It’s Time to Act!


I’m so conflicted, angry, sad and very disappointed with society. All this week it seems like most blogs I am currently subscribe too want to voice outrage about these terrorist attacks.

I can understand and feel those same emotions myself. What I don’t understand is how people are putting ALL MUSLIMS in that terrorist category..

I thought we were a society of evolutionists that didn’t eat up what the media gave us all the time..

What happen with doing research talking to your local mosque to learn the real teachings of Islam. Meet Muslims and see how involved they are in giving charity, and trying to help their communities.

I’m also frustrated at MUSLIMS! They are keeping quiet! Yes we are being prosecuted and there have also been MANY attacks on US Muslims in the US and around the world because of these damn Terrorist! And the media has not put those events on television either!

It’s time for us to speak up! To show society that Most of us are not what we are being portrayed to be.

I for one am a revert to Islam, if you read my bio it states it there. I spend about 7 to 10 years with out believing in God or a religion. The few that I studied didn’t make sense to me. Either they viewed others as sinners if they didn’t believe or practice as they did. Others actually new that you couldn’t judge another person and accept a person for who they are, they truly studied God’s words and lived by them. None made me feel like Islam does.

Yes Islam is a very structured religion:

1. We have to pray 5 times a day EVERYDAY

2. We are suppose to wear modest clothes ( and even that is varied by each individual Muslim)

3. We are to eat meat that is Halal ( prayed over and killed in a specific manner). There are even some meats that are forbidden to eat.

4. We are to give Zakat ( 10% ) of your income yearly to help those in needs.

5. We are to do RAMADAN (Fast) for a month and that is for a spiritual cleansing and to help understand others that don’t have we have.

Those are the FUNDAMENTALS but there are others rules in the QURAN not the Shariah Law that we are to follow.

We Muslim’s lets get away from our niche communities and truly involve ourselves in our Non-Muslims communities. The Quran says that we accept others to be accepted as well.

Maybe if we start showing society that we as a Whole are a peaceful religion these terrorist will not have the power to hijack our religion anymore. Maybe society will stop being in a tunnel vision and our governments will be able to target TERRORIST.

I’m sorry for the lives that are being lost. I’m sorry for children that are growing up to become monsters and have no chance in truly knowing ALLAH (SWT) and all of his glory.

I’m sorry that my children will be born and be prosecuted by ignorance and stupidity. I’m sorry that they will live in a Free nation but not know Freedom!

Until Next Time,
LK

Non-Muslim man Understanding Islam


Here is a link that I thought was beautiful. here us a man that with a bit of research was able to grasp the essence of what Islam is.

This is what I pray Muslims and Non-Muslims should try to learn. True acceptance, patience and Respect for someone else.

Hopefully you all enjoy this video as I did.

To the people that lost their lives in Paris and other parts of the world because of Terrorist and extremist we have you in out dua’s.

May Allah (SWT) punish the ones that are trying to hold the world hostage . May Allah (SWT) guide us to his path of true brotherhood for each other. May Allah (SWT) guide us to a better path for unity. AMEEN

Until Next Time,
LK

I’ll be Praying for you


What happens when you live in a nation that is said to be “free”. What do you do when all of your life you have been the minority and have been judge because of your skin color or the Race you born into.

What happens when as an adult you decide to follow a different religion that is not the “normal”

You can’t do anything, you just have to live with your decision and do your best to be happy. The people that are close to you are the ones that will stay and support you while others will turn their backs to you.

You have to keep strong and know that your decision is the best one for you.

For all you haters out there that write blogs against a culture or race that you don’t even try to understand… I feel sorry for you, I’ll be praying for you.

I’ll pray the Allah (SWT) give you peace and show you the light of understanding. As for the minorities out there, lets keep our heads up, keep believing and living our lives. Strive for happiness because in the end Allah (SWT) is the last judge to all of us.

Until Next Time,

LK

Quote from the Holy Quran, Al-Hujuraat (49:12)


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَبْ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًا ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَحِيمٌ

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.

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A verse that can really make us think… Why is it that even though we know its wrong we still gossip and talk behind other peoples back. Here is a verse from the Holy Quran, in Allah’s words to not do this. Still most (yes I will include myself) of us do this, some more then others.

When it is done by family it hurts worst. See people think that you don’t understand them or realize the person they are when they gossip to you. Yes I have had plenty of people that gossip to me not with me.

In them doing that I realize that when my back is turn most likely they are doing it to me. When others ask me my opinion of others or to express my opinion of others decision I try my best to watch my wording. I have never intentionally talked about a person without the person that is being talked about knows how I feel about them.

Yes that is the type of person I am. If I feel something about a person, they know it because I have already expressed it. If I express those same feelings or words to someone else I truly feel that I am not gossiping or backbiting.

