Thursday, March 30, 2006

Marraige Advice.


I guess when you're single and ok, yea, looking, I've noticed that people tend to give you marraige advice whether you ask for it or not. Its like, hello? do I have "Hi, I'm single & ALL I think 'bout is finding my husband" written across my forehead!?! Well, 95% of the time isn't ALWAYS! Just kidding {i.e. the 95%}!!! ::lol::


So, yesterday, I got advice from someone kind of random, one of my Muslim Professors. His advice on finding a man...

"You have to learn to prioritize! You have make sure you are going for your best chances. Its like, when you have a chance to meet a hand full of guys versus meeting just one or two, you need to go with your best option," and he went on,
"trust me! I studied this. How do you think I found my wife? I would make sure to be at the best place for me! So, don't forget!"


And...after that lil shpeal he went on to encourage me to attend the National Association of Muslim Lawyers- National Muslim Law Student Association (
NAML-NMLSA ) Conference this weekend in D.C. LOL Ummm.. I was just gonna go for the lectures...really! :P



p.s. btw..i'm not going. Although I did tell him to keep a look out for me ;) ...B/c I was also advised (by someone else), make a whole lotta connections! hehe...

p.s.s.... I don't mind all that much. I mean, Alhumdulillah, in the end, these people are just looking out for us! Its actually kinda endearing! :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Only Clearly Disturbed People Run for President.


-- KV

A Man Wrote:

What genuinely motivates Al-Qaeda to kill and self- destruct? The President says, “They hate our freedom – our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other; which surely is what not has been learned from the captives being held in Guantanamo, or what he told in his briefings. Why do the communications industry and our elected politicians allow Bush to get away with such nonsense? And how can there even be peace, and even trust in our leaders, if American people aren’t told the truth?


Well one wishes that those who took over our Federal Government, and hence the world, by means of a Mickey Mouse coup d’etat, who disconnected all the burglar alarms prescribed by the Constitution, which is to say the House and Senate, and the Supreme Court, and We, the people were truly Christian, but as William Shakespeare told us long ago, “The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.”


Only nut cases want to be president. This was true even in high school. Only clearly disturbed people run for president.

** All excerpts from
  • A Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Monday, March 27, 2006

    Wasting time in Contracts...

    On Average, You Would Sell Out For

    tell me wut u get!( it takes like 10 sec's)!!! :P

    Sunday, March 26, 2006

    Note To Self...

    Note to Self:

    It doesn’t mean you’re a hypocrite just because you do one thing but not everything,
    it simply means you’re trying your best and improving yourself as a person


    Sorry I didn't post earlier. I've been like living @ the library lately, yea yea, i have no life ::wutever:: Hey, but @ least this time, I was able to get the room with the 180 degree view of Downtown NYC! i guess its not that bad.


    I've also been pretty busy with a bunch of different projects; basically running around like a chicken without its head! But, Alhumdulillah the freakn appellate brief i've been working on since last week is pretty much complete! :::sigh::: iA I hope I get at least a decent grade on that thing. Last nite, I went to one of the Islamic Center @ NYU's Shuruq week events. I went cuz my roomate made me, but it was boring, some folk- tale telling British guy who studied in Turkey. He kinda reminded me of that lil, arab dude @ the opening of Aladdin (wuts his name, again?). haha me and another friend ditched that joint to go watch the bhangra show happening a coupla floors below. A lot more fun for sure! LOL...

    ok, bak to the brief folks and please make du'a that I finish soon! jazakallah!

    wasalaam :)

    ** quote from "The Hijab Article" by Zahera**

    Friday, March 24, 2006

    :::Top 10 Idiosyncrasies:::


    As you go through life, you learn a little bout yourself everyday; such as, what you like & what you dislike. Some people refer to these dislikes as their idiosyncrasies or "pet peeves." Here's my top 10 list.... things that leave me annoyed, confused or just plain thinking "wwwww tttt hhhhh?!"

