Saturday, June 05, 2010

I have finally returned to blogging- insha'allah.

It has been way to long. I hope nobody has forgotten me!

I have so much to say, so much to catch up on.

Just be patient--- lots of posts to come.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

A return to blogging?

I hope so.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A show of hands...

How many people had a crappy eid?!

(well virtually raise your hands)



Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The role of the Masjid is Losing its place in Society

Let me explain why I am writing about the loss of the Masjid in Society.
I have lived here for almost 7 years now, and till this day I remember my first fajr in the UAE. I'm in my hotel room, slightly dazed from waking up from a long restful sleep. I peered out my window and I realized it was still dark outside. I crack open my window and then I heard it. The call to prayer. It was memorizing. It came from all directions. I counted 8 muathens, (the person calling the prayer). each one different and unique in his own way. I will never forget that moment.

7 years later, it is the night before Ramadan. I am driving to the masjid to pray taraweeh. I knew I was slightly late because it was 8:15. I walk out of my home, and to my dismay, I don't hear a single thing. It was so bizarre. Why couldn't I hear the imam leading the prayer? I was so upset. Has it really come to this? Living in a Muslim country, and we aren't even allowed to hear the Imam recite Quran anymore? What about all those women who are at home and can't make it to the masjid because they have children to take care of? Why are we deprived of this?

The Masjid has become a foreign place to Muslims in this society. It is a weekly visit for men and boys hurry to get it over with. Oh and on top of that, they choose a masjid where they know the imam will recite quickly and be done with it. Or they complain when they imam decides to recite a few more verses than usual. The ignorance is so prevalent among the Muslims that it's disheartening. You see it right when you enter the masjid. I find children running around wild, screaming their heads off. I look at them, they are dirty and smell awful. I see older kids hanging around outside. Are you serious?! People pass by them and don't even give them a second thought. Someone please say something!!! If I ever ran around in the masjid like that, my parents would have taken a strap to my legs. As I enter the masjid, I find it dirty and the smell makes me want to hurl. At one point, I feel like crying from the total disrespect. What happened to cleanliness?


It was once the core of our society, and now it is casted aside,deemed insignificant.

Please read this link that I am providing.

A Masjid is not only a place of spiritual worship, but a learning institution and a counseling center. If you look around you, you can see how the loss of the masjids role is evident. Look at the children, teenagers and young adults, they are ignorant and disrespectful.

Please bring back the Masjid!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

What?! Traffic in Al Ain?
....oh never mind
............ they are just rearranging the flowers again.

Doesn't it suck to live in Dubai?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hilarious!! Check it out :D

Ninjabi comes from the combination of the terms “ninja” and “hijabi.” A hijabi is a Muslim girl that covers her hair. The term ninjabi is meant to be a fun way to refer to hijabis in the Muslim culture. The ninjabi in this editorial cartoon is a fusion of this and a Texan identity. She reflects the voice of many Muslims who have experienced discrimination and struggle with defining their identites post-9/11. Currently the cartoon appears every Tuesday in the Daily Texan.

**source: and a friend of mine :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wow Im suprised that nobody posted about the fireworks explosion in Ajman that killed 2 police officers and injuring 2 police officers. The explosion rocked the whole city, causing windows to break in residential homes.

Come on people, get on the news!!!