Sunday, October 31, 2010

Low Iman Days

I'm having some seriously low iman nowadays. I'm not doing anything bad or anything like that. Alhamdulillah, I'm still praying 5 times a day (though I did sleep through Fajr today =( I was pretty upset about that) and saying my duas and all that. But, it's just that I don't feel that "connection" that I normally do. I know iman goes up and down, but I've been so busy doing normal life things, like cooking, cleaning and watching tv, that I just really want to do something to increase my iman, apart from the normal prayers and such.

Have you ever had that feeling? Can anyone give me some ideas (practical ones) that I can do to increase my iman? Jazakallah Khair in advance!

Until next time...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Emami - The Limitless Dress

I came across the most wonderful designer...well it's a group of designers called Emami. Their clothes are so amazing and multifunctional. One piece can be worn 20 different ways! I really want this piece called The Limitless Dress. It's 130 euros (~180 USD) but I think it's worth it! It's on my "to get" list! I know it's pretty pricey...but it can be worn in so many ways! What do you guys think?

They have a lot of other different multifunctional clothes as well. Take a look. You can check out the website here: EMAMI Fashion





Here's the video that teaches you all the different ways to wear it. You can even come up with your own!





 Until next time...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Random Rant

This post is just a random rant and rave about some people who are just so utterly rude. So I'm throwing eloquency and grammar out the door.

Honestly, I can't get over it. And these people are so-called "religious." Didn't anyone ever tell them that being a good Muslim means you should have akhlaq (good manners)?!?

Now, I know sometimes people can come off as rude and they don't mean to, especially when someone is telling you that you are doing something wrong, since it is a sensitive situation. So, I'm not referring to those people. I'm talking about that individual(s) who you've known for at least some time that you can tell they are ALWAYS like that, just sitting up there, high and mighty, on their throne. Those are the people! I just want to punch them in the face sometimes.

I'm all for spreading Islam and correcting mistakes, but when someone is constantly acting like they are the best possible Muslim in the universe and nagging at everyone else, it gets bloody irritating.

If someone is praying, fasting, giving sadaqa and all that good stuff, quite frankly it doesn't make a difference to me or anyone else. It's great that they are doing that, but their salah does not help me or give me good deeds. Their fasts do not feed me. These things are done for Allah (swt). What does directly affect me however, is their character, personality and the way they treat me. So the best way to be a good Muslim to someone else is to be a nice individual. Can't they get that through their thick skull??

*SIGH*

Until next time...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Please Vote for Me!

Salam Sisters,

I have a request. I am applying to be the "Good Mood Blogger" at www.Sam-e.com, but you have to put up a profile and get lots of votes, which leads to the second part of the interview process.

Could you guys please take out one second to vote for me inshallah? You don't have to fill out any information or anything. You simply click the "vote" button and that's it!

Vote for me here: http://www.sam-e.com/job/entries/373


Jazakallah Khair and just keep going back and voting as much as you can and tell everyone you know! You are allowed one vote per day. I really appreciate it and may Allah swt reward you for your efforts! Ameen!

Until next time...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wedding Fun!

Things have been pretty hectic these past few weeks. My brother got his nikka done last weekend and everything went so smoothly, alhamdulillah!

The nikka ceremony was so nice and the bride's family set up everything in their backyard. It was really beautiful. Here are a few pics of the presentation, favors and the gifts we took to their house. 








Until next time...