    1. Part-Time Hijabis: Wearing a hijab to school & work aint gonna cut it if you're @ the next shaadi letting it all out, honey. The boys come out to play there too.

    2. People who sign up on Naseeb as Here to make new friends and Activity Partners when they're actively & very obviously looking for partners for different kinda activities, one's that require lifetime committments. lol

    3. People who leave all their car windows down, but make sure to lock the doors when they leave. Or, better yet, people who have a convertible, leave the top down and lock all the doors. mmm ok, i thnk ur stuff on the back seat is safe!

    4. People who drink (i.e. alcohol) all year round, but then make sure to fast during Ramadan...and..w
    hen they ask you if you drink, you say "No, astaghfurallah," they get all offended and say, "Omg, dude, ur like waaaaay too hardcore religious for me!"" mmm okay...?

    5. Hijabi girls with their hijab all nice and proper wearing pants with the words Dontcha Wish emblemed across the ass.

    6. People who declare that they eat zabiha halal meat, but then allow themselves to eat chicken "outside." mmmm meat is meat is meat.

    7. 30 + year old uncles gee's lookin to get hooked up with girls ages 17-22.... i have one word.. Jailbait. {lmao}

    8. Guys who openly hit on hijabi's.

    9. Guys who ask you out, get rejected and then turn around and ask, " Why do desi girls think that every guy who's tries to talk to em is asking her out?!" mmm...cuz maybe u just ask me out?

    10. Aunties who mock you @ the masjid for wearing "American" clothes when their daughter is notorious for having a boyfriend ( among other things) in school....ladies, get a leash for ur child first!

    hehe...if u wanna share some of urs..i'd luv to hear em! :P

    wasalaam :)

    Wednesday, March 22, 2006


    Ok, I know I already posted for today, but I just wanted to share....

    Today, I got one of the best compliments of my life and i'm still smiling from it! One of my gori friends from law school told me that she just knew that I was worth being friends with from Orientation day. She said that it was my face that had something where she just knew that I was a good person. The funny thing is that I don't really hang out w/ her all that much; maybe get in an im session once every coupla weeks. InshAllah, I hope I can live up to that.

    wasalaam :D

    Poetic Calligraphy (Rain Song)

    O Gulf, Giver of pearls, shells and death. And the echo replies, As if lamenting: O Gulf.

    Your eyes are two palm trees forests in early light,

    Or two balconies from which the moonlight recedes
    When they smile, your eyes, the vines put forth their leaves,
    And lights moons in a river
    Rippled by the blade of an oar at break of day;
    As if stars were throbbing in the depths of them...

    - - Badr shakir al-sayyab, Rain Song - -

    ** Originally spotted on Seeker After Truth**

    Monday, March 20, 2006



    If anyone can recommend some Islamic websites that show fatwas issued on various topics i'd really appreciate it. I have some, but i'd like whatever else I can get. I'm working as a research assistant for a law professor who's writing, among other articles, a casebook on Shari'a; something that's never been done yet! Furthermore, this professor was involved heavily with the current Zacharias Moussaoui trials and alhumdulillah i'm really excited about helping him out! I think its so important for Muslims to get involved in the legal field, especially in light of recent events. Alhumdulillah, we have a lot of representation in the medical and other science fields, but the legal world is still highly lacking. iA, with the blessings of Allah {swt} the Islamic Youth will become more aware of this need and become a strong force within the legal world.

    Wasalaam & Jazakallah Khair! :)

    *¸¸. Salaam

    A woman's heart should be so close to God that a man must seek Him to find her."

    Wait for a man who pursues you, the one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical.
    The kind who brings out the best in you & makes you want to be a better person.
    Wait for the person who will drop everything to be with you no matter the circumstances, who makes you smile like no other can, and when he smiles you know he needs you.
    Who tells you- you have a beautiful smile and holds your hand when you're alone.
    Wait for the man who looks you in the eyes when he talks to you, who trusts you enough to tell you what's bothering him.
    Wait for the man after God's own heart, wait for the man God has planned for u.
    Wait for that man... &
    no doubt God knows what is best for u!

