Will somebody please enlighten me...

I'm begging you. Please enlighten me as to how a "terrorist" looks. Because obviously i'm not getting it. How do you associate an article or clothing to a murderer?!
my father was sharing with us a story about his day. And he said I was at work and i saw somebody come in to the room dressed like a soldier holding a ghutra  and agal in his hands. What is a ghutra and agal you may ask. A ghutra is basically a red and white scarf wrapped around the head (part of arab/khaleeji culture). Like this man:

The red and white scarf is the ghutra and the agal is the black thing holding it down. Anyways back with the story. So the man comes into the room where my dad's working dressed as a soldier and holding a ghutra and agal in his hands. My dad goes over to talk to him and ask him what he's holding (my dad full well knows what it was he's holding but he goes over to see what the man would answer him). So when my dad asks, the soldier man says 'I'm dressed up as a terrorist". Full ignorance. my dad just turns his back on him and leaves.

When my dad was sharing this "experience" with us I got really mad. Full on mad. Because truthfully it wasn't fair. Like how shallow are you going to be anyways? Go to the point of taking a person's CULTURE and using it as a sign of terrorism?

Oh, you know what? maybe I'll go and wear a mini skirt and tank top in public and be like I'm dressed as a "prostitute". That's nice isn't it? Just because some people have no background and culture doesn't mean they have to look down on other people's culture.

People piss me off. I'm glad I wasn't there because I would have slapped that man hard across the face. My parents can stand that stuff. They probably have enough wisdom to ignore the ignorant. Obviously I'm not that mature. And obviously I'm outspoken.

So will somebody please enlighten me as to how a terrorist LOOKS?

You mean you haven't seen it YET?!?!

The 4th Season of Little Mosque on The Prairie has come out!
To watch go to http://watchlittlemosque.com/?p=50.

Enjoy :)

Young People Who Rock

Sadiya Buta
Sadiya Buta, 15, is getting attention for much more than what she wears on the tennis court.
Sadiya Buta, 15, is getting attention for much more than what she wears on the tennis court.
It’s 100 degrees in Arizona, but that doesn’t keep Sadiya Buta off the court. She is part of one of the top doubles teams in her high school’s division. Like her teammates, she is clad in her school’s team shirt and skirt, but Sadiya also wears an extra layer of pants, a long sleeve shirt and a hijab, as part of her traditional Muslim beliefs.
The 15-year-old is looked at like a phenom in the sport, only picking up a racket for the first time last year. Her family recently came to Tucson, Arizona from a refugee camp in Kenya. Before leaving the camp in Dadaab, Kenya, Sadiya’s family was forced out of war-torn Somalia. The International Rescue Committee resettled Sadiya, her 5 siblings and her parents in the United States.
The adjustment for “Sandy,” as her friends call her, was a challenge, to put it mildly. She acts as a translator for her family, as they all learn English and her parents look for work. Despite the obstacles, Sadiya does whatever it takes to tackle her home life with school work and tennis, including waking up at 3 a.m. to complete her homework to keep up her better-than-perfect GPA. She admits that people at school made fun of her at first, but she paid no attention, determined to keep her eye on the ball.

taken from http://ypwr.blogs.cnn.com/

Anyone there?

"Fear more the sin when you are out of sight, it is where your witness is also your judge."-Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib

Because it's.....


كل عام و انتم باالف خير

Surat Al Baqarah verse 185:

شهر رمضان الذي أنزل فيه القرآن هدى للناس وبينات من الهدى والفرقان فمن شهد منكم الشهر فليصمه ومن كان مريضا أو على سفر فعدة
من أيام أخر يريد الله بكم اليسر ولا يريد بكم العسر ولتكملوا العدة ولتكبروا الله على ما هداكم ولعلكم تشكرون

The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction; therefore whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein, and whoever is sick or upon a journey, then (he shall fast) a (like) number of other days; Allah desires ease for you, and He does not desire for you difficulty, and (He desires) that you should complete the number and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you and that you may give thanks.

A hadith about the month of ramadan:

اوله رحمة اوسطه مغفرة آخره عتق من النار

The beginning of Ramadan is full of mercy, the middle of Ramadan is full of forgiveness and the end of Ramadan is the refuge from Hell Fire.

A great duaa to read everyday of Ramadan after isha prayers is Dua' al-iftitah (دعاء الافتتاح).

May Allah bless you all in this glorious month of mercy.

THE PICTURES of my trip

SO i made a promise and here I am posting the pictures of my trip to Europe (Holland, Germany, Belgium) :D

Through the window of the airplane, my adventure has just started :
The sun is starting to set...or maybe rise?

All the way up in the clouds thinking about blogger friends (see I think about ya'll even when I'm all the way up there :D)

And FINALLY FINALLY after long hours and many transits we start to land!! LAND HO!!

