"Grief and wealth do not change you, they reveal you."-(via abdulbary)
I don’t think this is applicable to every girl but I can definitely relate to this. Sigh…
Tom Stoddart from the album Ethnic Cleansing, Albanian boy crying during the war in Kosovo, 1999
The other day, we made a quick stop at a nearbyTarget. We walked through the aisles of the toy section, and there amongst the standard issue Westernized blonde and brunette dolls was one that stood out and very much caught my eye. She wasn’t like the others. Yes, she was made of plastic and she was beautiful, but there was something else about her. She was wearing a hijab. There in the aisles of Target was a gorgeous Muslim doll for girls. I pointed her out to my daughter, who stopped, let out a big sigh, and said, “Wow, she is beautiful!” And then, of course, proceeded to beg me to buy it for her.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls doll is named Shola, and she comes from Afghanistan. While there are no Muslim references on the packaging, the hijab and the fact that she comes from a nation where 80 percent of the population is Muslim means that a lot of little girls finally have a doll they can really relate to.
This doll isn’t just for little girls who are Muslim - it is for all little girls. It’s a joyful way to embrace other walks of life, no matter what traditions or religions one adheres to, a way to embrace diversity.
Guess who’s going to go to Target tomorrow?!
Stop waiting for people to raise, bless, increase, enhance, better your self esteem. Do it yourself.
If only every husband actually thought this way!
My mom’s best friend’s mom is on life support after having a brain surgery last weekend. Today they’re going to take her off. They live in Miami and the last time I visited my mom’s bff Tia (aunt in Spanish) we didn’t get to see her. TIa was raving to Moe about how I used to speak Spanish so fluently to her mom. We used to spend a lot of time together. What hurts me the most is that I won’t be able to make du’a for her by the end of day. Tia accepted Islam after she married her husband.
Getting ready for ‘Eid ul adha and planning out how I will disperse the udhiya… Who’s gonna get the head? That’s the only piece I have no clue on what to make!
How are you guys spending your ‘Eid?
Here’s a couple of pics from last ‘Eid. It was on a farm and the weather was uh-mazing, masha Allah! Hope it’s like that this year, insha Allah. It’s Florida…in Oct… It can go either way.
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