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Friday, April 15, 2005

They was gettin' it aaaaaaawwwn

salaams

So a few days ago I was studying for my organization analysis exam in the backyard, it was that nice type a weather with the sun shining, a pleasant breeze blowing through my short but wavy and beautifull hair and birds singing. Yes it was a good day.

But yea I'm studying and I hear this beating sound and when I look to my left I see one turtle (we have two pet turtles) beating the other. And dude was gettin gully son, he was smacking his woman around Dude was ike turner on that turtle. I guess miss turtle didn't bring home enough veggies and thats what you get when you dont prepare dinner for the man of the house baby!

And what happened then was beautifull, they had sex right there, in the middle of a plant, 'Ol man turtle had that covered son. Now that's what I call marriage. Those two turtles understand what's really good. But she best bring home some lettuce next time, believe that slick. The turtle way of life, the roles for husband and wife are beautifull yo.


Man I wanna get married.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Gotta have a j o b

if you wanna be with me

salaam, I promise I'm not gay :look: Anyways I was reminicin'(sp) about my job at the gas station today. That job was so gay but it was one particular day that was stuck in my memory, the two manegers who were husband and wife never liked me I think. They would always critisize me and kept stressing me to pay attention and whatnot. [on second thought maybe they were right] but yea thats irrelevant :rollseyes:

So one day they decided to test me,

dude comes up to me and asks me if I had seen anything weird.

dude: seen anything stange last couple o' minutes
me: nah not really yo
dude: are you sure?
dude: are you sure everyone paid for their gass?
me: now that you mentioned it, there was a man at that pump :points: but I haven't seen him come in yet
dude: yea that was my wife

you should have seen the look on his face, hahahahhah super awesome.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Void of direction

salaam, everyday I log onto the internet and everyday I browse Islamic sites reading random fatawa and articles and such. Since I do not have someone around I can ask questions I figured this was a good way of acquiring 'knowledge.' I have been doing this ever since I started practising last year. And I can say I now know a whooooole lot about nothing really, I know a whole lot about random stuff that to be honest, does not even concern me.

The same way I was learning about random issues I learned myself how to pray, perform wudu etc. and even though it felt good to actually practise I was still missing something. I kept feeling like I was just messing around. No structure. Islam became a matter of rethorics and not a way of life.

Now recently somone mentioned the impermissibility of talfeeq in one of my threads. Talfeeq wich is when you take two rulings of different madhabs that contradict eachother in one or two issues. Ibn Ziyad al-Yamani said it was restricted to one issue alone such as wudu, while Ibn Hajar said it could occur in two issues like wudu and prayer.

This got me thinking, mixing madhabs within one issue is impermissible. I have been praying for quite a while now but how do I pray? I had never really followed a particular madhab. When I learned how to pray I actually learned it from multiple internet sources, and when I started visiting the masjid I imitated the people there and sometimes it added something to my salat or made me leave something out I had done before. So basicly I was unknowingly making my own school of thought, my own madhab according to what I read and saw others do.

Now all day everyday I read sooo many articles, refutations, fatawa concerning issues that do not even matter in my daily life, reading what I can and what I find remotely interesting. The will to learn is good off course but it has gotten unhealthy and it's hurting my school work. And the worst of al thing is that I do not even know the basics of Islam. What good is all this knowledge of secundairy issues in Islam if I don't even know to to pray properly. I finally realised what I was feeling all along, I was reading so much about unimportant issues while I hadn't even mastered the fundamentals. I was feeling like I was doing just 'whatever' all this time.

So what I decided to for now is to asscribe to a madhab in matters of salat, wudu and other things that directly affect me, to insh'Allah give me some structure and not to do just 'mess around'

So I picked the Hanifi madhab and adjusted my way of praying amongst other things now and I actually do feel some structure now, the 'whatever' feeling is slowly fading like I actually know what I'm doing and it feels good. I'm saying bye bye to random fiqh for the moment and going to try to straighten all the basics out.

