Honest Confessions

Although I have done a post out of narcism which had so many confessions, I thought of taking up an interesting post on minerva’s blog as a tag few days back. Haris has now tagged me with something similar so I’ll just mix em both 🙂

Here’s the deal to do the Honest Tag:  tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag ten people and be sure to let them know they’ve been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don’t forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

Confessions of a Believer

  • I was born in a family which is half strictly barehlvi, half strictly deobandi. I am trying to find where I stand.
  • Asking questions about my beliefs make me a ‘nonbeliever’ in eyes of a lot of people. People can call me anything they want to, name calling only makes me more determined to find answers to my questions.

Confessions of a blogger

  • I started blogging for myself but I soon realized that a lot of people do read what I write. It did make me omit some of the content that I would love to have here but that still doesnt change the way I see a lot of things. Just spamming a particular post with negative comments, making personal attacks on me or any other reader of mine only makes me think of that commenter/stalker/spammer as a retard.
  • I have made a rule to myself that I will only allow bloggers to leave comments on my posts…cept for a few people who have been coming to my blog for a real long time.
  • I dont consider myself a writer and perhaps thats the reason why I find it so difficult to do the write ups for anything at all.
  • I have met some really wonderful people through this blog and I am glad that I opted to blog.

Confessions of a friend

  • The word friendship doesnt mean much to me anymore. I have been stabbed in the back so many times that I dont know how I still end up trusting people; I still trust people quite easily.

Confessions of a woman living in the 21st century

  • I know my weaknesses and although I complain about them a lot, I know I can handle things a lot of the things myself.
  • I check my emails at least 20 times every day.
  • Google is my wedding planner.

If you are reading it, you are tagged 🙂


The Lemonade Award

I have been tagged by Absar for the lemonade award which, according to his post, are passed on to those bloggers with a great attitude. (I hop great attitude here means whining 😛 )

Tou khair, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who was so thoughtful for giving you this award by linking their blog to this post.
  2. Put the logo on your blog or post.
  3. Nominate 10 blogs which show great attitude/gratitude.
  4. Link your nominees to your post.
  5. Comment them to tell them about the award they’ve won.

The third rule’s gonna be the most difficult. Absar has pretty much passed on the award to everyone I could pass it on to. The only ones I can pass it on to are: Farooq, Hira, Mahwash and Mitali.


I have churaofied this tag from here cuz I found it really interesting.

Ten Things You Wish You Could Say to People, don’t take any names

1. Just stop keeping track of me you bloody stalker!!

2. Yea, I love myself, any problem?

3. Just mind your own business for a change!

4. Your girlfriend is not that naive (I know the guy I want to say this will most probably never read this!)

5. If he loves you, he should respect you and make sure that everyone else in his family respects you too.

6. Just stop judging me or anyone else! You are not better than anyone else.

7. I am worried about the way you live your life….slow down a bit.

8. Dont try to act like Mother Teressa, you are only making a fool out of urself.

9. Stop bashing your ex.

10. Stop under-estimating yourself!!

Nine things about you

1. I like to have my space.

2. I love the smell of books: new, old, photocopied, pirated…

3. I didnt know what broccoli is till I was 14, its my fav vegetable now.

4. I believe in para-normal activities.

5. I dont have a favorite color, the only color I dont like wearing is yellow.

6. I think too much.

7. I dont like girls who think they are weak and helpless.

8. I dont like winters.

9. My name is actually a word in Hebrew

Eight ways to win your heart

1. Buy me a book…simple, aint it 😉

2. Be knowledgable. Know wats happening around you, not only wats being aired on TV the whole time but also wats happening with the people who care about you.

3. Have your own opinion, dont get influenced too easily by other people’s opinions.

4. Talk to me!

5. Dont think of me as a customizable software package.

6. Do not try to be my satellite: if you want to know something, ask me. I might not remember to tell you certain things but that doesnt mean I dont deem you important enough to know them. Perhaps I didnt deem those things to be important enough.

7. Read!

8. Respect women.

Seven things that are on your mind a lot (random ordering)

1. Religion

2. Politics

3. My work…..and my research

4. Shadi prep

5. Books

6. Food

7. My family

Six things you wish you never did

1. There have been times wen I have been really nasty with my family.

2. I dont basically regret much in life. I own my mistakes….perhaps the reason why I think so much. If I do something, it is cuz of a decision which I take after a lot of consideration. If things dnt work out, I dont regret it.

