Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Goodbye Facebook

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Goodbye Facebook

I realized that the only way to purify my nafs was to leave things that distracted me. True, Facebook had its advantages, but for me, it was like alcohol; its detriment was greater than its benefit. So I decided to give it up for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. For months I struggled with my decision.

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Image of Faith

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Image of Faith

Recently, my husband asked me to take all my pictures off of Facebook – even though I observe purdah and wear a head scarf and abaya, and none of my pictures were obscene. “Why?” I asked him, before doing it.
“Because you wear hijab,” he said. “Exactly!” was my reply. I was covered in my pictures, so what was wrong with having them up? So he asked me, “Why do you cover yourself?”

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Hear Me Out

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Hear Me Out

*First up on stage, the infamous duo: desires of the heart, and whispers of shaytaan.* – You try to lower your gaze and keep your distance, but the chattering starts, “There’s no need to make a big deal of things. So he’s a boy, so what! All the girls here talk to boys. Don’t be so shy. You’re suffering from low self-esteem, and this is a great way to build it. Plus, look at him!” You glance up – just one glance, you tell yourself, it’s ok. “He’s really cute, isn’t he? It won’t hurt if you just smile at him, go on. It’s just a smile now – maybe he’s having a hard day and your smile will make him feel better.” Almost without being aware, you smile.

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Today’s Ideal Woman

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Today’s Ideal Woman

I was having lunch with friends the other day when talk of the new facebook status trend came up. Since I don’t have FB, I didn’t know what they were talking about, but apparently there is this new thing going around where women put a single colour in their FB status to indicate what the colour of their undergarment is. It’s supposed to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research.

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The Ideal Muslimah: ♥ Hijab Month Project ♥

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The Ideal Muslimah: ♥ Hijab Month Project ♥

Bismillah. We recently learned about The Ideal Muslimah, a Facebook fanpage for sisters, with amazing posts and reminders for the journey we’re all on to try to become better Muslimahs. December is their Hijab Month Project! Join their fan page for some inspiring hijab stories coming up at the end of this month, insha’Allah.

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