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

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

14 comments:

Skye =D said...

salaamz sis masha'allah i always love what u write

ModestJustice said...

May Allah grant us all Jannah!
These little mini-tests makes us stronger, insha'Allah, and reaffirmed in our faith. (Plus. skittles are gelatin free now, so woo-hoo!) And beaches?! I just go on the boardwalk for the rides :D, I don't miss the beach as much.
May Allah swt give us strength to overcome this little things that are so haram!

Lazeena Umm Yusuf said...

Yeah this happens a lot. it helps that if you can to surround yourself with people who have the same goals and ideals as you do - or somewhat the same. You can find halal alternatives to enjoy with them =)

Veiled Knight said...

Skye: I'm glad there are people out there who read my blog (like...YOU!!). I'm also thrilled to know you like it!

Veiled Knight said...

Modest Justice: Yes, one feeling that I really enjoy is the feeling I get after going through a test from Allah! (if it was succesfully passed, that is!)
And oh yess!! Skittles are almost always a thing we buy now, in support to the skittles company for keeping us in their mind! Alhamdulillah!

bff lemon girlz said...

Slaamz sista!!! Mann i looovve ur bloggg!! Yeah I cant w8 till Starbucks stops supporting Israel!! MEEE LoVe their frappucinno!!!

xoxo
-tHe BfF

Veiled Knight said...

bff lemon girlz: Yes sister, neither can I! I've heard it many times that Starbucks is losing a lot due to Muslim boycotting!

Veiled Knight said...

Lazeena Umm Yusuf: Thank you so much, sister for the advice. Alhamdulillah, Allah has blessed me two very sweet friends who love him very much. It took me a while to find them, but now..ALLAHU AKBAR!
And yes, we do find a lot of halal alternatives for the haram. I mean who said Islam doesn't permit fun?

MATACS said...

Yes xactly! i just love ur blog sister!!
xoxo

Veiled Knight said...

MATACS: Alhamdulillah, ya 7elwa!

Sara said...

stay strong sister! Im shopping for abayas yayyy!!! Enty 3amla eh kwaesa? Al hamdulilah mwa mwa mwa

salam.

Jamilah said...

Mashallah... you seem to be so good in your deen... alhamdulilah!

Veiled Knight said...

Sister Jamilah: Jazaki Allahu Khairan for the kind words. May Allah make us all forever good believers! (By the way, anyone who takes time to read a Muslim blog is hopefully already a good muslim, masha'Allah!)

Veiled Knight said...

Sara: Alhamdulillah! Im doing just perfect Masha'Allah! I'm happy for you for finally being able to shop for Abayahs! (better than shopping for other things! :])