Wednesday, December 23, 2009

why is it that some people have to ruin your mood by saying something that is un-necessary and could have been a thought left in her mind rather than blurting it out aaaaaaaaaaaaagh.

i went to give my condolences today to family friends as the grandmother had passed away in Libya.

i walked into the hall (it was in the mosque) and saw about 25 ladies and obviously they have to give you the up and down look, and then you have to do the rounds (saying sallam to all) and every thing was running smoothly, nobody said anything negative to me, nobody put me down apart from the one comment about my pink socks, but that was ok as she had no taste ;) until i approached the last lady she just couldn't control herself, she had to say something horrible to me and i don't get it.....

why cant people keep the opinion to themselves, now if i had asked her for her opinion then that would have been another matter, but noooooooooooooo she had to force her opinion of me on to me, frankly I'm getting sick and tired of it so i kinda said to her 'fara7tee tawa?' (are you happy now?') to which she smiled and said cheekily ' yes i am' well i just wanted to pore the Arabic coffee all over her but being in a mosque that wouldn't have been appropriate plus the many Libyan eyes where watching and my mum would have been so shocked, so i walked away...

she spoilt my mood..

why cant people just read the quran, and do dhikir in these funerals rather than talk talk talk...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

i was sent this image via email last night and i thought it was fantastic :))))
its called finding alternative means lol....

Monday, December 07, 2009

couple of weeks ago i took the year 7s to a Jewish museum and the year 9s to a Hindu temple as part of studying other faiths. OFSTED like to see evidence of pupils interacting with others from a different faith but as well as this we like to teach the girls about tolerance of other faiths and having respect towards others and these trips will bring an awareness and understanding to a certain extent of different faiths.

a rabbi speaking to the girls about the Jewish faith.
like mosques, synagogues are not allowed to have images of humans or animals so the stained glass windows are of nature, flowers, geometric shapes etc..
looking at the old scrolls...

the Hindu temple was a first for me as well...
the gods they worship in different forms ..
the priest showed us how he would pray, he began by blowing into a shell.
and chanted whilst moving the lit lantern in circular motions.
later he played some of the musical instruments much to the joy of the girls who probably thought they could sing along to as though performing for x-factor!