Reading this verse makes me realize that even if the person knows how I feel I still do not have the right to tell someone else unless they are present.

Lets take this verse and reflect truly weigh our thoughts when talking to others..

Until Next Time,
LK

Quote from the Holy Quran, Al-A’raaf (7:58)


وَالْبَلَدُ الطَّيِّبُ يَخْرُجُ نَبَاتُهُ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِ ۖ وَالَّذِي خَبُثَ لَا يَخْرُجُ إِلَّا نَكِدًا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ نُصَرِّفُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَشْكُرُون

Waalbaladu alttayyibu yakhruju nabatuhu biithni rabbihi waallathee khabutha la yakhruju illa nakidan kathalika nusarrifu alayati liqawmin yashkuroona

The vegetation of a good land comes forth (easily) by the Permission of its Lord, and that which is bad, brings forth nothing but a little with difficulty. Thus do We explain variously the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) for a people who give thanks.

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Until Next Time,

LK

In Holiday Spirit, Merry Christmas


As everyone knows I am Muslim, saying this I will still like to express to the people that do celebrate this Holiday.

Merry Christmas! We at my home do not decorate or do anything special. Usually we skip the holidays to visit hubbies family then the next my family. This year we were with my family and I can say that I had a time of my life.

First stop was with my parents. They are Catholic so they celebrate Christmas Eve. This year I told my mom that I wanted to make tamales ( Central American) type, so we went out and bought all of the ingredients. Of course for hubby and me I bought us a separate pot and meat since we do not eat non-halal food. It took us two days to get everything ready. On Christmas Eve I picked up hubby from work and went straight to mom. I swear I love my parents, they love my hubby so much that they treat him as if he was their own son. We laughed, joked, talked and ate. We waited until midnight (by that time my hubby and dad were snoring away, only my mom and me were up), to give us our hug and kiss and wished each other Merry Christmas. My parents gave us a gift which we opened and we loved it!

The next day hubby and I went to see my sister. They are Christian so they celebrate Christmas Day. Of course hubby and I cooked us a meal to take to their house since they eat non-halal. I can say we had an awesome time! They also had a gift for us and of course we loved it! What I loved about that day the most is how mom and my hubby started to play monopoly.

Has anyone played it and lasted about one hour and no one loses.. Yes that was the case. Mom and hubby just wouldn’t lose. My sister was the banker my brother in law just pitched in his two sense as dad and me. After awhile since mom was wining I became her “financial advisor” and my brother in law became my hubbies… I swear we all were laughing so hard. Who thought that mature adults could act like such children.

The funniest thing though is that the actual children (my sister and brother in laws kids) were in their rooms playing their video games.

Even though hubby and I do not celebrate this holiday it doesn’t mean that you cut off the family members that do. You respect them enough to accept their gifts and spend time with them. These holidays for my husband don’t represent the “birth” of anyone but it does represent the unification of family and building trust, communication, and long lasting memories with the people you truly care about.

I truly hope that all of you have spent these Holidays with the person or people that truly matter in your life, if you can’t physically be with them you can at least call them and let them know you care.

So all I can say is

Merry Christmas

L.K

Religion and Science, can they co-exist


This is a question I have always had and finally it has been answered.. Not directly from a person but of what I have read through out the years and people that I met.

When I was a child I use to follow the Catholic religion. Well in the “community” where I practice this religion they didn’t believe that science was not in any way related to faith or a religion. For many years I truly believed that because that is what my church followed and believed in.

I lost my faith and religion ( I truly believe faith in God and religion is two different things but that is for another post) as a teenager. For awhile it didn’t matter that I still had that question that all my life I have been told that we didn’t believe science and religion went in some way together.

I finally found my faith again and slowly I started to research different types of religion’s. I tried Christianity, spirituality type of religion’s and yes I even went with some Wicca to see if any clicked. None did.

Finally I found a religion that “spoke” to me and my faith seemed to crave to study that religion and practice it. Of course that religion was Islam, the more I study the Quran and asked questions it seemed to fill that empty hole I had.

All of the studying and questions that I asked I finally received an answer. Islam believes that science can explain the miracles that God gives us all. In the Quran it talks about evolution, astronomy and yes even about giving birth. In Islam science doesn’t state that God is not true, it actually explains in terms that we can understand as to how these beautiful miracles can happen.

Having some friends that are in the “science” field and relatives also I can see how science and religion do exist and can “co-habitat” if you will with each other. Some of these scientist actually it seems to me that have a deeper understanding and have a more profound acceptance of their faith and religion.

What do you think? Do you believe that science and religion can co-exist? Have you even had a question similar to this and have you ever voiced it out loud? What was everyone else’s response?

Until Next TIme
LK