Saturday, September 22, 2007


Alhamduliallah, as I prepare soohor for my family I must remember all of the blessings I have in my life. We are going through a slight jihad with my mother's health but, Allah knows best and everything happens for a reason. She is feeling and looking better, so I must be thankful of that. I also am blessed/cursed with a husband who will go to work and be a disciplinarian for the children, and at the same time get on the last nerves of my body that I did not know existed. I also have 2 precious children who are having a party today, I think that they are so adorable. Allah made them cute so that I won't give them away after ruining, breaking or tearing up something of mine or my husbands. I have a huge extended family on both sides. I have a circle of TRUE friends and they are also my family. So all in all I am truly blessed and highly favored. Alhamduliallah!

Friday, September 21, 2007


Ramadan Mubarak All,

I was sent a link to an interesting article about Imam Musa of Masjid Al-Islam. I have posted the link to the article below. This article is typical of the shenanigans of the US Government when it comes to free speech. Though some may not agree with what and how he gives his opinion, It is his American Born right and freedom to say what he wants to say. Until the Government takes away our rights to free speech and freedom of religion they just have to deal with it. Like some folks say "What you gonna do, deport me to South Carolina?"

By the Way, I WORE BLACK YESTERDAY, AND I CAN COUNT ON MY FINGERS HOW MANY PEOPLE I SAW WEARING BLACK.....Dag, why can't black folks get it together in the DC Area. Over 70,000 people went to Jena and participated in a peaceful demonstration and these black folks in DC Couldn't even wear black clothes.....I am now disgruntled with ya'll.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


This is the every once in a while happy post. I am excited to start the fast today even though as soon as the sun was up I had an unbelievable thirst that has made my mouth dry ever since. I am a get with, so I am going to attempt to blog everyday during Ramadan. This morning when I was on the Metro. I zoned out and thought of all the blessings that are ahead this month. Insha'Allah everyone will have a wonderful Ramadan. I have planned for many nights at home with the family discussing Islam and our love for Allah ta ala. I think that my current mood is REALLY unusual because we are fasting longer than ever before and I am still excited. I guess that shows my growth in the deen. Last year, I was trippin' about fasting until about 6ish and this year we are fasting until 7:30ish. Allah said that we would fast in all seasons, so insha'Allah we will have the will power when the fast makes it to the summer months and we are fasting from 5ish in the am until after 9pm. We will see.

~May Allah ta ala accept our fast, forgive us for our sins in the past and mold us into better Muslims that more obedient to Him. Ameen

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I HATE THIEVES. The qu'ran says we should cut off their hands, and I agree. About 4 months ago someone tried to steal my car. This was a day when I was already late for work and I ended up missing the day, AND the Baltimore Police gave me a ticket for me not having the front tag attached to the car. So fast forward...I have a fancy alarm system, but someone was able to break the door again on the car and now the door needs to be replaced. Just a warning, if I see someone by my car that has no business being there. I am going to get my son, who thinks he is an attack dog, to KICK THEIR BUTT! Just angry, and I wanted everyone to know!


On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, I overheard a lady in the elevator talking about a crime that happened in West Virginia last week. A young BLACK woman in her early 20's was abducted and brutally assaulted and raped by some SICK European-Americans. As I read the article about the attack all I could think of is the movies we were shown when we were about Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Is this what the freedom fighters and revolutionaries fought for? Why did black people become complacent with chasing the almighty dollar, that they stopped demanding respect? The "Baby Boomers" dropped the ball. It is amazing that in the 70's when the revolution was not televised and Black Folks were active in their community, drugs were introduced by hippies into the black community. WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE! We are being poisoned by drugs, bling-bling and stupid songs that degrade us as people. We are doing the damage to ourselves and being selfish in the process. GET UP AND DO SOMETHING! DEMAND CHANGE! See the article below and get mad too......,2933,296346,00.html

Friday, September 7, 2007


This is long so get comfortable.

WOW! Yesterday, I had a hellacious experience on METRO. So hellacious that I had to wait a full 24 hours before I could even speak about it. I have a new root on the red line now, since my children are going to a new school. (Yes, My life does revolve around my kids.) Anyway, I get on the train and pull out my new book to dig in a read when the train operator says, "Due to a Police Incident between the Bethesda and Medical Center stations this train will STOP AND UNLOAD AND TURN AROUND IN THE OTHER DIRECTION AT FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS. Shuttle buses have been established. This train will unload at Friendship Heights where you will receive further instructions." So, the entire train car came a buzz. Now we are all scared and hesitant to do anything.

