Monday, December 28, 2009
Me:sounds good to me!, but don't you think eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner would be a better idea?
Friend: yaa that sounds good too.
Me: umm are we allowed to plan being spontaneous or are there rules against that? cause I just planned on going to the mall and piercing my lower lip!!!
the following was part of the conversation my friend and i were having, and that was our attempt at being spontaneous. I seriously wish i could on the spur of the moment think of something and do it, or pack up and just go. if it wasn't for the fact that i live with my parents maybe i would have been able to do that. I seriously need someone in my life who is like that. Ya, thinking and planning ahead of time is good but what a boring way to live. and for real, can you plan your spontaneous moves? ahh i suck at this.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
well the other day we were doing some shopping in Dearborn and if you know anything about the place you'll know it's overrun with Arabs and many Muslims. you can't exactly go around saying salams to everyone but whats sad is having Muslims give you dirty looks while non-Muslims are the ones smiling at you. Don't get me wrong, i love smiles from everyone but what have i done to the ones showering me with dirty looks.
speaking of smiling, me and my sister where at a mall in Detroit and we kept running into this one old man everywhere we went and every time he smile at us and this wasn't one of those smiles where you just smile, have brief eye contact and go back to what you were doing. no, this man had his full set of teeth, or what was left of them showing and you could see the laugh lines next to his eyes. heck,his eyes were smiling. my sister thought he was the weirdest thing but i loved that he was so happy. i smiled at him just as hard if not harder. old people rock!
* Salam Alikom: Is an arabic greeting meaning Peace be unto you.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It really mistfies me, how people would do it so willingly too. I know when my parents ask me to do something i'll do it but i might not be too happy about it. I'll force myself to do it because well it's my parents asking me. or maybe i'm just a selfish person.
So it's almost been a year since i started this blog here. a year!!! time flies.
anyways this is just my little update to insure everyone that i, while maybe not doing so well, am alive.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
"By (the token of) time (through the ages). Verily mankind is in a state of loss, except those who have faith and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and of patience and constancy." - The Holy Quran, Chapter 103
Saturday, October 31, 2009
The point i want to get out of this is, sometimes we forget what it is like to have fun and be a kid again. we're so focused on our worries, duties, and everyday life problems that we forget what its like to smile. you know i walked out of that interview and i didn't even care if i got the job or not. It was enough for me that i got to know some great people and had fun doing it.
and just incase anyone forgot.... Smile, it's Sunnah :D
Alhmdllah, i ended up getting the job and i get to work with some great kids.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
These were taken the day my mom came back from the hospital with my little sister, so i was about what maybe 6 years old and that little kid( my brother) was about 4 and a half. I'm not sure what happened to his cuteness but it's pretty much gone now! And i'm not even worried about people knowing my identity because i look nothing like these pictures now! :D
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I don't know why i've been seeeing a lot of girls lately take their hijabs off. while they wear hijab they'll be the talkers about how hijab is a protection and basiclly all the talk surrounding why wear hijab. after taking it off, i'm pretty sure it's still the same, so why do something going against all you preached and your beliefs, more importantly against what God ordered, just so you can fit in? i honestly truely don't understand.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
P.S for those asking me about the abayas i use western unioun and pay pal as a method and the prices of the abayas range from $32USD-$40USD,wearing abayas shouldn't cost anyone a fortune. I'm also planning to get some more pics up of skirts and diff. designs. so bear with me here :D
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
On the plus side though i can now drink all the icecaps i want. today first thing i did even before the eid prayer i went to the nearest Timmie's and ordered one
If you havn't had one of these, you're missing out on life. JK but if you're in ever in canada, God knows why! try one of these
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
it's just that i can't help it, time really flies by so fast that before you realise you're in the present you've already reached that future. if that makes any sense.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
lets seee, i've finally gotten my liscence as embaressing as that is for a 19 year old. but i blame all the moving. i've had to take the course twice as they didn't count it when i moved and then two more years with my permit and finally.. i'm actually glad to be going around running erands.
I'm also packing ( supposed to) cause the school year is starting so its back to canadai with me inshallah
I've also started selling my line in the community just to get a feel of whats liked and whats not but that's a whole other story
so inshallah i'll try to blog more regulary after everything is setteled down but for now i have to go pack the rest of my stuff, for some reason i feel like i'm forgetting something :( i always remember too late though
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Although it's a little late but here goes
The rules of this award are;
•List five current obsessions.
•Pass the award on to five more fabulous blogs.
•On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
•When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by leaving a comment on their blog.
My 5 current obsessions are...