Anywizzle, what I'm trying to say with this post is that before getting all hungry for deep knowledge start out with the basics and untill you completely mastered those, don't delve into secundairy issues. Gradualism is the way to go. If you dive right into the deep end you'll get lost in a world full of rethorics completely void of direction.

[hmm maybe this post doesn't make sense but it's late, I'll straighten it out tomorrow insh'Allah]

Friday, March 18, 2005

Man I'm lame

salaam, I can't think of anything to write. And when I do have an idea, I porcrastinate and I lose the motivation to write about it. Like I wanted to write about the whole wiping socks issue. That was really bothering me, but yea i did get a 6 page thread about it lol. Then I wanted to write about how my project group as school made me do this research on the reputation of my school, I gotta have 60! students from another school fill out this form. How lame, I ususally laugh at those nerdy students who come in class and ask us to fill out a form on what banana brand is the best or whatever.

But yea, I can't be bothered to write long postst, blogging is a great responsibility and I'm, not fullfilling it :cries:

In other news: despite you lame UK folks hating on my dunks, all other people like em so shut up about my wonderfull sneakers.

Also, 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes' has to be amongst the greatest movies evar, oooh how great this movie is. Actually, there are four and they are all great. Sheer utter BRILLIANCE I tells you! watch these two movie clips and be STUNNED:
movie clip 1 and movie clip 2.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Nike shimizu

dunk high SB, special edition foo'

salaam, yo I got my new shoes today, and they iiiiill sonn. Nike dunk high SB shimizu special edition foo'! Modelled after ol' dude here from the anime Robotec. Now these wack ol' UK cats say dunks are wack and they rather wear those space nikes.
You know, those nikes with acid green lines and 34 air pockets and stuff, lookin like they 'bout to go 'back to the future.'

Naw man I stick to the classics, especially dunks, I used to have these shima shima dunks, I think thats what they were called. They were blue and grey, I still wear em even though they'rre two years old. Ooooooh precious dunks. My preciousss!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Why punishment,

why hell?

Salaam, some guy on this forum (not islamica) who is stronly against organized religion, opnened a new thread asking about the concept of punishment in religion. He sees the concept of eternal punishment as illogical and contradicting the claim that God is merciful. It's a board full of Americans so it was somewhat Christian oriented but when I asked him if he would like an Islamic perspective, he said yes. So Itried to give one. Please feel free to point out any mistakes I made, please do actually. I'm not very knowledgeable but I felt it was my obligation as one of the few Muslims there to asnwer. So yea.

Originally Posted by X: "God supposedly loves me. He sent his only son down to earth to die for me."

Me: "Not in Islam, I saw you visited my profile. If you haven't read what is written there fully, read it. Its very interesting (I have the 'Oh worshippers of the Messiah' poem in my profile)."


Originally Posted by X: "His creation of me is a supreme act of love. With him, all things are possible. I will fear no evil, because he walks with me. Even in the shadows of death. If, however, I do not submit to him, I will be tossed into a sea of fire and I will burn FOREVER. Not just for 20 min. or during a lunch break, but FOREVER. Where the devil will pull a Hitler on my ass."

Me: "I do not see anything wrong with this, He is the one who created you, He is above you. I do not see what is strange about Him laying down the law for us. Telling us what is right and what is wrong.

After all, live on earth is but a moment compared to 'forever.' We should walk this world as a traveler. Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said when asked about luxury. "What do I have to do with this world? My relationship with this world is like that of a traveler on a hot summer's day, who seeks shade under a tree for an hour, then moves on." (Reported by Ahmad and al-Haakim. Saheeh al-Jaami', 5545).

If you look at it like that, compare 70-80 years to forever? It's nothing right. It is but a moment. So why not make it a moment of obedience, after all, if you do you will be rewared with Jannah(paradise) with pleasure and rewards unmatched to wordly life, and you will abide therein forever.

However those who will not abide by the laws of their Creator will off course be punished, Allah Ta'ala created them, is above them. But they act arrogant and place themselves as an authority above The Almighty. What kind of idiotic behavior is this. Why show such arrogance to your Creator, Who gave you life, Who is above all of His creations. Nothing is above him.

