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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Illa Bellah

Assalaamu Alaikum warahmatu Allahi wabarakaatuh my fellow slaves of Allah!

I hope you all prayed Fajr today! =D (That's what I ask my friends every morning!)
So I was on Google Buzz the other day, and I saw a lot of my friends posting up new posts about life and stuff. Their posts were exteremely enjoyable and were coming together very smoothly until I found myself reading "isA" and "mA" over and over. I was so mad, subhanAllah. It really bugs me to see the new chat lingo our Ummah has been using lately:
  1. InshaAllah to iA or isA
  2. MashaAllah to mA
  3. SubhanAllah to sA
  4. Jazaaka/Jazaaki Allahu Khairan to JAK
  5. Assalaamu Alaikum to AA or ASAK
  6. Warahmatu Allahi wabarakaatuh to WAB or WRB
  7. AlhamduLillah to AL
  8. Subhaanahu wa ta'ala to SWT
  9. Salla Allahu 'alayhi wassallam to S
  10. Peace be upon him to PBUH
  11. Radiya Allahu 'anhu/'anha to RA
  12. And anything else there is out there.

SubhanAllah, I think it's very disturbing and improper when I see people spend so many wasted hours writing random emails, and then when it comes to writing "Assalaamu Alaikum warahmatu Allahi wabarakaatuh", they write "ASAK WR WB". Really, people of the world? Is that what we have come to? That we write so much, but when it comes to the most important sentence of the whole text, we write it in shorthand? Inna Lellah..

Let me know if you disagree, then inshaAllah we can debate this issue later. =D

Love for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta'ala,

Bint Khaled