Sunday, September 19, 2010

How are things?

Assalamu Alaikum,


I have created another blog. This blog will be islamic, of course, but it will talk about my life as a niqaabi, or munaqaba. I will try posting frequently so ladies can see the everyday life of a sister in niqab. Its interesting.

Check it out at:
www.laurentheniqaabi.blogspot.com

Or just put in Lauretheniqaabi in the google search engine, inshaALLAH

Well, I hope everyone is well, and hope that everyone had a stupendous Eid. My Eid went great, but of course the sisters had to talk during the salat. Oh my goodness, sisters had to move their chairs in front of me while I was praying. Well, thats women for ya.

Wa alaikum salaam for now

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Choose Your Friends Wisely

Assalamu Alaikum,


ALLAHSWT tells us in the qur'an that we should not take Christians and Jews as our friends.

O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily God guideth not a people unjust.] (Al-Ma’dah 5: 51

So, why come is this? If we think for a moment about what being muslim entails we can easily see why this is. As Muslims our religion is a lifestyle. Our lifestyle is VERY different from others. Yes, they could be a nice person, but still they are not muslim and they do not believe in ALLAH.

If you know salaat is about to come up you don't have that friend that will remind you to pray, or if you have a problem with lowering your gaze your friend can't tell you to stop looking and talking to men. Its small things.


As Muslims, we should surround ourselves around good people who are strong,practicing Muslims.

Oh, it can be hard to find some good Muslims, but nonetheless its important to do so.

Just recently, I have befriended a Muslimah who lives close to me and we eat suhoor together, break for iftar, and are good friends. We both talk about the same thing. As Muslims, its very difficult to have non-Muslim friends and to expect your iman or faith in ALLAHSWT to increase if you're hanging out with someone who do not believe in ALLAH.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ramadan: SECRET MUSLIMS-GOOD READ FOR EVERYONE!!

Assalamu Alaikum,

I just read a post about a young muslima who have not told her parents about her being muslim. She covers her head sometimes, and not all the time. This is not a story that is new to me, or that I haven't heard, but one that I cry at.

We are Muslims. We are not kaffrs. We are the chosen people. We were giving the qur'an-THE TRUTH. When we testify to the shahada we are muslims. Our lives change. Our lifestyle change. Our clothing change(muslimahs). Our friends change. Who we are change. Its not good enough to recite the shahada and call it quits. No, its deeper.

ALLAHSWT tells us in the qur'an that we will be tested with everything dear to us(family, wealth, job, and children,etc). He continues to say, "Do you think you will not be tested like the people before you?". Subhan'ALLAH. As Muslims, we are tested everyday of our lives. Do you think this life is about happiness and bliss? No. We are tested to prove our love to ALLAH. WE are tested to gain the pleasure of ALLAH.

Sisters, you put your hijab on and cover yo naked body. Brothers, wear your beard and do not cut it for it is fard and not sunnah. The ProphetSAW tells the brothers to, "trim the mustache and keep the beard (bukhari)". This is a command from ALLAHSWT! Brothers, keep those beards.

We have to stand firm upon this deen of ALLAHSWT. The qur'an tells us that this dunya(this world) is nothing but amusement and play. ALLAHSWT warns us of this. He tells us this in clear english for the english speaking people. Why do you not take heed?

I am a convert myself and know the struggle. Wallahi, I do, but you must not give up because you are a Muslim. Stand strong and practice the deen as ALLAHSWT commanded of you.

Hold firm to the rope of ALLAH? DO you take your parents dearer than ALLAH? Do you take your wealth dearer than ALLAH? Do you take that job dearer to ALLAH? Fear him, but hold close to him!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tarawih Prayers are best for MEN at the Mosque

Assalamu Alaikum,

Many sisters are quick to run to the mesjid for Tarawih prayers, but indeed tarawih prayers, and just like any other prayer should be prayed at her home. The woman gets more blessings for staying at her home.

AllahSWT tells us in the interpretation of the meaning:


"Stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore."
[The Quran 33:33


Sunnah:
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "A man's Salat in congregation is twenty-five times more rewarding than his Salat at home or in his shop, and that is because when he performs his Wudu' properly and proceeds towards the mosque with the purpose of performing Salat in congregation, he does not take a step without being raised a degree (in rank) for it and having a sin remitted for it, till he enters the mosque. When he is performing Salat, the angels continue to invoke Blessings of Allah on him as long as he is in his place of worship in a state of Wudu'. They say: `O Allah! Have mercy on him! O Allah! Forgive him.' He is deemed to be engaged in Salat as long as he waits for it.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Men are given more blessings for praying together. Not the women. I had a friend ask me if I would like to attend her mesjid and pray tarawih with her, and I told her that I pray tarawih at home. She began to tell me its better for a muslimah to pray in congregation with other muslimahs.

SO, is it better for women to pray in the mesjid or at her home?

Sunnah from Rasullulah:

Prophet SAWS (Peace & Blessings of Allah be upon Him) said:
"Do not prevent your women from going to the mosque, even though their houses are better for them." (Abu Dawud)

Umm Humayd came to the Prophet SAWS (Peace & Blessings of Allah be upon Him) and said: "O Messenger of Allaah, I love to pray with you." He said: "I know that you love to pray with me, but praying in your house is better for you than praying in your courtyard, and praying in your courtyard is better for you than praying in the mosque of your people, and praying in the mosque of your people is better for you than praying in my mosque." So she ordered that a prayer-place be built for her in the furthest and darkest part of her house, and she always prayed there until she met Allaah (i.e., until she died). (Ahmad)

Insha'ALLAH, I hope you understand that as women our homes should be places in which we make our prayers. We should clean our rooms and make it special for when that time of the day comes for our salaats.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pregnant Women Must FAST

Salam and Ramadan Mubarak to all,

Many pregnant women believe they do not fast. This is incorrect according to Qur'an and Sunnah. The only time a pregnant woman cannot fast is when a doctor says she can't because of a life and death situation, but otherwise you fast. You do not stop worshiping ALLAH because you're pregnant. Fear ALLAH women, fear ALLAH.

