From one who has been attempting something similar for the past few years, I have to say that you've got a great knack for dialogue.
Can't wait for next week's installment.
"samosa" is a (usually) potato-filled fried dumpling appetizer (southasian)
"lassi" is a milk and yogurt-based cold drink
"kulfi" is a milk-based ice cream with cardomom and almonds/pistachioson March 21, 2004 8:28 PM
Mashallah amazing. I really think that this column is quite a visionary addendum to our Hidaya. I really like the titles of each column and how they relate to the super-title. Keep it up :)on March 21, 2004 9:53 PM
I love it :). MashaAllah, excellent work. In the beginning I was like "ohhh god, they keep giggling and sighing and sighing and giggling", but then it got deep and insightful mashaAllah. I keep on having wierd vibes though. I feel like just as I become attached to these sisters (and their sighing and giggling and giggling and sighing) they will die in a terrible unforseen (yet foreshadowed) car crash. That would definitely be sad. I wouldnt be able to drink lassi and eat samosas for like 2 weeks. I like samosas and lassis, please dont kill Kunza and Shajeeah.
WasalaamuAlaikumon March 22, 2004 1:10 AM
if bintabbas would like to stop writing comments and start writing articles:
Some idea of what you want to write about.
If you want to write weekly or bi-weekly
Whether or not you're an RU student/alumni
reread the last comment on "don't hate them..."
She said she decided to write.
Well said brothers Hamayun and Rami. JazakumAllahu khair.
I will no longer put down some in order to love others. I dont know what I was thinking...
Excellent topic. I actually wrote a real comment to this but it ended up being so long that I decided to use it as an article. But I had so been looking forward to posting a comment that I was forced to improvise. I apologize.
2) "Ishtop" ---> absolute genius
on March 22, 2004 11:56 AM
Thanks for the defense Bro. Rami. I am confused, is there some sort of rule on this site that only people who write articles can comment? Its as if no one who stumbles onto HidayahOnline and posts a comment is allowed to escape without having beloved brother shaving cream hunt them down and coerce them into writing an article... You guys arent like a cult or anything right?
Actually, I like cults. I am editing my article and will email it to you all in the next few days inshaAllah. Then please open your secrets to me and tell me how to be and what to think :)
p.s. No offense or disrespect meant to brother Gillette. I simply jest in good faith and do respect him and his writing---which is actually pretty good mashaAllah...
"our expressions differ, but Your beauty is one, and all are pointing towards that Beauty"
"I keep on having wierd vibes though. I feel like just as I become attached to these sisters (and their sighing and giggling and giggling and sighing) they will die in a terrible unforseen (yet foreshadowed) car crash. That would definitely be sad. I wouldnt be able to drink lassi and eat samosas for like 2 weeks. I like samosas and lassis, please dont kill Kunza and Shajeeah."
I agree with BintAbbas. I want to know whether these characters are fictional or not. Is this fiction based on true experience? I suppose I can deal with the non-fiction, what I cannot deal with is finding out later that something terrible happens to one of them and I get all sad over fictional characters (yes a GUY can feel that way too. There I said it). So please kill the mystery Saima.
Faisal Akhtaron March 22, 2004 11:09 PM
we shall wait and see :)on March 22, 2004 11:20 PM
Besides, it's only the 2nd mile...on March 22, 2004 11:41 PM
hmn.. I am a little confused... at some point their fob accents seem to go away, and their english vocabulary seems to evolve...
I thought this article was going to be about not being mean to Fobs or something...
whats next copying and pasting IM convos?on March 23, 2004 1:32 PM
It does not please Allah when we are mean to fobs.on March 23, 2004 1:46 PM
By no means was this to poke fun at certain people. And if that's what was understood, then you missed the point.
Insha'Allah, as you follow the series, you will see how the girls evolve.
Both of these girls have "human" characteristics, hence, they are not "perfect".
My apologies to anyone who was offended by the beginning of the article.
Pleese mind not. I vas doeeng it vat ees caaled the jocking. You are the achi of bachi and looking smart. You marry my beta. Then cook you the my chapaatis. I vill stroke yaur head and giwe yoo the blaissing.
you come come mem saab
on March 24, 2004 1:36 AM
vil u want four potas or pive ?on March 26, 2004 12:12 AM
I vill giwe pipty pie dolaars if from now you all talk englis, walk englis, and write englis properly.
deal, yah?on March 26, 2004 12:15 AM
...and I vil giwe it the piphty shix dollers and new cricket bat if all of the Hidayah akhbaar writes it like this in it from now on and on and on.
(let the bidding for the future of Hidaya begin...)on March 26, 2004 1:33 AM