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

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Losing the language

Assalamu Alaikum,
Ring, ring.
"911 operator. How may I help you?"
"Dude, I lost something very valuable to me, and my community lost theirs along with me. We've been tricked into losing them!"
"May I ask what 'it' is exactly?!"
"Good day." click.
I know that's not how they answer when you call 911, but Alhamdulillah I've never tried it nor have I had to! Did it ever occur to you how honored muslims are? We have the Qur'an in one of the best----sorry THE best language on earth! But we are losing the language!!
Help keep it alive by learning it yourself. Keep it alive by teaching it to others. Support foundations that teach Arabic. Marry Arabs!! Have Arab-speaking bilingual/trilingual kids! Help Islam stay alive so we won't regret it and think we have wronged and that losing Arabic was our fault! Please!
I'll start speakng "FusHa" (arabic) at home and write sometimes in it on my blog.
Try to understand, or translate it and learn!
تحيى أللغة العربية!

-Veiled Knight
For the sake of Allah.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

All because of a bunch of ol' pigs

Assalamu Alaikum,
Now, now, now! Don't take me wrong here!! I didn't mean 'pigs' as in people; but I mean pigs as in the animal 'pig'. :)
As many of you know, cases of the swine flu or the H1N1 virus have dramatically shot up in the past year. If people had never actually dealt with pigs, then maybe this whole Swine Flu epidemic would have never happened!!
I mean, from before; about 1430 years ago, we were warned!

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala) says:
“Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine…..” (Surah al-Ma’idah, V: 53)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala) says:
“…for he (the Prophet) commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure)…” (Surah al-A’raf, V: 157)

May Allah make us all patient and protect us and our brothers and sisters from the H1N1.

Your sister in Islam,
VeIlEd KnIgHt
The only love, the only friendships that ever remain are only those for the sake of The Eternal. I made that up!! LOL