Heritage Day,being Muslim and Sheesa Nyama

BismillahirRahmanir Raheem 24th September. Shaka Day. Heritage Day and now National Braai Day.  One day,many names. This is South Africa. The 24th of September was a day that was not included on the list of official holidays when the new government came into power post 1994. The Inkatha Freedom Party took umbrage at this and…

Dear Vegan Muslim

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem You have made the decision to adopt a particular food group as your only intake. Alhamdulillah,well and good. I will not go into the risks of leaving out entire food groups as I am sure that is an exhausted argument you have already experienced. Your food choices are yours,I strongly endorse a…

Leaves In The Wind. Looking Back Part 3.

Bismillah Rumana. What is it they say about what the heart wants? It wants what it wants,without season or rhyme. Without the restraint of reason or time. I had brought Seema back home after her hiatus at my home and she seemed a different person, definitely not the sweet,chirpy,demanding princess who was the heart of…

Leaves In The Wind. Looking back Part2.

Bismillah Rumana I lowered my hands from the dua I was reading after salaah “Allahumma Antas Salaam wa  minkas Salaam… Tabaarakta Ya Zal Jalaali wal ikraam.”  ” “O Allah, you are peace and from you is peace. Blessed are you, the Majestic and the Noble.”  The words had become attached to my tongue after I…

Leaves In The Wind. Looking Back.

Bismillah Rumana I gazed at my dear niece who looked more than a little lost. I understood Johara was damaged with unseen scars,inflicted by her complex relationship with her mother,my beautiful and icy younger sister,Seema. Seema wasn’t always the cold,unfeeling vaccum that she appeared to be to her little,bewildered daughter. I squeezed Johara’s shoulder gently….

Modesty & Intimacy.

  Bismillihir Rahmanir Raheem The word “modesty” comes from the Latin root modestus which means “keeping within measure”.  There has never been a nation who has given more value to hayaa than Muslims. The destruction of people of the past who ruled empires, often arose from two things, love of wealth and indulgence in it…

Photography! Selfies!

Originally posted on Miss Muslimah's Blog:
Photography has taken the world by storm. Prominent people are captured in photos. Capturing a photo means capturing a memory. Capturing a memory is reminscing over the moment in the future. Look at selfies for example, people will take selfies for what? You can’t even say comfort because…

Aqsa101. Rediscover Falasteen. Fact2

  Bismillah. It is said that, the body of Dajjaal will be dumped here, in this well,  after Isaa عليه السلام kills him. (Point of interest – The bodies of the kufaar were also disposed of in a well after the greatest of all battles,the Battle  of Badr.)