Monday, June 29, 2009


30th June'09.

  1. when i have to edit my post innumerable times...yes i have todo it i dont know why..i give spaces between paragraphs but it doesnt appear on the blog and its way toooooo irritating...aaargh!!!

  2. Attitude. I hate attitude..specially people who think that owing a little more money or name makes them much better than the humanity and consequently they treat the others like shit! for instance , in India people usually in cars speak so rudely with the rickshaw waalas that i just want to go and give them a good beating!.. I remember once we were going to the airport, our taxi driver slightly hit a car in front of it..ohh that cheapstake stopped his car and steped outside and can you believe it he slapped our driver!!!! Oh man I just really wanted to do i dunno what to that man!! i was in a rage...And he just drove away as if he had done the noblest thing in the world!!..

  3. when i'm falsely accused..ugh!! it drives me mad!!

  4. When a thing that i almost never do and the moment i think of doing it my mom catches me and goes on "ya i know you are so irresponsible" so oblivious to my desperate cries that i had done it just this time,.For instance, that day after lunch meal, i wanted to eat something i took the jar of Nutella and licked off some chocolate and yes! what should have mom happens to come that moment..and has that knowing look on her face..and now she would not believe me that it was the first time.

  5. When people just get angry and they dont tell you what's the reason or they keep everything to themselves..And keep on nodding knowingly,smirking and acting as if you have committed something really bad but they wont damn tell you!!aargh!!

  6. US or ISrael butting in every country's matters be it Tehran or Pakistan or any other country..why can't they mind their own business??

  7. bullying in any form

  8. Teasing the weak people or insane in my hometown in India there are a few people who roam on the streets and are psychologically not normal..its a common sight to see shopkeepers or vendors teasing them...(ok maybe its just in a light manner and they dont hurt them but i think its not appropriate or maybe i;m thinking too much)

  9. Capris worn by muslim girls..i just dislike that fashion.

  10. Girls wearing revealing clothes.

  11. Deceit and lying. (It doesnt mean i never lied...but nevertheless i hate lying)

  12. Wasting food.

~Cool Muslimah~

entrapped!! aaah why???

So only 2 days are left for going to umrah inshAllah...I have one thing that's irking me and i'm not working upon it..As usual i had thought of raising my iman level before going to umrah like read the translation of Quran or reading books on the companions of Prophet Mohammad sallallaho alayhi wassallam or anything pertaining to increasing the taqwa but alas! as always I merely think and the action is missing! This time I am in the lowest spirit of eeman..Allah help me out.
Well, just now went to order an abaya each for my sis,mom and me.Then the girls whom i had gone with + my young sis and my elder cousin's wife- all went to yum Yum tree..I went for the 1st time...Man! what sad plight..I know i am no one to say this ..nor am i much better than anyone else but as a generalised comment which includes me..Its quite bad how we all have been trapped in the snares of this world..long menus of food+ malls where we spend hours of shopping wasting money on things we possibly dont want..its very sad! The girls and boys there were totally arabs and a small %age of pakis and indians wud have been there just that mingled in them i couldnt make out...Boys were mostly in I hate it i hate that item whoever invented it...Well boys can wear it in the name of fashion but when it comes to sunnah of wearing a pant or any clothing piece above your ankle they feel embarassed! How ironical! (or maybe they don't know about that sunnah but then that's another story--- what are their parents doing??) This whole culture of shunning all religious books and sticking just to QUran and Bukhari or any hadith book is somewhat affecting people...(that's again another story).. Ok back to Yum Yum tree..the girls were in gaudy abayas (which answered to my wondering this morning that who in the world wears these abayas? But on a positive note atleast they wear abaya!!) Flashy mobiles, fashion,makeup .sad very sad! where are our umar and fatimas?? Why are we as youths not attaining taqwa..Where is our iman? our fear of Allah? our zest for da'wah? Why can't we lower our gaze?? why do we give a damn about the western culture and what others will think of us?? Why dont we make Allah our priority? Alas!! ya Allah you are the most merciful, you love a human 70 times that of a mother then do fill our hearts with iman and grant us the highest level of taqwa..ameen ameen.
Ok nothing more is coming to my mind...will post soon..that is b4 going for umrah inshALlah...then after that obviously! I still dunno where I would be going first- Mekkah or MAdinah. I have a list on a piece of paper of all those people who ask for dua..coz i tend to forget and also, i like to do dua by specially naming that person..
Whoever reads this please do dua for me and the ummat.....

