"Islam began as a stranger and will go back to being a stranger just as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Assalamu Alaikum,

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.

-Veiled Knight

Monday, July 27, 2009

'Halalifying' the Haram

Sometimes I'm passing by a non-Muslim, and I see them doing something haram. I usually get this weird feeling (I bet it's from the Shaytaan) that I can't do what they are doing. I mean, it is tempting, but it is for our own good. If it's something like listening to music, I sometimes want to join them. But then I remember: mUsIc IS HARAM!!! So I stop myself from that tempting urge to move to the beat.
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!!)

-Veiled Knight

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Yesterday, all thanks to Allah (swt), we went tubing at a lake about 45 minutes away from our house. It was really exciting escpecially for me, since I have never ridden a rollercoaster in my life; forget about tubing and riding a boat at 56 mph! After that, we went swimming. Lately, I've decided that all those halalified swimsuits are not so halal anymore. They get tight in the water and--you know the rest.
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!

-Veiled Knight

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Assalamu Alaikum everyone, escpecially my dear followers,
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...).

-Veiled Knight

Friday, July 10, 2009

Awards come and go!

Salam everyone,
Happy Friday!!!
I want to pass this Adorable Blog award to 5 dear sisters who truly deserve it.
  1. My sister and friend, Slave of God @ slavesofgod.blogspot.com
  2. My fellow-blogger, Sara @ muslimahflower.blogspot.com
  3. The very ambitious teenager, Modest Justice @ modestjustice.blogspot.com
  4. One of the best mothers ever, Marwa Sabry @ marwasabry.blogspot.com
  5. A great sister-in-Islam, Malizea @ simplymuslimah.blogspot.com
  6. Everyone else I missed out on
  7. 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

Thanks everyone!

Congrats to those who have recieved the award!

Amazing Video!

Masha'Allah! This is an amazing video!


-Veiled Knight

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Subhanallah! Isn't this picture just amazing? It reminds me of how the Niqab has an even more beautiful meaning than the Hijab.
They both display:
  • Modesty
  • Purity
  • Self-confidence
  • Faith
  • Belief
  • 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. :)

-Veiled Knight

Hijab Martyr

31 year old Marwa El Sherbeeny was stabbed 18 times in a courtroom. 18 times.

Sister Marwa, a victim of clear Islamophobia was stabbed 18 times in front of a WHOLE courtroom after taking her neighbor to court for accusing her of being a terrorist. She was stabbed by the same man that called her a terrorist. 18 times.When her husband went forward to rescue her, even he was stabbed 3 times and then later shot by the security guard for being mistaken as the "attacker".


1. What took so long for the guards to realize that she was being attacked?

2. Why was she left to be stabbed for 18 times? I am sure, very very sure that to stab 18 times is not a 5-10 seconds job nor was it unnoticable.Unless you are telling that the dude that killed her was Mega-man.

Is it not clear enough that they were kind enough to let her be stabbed together with her husband?

Oh is this what they call democracy? Or is this what they mean by Justice? This 31 year old headscarf wearing woman was stabbed 18 times and was left to die together with her husband (who was later rescued with major wounds) for being the one person that was brave enough to stand up for her rights and in striving to get rid of the bios stereotypical mindset that half of the westerners have against Islam and Muslims. Are we going to be silent about this like we almost always are?

Today it's Sister Marwa, who knows tomorrow who it could be? You or me?

What's the body count in Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem? How many are already dead in Iraq, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan?What about Darfur? Somalia?

When are you going to start fixing those messed-up minds that are filled with not only hatred but the lies that are being fed by the Western Media?

And how long are we to stay asleep?Are we not going to wake up and stand up for our rights? What is wrong with the hijab that I have over my head? What is wrong with the beards that my brothers are growing?Most importantly, what is wrong in practicing something that I believe in?

All I can say for now is, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un (From Allah we come to Him we Return)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gotta break it to ya

Assalamu Alaikum,

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.

Unique as I am

If there is one important thing you need to know about me, it's that you won't find many people out there like me. For instance, many people in our communities just want to be cool and have a fun life. I remember the days when I was one of those people. I used to just go to the masjid to hang out with my friends and play. But now I'm even prouder to say that I am a person that goes to the masjid to read Qura'n, to pray, to listen to lectures, and to accompany other sisters in doing the same. I am one of the only preteens I know that does this. My friends bug me alot to come and hang-out with them outside. I usually say no, for outside of the masjid there are many boys and no girls.

Basically I am one of the only preteens I know that:

  • 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.