STANCE of a MUSLIMAH

Our Lord! You truly know all that we may hide in our hearts as well as all that we bring into the open, for nothing whatsoever, be it on earth or in heaven, remains hidden from Allah. {Quran, 14:38}

8/30/2006

Anonymous

Asalaam Alaikum Warahmat Allah Dear Muslims, Welcome Friends, and a special greeting to those who leave me comments here in hopes to defame, insult, and further destroy the beautiful stance of Islam by ignorant sayings, and arrogant thoughts....
I'm not sure who you are when any of you read this, but I know who I am, and I know that ALLAH is watching me, and HE KNOWS my intentions better than I know what they are, and yes even when it comes to blogging. Having started this back in January I intended on setting some things straight in hopes to enlighten people what Islam is and what it is not by sharing my knowledge and experiences as a Muslimah. I am fully aware that many people who come here are not Muslim yet hold true to many of Islamic teachings, respectfully. I am also quite aware that Islam is a gift implanted in hearts to people who sincerely strive to know Al- Khaliq, the One Creator. For this reason I have placed much hope in Allah that He will guide many people who have yet to embrace Islam, and draw Muslims like me and others closer to Him. This is a sincere supplication to God. So any Muslims out there reading this please say "AMEEN!".

There, having said all that, there are losers in this life who are full of themselves and wish to live as free spirits. All I have to say to that is "Whatever", and especially if you have no desire to seek the Truth. Something that I will never be able to get is this though. Why is it, you so-called free souls feel so above us (not just Muslims, but anyone believing in the monotheism of Allah?). Mother nature isn't going to save you, why would she if she follows the order of the One Who knows your status after death. What makes you feel so justified in transgressing the bounds just because it doesn't make sense to you?? What makes you think that just because something seems so backwards is wrong and because you feel good about something it's right? This type of gaining knowledge assumes you know it all..umm isn't that a bit too proud of yourself seeing that you don't have a clue what it is that regulates your own heart. Doctor, I don't care how high you are..stop and think. You call me a bigot towards the people of Lot, an oppressed little thing who's submissive without a voice, or anti-life entertainment because I've boycotted movies. You say I fight democracy, raise my kids in a bubble, and maybe because the West is the only place I've ever lived in call me brainwashed.

Well Mister, Ms., Mrs. or Miss Anonymous to you , and all of you hidden souls..when you can come and respectfully disagree in a way that does not aim at disgracing the one pure way of life prescribed for me and for you, then and only then will your stance be expressed here at my stance. Until then, just a few more words for you, and no doubt they are the most effective in getting this message across because they were meant for your heart to feel..so get rid of that numbness within you and feel the Signs all around you, and read Chapter 109 in the Noble Quran to get off my case, and perhaps to let guideance soften your heart.

"Say: "Oh Disbelievers

(disbelievers in Allâh, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers,
in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar, etc.)!
I worship not that which you worship,
Nor will you worship that which I worship.
And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.
Nor will you worship that which I worship.
To you be your religion, and to me my religion."
(Islâmic Monotheism).

8/25/2006

Mouth Sealed

People say "talk is cheap". Anyone can say anything, but saying something just for the sake of saying something can get us into trouble. This is why Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him taught us:

"Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should either say something good or keep silent."
(source: Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376)

Muslim or not, don't we all say "If you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all." Or at least its seems most people say it, so let's remember that and keep our mouths shut when we feel like exploding the most, or are in a mood for some gossipish entertainment that will do nothing but fry us deeper (really) and increase any vanity we already possess. We all know the right thing to do, so let's not be hypocrites.

May Allah guide Muslims and non-Muslims in accepting all that Allah has given humanity within the true teachings of Islam.

8/14/2006

You Rebellious?

I don't want to melt. I don't want to melt into society. Been there, done that. I don't want that for myself nor that of my children. To melt into society is to accept wrongdoings as a norm, and to accept corruption as a norm causes desensitization. Call me a fundamentalist, call me a "fascist", but don't call me an American, and don't call me an Egyptian either for that matter. I am nothing but Muslim. Stare if you want, but it would be great if you would keep your eyes connected to mine long enough for me to share a smile. I do speak your language, I do feel blessed although tested to be in the West, I am educated and contrary to what you think, I do respect many of you. My confusion rambles in constant wonder of the state of security you are in, or lack of concern what happens after death. I eat pizza and I love to kick back on the beach collecting seashells and rocks with my children. My flavor is that of astonishment to the creations I am indulged in there and everywhere. My backyard are kids fighting playfully and dragonflies floating around, landing on our hands and shoulders. How could I deny the Signs? How could you not take a second to reflect. It's not luck, and it's not you're hard work, do you know what it is that causes you to read this so comfortably? Highschool is over, it's not about fitting in with society, it's about fitting in with what is on the Right. I love beauty and I aspire for it, not for you to see, but for Allah to Witness. My costume is sacred as it is the shelter to my soul. This costume is fragile and needs the coat for its protection. Not from the sun, but from temptation and loss of modesty which is half of what I believe. You hear it, I hear read it. Everything is done for a reason. But what is that purpose? I won't share it with you, because somewhere deep down in your heart it was engraved, that knowledge. So why do you deny and fear others when the Truth is already with you? Who am I to judge you? Then again, who are you to judge me? What support is it you seek? Friends to share hobbies or outings that rebel against what is real to you? If selfish desires aren't foes, and reflecting for a sec is a hardship then why are you even reading this? Unblock the view and be for real, let the common sense pour into your heart and that is the only place you will find contenment with being "you" whoever it is you are and I am. Be content, not rebellious. Get those glances, don't take your soul for granted, be brave, be rebellious against the deserved things. Majority doesn't rule here..it's an image that will prove to be defeated on the Day. How are you rebellious? This way or that way?

"Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say: "What did Allah intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fasiqoon (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah)." {Quran, 2:36}

8/03/2006

"Your Stone"

Allah asks each of us, whoever you are and whatever background we have:
"...And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, illtreated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help." {Quran 4:75}

Seriously, what is wrong with us?? Don't we know that supplication is the best tool to get what we want? Don't we want this corruption to end? Don't we beleive that the reward of the Hereafter is so much bigger than we can even contemplate? How many times did I or YOU ask Allah to help those being stripped of everything..did we ask Him last week, is once enough? What is it, out of sight of mind?? This excuse will not hold valid on Judgement Day. Don't we believe that this situation we see on the tube can be happening to us?

On a slightly different note , but along the same lines, I've been wanting to post lyrics of a song by Sami Yusuf & Outlandish that gave me chills once again yesterday as I was listening to it. (Um'Ibrahim beat me to it, check out her blog posting of them as with other notes too by clicking the title above). I see those war images in my mind of Muslims being killed at the cost of arrogance and tyranny, especially those children who look like those of my own, men with beards resembling my own husband, tall strong men like my brother- being carried away on planks, and women who look like my dear mother- who scream due to true anxiety that many of us may never experience in our lifetime; added to people like these are the entire Palestinian, Iraqi, the Lebanese civilizations who share my love for ALLAH (God) holding onto patience and their dignity. By definition I am an American Egyptian, but by heart I carry nationality of the oppressed nations...not the nation of those who oppress and dictate democracy in a hypocritical fashion, and glorify terrorism as justifiable concept on their own terms. May Allah grant the oppressed security in their faith, worship, and deny them from losing hoping and rememberance that all affairs will return to ALLAH for justice. Allah is the Most Just, Most Fair, Al-Hakeem, Al-Adl.


Try Not to Cry
by:
Sami Yusuf & Outlandish

"

You...you’re not aware...That we’re aware

Of your despair
Don’t show your tears
To your oppressor
Don’t show your tears

{Sami Yusuf}

Try not to cry little one
You’re not alone
I’ll stand by you
Try not to cry little one
My heart is your stone
I’ll throw with you

{Isam}

‘Ayn Jalut where David slew Goliath
This very same place that we be at
Passing through the sands of times
This land’s been the victim of countless crimes
From Crusaders and Mongolsto the present aggression
Then the Franks, now even a crueller oppression
If these walls could speak,imagine what would they say
For me in this path that I walk on there's only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say

{Sami Yusuf}

You...you’re not aware
That we’re aware
Of your despair
Your nightmares will end
This I promise, I promise

{Lenny}

No llores, no pierdas la feLa sed la calma el que haze
Agua de la arena
Y tu que te levantas con orgullo entre las piedras
Haz hecho mares de este polvo
Don’t cry, don’t lose faith
The one who made water come out of the sand
Is the one who quenches the thirst And you who rise proud from between the stones Have made oceans from this dust

{Waqas}

I throw stones at my eyes’cause for way too long
they’ve been dry plus they see what they shouldn’t
from oppressed babies to thighs
I throw stones at my tongue’cause it should really keep its peace I throw stones at my feet’cause
they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart’cause
the thing is freezing cold
But my nafs is still alive and kicking
unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil so I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror so I can chase out the venom

{Isam}

Hmm, a little boy shot in the head
Just another kid sent out to get some bread
Not the first murder nor the last
Again and again a repetition of the past
Since the very first day same story
Young ones, old ones, some glory
How can it be, has the whole world turned blind?
Or is it just ’cause it’s only affecting my kind?!
If these walls could speak, imagine what would they say
For me in this path that I walk on there’s only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say...

{Chorus}

Try not to cry little one
You’re not alone I’ll stand by you
Try not to cry little one
My heart is your stone, I'll throw with you, I'll throw with you"

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