December 24, 2009

Freedom and Opression

Will anybody listen? We are not oppressed!

Listen to me! Look at me. I have a voice! I have knowledge and i have free will! Different muslim women choose to dress in different ways, i have chosen my preferred method. This is my choice, not enforced on me by any!
How can they say that I am oppressed? I am free...
Free from their little world of beauty, fashion and trends; free from their world of self-gratification and greed.
I am free from the unwanted stares of lusting men and hungry predators. I want to be judged for who I am and NOT how I look!

But nobody will listen because they have an agenda. They want the world to see us as oppressed.

In the meantime they have deluded others into thinking they are free. They have spread propoganda and lies and have enforced their ideals of freedom, beauty, identity and truth on anyone who is willing to believe it.

View the world with eyes wide open.
Dont listen to the blind hatred of vindictive propagandists who tell you what WE are, rather listen to US when we say that we are happy, we are proud and we are free...

December 21, 2009

Hollywwod chick flicks are getting crazier and crazier...

Honestly folks, movies today is like a lesson in gullibility. The storylines get more and more unbelievable!!!

Ok, so before I used to complain about the impossibility of certain things occurring. Like seriously, is it realistic that in one cathartic moment the protagonist can suddenly realise that he’s been in love all along but just failed to notice it before. And what about all those end scenes when the main character chases after the one they love...really, has anyone actually ever seen that happen.

But these days those scenarios kind of seem believable due to the weird plotlines that have emerged. Its like the Hollywood guys sit and say “Hmm, a romance is not enough- we need a crazy plot too!!!”

Like the latest romance movie that managed to get me. Ok, so the movie was actually fine and the romance plotline was actually sweet but that’s all provided that you can get past the fact that ghosts come to visit the protagonist to show him the error of his ways, and who he truly loves. Ghosts!!! Seriously... I mean really, when the writers are busy writing, I wonder if they stop and consider how crazy their plot really is or if they just say: “Hmph, pretty guy, pretty girl, pretty romance- this will work.” It gets worse too. Like a post-box that delivers letters to 2 people who live in different years, or a guy who comes from the past through some hole and falls in love with a girl in the modern world. It makes you wonder whether they running out of realistic storylines. I guess that’s why they call it mindless escapism though, coz that what it is- mindless!

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December 18, 2009

Holiday Message

Assalamu-Alaikum to all you beautiful ladies...

well i know its the holiday season. Sunny days, warm water, relaxed atmosphere... everybody's just got the holiday fever. so heres a quick message for all those out there. Dont forget!!! Dont forget your salaah, dont forget your Quraan and definitely dont forget your modesty.

btw, if there is anyone out there who is actually reading this, please do me a favour and leave a comment or something. just so that i know im not just talking to myself!

enjoy the happy holidays and take care of yourselves, your imaan, and each other.

December 14, 2009


Assalamu-Alaikum and welcome to Girl Talk 786

I know that sometimes it‘s tough- what with grappling with the demands of our media-filled society, our conscience to remain true to ourselves and our struggle to retain our Islamic identities, it is no wonder that we find our heads spinning. Who are we? Who should we be? Who do our parents want us to be? What kind of muslimahs are we? These are questions that constantly nag us. These are questions that we continue, even if we don’t realize it, to attempt to answer for ourselves. I’ll be honest- I’m still grappling with figuring all of this out for myself- so I won’t claim that I’m better off than any of you. But what I do know is that I can share my own experiences of life, I can walk on roads I’ve walked on before in the attempt to help you figure out where you are headed. I can share my pains, my joys, my experiences and my lessons, and I can try to help you get through whatever it is you are struggling with.

I’m not an Aalima and I’m not a psychologist, I’m simply your Muslim sister who can lend an ear and give you my opinion. I’ll be straightforward and tell it like it is, and then you can decide what my opinion is worth.
From Pop culture, books and movies, to personal issues- together we can partake in true ‘girl talk’ and enjoy the company of our fellow Muslim sisters.

So join me on this journey. Read the posts, ask a question and post your comments. Working together, we can make life a little bit easier for each other.
Until next time
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