.
Nooone else?
Yet my heart
Stops every moment
I hear Allah.
Proof of creation?
Proof of creator!
The sun that I see is it the same you see
The imaan I feel
Pl…

EyesOfNobody

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,I should really be asleep right now. However I have words to write. Do you ever find that your identity is clouded? Or sometimes mixed into other identities that you didn't want? Or maybe you did want... The real question I am posing to ya'll is what is our identity?What should we be known as? The "fashionista" , "pious" , "geek' , "pretty" common tags that we are labeled as. Sometimes I get real sick of tags and not just on my clothes! Those tags that seem to be printed in capitals on your forehead but yet when you face the mirror you never see? Well heres the thing sisters, whether you or I like it or not, humans have to label, its innate I presume. Therefore we have to question what we want to be associated with? Is it makeup, fashion, looks, intelligence we want to be our status? Or should we want our Deen to be glowing for us with no words but action? Sisters, inevitably we fall into a cyc…

ThroughTheLookingGlass

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,Today was an interesting day. It started off rather odd. I normally wake up and get ready which I did today, like every other day, but before I left my house I started thinking more about how my life is, the good, the bad, the ugly. I realised life is how you see it.If you take tinted blue shades that sparkle you'll see life in blue and sparkle but if you wear dirty specs that are broken your vision will be broken. Its all about perception. I admit life deals a hard hand, and sometimes poker faces just don't work, and you end up letting the cards pile ontop of you. But it's only as bad as you think. I remember a Hamlet quote: There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so (ACT 2) and to be honest that's true!Do you know why? If you allow yourself to be depressed about a problem in your life, you wont see the good in your life. Alhamdulilah for everything we own and the bodies we have been given. Let me take a serious …

Painful Love

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,Todays post was inspired by a conversation between me and my sister. She is starting her own blog, congrats to her! :) She spoke about the topic of love which led me to question my thoughts on love.What do I believe love is? What is love? How is love related to Islam? Well love can be seen as a force, an overwhelming feeling that overrides our thoughts and actions. People say love is a drug and it becomes addictive. Which is true, literally. I see the raised eyebrows and rolling eyes but hold it because its true. Scientifically when you fall in love, im talking the giddy youthful love; butterflies, heart pacing yada yada. Your brain produces dopamine which is a drug that has a similar effect to cocaine. Fascinating right? Despite this the strongest most powerful love that ceases to exist is between us and Allah.This is because the love that is shared between your Lord and you is spiritual and much more grappling. The almighty created us and…

A Starry Night

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,Beautiful way to begin a day, actually every day is pray Fajr. InshaAllah you all have the means to do this and if not here are some tips on how to wake up for Fajr:
-keep wudhu the night before(angels surround you if you have wudhu making it easier for you to wake up)
-Read some Qur'an before going to bed(so your mind is focused)
-Make a niyyah(intention) so InshaAllah you will be able to do it!
-Go to sleep early!(a common reason people fail to pray Fajr is because they are too tired from last nights partying ;) )
-Set an alarm atleast an hour or so before sunrise (so you have time to be slow)These are some tips I like to use and it usually helps me. InshaAllah if you are struggling try your best! Next read the waking up dua Feel it in your heart. Say it with meaning. You are praising the Almighty for letting you be alive, to begin afresh. Anything bad you did yesterday can be erased through repentence today and good deeds. Then have …

MixingMayhem

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,Sisters, today I find myself addressing age old issues that will always be spoken of no matter what. This is because this topic is so detailed that it requires a huge amount of discussion amongst scholars as well among us. Whats the topic, you say? Well let me begin first, with why I am writing about this. Today in class, we were moved around and I ended up being in a group full of boys. Somehow I always find myself in such situations. This brought me to think about how sisters everywhere that go to mixed colleges, schools, workplaces have to experience this! Which made me think (like I do) and it led me to write this post.Well as I have made it pretty obvious the topic is freemixing or "socialising". But its not in a broad sense its inside the classroom/workplace. We know at some point we have to work with the opposite gender, but when does it start and when does it stop? By this I mean, how much "mixing" does there nee…

ASaintAway

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
As a fellow human being I can say that I have had my fair share of bad experiences. Experiences which I regret and wish never happened. But the past is a memory that can only be recollected in our thoughts and not in the present because the past is untainted so our future can be recreated. Nice quote thing there huh? Well the reason I speak of this sisters is because everyone has a past, that lurks around them like a lingering smell. The thing is we should realise by now, Islam is the air freshner that will make us not only relieved but our noses happier. We all make mistakes and that's no reason why we should be held down by them, it's a mistake not a representation of who you are. We know that repentence allows us to redeem ourselves and by the will of Allah(SWT) we can start afresh, a new page in our books InshaAllah. The real issue at hand sisters, is when we acknowledge our mistakes and can repent but judge others for their mi…

RunTheMarathon

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, So Y'all today I was thinking, you know really thinking, and I realised I am not good with commitments. But I am trying to be and this is what I have come up with. The key is forcing yourself to go ahead with it, now sisters I am not talking about forcing yourself into marriage or things you DONT want to do, you shouldn't burden yourself. Im talking about things you WANT to do but may get scared or lack confidence to complete. For instance you hate one of your classes, but the teacher is really good and the class is alright, the real problem is you dont have any fun. You should force yourself to stay on, life is not always about fun! So moving on to the real topic at hand. How this relates to Islam. When we want to pray Tahajjud or do Sunnah fasts, we often get that voice saying "its too hard", "what about school tomorrow?" ...problems pile up faster than you count. Lets remind ourselves that the key to getting …

Welcome To My World

Assalamualikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh, I am Taki and this used to be a fashion blog, but is now a Islamic Blog, revolving around topics, news, quotes, and general inspiration InshaAllah. JazakAllah Khairan, and I am not saying I am an Aalimah, or a scholar, I am just a regular teenager, struggling day to day to be a better muslim inshAllah :D