This is the same arrogant behavior Iblees/shaytaan/the devil showed when Allah Ta'ala asked him and His other creations to prostate before Adam(peace be upon him). Iblees blatantly said no and disobeyed. He thought he was better than Adam (alayhi salaam) who was created out of dust/dirt because he was created from fire. But this doesn't matter since the All Wise asked him to prostate but he didn't. For this reason he shall burn in hell forever. Don't get caught up in this strange Christian logic that Satan will rule in Hell, off course not, he disobeyed Allah Ta'ala and shall burn and be punished.

But he asked Allah Ta'ala if he could try and make mankind stray cause he was angry at us. He thought he was better than us so when Allah Ta'ala asked him and others to prostate before Adam (alayhi salaam) he refused. Allah Ta'ala allowed him to try and said that everyone who follows him, will be punished alongside him. This was all part of His plan, to test mankind. He gave us free will, now see what we will do with it.

When we disobey our Creator we obey Iblees. Now it is true that every child of Adam(peace be upon him) sins, but He is also All Forgiving, we just have to ask for it and be sincere. We have to earn it, realize we made a mistake and ask our Creator to forgive u., Like Adam (alayhi salaam) and Eve did when they ate from the apple, we don't believe in this silly concept of the original sin, we believe that they asked for forgiveness and were forgiven before they got sent down to earth. Anyway, why not submit to your Creator, He alone can give you reward. And He alone will punish.

Originally Posted by X: "Ok... Now... Answer this for me.

If God loves me so much, then why would he ever subject me to so much punishment?

Basically... This says to me..."Ant, I love you so much. You are my beautiful creation. My child. But if you don't love me back, I'm going to torture you forever. I'm going to send you to my enemy so that he can poke, prod and burn the flesh from your body over and over and over again. And even if you beg for forgiveness during your torture, then it's too late bitch. So you better love me and follow this book, or ELSE. If you do, then I'll allow you to come up to my great paradise in the sky where everything is white... The streets are gold... Everybody ridin' on spinners and you can worship me forever. Serve me with no end."

What would be your response to this? Doesn't sound like love to me. Sounds psychotic. Especially considering I never asked to exist."

Me: "God doesn't love those who disbelieve and disobey Him. Only the ones who do not believe in Islam will burn forever. Islam is the only religion with Allah Ta'ala. It is the religion of Abraham, Noah, David, Moses, Jesus and the 1000s other prophets(peace be upon them all). All other religions are either man made, or corrupted by man by inspiration of Iblees. Like Paul who introduced the trnititarian belief, wich was NEVER conveyed by Jesus(aleyhi salaam) himself. Also neither of them said they were final prophets, there were 1000's and people have always accepted new prophets sent by God, so why suddenly stop when they themselves never said they were the last. Only Muhammad (sallallahu aleyhi wa salam) said he was the last. Through him Allah Ta'ala perfected the religion.

Now there are excuses made I believe to those who have never heard of Islam, or the true believers between two messengers. But this is the jist of it.

Now as for the ones that believe but sin, say they have not asked for forgiveness, or maybe their repentance was not accepted they will be punished according to the extent of their crime and afterwards will be allowed into paradise."

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

O worshippers of the Messiah,

salaam, someone posted this awesome piece of literature on islamicaweb.com a while ago. I thought I'd post it here too. Written by Ibn al-Qayyim.

O worshippers of the Messiah, we have a question, to which we want an answer from the one who understands it.

If a god dies because of the actions of people who kill him, what is this god?

Is he pleased with what they did to him? Then they must be lucky for they have earned his pleasure.

If he is displeased with what they did to him, their power has nevertheless overwhelmed his.

Did the universe remain without a god who hears all and answers those who call upon him?

Were the seven heavens left with no god above them when he was buried in the ground?

Was this universe left with no god to look after it when his hands were nailed (to the cross)?

