Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wed Rant: Angels

Assalamu Alaikum sisters!

I hope you are all excited for a new year coming. But don't forget that angels are watching...

Recently I was listening to a lecture, I forget by who, but it was about our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). One thing mention that popped out to me was this: "Don't walk in your house naked, there are creatures (the angels) inside your house."

So my mind hit scattered thinking. Back to the prophet's story. Remember when he was in the cave? And angel Jibreel came to him. Our Prophet didn't know it was the angel. He thought it was a jinn. And you know he rushed to Khadejjah's arms, asking for comfort: telling the story. She then did an experiment. When she took of her hijab, the presence went away and when she put it back on it came back.

See? Angels know and understand modesty.

So then I thought of myself. At times I forget to take off my hijab, but I know it's there. And so when I heard this I was thinking maybe that's why. Anyways, when I come home- even if all the fam was out, we say Salaam. We acknowledge the angels.

So keep them in mind, if they know modesty and show it, we should do the same.

I hope you took something out of this and if you didn't, search my blog for angel. You'll find a couple of poems. Thank you for reading! Till Friday, peace!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Blessings #9: Religion

Hello readers,

It's the day after christmas, 2 days left in Hanukkah, 4 days until New Year's Eve! I hope you're all stuffed with food and love; may it keep going on. We are in the middle of holidays and I think this post is perfect: Religion by Kate. It inspired me, but after I wrote this poem. I hope you enjoy both, thanks! (:

Why does religion have a name?

Islam means submission to God
and its follower, a Muslim,
follows Muhammad (pbuh) and his doings
dedicating time to worship God.

Judaism is for Jews
the relationship they created with God.

Christianity is for Christians
following the teachings of Jesus.

So why does religion have a name?
We all believe in the same God,
same angels and prophets...

We all interpret it in our own ways
yet I still don't know why religion has a name
and I don't care...

As long as I keep getting closer to God
and He accepts me.

(written on Dec 21, 11)

love, Fida