Abu Dawood (2318) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said, concerning the verse “And
as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man), they have (a
choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (poor person) (for every day)”
[al-Baqarah 2:184]: This is a concession granted to old men and old women who
are able to fast, allowing them to break the fast and to feed one poor person
each day instead of fasting. (And this concession is also granted to) pregnant
and breastfeeding women, if they fear (harm). Al-Nawawi said: Its isnaad is
hasan.

Al-Shaafa’i narrated in al-Umm: Maalik told us, narrating from Naafi’, that
Ibn ‘Umar was asked about a pregnant woman, if she fears for her child. He
said: She should not fast, and she should feed one poor person for each day,
giving a mudd of wheat.

Alhumdulilah, this is the evidence provided for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant,insha'ALLAH.

Learn your religion at Sunnahfollowers.net with Sister Laila Nasheeba at 3pmEST for Tawheed class..

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ramadan Specials: Sunnahfollower.net

Assalamu Alaikum sisters,

Sunnahfollowers.net is offering free classes, and since Ramadahn is here soon there will be Tawheed classes over Ramadan at 3pmEST. Alhumdulilah, these classes are taught by Laila Nasheeba. She is one of the best women daiyee I have ever heard in my life. She will shock your heart back to life, and she will get the convert on the correct aqeedah(belief and worship in ALLAHSWT). She stresses Qur'an and Sunnah only. There is not opinions at this website, but information that supports the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Come and Learn your religion at Sunnahfollowers.net

If you want to strengthen your iman and taqwaALLAH then insha'ALLAH come to Sunnahfollowers.net

This is a nice place to meet other sisters and build good friendships for a lifetime,insha'ALLAH

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Monday, July 26, 2010

What Is Some Advice for New Shahadas?

Assalamu Alaikum,

There are new Muslimas coming into Islam everyday, so what is your advice to them,insha'ALLAH?

What would you say to Muslimas having problems with putting on covering clothes and hijab/and or niqab?

Help inspire your fellow sister in Islam!

As a convert myself, I believe that sisters need to be strong and stand up for Islam. The Qur'an tells us that we will be tested and that saying the shahada do not make us believers but only Muslims.

Pull it together new shahadas and hold onto the rope of ISLAM. Let Islam be your hope, your life, and your EVERYTHING...

Show your LORD that you are deserving of YOUR LORD.

WE ARE ALL TESTED BY ALLAHSWT...being a Muslim means struggling for his sake

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Salam Sisters, Do you have hijab or niqab stories,insha'ALLAH?



Assalamu Alaikum sisters,


If there any sisters that have niqab or hijab stories,then insha'ALLAH come and share them with other sisters? I highly encourage all the sisters to wear hijab because its a commandment from ALLAHSWT and you do not know when he will take your life. Niqab is not fard, or a must from ALLAHSWT, but you can wear it because as women we have this option.

I converted about 3 years ago, and have worn hijab ever since, so if you would like to tell your story then insha'ALLAH, post them up.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

OhMuslimas, BE DIFFERENT

Assalamu Alaikum,

I know many Muslimas, especially the Muslimas in America want to fit in, and wear the same things as Non-Muslim american girls. As Muslims, we should stand out. What will happen when we wear the same things, and act the same way as others? We will not be "strange" to them anymore. As lives should be different than from our previous lives of the jahiliya(pre-Islam). As Muslimas, we should not be shaving/plucking our eyebrows, talk to non-mahram men, go to mix parties, being out in the streets, wearing tight clothes outside, and etc. These things are from the Jahiliya. Many of us have probaby been told we were strange because of our choice of clothes, and what we do. This is something you should feel good about because Muslims are different. Islam is our way of life. Islam encompasses ALL aspects of our lives.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shirk in Fear Part 1 of 2 by Laila Nasheeba



Assalamu Alaikum,

Shirk is a very, very very serious issue in Islam. Sometimes we can shirk simply by fearing to do as ALLAHSWT says because of what our family, friends, or strangers may believer. Shirk means associating partners with ALLAH.
Assalamu Alaikum

This is a very good video over Fitna of Desires. Its good to understand that our desires should not stop us from doing what is right. Our desires can get the best of us. As Muslims, our desires should not stop us from being just and correct in our thinking.



As Muslims, we should be mindful of our desires, and to not allow them to decrease our iman. When we follow our desires, we can lose sight of the truth.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Islam Is Our Way Of Life

Assalamu ALaikum,

Islam is our way of life that shouldn't be measured by the Kufr's way of life. When looking at the state of affairs concerning our ummah, we can see that the some Muslimas are not covering themselves, but if they are they are wearing their scarves with tight clothing. Men are not wearing their fard beards, but shaving them off. Some Muslims are celebrating Easter, Christmas, and other kufr's holidays. As new Muslims and born-Muslims it is very important to remember that Islam have NOTHING to do with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and etc. Islam is not based off of anything but the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daleel: Qur'an IS A GREAT WAY TO EARN DEEDS

Chapter 180
The Excellence of Reciting the Qur'an



991. Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "Read the Qur'an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.''
[Muslim].

992. An-Nawwas bin Sam`an (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "The Qur'an and its people who applied it, will be brought on the Day of Resurrection preceded with Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Al-`Imran arguing on behalf of those who applied them.''
[Muslim].

993. `Uthman bin `Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'an and teaches it.''
[Al-Bukhari].

994. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

996. `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Verily, Allah elevates some people with this Qur'an and abases others.''
[Muslim].

999. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.''
[At-Tirmidhi


1000. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "He who does not memorize any part from the Qur'an he is like the ruined house.''
[At-Tirmidhi].


1001. `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The one who was devoted to the the Qur'an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: `Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.'''
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].


Conclusion:

According to the Hadiths explained above, the Qur’an is a beautiful way to earn extra deeds for our Book of Deeds. The way to earning deeds described above is simply by reciting the Qur’an and by teaching the Qur’an to others,insha’ALLAH. Also, its not enough to simply memorize the Qur’an, but to ponder and act upon what is being recited or read. If the Qur’an is hard for you to recite, then alhumdulilah you get double the reward. The recitation of the Qur’an is a beautiful thing for people to learn to do. I do not speak Arabic, but I listen to the recitation of it, or try reading it in Arabic.