How could this god be forsaken by all his creation when they heard him weep?

How could this wood bear the true god who was tied to it?

How could iron come close to him and penetrate him and wound him?

How could the hands of his enemies reach him when they struck the back of his head?

Was the Messiah brought back to life or is the one who revived him another god?

What a strange grave it is that could contain a god. What is even stranger is that a womb could contain him,

Where he remained for nine months, nourished from blood,

Then he emerged from the vagina as a tiny baby, opening his mouth and seeking the breast,

Eating and drinking, with the inevitable consequences thereof. Is that a god?

Exalted be Allaah above the fabrications of the Christians. He will question them all about the lies they told.

O worshippers of the cross, for what reason is that thing (the cross) venerated?

Rationally speaking, it should be broken and burned.

If god was crucified upon it by force and his hands nailed to it,

Then the thing used for that purpose should be cursed and trampled upon, not kissed when you see it.

How can the Lord of the Worlds be humiliated on it, then you go and worship it?

Then you are the enemies of that god, if you venerate it because the lord of mankind has touched it.

That cross is lost but every time we see something similar it reminds us of that cross.

Then why you do you not venerate the graves, for a grave once contained your lord?

O worshipper of the Messiah, wake up! He has a beginning and he has an end.

Ibn al-Qayyim - Ighaathat al-Lahfaan, 1/291

Friday, March 04, 2005

A duah come true

Al-Fatiha

1 In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
2 Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
3 Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
4 Master of the Day of Judgment.
5 Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
6 Show us the straight way,
7 The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

salaam, so my driving exam was scheduled for 8 am this morning with 1 last lesson before it at 7 am. And like I told ya'll in an earlier
post: "..I drive like a chick."
So yesterday, nervous as can be, after Ishaa I made a lenghty duah asking Allah subhanahu wa Ta'ala to help me in the exam or to make them cancel it like they did my driving lessons wensday due to extreme weather.

So afterwards I go to bed early because I was still getting picked up at 7 am. I actually was laying in bed at 10:15 pm, this has to be some kinds of record for me. Anywizzle, I get up at 6 am, a bit tired but I had a good sleep, I make wudhoo and pray fajr again asking Allah subhanahu wa Ta'ala the same thing. I go downstairs force some bread down my throat and wait. 6:55 am, 7:00 am, 7:10 am, 7:30 am. I call Mustafa (my driving instructor) twice and no answer, I get voicemail. Then he calls and my duah has been answered.

whooohoooooo, it was the coldest night in march of the last 100 years, and due to the cold the road was too slippery so they cancelled all the exams scheduled at that time.. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar!

Now I'm re-scheduled for the 5th of April, whoohoo a month more to practise, I'm so happy!

Misguidance

al-hadithu mudillatun illa li al-fuqaha'
Ibn `Uyayna said: "Hadith is liable to misguide all except the jurists"

I thought this was pretty deep and worthy to think about, we shouldn't go to our translation of Bukhari and Muslim and derive our own fatawa. Leave this to the Ulema.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm done

with this crap

salaam, college right now is so incredibly wack, like I said in a earlier
post. They made it sound really cool and whatnot but It ain't. The study is supposed to be on the creative side dealing with web design and such but I get like trice as much management courses than creative courses. And when it gets creative we get a 1 week photoshop course in wich we learn to resize a canvas and make it red. Yes this is what my parents payed big money for, they must be pissed yo.

Secondly, like everyday a class is cancelled. My original schedule already has a small 20 hours a week, wich then becomes like 15. Then the classes that don't get cancelled are just a 15 minute talk and then we are let go for two hours, off to do our own thing in one of the computer labs. Half the time the teachers don't have a single clue what assignments are supposed to be done so they just act like some confused homosexual for 15 minutes. Adding to that is the uttermost boringness of this study and whole school for that matter. I thought I'd never say this but I wish I was back in high school. I was a complete loser there but at least I knew what I was doing, structured education. This however is just a year of, to quote my teacher: "studying a whole lot about nothing." They should be sued for this crap, if you ask me right now what my study was about, wallahi I cannot give you a straight answer. And my prospects for making it this year are bleek, since last semester I failed like everything except two classes.

