I received this petition from Change.org about cruelty inflicted on pigs by Tyson, a supplier for Walmart. As a Muslim, who even though considers pork unclean, haraam and unfit for consumption, I still find this cruelty inflicted on pigs to be sickening. These farm workers are barbarians and I find intentionally inflicted animal cruelty such as ripping piglets’ testicles/tails and or stomping their heads on the ground to be so heinous that I would not mind giving the death penalty to these farm workers. I consider animal torture to be as serious as human torture or perhaps more since animals do not have a voice and their torture goes unreported and hence unpunished.
Sometimes, I feel just like that - I do not appreciate anything about being from a Pakistani background - we are corrupt, fail to curb terrorism/drone attacks/sectarian clashes or produce electricity or practice Islam. Our vision of being progressive is to wear western clothes and speak English. One habit that some women from Pakistan find to be a favorite past time is to spread rumors about others. A while back, I wrote about this busy bee in our neighborhood spreading rumors about the female owner of the compound shop in our last compound and then about girls in our current compound. Seems like this busy bee’s friends or perhaps she, herself, have become busy spreading rumors about the compound shop cashiers/workers in our current compound – dirty rumors. I am tired of these women and their husbands who participate in these rumors as well. I am not going to reiterate what’s being said because that’s further slandering but I would like to confront these women. I want to ask them, “Did you see this man (or woman) in action of what you accuse him (or her) of?” and if their answer is a “No”, I seriously want them to be awarded the 80 lashes punishment, as prescribed by Islam – that’s how serious I am.
I try to get M5 out once during the day. She is having a slight physiological jaundice so insha’Allah the sunlight will do her better. My internal body parts are not back to place yet so I walk a little slower and can’t keep up with the brisk walking ladies of the compound. So I just get the baby in the carrier and do a slow stroll. Here is M5 in her carrier – masha’Allah la quwwata illah billah!
Recently, after the arrival of our youngest daughter, masha’Allah, makes me want to write about issues other than politics – things like how washing with plain soap and water (instead of using baby wipes) and applying cornstarch (instead of extensive creams) is good for the babies’ bottoms (and the environment) so I will be blogging about these issues as well. Things like how to increase your milk supply instead of blogging about the American GOP crazies appeals to me more now. I have also come to the conclusion after years of fighting Islamophobia that there are good and bad in every religion and culture and people need to unite on the lines of righteousness rather than along the lines of religion and culture. God’s Will will prevail and Islam will flourish so meanwhile I will concentrate, insha’Allah, on my new arrival. It’s not that I will stop writing about Islam – it’s just that I will be writing about a lot of baby issues as well. Readers you have been forewarned
Today, AISR celebrated a PTSO sponsored fun day. All of our family members including FJ’s parents, who are visiting for Umrah and the new baby, and the newest arrival herself had a fun day at AISR – masha’Allah. This was M5′s first outing after her birth. There were games inside the gymnasium, a big air slide, DJ and dancing, food stalls and a raffle drawing. Here are some pictures:
Jannah (Heaven) in Islam is supposed to have 8 doors/gates. These gates will open for people who have done a variety of different righteous deeds. In the circle of Islam, because of the Prophet’s saying that daughters prevent us from hellfire, it is customary to comment when a daughter is born that a door of that family opened to heaven.
Well, I am glad to present that we had our fifth door open to heaven this Friday. M series progressed by one more number. Masha’Allah! May Allah keep each and every one of our (the Muslim Ummah) kids on Sirat-e-Mustaqeem (The Straight Path) – Ameen.