Good place to learn the Qur’an at:
www.mounthira.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Daleel: Traveling: Riyad-us Saliheen

Riyad-us Saliheen- Etiquette of Traveling
Chapter166: Setting off on Thursdays


956. Ka`b bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) set out on Thursday for the expedition of Tabuk. He liked to set out on a journey on Thursdays.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


957. Sakhr bin Wada`ah Al-Ghamidi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "O Allah! Bless my people in the early part of the day (morning). Whenever he dispatched a detachment or an army-unit, he would dispatch it at the beginning of the day (soon after dawn). The narrator, Sakhr (May Allah be pleased with him) was a merchant, and he used to send off his merchandise at the beginning of the day. So his trade flourished and he made a good fortune.
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].


In this chapter of hadeeth, we see that the ProphetSAW went on his journeys on Thursdays, and he would leave early after fajr when ALLAHSWT gives the travelers blessings.

Chapter 167
The Desirability of undertaking a Journey in a Group and appointing a Leader


958. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Were people to know of what I know about the dangers of travelling alone, no rider would travel alone at night.''
[Al-Bukhari].


959. `Amr bin Shu`aib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "A single rider is (accompanied with) Satan and two riders are (accompanied with) two Satans. Three riders form a group.''
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

960. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "When three persons set out on a journey, they should appoint one of them as their leader.''
[Abu Dawud].

961. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The best number of companions is four; the best detachment is four hundred and the best army is four thousand; and twelve thousand men will not be defeated as a result of smallness of number.''
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

In this chapter of Riyad-us Saliheen, The ProphetSAW gives clear instructions of what should occur after setting out onto an expedition or journey. The ProphetSAW tells us that 3 people makes a group while 4 is the best number. He also instructs a group of people to choose a leader in order to maintain organization and stability while on the trip.

Chapter 179
Prohibiting Woman from Traveling Alone

989. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to make a journey of one day and night unless she is accompanied by a Mahram (husband or any other relative to whom she is prohibited to marry).''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


990. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "No man must not be alone with a woman except in the presence of her (Mahram). No woman should travel except in company of a (Mahram).'' A man said: "O Messenger of Allah! I have been enrolled for such and such expedition, and my wife left for Hajj.'' He (PBUH) said to him, "Go and perform Hajj with your wife.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Conclusion: The first two chapters discusses the etiquette of traveling in regards to appointing a leader and on what day we should travel on. The last chapter is especially important for the sisters because as women we cannot travel alone except with a mahram.

Daleel: Divorce is Lawful and Clean

The following hadith about divorce is not authentic. In fact it is a lie:

Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not issue divorce, for the Throne shakes because of divorce.” Narrated by Ibn ‘Adiyy in al-Kaamil (5/112) and by al-Khateeb in Tareekh Baghdaad (12/191), and via Ibn al-Jawzi in al-Mawdoo’aat (2/277), via ‘Amr ibn Jumay’ from Juwaybir from al-Dahhaak from al-Nazzaal ibn Sabrah from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him).

Ibn al-Jawzi said:

It is a mawdoo’ (fabricated) hadeeth… ‘Amr ibn Jumay’ used to narrate munkar ahaadeeth from prominent people, and mawdoo’ ahaadeeth from sound narrators.

He was as da’eef (weak) and a fabricator by many scholars, including the following:

Al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadi in Tareekh Baghdaad (12/187), Ibn al-Qaysaraani in Dhakheerat al-Huffaaz (2/1147), al-Sakhaawi in al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah (p. 31), al-Shawkaani in al-Fawaa’id al-Majmoo’ah (p. 139), al-San’aani and al-‘Ajlooni in Kashf al-Khafa’ (1/361), and al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah (1/278, hadeeth no. 147).

Allah does not hate anything that he made lawful. He only hates that which he made unlawful and the true believer would never make unlawful that which Allah made lawful:

'Those who believe do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Allah does not like trangressers" - Muslim

Also Everything lawful is good and clean whereas whatever is unlawful is bad and dirty:

"Apart from what is lawful and good, all other things are unlawful and not good (unclean Al-Khabith)" - Muslim

Whoever tells you that a woman can not seek divorce (Khula) in islam is a liar and needs to fear allah.

What islam forbids is seeking a divorce for no reason. If you have a reason then it is lawful.

Proof of this is found in the sunnah when the ex wife of Rifa'a Al-Qurazi was granted Khula from her husband by the prophet (sa) - Bukhari

Allah is merciful and would never put us in a situation of no way out. Be careful of people who speak about this religion without knowledge and are ignorant enough to challenge those who do have knowledge.


Source:
Qur'an
Sunnah
Sunnahfollowers.net

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Daleel: Staying at Home is Better for WOMEN

It is better for women to pray in their houses than to attend congregational prayers. However, they may go to the mosque and attend the congregational prayer if they avoid wearing perfume.

Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said:

"Do not prevent the women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them."

Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet said:

"Do not keep the slave girls of Allah from the mosques of Allah. And they are to go out unperfumed."

These two ahadith were related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.

Abu Hurairah also reports that the Prophet said:

"Any woman who uses some scent should not be present with us during the night prayer."

This is related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa'i with a hasan chain.

As stated earlier, it is better for women to pray in their houses.

Ahmad and at-Tabarani record that Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah came to the Messenger of Allah and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I love to pray with you." The Prophet said: "I am aware of that, but your salah in your residence is better for you than your salah in your people's mosque.

Source:
Qur'an
Sunnah
Sunnahfollowers.net

Daleel: Christians and Jews WILL NOT go to Heaven

Assalamu Alaikum,

Many Muslims believe that the Christians and jews will be going to heaven, and this is an incorrect against ALLAH and his messenger.

“Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in
worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills” -
Quran 4:48

"If anyone desires a religion other than islam (submission to Allah., never will
it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who
have lost (All spiritual good)." - Quran 3:85

"O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a
state of islam." - Quran 3:102

"Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’aan and
Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)
and Al-Mushrikoon will abide in the fire of Hell. They are the worst of
creatures” - Quran 98:6

"When the wrong-doers (actually) see the Penalty, then will it in no way be
mitigated, nor will they then receive respite." - Quran 16:85

"Say: "On the Day of Decision, no profit will it be to Unbelievers if they
(then) believe! nor will they be granted a respite." - Quran 32:29

Also the Prophet(sa) said:

"By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, there is no-one of this
ummah, Jew or Christian, who hears of me then dies without believing in that
with which I have been sent, but he will be one of the people of Hell."
(Reported by Muslim)

Wa alaikum salaam

Monday, June 28, 2010

Preparing for Ramadan: Get Ready Sisters


Assalamu Alaikum,

Ramadan is coming up in a month or so-give or take,insha'ALLAH!! Sisters, for those who have to make up their fasts from last Ramadan, get those done for ALLAH,insha'ALLAH. We are preparing for another full month of Ramadan. Get together a plan,insha'ALLAH for you, yourselves, and your familiies.

Its an important time of the year for Muslims. This is our holy month. Insha'ALLAH, I will prepare for this special month by getting some good sweet treats for when I break my fast.




This is a very moving and powerful video to remind us about Ramadan, and how our lives should be everyday as Muslims.

As Muslims, our lives should not be devoted to ALLAH only during Ramadan, but everyday.

Wa Alaikum Salaam!

Daleel: Earrings are NOT adornments and ARE HALAL

Assalamu Alaikum sisters,


Many sisters will try to tell you that you cannot wear earrings or your jewelry outside of the home. When someone says something they must back it up with the Qur'an or the Sunnah, and if they cannot then they are lying on ALLAH.

Here is the daleel that we can wear earrings outside of the home:


Ibn 'Abbas said, Allah's Apostle went out and offered the Id prayer and then delivered the sermon. "Then the Prophet went to the women and instructed them and gave them religious advice and ordered them to give alms and I saw them reaching out (their hands to) their ears and necks (to take off the earrings and necklaces, etc.) and throwing (it) towards Bilal. Then the Prophet returned with Bilal to his house . - Bukhari

Also when Allah says in the Quran for women to not show off their adornment this does not apply to jewelry or the face and this is the view of the majority of the companions and none understood islam better than they:

Ibn Abbas (ra) is one of the most learned men of the Sahaba (Companions). Prophet Muhammad (s) even prayed for him saying

"O Allah, make him acquire a deep understanding of the religion of Islam and instruct him in the meaning and interpretation of things." - Muslim

Ibn Abbas with reference to Surah An-Nur:

"And Say to the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna" (Surah An-Nur, Verses 30 and 31)

defined the phrase, “except only that which is apparent” as referring to the "The hand, the ring, and the face."

Also Abdullah Ibn Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (ra) said that this verse refers to the exception of “the face and the two hands”.

Anas Ibn Malik (ra) also said that the exception refers to “the hand and the ring”.

The hand face and ring is also the view of Ali and Aisha the wife of the Prophet (sa).

Ibn Hazm said: “all of this (statements) are in the highest of accuracy.

Wa Alaikum Salaam

Source:
Qur'an
Sunnah
Sunnahfollowers.net

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Beautiful Video For Hijabis and Niqabis: The Beauty of Covering

Walaa and Baraa: Love and Hate for the sake of ALLAH

Assalamu Alaikum,


Love is an aspect of Islam

Hate is an aspect of Islam. We must hate for the sake of ALLAH. What do I mean? You must hate what ALLAHSWT has forbid.

La Ilaha Illallah negates the fact that you believe there is no God,but ALLAH and only ALLAHSWT can give you good and evil.

And [know that] if God should touch thee with misfortune, there is none who could remove it save Him; and if He intends good for thee, there is none who could turn away His bounty: He causes it to alight upon whomsoever He wills of His servants. And He alone is truly forgiving, truly a dispenser of grace (10:107)

ISLAM IS THE ONLY WAY OF LIFE and there WILL NOT be ANY CHRISTIANS, JEWS, HINDUS, ATHIESTS in Heaven according to the interpretation of the meaning:

"Whoever seeks after a Religion other than Islaam, never will it be accepted from him, and in the Hereafer he will be one of the loosers." [Soorah Aal-'Imraan 3:85

We must not use a FATWA that goes against ALLAH's commands. For example: Many women try looking for a fatwa that allows them to pluck or shave their eyebrows. We must not take our husbands, kid, jobs, and wealth as being our god!

"And of mankind there are those who take others besidesAllaah as rivals to Allaah. They love them as they should love Allaah." [Soorah al-Baqarah 2:165


Allah tells us in the Qur'an that we should not be friends with the disbelievers:

O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and Christians for friends. They are Awliyaa(friends) to each other. And the one among you that turns to them is one of them. Indeed, Allah guides not an unjust people.” (5:51)

AllahSWT continues to tell us that WE MUST HATE the kuffar for his sake:

“You will not find any people that believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and his Messenger (s.a.w.), even though they were their fathers, sons, brothers, or relatives….” (58:22)

Finally, its important that we love our fellow sisters and brothers in Islam:

The Believers, men and women, are protectors, one of another,” (9:71


When one takes the shahada, La Illaha IllALLAH, then one negates that there is another god, and we affirm that there is NO GOD, BUT ALLAH and that we believe that MuhammadSAW is the last Prophet of God.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Become Strong Sisters and Form a Sisterhood

Assalamu Alaikum sisters,

Its very important that we become stronger in iman, or our faith in ALLAH. We must learn true Tawheed, or the belief in the oneness of ALLAH and about the Sunnah. As Muslimas, we must build ourselves up and build up the sisters we have around us. There is a huge percentage of Muslims that have fallen from the Qur'an and Sunnah, and its about time we change that.

Grab a hold of your other sisters, and become strong in this deen of ALLAH!

Allah says in the interpretation of the meaning:

”The men and women from among the believers are friends of each other. They call the people towards goodness and piety and abstain from evil and transgression. They uphold the prayer, pay the poor-rate (zakaat) and obey Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.s.). Indeed, these are the ones for whom Allah shall soon manifest His mercy and grace. Verily Allah is all-powerful, and the most wise.”
(Ale Imran : 71)

Subhan'ALLAH sisters! Subhan'ALLAH! We should form our sister hoods in every neighborhood and mesjid. We must guide our daughters, mothers, aunts, cousins, and etc into this sisterhood of AL-Islam.

