Saturday, January 31, 2009

I've been Tagged

I've been tagged by two bloggers!

The Striving Muslimah


NOTE: You have to add one additional "favorite" thing to the end
of the list when you answer.

Favorite color: Green

Favorite perfume (guys):

Favorite perfume (girls): Clinique Happy

Favorite pj brand: Anything cotton

Favorite clothes brand in general: SunnahStyle

Favorite person in the entire world: my son

Favorite country: from ones I've been to... the UK

Favorite car: VW

Favorite sport: Gymnastics

Favorite sport player: NA

Favorite spot in America: Vermont

Favorite animal: Meow

Favorite movie: Don't really have one

Favorite singer: N/A

Favorite day in the week: Saturday

Favorite time of the day: late afternoon

Favorite holiday season: Fall

Favorite number: 21

Favorite food: Calzone

Favorite chocolate: Cadbury

Favorite cartoon: scooby doo

Favorite blogger: Tea Break Thoughts

Favorite Flavor Ice Cream: Cherry Garcia

Favorite Mobile Brand: Verizon

Favorite name: Muhammad

Favorite hobby: Knitting (for now)

Favorite room in my house: bedroom

Favorite Fruit: Blueberry

Favorite flower: Iris

Favourite Qur'an Recitor: Al Ghamdi

Favorite Islamic Book: My Advice to the Women

I add: Favorite Ayat of the Quran: 55:12
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny?

I'm Tagging...

Through My Muslim Eyes

Friday, January 23, 2009


It never will cease to amaze me how oblivious and selfish some people can be. I recently read a blog post (which I won't link to) that complained that Gaza was getting too much attention and that the Ummah forgets other issues with Muslims. While I understand that there are many problems that face Muslims, how can one possibly gripe about trying to help and support our brothers and sisters in Gaza? The blogger commented that Gaza is not all we should focus on. That we should give our attention to national and local issues such as police brutality, health care, education, home ownership and economics.

In times like these, when we see a part of the Ummah getting destroyed unjustly, what is wrong with putting other things aside to focus on helping them? Why would anyone want to wave their own personal flag about saying 'what about meeeee???, what about my needs????'. The problems that we face in this country are real, and yes we have to deal with it, but how can you compare that to Gaza? While we are here, wondering about how unfair health care is, children are dying. They are being blown up by Israeli bombs. Yet some want us to focus our attention on some over hyped class war in the US. Get over yourself. Once we start putting other things before being Muslim (whether it be race, nationality or gender) we lose sight of what is really important.

The blogger went on to ask where all of the outrage was when Muslim immigrants started to sell haram things in oppressed African American and Latino neighborhoods? The post specified that many of these immigrants are Palestinian. So hold on, wait a minute... we should not be focusing on Gaza because some misguided Muslims who may or may not have been from Palestine did some bad things? huh? Isn't this the same logic that main stream media uses to say all Muslims are bad?

Unfortunately I've seen it in many other places online. Entire Islamic forums and blogs that say NOTHING about our brothers and sisters in Gaza, but yet continue to yammer about their own personal plight. May Allah guide us all and protect us from such fitnah.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What should we do?

I have been keeping up with the news on Gaza. Everyday there is something worse. Over 820 Muslims have been murdered so far in this 'conflict' with over 3000 wounded. It seems crazy to me that anyone could side with Israel on this, but yet the U.S. Congress has decided to pass a resolution in support of Israel. 390 votes to 5. I hope this is a good wake up call for all of those Muslims who thought voting for these morons would change anything. Guess what? it hasn't. And for those of you would like to check if your local congress person was a supporter of Israel check here:

Our President Elect chooses not to say anything about the conflict using the excuse that there can be only 'one president at a time'. That is the most cowardly thing I've ever heard. He has not held himself back from commenting on every other issue going on right now, what makes this different? So much for him being more 'Muslim Friendly'.

So what can we do? We can pray for out brothers and sisters. We can make dua for them every time we prostrate in salat. We can ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala to protect them, give them freedom & security and end the genocide of the people of Gaza.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

American Media

Thursday I drove my husband's car to work. He was going to work on mine (fix the brakes), so I was able to drive his. His car has XM radio in it, so I can get things like BBC world service and CNN. As I was scanning through the stations I stopped to listen to a news report on CNN about Gaza. The broadcaster was talking about how Israel was ready to go in on the ground and was gathering troops along the border to be ready. He went on to talk about the events leading up to this point which included how many people had died and were wounded. It was a somber and sad moment. In the very next breath he turned the broadcast over to his female co host who started to talk about a dress registry website so that there would be no embarrassing dress duplicate moments at the inaugural ball of our incoming president. It really disgusted me that they go from a news story as serious Gaza's to something as trivial and stupid. This is Americanism at its best. After the disgusting story about dresses they added that some 'top stars' are donating between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Inauguration so that it can be funded properly. In this economy do you really think that the Pres to be should be throwing an all out bash? How about swear yourself in and get to work??? Skip all of this other nonsense and spend that money on people that need it.

I know that if the news were all doom and gloom no one would watch it, but there has to be some integrity left out there! The day before CNN was also reporting about the 1 ton bomb that Israel dropped on the house of one of the top Hamas leaders. It killed him, his wife and his 3 kids, along with 9 other people. Instead of talking about the insanity of targeting innocent people, they blamed the man for.... yes.... being in his house! Its his fault that he was with his family and drawing the attention of the enemy to target him. This is the kind of stuff that the average American lemming sops up and regurgitates at the water cooler the next day at the office. No wonder people in this country are so ignorant of the truth.

Today we learn that Israel has moved in on the ground. At the end of the article it says that 'U.S. officials' were aware of their plans to go in. We also learned that yet another Masjid was hit. This time during prayers. 11 people were killed including a child. 60 others were wounded.

May Allah
Subhanahu wa ta'ala give the Palestinians victory and peace. And may he punish those who attack our brothers and sisters.