Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
I rarely write personal blogs..but I need to do this today...or rather I feel I must get it out somehow.
Today is the service for my beloved Grammy...who passed away last Thursday suddenly at the age of 96. I say suddenly because until this month, shew was a healthy vibrant, independent woman who even at 96 still lives in her own apartment.
I know it's her time.. and I know she deserves peace and she has been ready to go now for a while...And I try not to be selfish in wanting her near, but it's really really difficult.
I wanna say to her thank you Grammy, for giving me all the love I could ever have needed. For teaching me so many things...most of which is being strong. Thank you for giving me security..and making me feel safe. Thank you for always being there and not judging me. Thanks you for giving me a place of peace when all around me was crumbling down. Thank you for making me feel special and spending so much time with me.
I will always treasure every memory of you precious in my heart always,last night I was crying for you and I had a blanket you made me. One that you even showed me how you made. and I could feel you comforting me like you did when I was little and sick.
You gave me the most wonderful Grammy anyone could ask for or ever want. My Smile is the same as yours. This is proof to me that without you, I would not be the person I am now.
I love you Grammy. May you rest in peace and all the troubles and struggles in this life leave you and finally give you pure happiness. May God reward you for all and forgive you for what things your regret.
Until we meet again...
with all my love.
Your grandaughter, Karen Lee
Posted by Anisah at 5:16 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Salam alaykom all.
Day before last I got an invitation from our new local Masjid...to join them in celebration of Eid. I said.excuse me? I thought there were only 2 Eids?
Then it dawned on me...OMG they are celebrating the Prophet Mohammed's (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) birthday !!??
Ok here is my beef... if I wanted to celebrate a prophet's birthday...and if I thought this was okayyyyyyyyyy then why would I not celebrate Christmas !!?? Aren't we supposed to put all the messengers in the same boat?? I find this almost offensive..I am sorry...it actually hurts me. May Allah forgive me....
All messengers have same message. Its just the followers took in a wrong way or changed it to suit themselves. Ok.Ya I am upset..
I invite you to read this link...
and what do I say to my husband's family when they call to say Eid Mobarak...and to this kind invitation to go to the masjid?
I firmly believe God gave us all the distinction between right and wrong..and what has made most of Muslims is this very gut feeling. So like.. I feel this so strongly and its so clear to me..why is not for others?
I'm just so upset :( must be preggo hormones..
Posted by Anisah at 4:33 AM