Tell Me! The water that you drink. Is it you who cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer of it to come down? If We willed, We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)?
Al Waqi’ah 68-70
The small things in life.
So, there I was today, waiting in the pouring rain for a seemingly non-existent bus. I’d forgotten my umbrella so I was soaked through, but it was only the soggy feet that were really bothering me. I hadn’t even wanted to leave the house in the morning, but I needed to pay off a hefty and ever growing library fine and my mum wouldn’t let me keep putting it off lol.
And then out of nowhere, this sweet Somali aunty taps me on the shoulder and offers to share her umbrella with me. Subhan Allaah, it probably seems so tiny and insignificant, but it really put a smile on my face and turned my day around. May Allaah reward the sister for her kindness. Alhamdulillah =)
I’ve had this account for almost a year now, and I still don’t think I know how to use tumblr properly. Still confused about this reblog/reply function. *Pokes screen*
Sisters, be wary…
I stumbled upon a facebook page yesterday, and subhan Allaah, it was a page where people upload pictures of sisters in hijaab and random men come along and rate these girls, or give them a token, “maa shaa Allah.”
Literally, hundreds of men, mainly muslim, would like or comment on these pictures and totally objectify these girls. And who knows how many other men, who may not have commented, but invested their time in scrutinising a sister’s picture, to decide whether she is attractive or not…
I recognised one sister as a popular motivational speaker/beauty guru. She would upload a different picture every few weeks and these people had collected many of her photos and posted them on this vile page to “rate” her.
I really can’t express how sick it made me feel. Hijaab is meant to represent honour, but this page had totally cheapened it.
So, I sincerely advise you sisters to be wary of uploading your photos to the internet. You have no idea what sickness could be in the hearts of those who view your pictures, what deplorable purposes they could use it for. Guard your modesty carefully.
‘‘It is obligatory upon all those who speak about an affair from the affairs of the Religion, that they do so purely for the sake of Allaah, sincerely for the truth.
And that they overcome their soul and strive against following their desires, not inclining towards worldly matters, such as love of being praised, seeking fame and reputation, gaining a large following, and other such matters.
So one who seeks to gain any of this, will only gain the vanities of this world.’’
~ Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Ghunaymaan (hafidthahullaah)