السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُه
Here goes . . .
I DESPISE AND PITY racists, racism, ethnocracy and discrimination with every fibre of my being, defenders of oppression and oppressors, the obstinate and those who are selective in terms of their beliefs and “principles” – and more still, when they justify them.
I ABHOR arrogance, double-standards, hypocrisy, ignorance, injustices of any kind, intolerance, labelling, preconceived notions and presumptions.
WHAT I STAND FOR:
I BELIEVE in truth, transparency, rights, respect, mercy for ALL creation, equality and choice.
Every gulp of air that goes out in a cause other than the cause of ALLÂH ﷻ will turn to sorrow and regret on the Day of Judgement.
Imām Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله
I get along well with anyone who’s open, receptive and embracing in ear, mind and heart and treat others how they like to be treated,
Narrated by Abu Dāwūd رضي الله عنه, ♡ The Prophet ﷺ ♡ said,
The perfect believer is the one who loves for the sake of Allâh, hates for the sake of Allâh, gives for the sake of Allâh and restrains for the sake of Allâh.
That was a mouthful . . .
On a somewhat lighter note . . .
FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY:
I‘m a blunt British-Palestinian residing in little Qatar, petite in size but big in character and an introverted rebel. I wander in my own wee world with my hubby (he’s the nicer one).
I don’t abide by customs, culture or tradition without thought and understanding. I have no problems with them per se, but adopting or following anything or anyone without thought is beyond me and a bore.
There are buzzwords/words (and terminologies) I just can’t stand and here’s a glimpse into some of them: at least, compassion, epic, have/make an impact, influencer, motivation, nice (and the Arabic equivalent), passion, revolutionary, self-actualise and with due respect/with all due respect.
In addition to the above, I can’t fathom when words or terminologies are used when they’re not clearly defined, shrouded in ambiguity, and one such word and its derivative are spirit, spiritual and spirituality. Worse still, when used out of context or meaning.
ETHOS ~ ESSE:
The Panacea to ALL that ails our being (self ~ nafs), heart, mind, body, senses, energy and creativity is within us by simply LOVING ALLÂH ﷻ, BEING Muslims AND Breathing ISLÂM as a HEALING WAY of Life until we return to ♡ ALLÂH ﷻ ♡.
SKILLFUL WHITE CLOUDS
My Arabic name Rabab Maher means Skillful (or skilful– Maher) White Clouds (Rabab), hence the domain name.
This website is an eclectic, contrarian and candid wee world revolved around ♡ Islâm ♡, character, choice, clarity, conscientiousness, consciousness and creativity.
It stemmed from a dare between me and my hubby, which I “lost”, giving birth to this site, launched on 11.11.11 with a different intention but it’s evolving in a different direction الْحَمْدُ لله so the contents for now are as follows:
- Poetry, articles, reviews, quotations and artwork by yours truly;
- Words by and about my saving grace, my late dad Maher Abdullah رحمه الله;
- Salvaged photography by my inspiration, my late brother Osama Maher رحمه الله.
A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME
Just as character- and self-growth and learning are a way of life and lifelong commitment and lifestyle, my personal website is no different as I continue to improve it إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَٰه as I improve myself الْحَمْدُ لله (*^_^*).
♡ الذِي خَلَقَ المَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلاً ♡
♡ It is He Who created life and death to test which of you is BETTER in DEEDS ♡
Live Conscientiously, Consciously and Creatively for ♡ ALLÂH ﷻ ♡
جزاكم اللهُ خيرا