Fun


 With the crazy temperatures we’ve had all week ranging from 100-120 degrees (F).  I just needed something pleasant and refreshing to daydream about. So I found this great article on why Iced Tea or “Sweet Tea” is so famous and popular in the south. So for all of us Dixies me included even if its only a quarter of a percentage…I thought this would be a fun read and we get to learn the background behind this great beverage. Ce la Vie…

“It’s rough. It’s been rough on that food. (more…)

Advertisements

As a reminder for all of us, both parents, soon-to-be parents, and the ummah. 😉

Having the most expensive or lavish wedding has become a fiasco lately. Many Muslims have taken this blessed day to be a day to impress people instead of pleasing Allah (swt). What this brother lighheartedly jokes about is the reality for many people in today’s society. I just like the way he said it because its a true fact that many have adopted. It’s become an obsession for many families and pressure for the brothers/sisters who try to meet these demands. 

 I thought this video was funny!!!! The brother made some good points using humor regarding online matrimonials. Enjoy….

I would like to urge all my Muslim readers to please take this survery.It is a very important survey. The explanation for this survery will be explained shortly.

There hasn’t been enough survey submissions these past few weeks so we are urging you to please take 5 minutes of your time to complete the online survey. We know everyone is busy  but I want to stress it will only take 5 minutes, and the poll closes in just 4 days! 

 About 4-6 weeks ago a research group in the US, the Pew Research
Institute released a study that made certain claims about Muslims in
America that were viewed with great negativity in many media circles.
Particularly they tried to extrapolate one of their figures to “prove”
that over one million terrorists live in the US and that they are
under the age of 25. The poll that I have arranged of course doesn’t
have the financial or institutional back-up to discredit the Pew
report nor is that the main intention; yet our poll does show the
public that we take these issues seriously enough to do some internal
investigation and find ways to address the problem. Furthermore, from
the responses received thus far there is a great deal of valuable
information that can be used to benefit our community.

There have also been those who viewed the questions with a lot of
skepticism and wondered why the focus on terrorism. As Muslims, we
cannot live with our heads in the sand and ignore the issues around
us. People around us in the West are very scared due to what they read
and hear. This does concern us greatly since Allah has sent us to
spread peace and with that security. The Prphet (saas) has commanded
us with “bashiru wala tunafiru” – bring people closer and don’t drive
them away. I already know that the overwhelming majority of Muslims
are those who are tolerant, peaceful and concerned about making this
world better and safer. Yet, your neighbors don’t know that and the
public in general doesn’t know that. So make your voice heard on these
issues and remember that this is primarily an internal study meant to
help give us direction. It has no intention of hurting anyone and is
totally anonymous.

The survey again can be accessed from www.jmerit.com or directly right
now through:

http://www.AdvancedSurvey.com/default.asp?SurveyID=53636

For those who have already taken it – may Allah reward you for your
time and concern – please don’t take it again of course, but try your
best to encourage your friends at the mosque and of course your
parents, siblings and/or children to also take it. You can help so
much this way. The deadline is Monday insha’Allah and afterwards it
will take a few days to process the results and then post them with
analysis and recommendations insha’Allah. Please once again forgive me
for taking your time but I wouldn’t if this wasn’t so important. Barak
Allahu feekum wa jazakum Allahu khayr.

As Americans our accent is a dead give-away when traveling abroad, but for those who don’t know, we also have different accents regionally. There is of course North Eastern accent for example: cawfee (for coffee), Southern Y’all (for you all) , Mid-Western, Western, and ur Valley girl.

 Umm Yusuf sent this link to me and just took it LOL…. It’s pretty accurate with me considering I was born and raised in NY and then lived in Florida for 4 yrs of highschool and now in the Carolinas hehehe….

Check out my breakdown: Hey I still have 25% of my Yankiness hehehehhe 😉 and that Dixiness from my Floridian days hehehhe…. love the Sunshine state. and overall totally American accent LOL. This was fun!!!!! 

 Hey and look its the statue of liberty in my hometown of NYC 😉 Take the linguistic test and see what your American English you speak!!

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English

25% Yankee

20% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

   I just read this comment which I found to be so sweet and heartwarming, and of course, had to share it with you. I read it on a comment from Unique Muslimah’s blog. The comment was sent by Desert Flower. This cheered me up and made my evening. Enjoy 😉

                                         

This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

 5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10 When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11 Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

So………

If you are a loving friend, send this to everyone,

including the one that sent it to you.

If you get it back, then they really do love you.

Good friends are like stars……..

You don’t always see them,

But you know they are always there.

“Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though

Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway”

I would rather have one rose and a kind word

from a friend while I’m here

than a whole truck load when I’m gone.

Forward to all your friends.

And don’t tell me you’re too busy for this..

Don’t you know the phrase

“stop and smell the flowers”?

See how many “bouquets” you end up with!

Happiness keeps You Sweet,

Trials keep You Strong,

Sorrows keep You Human,

Failures keeps You Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only

God keeps You Going

Next Page »