Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Soul Seeker

It amazes me that at the height of such a holy month as Ramadan for Muslims, you have people who could care less to take advantage of it. You find people fighting in front of the Masjid while "fasting". Throwing plates and plates of food in the garbage, missing prayer and gossiping like there is no tomorrow. It has become all about the food, the different types and how much of it to make in order to impress the guests. Like many holidays in different religions that in the start were about purifying one's soul, it has turned into a commercialized one.

For me it only makes sense that having an opportunity to feed and grow your soul, one would do so. Just as we take time to feed our bodies, minds, and other human desires, the soul needs to be nurtured as well, more so than anything. Instead of using our bodies as just vehicles and shells to grow and care for our souls, we have instead suppressed them and taken every precaution to take care of our outwardly appearance, and at times I'm just as guilty.

It's like simple math. Except for some, 2+2 doesn't always add to 4.

May we all find our inner peace and attain serenity


Monday, August 23, 2010

What is our own

What is our own?

Can we in this day and age or in any day and age for the matter, claim to have ideas that are ours and ours alone?

Is there really such a thing as "Unique"

our ideas and minds are a scramble mix of media, newspapers, books and t.v

not to mention the main role of family ideals, culture that one is raised in, and taboos.

and how could we forget the role that friends play in molding us into who we are.

As to one of the biggest players, Religion and school.

In all of this, the question I would like to raise my fellow Internet users is

Are we really that much different from each other?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Girls don't sweat, they glow!

So this was a conversation between my sister and one of her friends

Sister: Guys are disgustiing

friend: why? because we sweat?

Sister: What! no, girls sweat too

Friend: Girls don't sweat!

Sister: ummm yes they do

Friend: Girls glow, they don't sweat

His sisters have taught him well

Monday, August 9, 2010

The have to Ramadan post

Who else is excite that Ramadan is here...almost!!!!
I swear it feels like time flew by since last Ramadan. I def. love the spiritual high that comes with it, gatherings at the masjid, and the Qiyams of staying up all night.

 this reminded me of last year when at the masjid there was a qiyam on the night of the 27th, so of course the masjid was full of people. Being used to taking a few moments outside alone just to get the full effect of the serenity of that night,  i did so, only to have people come up to me every few seconds to ask " are you fine?" wait "are you SUREEE you're OK?"
"like, really!"

I wanted to yell out " PEOPLE!!! seriously i only wanted to make dua"

except that yelling at people and telling them to get back inside wouldn't have been exactly going with the spirit of things.

رمضان جانا

I wish i was in Egypt for Ramadan!

Ramadan Kareem Ya'll