Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Baby steps on hold!

Well, about my baby steps... they are on hold, have been for some time now! No worries though.. The magazine's system has been changed.. My article was approved but on hold along with the other articles. All writers received an e-mail from the editor informing us that our articles shall be published but not in the coming edition of the magazine since there will be no more magazines.
They have decided to issue annual guides. The articles shall be published according to subject matter in which ever guide they suit. If and when something new happens will tell u. Wish me luck...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mr. Common Sense will never Rest in peace, it is up to us to help! (Reposted)

I recieved this piece by mail and felt the need to post it, I only added a part about the divine religions.

Please read:

Remarkable Obituary
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr.Common Sense.Mr. Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as divine religions became contraband; churches became businesses, Judaism mistaken for Zionism and Islam labelled as a Terrorist.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge financial settlement, i.e. Criminals receive better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, tell others about this otherwise, join the majority and do nothing!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I feel blessed.. Thanks to Allah

I really consider myself to be blessed… I am almost thrity four now.. but feels like a hundred and some years have passed from my life.. Wow! I feel blessed for living those years, with all the good and all the bad. Bad? Hmm, well now no matter how ugly and hurtful it may seem at the heat of the moment, to me “bad” must mean something good to follow. And believe me I have encountered so many difficult and heartbreaking moments in my life mostly caused by people you cannot imagine how close, and of course not to mention sometimes from people who barely even knew me, but were for some reason unreasonably judgmental without even getting to understand why things were the way they were with me. On the other hand, there was always a balance. I believe it was caused by divine justice. This lead that some people I also barely knew supported me in the most peculiar manner…One door would shut and the minute I asked Allah for help a couple were opened wide!

NOW that was what I can easily say about: The Lord works in “mysterious” ways… Ways that have supported me, and all I did was ask and sometimes even without asking. Sometimes injustice befell me, I would cry in silence and deep sorrow and before I knew it, good things would follow. I always believed in my heart in goodness. Goodness just for the sake of goodness, not doing good to get something in return except for a gesture of appreciation and recognition, for example a smile or a simple thank you. Even if the thank you wasn’t rendered then it is fine as long as something good you rendered made a difference. This in my opinion is the greatest thank you that one can get.

Thank God I have a feeling of full satisfaction with everything in my life. I am not rich money wise, but I feel I own the world. I (thank God) have two children but I feel all the world’s children are my own. I do not have a big home in an area where I’d like to be or at least like the one I lived in before I got married, but I feel I have the most beautiful home ever (and very thankful for what I have because unlike others “I HAVE SOMETHING”). I have a man who is not perfect (and who is anyway and that includes me), but I am eternally thankful to Allah for granting him to me. To me he has become the best man there is with all his pros and cons. I can’t imagine anyone else in his place and I love him soo sooo much! He is my angel.. He is the father of my lovely (God Bless) boys.

Change and “development” occur whether we like it or not, but they have to come from within with a conviction that this life is a journey for learning and developing from what we encounter as we walk in the road of life…That is the soul meaning of life, change and development to the better. We must all realize that no one is perfect, but there are ground rules in a human that must be there for one to know that there will be good to come.

I am totally convinced that the “true” Love of God is the secret to being “truly happy”. It brings patience, it brings acceptance to whatever you may encounter throughout this bumpy road of life, it brings peace, it brings blessings to everything imaginable and unimaginable, and finally it leads to happiness and LOVE. The truest love is derived from the love and obedience of Allah.

Oh how I Love Allah, but I am sure not as He loves me (and you).. No matter what we offer it will never suffice for the blessings He bestows on us!

That is particularly the reason why we need not stop at anything. By pleasing Him, we please ourselves! Maybe some people do not yet fully understand that , but I swear that is how it is. That is “the only” way to reach peace of heart and mind no matter what comes our way during this life time and later on in the one to come.

