Monday, October 10, 2005

Ramadan Mubarak To One and All,

Ramadan is upon us once and again. And I am glad that most of us are in sync this year. I hate it when there are about five different days that muslims start their fast on. The confusion just divide us. It does not unite us like Ramadan should. And how do you think this looks in the eyes of other people.
I think Ramadan is my most favorite time of the year. (Sorry don't mean to sound like a jingle). But I do feel it strengthens me in my deen. You cut out all the other destractions going on in your life to fucus on fasting, prayer, reciting, and family. You unconsciously start focusing spirituality. And if you are one of those who lost your way Ramadan kind of brings you back. The masjid is bustling with people you have not seen in ages. It reunits you back to where you should be all year round.
The holy month of Ramadan unites all Muslims in fasting, feasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality and sisterhood. I pray that everyone who is fasting is having a blessed Ramadan.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Salaams Everyone,

This blog was created for Muslimahs who would like to tell their story on being muslim and covering, and experiences regarding Islam . It was created for those Muslimahs who have reverted and are thinking of wearing the hijab or who have just begun to wear the hijab. For those Muslimahs who have been born muslim but who only recently begun to wear a hijab. And For those Muslimahs who are already wearing the hijab and would like to provide some support to those looking for help on the subject

Ma Salaam

Sunday, September 04, 2005

(This was an e-mail response to some sisters on the issue of hijabing. I feel it had good information including regarding why we hijab)

Salaams Sisters,

This e-mail is regarding the covering issue. At first I wasn’t going to say anything but as I kept reading replies some responses bothered me. It sounds like excuses are being made not to cover. Yes, Allah will judge what is in your heart but do not make this an excuse not to cover. Whether you want to or not, It is obligatory to cover and a sin not to. Now I am not judging I have friends who cover and some who do not. And that is their personal business and yours for what ever reason that you have. However, you have to take responsibility on yourself do not say that it does not state in Islam that we do not have to cover because it does state. It is not a choice but your decision not to cover your head.

A couple of people stated that the Qur’an does not say to cover your head but it does state to cover. On the same note the Qur’an tells you that you have to pray not necessarily how to; you have to refer to the Hadiths for that. That is the same is for how to cover. There are several Hadiths that tell you how to cover; mainly stating everything must be covered except your hands and face and some state feet. Here is a couple of links of articles that tell you why we cover in the Qur’an the other tells you how. I hope this information is helpful for everyone. And remember to cover your hair which is your beauty is part of your religion but whether you do it or not is your personal choice not a religious choice.
Surah an-Nur ayah 31 says:
And say to the faithful women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts, and not to display their beauty except what is apparent of it, and to extend their head coverings (khimars) to cover their bosoms (jaybs), and not to display their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband's fathers, or their sons, or their husband's sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their womenfolk, or what their right hands rule (slaves), or the followers from the men who do not feel sexual desire, or the small children to whom the nakedness of women is not apparent, and not to strike their feet (on the ground) so as to make known what they hide of their adornments. And turn in repentance to Allah together, O you the faithful, in order that you are successful.

Ma Salaam