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Monday, June 13, 2005

I'm back...

...but I'm just not ready to post yet. I thought I'd be anxious to do so, but I'm sick and tired - literally - and I'm afraid anything I write will be tinged with irritability. I had loads of fun last week. Perhaps too much fun, for my return was soon overshadowed by illness and exhaustion.

My bed is looking awfully inviting.


  • At 6/13/2005 07:29:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Might I suggest that you stick to writing essay-style postings. You don't need to post every single idea that you may contain. A blog is what you want to make it. Make it more formal and less conversationable. Coll.


    ps I am looking out for your best interest.

  • At 6/14/2005 12:36:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    salam alaykum,

    i agree with anonymous. particularly comments about your bed, though innocent, a blog read by males probably is not the best place to make them.


  • At 6/14/2005 01:24:00 a.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    Anonymous #1:

    Thank you for “looking out for my best interest”. If you’ve been reading my blog, you should be aware that most of it consists of essay-style posts. This post is an exception, simply because I felt I should let my readers know what is going on and why I hadn’t posted for a while.

    Anonymous #2:

    I’m sorry…that comment is just plain stupid. Give my readers some credit. A reference to tiredness and illness cannot be construed in an indecent way unless someone has a tendency to read lewd things into everyday matter, in which case I cannot be held responsible for the sickness in their heart.

    Perhaps next time you’ll be bold enough to attach your name to your comment? I’d prefer advice from real people who are willing to be accountable for what they say, not from phantoms who think they can say whatever they’d like behind a veil of anonymity.
    And forgive me. I’m not my usual laid-back self. I’ve had enough of your advice. I’ve always thought people should look within themselves before constantly offering unsolicited ‘naseehah’ to others.

  • At 6/14/2005 02:25:00 a.m., Blogger Hajera said…

    safiyyah u rock :D...i just laughed when i read anonymous #2's comment and then gave him/her the raised eyebrow look...err, i mean the computer screen. ahem.

    good to know you're back :)

  • At 6/14/2005 07:52:00 a.m., Blogger cncz said…

    I'm in the "yeah, okay" zone with hajera.

    my biggest problem with other Muslims: they take "commanding the good and forbidding the bad" way too literally. There is a BIG DIFFERENCE, not a fine line, between looking out for someone's best interests and free criticism with no added value.
    salam alaikoum, hope you enjoyed the past week!

  • At 6/14/2005 10:27:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous # 1 said…


    Is having a bed an Islamic idea? What is an Islamic idea? Is an Islamic idea an oxymoron?


    Not to be cold but why do you feel responsibility to your readers?

    My initial advice was in your best long term interest for reasons that you will soon find out if you continue in your pattern of informal postings. Remember the internet is like constantly being out. The only difference is that it is an invitation to all, not just your friends. Keep this in mind and remember less conversationable and more formal is better for you.

    Read this:


    ps It is optionable to take my advice.(insert smile)

  • At 6/14/2005 11:18:00 a.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    Anonymous #1:

    I’m confused. What are you going on about an “Islamic idea” for? And I looked through the link you provided, and unfortunately it does not add very much to this discussion. I am not a 2-year old. Having already experienced the weirdnesses that exist online, I believe I am capable of judging for myself where I go beyond the limits and I do not see how I’ve said anything that could be misconstrued in this post. You have not offered a rational argument for discontinuing a post such as this one. In any case, if you do have a piece of advice to offer, it seems cowardly that you are attempting to mask your identity. Why won’t you take responsibility for what you say? Or at least email me privately with your pearls of wisdom if you’re too shy to reveal your name? I refuse to accept advice from a complete stranger.

    I am planning to do something with the layout of this blog because I don’t appreciate its journalistic tendencies. But be patient. I haven’t all the time in the world to work on a blog.

  • At 6/14/2005 11:47:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous # 1 said…

    Anonymity does not always equate cowardness. It doesn't matter who said it but what is said. I offered you advice, thats all, it is upto you to take it or not.


  • At 6/14/2005 11:55:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous # 1 said…

    Rational Argument:

    Everything you wrote in this post is an invitation for conversation. Any conversation, unwanted conversation, wanted conversation. If you can't read that in this post than you are naive. What I was suggesting was that you become less conversationable and more formal. All of this said for your own self interest. Thats all. Take Care,

  • At 6/14/2005 11:56:00 a.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    Look, I'm not in the best of spirits and you're really starting to get on my nerves. Leave me alone before my claws come out.

  • At 6/14/2005 11:58:00 a.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    And this entire blog is an "invitation for conversation", so your comment is simply irrational.

  • At 6/14/2005 12:06:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous # 1 said…

    What is a point of blog? Seems like a self absorbed venture. What say you Safiyyah?


  • At 6/14/2005 12:20:00 p.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    You didn’t catch on yet? I think it’s clear this blog is all about ME. It’s about the glorification of my thoughts and my ideas. It’s about how I plan to use my superpower capabilities to take over the world. You don’t find that agreeable? Then leave.

    And that's the last I'll say on this subject.

  • At 6/14/2005 01:39:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous # 1 said…

    Sarcasm is not part of Islam nor most definitely not part of the Quran.

    O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.

    If you must keep a blog, keep it Allah relevant and less about "ME".

    So remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with a complete devotion -


    ps And this will be my last comment.

  • At 6/14/2005 08:05:00 p.m., Anonymous Yummmmmmy Kebobs said…

    Salams Saf,

    I think you need to de-blog and take a kebob break with yours truly :)


  • At 6/14/2005 11:50:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good idea YK. Might I suggest that you go to a Markham Mala and have a Halaqa Kabob: 2 spicey kabobs, 1 nan, coleslaw, onions, chutney for a very reasonable price...all in the Islamic Spirit. You can't lose...


  • At 6/16/2005 10:12:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Safiyya,
    I was not visiting your blog much often, but I am so sorry to see that there is someone out there bothering you, you had an issue with me before, and I had explaind that it was because of personal misunderstanding,I hope you don't think this anonymous is me,I don't like diplaying my name because of privacy issues but I think you knew me since I e-mailed you before personaly, I just came up here to say that from dealing with you I find you a very respecful muslim sister, I wanted to send you a thank you e-mail after your kind reply to my e-mail but I just wanted to close the past subject, remeber that you are a good muslimah insha allah, and for the anonymous advicer, if he or she really means to give nasiha,then they should do it the Islamic way and that is not publicly critisising and attacking thier muslim sister, tell them to fear allah.

  • At 6/16/2005 04:52:00 p.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    And I wanted to thank you. I know it's a different person, so no worries. I'm really glad we had that email correspondence though; I think we understand each other better now. May God make it easy for you, and I wish you the very best in this life and in the Hereafter.


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