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Salam ‘alaikum,
So I got the following message in my inbox. I felt insulted by the whole thing so I decided to write a rebuttal (follows).

—Hijabii vs bikini—
By Dr. Henry Makow..

On my wall, I have a picture of a Muslim woman shrouded in a Hijab.

Beside it is a picture of an American beauty contestant, wearing nothing but a bikini.

One woman is totally hidden from the public; the other is totally exposed. These two extremes say a great deal about the clash of so-called “civilizations.” (more…)

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Changes…

Assalamu ‘alaikum,
I have not logged into WordPress for a while and wow, everything is different!

You’ll also notice that I’ve changed my name. “Maha Abdo” was a pseudonym for several reasons and now it is no longer necessary, and I’ve gone with my given name “Callista” in a quest to reclaim my identity and figure out who I am again.

I have a new life now, and a new career involved in international development and ultimately trying to eradicate world hunger alhamdullillah.

I’m sorry if my absence was missed but insha’Allah but as I’ve finally logged back in I’ll take this as a good sign. I’m starting to regain my interest in things that used to interest me, which is also a good sign. Insha’Allah I’ll also feel the urge to begin blogging again.

Wassalam,
Callista

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My new baby

Assalamu alaikum,

I have been waiting for over a year for her, and she’s finally here… Alhamdullillah! (more…)

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Truly He is the Provider!

Assalamu alaikum,

SubhanAllah. Today, I didn’t have any food cooked for myself to eat except some soup, and I came home really hungry. Remember how I was whining about people giving me food? So ungrateful!! I hope Allah forgives me insha’Allah *sigh*. Anyway, 2 (TWO!!) sisters spontaneously called me up, requesting to bring me food they had generously made for me today after work. (I’m talking, salad, rice, chicken, mahshi, makshi, dessert…) Masha’Allah, alhamdullillah! (and it wasn’t an overly generous amount, so insha’Allah I’ll be able to finish it off and not have to throw any away!)

And, just yesterday I was thinking to myself that I needed a blue shyla to go with my one blue shirt that I own (the only color blue that actually looks good on me). Now, I have nowhere to go hijab shopping and don’t have a clue as to the next time I’d be able to go or where. Guess what fell into my lap today? Out of absolutely nowhere.

I guess sometimes we need a little nudge to let us know that He really, truly is paying attention, even to our tiniest whispers to ourselves, that seem meaningless to us at the time. And maybe, it is just to let us know He’s there, so we can turn to Him in repentance and hope. And to remind us that He is the one who Provides, and no one else. He Alone. La ilaha illa Allah!

Wassalam,
Callista

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Assalamu alaikum,

I’m going to try to do this without gossiping, backbiting or making sweeping general statements insha’Allah. Wish me luck.

What really bothers me? Wasting food. (more…)

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How did I come to Islam?

Assalamu alaikum,

Sunni Sister asks “How did you come to Islam?” This is my story.

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Assalamu ‘alaikum,
Recently I had an interesting conversation with a professor here. He was actually talking to my Somali co-worker about some situation (I came in in the middle of the conversation) in which there were rebels and people being killed. His assertion was that if a group of people are being persecuted and killed, they should just leave, go somewhere else. Ah, so simple. Especially if you are a white American male with a Ph.D. and lots of cash. That’s what he would do. He’d move to Argentina if he were forced to leave the U.S. (more…)

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