Friday, January 28, 2011

In Jannah...

Their way of request therein will be Subhanaka Allahumma (Glory to You, O Allah!) and Salam (peace, safe from each and every evil) will be their greetings therein (Paradise)! and the close of their request will be: Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil-'Alamin [All the praises and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)].

Surah Yunus: 10

SubhanAllah SubhanAllah SubhanAllah!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


A'oudubillah, I'm sorry for the title. I had to do something to get your attention.

I was chatting with my friend today and at some point, a talk like this came up:

Non-Muslim friend: "Hey Seeker, this guy is hot like this guy, don't you think?"
Me (inside my head): urghhhhhhh! DX astaghfirullah !!
Her: Hello?
Me: Sorry, what were you saying?
Her: I said he's hot like (so and so), right?
Me: *sigh*.... I don't want to answer
Her: What are you talking about??
Me: It's not right, you shouldn't look at guys like that.
Her: What do you mean?
Me: it's just.. .wrong. Look, I don't think of guys like that, ever in general actually.
Her: What the hell are you saying, girl!!?
Me: Omg.... NO! just- not- *sigh* forget it! )X
Her: loll, dude, the heck are you on? :PP

Being 15, lots of girls my age openly say : "Danng, that boy is fiine!" What's worse, sisters are now saying " Woahh, that brother is really hott mashaAllah." ><

You have no idea (okay, you probably do) how uncomfortable and awkward it is for me to hear them say that. What's worse, is when they want your opinion on it.>< I feel like banging my head against a wall whenever I hear those kind of words are uttered about a boy. I always cringe whenever I hear something like that because the one who's saying that XYZ is 'hot' is basically unashamedly saying : " I'm not lowering my gaze!" and that is totally wrong.

You see, Allah SWT tells both the men and the women to lower their gaze (24:30-31). How would you feel if someone what checking out your brother or sister? Would it not bother you?

My point is, none of us should say things like "You're hot" to the opposite sex (well, I wouldn't even say it to a girl, but that's another story lol) when we know that it's wrong (unless it's a non-muslim, then in that case we should explain to them why it's wrong). Also, it does not make it okay to say it if we add words like 'mashaAllah' or 'subhanAllah' to the sentence either. I tell myself first before I tell others, this is just a reminder (or possibly just me ranting) that we should never ever tell a guy or talk amongst our yourselves on how handsome a brother or how beautiful a sister may be.

Okay, I'm done.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Project: Alhamdulillah Month

This is a new project I've been planning on working on for some time, it's called 'Alhamdulillah month'.

I pretty much toke it from some other project on the net called 'giving thanks month' (I think that's what it's called..) and it's about giving thanks, or in this case: saying alhamdulillah, to something you've seen or realized in your day throughout the month. I know that we should always say alhamdulillah, but I'm doing this because sometimes we forget to say it and sometimes we don't say it to things that are 'worthy' enough when everything Allah swt has given to us should be worthy of saying alhamdulillah. 

So, this project will be starting February the 1st (after my exams inshaAllah ^^;). Feel free to participate in the project, in fact I encourage you to! :)

EDIT: You don't have to be a blogger to participate. You can have a :

  • Youtube Channel (making an upload of your post)
  • Or simply putting a comment below each of my 'alhamdulillah month' post. I'd be happy to read your alhamdulillah post inshaAllah.

Until then,

Wasalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

TAGGED: My Hijab Story

I  got tagged by sister Zeinab, and now I'm tagging you. :)

1. How old were you when you started wearing the hijab?
When I was around 7-8 years old.

2. What or who influenced you to become a hijabi?

My mom and sister influenced me. :) I've seen them proudly wear the hijaab and I always wanted to do that too. So I wore it. :)

3. How has hijab changed your life? 

SubhanAllah,it changed my life in a way that it always reminds me of what I believe in and to stick to it. It reminded me to keep myself  in check and to behave well. Recently, I've started to wear 'abayah and alhamdulillah, that made every man think twice when aporching me. I feel more respected and left alone now, alhamdulillah.

4. What does hijab mean to you?

To me, Hijaab is not something you buy at the store, it's an attitude you have. It's to be obedient to Allah and to act as a true female slave of Allah should act like. It's to maintain modesty and shame. Hijaab is a badge of faith and a sheild to protect and preserve yourself.

5. How do you deal with the rude comments/stares you get due to being a hijabi?

What I do to deal with it is I show them the true meaning of hijaab. I make da'wah to them and show them that I'm not an alien, lol. 
6. What is your favorite thing about wearing the hijab?

WAllahi, I think the absolute best thing about wearing hijaab is that you feel completely free! I swear, the first time I wore the khimar (headscarf), I felt good and happy. When first time I wore the abayah, I felt extremely comfortable and at ease.  That's probably the best thing about wearing hijaab for me, it felt so much better then my jeans and shirts I used to wear.

7. What is your hijab must have tool?
safety pins, straight pins, hijaab scarf, abayah. :)

8. What advice could you give a newbie hijabi?

Newbi hijaabis, I congratulate you on wearing the hijaab. Indeed hijaab is an act of worship and inshaAllah, you will be greatly rewarded for wearing it and acting upon it. My advise to you is to always remind yourself for why you're wearing it. We wear hijaab because we follow Allah swt's orders since we are submissive to Him. Also, I advise you to not let others peer pressure  you to taking it off, you are doing the right thing in wearing it. You're a precious my sister. Do you know what Muhammad Ali said to this daughter? He said:

Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them. Your body is sacred. You re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.

So don't be pressured my your peers into taking of your hijaab, hijaab is a gift, alhamdulillah and we must appreciate it. Find the love of Allah in your heart. Once you find that you will love to worship Him subhana wa ta'ala, and then you will love to do the things Allah love and hate to do the things Allah hates. So by wearing the hijaab, you are doing what Allah loves and inshaAllah, you will receive great reward for that inshaAllah. :) 

9. What is one hijab trend you never understood?
Hijab+t-shirt+short shorts... ><
10. What do you think about the Hijabi community on YouTube?

Hmm, well I don't know much about their community. I know some sisters make hijaab tutorials online and mashaAllah, they are helping lots of sisters out there. :) I'm sure the community is great, inshaAllah. :) 

11. What question do you get asked due to wearing the hijab?

Is hijaab your choice?

My answer: No, hijaab is not my choice. Hijaab is a Command from Allah swt and as Muslims we obey Allah. But being a Muslim (being submissive to Allah) is your choice. Hijaab is not oppression, nor is it a burden. If you chose to obey Allah swt (like a Muslim should), then you will do it! But if you don't, then that's really between you and your Lord. Hope that's clear. :)

Now your turn !!
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