JAzakAllah khair
~Cool Muslimah~

Friday, June 26, 2009

rattling on...the chatterbox

26 june'09
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakutuhu..

May anyone reading this read it in the best of their health and eeman..

Yesterday we had a one dish dinner at our place..we were given the responsibilty to cook rice..So at night came 5 families..Man there were such cute children..awwwwwwww...MAshAllah!! wish i could take their pix and post here..but its a sin so ....
During the men's chance food left was very little (nah! the women hadn't eaten all fact it was in a small quantity)..khair..By Allah's barakah all were able to eat well...
One aunty came who has a beautiful daughter with VERY beautiful hair..all long,black,shiny and thick...But horrors of horrors she had cut them really really short!!..ugh!! i hate it when girls cut their hair short..all praised n my sis sat silent coz "if you can't speak good then keep silent" and i hate lying "OMG u look so pretty"...ok she looked nice coz she is really adorable and will look bt4l even if i guess she goes bald (ok that was an exaggeration)...But i think girls cutting their hair is a sort of ungratefulness to Allah's blessing..anyway this is my personal belief!

Here its a trend to talk to your small ones in English..and it drives me mad!! Why? Coz a child should know his/her native tongue properly..and even if they r in west its understandable..but here..come on your kids won't be cool if they speak fact what they get quite slow in getting what you say...they can't even cry in their own language..they don't have command over one languag..coz their parents are indian or pakis and english ain't their mother tongue so u expect the kind of english they would speak..And now is the need to teach your kids their mother tongue coz english eventually everyone learns..Neo colonisation at its extent!!

right now while i'm posting i can very clearly hear the juma khutba going on ..the masjid is literally a few feets away...and now the aqamat is being said and its DITTO LIKE THAT OF HARAM!!! mashAllah it feels i'm there in mekkah..My sis and me like always had planned to go to masjid..but then i thought of the hadeeth

Narrated by Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: “Do not prevent women (wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc) from (praying at) mosques. Yet, their prayer at home is better (for them).”

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "A woman’s prayer in her house is better than her prayer in her courtyard, and her prayer in her chamber is better than her prayer in her house." (Abu Dawud)

So we decided to stay at home and inshAllah we'll pray in umrah at masjid nabwi..yay! inshAllah! that's all for now..

JazkAllah khair...
~Cool Muslimah~

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Am leaving bye,,..Photos i took


Am leaving for umrah in a sec.....i'll answer everybody's last post query on 11th iunshALSlh.

Thought i would share some pix i took from my cell phone.

1.Pics i took of a beach where we had gathered for barbeque in the land of desert-

These pix i took in India whilst travelling to my grandma's place-

Pix my sis took from the plane

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

`in the land of shawarmas`

24 June'09.
Assalamualaikum folks....

So i've safely landed in the land of desert and shawarmas alhamdulillah..
My competetion was quite tough but...Allah is kareem..let's c.
My journey was very smooth by the grace of Allah, and since my young sis was with me we quite enjoyed it.The immigration official at the desk asked us soooo many questions..