Do not lose your sister to this dunya. Pull her up with you! Help her as you help yourself! Always keep you and your sister in the remembrance of ALLAH!

Insha'ALLAH, I want every sister to know that this dunya, or this world is nothing compared to the hereafter. WE must prepare for our last day, last hour, and last breath. Subhan'ALLAH, allow yourself to see your sisters!!

Build a FIRM relationship to your sisters, and hold onto them!

Wa alaikum salaam!

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Assalamu Alaikum,

The summer time is here and we all want to put together some outfits! Insha'ALLAH, I will show you some ideas when you go back to your own personal closets.
These outfits are just a start to where you could decide when picking out your clothing
I love abayas, so abayas are something I look to when searching for that"look".
I love colors and designs, so plain jane items aren't exactly my thing.
































Monday, June 7, 2010

Stop Posting Up Personal Information

Assalamu Alaikum,

I haven't posted in a while, but alhumdulilah, I am back.

Sisters, you have to stop posting up personal information on the internet. Posting up your personal information is none of anyone else's business. This does not just apply to blogging sites, but Facebook, Myspace, Xanga, Twitter, or etc. This is not the way of the ProphetSAW or his companions. The bottomline is that no one wants to know,and this only allows people to be all up in your business. For example: If you go telling your girl-friends about you and your husband love life then that sister may get jealous, and may begin wanting your husband, so the next time you come home you see her in your living room as being his other wife. This is very true. Many sisters forget how harmful it is to post up their personal information. Not only this, but sisters we shouldn't be posting up our pictures on the internet without covering ourselves and without hijab. What is this? Many sisters on the internet are taking off their hijabs and clothes. Why are we naked? Subhan'ALLAH, fear ALLAH!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Women's Place in Islam



Assalamu Alaikum wa warahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

A sister requested a topic discussing a woman's place in Islam.

Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Do not prevent the women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them.

Ahmad and at-Tabarani record that Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah came to the Messenger of Allah and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I love to pray with you." The Prophet said: "I am aware of that, but your salah in your residence is better for you than your salah in your people's mosque.

Women are advised in the quran as stated:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allaah and to their husbands), and guard in the husbands absence what Allaah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity and their husbands property). As to those women on whose part you see ill‑conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allaah is Ever Most High, Most Great [al-Nisa 4:34]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: If I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allaah, I would have commanded women to prostrate to their husbands. [Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1853; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah]

Makeup is HALAL and NOT HARAAM

Assalamu Alaikum,

Kohl, or eyeliner is not forbidden for women to wear in Islam. There is not a hadith that forbids a woman from wearing kohl.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

Wear your white garments, for they are among your best garments, and shroud your dead in them. Among the best types of collyrium you use is antimony (Khol) it clears the vision and makes the hair sprout. [Dauod]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"Apply antimony, for it clears the sight and makes the hair grow." And he asserted that the Prophet had a collyrium-case from which he applied collyrium every night in three times each eye.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Taking Your Husband's Last Name

Assalamu Alaikum,

Many women follow the way of many women from different cultures and faiths and take the name of their husbands which is incorrect.

Allah says in the interpretation of the meaning:


"Call them by (the names of) their fathers: that is juster in the sight of Allah. But if ye know not their father's (names, call them) your Brothers in faith, or your maulas. But there is no blame on you if ye make a mistake therein: (what counts is) the intention of your hearts: and Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful." - Quran 33:5


"Prophet (saw) said, "One who claims that someone is his father and knows that it is not true will be forbidden of paradise" (Sahih al-Jami )

The Blessings of Staying at Home

know alot of sisters like to visit the mesjid frequently, but you do not gain as many blessings as you would if you were at your home.

Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said:


"Do not prevent the women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them."


Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet said:


"Do not keep the slave girls of Allah from the mosques of Allah. And they are to go out unperfumed."


These two ahadith were related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.


Abu Hurairah also reports that the Prophet said:


"Any woman who uses some scent should not be present with us during the night prayer."


This is related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa'i with a hasan chain.


As stated earlier, it is better for women to pray in their houses.


Ahmad and at-Tabarani record that Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah came to the Messenger of Allah and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I love to pray with you." The Prophet said: "I am aware of that, but your salah in your residence is better for you than your salah in your people's mosque.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Are You Chasing The Dunya, the world?

Assalamu Alaikum,


This is a story I read a while ago about an old man who saw a fully-veiled woman in black. This woman would show up here and there and this man would chase her. When the time for salaat came, he would miss it because he would chase after this fully veiled woman. This woman caught his eye and he couldn't keep from her. So eventually he would follow her back to her home. When he arrived the sound for prayer came again, but he didn't listen to its call. The woman unveiled herself and she was old and creepy. This woman said, "Well, I'm here for you. You've been chasing me for so long. You have missed prayer for me. I'm the Dunya".


The moral of this story is simple: Don't follow blindly and this world is only an illusion. Do your duties as an individual now, and don't be foolish enough to believe that this world has anything good enough to give to you. This dunya is only an illusion for its lovers.


Like the phrase goes, "The dunya is paradise for the unbelievers and hell for the believers."
Fitna can be easily as being trouble, or strife. The dunya, or the world can be considered fitna. Fitna is apparent inside of the dunya. The dunya itself isn't a problem because many individuals are able to live within it without any problem, but the problem is how to understand how to live within it. Living for the dunya and living in the dunya are two separate things.
Living in the dunya is simply categorized as living within it for living purposes or etc.
Living for the dunya can be categorized as loving the dunya because of its luxuries, its wealth, its lusts, its pleasures, and etc.

Wearing Jewelry and Makeup is NOT haraam!

Assalamu Alaikum,

A sister yesterday told the Islamic class I attended that her husband or father-in-law believes that wearing earrings is haraam for women in public because its beautification.

Many sisters also believe that wearing makeup is haraam outside the house.

I have hadiths that will ease the pain of women feeling as if these two items are in the haraam.