Five things that turn you off

1. Smoking..biggest turn off!

2. Behaving like a demigod.

3. Being judgemental.

4. Showing off.

5. Tantrums

Four turn on’s

1. Confidence.

2. Sense of humor. Yea, I am cheap and you should be able to understand my jokes without trying to judge me.

3. Intelligence…although intelligence is just a relative term.

4. Be yourself.

Three things you want to do before you die

1. I have done a similar list here.

Two smileys that describe you

1. :S

2. 😛

One confession

1. I dont like doctors. I dont know but going to doctors is one of the most difficult things in life for me.

Phew. This was more difficult than I thought it would be and thus, I wont make anyone’s life difficult.

Bolo Ali Ali

Note: I have a firm belief that Mushkil Kusha is Alllah (SWT) alone, ‘Bolo Ali Ali’ is just a a song and thats how I treat it.

I was I think 7 or 8 years old when I first heard Sajjad Ali singing ‘Bolo Ali Ali’ on a vacation trip to Karachi and the tune was so catchy that I not only liked it but would also sing it the whole day (I dont torture people any more by singing 😛 ). One day I was singing ‘Kiya khaybar Fatah, woh hai mushkil kusha, bolo Ali Ali’ while having dinner when all of a sudden my nana asked: Do you know who was Ali (RA)?

Me: Obviously, he was the Prophet’s (SAW) cousin, a very brave soldier.

Nana: (smiling) Ummm ok and do you know what he did at Khayber?

Me: He was the commander (in a I-know-it-all tone)

Nana: Hmmm and?

Me: And nothing (Ok, I didnt know much after all 😛 )

Nana: I mean what happened in the war? Or after that?

Me: Ummm, No (I just had to admit!)

(BTW, I do not believe that there is a mushkil kusha other than Allah SWT)

That night, we didnt sleep till around 3. He told us about Hazrat Ali’s (RA) bravery and his fierce fighting skills. For me, it was all like a character in a fiction story: a brave handsome prince, married to the princess of his dreams, living the life of a hero. It then became a custom at home. My nana would tell us stories from Islamic history and I would think of all of them coming straight out of…well yea a fiction story. This continued till his death a few years later…

Fast Forward to 2005

I had just finished reading The Satanic Verses and I was looking for something written in response to it…and there it was, a book called Muhammad by Karen Armstrong. A beautiful book by all means but wen it ended, it left a lot for me to find out because it was not exactly written as a biography but pretty much as to why the reaction was the way it was Rushdie’s book. I wanted a biography and just a day later I was standing in a bookstore with my first ever book on Islamic History and it was again by a non-muslim author but I knew I just had to read it. It was so intriguing that I ended up reading the whole book in less than two days and I was back at the store to get its second part. This time the story was real, about real people, people I loved and admired dearly but didnt know much about. The book series was by a non-muslim writer so it was not something I could depend on solely but the best thing it did to me was instilling curosity in me…

So why have I been talking about this all of a sudden? Well, you guys know of the series of posts that I have been doing lately and I have now decided to take a break cuz its emotionally exhausting for me. This is an unending research. The more I study, the more it fascinates me, the more it confuses me. I might not be blogging at all for a few days…need some time to breathe and wind up some work which I should 😀 Got a lot of things to do. I have to make up for my classes over the next two weekends. Further, I have started with the write up of my paper..getting some really good results, need some more stuff to be reported in the paper. Planning to get it done as soon as possible. Btw, N is helping me with the write up (If you are confused as to why I need help, then see this 😛 ) . And have a look at this:

11(No sympathies for my fiance plz 😛 ) Consider yourself tagged. Although the test is basically for married people, it is fun 🙂

So anyway, I will insha Allah be continuing not only with this series later but also with this blog pretty soon.I’ll miss you guys…all the rockstars in my life 🙂

Nerd Test

Anas was talking about this quiz and I just couldnt resist…I just had to take it. And, I am jealous of him now, he’s 88% geek while I am only 86% 😦 But khair, wat made me feel good was the fact that girls, on average, only score 38 😀


So I was tagged by Mariyas to list down 10 things I would want to do before I die. So, here it goes.

  1. Go Skydiving: I am acrophbic and I know I have to get rid of it.
  2. Spend a night in a haunted house – all by myself
  3. Visit and walk the Great Wall of China
  4. Take an African Safari
  5. Spend a whole day eating junk food without feeling guilty
  6. Learn a foreign language and be really good at it
  7. Learn not to say ‘yes’ when I actually mean ‘NO’
  8. Learn how to complain effectively
  9. Overcome my fear of failure
  10. Adopt a child.

I am not tagging anyone in particular, feel free to tag yourself 🙂

I am an Artist :)

SAWJ ki bharpoor farmaish per 😛

I am

ISFP – The Artist


The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.

hehehe…sounds good 😉



And this tag is universal so if you are reading this, you are tagged! 🙂