Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Non-stick


If you ask, I will tell you: "I am a Muslim".

That is what I call myself. No prefixes, suffixes or hyphens in any way.

There are certain things I follow within Islam, but still, I am a Muslim.

I am not better or more knowledgeable then you.

Any blessings or good qualities I have are from Allah swt and I am thankful to Him and to Him alone for them.

When I look at myself, I see many weakness, and much work I need to do and I pray insha Allah to have the life available to do it.

When I look at you, I say:

"Asalaam Alaikum wa rahamatullah wa barakatu"

10 comments:

NATASHAAMINA said...

Dear Safiya,

salaam!Your post is beautiful.Yesterday I was out with my man and among other things we talked about what it means to me to be a Muslim.I told him that my greatest hope is to become a good Muslim and that my life would be permeated with Islam.I want this religion to become part of me as a baby is always part of his mother.It should be something inside of me,like my blood!This is why I approached Islam humbly and most of all with a lot of reading and studying.Slowly things are getting serious and I am proud of it.Very proud!You might ask,why I do not convert yet,but to this I have a good answer.I want myself to be clean (without haram :) ) and done with the goals that I set as my project.I feel Allah is there with me,becouse he never forgets to send encouraging signs that motivate me to continue on this road.
My biggest wish is to become a Muslimah as you are.I know very well that you or other women are just a page and a word on the internet.Still,together with the Muslim women from my real life you are a big and important inspiration.

Thank you Safiya for such a nice post.You geve words even to my heart.

Puppy said...

Hello Safiya!!

Never commented on your blog, but always wondered, why u decided to convert?

May be you have touched the subject or even posted about it, that i missed. But i still wonder, why Islam? If you started to be interested in Islam, why not other religion or even the one you had when borned? I think if a person will be interested in Induism or smth, he will turn to it too, but what is there in Islam that catch your mind?

btw, i made my blog "for invited users only" wanted to invite you too, which email address should i add?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure in the ahadith somewhere it says that you need to preface any self-description of being a muslim with a word ending in a vowell. Otherwise why would everyone be so hung up on being Maliki, Ikwhani, Sufi, Salafi, Shia, Ismaili, Hanafi, Wahabi, ibaadi, etc etc etc?

--Dave, http://parallelsidewalk.wordpress.com

Unique Muslimah said...

Here I am Safsaf, I'm sorry I haven't been commenting, it took me ages to just get here because of my internet connection but I waited just for you my sweetums. What a beautiful post, seriously simple and honest and pure. Love you! xxx

Safiya said...

Salaam alaikum to everyone

Natashaamina - Insha Allah, when you are ready to convert, you will feel it. Insha Allah, I will makwe du'a for you.

Puppy - My conversion story is quite dull and I always get asked it. Basically through a friend, reading e.t.c, like lots of people.
I'd noticed you'd gone private, thank you so much for inviting me. Email:
safiyaoutlines@gmail.com

Unique - I love you too. You really inpsire me, masha Allah.

Safiya said...

Dave - Salaam. It's sad that as an ummah we waste so much time and achieve so little, astigfuralllah.

Aulia said...

Waalaikumsalam and assalamualaikum Ukhti.. MashaAllah what a beautiful entry :)

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Sister: The photo is a beautiful inspiration, too.

Safiya said...

Aulia - Salaam and welcome to my blog. Thank you for your comment.

Safiyah - Salaam, it's nice to see you. :)

yaser said...

well said, but it's sad muslims continue to qualify/label their faith in a myriad of ways. sigh.