1- Ice caps, these things are addicting if you're in Canada you know what i mean and if you ever visit canada you need to try one.
2- Fashion,clothing and yah did i mention fashion
3- Reading!! i love reading, enough said.
4- making a difference in the world, and not just living a life without meaning and that's a forever obsession not just a current thing
5- the beach, i love the water
I tag anyone and everyone that wants to do this
I just found out that you shouldn't go in the water with brightly colored clothes because that attracts sharks, i think i attracted more people's attention though.I need a burkini that'll show 'em
last but not least RAMADAN KAREEEM!!!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
That really made my day, not sure why but for two people for a moment in time to have that human connection and put aside differences, ok i'm probably going all deep and overboard with this and most likely the little girl was just waving cause i waved at her and that's what kids do :P
my laptop is still sick :( so sad i don't think it will be able to fast this Ramadan with us, so sad since that would mark it's one year anniversary with me
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I didn't expect my mom to get sick and go to the hospital
i didn't expect myself to be in charge of a household, cooking, laundry and the whole shebang
I didn't expect my dad to quit his job
but then i remember the ayah in the quran that goes
"But you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. God knows, but you do not know.” (2:215-216)
and then I'm like alhmdllah because at the end i came out with experiences even if it wasn't that much fun it was definitely a memorable summer and I'm closer to my parents more than before.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
this is what i wish i was doing right now, except i would be wearing something longer..of course :P
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
1- memorize at least a juz2 (chapter)of Qur'an
2- get straight A's ...lets hope and give it a bismallah
3- be more involved in my community and trying for the betterment( is that a word?) of my surroundings.
4- start up my clothing fashion business inshallah
5-try praying all my prayers on time
I have many more of these but i'll just stick to those so i can make sure i fullfill all of them.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I'm not really sure where I'm going with this but many times we're too enormed in our own lives and the events that circle around it that we forget the rest of God's creations and the beauty that we many times miss out on. each animal, bird, insect out there has their own story to tell and a life that they lead and it all amounts to something and thinking too little of them is thinking too little of God's creatures.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
ME: whats going on? and why is your foot in my face
little Bro: I wanted her to scratch my mosquito bite, it itches
ME: what! scratch it yourself
little Bro: but she's ( little sister) is the only one that can itch it good
i couldn't help but laugh
so i volunteer to itch his foot for him so i can get some sleep
ME: is that OK?
Little Bro: I scratch good, you scratch better, but she scratches the best
i can't help but laugh at those little kid conversations that go on, tell me how else would you get an English lesson in good, better, best :P
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
gargeer, omo esma3eel, hagz, gogo,can you guess my name?
>what type of person are you:
friendly, activist, high achiever, bad joker (i'm the only one that thinks my jokes are funny) easliy amused but not esily impressed
>Your most beloved:
my religon,family and friends
look into my eyes- outlandish
shoulder to lean on- sound of reason
paradise- native deen
All types of chicken especially spicy and fried
wara2 3enab done the egyptian way ( stuffed grape leaves)
i'm always down for Italian, Indian, egyptian, and chinese :D
i cry when i'm stressed
Red, purple, Orange, yellow, forest green wow it sounds like the rainbow!
>A must in your handbag:
my kohl, mini quran, and wallet
i think last week ( i was stressed)
Mona at http://mamamona.blogspot.com
Radwa at http://radwafouda.blogspot.com/
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I've recieved my first award from ya'll! I'm glad someone reads my blog :D and so i give this award to two sweet bloggers
a very artistic Rawda at http://radwafouda.blogspot.com
an inspiring and addicting blog at http://kelatemaghi.blogspot.com
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am patiant though so i will await someone to come knocking on my door and offering me a ticket to greece with a first class seat on a plane :D
I love Hanan turk's style. she dresses modestly yet so fashionably
some of the these pictures are from her new upcoming series "hanem bnt basha" which she's doing wearing the hijab and other pictures are from the events that she takes part of. what do you think of her style?
Monday, July 6, 2009
Unlike most Americans who normally do fireworks on the 4th of July my neighborhood decides to do it the night after, you know just to confuse everyone else out there; well anyways i went on the front porch, pulled up a chair and sat down for the show, The moon was full and there was a slight breeze that tickled my face and swayed the trees around me, i could hear my mom and grandma laughing about something in the background and lights lit up the sky from all the fireworks.Everything clicked together and i truly felt at peace. it was a moment but that was enough to make me smile and thank Allah for all i have, even if its not all my dreams come true I've got my family and that's more than enough for me.
