Wednesday, May 24, 2006

*Shaadi Season*

~ Asalam'Alaykum~

Like every year, the beginning of summer brings about the start of the shaadi (wedding) season; and now that it's summer, that's where I find myself, in the midst of shaadi preparations., not mine! But still, a really close friends, so it's practically like @ my house.

Even before I left for LA, my sister began lamenting to me about making up a dance for the mehndi, which is this Friday. Now, I have till Friday to learn a dance, and if i'm a good student, two! So, since my first day back (Monday) that's what i've been doing for the past couple of days and I seriously feel like i'm in boot dance Boot Camp of all things! lol

I'll let ya'll know if I look like a freak on Friday, iA I hope not. Hey, I've got a secret up my sleeve, the fact that my sister and I do the dance together...two twins who look so alike..we automatically get the wow so different and so even if we suck, it doesnt really matter lol. Cuz, aww, we're sooo cute. *rolling eyes* lol :P

More updates later iA...gotta go... more dancing :

wasalaam :)

~ madiha ~

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Stupidly Funny **lol**

lol..i just find this so entertaining! I know I know i'm a dork, but, hey, ain't no shame! :P

Get your own games at

Blogs aren't just for thoughts...

Asalam'alaykum folks!

So, I don't know if some you noticed or not...but someone ("anonymous") posted a sort of classified singles Ad as a comment to my last post. LOL! Can anyone tell me if that really works! Hey, not like i'm asking for myself or anything..just some research for friends *ahem* j/k j/k....

But really, I mean how successful could that be!?! Hey one of my friends (we'll call him batman here) is all into video dating..I don't know how successful he's found it...i'll let ya'll know though, lol!


~ Madiha ~

fyi.. umbrellas don't work when it rains slanted!

fyi2: this post is a joke! lol but if u wanna put up classfied adds go for it...cept being anonymous won't help really lol unless anon1 and anon2 hook up..but then they'd still be anonymous...*confused*

fyi3: my friend batman is NOT into video dating ( he just wishes he was) LOL.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Officially on Summer Vaca!

~ Asalam'alaykum ~

Yaay..aH the dumb exams are all over! Hallelujah!!! I'm finally back to being muh crazy self :P


Summer always reminds me of the beach and it totally sucks that it rained here all day, especially cuz it was my first official day of Summer Vacation! Still, who cares, as long as school's out, all's good in the world. I got to do nothing all day, just like I used to in junior high and high school. Having nothing to do is great! Sometimes I wish I didn't haveta grow up and could keep things the way they were when we were younger:


Tonight I went to an "End of the School Year" party shindig at a friend's house. One of my other friends from law school is a DJ ( and so he got to dj a lil :) It was fun, I guess, I left kinda early though. Oh, and lol, it was funny how some people didn't recognize me cuz I decided to leave my hair down today, when I ususally wear it up. Well, as long as its a good different, i'm cool with that. :P

So this week inshAllah ima just chillax and get ready to leave for LA on Monday! I so can't wait.

wasalaam :)

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Stuff of the Gods!

Ok ,I would so not have survived finals if Coke hadn't invented this shizzznad!!! I have to say, it tastes awesome and this is coming from someone who doesn't really drink soda at all! It's coffee & coke! mmmm. lol

wasalaam :)

I'm a Surviva', I'm Gonna Make it, I Will Survive and Keep on Surviving :P


Sorry i've been neglectful of my blog and (as a couple of you complained) caused some of you withdrawl ::lol:: I'm just trying to get past this week and then its FREEDOM (inshAllah). My last crappy final is on Monday, but its the largest exam; 4 hrs and a coupla essays long.


Alhumdulillah, so far, law schools great, but the only part that sucks is finals and the amount of competativeness displayed at this time. The competativeness in the air's so thick you can choke on it. Seriously. Not only is the final exam 100% of your grade, exams are not graded on a curve. So basically, everyone's fighting for themselves and the top position; and although most of us remember to play nicely with each other, others forget and become highly secretive and what not. It's so gay!!! Fine, life isn't fair, but it doesn't haveta be mean!!