SO here goes, my collection of photos in Netherlands:


The houses and the round-about :D


Uitgezonderd is bike lane exit I think.

The beautiful bay


The horse carriage taking you for a tour around the Queen's old palace (turned into a museaum)

The beautiful Gardens

Huge fountain

Full view of the museaum/palace

Beautiful greenery

On our way to AMSTERDAM!

The cool bridge

And because I have a soccer fanatic brother, we went to see the Ajax Stadium

Came back to the village/city I was residing in.

It rained so hard it was like a mini-flood, the cars could barely drive

A city called Zutphen in Holland (it's like where tourists go to visit)

Another shot of the beautiful bay we had picnics at

On the way to Brussels, BELGIUM!

Pretty buildings and scenery (the spoke french there)

I think this is in Bocholt, Germany

Beautiful building, looks like the picture on a postcard doesn't it?

The stores in Germany

Hot air balloon taken from the balcony In Holland

I guess not alot of people get the chance to see a rainbow in Holland, I'm one of those luck ones :D

Hope you enjoyed it!
Wa alsalmou alaikom wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

**malekat_el7oriya** all these photos are abosolutley COPYRIGHTED you may not use unless you get my permission


ya got back last night, and i'm extremely exhausted and caught halfway through jet lag. my trip was great though! Holland is gorgeous!! anybody who lives there is like so lucky! We went touring around the cities and went to Belgium and Germany. It was like a tour and a mini-shopping spree, in a way. My camera isn't hooked to the computer so i can't upload the pictures yet, but i promise my next post will be full of pictures :)

salamou alaikom all!
btw thanks to all my followers and i'm sorry i didn't update in europe :(

No need for argument.

So i've been pretty disgusted with the "anonymous" sunni/shia haterz comments on some blogs. I really hate how some of these commenters are really judgmental about things that are really wrong. I hate how they're sometimes like "sunnis are better because... and shias are backwards stupid people" or "shias are better because... sunnis are backwards stupid people". And although i do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I still think that when you're making a comment, you should atleast be able to provide CORRECT information and in a civil manner. Because seriously, if you want to know about the life choices of others, then ask THEM, otherwise you really don't wanna know.

And anyways about the whole sunni-shia rant, I think that there really is no need for it. I mean people who think that sunnis& shias don't need to "be together" or shouldn't "be civil" with eachother, need to come join our family sometime.

My mom is sunni, and my dad is shia, and they fell in love and have been successfully married for 19 years and there has been not ONE day where the topic of sunis or shias came up between them. I mean seriously, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what "part" of islam you are, it's the fact that you're muslims alone that counts.

*btw: inshallah i'll be leaving for europe tomorrow. I'll be back blogging when we arrive there safely inshallah. :D
and of course i will be taking many pictures and posting them :D

Read Vision of Truth

Well what can I say? I'm hooked too. So don't just stand here and gawk! Go read Vision of Truth!! It's an amazing story by my lovely fiend Asmi. ^-^ Spread the word guys. Spread the love!

Thanks to Saafir for giving me the idea of this post ^-^


"Those who are not grateful to people are not grateful to God"
-Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
I am so grateful to all my LOVELY LOVELY followers on this blog! Thanks so much for being so supportive and kind! i love you all!!

I can't believe I now have 100 followers :D

And with this opportunity, I would like to sincerely thank all my 100 followers! *hugs*
Thanks for always being with me!I love you guys :D
<3 <3

I was kinda hoping I could do a special post, but i couldn't think of anything (islamically related of course) special.

Inshallah I will think of something though. And I promise ya'll to post a well-written, touching post soon.

Love all of you dearly though. Take care!

you're jealous

My will power isn't doing too well. I'm fasting. Just because...and i still have 2 more hours. I was fasting yesterday too. I made it through but i was dying of thirst and hot. I said i was thirsty atleast 30 times yesterday but today's better. :) we're on summer vacation!! Actually school was over since June 5th but i didn't tell you, I didn't want all the little people upset at me cuz i finished school and they're still sweating through exams.

My brother and I are leaving for EUROPE on Sunday!!!!! We're going to da Netherlands YO! :D
You're jealous!!! YOU ARE JEALOUS! YESSSSSS YOU ARE! hahah. suckers. lol. So far i know how to say................ nothing in dutch. But oh well. Because you know what? YOU know WHAT?? Money speaks every language :) hahha. And you know why you're even MORE jealous? Because it's Hijab heaven there. It'll be such a change from living here in the states. Out here, there's nothing in store except a bathing suits, and...short shorts....and tank tops and bathing suits....
but when some genius discovers how to use these items and make them hijabified will be the day I will LOVE living in the U.S.:

3 Summer Essentials "Hijabified"



------> add acouple things:



Modest huh??

Give them a try :)

I hope the sarcasm doesn't get lost over the web when i hit the "Publish Post" button