Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Snow Man

// February 2nd, 2009 // 13 Comments » // Photos

My Garden Wind Toys Fox Prints

Death for the Living

// January 4th, 2009 // 3 Comments » // Blog

Many would agree that death is a greater problem for the living, than for those who have actually passed on. Muslims find solace in the prayer that their loved ones are at peace, in a “better place”, no longer suffering. This is especially true for those who died in a state of innocence, such as children, and the oppressed.

However, we, the owners of hearts that still beat, are left to grieve, to feel the pain that resides deep in our cores; a wound that opens every time we realize the absence of the ones whom we loved.


Death in the Family

// January 3rd, 2009 // 15 Comments » // Blog

My uncle (mother's eldest brother) has passed away. He was in his 70s, and had been ill for several years due to heart trouble. I pray that he is at peace now.

I would appreciate it if you would include him in your prayers.

May Allāh forgive him his sins, accept his good deeds, elevate his status, and spare him any punishment in the grave, and the hereafter. May Allāh also grant my family patience in their time of grief; especially my mother, who looked to him as a father figure.

Āmīn thumma āmīn.

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Brass Crescent: Best Group Blogs

// November 30th, 2008 // 16 Comments » // Blog

I am so happy to see that both and have been nominated under the category: Best Group Blog, of this year's Brass Crescent Awards. Alhamdulillah!

I can't take any of the credit of course. Other than being group efforts, I have not devoted enough time towards either of these sites for the past few months, because of newer projects that I have undertaken. They are like the middle children who have been neglected after the new baby enters the household!

But these nominations are proof that they are still growing well, under the care of other devoted family members, māshā’Allāh.

I am now in a sticky situation: which 'child' to vote for? Sophie's Choice, much?! Help!


// October 15th, 2008 // 7 Comments » // Blog


My mother used to say:
(And sometimes she still does)
The heart is like a china plate;
Once broken,
It can be glued back together,
But the cracks will always show.


A girl,
Runs madly,
Back and forth,
Back and forth,
Back and forth.
Eyes forever staring upwards.
Her hands reach out towards five, tall poles,
Each with a single china plate
balanced on top.
“Must keep spinning…
“Must keep spinning”,
She quietly mutters
Under her breath.
She tries.
She tires.
Her hands become clumsy.
China plates begin to fall.


Why did she never think
To put them away?
These once beautiful china plates,
Belonged in a beautiful china cabinet.
To be displayed,
And never touched.
Only to be brought out
For the most special of company.
Too late now for tears.


Too many plates.
Too many pieces.
Too many broken hearts.
Not enough glue.

And broken they shall remain.

Female, Muslim & Single? Look Away Now!

// October 13th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

Because another wonderful, Muslim male has been snapped up, off the market – Alhamdulillah! More specifically, my fellow Ijtema editor, and dearest bro in Islam, Faraz bhai.

Let us join together in offering our sincerest congratulations and prayers to the new, and inshā’Allāh, happily-ever-after, couple!

Not here, silly… on his blog. {grins}

Prayers Please

// September 6th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

For my dear sister Organica, and her future family, inshā’Allāh.

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“Will You Marry Me?”

// August 27th, 2008 // 13 Comments » // Blog

Is that question asked any more? Was it ever asked amongst Muslims?


Yes, Another Marriage Topic… Sosueme!

// August 15th, 2008 // 22 Comments » // Blog

I was just reminded of the issue whilst chatting to a good friend (wink wink). I learnt of it a while ago, but completely forgot to blog about it. Anyway…

For those of you who have had to endure the annoyance that is your typical rishta, this custom may make your life a little easier, inshā’Allāh.


Do You Think Practically About Marriage?

// August 13th, 2008 // 26 Comments » // Blog

A question I was asked very recently.

My answer was not particularly impressive. Perhaps due to the tension of the moment. But more likely because it is a question that requires some real thinking. Can any of us think practically about a subject that is tied to heart, mind, body and soul?

I had a post all written out, but who cares what I think? I want to hear from you.

So, single people… do you?

Married people… did you?