Friday, July 3, 2009
a couple of posts ago i blogged about some abayas from eastessence well this was one that i ordered and i just recieved it a couple of days ago. It wasn't really what i excpeted i knew it would be long on me since i'm more on the short side but it for a size M it was big from uptop as well it didn't help that it was kind of kinched at the waist either. i guess i'll have to fix the size and see then
Saturday, June 27, 2009
* i miss our hugs, seriously nothing is better than those hugs
*i feel bad for people living way back when...they had no painkillers. how the heck did anyone survive w/o ibuprofen or Tylenol?
* what did they use instead of pads? a piece of cloth?
* I want to get up and travel the world which is unlikely and that makes me sad
* I'm too sad to write anymore but at least i have my painkillers!
I never really thought about all the stuff my mom had to do, not i'm not really a spoiled brat that sits on her butt all day doing nothing but i certainly didn't do all the stuff she did all in one day i'd do the dishes twice, vacuum maybe and call it a day. you know karma's a B%@ because now that i'm doing all this stuff and i ask my sister to do something she tells me " well, i did the dishes" like that's the end of the work. I miss you mama >3
* May Allah cure her and return her to us
Saturday, June 20, 2009
look its my speaking kitten. ain't he adorable. i named my imaginary speaking cat taco bell since taco bell is as healthy as it gets. two birds with one stone.
Here's a cat that can actually speak.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I think many of the sheiks and speakers are trying to emphasize this point of how the youth at the time of the prophet were the ones who mostly helped bring forth the message of Islam and while they had harsh barriers such as torture and rejection from the community, i think i can say we have it somewhat better and easier on us.
inshallah tomorrow the girls have decided to have a meeting and set up plans for activities to be done to attract the youth so that should be fun inshallah, especially that our youth center in the masjid has this big flat screen and a wii :D
Thursday, June 11, 2009
see now that would suck!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
i was even able to get my blue glasses in there
Sunday, June 7, 2009
so i just got out of a full fledged family argument, cause this is how we do. this time it was about Amr Khaled, for those who don't know who he is, he's a man who simply gives deroos and lectures and has become really popular. i'm sure you can do a search about him and find all sorts of stuff, including, sadly, other sheiks cursing him and calling him a fool. basically everything short of a kafir. If that in itself doesn't sound messed up enough then i don't know what does. I get that he makes mistakes afterall he is human, he says it himself as he also tells people that he is no scholar.Some people see it as ok to go and denounce all the good stuff he has done using the excuse that he did some mistakes. seriously the only anyone can not do any mistakes is to sit home and keep their mouth shut that way you don't teach don't learn and a plus plus is that for sure you will not be making any mistakes regarding the prophets * sarcasm.* what i feel is more unexceptable is the way other sheiks on national tv and during jomaa kotbas and give whole lectures about how amr khaled is bad, seriously, if any of them cared enough as they say to give a naseeha or advise they wouldn't be doing it on national tv, they'de take him in private and tell him in a nice manner, and people have to realise that he simplfies things and puts them in simple words so anyone can understand.
During the prophet's time there was a man who went into the masjid and started urinating, the companians of the prophet started getting up and were about to go beat him the prohpet (pbuh) told them to stop and to wait until the man was done lest they shock and scare him. afterwards he talked to him in a nice manner as well he didn't go yelling at him and cursing him.
You can't right a wrong with another wrong
Saturday, June 6, 2009
turns out we were waiting for something else, my grandma's passport.
moral of the story : if your sister comes waking you up screaming, push her away and go back to sleep.
if you have no idea what the kebab i'm talking about you may continue sleeping as well.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
You know a couple of posts ago where i was talking about those matrimonial pages where people are seeking this and that, well i found this video today on YouTube by Baba Ali and it was explaining the exact same stuff i was trying to say, except he's much funnier. check it out
for some reason the video won't upload with me but you can check it out here --> http://www.youtube.com/user/ummahfilms
Update: she just told me and my mom " i dunno why you and your daughter are wearing what you are wearing? why don't you and your daughter wear niqab?"
just so you know my mom dresses in wide abayas and long hijabs covering the chest, she goes more with netural colors
i on the other hand am usually wearing skirts with tunics and cardigans, sometimes maxi dresses or abayas, i'm very loud with my colors, so for the most part we wear proper hijab lol
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It was a friday i remember, and like every child my age i was happy that it was. The knowledge that i was going that night to get some blood tests at the hospital where my uncle works didn't phase me much, i was a brave girl.