    ´ ¸.•´
    ¸.• *¨) ¸. •*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•.•´
    ¸¸.* madiha **¸¸.*

    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    Embarrassing moment numero uno...


    Alrighty, so those of you who don't know me probably don't know that i'm like the worlds biggest clutz @ times and all those things you wish didn't happen to you, probably happened to me. LOL..sadly its true. Yea, I was the one who tripped down the stairs in front of 300+ people @ my 8th grade graduation among other horrendous incidents I don't really wanna relive ::LOL:: Still, I think being able to laugh at ones self is healthy and embarrassing moments kinda keep ya in check. Have you ever noticed that the most mortifying moments usually happen when ur trying to look all fly? Its like Allah {swt's} way of telling you to come back to reality...So, hence my embarrassing moment on the way to jummah prayer yesterday kinda came that way.


    Jummah prayer begins @ 1:30 pm and although i'm usually early, I was kind of running late, so i didn't really have time to have breakfast or lunch, for that matter. I just grabbed a Balance Bar and bought a coffee from the Arab dude's food cart and rushed down to the subway station. The train, thank god, was just pulling up, so I entered and although there were some empty seats, I didn't sit. I usually don't like to sit cuz the seats are pretty nasty and I didn't want my white coat to get dirty, so I just decided to stand, holding precariously to this metal bar with one hand, because I still held the coffee cup in my other one. So, I was wearing my 3 inch wedge shoes, my new white coat and I dont know was just kinda dressed up, cuz thats how i usually roll. lol


    After a second, I noticed this really cute GQ- ish desi guy enter the train and stand right across from me. As the train pulled away from the station, I went to switch hands cuz I wanted to turn the volume on my iPod up and in the process, the coffee cup somehow slipped from my hand and fell onto this girl sitting down on one of the seats next to where I was standing. I instinctively said "Sorry!" but it came out more like a yell, since I had just turned up the volume on my my iPod. The trains are usually pretty quiet and so I just succeeded in bringing all this attention to myself (and, yes, even the hot desi guy's)....sadly its not over just yet...


    The good thing was that my coffee cup was pretty much empty, save for a coupla sips, so somehow the girl didn't get much on her. However, I was also holding some napkins, so I bent down to help her, and once again the train jerked, unbalancing me, and the fact that I was wearing those 3 inch wedges didn't help. Now, I was basically on my knees on the floor of the cab, mortified! I handed the chick the napkins, who was laughing at that point, bechari she was nice though and I ungracefully as hell got up and sat down in the closest empty seat, which unfortunately happened to face the hot, desi guy. God, from that point I still had about 4 stops to go, the 4 most agonizing ones ever! My face was burning w/ embarrassment the entire time! Of course the guy was across from me until my stop came and I exited that cab like there was no tommorrow. ::sigh:: I laughed about it with my friends later...and still think its funny...but man, not when it was happening, for sure.


    ahh well....wut I learned from this 'lil incident...Don't be too vain to sit down next time!!!

    Wasalaam :)

    Thursday, March 16, 2006

    Jummah Mubarak, Again! :)

    Thank god its Friday! This week went by too slow, but then again the days do seem to be flying by. Next week is NYU's shuruq week, so inshAllah i'm gonna try to volunteer for some of the events planned, although my classes tend to clash w/ a lot of them... ::sigh:: I think i'm gonna haveta skip Civil Procedure, oh wut a hardship. lol. And then on Sunday I have that Muslim Bar Association meeting again, iA I hope people are more aware of our "muslimness" this time, since last time was kind of a bust.