Ibn Abbas said, Allah's Apostle went out and offered the Id prayed and then delivered the sermon. "Then the ProphetSAW went to the women and instructed them and gave them religious advice and ordered them to give alms and I saw them reaching out(their hands to) their ears and necks(to take off their earrings and necklaces,etc) and throwing (it) towards Bilal. Then the ProphetSAW returned to his house with Bilal-Bukhari

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

Wear your white garments, for they are among your best garments, and shroud your dead in them. Among the best types of collyrium you use is antimony (Khol) it clears the vision and makes the hair sprout. [Dauod]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"Apply antimony, for it clears the sight and makes the hair grow." And he asserted that the Prophet had a collyrium-case from which he applied collyrium every night in three times each eye.

[Tirmidhi transmitted it]

When the Prophet(sa) had revealed to the people that when making hajj, if one has not brought the sacrificial animals with them, they should put off ihram and treat the hajj as an umrah, Ali came from the Yemen with the sacrificial animals for the Prophet (peace be upon him) and found Fatimah (Allah be pleased with her) to be one among those who had put off Ihram and had put on dyed clothes and had applied antimony. He (Ali) showed disapproval to it, whereupon she said: My father has commanded me to do this. [Muslim]

"The lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear..." [Bukhari and Muslim

Insha'ALLAH, I hope I have answered some questions that were regarding makeup and earrings outside of the home.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Do Not Listen To People's Personal Fatwas

Assalamu Alaikum wa Warahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

There are many sisters that I know that have listened to many people's opinions on what is halal and what is haraam.

ALLAHSWT is the only one that can make things halal or haraam.

A sister told me that her brother told her that wearing jeans is haraam. Also, she told me that women aren't supposed to wear jeans because they are clothes of the opposite sex and that it attracts attention.

Subhan'ALLAH, there is nothing in the Qur'an or Sunnah that forbids a woman from wearing jeans. When wearing jeans it is IMPORTANT that the jeans do not show your body and that they are big and baggy IF worn OUTSIDE of the house, insha'ALLAH.

Please, understand that we should not listen to what everyone tells us. This is very important. Many people come and give others fatwas, or religious opinions when we should be going to Qur'an and Authentic Sunnah when getting our information. I really want everyone to understand that our religion is not hard.

Many people do not believe that the beard is fard, but it is. The hadeeth of Ibn 'Umar who said that the Messenger of ALLAH(peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Be different from the mushrikeen: Let your beards grow and trim your moustaches". This is an authentic hadeeth that tells men that their beards are fard, and that by shaving it off is a sin.

Its very important that when we listen to people that we get the daleel, or evident from them. It is also important that what they tell us is accurate and correct.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Muslimahs from ALL OVER THE WORLD




Assalamu Alaikum,
These pics are from hijabshigh.com. I love these pictures because it just represents how we are diverse in how we choose to dress, but still being covered up. This is really neat to see from all the Muslimas around the world. Insha'ALLAH, i will post up more pictures. I hope that this will open some muslimahs eyes into what they are able to wear.
I personally like my all black because its sleek and classy, but sometimes color doesn't hurt. I love color. EID IS THE TIME WHEN COLOR is like the ULTIMATE sleekness. I love seeing the sisters dressing up in all of their clothes that are dressy and fancy. Masha'ALLAH.
Why wouldn't we want to dress how we want if we weren't told what to wear specifically besides hijab and loose, fitting clothing!


Friday, March 26, 2010

The True Believer and their Belief in ALLAHSWT

Assalamu Alaikum wa Warahmatullahi wa Baraktuh,

Its been a long time since I have been on here, but insha'ALLAH, I will begin doing things a little more differently.

As Muslims, the saying of, "There is no god, but ALLAH and Muhammad is the messenger and Prophet" is simple, but what does it really mean?

When we take shahada, we must learn how to OBEY Allah and His Messenger. The truth is...this takes SUBMISSION.

Sometimes Muslims-BORN OR CONVERT do not understand this. This means that EVERYTHING that layed out in HIS book and the Sunnah must be obeyed.

Sometimes we want to question why some things are, but this is not our concerns.

The Qur'an tells us that the believer must not question what AllahSWT has decreed for him. Listen to that!

Sometimes, we are so focused on understanding, but ALLAH is Most-KNOWLEDGABLE. He is not like me and you.

We question why we can't listen to music, or why we can't date or etc. This is none of our concern as in why we can't do this or that.....

I am learning this as I progress further in Islam. I'm great at asking questions, but what about listening to the answer and taking it for what it is.

Sure, we all can go to different classes at the mesjid, but do we implement and take those lessons and use them?

Sometimes we believe that simply wearing hijab or a beard is it, but it isn't?

Our faith in ALLAHSWT goes much further. Its more than praying and fasting. Its much deeper, and insha'ALLAH, I hope many of you can understand this.

What does it mean to be Muslim? What does it mean to understand our Lord? What does it mean to love Allah and his messenger?

The True Believer is one who lays asides his doubts and concerns and have FAITH in ALLAH. The True believer is patient,and dependent ONLY on Allah.

Wa Alaikum Salaam

Friday, March 12, 2010

HOT TOPIC: Polygamy in ISLAM: WHAT TO DO?

Assalamu Alaikum sis,

Many times, I would read or I would hear stories from sisters about their husbands and their wanting of another wife. Islam allows a man to take up to 4 wives. This is his right that AllahSWT have given to him. Many sisters have told me that they were in polygamous marriages before. I have read true stories also about this topic.

Many sisters find out that their husbands are engaged or married to another woman. My advice is to deal with it, or to divorce the brother. This is apart of submitting in Islam. We must understand that Islam is the only way of life that we must follow.

Shari'ah, or the Law of AllahSWT is what we follow. Marriage is a serious issue in Islam. I also have heard great stories about sisters in a polygamous marriage. I know a sister told me recently that she is in a polygamous marriage. She doesn't have a problem with this. Masha'ALLAh. Its part of Islam.

ANY questions or comments? Just post, insha'ALLAH

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Process of Being Muslim

Assalamu Alaikum,

Islam came as a reminder for us. This religion is clear in what we should and shouldn't do.
We must make ourselves alert of what being Muslim means.

As a Muslim, we must separate ourselves from things that are not of ISLAM.
We must sacrifice to gain the pleasure of ALLAHSWT.

Also, we must have a list of characteristics that separates ourselves from others.