Well, I guess it's just something I haveta learn to get used to and inshAllah I pray that I don't turn into that person who hides or doesn't share information with my friends. I'm not gonna lay it out, but i'll share it especially if they ask me. Survival of the fittest is not a nice theory sometimes and because in the end, the fittest may not be the happiest.

Wasalaam :)

Monday, May 08, 2006

Online Rishtas...

~ Asalam' Alaykum ~

The revolution of the internet has no doubt been a leap for all of society, but more importantly its opened doors for Muslims, and even more so for the younger, Muslim generations. There's obviously this new trend of meeting or trying to meet people online. And by meeting people online, I don't mean joining matchmaker sites {e.g. Naseeb or}, I mean getting a screenname from another friend, exchanging screennames after meeting someone in person, or meeting some *shock* off a blog ::lol:: I wouldnt call it online dating per se, more like "Online rishtas" or something not so "western" in idea, because I don't think its exactly like dating. Somehow, it all seems "okay" to talk to the opposite sex online or even discuss things that we would never dare discuss face to face. Fine, thats all well understood, online chatting = fitna-ish behavior.


Still though, beyond all that, I wonder: Is the internet {i.e. chatting} really that effective in meeting someone and gauging their true personality? Well , I thought yes because, well, doesn't one usually just feel more comfortable chatting online because there's that anonymity factor? Personally i'm the same online as I am in reality. If you thought that my hyper behavior was for the net only, you'll be highly dissappointed, because i'm just as hyper in reality as I am online. But, how about those people that are highly reserved in reality, but online are super hyper and talkative and vice versa? These sortsa questions have made me doubt or at least be weary of my earlier theory.


Then how does this all play into successfully meeting someone and actually going beyond the "getting to know" phase and into the "lets get married" phase? I don't know anyone who's done that, so I can't be certain how successful it actually has been. Yet, i've spoken with enough of my friends who've gone through the online thing, and mostly i've gotten some mixed feedback. The biggest problem it seems is that there's always misunderstandings online. One party gets misunderstood and thats the end of it. I think that that's a major problem because one small misunderstanding can leave you with a bad image of someone, when in truth they aren't like that at all. I'm sure you'll all agree with me that that highly unfair to someone! Especially becuase if you've been introduced to the guy/girl through another friend, you may unknowingly hurt their credibility for the future. I guess the best way to go around that would be to question someone specifically. But how many of us would do that? Yea, not many. Sadly, its human nature for us to think the worse of someone. Even personally, i'd be like, what a whacko and move on...


Then when is the solution to all this? With the current changes in society and what not, its really difficult not to speak to the opposite sex. More usually, guys/ girls start out speaking as friends, which then morphs into something more. So the best thing to do would be to not speak to the opposite sex at all. But, that's totally easier said than done! :O

wasalaam :)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Busy Bee :)


Sorry, i've been a lil M.I.A. lately! I have finals coming up this week and next and so i've been studying like a maniac! InshAllah they'll be over soon and i'll be done with my first year of law school!!! It went by so quick, alhumdulillah! I don't have time to write anything lengthy today, but inshAllah I will @ my first chance!


I'd been kinda of neglectful of my exercising habits lately and so I decided to go running in Central Park today. Lets just say, i'm so sore right now, i'm whimpering with every step :( Two days of running after like a month of nothing is pretty hardcore! But alhumdulillah it still feels great.

OH! I saw a lady walking her cat on a leash!!! :O I couldn't help it, I started laughing out loud!!! Then this guy next to me saw and started laughing too! It was sooo hilarious. The lady just kind of gave us a dirty look. Wut?! You better expect some reactions like that if you decide to walk your cat in public like that, woman! lol

...And, OMG! I totally wanna row a boat in the lake! After finals InshAllah! :P

wasalaam :)

p.s. please make a quick du'a for me during this stressful time! Jazakallah :)

Friday, May 05, 2006


Quite ironically today's khutbah was on Civics in Islam and more specifically on how to argue with Akhlaq...

