The Stroller

The advert said, ‘designed for comfort and safety of your precious little one’

Six months later, mom asked,

but where would the baby bag go ?

but where would little johnny’s rattle go, his bottle go, his bibs go, his pacifier, his teddy, his cap, his socks go ?

and his bag of toys ?

and where would the gift box for Anna’s party go ?

and what about the laptop, spare sandals, grocery bags, baby blanket, and what not !!

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A year later …….

Introducing the efficient way to carry it all !!  minus the baby :)

the stroller

Just to clarify, We have three children, and our strollers, were homes on wheels to our boys, only when they slept :) The rest of the time, they were used for carrying just about everything under the sky :)

Muslimah Speaks On Pakistan’s Rape Problem

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A muslimah’s perspective indeed. The feudal system in Pakistan and the power intoxication is one of the main reasons, why, I doubt, any changes will be made in this worn out law.

Originally posted on The Human Lens:

Let’s talk about rape shall we? Recent events where women are being discriminated in Pakistan and elsewhere in the name of Islam, have forced me to call out this prevailing misogyny. As far as Pakistan’s stance on rape is concerned, there is nothing  is nothing remotely Islamic or Shariah divine about the man-made laws in Pakistan.The Hudood laws that were enacted by the then military dictator General Zia to Islamicize Pakistan’s legal system are in reality a legacy of the British Colonial law.

So one cannot understand how come religious bodies aren’t doing anything about correcting them. The laws, as they stand in place today discriminate against women rather than protecting their rights. Furthermore, the continued refusal to embrace the very fact that we are in the 21 century and therefore can use modern-day forensic evidence is another divergence from the Islamic tradition where similar techniques have been used by…

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The starving Muslims.

This video put me to shame deeply. And this is NOT the first time, that I have noticed, extravagance and lavishly laid food, being dumped at the end of the day.

I understand, how sometimes, food get leftover after a marriage celebration or after a party, but I don’t believe, it needs to be dumped. Every city has areas, which, the less privileged inhabit. Why cant this food be packaged to them ? There are animals and birds too, who can benefit with it. But throwing precious food is NO option.

I wonder how the Prophet (sallallahu wa alaihi wa salam) would react to this !!  Why have we lost fear of Allah swt who is so totally displeased with wastage ??  May we not displease Allah almighty so much that he may bear his wrath on us. Ameen

 

Humans ~ A wasted creation.

This video is powerful. It is deep and if you possess an ounce of empathy, as a human being, you will join me, in condemning all the atrocities, that we ‘the super intelligent race’ has caused on ‘everything’, we come in contact with.

WAKE UP HUMAN BEINGS !!!!!

This world belongs to EVERY creature that Allah ALMIGHTY created.

STOP being selfish.

This world has witnessed enough of your GREED, LUST AND LUDICROUS ACTIONS.

Its time to show that we human beings have a fraction of HUMANITY buried somewhere deep within us !!!!

This world is HOME to you as much as it is, to the ant stalking in your garden.

STOP abusing ANIMALS ~

Stop the senseless breeders of cats and dogs !! Enough cats and dogs, roam the world, looking for a warm cuddle and some affection. Stop being biased to one breed ~ and the breeders WILL DISAPPEAR !

Dog fighting and cock-fighting is as barbaric as what the Romans, engaged in, for entertainment ~ It enrages me to think, we call ourselves, civilized !!

Stop the senseless poaching of Rhinos and Elephants, in Africa.

Stop killing dogs and sharks to fulfill a special meal desire, in the Far East.

Stop your insane killing of seal pups in Canada.

Stop slaying crocodiles and snakes to use in your exotic brands,

Stop the madness of white lion breeding and eventual killing.

Why does the world, still believe that getting a lion to behave like a kitten in a circus is amusing !! Its repulsive !! You are stealing the dignity of these magnificent kings of the wild !! These regal animals deserve their rightful thrones in the jungles and savannah ~ not a pathetic caged life !!!

Lions and tigers, were meant to roam and rule, the deep jungles ~ they were not designed by the Almighty to be a trophy piece in some palatial tomb.

Stop cutting down trees ~ it is home to millions of small and big creatures

These trees are our homeland filter system ~ Their mere existence enriches us and stops us from choking on harmful gases !!

Stop the never-ending pollution from your factories, cars and those GOD-FORSAKEN ship tankers, that endlessly kill an entire generation of sea-life with their oil spills.

And finally, industrialization and commercialization naturally have advantages and disadvantages.

Have you ever visited the numerous kitchens in a cruise ship ? The foray of exotic meals served to the rich and famous is outrageous !!  ‘THAT’ is your lesson 101 on the disadvantages of commercialization ~ pitifully.

We are frantically running a race ~ a race against time ~ a race against our own destinies ~ a race where we topple and defeat everything in our path, paying little heed to the insane reality of what we leave behind on the tracks. We humans, CAN maintain a balance ~ we CAN coexist in harmony with the rest of Allah’s creation. We may have been blessed with an added advantage of superior limbs, and superior thought process and superior compassion, but we rarely tend to make use of the later two.