Sometimes in the midst of my most difficult times all of a sudden at some point I find myself saying, It’ll definitely pass and I know that if God put me to it all I need to do is feel confident that I just have to play by the rules and it’ll pass.
This has been happening to me for the past few years. It is the technique of learning to accept whatever comes your way believing that if and when you stick to patience and seeking God’s help everything will pass smoothly. I never said that every thing will go our way, because sometimes what we want is not what is good for us only we do not realize it on the spot. But from previouse experiences I realized that when Allah explained to us to not regret not having something because it may have not had good in it, It is very correct.. It simply is not destined for you, again, for the better good. So many things I wanted, did not have, and now I understood why…

When I look back I immediately thank Allah for preventing me from so many things. I was sometimes given harsh lessons, only to make me softer with others. I have been taught not to be judgmental, to be generous (specially on the human level of emotions) as best as I can, to be kind, tolerant, not to feel offended at just anything, to love all creation, not to hold a grudge for those who hurt me (as best as I can), to hear from both sides when there is a problem, to be patient and to always say the truth regardless of the consequences, to know that when we are put in difficult situations sometimes, that does not mean that Allah is punishing us, rather he is testing us, so always reach out to Him (If he put you to it, He’ll guide you through it) … oh so many things all related to human relations.. things that will lead to good and strong human ties and thereby a better place to live in.

Finally I would just like to say, there is no reason for hatred or envy, we need to start really learning to Love Allah and understand what He taught us because if we really do, this world will become a lovely place to live in. We need to work really hard to set aside our differences and work towards compromises or letting go of things that would cause feuds amongst us.

Finally I just wanted to say, I wish for all of you what I wish for myself that is; happiness, security, peace of heart and mind, love everything… But bare in mind something, my wishes never include wealth in terms of money, not that I would not mind, but for me there are more important things than wealth and power. To me the utmost power is self control and love. Those are the world to me :-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I am taking Baby Steps..

Well, today was one of those days, a new day but with a new step I am taking. I’ve always wanted to be a journalist… Long story, that was my major at the American University in Cairo. I never made it to my Bachelor’s degree.. and no not because I am stupid or anything.. I was forced to leave University because of some unfortunate family circumstances. I used to feel so sad every single time this subject came to my mind, because truly I was a victim of circumstance… Or maybe that is the only way I can phrase it. As time passed by however, that feeling began to cave in some how.

As I dwell more into religion, I learn what satisfaction means. Really it is not easy to get one self to feel “Satisfied” truly that is of the outcome of “x” result, but it is good to practice acceptance and moving on with your life knowing that God is kind and has better good in store one way or the other. If not during this life time then in the next insha’Allah (God willing).

Ok here’s the thing.. Back to the “always wanting to be a journalist”… My dentist had told me about blogging because I had told him about my passion for writing.. That was one thing I felt so thankful to him about. Introducing me to the blogosphere was a great thing for me. I know I am not such a great writer but I started doing what I like to do..

One day I was speaking about jobs from home and part time jobs, that these types of jobs are not widespread in Egypt and that I wished I could find something interesting to do from home. I want to eventually work again. I want to feel I am contributing in the finances of the house and kids with my husband. I feel he is overloaded. Thank God we are living just fine, but are totally unable to save anything. Life in Egypt is becoming very difficult. Anyway, Doshar, a very good friend of mine and a fellow blogger on hold for God knows how long, mentioned that her sister in law does work from home. Editing in a magazine or two and also writes articles. I was like WHAT?? Really? I immediately asked Doshar to give me her sister in law’s number so I can ask her if I can try to also write articles from home.

To cut the long story short (again), I managed to get an approval and I just sent my first article for approval and review today!!!

I want anyone who reads this to pray for me that this be my first step towards becoming a good writer. That is all!


Monday, March 31, 2008


As I write this my heart aches! Brutality! Pure brutality was what I saw this evening on a U-tube video I received on my face book account.

I cannot imagine how brutal human beings can be to animals! Skinning them alive! Bashing their heads to the ground till they die (if they are lucky that is since most them still have beating hearts) or semi-consciouse, the so called chinese BUTCHERS could not care less! They also used metal rods to hit them on the head..
Oh my God I cannot even continue, what I saw was unspeakably horrendous! How can these people possibly be able to sleep at night?


If you want to see for yourself please go to the u-tube site and search for Chinese Fur Cruelty or use this link:

Also please visit
www.peta.org for more information on animal cruelty and how we can help.

Please beware the sites are gruesome.

