Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today, I decided to write about something our Ummah needs greatly. This 'something' is called, Hayaa'. Hayaa' literally means self shame, modesty or morality. The scholars have explained Hayaa' to be a condition within ourselves that prevents us from committing any action that Allah (swt) has prohibited us from doing. When a woman wears her hijab, it's an act of Hayaa'. The niqab is an even bigger branch of modesty.
It is really sad that nowadays, Muslim women and men mingle freely, and talk to each other about unimportant topics. Those of us who choose not to do that and have an increased amount of Hayaa' are made fun of, ignored, and labeled as 'unsocial' or 'hermits'. The right way for a woman to be properly modest is for her to only talk freely with Mahram men (men who a woman is not allowed to marry, i.e father, brother, uncle, grandpa). At the masjid, I find girls wearing makeup and laughing loudly; their voices very teenagerish and attractive. I see boys turning to look at them, their eyes blinking from the amount of accessories the girls wear. SubhanAllah! I sometimes feel really sorry for the boys in our Ummah. They fall into big amounts of Fitnah, and some girls add to it more.
A woman should not look a man in his eyes, chat him up, wear attractive clothing, or stare at him [let's rephrase that: look at him except if by accident].
And to our dear brothers out there, be satisfied with your mother, sister, wife, and daughters. The women out there are not to be looked at. Remember that Allah sees your every move, and that he judges you based on your actions.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Or maybe they are a bunch of dudes sitting and savoring a candy with gelatin in it. My stomach grumbles, "GeLaTiN is HARAM!".
When we go off to a beach somewhere, we see women showing off their tans, wearing extremely revealing bikinis. I stand not so close to them, wearing my hijab and Abayah. And guess what? They stare at ME! I mean, sometimes we are the more attractive ones in America! (Well technically it IS my fault for coming to a beach with "haram people"!) Well anyway, I can't swim because the men are there, staring at us, wondering why the pop I'm not wearing a swimming suit!
What makes me most comfortable living here in America, is that I know that I have stronger faith than what they think I have (hence, I am very humble.. :) ), my head is kept high, and that in Jannah Insha'Allah, we will do whatever we want to do! (The HaRaM will be HaLaL again!!)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
SO i tried something new in the lake this time! (and i am bound not to try it again). I SWAM WITH MY ABAYA! yes I know, it was so fun. But I hadn't planned out that my Abaya would get all skin-tight and not serve it's purpose anymore! And I suffered from hypethermia (exaggerated) because I didn't have extra clothes planned out!
Yes, so I learned my lesson!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I feel like I owe every single one of you something, like an apology. I apologize that I've been forgetting to put Bismillah and Assalamu Alaikum a whole lot (actually all the time! :])!
I apologize for being a person completely unorganized with my duty to all of you; blogging.
If you forgive me for this, please comment and tell me that!
Any questions or suggestions? I'm here (Alhamdulillah, till now...).
Friday, July 10, 2009
I want to pass this Adorable Blog award to 5 dear sisters who truly deserve it.
- My sister and friend, Slave of God @ slavesofgod.blogspot.com
- My fellow-blogger, Sara @ muslimahflower.blogspot.com
- The very ambitious teenager, Modest Justice @ modestjustice.blogspot.com
- One of the best mothers ever, Marwa Sabry @ marwasabry.blogspot.com
- A great sister-in-Islam, Malizea @ simplymuslimah.blogspot.com
- Everyone else I missed out on
- My dear followers (xoxo)
Here are the rules of the Adorable Blog Award:
–Include the logo in your blog or post
–Nominate as many blogs which you like
–Be sure to link your nominees within your post
–Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
–Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received this award
Congrats to those who have recieved the award!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
- Love for Allah
- Respect for yourself and for others
But the Niqab has a higher level of each. Just thought I'd share that with yall. :)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
You may find the best type of entertainment after computers and TV to be music. You may be spending half your day listening to Britney Spears' newest hit. Well if you're one of those people, than let me break it to you: Music is HARAM! Many would say "Nuh, uh! This is a contraversial issue." But no it really isn't. Here's the proof:
The overwhelming majority of scholars consider music to be Haram, based on the following verse:
"And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Quran) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-Fire)". (Surah Luqman 31:6)
Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood used to swear that the meaning of idle talk was singing. This view was held by Ibn Abbas (RA) and other Sahabah as well. Ibn Mas’ood used to say that music is to the hypocrisy as water is to a plant. The scholars are agreed that when singing is accompanied with music, then the prohibition is even stronger.
The other major proof is the Hadith reported by Al-Bukhari with a partial isnad (mu’allaq):
"From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcohol, and the use of musical instruments as lawful. Allah will destroy them during the night...and will change the rest of them to monkeys and pigs and they will remain so until the Day of Resurrection".
This Hadith was narrated with a connected chain of narrators by other scholars of Hadith such as Al-Ismaili, Abu Dhar, Abu Nuaim, and Al-Tabarani. It is authentic.
Singing and the playing of the daff (a large tambourine like instrument) is permitted on special occasions like the Eids and marriage.
So if you're smart enough, you'd stop listening to music after you see the proof.
- Wants to wear the niqab
- Is constantly asking questions about Islam
- Is always thinking about death
- Stays on the safe side of contraversial issues.
I feel this wave of strangeness when I'm around my friends. We are all Muslims, but not all of us are religious. It's sad how I have to feel this weird and different when I'm around my own brothers and sisters.
Unique as I am, I am Muslim. And no one can ever change that.