Official- Where are you going? Why? When will u return? who's there? Where do u study? Are you married? Then why do u wear niqab? oh ! so unmarried girls can also wear niqab?....
And the girl who checked my face (to match with the passport) was very sweet..May Allah give her hidaya..ameen. I met one of my junior Mariam at the airport..we sat talking till our flight's departure was announced..the air hostess thought we were Arabs and greeted us quite cordially.
the plane was almost empty..I slept the whole way..Mum and my bro were there to recieve us.In fact, my bro and me started laughing on seeing eachother (for no reason at all..hehe..).
Me n my sis gobbled up chicken nuggets,twisters,laban..ah! the delicacies of arab tension of halal or haraam...yesterday we went to a mall..Quite HUGE and i didn't like it..too much flashy, guys with gelled hairs, girls all in HEAVY makeup...Allah it makes me sad and WHY do girls wear makeup?? i never understand, makes them look horrible..
Man! i saw so many obese people here...they all should be sent to india to pull rickshaws all will slim down..eating junk,sitting in AC's , always sipping soft drinks ..what do u expect??
anyway bought an abaya today and also ordered one more....Alhamdulillah...Am on a spree to buy a new cell phone which looks girly+sober+with a memory card+cheap....Actually, buying anything makes me feel guilty i dunno why..though my bro doesn't but i feel so..there was a red silver mobile which i liked but a bit expensive..i just passed bro prompted me and when my mom herself said "the price is ok"..i was like yipppyy alhamdulillah....i wanna buy it before umrah to record the athan there and stuff.inshAllah.
Thats for now....will write something constructive soon inshAllah,...

See ya.
take care
~Cool Muslimah~

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ramblings of Cool Muslimah

So i'm off to join my parents and bro in a muslim country and then will be going for umrah in the first week of july inshAllah.....

Yesterday as I had promised my old maidservant that i would stitch her clothes if she would stay back with us...I sat down to sew..Now , firstly I don't know AT ALL how to sew clothes...u might be wondering why i promised? Actually, she being old and a bit cranky got angry that day with my aunt and refused to eat whole day...MashAllah what will power!! She didn't eat from morn till night..Keeping in view that she works very hard and has a good apetite it would have been quite difficult for her!..She doesn't have her 10 fingers whole..i mean they got cut in a grass cutting machine one day they are chopped in half..hope u got it..Anyway still she does all her work and is so active that if i die and live 100 lives i wont be able to do so..Well after my lots of coaxing and cajoling she finally ate food in the dead of night at 1am..Alhamdulillah! So in that coaxing i had promised fearfully that i would sew your clothes..
Since I had promised i took up the sewing machine..Alhamdulillah i was able to do almost the whole pyjama..but in the end I unfortunately, went up to my aunt to ask how to add a belt to it? aunt looked at my sewing and started "is this how u sew child? Today's girls are so..come on open all the stitches and do it again"...AARGH!!!!!!.. well i did as she told me..My aunt is a perfectionist and finally I did till noon and once i banged at the sewing machine coz its thread was irriating me........Alhamdulillah work done!

The maid who cooks chapati for us has two small boys who come to read Quran from my mom..since my mom's away my aunt has taken up the task..Anyway i had lured them that if they leran the "durood" I would give them a big chocolate each+ to the young girl who lives at our place and would help them in memorizing.
Now it happened that one of them learnt it and I sent the girl to a nearby shop to buy a choc. and it wasn't available..i felt so bad..and the young one who's so irksome at times kept on ranting" where's my elder bro's choc? he has memorized it!The next day my cuz bot 3 chocs..i ate the one for the younger kid coz he wouldnt memorize at any cost and kept on giggling,running,peeping and all chilsih activities..Anyway at night the kids came to ask for some ice..I asked the elder one to recite the he recited i gave him the choc + to the girl who had helped..Now the younger naughty one on seeing this quickly memorised and said "listen to mine too"..I listened with apprehension and to my horror he had learnt in no why had i eaten his share?? glutton!.. well he was stumbling at one part..I said learn properly and i'll listen tomorrow..yesterday i bot for him and today InshAllah will give him...

tomorow i have a major test..250students are competing for just 30 pray i qualify it..its very important that i get in!! PLZ DO DUA FOR MY TEST..

