Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Website & YouTube Page!

Go check out and make sure you subscribe to Muslimah2MuslimahTV on Youtube! We are having a giveaway once we reach our first 1,000 subscribers on our new channel so spread the word. The sooner we reach our goal the closer you are to winning!

Thanks so much for your patience with us while we we're gone! More info on the giveaway here.

We've Missed You!
Asalaamu Alaikum
Nadira & Najwa

Friday, June 10, 2011

Real Muslim Housewives of Philly Tales

Most of you have probably heard of all of the Real Housewives of blank shows. In case you haven't hey are reality shows that show the lives of mostly wealthy women, some married some not, in various cities such as Atlanta, New York and Beverly Hills to name a few.

Well, know there is something for us Muslimahs.
Real Housewives of Philly Tales. The stories are posted on facebook and are fastly growing in popularity. It follows the lives of sisters living in Philly and the different things they go through. If you have read them we would love to hear your comments, if you haven't read them yet please add the sister on facebook and check them out. Before reading her disclaimer states :

This story is work of fiction. If the persons in the story have any resemblance to anyone that is purely coincidental

The stories are so popular a spin of version has been started for Atlanta, Real Muslim Housewives of Atlanta. Please check out that sisters stories as well and as usual be sure to comment and let us know what you think.

Happy Reading!!!

Asalaamu alaikum

Nadira & Najwa

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Mind of Man... Why You Should Wear Hijab...

We recieved an email from a reader who had the following to say about women who do not observe hijab:

If you are not covering:

a- I cannot differanciate between you and that non muslimah.

b- When I court you and find out later that you are a muslimah, I will not continue
with you because you're hipocrate.

c- You are causing passers by to trip and fall down as a result of looking at you. Just imagine how many accidents are happening because of you! Allah must you! judge you.

d- That man is going to divorce his wife just because he has seen your beauty. Allah must judge you.

e- That man is late to go to work just because he was watching your beauty. Allah must judge you.

f- That sick man is masturbating in front of you,just because he has seen your beauty. Allah must judge you.

g- That man has lost his abolution a result of your exposure in public. Allah must judge

So, ladies, what do you think about this? Do you think this is true or false? Do you think that these are valid points the brother has pointed out or not? Let us know by leaving your comments below...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Muslimah in the Mirror...

Many Muslimahs are soooo judgmental about one another. Usually, I have found that it is on such a superficial nature. It is usually based on opinions of hijab (or lack thereof), whether a sister plucks her eyebrows, wears makeup, wears nail polish, etc. Why do we not look at any other side of the coin? Many of us who are placing judgment on others are the same ones who don't know how to greet a house guest or how to associate with neighbors. These are the same people who only know one surah or don't know how to make wudu correctly. It has become an epidemic! We have to remember that we need to look within our own hearts before we even think about putting another woman in her place...
So, what do you think about this? Do you find that we judge each other on outerward appearance only? What is the obsession with the superficial?
As Salaamu Alaikum

Sunday, December 12, 2010

'Tis the Season to Be Grinchy!!!

Okay, so every year around this time I get Christmas overload! It's like I will turn on the television to see a little CNN or reality t.v. (I know, I know... no judging!) and every commercial break is filled with Jingle Bells, snowmen and "miracles". Anyhoo, I start to feel just like the Grinch when people say in passing Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. I get to the point to where I just wish I could hibernate until December 26th. Which is one of my FAVORITE days of the entire year. Partly due the fact that it is the end of Christmas but really because it is the best day to go shopping!

I am really annoyed this year because as I type, there is some silly holiday boat parade going on behind my house. I mean these people go all out and decorate their yachts and blast Christmas carols this entire weekend. Sure, I wish I owned one of these yachts but I promise you that the real reason why it is annoying is the fact that the music keeps waking up my sleeping daughter who, by the way, will never have go through me lying to her about some old man who is going to come down the chimney bearing gifts. Really, I will never understand the reason behind all the hoopla. I love ISLAM!! No lies, no forced gift-giving and pressure... just the truth.

So, what do you like or dislike about the holiday season? Do you feel like a Grinch around this time of year???

Asalaamu alaikum

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's the Year 1432!!! Happy New Year!!!

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, "The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified".

These four months, according to the authentic traditions are the months of Zulqadah, Zulhijjah, Muharram and Rajab. All the commentators of the Holy Quran are unanimous on this point, because the Holy Prophet in his sermon on the occasion of his last Hajj, has declared:

"One year consists of twelve months, of which four are sanctified months, three of them are in sequence; Zulqadah, Zulhijjah, Muharram, and the fourth is Rajab."

The specific mention of these four months does not mean that any other month has no sanctity, because the month of Ramadan is admittedly the most sanctified month in the year. But these four months were specifically termed as sanctified months for the simple reason that their sanctity was accepted even by the pagans of Makkah.

In fact, every month, out of the twelve, is originally equal to the other, and there is no inherent sanctity, which may be attributed to one of them in comparison to other months. When Allah Almighty chooses a particular time for His special blessings, then it acquires sanctity out of His grace.

Thus, the sanctity of these four months was recognized right from the days of Sayyidina Ibrahim. Since the Pagans of Makkah attributed themselves to Sayyidina Ibrahim they observed the sanctity of these four months and despite their frequent tribal battles, they held it unlawful to fight in these months.

In the Shariah of our Holy Prophet the sanctity of these months was upheld and the Holy Quran referred to them as the "sanctified months".

The month of Muharram has certain other characteristics peculiar to it, which are specified below.

Fasting during the month

The Holy Prophet has said:

"The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram."

Although the fasts of the month of Muharram are not obligatory, yet, the one who fasts in these days out of his own will and choice is entitled to a great reward by Allah Almighty. The Hadith cited above signifies that the fasts of the month of Muharram are most reward-able ones among the Nafl fasts i.e. the fasts one observes out of his own choice without being obligatory on him.

The Hadith does not mean that the award promised for fasts of Muharram can be achieved only by fasting for the whole month. On the contrary, each fast during this month has merit. Therefore, one should avail of this opportunity as much as he can.

Read the rest of this article
-Taken from islamicity

So, what are you doing differently this year? We challenge you to choose one thing that you want to change about yourself to increase your iman. Read more Qur'an, give more to charity, be more aware of your prayers or your ibaadah... Happy New Year! ;-)

Asalaamu alaikum
Najwa & Nadira