Between my shadow and my soul

Until the Rope rips through my Skin

Looking back at the events of today feel like watching a movie.

Visiting the extended family with gifts of dates and catching up on stories.
Smiles and laughter- the spirit of Ramadhan
Children running in the park- all excited for the coming celebrations
Reacquainting with the first juz- familiar grooves beckoned
The silvery dust of Taraweeh, among old travellers
The victory of having the first juz and a quarter accomplished
And then

Just when your popcorn becomes more interesting than the plot....

The Cavernous Split
Faces filled with horror
Phone lines vibrating with shock
A plummetting realization
The "Was Wasa" have struck

May God (Glory be to Him) save us all

At 4am on the windy morning on the 1st of September, the siren announcing the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadhaan rang through the streets of Laudium. The evil whisperings of discord were momentarily silenced in the rush of housewives to fry express rotis at last minute notice. For now the Ummah is engaged in the usual riffery of 8 raka'ah duas and beards, ankles and household furniture. And so may it carry on. I am not looking forward to a sequel.

9 shared ideas:

Khadija September 1, 2008 at 10:06 AM  

Last night's happenings certainly put a damper on the festive atmosphere. We don't even have a semblance of unity anymore.

You've captured it all so well.

Khadija September 1, 2008 at 10:08 AM  

btw the text colour in the side bar is fusing into the background... a modification there perhaps...?
do love the new template.

Waseem September 1, 2008 at 10:19 AM  

Khadija thats just on opera mini, on normal internet its awesome, not as awesome as mine, but hey she tried.

As for other thing, I was in the dark, but it seems I am happier for it.

Aasia September 1, 2008 at 10:37 AM  

Salaam Nooj

What erm exactly is was wasa?

Noorjehaan September 1, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

shukran jazeelan kay- i wanna change my template every day like you change ur colours:) i added more black to the fonts, hope it is less confounding

waseem you have exceeded your bleh limit for the day so i'm not responding to u :P

ws Aasia it's from surah naas- Min-sharril Waswaasil khan Nass, --From the evil of the sneaking whisperer,'Allathii yuwas-wisu fii suduurin Naas--Who whispers in the hearts of mankind, (i.e. shaytaan).

I felt shaytaan's whisperings of discord and disunity infiltrated the hearts of those who wanted the moon to be split. Happy endings ;)

Khadija September 2, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

much better nooj. waseem cut the lass some slack, it's a fine template.

Prixie September 2, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

i wish you well nooj over this holy month

Nooj September 3, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

thanks prix :)

Princess September 4, 2008 at 10:17 AM  

Slms Nooj, Ramadaan Mubarak to you & your loved. Have a blessed month!