Anywizzle, I'm such an idiot for choosing this new 'hip' study. I should have been smart and chose something conventional, something I can benefit from in the long run when I'll have a family to support. Continuing this crap will probably send me into a future consistent of new york pizza, microwave oven meals and lan parties, playing Myst all night long collecting magic cards, while my 5 year old is out selling usb sticks to get a quick fix.

So insha'Allah when I pass this year I'll change schools and start studying chemistry. Yes I know it's a nerdy thing to do but I really do like chemistry.


I'm sick of this.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Sweep!

sucka.. sweeeeeep!

Image Hosted by ImageShack.ussalaam, so everybody knows us immigrants are great cleaners, yea we are, don't lie.. don't hate.


We sweep like the best of 'em. Therefor I have a suggestion to make, just like we invaded every white community on the planet (and lowered the net worth). Let's invade the curling scene as such. Finally something we could actually win on the international scheme a' thangs. We would sweep they scandivian buttocks right of the ice, yeaaa boyee! Just let some cracka throw the stone, we immigrants will sweep that baby right on the spot.

Come on scandinavian crackas, show me what you got! We got dat uumph!

Edit Today I was on the bus and in front of me sat this preppy white dude and he smelled like bacon and eggs, that was an extremely unpleasant moment.

Okay bye

Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Shahada

It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah son of 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: (The superstructure of) al-Islam is raised on five (pillars), testifying (the fact) that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is His bondsman and messenger, and the establishment of prayer, payment of Zakat, Pilgrimage to the House (Ka'ba) and the fast of Ramadan. - Sahih Muslim, Book #001, Hadith #0020

salaam, lately some people and some literature has been scaring me. Making Islam look soooo hard and portraying it like this deen is similar to walking a string.

Off course I believe that there are certain things that make a believer a kaafir and we have to be extremely carefull with our deen. But I'm just extremely scared right now, always doubting wether or not I am still within the folds of Islam. Adding to this fear is the claim of some salafis that their sect is the 'saved' sect mentioned in the hadith;

“My community will experience everything that the Children of Israel had experienced, following in their footsteps exactly, so much so that if one of their number had approached his mother publicly for sex, one of my community will do the same. The Children of Israel divided into 72 sects. My community will divide into 73 sects, and all of them will be in the Hellfire save one.”

This fear of mine has reached it's stage that sometimes when I remember this fear, I'll say the Shahada just incase if I die soon after that moment, Inshallah I'll die as a believer.

"Ash-hadu an laa ilaha illaa-llaahu, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduho wa rasooluhu"

Thursday, February 24, 2005

1 entry found for overrated.

o·ver·rate Pronunciation Key (vr-rt)
tr.v. o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing, o·ver·rates

To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly
source: dictionary.com

Salaam, so yesterday (wensday) a friend called around nine-ish if I wanted to catch the sneak preview. Sneak preview is when you go to the cinema and you buy a ticket to see a movie but they don't tell u what it'gonna be, only thing you know is that it's a new movie.

I said 'sure' since I had nothing to do anyway. But when we get there, the chick behind the glass tells us there is only a sneak preview on Tuesdays. I'm like 'cool' since there are plenty movies I wanted to check out, so I thought we'd just check out a regular show. But dude said he saw like all the good movies that were out. So we scanned the cinema agenda a couple times and he found a movie called 2046, and it was playing in this arthouse theater
.

I had never heard of it so I was skeptic all along, he told me it was about this dude who was writing a book in the future, and it was supposed to be science fiction and it was one of the biggest flicks in Japan right now and that it was really awesome and whatnot (imdb gives it a rating of 7.5/10 ). And being a fan of twisted Japanese/Asian movies(i.e - ichi the killer, battle royale, old boy) I got a little hyped.

