"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, December 22, 2009

The truth behind the sibling-ness

Assalamu Alaikum to all you people out there,

I just wanted to let you all know I love you guys for the sake of Allah, and I hope you do too! Keep me in your duaa's and have a GREAT winter break!

Today, I was emailing one of my besties, and I wrote to her: "Your sister in Islam, Bint Khaled."
So I asked myself:
Ever WONDERED the truth behind the SIS and BRO?!!!

And then I spent like a while thinking over what it actually means behind the "sister" and "brother". So first of all, we all technically ARE sisters and brothers bioligically whether Muslim or non-Muslim, because our common ancestor is Adam (AS)!
Also, when you call another person your sister or brother, then you are technically refreshing ties with them and giving another proof of your certain closeness and affection to them. So that's why I'm beginning to use it a lot. But here's the weird part about the way I use it nowadays.
Me: "Teacher, the guys are annoying us!"
Class: "Yeah!!"
Me: "Teacher, the brothers are annoying us!"
lol. Then I never hear the end of it till like I graduate! It's kind of interesting how when I learn something so loved by all the scholars, and then I try to bring it to school, I get laughed at, and end up getting one degree down in my faith again! haha!
Yeah..so there are always complications along with trying to bring the Islamic renaissance back again!! ;P
May Allah help us all,
Bint Khaled

Sunday, December 6, 2009

An AWESOME Hijab poem!!

Assalamu Alaikum my dear readers who I truly apologize for having left for a while,

I wanted to share with all of you a great Hijab poem. It's called "Baby, it's all good". YA ALLAH, JUST BECAUSE THAT'S THE TITLE DOESN'T MAKE IT A BAD POEM!! Just trust me and read it! SubhanAllah, it's amazing!

Baby, it's all good! - A modern hijab poem
Author unknown

What do you see when you look at me
Do you see someone limited, or someone free

All some people can do is just look and stare

Simply because they can't see my hair

Others think I am controlled and uneducated

They think that I am limited and un-liberated

They are so thankful that they are not me

Because they would like to remain 'free'
Well free isn't exactly the word I would've used

Describing women who are cheated on and abused

They think that I do not have opinions or voice

They think that being hooded isn't my choice

They think that the hood makes me look caged

That my husband or dad are totally outraged

All they can do is look at me in fear

And in my eye there is a tear
Not because I have been stared at or made fun of

But because people are ignoring the One up above

On the day of judgment they will be the fools

Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules

Maybe the guys won't think I am a cutie

But at least I am filled with more inner beauty

See I have declined from being a guy's toy

Because I won't let myself be controlled by a boy
Real men are able to appreciate my mind

And aren't busy looking at my behind

Hooded girls are the ones really helping the Muslim cause

The role that we play definitely deserves applause

I will be recognized because I am smart and bright

And because some people are inspired by my sight

The smart ones are attracted by my tranquility

In the back of their mind they wish they were me
We have the strength to do what we think is right

Even if it means putting up a life long fight

You see we are not controlled by a mini skirt and tight shirt

We are given only respect, and never treated like dirt

So you see, we are the ones that are free and liberated We are not the ones that are sexually terrorized and violated

We are the ones that are free and pure

We're free of STD's that have no cure
So when people ask you how you feel about the hood

Just sum it up by saying, 'Baby its all good'


See? MashaAllah it's one of the greatest poems I've ever read! If you know of another AMAZING poem, share it with us!

Bint Khaled