Moreover, I'm very much apprehensive that should i wear my black gloves at the airport or see i have since the past 3 or 4 months started wearing gloves too, accompanying my abaya will gloves be ok at the airport or it would be too risky?? Do give me suggestion i dont know what to do?? pray for my safe journey...

Will post after reaching the land of desert inshAllah.....
Till then..adieu
take care
~Cool Muslimah~

Friday, June 19, 2009

FacEBook Ruins...HELP!!!!!!!!

Once upon a time in the age of Orkut,Blogs and Facebook there lived a girl called Leena..A very pretty and a bright girl, full of fancies and imaginations which best suited a girl of her age..Just like her other contemporaries, she was also hooked by the "net mania" and was an active member of Orkut or Facebook..Just like her brothers and sisters did toothbrush in the morning she checked her account and upated her profile..Wherever her family and friends went she had a digital camera to take pix of herself or the family gathering to be posted on her profile..You see she lived in the world of was how she was connected with the world and retrospect on account of other people's comments..(after all real people judge you by your apparent looks and she was quite honest on the internet..she hated lying!) Her pics were quite decent...the usual ones that all have but being a beautiful girl her friends list was equal to the fan list of J.K.Rowling...

If you calculated where her whole life was spent till date, maximum time from her teens was devoted in taking the various quizzes on facebook..( u know quiz is made for people to check their IQ and knowledge, so being a masterbrain she took innumerable quizzes..)..But these were not the usual quizzes where you answer questions like "whos' the president of Zambia?" or "Where are the headquarters of UNO?" instead they were much more juicy quizzes ..You know much more about yourself.(who cares about the damn world! just know yourself, enjoy and live your life)...questions so they make you puke! but like other people Leena loved doing them..( u know people get so bored nowadays..its the latest trend..its cool to say "I'm bored" and ironically, they also dont hav time..ha!) She was happy to know the answer of "how bitchy are you?" , "What psychiatric disorder do you have?", What's your swear word?"what does your eyes say? " "How common is your name?"Now doesn't Lena seem so self obsessed of herself? no she was not. Coz everyone she knew did that..So when everyone is so self conscious , what's the use of caring for someone? But wait..they were not so concieted..they were concerned about their frenz..they used to please eachother and
display thier affection by answering a questionnaire "How well do you know him/her?"..

These quizzes affected people badly which other folks were unaware of, like for instance-

Sam, a very brilliant and a straight A student much admired by his teachers after taking the quiz "Which psychiatric disorder do you have?" got the answer "you are a NERD"....He could not get over the shock and this got so embedded in his mind that he could not concentrate on his studies and finally dropped out of school much to the despair of his parents...And today he can be seen polishing shoes of people in front of the White House.

Alia and Cindy were best mates since childhood..they had grown together and people used to give example of their friendship..They always supported eachother no matter how dire the situation may be..but one morning it was observed that Alia and Cindy were shooting deadly looks to one another and in lunchtime they sat on different tables (quite a record breaking news for the big city) ..both sat stony faced passing cynical comments on eachother...When enquired the reason of this breakup was - Alia had scored a mere 33% in the quiz -How well do you know cindy?" on her Facebook..

Not only this the facebook has magical powers and can tell secrets which great sorcerers of the world could not do...It can answer questions like" When will you die?" "Who will be your future boyfriend" ..Now that's superb science and technology..grreat!! ( Man what do people get by getting involved in such baseless quiz...May Allah guide them..)...(What is the use of taking quiz such as "What pets do you have?"..If you have them already then WHAT IS THE POINT??

*back to story*

TO be continued...............

