Thursday, February 12, 2009

Are you a stranger?

“Muhammad (pbuh) said that this religion began as something strange and will return as something strange... so give glad tidings to the strangers”

Sheikh Khalid Yasin is one of my favorite’s lecturers. In "Strangers", he invites us to be strangers, especially people of the west, living among non-Muslims.
Are we strangers enough? If we are not, then we are not practicing the deen correctly.
The women who wears the hijab, gets stares constantly, she looks strange, Alhamdulillah, she is a stranger.
The working muslimah, who does not attend any corporate functions because of alcohol and the setting, she acts strange, Alhamdulillah, she is a stranger.
The muslim man, walking around in his thobe and his beard, he looks weird and out of place, Alhamdulillah, he is a stranger.
The muslimah who prays salat at work, “why does she need to worship so much”, she is so bizarre, Alhamdulillah, she is a stranger.
The muslim couple who buys everything cash because they avoid ribba at all cost, Alhamdulillah, they are strangers.
The list can go on and on…
I know that as a muslimah, a lots of my colleagues or even old classmates from college, thinks the life I lead is very weird and even “maybe” not fun at all, but I am happy to be a stranger to them.
Inchallah, until next time,

PS: The top quote is from Sheikh Khalid Yasin, Strangers Lecture.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Joining the blogosphere

I guess I should start my very first post by telling you all why I am joining.
First, there’s always been this temptation to do so since I started reading people’s blog. I wanted to have my own space, my very own to be as passionate as I want to be about topics that matter to me. I'll use this blog as a way to reflect on things, or rant. Also talk about my ongoing quest for stronger iman, and random stuff.
So, here I am, another blogger, whose points of view you will possibly agree or disagree with. I will accept all comments and expect healthy and respectful discussions.
Welcome to my place !

Until next time,