We are transformed into fickle-minded mere mortals, who are enthralled by one defining news that concerns us for a certain span of time and no sooner does it get chugged away, along with yesterday’s newspaper and its news.

Dear Fellow Humans :-

STOP YOUR THOUGHTLESS SILENCE ON ALL ATROCITIES THAT YOU WITNESS, be it on humans or on animals or mother nature ~ SPEAK UP !!

Your NOT A TREE ~ YOU WERE GIVEN A VOICE FOR A REASON ~ NOW USE IT FOR THE RIGHT REASON.

Young Pakistani’s in the wrong direction.

These Pakistani teenagers have become an internet sensation with their rendition of Justin Bieber, with mum beating out the rhythmn on an old pot. Meet the ‘Justin Bibis’

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Many surprises here :-

  • These young girls come from a remote town in Pakistan.
  • They don’t speak English ~ hence write the English pronunciation in Urdu.
  • They have their mothers support.
  • The first recording was done live ~ on a street ~ with bystanders around !!

Ofcourse following their youtube success, fame and recognition came swiftly, as does these days with the social media high.

What does NOT surprise me :-

  • They were hosted by a morning show as well, where they got a full makeover ~ LIVE !!
  • TV channels and show producers, are constantly looking out for unusual, ‘breaking news’ kinda topics to raise their TRP’s but sadly, Pakistani TV casually, glorifies everything non-Islamic.

Young sisters singing on TV is not a new phenomenon is Pakistan. We remember the Benjamin sisters of the 80’s, but here’s a new generation of Urdu-speaking small-town dwellers, who have draped themselves with a dupatta and croon to the likes of Justin Beiber !!! The miracles of new-age telecommunication, I suppose ! Or the long web of shaitaani fitnah.

This young sibling has no idea, of what content they are endorsing in their songs … naturally, neither does their mother.  Sounds nice enough to be sung without considering the repercussions !

From an Islamic point of view, having a woman’s voice heard with a musical set up ~ is not acceptable.

Hundred’s of small-town girls will find inspiration in these sisters, and consider crooning in public or youtube, as a ticket to fame.

Singing as a sign of rejoicing privately, in close confinement where only women are present, in a marriage function is the only exception where music and women can mix as per the teachings of deen !! Yet Pakistan has, long thrown the garb of ‘selective’ Islamic teachings and practices.  A young Malala cannot be sent to school, yet she can be rejoiced on the morning shows !!

That’s not a new one for hypocrisy but it just endorses its absolute presence, shamefully.

 

Tight Jeans & Muslim Women !

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Either I’m living in a very confused time or there are a whole lot of confused women, swarming around in the malls dressed as a hybrid between, wanting to please their parents and wanting to go on a date  !!

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Tight clothing, hijab and muslim women (in public)  ~ just don’t go hand in hand. PERIOD !! (Ofcourse, You are totally at liberty to wear anything at home)

However, this generally happens, when women/girls either don’t know

  • Why they wear hijab
  • what is real hijab or
  • when they are trying to please ‘themselves’ while keeping Allah swt, somewhere in the picture.

Well sisters, I got some REAL news for you !!  Who do you think your kiddin ???  Surely, not the one who already has your intentions listed out.  I totally respect the parents for guiding these children towards hijab but I fail to understand, why parents don’t explain the importance behind the hijab.

Unfortunately, the media has symbolized hijab as a piece of cloth, worn to cover the hair. However, Hijab is far greater than just a piece of cloth. There are several aspects of Hijaab ~ the first one being the intention and the next being humility, hijab of the eyes, hijab of how one speaks, hijab of how one walks, and so on so forth.

In a race to be accepted and appreciated by western society, our girls have drifted towards the aesthetic values of hijab rather than the true meaning of humility. Clearly some of the requirements of Islamic clothing for the muslimah is that her dress, not be transparent, too tight so as to reveal her figure and also not something that can be associated with men’s clothing.

I watch in disappointment, while young oblivious muslimah girls prance around in flocks in their shockingly appealing shirts, tight jeans and tall sandals with colorful bling studded mobiles but ofcourse, donning a contrasting scarf to go with it. One doesn’t have to be a genius to figure out the chaos running in those tender brains !

For sisters, who are new to Islam, please take your time. Don’t be in a rush to adopt the hijab. Kindly study the religion before you embrace the dress code. Allah swt has bought open your hearts to this beautiful religion, surely he will make you see hijab as an extension of yourselves. It will become a part of your personality very soon. inshallah.

Quite honestly, it is something that comes so naturally to us, once we get accustomed to it and it is surely, not there to make tasks, difficult for us women.  Allah swt would never enforce something difficult for us to bear. He has made deen so simple for us to practise and he has kept women, so well protected, provided we live within our simple deeni boundaries.

May Allah swt protect our ummah and make us stronger and bring us closer together ameen.