Being Muslim takes time. We must learn about ALLAHSWT and about our dear ProphetSAW.
We must strengthen our faith each year. We must renew our faith.

Being Muslim means loving ourselves, believing in the oneness of ALLAH, following the SUNNAH.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HOT TOPIC: SECTS IN ISLAM

Assalamu Alaikum,

Many Muslims in our Ummah are calling themselves Shi'ite, sunni, salafi, wahhabi, and etc. This is not the way of our dear ProphetSAW and his companions. The Qur'an tells us that we are a brotherhood that should not be split up.

Why are we putting ourselves in groups?

Aren't we apart of ONE religion. We follow Qur'an and Sunnah.

AllahSWT says in his book that He has sent upon us an excellent example(Prophet MuhammadSAW).

Why must we go astray and look to be apart of a group?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

How to live Islam

Salam,

What is Islam?
What is a Muslim?
Who is your Lord?
What do you believe?
What is tawqa?
What is qur'an?
What is SUNNAH?

Do you know your religion?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hot Topic: Marriage

Assalamu Alaikum,

On Facebook, I created a group that discuss various topics for sisters.

Marriage is a HOT TOPIC.

Many sisters speak on many problems that they may have:

1. Not receiving their rights from husbands
2. Being abused
3. Husband isn't taking care of them and their family
4. Husband isn't wanting to practice Islam
5. and etc.

We must learn our deen so we can know what marriages look like.
Its important that we know our partners before marrying them.

Islam have laid out some conditions in protecting these sort of situations.

Salam, what are your thoughts?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Prophet's Muhammad Birthday" PROBLEM

Assalamu Alaikum,

I'm sorry, but this has to be discussed.

The Prophet MuhammadSAW did not celebrate his birthdays. I'm sorry, its true. None of the Qur'an or Sunnah speaks about this.

Its good that we do not go along with this because we then turn into the Christians. We begin celebrating Isa(alayhim salaams)birth, known as Christmas to the Christians.

Then we may fall into shirk.

Some deviant groups go off and have festivals for the Prophet'S bday and all of that.
If you want to learn more about the ProphetSAW then, insha'ALLAH, then do so.

There is nothing wrong with learning more about him. Alhumdulilah.

We just do not celebrate his bday. Its not Islamic, nor is it part of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Salaam

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank Sis: I just Got An Email Recently!

Assalamu Alaikum,

Sister,

I do not know how to perform a janazah fully. I know that only individuals of the same sex may carry a Muslim body to the burial. We wrap the body in white or if they took hajj then they are wrapped in their hajj clothing. If a muslim died in war then we leave them in their clothing. We do not have tombstones or put flowers on the grave of the dead. This is all I really know about janazah. I just recieved an email from Essenceofblack.com talking about a sister not knowing about janazah and her loved one didn't have a muslim funeral. This website have janazah kits. I will have to tell my family soon that I need a janazah kit. We do not get buried in a Christian/Jewish funeral graveyard.

Please, tell me more sister. I'm not sure about everything. Very good comment sis. Very good. This knowledge would be considered fard.

Thank you so much. You make me want to find out more. We neverknow when we will die, suban'ALLAh.

Salaam

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Moment of Silence: Janazah!

Assalamu Alaikum,

Today, I saw a long line for a funeral procession. Subhan'ALLAH.
It really made me think alot.
Our dear Prophet Muhammad SAW said it was good for us to visit graves so it will remind us of the afterlife.

Insha'ALLAH, I hope everyone will just stop to think about their lives and understand that our lives are so short.

I really can't stress that enough.

I know we are all very busy people and we have lives, but its true that we should just take things slowly and think about our lives more.

I've never been to a Muslim funeral(Janazah), but I can tell you that its a sad thing or a beautiful thing depending on the person, but WALLAHI we truly can't judge a person because we aren't AllahSWT and we do not know their personal lives.

Its best to just make du'a and pray for ourselves.

One day we will be pulling out a janazah kit and using it for a loved one or someone will be pulling it out for us, insha'ALLAH.

Its a scary thing, but its the truth.

We don't think about things like this alot, but its something we must prepare for, insha'ALLAH.

Peace for now!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Morning Special: Something New: Qur'an on the Mind

Assalamu Alaikum,

I haven't heard the recitation of the Qur'an in a long time. I only hear it in my salaats, but subhan'ALLAH, I don't hear it besides that. I had a Qur'an on a cd-only a quarter of it, but insha'ALLAH, I will buy some cds. I love listening to it. It do touch my heart. It puts such a spark in my day and I feel so much better.

This is an all time favorite of mines. This is a child recitor of qur'an. Hope you Enjoy.



I really do wish to one day travel to a country that have qur'an being recited from radios, qur'ans being sold in bazaars, athans being heard when you're sleeping, assalamu alaikum every place you go, and etc.

That will be something very special for me to see, insha'ALLAH...I will travel to a Muslim or Islamic Country. I'm not sure which one yet. I may take my family with me. I know I have to take a mahram,insha'ALLAH!

Any thoughts?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What Does It Mean To Be A Muslima?




























































































Assalamu Alaikum,




I must say that being a Muslima is something special. Many people don't know this, but it is.


When I hear people talk about "feminism" its something I don't really need to worry about. I took a women's studies course last semester and it opened my eyes to women globally. Thats why part of my blog is called "feminist muslima". Its like a contradiction. We, as Muslimas, have had rights granted to us before any WESTERN CIVILIZATION...alhumdulilah.


An Islamic teacher told me that we, as Muslimas, do not need feminism because Islam already liberated us. This is so true.


Alright, as a Muslima, we have the hijab or niqab. Hijab and niqab is something that allows a woman's beauty to be kept sacred and to herself. Its something that allows a woman to keep what is hers to herself. I don't need to look like a magazine models or women on ads.


I am a Muslima. I am a Muslima. I am a Muslim Woman that is happy to be of Islam.


Islam liberated me. Islam freed me. Islam showed me the Truth in being female.

A woman in Islam is a queen. She truly is. She do not have to work. She is an individual with rights. She is her own.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

POST OF THE NIGHT: BE STRONG IN HIJAB

Assalamu Alaikum,

I noticed some new faces on this blogging site of mine, and that is something I welcome...masha'ALLAH.

