Saturday, August 12, 2006

We shared a moment that will last till the end....

So today I had a James Blount "You're Beautiful" moment. In Target. I do so love the Target. It happened in the allergy meds aisle of Super Target (possibly my favorite store in the world). I walked past this guy and our gazes just locked on each other. And this is going to sound sooo corny but it was like a jolt went through me. Then he smiled, and said in this deep sexy voice "salaam alaikum." Naturally, I smiled, lowered the lashes, and responded in kind. Before anything else could be said, my sister comes rushing up to me, all "where have you been? I've been calling you. Are you ready to go?" By the time I turned back, he was gone. Double damn. Oh, well, it was nice moment.

And that, folks, is why I never leave the house without looking my best. My sisters were busy making fun of me for taking the time to get ready just to run errands but I bet this wouldn't have happened if I'd been out looking all double rough.

On another note, can I just say, I love running into real Muslim men. Not the brothers that don't speak to you or even really acknowledge your presence, either thinking they're being respectful or not wanting to be bothered. Or those non-Muslim men that give you the salaams in that trying to get in your pants tone while looking you up and down, often simultaneously licking their lips. Eww. No, not them. I love real Muslim brothers like the one I ran into today. The ones that are respectful but not afraid to acknowledge you.

12 comments:

ruby said...

There need to be more of those real Muslim men in the world, hope you run into yours again!

Abu Muhammad said...

Yesterday, I was in 3 day camp in masjid al-fatir (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuwi/88557591/ ) in south Chicago. I went to dunkin donuts to buy coffee and glazed donuts for my brothers in the masjid. There I met Sister Fatima who is from Morocco. She has only mother who travel back and forth. I had a quick chat with her and I offered her my help to find out a better paying salary in Information Industry where she has some experience. She told that nobody is ready to help her.

I shared the incident with brothers in the masjid. They started laughing at me and started warning me against getting into relationship with her. I tried to explain them that whatever I do to help her will be through my wife. Still they continued explaining me citing different incidents of how pious people ended up in Zina (Fornication).

I am confused now. I don’t have any feeling in my heart than helping here. Am I doing an act forbidden in Islam or an act that can reap rewards from Allah?

singlemuslimah said...

You're trying to help her for the sake of Allah but her intentions may be suspect. Unfortunately, you just never know with people. Help her through your wife and keep a safe distance. That way, you're still helping her but you're not doing anything wrong.

Abu Muhammad said...

Thanks for the advise. I will keep it in my mind!

Abu Muhammad said...

Thanks for the advise. I will keep it in my mind!

Sarfaraz said...

To that single Muslimah beware of these men the world is not good for women
Mostly women will be sent to Hell

Sarfaraz said...

To the muslimah beware of the men

Sarfaraz said...

To the muslimah this is the time to get binded with someone i.e Nikah or the time will never come again

ABD said...

sarfaraz: dude, what's wrong with you?

HijabiApprentice said...

asalaamu alaikum sm,

cute story. now where is this target??? just kidding ;).

Ahmed said...

nice stories here.i'd not care who is saying what. we talk religion, only to benefit us. even when we see the real need we try to find a reason, not to help. we, so called muslims, frightened to help a muslim sister for a BIG reason, to save us from Hell fire! Where the sister should go for help? To a non muslim! Can she save her from there? Who cares! We Muslims, so eager to save ourselves!
Need to know our Islam a bit more. I try to help in any situation. I care a muslim girl in Non-muslim environment more than anything.
Ahmed, Australia

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