"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Al Imran Chapter 3 verse 185)

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Veil!

When you tell us this is the western and we are free. That we don’t need to be oppressed, ashamed of our femininity
We just shake our head and speak, saying
"See the billboards and the magazines, the line and the checkout isle with their phoney painted faces and air brushed smiles. Well your sheer cloths and low cut gowns aren’t really for us.
You might call it freedom but we call it anarchy!
So............lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity
This hijab this mark of piety is an act of faith a symbol for all the world to see a simple cloth to preserve our dignity"

And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons, their husbands sons, their brothers or their brothers sons, or their sisters sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.
Surah An-Nur Ayah 31

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: Asma, daughter of AbuBakr, entered upon the Apostle of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) wearing thin clothes. The Apostle of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) turned his attention from her. He said: O Asma', when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands.
Sunan AbuDawud

Dedicated to all my sisters around the world who are struggling with the law to wear the hijab.
To my other sisters who ALLAH has blessed with the ability to wear the hijab, I think it's time we were thankful and keep our less fortunate sisters in our duas


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Blaa Blaaa Bleurgh?!!!

Ok I have now joined the working bank account will be active and my manager will get off my case….inshaAllah. Once again I have a purpose........since school ended I have been feeling as though I was lost(without a purpose). But now I wake up knowing atleast I don’t spend seven days doing nothing...........

Having a job is great but there’s a problem.......since the exams my brain has shut down on me and I am unable to process thoughts at a reasonable speed (in other words I am slow.....dopey slow). Another thing as well I cant speak....hence the title of the blog. I can’t string two/three sentences together without uttering something incoherent. I don’t make sense anymore......I am lost.

They are gonna sack me from work (God forbid) if I continue jumbling my words and mumbling so........

People make dua for Native........I desperately need my old, alert brain back (ok.....maybe I was always dopey but now it’s on another level so.........)



Wednesday, June 21, 2006


This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there. The term "lynching" is derived from his last name.

"Gentlemen. I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies, where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome's would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we Cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasions. I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree, a couple miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, You suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed. Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS YEARS. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVES; AND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER. I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is "AGE" but it's there only because it starts with an "A." The second is "COLOR" or shade, there is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you a outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self refuelling and self generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don't forget you must pitch the OLD black Male vs. the YOUNG black Male, and the YOUNG black Male against the OLD black male. You must use the DARK skin slaves vs. the LIGHT skin slaves, and the LIGHT skin slaves vs. the DARK skin slaves. You must use the FEMALE vs. the MALE. And the MALE vs. the FEMALE. You must also have you white servants and over- seers distrust all Blacks. But it is NECESSARY THAT YOUR SLAVES TRUST AND DEPEND ON US. THEY MUST LOVE, RESPECT AND TRUST ONLY US. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. IF USED INTENSELY FOR ONE YEAR, THE SLAVES THEMSELVES WILL REMAIN PERPETUALLY DISTRUSTFUL. Thank you gentlemen."

These techniques are still practiced to this very day on various communities (not just blacks per se). Whilst they may not be in chains, their minds and actions are testament to that. You just have too look around to see the proof…………

Makes you think doesn't it?!


Saturday, June 17, 2006


I have surpassed myself!
I baked and there were no fact I was pretty darn good if I may say so myself. Hope has been installed for I am capable of being the domestic queen!
Yipeeeeeeeeeee for my mum............and maybe future husband (looooooooooool)


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Till we get there!

here we go
from the poorest and blackest of people
2 survivng the streets the streets of mogadishu
the most dangerous and lethal
yet peaceful
we know evil
I come from the slums that's run down
speak native intelligent tongue sound
would rather get gunned down than dumb down
so calm down

M1 :
much success to you comrade
to who I wronged if its never been said before
my bad
I took a page from the book of martin luther
and decided that its better to hug you than 2 shoot you
am sorry homie if its not wat u used to
but the way that we livin this black lives is beautiful
all the things we been thru
and the thing we done blew
we probably family but we never knew

till we get there I am on ur side
till we get there I am on ur side
it could take some time
till we win this fight
till we get there I am on ur side

dats wat's called solidarity
wen we struggle its therapy
at the kr's we get clarity
my enemy's enemy is my man remember
I aint tryin 2 b endin up in this man's dilema
we only here 4 a minute
its wat u make uself livin
see am a rider and am gonn' be remembered
4 those of u not born to those u not here
I wish u da best and dats real


Monday, June 12, 2006

About time!

Summer is here , and with it my hay fever. Constant tearing eyes coupled with a blocked nose and itchy throat. The heat makes me feel lethargic, I feel as though I don’t want to do anything. Just want to spend my days lazing around the house, until later in the day when it gets a little cooler.

The heat…………an excuse for people to shed their clothes. Are they not aware of the dangers of skin cancer ( the number of sufferers of this disease is constantly rising for God’s sake). What really p***es me off is the fact that it’s the women who seem to shed their clothes much easier than the men . I mean c’mon a little bit of modesty goes a long way. The way is see it modesty protects an individual from a lot of unwanted attention. Let me not get into too much detail concerning this subject.

Last time I blogged I was feeling rather confused……..I’m still not sure of myself yet. However the doubts in my pool of confusion are slowly evaporating away. There is hope. I have hope. I figured that there is a reason for this confusion……it’s just preparing for the path that I am supposed to take. What that path is I am not yet sure……but I have concluded that everything I am going through right now is preparing me for something. I have also realized that I am ready to take on whatever comes my way…….Allah always tests us with hurdles that we can cross not with ones that are too high that it will be impossible for us to jump. So far instead of wallowing in my confusion I have decided to make the best out of the situation. Things are looking up……..inshaAllah kheyr. At the end of the day whatever happens its khadr Allah. I have decided to take solace in the fact that this is all a test and whatever happens it’s what Ar-Rahman willed. My moto right now is alhamdulillah ‘ala kuli hal……

I feel like I have all this nice bubbly feeling inside of me, I am content. I’m scared of the future but am at ease with the fact that there is a higher power at work here. The best that I can do is put in all the effort that I can…..try the best that I can and the rest is up to the Almighty.
When it's all said and done I hope to be right there saying "Alhamdulillah 'ala kuli hal!" Because praise is to Allah whatever the circumstances!