Pretty Woman...
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Oh my! She’s so beautiful... I’m trying not to stare She has this look about her This certain mystifying air... Her charming smile Captures me Something about her Is just so lovely It’s not her clothes Nor the way...
Posted on January 15, 2006 at 1:11 AM | Comments (41)

Proudly a MUSLIM…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
I’m sitting here and I’m trying to realize my bearings in this huge place.When I’m talking about HUGE,let me put you in perspective…I’m here on Planet Earth,which is part of the Solar System.We all think the Earth is really...
Posted on December 31, 2005 at 9:31 PM | Comments (4)

If I were a butterfly…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
If I were a butterfly I’d fly past the fighting, the bickering, the disunity of all the people hurting each other and never look back. I’d flap my tiny wings so hard and fly high into the air.I’d leave...
Posted on December 11, 2005 at 10:36 PM | Comments (10)

Farewell Oh! Guiding friend.
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Silent tears falling down my cheeks As I watch you walk away My heart beckons to you Not to leave me once again How I wish you didn't have to go How I wish it wasn't so.. Yet I...
Posted on October 31, 2005 at 11:10 PM | Comments (35)

Today’s Lesson in the classroom of LIFE…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
As Salaamu Alaikum class.. I see we are all ready to learn something new Insha Allah.That’s the spirit! We are always students in this classroom of Life right? Today we have a little experiment planned.Please do follow along. Right...
Posted on September 28, 2005 at 3:50 PM | Comments (10)

A Heartfelt Prayer.
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Editor's Note: The following is Part II of It's Pouring Out There Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem The pleas of the homeless Ring in my ears The cries of the children Express their fears A prayer for survival Is all that resounds...
Posted on September 9, 2005 at 6:47 PM | Comments (2)

THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
A hand smoothes her hair…or rather grabs it.
Posted on August 22, 2005 at 11:36 AM | Comments (29)

You
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Let me remind You let us go back for a moment or two to rewind and unpack Those many years ago That first moment That first breath The first day of the rest of your life... You knew nothing...
Posted on August 8, 2005 at 2:17 AM | Comments (7)

The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life...
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Last night I happened to be visiting two old ladies that were sick. Both were over 70 years of age. The usual talk commenced. Each exchanged the stories of their latest aches and pains, their hardships, their sacrifices. I...
Posted on July 26, 2005 at 12:24 PM | Comments (3)

think on it
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
How 'cool' is 'cool' before you're so cold that you care not of what's being told? That the Qur'an and Sunnah so beautiful and adored is not important anymore just blatantly ignored? How 'hot' is 'hot' before you get...
Posted on July 5, 2005 at 12:45 PM | Comments (4)

A Second Chance
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
It was hard to imagine that just hours ago,the city before Muhammad was full of life.Now the heavy darkness had settled upon the the proud buildings and silenced them.A dog barked,stirring him from his reverie.As the chilly wind howled...
Posted on June 13, 2005 at 12:05 AM | Comments (3)

MY LIFE 101
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe", and that they will not be tested? ( AL QUR'AN -029.002 ) It's that time of the year again.Those that have studied well and smart are...
Posted on May 30, 2005 at 6:33 PM | Comments (3)

A Word or Two
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
A word or two A slip of the tongue and friendships dwindle A word misplaced and a grudge does kindle An angry word so easy to say A tornado in motion destroying all in it's way A word of disrespect...
Posted on May 8, 2005 at 1:30 AM | Comments (10)

ISLAM AROUND THE WORLD PART 4
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
G'day mates! Got ya backpacks ready everyone? Right then-we're all set! BE WARNED: You are about to encounter sizzling deserts and tropical rainforests;world class cities and golden beaches.All this in one country.So let's dive right in and experience life...
Posted on April 24, 2005 at 2:00 PM | Comments (10)

ISLAM around the World- Part 3
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Jolly good of you to join me ladies and gentlemen! Ready to explore,I dare say.WelI, I shan't keep you in suspense a second longer,so off we go! ~Today's stop: The United Kingdom ~ The United Kigdom of Great Britain...
Posted on April 12, 2005 at 11:51 PM | Comments (15)

Islam around the world...part 2
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
35 million gallons of water ,per minute, roars over the edge of the one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world.This water then flows down a River into a Lake,and then into another River, finally entering into the...
Posted on March 27, 2005 at 11:53 PM | Comments (9)

Islam around the World...part 1
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
There are approximately 1.3 billion Muslims around the world. That technically means one in five people in the world are Muslim. Arabs represent about 20% of the Muslim population but the other 80% are scattered around the world. The Islamic...
Posted on March 13, 2005 at 10:48 PM | Comments (12)

Says who?
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Says who? Brother,You cant grow a beard You’ll be mocked at and jeered You’ll be looked at as weird You’ll be avoided and feared Says who? Sister,you cant wear that veil You’ll look like a whale Subjugated to the male...
Posted on February 27, 2005 at 2:47 PM | Comments (10)

A Progressing Ummah Vs A Depressing Ummah
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Some like to call this a progressing Ummah,but I think we should call it a depressing Ummah.With the amount of unhappiness, melancholy and insecurities going around,we just have no time anymore to worry about things that matter… Like why...
Posted on February 14, 2005 at 1:47 AM | Comments (2)

Sense it…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
As the sights of life colour my world The glittering clusters of the stars Charm me with their beauty The flocks of Birds embracing the horizon Impress me with their precision The drops of mercy filling my vision Unleash...
Posted on January 30, 2005 at 2:07 AM | Comments (5)