N.B. This brings the Israeli attitude to my mind! They treat the Palestinians no better than these butchers do the animals.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

In connection to latest silly attempt to bother us Moslems by re publishing useless and worthless cartoons about Prophet Mohammed, I would just like to say this:
· WE Love him no matter what those or others say

· WE follow him because we believe in him and will continue to do so.

· WE now love him more and more with every single wrong doing the others try to commit against him and our love will continue to grow, not only that, but Islam will also keep growing and that is a FACT, mind me!

· Those who mock him and say this is their right to free speech.. well alright then, if free speech means to be vile, then so be it, enjoy your so called “VILE “ freedom of speech.
Strange it is how those people people claim to be civilized!! Does being civilized mean to be so offensive?

Finally, To us, Prophet Mohammad means A LOT. His body may be dead, but he continues to live within each Moslem. He is like the river, flowing to shed beauty and life within our hearts. He is our mentor after Allah and by Allah’s guidance. We love him because Allah loves him as all other prophets. Nothing will shake our love for him.

Allahoma Saly wa salem 3ala khatam al anbya2, Mohammad Ibn Abd-Illah wa salem - May Allah pray and grant peace to the final Prophet, Prophet Mohammad.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Alsalamo alikom, yes i am back, It had been a long while. I missed my blog and missed every one although i know many of the bloggers i knew have vanished, stopped blogging that is. But anyway, I am open to visitors and new friends.

Ufortunately I am back with a miserable story, but here goes....

When will one ever recognize the difference between sinning and erring.. Sinning is what leads to errs…. There has to be an order for things, and this is I believe the correct way to order them.

A man who is married to a non Moslem who happens to have fought for his commitment to this woman is now beating her! Moreover he is with another woman!
Not only that, he has two lovely children caught up in the middle of this mud-pool of a deteriorating marriage.

I tried by all means to fix this but unfortunately he is not who I thought he was. I found out I was dealing with an irrational person. A person who has given up all aspects of being an Arab, and worst of all of all the good traits a Moslem man should embrace and apply to daily life.

A true Moslem would not inflict harm on others, imagine inflicting harm on the mother of his children. She admitted the fault was hers and that she had a great role in the deterioration of their marriage, but she begged for a one last chance to better things. Every one is entitled for a chance. We commit the worst of sins and Allah the almighty told us there is always a way back, a way to repent and for this repentance to be welcomed and accepted by Him. Why can’t human beings learn to forgive, specially when there is so much at stake?!

I in turn spoke to him and tried, I also ended up begging him to give her one final chance. I said everything that should make the metal melt, but alas, he did not want to even try, not even for his little loved ones. NO! Not for any human being were his words! And all this why? Because he has the “Alternative”, another woman who has accepted to be with him, both blinded by what they unfortunately think is the real happiness and love they did not have. Another wrong beginning with an adulterous man who does not even feel ashamed of what he has done. He should be in shame when he addresses his wife for God’s sake, but no, he has the guts to even lay hands on her and even call her names and curses and swears!

God’s wrath shall befall him and his mistress anyway, if not in this life in the next, that is needless to say. Maybe now they are happy but they in turn will end where he ended with his current wife. That was the same beginning he began in with his first wife and look where it lead them. Not that it ended, there are still so many offences and problems. The children are now suffering and that is what kills me most. Maybe if he had repented, both he and his wife, they would not have ended where they are now. But this is the result of abandoning God’s commandments, whether it is in Islam or Christianity in this case.

It is so strange how some men choose not to learn from previous mistakes…In this case the offence is to all Moslems. Islam is a decent religion, only some of its followers are giving it a bad name. But does this mean Islam is to be blamed? Does this mean that all Moslems are bad? Any one with a right mind would say no. Generalizations cannot and should not take place in situations like this, but the case and the matter is Islam is blamed anyway. Just like terrorism, if one person who is an arab and Moslem does something, all Moslems and the whole religion of Islam is blamed.

What about the Mafia? What religion do they follow? Don’t most of them wear crosses and maybe some are Jews? Does this mean that All Christians and Jews are bad? Well if you ask me, no not all Christians and Jews are bad.

I really do not understand, why does this only happen with Islam and its followers? Why when a Moslem woman or girl wear a veil it is a problem, yet nuns who dress very similar to a Moslem veiled woman is not blamed or condemned by Western societies.

It is a subject that leaves me puzzled.