Friday, May 22, 2009

What Do You See When You Look At Me?

What do you see when you look at me,

Do you see someone limited, or someone free,

All some people can do is just look and stare,

Simply because they cant see my hair,

Others think I am controlled and uneducated,

They are so thankful that they are not me,

Because they would like to remain ‘free’,

Well free isn’t exactly the word I would’ve used,

Describing women who are cheated on and abused,

They think that I do not have opinions or voice,

They think that being hooded isn’t my choice,

They think that the hood makes me look caged,

That my husband or dad is totally outraged,

All they can do is look at me in fear,

And in my eye there is a tear,

Not because I have been stared at or made fun of,

But because people are ignoring the One up above,

On the Day of Judgment they will be the fools,

Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules,

Maybe the guys won’t think I am a cutie,

But at least I am filled with more inner beauty,

See I have declined from being a guy’s toy,

Because I won’t let my self be controlled by a boy,

Real men are able to appreciate my mind,

And aren’t busy looking at my behind,

Hooded girls are the ones really helping the Muslim cause,

The role that we play definitely deserves applause,

I will be recognized because I am smart and bright,

And because some people are inspired by my sight,

The smart ones are attracted by my tranquility,

In the back of their mind they wish they were me,

We have the strength to do what we think is right,

Even if it means putting up a life long fight,

You see we are not controlled by a mini skirt and tight shirt,

We are given only respect, and never treated like dirt,

So you see, we are the ones that are free and liberated,

We are not the ones that are sexually terrorized and violated,

We are the ones that are free and pure,

We’re free of STD ’s that have no cure,

So when people ask you how you feel about the hood,

Just sum it up by saying ‘baby its all good’.

-Author Unknown

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Story of the Week!!! The Triple Filter Test

In ancient Greece , Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said,
"Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.The first filter is TRUTH. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really."

Socrates Replied;"Well," "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

Advice from our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) to mankind…..Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him said;

"Do you know what is backbiting?'They (the Companions) said: 'Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) know best.Thereupon he (the Prophet (peace be upon him)) said:

"Backbiting implies your talking about your brother (behind his back) in a manner which he does not like.'It was said to him: 'What is your opinion about this that if I actually find (that failing) in my brother which I made a mention of?'He (peace be upon him) said: 'If (that failing) is actually found (in him) what you assert, you in fact backbited (gheebah) him, and if that is not in him it is a slander!" (Nameemah)Sahih Muslim Hadith Hadith 6265 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Insha'Allah, this serves as a reminder for all of us to be mindful of the words that we speak. We should always use caution before we say or repeat anything. If you have nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut! We do not want to be amongst the backbiters on the Day of Judgment. May Allah save us from the bad in this life and from the bad in the hereafter. May he bless us all with success in this life and in the next.

Najwa & Nadira

Monday, May 18, 2009

How Cute Is This???

We were browsing through our twitter followers (are they called tweeps, twitterers or something??) and we came across a company called Just Muslim. This company has mostly t-shirts for men but then we noticed a women's section...... and then saw some cute stuff... like this hoodie that has "Muslimah" on the back. And the "Muslimah" t-shirt...

***We wouldn't recommend this t-shirt look for anyplace besides women's events or around the house but it is a cute idea.***

Pricing on these items:
T-shirt: $16.62 US and 10.00 GB Pound
Hoodie: $24.93 US and 15.00 GB Pound

Happy Shopping!
Najwa & Nadira

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We Finally Got A New Logo!!!

It's official guys and gals! Muslimah2Muslimah is on the map!!! Our new logo is official! We are super excited!!! For all of our new subscribers or those of you who have forgotten, here is our old logo:

And here is the new and improved logo done by Izzy of the coolest Muslim social networking site

By the way, if you have yet to join be sure to join us there!!! There is a lot to talk about and it is a very interactive site with many different topics and forum discussions relating to any and every issue that we have in the Islamic community. So, anyhow... we are signing off now but be sure to let us know what you think of the new logo as well as the website, insha'Allah!
Much Love,
Najwa & Nadira