Change your blogrolls and all that jazz.
12 Aug 2009 8 Comments
The ‘Purple’ in my URL has been bothering me for a while. And I’ve been thinking of moving to a new blog with a more neutral URL.
Keep in mind, I feel very restricted when I want to change the colour/theme of the blog. 😦
[Not to mention, I actually thought I could run two different blogs [A religious/political one and a personal/lighter one] but it’s… difficult and I keep on getting torn between the two.]
11 Aug 2009 19 Comments
[My brother and I going in the Car discussing Swine Flu]
Brother: You know I saw a Kid wearing one of those masks here for the first time.
Brother: Yeah, usually I’d see the Koreans or other tourists wear it, this was a local kid.
Brother: I think I’ve become slightly paranoid, whenever someone sneezes I tend to move a little away.
Me: It hasn’t reached here, you don’t have to worry.
Brother: I know, but still. It’s good to take precautions. You know, you should be careful too, if anybody sneezes, just put your hand on your mouth or move away a little.
Me: Err, [laughing a little], you know I wear the Niqab right? I don’t have to do all that.
Brother: Oh. (Deep in thought) I didn’t even think about that.
Brother: You’re like, automatically protected against any diseases. That’s so cool!
10 Aug 2009 23 Comments
I’ve done it. I’ve officially joined the ranks of the veiled – the Munaqabaat.
Alhamdulilah, after much thinking and much supplication to Allah that he gives me the strength to go through with this, I’ve finally taken the major step.
Unofficially I was a Niqaabi for the past two years. However, I was a non-relative Niqaabi, although I covered my face everywhere, I wouldn’t cover in front of my brother-in-laws or my [male] cousins.
I know it’s going to be difficult, considering one of my brother-in-law is staying over at our place for a while and especially when I visit Pakistan, but I’d reached a point where I felt guilty and the need to take another step up the ladder. Non-Mehram men are non-mehram after all. I’m hoping I can use Ramadan to strenghten myself in this step.
InshaAllah khayr, keep me in your du’as!
Verily, along with every hardship is relief. [5:94]
09 Aug 2009 6 Comments
I’m not sure what it is, the coming of 14th August, or my involvement in Swat Relief campaigns or the addition of numerous Pakistani friends, but I’m actually feeling a tad bit patriotic towards the Country. Especially compared to this post here that I had made a couple of months back.
Although I still wouln’t do the ‘I live and die for the Country…’ thing.
08 Aug 2009 20 Comments
… when 9-10 year old girls you taught at an Islamic Summer Camp start adding you on Facebook?
I mean, are kids that age even supposed to be on Facebook?
[... Not that I have a shady Facebook or anything, but still.]
05 Aug 2009 10 Comments
… especially when you feel depressed, restless and down for no particular reason. And you keep on thinking about all that chocolate in the fridge and love wallowing in self-pity.
[I have so much pending work to finish…]