Something that really stood out was this one quote that went something like this:

" I believe my opinion is right, with the slight possibility of it being wrong and I believe your opinion is wrong , with the slight possibility of it being right."**

wasalaam :)

** Imam Shafi {May Allah be pleased with him}

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A lil clear up..


~ Asalam'alaykum~

I appreciate all of you who participated in the commentary on my last post. This is the whole reason I write my thoughts on a blog. I didn't take any offense to your comments and opinons and will only become upset if people make personal attacks. I feel that it's good to have different points of views discussed since it's eye-opening to say the least. I just hope I didn't upset anyone because that was truly not my intention. Furthermore, I'd like to make sure everyone knows that I don't hold anger towards them in any way. Alhumdulillah, I don't believe in holding grudges, especially for little things like this, and I don't want anyone to feel that they're not allowed to comment on my blog in the future. Please feel free to express your opinions, as long as you remember to have Aklhaq. Otherwise ima haveta censor you! :P


Madiha :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

People w/ too much time on their hands....

Okay, so after that last post...I think I need to do something kinda light hearted..cuz, mmm yea. Although I do enjoy controversy sometimes..adds a lil spice to everything. :P

So, today I took a lil trip to the Lincoln Center to see the magician/stunt man, David Blaine. He's the one trying to spend a week in an Aquarium. Why? Just for the heck of it I guess. On the 7th day, he's gonna try to hold his breath for almost 9 mins and break free of chains and the aquarium a la Houdini. I seriously think David Blaine's a jinn.. the dudes crazy! He does crazy things like levitation and bends spoons w/ his mind! Scary. If you've never heard of him before, check out his website.

Its kinda wierd to see him in the tank. They haveta put special stuff on him to keep his skin from deteriorating, gross! Of course, hundred of tourist were around, and David's "people" had a viewing set up, so people could say hi and wut not, but, I didn't get in line cuz it was way too freakn long. He is kinda cute though, ehh, i'll go by tmrw again, it's not like he's not going anywhere till Sunday anyways...not like he can escape either lol...j/k j/k :P

Here's the latest article on him::

Blaine 'Drowned' In Latest Stunt

NEW YORK - Take a deep breath. Stunt artist David Blaine began his latest death-defying feat on Monday: spending a week submerged in an 8-foot sphere filled with water.

The shirtless, 33-year-old magician, an oxygen tube in his mouth, slid into his snow-globe-like "human aquarium" at Lincoln Center.

In a week, he will remove the breathing device and try to hold his breath underwater to surpass a record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds -- longer than a dolphin, he says, but still surpassed by the sperm whale.
In an added display of extreme multitasking, Blaine will try to escape from 150 pounds of chains and handcuffs during the breath-holding finale.

"As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini," Blaine explained Monday.
"I don't think about death but I am prepared for it," he said, adding that his only fear is "the fear of the unknown."

The risks of his latest venture range from seriously pruned skin to oxygen-deprivation-induced brain damage. His brother, Michael, is his power of attorney.
Blaine said he started training in December, with some help from Navy SEALS. He lost 50 pounds so his body would require less oxygen.

The water will be kept at a balanced temperature to help keep his core temperature near 98.6 degrees. His gear will include a diving helmet that allows two-way communication with his support team.
He invites visitors to stop by and wave at him. The water should be nice and clear; he will be fed and, uh, relieve himself via tubes.

Because he's not exactly the shy type, Blaine's finale will air live in a two-hour ABC special, titled "David Blaine: Drowned Alive," next Monday at 8 p.m. EDT.

Blaine's previous feats included balancing on a 22-inch circular platform atop a 100-foot pole for 35 hours; being buried alive in a see-through coffin for a week; and surviving inside a massive block of ice for 61 hours, all of which were performed in New York. In 2003, he fasted for 44 days in a suspended acrylic box over the Thames River in London