Oh Enemies of Islaam!
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
You can snatch away our human rights.You can physically and mentally torment us.You can humiliate us in this dunya.. But you cannot take away our Imaan. Oh Enemies of Islaam! You can feel victorious in this world, satisfied with...
Posted on January 16, 2005 at 2:11 AM | Comments (10)

Book of Peace
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
I opened the Qur'an Al Kareem I opened the words of Al Adheem I seek protection in ALLAH, from the cursed devil In the name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful... I read the stories of An Nabiyyeen And the...
Posted on January 9, 2005 at 7:47 AM | Comments (14)

Fool’s Paradise
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Happiness …what a wonderful word! We associate this word with many things,sometimes people or places. My picture of happiness may very well not be the same as yours. Each person has his own idea of what happiness entails. At different...
Posted on December 27, 2004 at 6:11 AM | Comments (5)

a breath…a heartbeat
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Each breath is a whisper That my end is drawing near Each heartbeat is a reminder Of that inevitable moment A second ago I was a second younger Seconds flow into minutes Minutes into hours Hours into years And...
Posted on December 12, 2004 at 3:40 AM | Comments (6)

1 message received…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
It is one of the biggest vibrations in the world today. It’s a tool with a difference. It has revolutionized communication throughout the globe. It is none other than… The cellullar phone. A breakthrough in technology indeed! What started...
Posted on November 27, 2004 at 11:36 PM | Comments (18)

Fast or Feast?
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
C’mon its time to pray Magreib time is moving away Just wait Im almost done Please just 1 more savory bun Remember Salaatul Awaabeen An opportunity for us to strengthen our Deen Just 6 Rakaats,hardly much pain And 12...
Posted on November 1, 2004 at 12:35 AM | Comments (12)

Will we value it?
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
BisMiLLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHEEM Ya ALLAH I turn to you for help, guidance and true knowledge. Ameen. It is Ramadan. The month of Mercy. The month when our spiritual batteries are being charged and when we take the time out of...
Posted on October 17, 2004 at 2:16 PM | Comments (2)

IF ONLY…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A strong believer is better and is more lovable to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone, (but) cherish that which gives you benefit...
Posted on October 3, 2004 at 3:55 PM | Comments (6)

Why I choose to be ‘Undercover’..
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
“Excuse me,I’m just curious , why do you wear that?” I stopped in mid-turn and faced the lady at the cellphone counter at Woolworths. ‘THAT’ of course referring to my Niqab. For a second I was caught off-guard.I have...
Posted on September 12, 2004 at 11:55 AM | Comments (19)

My Journey
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
I am surrounded by the murky waters of fitna Held afloat by my boat of Imaan. My oars are the most wonderful Sunnah And the Most Glorious,Most Noble Qur’aan. I row on,ever so alert and aware While evil eyes...
Posted on August 30, 2004 at 1:46 AM | Comments (4)

He slips…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
“Go on man…just one puff!” “No ways! Are you crazy! Its Haraam” “Haraam! Ha! You never worried about that before.” “My mother will kill me!” “That old woman! She doesn’t have to know. One puff man…and all your problems will...
Posted on July 25, 2004 at 6:19 PM

My soul cries out…
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Sometimes in life - I feel so overwhelmed. So much to do - so little time. So many expectations - so little resources. So many people to please. At every turn there seems to be someone waiting for me to...
Posted on July 11, 2004 at 9:43 AM | Comments (6)

Quick Recipe for Disaster
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
INGREDIENTS: 1. Lots of people with high expectations 2. Lack of trust in ALLAH 3. Low self esteem 4. Desire for praise and fame 5. Love for Dunya. Note: This recipe does not require unnecessary ingredients such as: Fear of...
Posted on June 20, 2004 at 9:46 AM | Comments (6)

I am better than Him
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
Bismillahir-Rahmanir Raheem The Prophet (SAWS) said in his last khutbah: "O people...you are all equal. Nobody has superiority over another except by piety and good action. Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer for your deeds....
Posted on May 30, 2004 at 12:33 PM | Comments (10)

OH MY CREATOR!
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
I need Your help YA RAHMAN, please help me, I am falling I crave Your mercy YA RAHEEM, without YOU I am nothing I need strength from YOU ,YA QADIR; it’s so easy to slip I need wisdom from...
Posted on May 16, 2004 at 1:06 PM | Comments (2)

STOP! PLEASE READ!
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
You may be busy with your next piece for hidayaonline,you may be just about to perform your Salaah or rush off to Hifz class. Or maybe you are a brother deciding to start a beard, or a sister donning the...
Posted on May 10, 2004 at 12:17 AM | Comments (12)

May 3,2004
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
In the name of ALLAH,The Most Merciful,The Most ForgivingI hung my head in shame… Aaaaaagh! Not another one! Right were it knows it wouldn’t be wanted. As if to say ‘ Just try and stop me!’ Humungous and perfectly round....
Posted on May 3, 2004 at 12:45 AM | Comments (6)

Fight or Flight
by Bint Abdul Khaliq
In the name of ALLAH The Most Merciful, The Most Forgiving Wow! Subhanallah, I’m sitting here at my computer wondering how on earth did I land up here. It’s amazing…considering that I’m all the way down here in sunny...
Posted on April 29, 2004 at 12:38 AM | Comments (6)