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A Wee About Me Website Page Rabab Maher

 

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُه

Here goes . . .

A BLEEDING HEART:

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

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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.

SkilfulWhiteClouds Content Infographic 2018


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 ♡

(67:02)

Live Conscientiously, Consciously and Creatively for ♡ ALLÂH ﷻ ♡

جزاكم اللهُ خيرا

 

[Updated: Sunday, 30th December 2018]

16 Comments

  1. As-Salâmu ‘Alaykum My Better Half,

    Being your beloved husband, your other half and your harshest critic, I feel obliged to drop these words for you as you are beginning your journey into the world of words.

    There is an Arabic saying that goes like this ‘أوّلُ الغيثِ قطرة’ which translates as ‘The beginning of a downpour is a drop‘. Having known you for the challenging seven years of our marriage, and in-shâ’-Allâh many more, I can comfortably say that this website, and rightfully so, should be the first raindrop of your downpour of words.

    This is not because you have a lot to say but rather someone who has something positive to share. I have experienced this not only during our ongoing conversations about almost everything but also with the kind of input you have had on my own writings: articles, screenplays and poetry.

    My hope is that you have it in you to share with the world some of your more personal works (specifically your poetry). I am positive that our world needs more people like you to express some of your thoughts for it to be better.

    Having shared this, if you fail to do so, and consequently the world remains the way you hate it to be, you have only yourself, and those like you, to blame; those who refrain from doing whatever must be done.

    May I remind you of your own words my dear, ‘Those who turn a blind eye, a deaf ear and remain silent about any form of injustice, DO SO BY CHOICE. . .’

    I pray you don’t!

    Truly Yours,
    Khalid

  2. I admire your philosophy, the strength and love in your attitude and I’m proud to be invited into your world of words and beliefs.

  3. Very Nice. May Allâh سُبْحانَهُ وَتَعالَى Bless You Rabab. It’s an honour to be a friend of yours.

  4. Dear Rabab,

    Great to read your beautifully expressed thoughts. You are fortunate to have a loving and supportive life partner. May you both continue to spread compassion and intellect through your words.

  5. Dear Rabab,

    Thank you for being you (^_^)!

    I’m happy to be one of your friends.

    Keep up your good work!

    I wish you all the best.

  6. Greetings,

    I am from America. I am very appreciative of being able to read and share in your heart. You are insightful. And your husband seems very supportive. That is a good thing and you are blessed. I love much the same things as you. And enjoy your quotes. I shall visit you more often and try to leave a small piece of my heart here with you as you do for me.

    Namaste,
    Yisraela

  7. As-Salâmu ‘Alaykum Rabab,

    It’s a pleasure to connect with you.

    Wow! You have one great website here! So well-arranged, such a peaceful design too.

    And, thank you for being at my humble little corner 🙂

    Good day,
    Tanumoy

  8. You are so pretty! Really pretty from the inside too. Just read about you and the comment your husband made. I melted reading it. You already are doing so Good Mâshâ’Allâh and I can just wish and Pray for you! May you get all the success and happiness in your life 🙂

    Love xx

  9. I’m very happy that I know the beautiful writer 🙂. I know it’s a late comment but I love your page and your introduction; very elegant and honest as usual 🙂. I love Mr Khalid’s comment to you ~ Mâshâ’Allâh.

  10. Assalaamu Alaikum,

    For the last 6 years I’ve been in living in Qatar. As a blogger, I never knew about any blogger in Qatar. Thanks to Valibhai Musa who shared one of your poem’s ‘A Publicity Whoreexposition. It’s really impressive with different messages.

    I read about you and your journey and views. My blog is in one of the Indian languages. If you visit please don’t be disappointed. You may read one or two posts in the English language.

    Thank you Rabab

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