Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Is your blog a true friend?

Bism Illah wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

As usual, something happened today that triggered this post, but the seed has been growing in my mind for a while now. I read many different blogs from all kinds of different people. Some are about Islam, some by people just struggling through this dunya, some about polygany, and all manner of other topics.

What I have found in my "readels" (a combination of reading and travels) is that there are some blogs that are good friends to the blogger and there are some that are truly their enemy. When what we write is sincere and pleasing to Allah, regardless of what it is about, then that writing is our friend. It will stand up on Yawn Al-Qiyamah and testify for us. It will be written on our right-hand side - amongst our good deeds. Now this doesn't have to be writing directly about Islam; it may be on health, environment, safety, or any number of other things that will benefit others and in some way encourage them to good. After all, taking care of our bodies and the earth are all part of the amanah (trust) Allah has bestowed upon us.  Aaah! When I read jewels from some of the beloved bloggers I follow, I literally pray for their elevation in Jennah al Firdaus.

So what are those blogs that are our enemies? The ones where we air our stinking thinking. The ones where we expose our sins or the sins of others. The ones where we backbite...because anonymity doesn't negate the fact that you are speaking ill of another. The ones where things that should be private and precious are put out in public. The ones where emotions get the better of us and we say things that we later regret or have to delete. These are the posts and blogs that thrill shaytaan and are a written - public for all to see - deficit on our account with Allah, azza wa jaal. I wrote something about sisters who struggle to hold their tongues, that really applies to everyone in the whole wide world as well as blogs and every other form of media. While it is always difficult to do, that hadith saying that if you cannot say something nice, you must not speak, is extremely important and relevant.

Not one of us knows when Allah will end our time on this earth. Do we want to leave with a public enemy sitting on the Internet, broadcasting to the world? Please, check your blog and make sure that it is your friend!

I try to check my posts regularly, but if you find something that you think might be pleasing shaytaan in my blog, please let me know. That is how you can show you love me ; D


  1. as salaamu aalaykum

    dear Mai, I may not post comments on your blog but i GREATLY benefit from your posts mashaAllah, Allahu Akbar! may Allah swt protect you from the evils of this world and of the hereafter. ameen.

  2. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Tuttie my sweetie!

    Ameen and jazaaki Allahu khayran! May Allah, subhaana wa taala, protect all of us who so desperately seek His Pleasure and His Countenance in Jennah al Firdaus - AMEEN!

  3. Asalamoalikum sister,

    I read your blogpost and i am really impressed. MashaAllah you are doing a great service by using your writing skills in the way of Allah.
    I am 24 years old journalist. My personal writings are not related to Islam, but Alhamdulillah, I have my heart if dull of Iman but my knowledge of Islam is scarce, unfortunately. My writings are observation based, and lately I have had debate with some of people of my age who think that early marriages are a ridiculous idea. I was thoroughly saddened over the plight and thinking of my fellows.
    May Allah (swt) guide us all toward the right path. Ameen

  4. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Sarah.

    Ameen to your dua' and jazaaki Allahu khayran for visiting!

    Perhaps this will inspire you to write about your Islam? My knowledge is also scarce, but as you learn and grow, sharing with others all the beauty along the way is a form of da'wah. Often, in sharing, there is learning as well because it makes you research.

    As for early marriages, while it may not be suitable for everyone, it is certainly a great blessing, benefit, and protection to marry early.

    I look forward to seeing some of your writing one day, inshaa'Allah.