BloOming with the flowers

BloOming with the flowers

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Somalia...BY Amir Sulaiman

black faces
white tongues
the smell of sea water
taunts with sarcasm
drink me

oh somalia
im sorry i couldnt be there for you
but while you were trying to to get your daughter
to drink her urine
a singer died
while your children
were falling from the tree of life
scattered bushels of rotten fruit
some whiter children were shot

oh somalia
only if your beautiful wasnt so black
only if you were
gaza or
libya or
bahrain or
egypt or
norway or
england or
japan or
or the moon
i would mention you in a poem

only if you had
oil or
poppy or
timber or
rubber or
white people
i would mention you in my prayers

oh somalia
only if your beautiful wasnt so black
the world has grown accustom to watching you die
since i was a child
somalia - synonymous with suffering
african meant adversity
an african struggling was like
a fish swimming
a dog barking
somalia meant starvation

nevermind the magic in your poetry
the glowing saints rising from your lands like a thousand moons

nevermind the beauty of your beaches
the utter perfection in the hips of your women

oh somalia
only if you didnt wear the resemblance of eve
like an ornate funeral shroud
we wouldnt see you as our sin
and avert our gazes
in shame
turn our faces
to blame
only if your lack of the worldy
didnt remind us
of our lack of the other-worldly
perhaps then we would mention you

oh somalia
only if your beautiful wasnt so black


released 28 July 2011


tags: amir famine nevermind somalia sulaiman


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The tear of the sinner is more beloved to Allah than the arrogance of the righteous man.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Change it UP!!

Hey ladyloves,

So I got the same plain top in 3 colours...really loved the fact that it wasn't fitted. I'm not into tight fitted tops especially because I wear Jeans, so I always get loose, long tops and Alhamdulilah they seem to be everywhere, some are dresses which I convert into tops lololol...A girls gotta do what shes gotta do in the cause modesty, am I right or am I PLUS I'm really a handbag, heels, and hijab STATEMENT type of girl...the top JUST has to be the right colour, right fit and look really effortless...and I got it from there on I haven't worn the coral version yet BUT I did do turquoise and a dusty brown...okay I'm rambling...HERE...WE...GO..

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

''If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it"

A Beautiful Hadith 
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: 'When a man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.

When after the burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and Nakeer(names of two special Angels), come in the grave and try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able to inter rogate the dead man in privacy about his faith. But the handsome man says, 'He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not  leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise '.

Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, 'I am the Qur'an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Naker, you will have no grief.'

When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from Al-Mala'ul A'laa (the angels in Heaven) silk bedding filled with musk..

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: 'On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur'an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.'

Please keep forwarding this 'Hadith' to all ....because

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:
'Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse'.

May Allah bestow this favour on all of us.

I LOVE Abaya's

Salaams my doves, Oh how I love abaya's...BUT they must be the right type of abayas, must have something that I believe favours my sense of style..Can't wait to experiment during ramadhan. It's always safe to have a nice Abaya just lying around...

Rabia Z- Hijabi'FD!!!!

Rabia Z is a talented designer based in the United Arab Emirates. She paints the body with such elegance. You can see her passion through her work, the clothes speak volumes on HOW modesty isn't anything short of revolutionary...Alhamdulilah my faith has never denied me FREEDOM...some of her work is below...


Monday, 11 July 2011


Salaams All, I'm not sure if I'm the only person that can dress up on a simple day, as if i'm going somewhere such as a wedding etc lolol you catch my drift...but I'm more of a whatever MOOD I wake up in...I WEAR IT ALL if I'm in a Glitz & GLAM type of mood, you'll know...lifes way to short to be what others EXPECT you to you...

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Salaams, yes KIM K always looks lavish, and whats best about her you can turn it around and make it hijabi. to be honest Its the colours that really stand out...coral and gold almost reminds me of that BLAZER is BLAZING...Hmmm time to rumage through some coral glams...


Salaams my flowers, So I noticed lately that most celebs are playing with colour...But orange and purple seems to be the NEW "IT" blend...AND I'm not hating, esp since Zara had alot of fabulous purple in store...for those that may think this is a little to OUT could still tone it down by maybe sticking to a one colour outfit but then adding some flavour with different colour shoes or a bag...and if your really simple JUST your JEWELS...PS; it doesnt have to be these colour, be a leader and turn it around and OWN IT! inshaAllah All is well with you!

With love,
a blooming rose

Recipe for a Healthy marriage

Salaams my beauties, So I found this lovely article and decided to share. We could all grow from some of the knowledge given inshaAllah.

First off, it is important to ask yourself what you consider a real relationship to be. You need to understand what your needs and desires are from another person, and what you are willing to give them. This way, you can see early in your first meetings (islamic meetings of course), if you wish to continue and work towards a future together, and if the other person feels the same of course (both sides count).
healthy relationship
Once you have decided to have an official relationship, you both need to remember what brought the two of you together in the first place. For instance, what attracted you to each other both physically and emotionally? What do you admire about his or her personality? This will help not taking the other for granted, which can often happen after two people have been together for a long time. This does not mean the love is fading, but it does mean that there is lack of effort. People tend to get lazy after a while, because they feel comfortable and safe. This problem can be solved when both people are willing to make the time and effort.

Everyone is independent in their own beliefs and ideas about things, so never expect a person to always see things your way. However, it is important to have similar expectations out of a relationship, if you wish to avoid frequent arguments. While being in each others presence on a daily basis seems wonderful and healthy to some people, others may feel smothered and need space to have some alone time.

Patience is one of the main keys to a healthy marriage. There are times when our partner will not respond in a way in which is pleasing to us, but this does not mean we have to take it so seriously or personally. Always slow down, take a deep breath and think of reasons why your partner may be acting a certain way. Assuming and jumping to conclusions is always an unhealthy step to take because it shows your partner that they are not entitled to act freely and they feel attacked, not to mention it shows that you automatically assume the worst of them. Give your partner some time and let them know that you will be there for them when they are ready to talk. No matter what the situation may be, patience is golden in a marriage, unless your partner never wants to discuss matters with you (which would mean you need counseling).

Honesty is also at the top of everyone's list when it comes to what people want out of a marriage. A person needs to know that they can trust their mate because it builds a zone of safety and comfortableness around them. They need to know that they can at least rely on their loving partner to tell them the truth, no matter what. Being human means NOT being perfect, which means we will make mistakes. Now, we should not let that fact lead us to making mistakes we already know are wrong ahead of time. If your partner deliberately makes mistakes or you knowingly make mistakes, it shows that you or your partner lacks respect and care for the other. This is unhealthy for the marriage. What is healthy however, is realizing that the mistake you committed is a mistake. You or your partner need to know that what they did was wrong and they need to feel the sympathy for what they did. Once you or partner have realized this, you can then figure out a way of how you will confess your wrong doings to the other.