    Ok, so there's been something bugging me kinda. Is it wrong for muslim girls to comment on muslim guys blogs and vice versa? I mean, I didn't see anything wrong w/ it! You know i'm new @ this whole blogging thing, so it was kinda wierd for me to hear that some ppl tend ta think that when a girl, for example, comments on a guy's blog, she's not really interested in his blog (if u know wut i mean). okay, I don't know wut mmmm sad & lonely world you live in, but, wth?! A) its a really loser-like way to meet guys and B) ummm can i say wierd and stalker-like behavior prbly got u to "blog dating" in the first place! People are wierd for sure..but then again, thats y life is so interesting! lol :P

    alrighty i'm sleepy, so wasalaam :)


    firstly...alhumdulillah my charger thingy came tonite so woohooo!

    I think this song rocks and the lyrics are totally awesome :)

    Jah Work
    Written by: Ben Harper

    tell me do you really know your brother man
    cause a heart speaks louder than a color can
    and why would you even shake a man's hand
    if you're not going to help him stand

    jah work
    jah work
    jah work is never done

    every man's actions belong to he
    if prepared for thereafter to each his destiny
    some people believe and some people know
    some people deceive and some people show

    jah work
    jah work
    jah work is never done

    you must do the heaviest
    so many shall do none
    you have got to stand firm so many shall run
    some they rest their head at night
    some get no sleep at all
    if you listen close to what you see you will hear the call...

    (i wish i could put the song on here..but its too hard to find..i'll keep trying tho :) )

    wasalaam :)

    Tuesday, March 14, 2006

    bAbY CoMe BaCk!!!

    Hola! okay so u guys haveta excuse me for not writing.... My battery charger isn't here yet so i'm still w/o my baby {i.e. the laptop} :( It sux, I know!!! Dude, i'm like addicted to my computer and now i'm going through withdrawl or something. Everytime I see a computer or one of my friends w/ their laptop, I like attack em...haha.. its sad, but true. Well, InshAllah by the end of this week my baby'll be working! :P

    here'r some cool quotes i came across...

    You have nobler things to do than merely die.
    -- Sathya Sai Baba

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
    -- Oscar Wilde

    wasalaam :)

    Sunday, March 12, 2006


    Sometimes I feel as if the world is just too selfish. I don't want to sound like a cynic, but I can't help but feel disillusioned. At times I feel like i'm too nice and that i need to develop some of my own claws to keep from getting hurt. Still, I like the way I am....but then again, i hate that i get my feelings hurt cuz of it. So wut's a girl to do? Where does that leave me? I don't know.


    Saturday, March 11, 2006

    Pix :)

    Ramdom Pix from LA!

    ( the local sbux...i luv studying there)

    <-- Hollywood & Highland (Kodak Theater) Academy day..they wouldn't let us in. I guess we're just not cool enuff!

    *** Beverly Hills Hotel..where the paparazzi were. they filmed us cuz they thought we were someone famous..hehe.

    The masjid inside... got yelled @ for taking this pic.."sister please come back for the tour"..wth?! i thnk thats messed up, rite?

    rainy LA :( --->

    LA City view from my street :) {a lil blurred tho}


    Ok..since reza {} prompted me to write...I decided to get over my laziness & fill ya guys in.


    ::sigh:: so, the fun's over. I gotta head back to NY tmrw morning {inshAllah} and I don't really wanna leave, although its shockingly warmer there than in it is in LA; I guess thats something to look forward to. woohoo...good weather and school ::sarcasm::


    When I get back, I also haveta start looking for a new place to live! Sadly, they're rennovating my building this September and so I haveta move! :'( So starts the search for an apt in Manhattan...if u know nethng bout Manhattan, u'd be shuddering @ this point. Please pray that this process goes easy...cuz finding an apartment in Manhattan is like finding a straight person in San Fran...pretty much non-existent.

