October 28, 2009

October 6, 2009

Mama, I am waiting for you in Jannah

Assalamu alaikum,

Al Maghrib is having an ilminary about the loss of a loved one. You can check it out HERE

Assalamu alaikum,
The loss of a baby is an unthinkable trial, yet an undeniable truth. At the blow of first shock, the mother is struck with a tidal wave of questions, thoughts, and emotions that none can understand except her Lord. Her world shrinks, her heart hurts, and all matters suddenly become trivial.
With such a whirlpool of emotions, what is the single most crucial lifesaver to pull a mother out from an ocean of sadness?

"The title of this Ilminar alone brings tears to my eyes. I want to do a lecture that may, by the permission of Allah, be a source of comfort for parents all over the world who have experienced the loss of a loved on. These are REAL issues that do not normally get addressed. I intend to champion it. Please invite your friends and family to RSVP."

- Muhammad Alshareef
Saturday, October 24 | 6:45pm (NY Time)

July 22, 2009

Just In!!

As Salaamu Aalaykum,

We started a new section for home schooling parents. We are still recruiting teachers to help us with the curriculum but it will be available free of charge to the first 10 AP Muslim members.

So far we are in the planning stage and are slowly forming our curriculum. We have a couple of teachers on board and they are helping us design our curriculum. This should be treated as just another resource in the home schooling parent's tool box. We will be accepting only 5 AP Muslim members for this project. Once this comes out of beta stage we will open it up to 5 more AP Muslim members then 10 more members and finally to anyone else who is interested. The first 10 members will be free for the life of this program. So any suggestions? Any topics you would like to have addressed? We will be polling the community soon inshaAllah in the mean time please feel free to mention your suggestions here.

Here is a screen shot


Tentative Itinerary:

8:30-9:00 PM Get acquainted in our virtual lounge with other AP Members

9:oo-9:30 PM
Games, Trivia and Fun. You will be able to win prizes inshaAllah.

9:30-10:00 PM Lecture about alternative education

10:00- 10:15 PM Q&A

10:20- 10:40 PM Unveiling of our new super secret project.

10:40-10:50 PM Q&A

10:50-11:00 PM Elite 5 will be discussed.

Our party today alhamdulillah is sponsored by

July 15, 2009


As Salaamu Aalaykum!

AP Muslim will be having a FORUM PARTY!

July 22nd 2009 from 9-11PM EST!
want to know what time that would be where you live? click here.

Where: AP Muslim Forum Click here!

Prizes, include Gift certificates! Fun! Trivia games with prizes! You will receive clues for our next major project and will be accepting an elite 5!

Can you feel the excitement?

I can! Alhamdulillah we have something planned for our most involved AP Muslim members. We will be unveiling our current project by the end of this month! inshaallah. If you were on the forum last night you might already know but please keep it a secret. Please. We will be choosing 5 AP members for this program

More details will be available by the end of the week!

July 13, 2009



As Salaamu Aalaykum,
ICAN is having a new class for those interested. http://ican-online.org/none/ican-birth-c...prevention

NEW Online Webinar

Monday, July 27 - 9:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm PDT)

Planning YOUR birth?

Are you keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best? Well, take charge and find out ways you can increase your chances of having an easier and safer birth. First-timers and experienced mothers both can benefit from this class.

This 2-hour online session will help you learn:

* Different kinds of care providers you can use, and the pros and cons of each
* How to empower yourself to make educated choices during your pregnancy and during labor
* What factors contribute to your chances of having an unnecessary or preventable cesarean
* What is the "downward spiral of intervention"
* Why avoiding an unnecessary cesarean is safest for you and your baby
* When cesareans are truly necessary

Monday, July 27 - 9:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm PDT)

$20.00 fee benefits ICAN - click here to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a webinar?
Webinar is short for “web seminar.” These online seminars allow many participants in multiple locations to see and hear a presentation from their own desks. To attend the ICAN webinar, you will need a computer with internet access to connect to the presentation, and a phone line OR speakers and microphone to connect to the audio. A webinar typically consists of a moderator, a presenter and an audience.

I have small children. Will I need to be in a quiet room to attend this webinar?
No. To maximize audio quality, all webinar attendees are automatically muted. If you have a question, you will have the option to be temporarily unmuted or type in your question through the Questions Box on the Webinar interface.

I filled out the registration form, but I was not re-directed to the ICAN store. How do I submit my payment?
To submit your payment, please click here, click "add to cart" and proceed to checkout. When prompted, choose "Pay now with Paypal." You will have the option to log in to your Paypal account or to pay by credit or debit card without logging in.