Alright, I know many sisters are having a serious problem with keeping on hijab, or niqab and trying to please the people around them.

This is a topic that I believe is pretty personal and very personal to others also.

There are sisters I know that do not wear hijab because they are scared, don't feel like they are ready, mother don't wear it, or because they don't know about it.

This gives no reason for why a sister doesn't put hijab on. Hijab is an obligation, so put it on.

Insha'ALLAh, I wish the best for these sisters, but moving on.

The sisters who have decided to put on hijab should understand that its not going to be easy, nor simple.

We have to face this jihad that ALLAHSWT have put upon us. There was a sheikh that sent out a fatwa to sisters a way back with the September 11th tragedy, and he said that it was okay if sisters took off their hijabs out of security. Subhan'ALLAH.

I know a sister personally who do not wear hijab anymore, but did. She wants to soon, insha'ALLAh.

I wake up everyday around Non-Muslims or even Muslims who do not like the wearing of hijab, but its alright because its something I wear for the Lord. Alhumdulilah!!

You have to. You can't put people first. You can't.

You wear your islamic clothing: Your skirts, baggy jeans, jilbabs, abayas, dishdashes, or etc and you wear it everyday.

Its no one elses business why you wear it. You can tell them, but they don't tell you why they wear that they wear.

It should be an obligation upon us Muslimas to tell people why we wear what we wear. If they ask it then insha'ALLAH, its our choice to answer.

Insha'ALLAh, we wish everyone well.

Sometimes I get crazy comments from people such as:

1 "Why do you wear crazy clothing(abayas)?"
2 "Why don't you wear jeans" I do, but not often...i'm always wrapped up
3 "Why do you wear that on your head"
4 " Do you get hot"
5 "Are you forced to wear that"
6 " What happen if you take it off"

Its something we hijaabis and niqaabis may get. Its alright because we feel good in what we wear. We're covered and alhumdulilah, there is nothing wrong with that.

Wa alaikum!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

POST OF THE DAY: DONT POST STUFF

Assalamu Alaikum,

A sister on Facebook told me something very sad.

We should not act as if we are teachers of knowledge if we didn't go to school to get a degree in Islam or Hadith.

End of story.

People go around posting up false information about Islam and especially hadis.

Muslims all over the world need to know that what they read off of a blog may not be ENTIRELY true.

Salam!

Monday, February 8, 2010

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Assalamu Alaikum,

Last night was the Superbowl for the USA. The superbowl is a huge time for two great teams to go against each other in Football.

Also, while this is occuring...I had a Superbowl party. Actually, my mom had a superbowl party.

My birthday was yesterday also. I don't celebrate my bday because I know that it isn't of ISLAM. My parents know this and its not a big deal to me. I haven't celebrated my bday in a long time. Its been a long time. Becfore I came into islam I hadn't celebrated it because it was something younger kids would do.

Insha'ALLAH, I hoped that nothing would come up. My aunt bought cupcakes for my bday and everyone sang to me. Insha'ALLAH, It was something I didn't like, but I enjoyed the fact that everyone was happy for me. It was something that was profitable also. I recieved cash. Insha'ALLAh, its something nice.

Its hard when your family is into doing things a certain way, but insha'ALLAH, things will get better.

Facebook: Avoiding the Fitna

Assalamu Alaikum wa Warahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Today, I recieved an interesting message for a Muslim guy. I believe he may have me confused with another Muslima. He commented on me not having many or hardly any males on my friends' list. He added that this was a good thing..... this was a nice message, but I didn't know him nor did I add him to my friends' list. He did invite me to become friends with me earlier on, but I didn't say yes.

One thing that I try to do when I am on facebook is to AVOID THE FITNA.

When I say avoid the fitna, I mean I don't add men to my lists because I am not a scholar, imam, or a sheikh, thus it would not be smart of me to add men to my list if I do not plan on teaching.

Secondly, I do not have time to get IM's or messages or posts that is ridiculous.

Thirdly, I will delete females(all females on my list plus my brother) and I don't have a problem with that if the fitna arises.

I really do not have time for the fitna. Its something I learned from another sister. We don't have time to allow fitna into our lives.

Fitna is something so dangerous that I just try to avoid it....I have an interesting post up next.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

LIVING AS A MUSLIM!!!!
















Assalamu Alaikum,



Living as a muslim? Being Muslim? What does all of this mean? Where to begin?


In these pictures, you will find different aspects of our faith: Marriage, prayer, going to Mekkah, joining together with our children to teach and learn, family, and etc.


As Muslims, we must not leave our deen. We remember that our way of life is "OUR " way of life. Do not copy the kuffar.


Prophet Muhammad SAW once said, "Whoever imitates a nation is one of them". So, just remember that Islam is special and that we must not stray away from this beautiful way of life.




























Saturday, January 9, 2010

ISLAM

Assalamu Alaikum,

Things to do to keep high iman:

Make Dhikr
Make Du'a
Read Qur'an
Read Hadith
Go to Tajweed Classes
Have good Muslim friendds
Study
Go to Jumah
Go to the mesjid
Be active in islamic education
Go to a good mesjid

Peace

Friday, January 8, 2010

IMPORTANT: ARE YOU A STRANGER LIKE MUHAMMAD SAW?

Assalamu Alaikum wa Warahmatullahi wa Barakatuh



Another excellent video for the Muslims of this dunya!!

I have watched this lecture a few times and its true. As Muslims we should be like strangers. We should be distinct. We should not try to be like others. We should share our knowledge of this beautiful religion of Al-Islam. So many things in this lecture is true. Its so true. It makes me think so much.

Are you the Muslim that keeps on his beard even when everyone around you think you are extreme? Are you the sister who wears her hijab, khimar, and niqab even when people have stopped being your friend? Do you stay home when parties are going on?

Sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the sake of ALLAHSWT but thats good because it shows HIM how we are faithful to Him, and it gives us a chance at better rewards. Our deen is very important. This deen is our lives. Its not part of it, or some part of us, but ALL of US.

This is the deen that we are in....that is FULL of TRUTH...

WHEN WILL YOU BECOME THE STRANGER?