Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

~*~Phineas and Ferb~*~

Hehehe, yeah, so I like cartoons :D here is one of my faves. There is something about the relationship between Candice and her brothers which cracks me up. I'm always tickled by the way the boys are able to keep their adventures secret :D These are some of my favorite clips! Enjoy!

Gitchi Gitchi Goo (I Love You)

Evil Boys

Mom It's your Birthday

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What kids say....

..when we are not listening! :D

The kids at my school are finally recognizing that I wear a long dress and scarf everyday. So, a group of 3-5 year olds are sitting in a huddle. I overheard them talking about my clothes "Saba wears a dress everyday." "She never wears a shirt." "yeah," "and she wears a dress hood everyday." By that time, I was tickled pink by the conversation and the fact that they called my hijab a 'dress hood'.

Kids! gotta love!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Passing of a Leader

In The name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Inna lillahi wa ilayhi raji'oon.

On Sept. 9th, 2008, Allah (swt) called back one of HIs servants, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad. Masha Allah, an outstanding leader and educator, he was an inspiration and guide for many. It is with great sadness that I give my sincere condolences to the family of Imam Warith Deen Muhammad. May Allah (swt) reward all his hard work and effort towards helping the muslim community and bringing so many muslims to Islam.

When I received the news of his death, I was completely floored. I had just gone on my lunch break when I opened my email. Tearfully, I made dua for him and his family. I sincerely pray that Allah (swt) rewards him for his good deeds and the good that came from his leaving the Nation of Islam. It was through him, that many muslims, including my mother, found true Islam. I can't begin to say how much he has influenced my family. When he abandoned the teachings of the NOI, he told the muslims to go out, buy and read the Qur'an. My mom did just that. She left the NOI and Alhamdulillah, became a muslim. I feel blessed to have been touched by him, because if Allah (swt) had not guided him to true islam, I don't know where I would be, where my family would be and if my mom would have been guided to the straight path and if she would have died a true muslim. My mother (May Allah (swt) have mercy on her) passed away on Eid morning, October 2007

Though his passing will leave a large gap in the African-American muslim community, he died in the best of times, in the month of mercy, the month of Ramadan. The month in which the doors of mercy are open, when all good deeds are rewarded in abundance, and all of the duas of the fasting are answered.

He will be missed. I pray that Allah (swt) covers Imam Warith Deen Muhammad in His shades of mercy and grant him Jannah. May Allah (swt) give strength and patience to the Imam's family during their time of grief. Ameen.

With all my love and support,
Your sister in Islam

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Concentrate on this Sentence:

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you have never done.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Who matters

This was sent to me from a friend who really matters.

There comes a point in your life when you realize
who matters,
who never did,
who won't anymore...
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

Tutu took my ears!!

Kids are wonderful to play with. They are full of imagination and curiosity. Today, one of my many sweeties came up to me as I was sitting down resting in the shade (there were two other children using me as a recliner LOL) She looked at my head (covered with a scarf) and asked, "where are your ears?" There was another teacher, Tutu, not too far from me so I said, "Tutu took my ears, you have to go get them from her." So she runs over and askes for my ear. Of course Tutu has no clue what she's talking about, so I fill her in. she laughs. When the little one comes back to see my ears, I ask her if she got my ears back from Tutu, she said yes. I took her closed hands and place them in my scarf where my ears are. Then I pulled back the scarf so she couls finally see my ear. She laughed when she finally saw my ear. Me and Tutu got a good laugh as well.