What is your refund policy?

The registration fee is fully refundable if cancellation is made in writing by Sunday, July 26 at 9 pm EDT. No refunds will be granted within 24 hours of the start of the webinar.

Presenting ICAN’s official cesarean prevention class is Claudia Villeneueve, President of ICAN Canada, ICAN’s former Education Director, and a birth doula and childbirth educator. Claudia is also an engineer and lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Her first birth was a cesarean for failed routine induction, listed in her medical records as "failure to progress." Her second birth was a completely natural, drug-free and inspiring VBAC. Her third birth was a cesarean for complications with the epidural.

July 10, 2009

This is our new HOME

As Salaamu Aalaykum,

this is our new home inshaAllah. I bought my biz partner's share so I am now the sole owner of AP Muslim. Alhamdulillah. I did buy it with my hubster so technically he owns 50% but he did it because he knew how much I loved that forum.

March 18, 2009

Our Trip to the Hospital

Since last post my son has been on antibiotics and antivirals for 14 days and he was hospitalized for 4 days and 5 nights. Why? because some individual decided to kiss my son on the cheek and I stupidly allowed it. Apparently my son has eczema and he had scratched himself pretty bad so when the person kissed my son he was infected. To make matters worst almost every human being has staph bacteria living on their skin so my DS was dealing with both a viral and a bacterial infection.

Alhamdullillah we took him to the hospital because he needed urgent medical care. Anyway I cried when they inserted the IV and all the probing they did to the poor fella. I was so angry I wanted to find the person responsible and give them the beating of their lives. The dr. kept telling me not to go on a witch hunt since 95% of all adults are infected with this disease (cold sores, dontcha love the euphemisms?). WTF. If you know you are infected with a virus that has no cure why the f@!k would you kiss a new born baby? Why? I don't remember anyone with anything particularly nasty on their mouths kissing my son but somehow they slipped passed me. DH and I are not infected nor do we have the antibodies for the virus so it most likely wasn't us.

The docs told me that I should count myself lucky since he was infected as a 4 month old instead of a newborn because it is almost always fatal in newborns even with treatment. Is that supposed to make me feel better? It made me want to kill the person (whoever they were) even more. Also while I was in the hospital a friend called (she didn't know about my son's condition or that we were in the hospital) to share a story about a mother accidentally killing her newborn with a kiss (you can read all about it here). My anxiety went through the roof.

They kept telling me that it was HSV1 instead of the bad herpes HSV2. What is the difference? NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING other than one is socially acceptable (HSV1) and the other (HSV2) is NOT socially acceptable since you most likely got it doing the dirty. Now I was told they found it ONLY in his skin and not in his blood so inshaAllah it doesn't return ever again. In the mean time I am not allowing anyone to kiss my son. I know I can't protect him forever but I am way to pist off to let people near him again.

**I will post pics later

March 3, 2009

My bebe is sick :(

My lilo one is sick and I have no idea what to do. Being a first time parent is hard and being the only Muslim in your family equally as hard. Lilo has a fever ranging from 100-102.5 F and a severe rash on his cheek (face). It all started innocently enough 2 weeks ago with a cold that devastated the hubby, lilo and I. His cold went away but his skin was dry and irritated so he scratched. Fast forward a couple of days and his cheek looks like it has flesh eating bacteria.

Lilo at 4 months is one tough fella, he barely cries or fusses (unless you really mess with him). So today when he was crying inconsolably it broke my heart. My selectively religious Catholic mama goes like "You know what F that religion, you are not from amongst them and for God's sake wash the child." WTF! What does me being Muslim have anything to do with me not showering my baby because he is sick? She is in freaking Florida and yeah I shower my baby once a day unless he has a fever then I give him a quick sponge bath instead. She is lucky she is my mama and lilo was crying otherwise I would have let her have a piece of my mind.

I mean seriously, when was the last time you heard of Jesus (AS) crossing the Rio Grande on his way to preach in El Salvador? Mama, WHERE do you think Jesus was born? Columbia? NO! In the Middle freaking East (just to be vague) and last I checked our ancestors (my mama's and I) were indigenous people married and/or raped by Spaniards. So Catholicism isn't native to her either.

Dang it! I am pist off that she would take the opportunity to bash my choice in religion when I am dealing with a sick baby. I am all for having intelligent, peaceful and respectful debates about whatever is on your mind BUT now is not the time. My heart left my body the moment my lilo was born and I can't take it back.