Monthly Archives: May 2006

Entertaining, Muslim-style

I saw on the Religious Policeman’s blog an entry on the entertaining style in Saudi Muslim homes. From my own personal experience, a lot of his description is either hyperbole for entertainment value, or is the way he is familiar … Continue reading

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Memory lapse

I did not even realize that a whole week went by without me even peeking at my own blog, let around writing something. Like anyone cares 😆 😆 😆 Ahhh well, that is what happens when mommies take over your … Continue reading

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Shopping for a new faith?

No, I am not, alhamdulillah, quite satisfied with my deen…but somebody thought two women swathed head to toe in beautiful black are the perfect candidates for conversion! Went to the mall this weekend, and at the bookstore, my sister and … Continue reading

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Conversion Conversation

Here’s how the convo went:Her: You don’t have to dress like that…Jesus died for our sins, making things so easy for us…I feel so bad that you must cover up your beauty like this. Us: Don’t feel bad for us, … Continue reading

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I finished the book a couple of days ago. This really was a brilliant read for me. As many books do tend to hold different meanings for different readers, this book perhaps touched me in a way that may not … Continue reading

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Me: One, Weeds: None

The weeds lose. I win. 😛 As they say, another one bites the dust. Laugh, you know want to! Ooooh, so today, I was feeling positively triumphant, having won this battle (and yes, I did doubt it would come to … Continue reading

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Weeding and Reading

Finally went to the library for the sake of picking up some pleasure reading. Woohoooo!!!! I got one of the books on my wish list, Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber. I can’t wait to start in on it! In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Another semester comes to a happy conclusion. This whole week was all stress, all the time! I have no idea what is going on in the world around me…indeed, I am hardly aware that there is a world around me! … Continue reading

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Let go of what you cannot control

I found this lovely story on Qisas; its amazing how us mere mortals love control and power, when ultimately we can only control what Allah wills. A young, new ustadh (teacher) was walking with an older, more seasoned ustadh (teacher) … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror, on the wall…

This article from WebMD asks the question “Do you get better looking everyday?” Most female undergrads responded that they are better looking now than a few months ago, and will improve in their looks in five years time. My sister … Continue reading

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