Saturday, June 13, 2009

~WhEn I wAs A kiD~

"For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;"

Alhamdulillah I had the opportunity to visit my ancestral town a few weeks back...the place where i spent the best part of my childhood days..
As soon as our schools would be closed for summer vacations in around april we all would gather there (my relatives from all around with kids of all age groups)...
We have Old fashioned , traditional and big havelis connected with the homes of various that we need not go anywhere outside to visit someone's place..Moreover the women of our household there don't cross the threshold of the mansion..The men's area is outside where our grandfathr,uncles and their guests would sit in the evening discussing about various topics and we as children (who were not bound by the rule till then and were allowed to venture out there) would play all sorts of bizarre games till dinner time...From morn till night we would play,play and play... at night all the servants' kids would also come and play with us...they had a wide range of unusual and eccentric games..(we would be around 20 kids mashAllah)..
ah! i still remember those moonlit nights, the serenity of the small town,the calmness pervading the air, eating the sour ripe mangoes which came from our fields,reading the Quran in the morning, rushing to our grandfather's bro's place the moment we got the chance (as half our cousins used to reside there)...then till lunch our abode would be the terraces and then in evening we would go out to the menfolks area palying in the vast adjoining field till dinner, the frenzy of action, sitting near the traditional chulha, (a mud stove used for cooking with wood as its fuel) watching the chapatis being made, hearing stories from our grandmother, going (rarely) to see our meadows and fields and eating mangoes,peaches,jamun.....etc.., the small fights and childish quarrels we use to have on petty matters, our younger siblings irritating us...aargh!! it still makes me angry to recall how they would forever tail us and would want entry in our games..i never culd comprehend why they couldn't get to play their own games!! On top of it they would go complaining to our elders who in turn scolded us and also forced us to let those annoying nitwits enter our sacred premises..(ok i'm getting a bit touchy..)

My ancestors all being very practising and pious muslims mashAllah had many rules which were slowly detoriating by the advancement of time..As i told u before the womenfolk of our household don't venture out of the threshold of the women's quarters which comprises of the whole big house..and if we want clothes to buy then a servant is sent to a shop and she brings all sorts of clothes in the house ..then all gather round and select their favourite piece...the money is sent and the shopping is complete...haha...we are so free from the hassles of the outside world need to go anywhere..big mansion sort of houses connected with other relatives places.And in earlier days when my aunts were young they tell us that they would go in palanquins to a nighbourhood followed by a male member of the

Television was a rarity as it wasn't we would sneak to an aunty's place a bit far off and watch TV there...only on sundays..and tell our elders that we are going to wed our doll with the male doll there...we were so stupid that we thought we fooled them!! Alhamdulillah our home there, here at my place and at my paternal uncle's place still doesn't have the root of evil-the idiot box (television)!

When it would be the time of everybody's departure at the end of summer we would run after the rickshaw of the cousins leaving first and waving our hands like mad as if we would never met again (man .. we were so stupid...............hahaha).( in the pic is the road leading from our door till the far end which we kids couldn't even step ahead) ..and those were the bright days which coloured the pages of my life withe sweetest memories..alhamdulillah.mashAllah.

Some more pix of my recent trip-

these were the pix of one part of women quarters

one of the terrace where we used to play and our cousins when not allowed to join our game would climb up from behind the other adjoining terrace and jump down onto the terrace from the shade visible at the far end of the pic..

the house which we as kids believed to be haunted and never dared to come here alone even in broad

Freshly plucked peaches which came from the fields..yeah they are not ripe but we ate them anyway..hahaha...

~~ That's all~~


~Cool Muslimah~

Friday, June 05, 2009

Simple moments with rich memories......


