Monday, July 12, 2010

491 Unmoderated Comments, OH DEAR!!!!

Asalaam alaykom ramatullahi wa barakto dearest sisters (and extroidinarily LOYAL followers):

I have been AWOL. I have 491 unmoderated comments! I don't know what to start with. I still don't have a computer so please forgive me, I don't like to go to internet cafes.

As for my personal life, I have settled quite nicely in Oman. I have a beautiful villa in a safe neighborhood (as opposed to before) and Y is coming in Ramadaan. Boxie will be back unless we marry her off.

I got offered a job in the abaya industry and in journalism here but for some reason where I am working right now just seemed more right. I am focussing less on dawah and more on educating myself (forgive all LOL, it is one of the blessings of being in the Gulf). But I still get to give dawah, ironically, to born Muslims.

I truly do love Oman. It is peaceful here.

A unique thing I have learnt about the country is the types of Islam practiced here. The main population of Oman practices Ibhadhi Islam, a small small minority are Shia (mainly in Mutrah area), and the Sunnis tend to be from Sur (Sharqiyah region). So I have had the oppurtunity to study Shia sources and Ibhadhi ones. I still hold fast to believing my readings in the Sunnah carry more weight and the basic principles of Shiaism to me are very wrong (also the history of the Saudi Royal Family makes me soooooo mad about what they practice as 'sunnah'). One of my friends who is shia got kicked in the head on hajj for using her clay stone. I of course think the use of the stone a bida but kicking someone ( a little girl of 8!!!!) in the head????? HOW IS THAT GOING TO CHANGE HER MIND? MAKE HER MINDLESS maybe... Grrrr.

Anyways, love Oman, will try to post more regularily. I have just taken a vacation from blogging. Please forgive!

Love always,


Boxie said...

Glad to see you back, even if it is to write this :P

Muslimah said...

Getting kicked in the head by your muslims brothers and sisters at HAJJ. Ya Allah, what is the world coming to.

Shes only 8 too.. :(

I was never fond of Saudis but I dont like to discriminate but they come across as extremley intolerant.

Gail said...

Assalaam waliekum. The sister was kicked in the head...for using her prayer stone...AT HAJJ?
I know the prayer stone is bidah however someone's blessings probably got nulled for doing that. I mean, they could have just talked to her instead of using such over-the-top methods.

nina said...

salaam aleykum sister! so good to hear from you again. been little worried if you quit the blogging all together :) i love your blog and i have been reading the older ones as they are such a good dawah. :) keep up the good work.

Nur said...

Assalamualaikum sis. has been 4 months since you blog again. I have been visiting your blog since march hoping to see any new posting but sigh..i put ur blog under my fav i am glad to see u back...dont stop posting sis..glad to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

While reading over your blog, you mentioned that using a stone is bida.
I have to disagree because the prophet himself, SAW liked to pray on pure, clean earth. It is said so in hadith. I do think praying on a stone is just trying to imitate the act of praying on pure earth and dirt.
thank you sister

Sharshura said...

I'm so happy you are back. I look forward to reading your future posts. I was afraid all the hijabi bloggers were going AWOL along with you with the exception of a few. :~P I'm glad you guys are coming back.

Sharshura said...

I'm so happy you are back. I look forward to reading your future posts. I was afraid all the hijabi bloggers were going AWOL along with you with the exception of a few. :~P I'm glad you guys are coming back.

Pixie said...

Boxie: Oh gosh I've missed you too babe.

Muslimah: Oh certainly not all Saudis, but some religious police. Actually, any one that would have gone to help her would have been beaten too. Do not blame the Saudi people, blame the gov..

Gail: I agree. Violence is for the ignorant. If you think you are right the Qu'ran tells us to prove it.

Nina: Wa alaykom e salaam ramatullahi wa barakto, nope,. just been doing bettering myself. More ilm focuss, less dawah at the moment.

Nur: Wa alaykom e salaam ramatullahi wa barakto. Sorry for being awol soooooooooo long lol.

Pixie said...

Anon #1: thanks for the link.

Anon #2: It IS a bidah;p. The hadith you refer to says we can pray ON anything clean. For example, dirt, clay, tile, ect are ALL clean. Praying on a surface of dirt of clay itself is not the bidah. It is saying the clay or dirt are necessary for salat or make the salat more the sunnah? That's the bidah.

Bringing a piece of clay in from somewhere so pray on? This is adding extra material to one's salat, an object, something the Prophet Salalahu alahi wa salaam NEVER DID. Sorry. If you could find me a solid chain of narration stating the Prophet brought a piece of dirt with him inside on top of another clean surface to pray on? I would change my mind. I hunger for knowledge so if such a thing exists, please prove it to me.

Sharshura: missed you writings too. Though I rarely comment, I have been so busy. Please forgive.

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Umm Kadhim said...

Good to see you back sister!