    **** i'm going to one of those all girls, dance party! I luuuvvv those...the hijabi's can break it down and I get ta booty Boys, i'm sure u wanna know wut else goes down @ these lil shindigs...but, sorry...i'm not tellinnnnnnnnggg :P


    alrighty..ima go get ready for my i'll holla @ ya guys l8r!

    wasalaam :)

    Thursday, March 09, 2006


    The SWORD OF ISLAM is not the sword of steel. I know this by experience, because the sword of Islam struck deep into my own heart. It didn't bring death, but it brought a new life; it brought an awareness and it brought an awakening as to who am I and what am I and for what am I here..."

    -- Mohammed Asad


    Omg...outsourcing = major headache! I called hp technical support for help and this is what went down:

    HP Woman (w/ a bad indian accent): Hi, how may i halp you, my name is Clemency (indian ppl w/ wierd white names...wth?!)

    Me: Hi, my battery pack died and now i can't charge my laptop which is also dead i wanted to get another one.

    Clemency: ok, i'll need your serial number.

    Me: mmmm, ok it got rubbed off, so i can't see it

    Clemency: its the "S slash N" number, starting w/ a "CN."

    Me: its rubbed off, so i can't make it out.

    Clemency: Ok, if you gave me the S/N number, found under the barcode, i can help you.

    Me: Look! its rubbed off, i c-a-n-t make it outtttttt.

    Clemency: ok, turn on ur laptop and press ctr-alt-s to find out.

    Me: Remeber my batterys dead so i can't turn it on.

    Clemency: Look ma'm I just need the s/n number.

    Me: dekhiya auntie....urdu me....muje nazar nahin ara!

    Clemency: Oh ok, But ma'm please call us back w/ the Serial number. Try using a magnifying glass or look closely w/ a light.



    10 min's later i called again and got a white dude, and now my battery pack's on its way...yaay.

    wasalaam :)

    Monday, March 06, 2006

    The Good Ole Days

    Its funny how we come to appreciate those days that we used to dread. Same time last year, I was praying as hard as I could to get into law school....I had a year off from school and I worked on creating a tutoring business w/ my sister. Still, it was like, I didn't want to be labled as the LOSER who didnt get into law school and the aunties were like "buss shaadi kardo." Hold up Aunty! way! I wanna make my own way, thank you. I mean yea marraige and all is in the future inshAllah, but maybe in like a few years, like when i'm 25 (i bet my mom's havin an aneurysm somewhere for me saying that).

    So today I had a schedule exactly like one of my old days and I enjoyed every bit! Ironic I know.

    ws..madiha :P

    Saturday, March 04, 2006

    ::Imam in America::


    The NY Times is doing a 3 part series on the life of a popular Egyptian immigrant who serves as an Imam in a Masjid located in Brooklyn, N.Y. and the three part series to include interactive web features is roughly organized as: introduction to the Imam; the Imam post 9/11; and the Imam's role as marriage facilitator for Muslim singles. 'I thought the story was fairly optimistic I & hope it serves as a positive piece in this tumultous period.

    Here's the link to the first article:

    An Imam in America
    A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds;en=934a4e8cc4d105a4&ei=5094&partner=homepage

    wasalaam :)

    Friday, March 03, 2006

    Jummah Mubarak!!!!!

    Jummah Mubarak!!!

    Well, I just got home (to LA) and, of course, the second my mom saw me, she started crying. It makes me feel bad for moving away...but then again, she's the one who encouraged me to move! Alhumdulillah i'm blessed to have parents who promised that they wouldn't hold me back for school and i'm truly grateful. Unfortunately, its raining today and for the next coupla days. How unfair! Everyday for the past week it was sunny and beautiful, but when I get here, nope! Uh well i'm just glad to be back...alhumdulillah.

    iA more of an update l8R, i gotta get some sleep.

    wasalaam :)

    Thursday, March 02, 2006


    Yaay!!! This morining when I woke up it was snowing! Yes, i know i know...snow sux..but for someone from Cali, its wonderful! I'm gonna go outside and try to refrain myself from jumping into a pile of snow, haha...although ima be thinking it!

    wasalaam :P