When we get to the theater the chick behind the register is totaly nice and stuff, I was impressed, was diggin' the vibe. But when we enter the atual 'cinema' it looks likes Michael Jackson's dungeon of 'pleasure'. We are the only ones in there with 3 others and it had this weird 'pedophile vibe' . Besides that the guy behind us looked like he was bout to break out the vaseline.

So the movie starts, and I'm waiting for the science fiction and the action and hype, but it never comes, all I see is a 2 and a half hour depressing love story (how gay) about this dude who falls in love with some chick. She leaves and then he gets all down and gets with like 16,5 other chicks who all look alike to drown his sorrow. And not in the fast Hollywood way, no I mean in the dramatic 'kill-yourself-NOW' way. The whole movie was just 2,5 hours of dialogue, basic plain boring dialogue, NO science fiction, NO climax, NO suspension, NOTHING. I think this was the first time I watched the minutes tick by as the movie went on, it was the most horrible movie evar. I wasted a good2,5 hours of my life and missed office space wich has to be like one of the greatest movies evar and was on last night!

But to move on, The actual plot of the movie is this : He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention.....to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back- except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change. - imdb.com

Besides the fact that the plot doesn't make sense anyway there is more; in the train they are talking about, live andriods (I guess that's the science fiction part). that's all about that but I must be the only one who thought that was dumb and gay. First have a boring classical 50's style love story, then go to a train with sex andriods. riiiight?

See, the thing is with indy arthouse movies is that people think they're cool because they are 'different' because they watch special movies. But my theory is that most arthouse movies only get shown in little crappy theaters and are arthouse movies because they are CRAP! Not because they are special. Get over it and join the masses.

So yea teh movie was wackness and I give it about a 4 out of 6 million. And it was totally haraam too.

P.S The chick at the theater said the director wanted to portray the actors as 'music.' Now this is all fine and dandy but, I think the director was mistaking the term music for 'boring homosexual idiot'

ghei!

Monday, February 21, 2005

Oh u'r so 1337

w00t w00t

salaam, the movie hackers was on last night and I don't understand why it got such a good rep, this movie was teh wackness. I mean what is awesome about japanese faggots in drag. That's right, nothing. exept if they get run over by cars. The only thing remotely amusing about this movie was 'the evil computer genius' - imdb. exept he was gay too.

okay?

Friday, February 18, 2005

'They lied ta meh'

once again

Salaam, yesterday I finally got my theory certificate (you need this for a drivers liscense here). Alhamdullilah! I failed the exam two times though and this was my third time, blah I did a two day 96 euro course too. They said they had a 95% suces rate, but to quote myself in an earlier post: 'THEY LIIIED TA MEH.'

Oh well at least I finally got it. Now I just gotta pass the practical. Wich is tottaly not gonna happen since I drive like a chick *snicker*

I look like a crackhead on the picture though, and my eyebrows look like black leather sleeves. It doesn't do my handsomeness any justice. I DEMAND JUSTICE :pouts: well my hair looks absolutely stunning, yes it does, my mom said so.

Anywizzle, Today was Jumu'ah, I was hoping they would do the dutch-arabic thing again like last friday, they would keep switching between arabic dutch after each segment of the khutbah so everybody could understand. But nah they didn't, 'BLAST!' - stewie. Khutbas are so boring when you don't understand a word they are saying. And I never know what everybody is humming at the end, somebody tell me what that's about? I feel so alienated at those moments, just sitting there not knowing what is going on. And why is it that people always feel the need to stand tooooo close to me. Closing the gaps is important but there is almost never really enough room for me to move because I'm locked in between two other brothers. This is annoying and always messes up my concentration.

But yea something else. Me and the homie Afzal were talking about studying overseas and he wants to study arabic in Damascus Syria. Maybe I should do that to, yea dude we could go together inshAllah that would be cool, don't say no and hurt my ego :pouts:

Propably won't happen though, my folks wouldn't let me go anyway lol.

But chea, Imma end this up cause theres nothing to type anymore, all the above is just incoherant rambling anyway, laterz

Nuh fades into the night