we walked into the hospital and were led to a room with two beds, that should have been a warning to me, but this was Egypt. of course the doctor was late, meanwhile i walked back and forth in front of a room whose door was made of glass i would stand there trying to fix my hair and admire myself. The Doctor managed to come and i was told to lie down on the bed, i bravely did so and was a little confused by the distraught look on my mom's face, it didn't hurt i assured her but she just sat there opened her Qur'an and started to read. While the doctor was giving me the shot his phone rang and he left the syringe INSIDE my hand and went outside the room to talk, i can say this was when i started getting nervous. A while later the doctor came in and everything started getting blurry, the last thing i remembered was me being rolled into the room with the mirror doors, there was a light of in the distance but everything close by was black, then everything did go black.
you know those movies where someone is sleeping and then they suddenly wake up and go" AHHHHHHHH" well that's it felt like when i woke up. I was in pain, there wasn't one particular place, my whole body was hurting and i felt high. My dad suddenly comes into view " habibti" he says " you had a surgery" I'm not really understanding what he' saying cause that's not even possible. then all you can hear from me is " ehhh? eh? what?" &*^%&^&)(%%E$@&#^%*%P_*&*^ then it was back to the blackness
I woke up again, it was morning this time, i vaguely remembered having a bad dream but i couldn't exactly remember what it was, maybe because i was in too much pain. Wait! that was it, i had a dream that my dad told me that i had a surgery. i looked around, i looked at my arm. it was hooked to an IV thingie and my left hand where i'd taken the shot last night had something inside of it. It wasn't a nightmare after all, it was the real deal. i called my mom and she came and it turns out i had my appendix removed by my own uncle, and no one cared to tell me.
So since then, me and surprises haven't really gotten along, i try to avoid them at all costs.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
That's not the only reason i hate fishing, i hate seeing anything being killed, even if its only a little fish. i get so sad seeing the little things stuck on the hook and fighting for air. really, who wants to see their dinner dying in front of them. problem is my dad and siblings see it as entertaining and get that thrill when they do catch one, and my dad views fishing time as "family bonding time" which means we all have to go, and which also translates into me and my mom sitting shooing away mosquitoes and trying to dodge the ant hole, while my dad and siblings stick worms into a fishing pole and throw it in the water waiting for the fish to bite, which is exactly what we did today!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It started with two groups, um and one was running after the other, it was the good guys after the bad guys. that's how it always is in the movies, anyways we make it down to the basement and there's a large group of people. i think we were supposed to be protesting something; I'm not sure what but i guess it was a pretty big deal because right then PRESIDENT OBAMA came and took the microphone, and when he did that people started walking away. I started yelling at people to stay put and stand their ground. Mr. president saw that i was struggling, you know i had a sore throat and all, so he gave me the microphone and i started telling people to stand up for their rights, it was their duty. President Obama admired how i stood up for what i believed and we had dinner which was grape leaves or wara2 3nab, lol. except i didn't know what to say, so it was awkward. when i woke up i was like OMG i just met the president and i had nothing to say to him. stupid, stupid, stupid, you just ruined your one time chance. so if you did happen to meet the president what would you say to him?
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
the thing is one of my friends birthday falls on the same day as my brother and whenever she mentioned when her birthday was i'd chip in with " thats the same day as my brother!" so yesterday( thx to facebook birthday alerts) i rememberd it was her birthday but forgot it was my brother's. our family doesn't celebrate birthdays much but i know its still nice to be rememberd on that day, but hey i blame my brother. he's the one that didn't put his birthday up on facebook!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
it all started when my brother decided to complain that no one was making him any food. i proceeded to tell him that if he's so stupid that he can't open the fridge and get his own food, then he's too dumb to pass his AP exam on Friday ( of course i said it in a nicer way ;)) so he proceeded to clank the fork on the pan! you are probably like, "umm where did the pan come into this, ahh what a lamo comeback" but if you know me the sound of metal on metal is like ear-stabbing-nails on a blackboard sound to me. i ignored it once but the second time around i splashed him with the soap and water i was doing the dishes with, he in turn threw a cup of water at me, and then my mom stepped in and the fun was over! and so i had to clean the stove. The end.
Monday, May 4, 2009
"A man marries a woman for four reasons: for her property, for her rank, for her beauty, and for her religion (and character). So marry the one who is best in the religion and character and prosper". ( same for the ladies as well)
( Marriage quotation from Bukhari and Muslim)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
( these are not my own photos, but these are the VA mountains and thats pretty much how they looked)
Friday, May 1, 2009
That's how my henna turned out.
ohh wait never mind that was what i hoped it would look like...
this is my actual attempt at it! I'm not even include how my feet turned out lest someone get a heart attack.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009