It has become a mammoth task for me to sit and do any work on my computer..mashAllah I have 13 people right now in my home...aunts and cousins.Though i'm not complaining..its soo much fun specially when we go to sleep with all 6 or so cuzins stretched out on the floor..fighting for the Cooler Fan to be turned in their direction and recording our voices by singing wedding songs and in the midst as some one bursts out giggling all start laughing uncontrollably (for no reason at all)..ah! the fun in stupidities with your loved ones is so cherishing....But no fun is complete without the presence of a dictator who is feared by the mischief makers and this role is rightly played by my dear Mother..
the moment footsteps would be heard on the staircase all of us would just dart here and there and lie in a sleeping position with the plug of recorder pulled mercilessly by the sensible one.And never did it turn out to be mother ..always it was someone of our group whom we hadn't noticed missing and was kind enough to bring a bottle of chilled water for everyone(it soo hot nowadays that we r forvevr thirsty and its a daunting task to leave even a second of excitement amidst a game going on - to go downstairs and fetch a bottle of cold water from the refrigerator so all lazy fellows wait for someone to go down for some work and come along with water )...Ever heard of Murphy's Laws? Well i would like to add one more law to them..whenever we thought it was some kid coming up and kept on talking till late hour ..we found my dear mom standing in the doorway and we all sheepishly scurried hither and tither....
Some moments are so simple yet with rich memories...which always make you feel fresh when you recall Long talks on the prayer mat..(then realizing how late it was quickly getting back to pray)...listening to nasheeds,islamic lectures and recordings of our cousins and uncles when they were kids (and some who are no more in this world)...going to a cuzin's place coz we got the news he's got engaged and without any notice all reached his place and sang songs and whatever our aunt bought we just wiped the plates clean despite my dear mom glaring at us..hahaa..(no no we r not spoiled brats..just coz all were togethere after such a long time all were going bonkers).
Then by Allah's grace in the past few weeks the weather used to become so pleasant in the evening with cool breeze followed by rain and POWER was soo heavenly...all playing "chinese whisper" and getting punishments...One cousin of mine had come to study shakespeare from me and in a span of 15 days we studied i guess for hardly 10 hours..the moment we started studying ..we drifted from "othello" and "CAndida" to childhood days, sharing our problems and stuff! We also had sessions of tye and dye ( dying clothes in different colours with beeautiful designs emerging)...Pulling eachother's leg and teasing my elder cousin who is to be engaged inshAllah...... Going to the railway station to see off one cousin who was going back,(i'lll post the pic of the old station in my next post inshAllah)! these past days were so good mashAllah....thanks to Allah...btw 6 of my cuzins left seems so bad...but still Alhamdulillah there are many people...and finally on 11th of june all will leave , even my mom, and only my younger sis , me and my aunt will be left *sniff*.
But on 23rd my younger sis and me will also leave and join mom,and my bro INSHALLAH..yippppeeeeee.

Well....i guess this is the most silly thing i've ever written...sooo childish is my style in this post...but i'll publish it anyway and for those of you who have been bored to death by going throught the ardent task of reading it till the end..i appreciate your patience..mashAllah.


I have been tagged by Ambareen
so here goes:

1. Do you think you are hot?
Nah Alhamdulillah i have a normal temperature..not running from fever!

2.upload your favorite picture of you?
Ah! this beauty is hidden by the command of Allah ...

3.why do you like nature?
Becoz it gives me a feeling of peace and brings me close to Allah as i ponder on Allah's creation..

4.when was the last time you ate pizza?
maybe 5 or 6 months back...

5.The last song you were listening to......?
"Sing Children of the world..."- Dawud Wharnsby Ali Sing Children Of the World

6.What are you doing right now besides this?
writing a mail to my friend, chatting with my cuzin and listening to nasheeds

7.What name would you prefer besides yours?
I just LOVE my present name alhamdulillah!

8.people to tag:
Pen Marks

9.who is no.1?
My younger sis. is having a relationship with?
no.3 is very pious and a practising muslim ..mashAllah..he doesn't get involve in haram raltionships muhahaha

11.Say something about your best friend?
She is someone with whom i have shared the best of my sweet memories an who's always there for me with a sound advice.............LOVE YA MATE..Alhamdulillah... about your enemy?
enemy...i have no enemies Alhamdulillah.

13.who is the best person in the world?
Prophet Mohammad (Salallaho Alayhi Wassallam)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Assalamualeikum people,
this is just a quick (instant) post to say that I'm going for a trip to my grandmother's village, where i have spent my best childhood days and which hold my most cherished memories.....will be back soon inshallah, so hoping that i bring some more memories back with me and have some of them to share with you............ah, it's nostalgia time.......catch you soon again, friends.

until then,