So the train unloads us at Friendship Heights and we all scurry about. ( Now remember, I wear hijab, which is important for later in the post to have everything in proper perspective.) So we exit the station and go outside. If it wasn't for the fact that I had to get home to my family, I would have stayed at Friendship Heights and eaten at the Cheesecake Factory. So I am now outside in the crowd with pushy business men and women, students and others all sweating like a pig in the swamp. We are going from bus to bus all confused and rushing, trying to ask what is the next thing to do. (You know there wasn't a soul from METRO out there to give any directions) I finally board a Metro Bus labeled "SPECIAL", which should have indicated that something wasn't quite right. As we board the bus there were some Latino gentlemen who let the ladies sit, including me. We began to chatter about the events and remarked about the lack of communication on the part of Metro. All of a sudden we hear the bus driver say "THIS IS SOME B#$L SH*T AND I AM NOT F#%kING DRIVING ANYWHERE ELSE!". All of a sudden the bus shut 0ff and an instant heat wave came across the bus. We were sweating on that thing for 10 minutes until another pair of drivers took pity on the dripping, sweaty,tired souls on the bus.

We were finally off to the Grovesner Metro Station. We rode with everyone looking on blackberries, trios and iPhones to get a snippet of information. Apparently some FOOL was breaking into cars during rush hour and got caught and ran into the metro station and was hiding in the tunnels. So they stopped the service of the trains and inconvenienced law abiding citizens. As we all began to discuss better options for resolve someone says (here it comes y'all), "Maybe the guy was a TERRORIST AND HAD A BOMB IN THE TUNNEL. " Then several people began to chime in on the rationalization behind this incredible debacle of an adventure, and the lady's idea. Some folks had the same dumbfounded face I had . So the lady who made the terrorist comment asked me what I thought. Then all of a sudden all eyes were on me, the MUSLIM. I replied, "About what?" Hoping she was not talking to me. Then she says about her comment about the terrorist. (Watch out, for those who don't know I have a low tolerance for idiocy, and share my opinion bluntly) So I reply "I think that is the most stupid and ridiculous thing said today , outside of the decision to inconvenience law abiding citizens by stopping train service because of an idiot thief. And, why do you care what I think, I wasn't talking to you or even acknowledging your retarded statement. You think, because I am a Muslim, I care or want to defend terrorism. Do you think I am an expert? Maybe you think I may know that guy. You know we all look alike. You are the terrorist, you are terrorising me on my way home from a very long and tiring day." What I really wanted to say, I could not because I did not want to give anymore fuel to stereotypes. As she turned BEAT red, she said, "I did not mean anything by it, I know your people get offended and I want you to feel comfortable." Did I have a look like -please bother me? But I had to ask her "My people who? Black People or Muslims? Why would you go out of your way to pull me into a conversation that I was not engaging? Why do you feel obligated to make me feel comfortable if you did not mean anything by your statement. If that is the way you feel so be it. I am not sorry in the least about saying your comment was stupid and I care even less about how you feel about it. I have a favorite quote" It is better for people to think you are stupid than for you to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

Just then, the nice gentlemen behind me, who I was chatting with before I got pulled into this debate of wit verses the idiot says "Lady. just stop talking you sound dumber by the minute." Most of the bus laughed. When we got off the bus at the corner, since the bus driver missed his turn, I chatted with several passengers on the way down the hill about the conversation. Most of them black people who liked the way I handled that lady. I think that we should handle these folks intelligently and calmly. It made me feel better to see her get frustrated because she did not have a cheering section, and she was to the world and I hope people on the bus see you again and pass you by on the street and ask you how you feel about the The Klu Klux Klan and Jim Crow.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jena 6

Over the last 3 weeks I have listened to the Michael Baiden show to get updates about the Jena 6 story, since all that is on the TV is about Michael Vick and the dogs. I kept thinking what about me, what could I do. What are we going to stand up for. Here are 6 young black men,steadily getting their lives ruined and we are talking about Michael Vick? Sorry PETA, but why do we care more about dogs than people. That sounds reminiscent to the days of slavery when the horses and pets got fed before "the negras". DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THE PROBLEM! We Black folks are regressing to the days of slavery with no one to blame but us! We won't even support people that look like us. That is a shame. Well I am supporting the families of the boys and anyone who has an organized effort for support. That could be my son in a few years. Why don't we stand up. Either you stand up for something or you will stand for nothing. So those of you who don't care or say it doesn't have anything to do with me, don't complain when your son or brother gets hung from a tree. WAKE UP!

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