How many times have you sat around in the masjid or just at home on the cellphone bored? You start a conversation with your friend, and you talk about what you did over the weekend. The conversation slowly starts to die until your friend says;

"Hey, remember that really tall girl at the masjid?"

There are two types of back biting, the haraam and the halaal. I am going to address the haraam. Many Muslim girls and women do not actually realize they are backbiting until it is pointed out. Talking about how messy your sisters hijab looked, how bad her kids are, or how big that pimple was on sister Fatimah's face was are all forms are haraam backbiting. The excuse that, "No, it's not backbiting...I would say it to her face!" So why didn't you say it to her face when you were talking and laughing with her at the masjid on Sunday? Why wait until Tuesday afternoon to say something about it to someone else? The worst form of backbiting is making fun of someone behind their back to make someone else laugh!
"Jameelah smells like onions cause her Mama cooks Spanish Rice! Hahahaha!"
Do you not know what Allah says of backbiting, gossiping, and slander?

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear God, verily, God is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Surah al-Hujurat ayah 12)

Backbiting is like eating the (human!) flesh of your brother or sister who is dead! How disgusting and repulsive is that? If backbiting is so hateful, why did you tell Amina that Sarah's fingers were bony and skinny? Even though sometimes you may not mean to backbite, you do. We all do. No one is perfect, yet we should try our hardest to avoid it. If you are bored, and you have nothing to talk shouldn't invite people over to your house. That's where backbiting and gossiping usually stems from. Boredom. Keep yourself usefully active in the Muslim community, or talk about the future...anything except for someone else when they aren't present to defend themselves. This doesn't exclude non-muslims! Just because someone you are talking about is not Muslim, doesn't give you the right to talk about them!

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: "Who protects his tongue from unlawful utterances and his private parts from illegal sexual intercourse, I shall guarantee him entrance into Paradise." (Bukhari and Muslim)
This is An-Nisa reminding you just in case you forgot! (Hehe Baba Ali!) May Allah bless and guide us all! ~ Nisa
For a summer trip I would really like to take a trip to the closest beach. The closest one that I know of is a man-made beach, and I guess that is good enough. I would still like the real deal though. I haven't been to a beach in a very long time, and the last time I went I was little. So, maybe one of these weekends when the masjid classes are closed I can ask my dad. Atleast before the summer ends. Just a day trip. Probably unlikely because I am so active in my masjid this summer! Insha allah, the masjid is going to Six Flags on Eid so we are raising money. Anyway, I created an outfit of what I would wear to the beach;
Minty Beach day

I would try to wear something similar to that, and I'd try to find a Kiwi smoothie too. I would go shopping just to find an outfit like that. To me it just says "I'm going to the beach today!". Insha allah, one day we will go...but for now I will just be content with going to the river. :) May Allah bless and guide us all! ~Nisa
Egg masks are good for people with oily skin. It also brightens your skin, fights acne, tightens the pores, draws out oils, and is loaded with proteins for the skin. This mask is best done at night as opposed to in the morning. The yolk is a natural moisturizer, and the whites is like a toner. You can also just use the whites after doing another face mask.

First, get one egg.
Then get two bowls and a fork.
Crack the egg and separate the whites and the yolk. Put the yolk in one bowl, and the whites in the other.
Whip the whites until it is bubbly.
Take some of the whites and smear it all over your face. You can do the unders of the eyes too, because it seems to help with getting rid of those dark circles. Just be careful to avoid the actual eye.
Let the whites dry on your face. Rinse, and pat dry your face.
Then, take the yolk and smear it on your face. It will feel very moisterizing! Let it dry, and wash it off. Pat dry. The skin may or may not feel a little itchy. If it does, put a little more moisturizer on. A little bit of lotion or aloe vera should do. Here's Michelle Phan if you need visual help:

Remember when doing ANY mask or facial rub in outward circles to prevent wrinkling. Also, be gentle on your face! Use warm water to wash off Masks, and cold water afterwards to close pores. IF you want to look refreshed in the morning, use the ice cube technique under your eyes. Works beautifully! May Allah Bless and Guide us All. ~Nisa

One of my good friends is graduating today, alhamdulilah! All things are possible by the will of Allah. May Allah bless and guide us all! ~ Nisa
Yellow is such a pretty color. Actually, it's my Moms favorite color so this set is dedicated to her. I love the summery feel of this outfit. It's so cheerful, and light. Not only that, but it seems a bit vintage, and I love vintage clothing.

It was all Yellow
Oh and flip flops are so comfortable! I love wearing these things around the house! To me, they are better than slippers. I also love the sounds they make when you walk. Lol. Flop, flop, flop...fffttt.

A beautiful french braid would go with this style! French braids are so pretty! Except, when worn under hijab it sort of looks like you have a bumpy recommended!

May Allah bless and guide us all! ~Nisa
I love how white and blue colors mix together to create the perfect sets. I love the color blue because it looks really good on me. It brings out my complexion, and it cames in many different shades. White is a little hard to keep clean on me. Hehe. I am such a sloppy eater, or I play too many games that require getting dirty. So when I wear white I have to be a lady (though I try to be very lady-like all the time).
Oh anchor...
This set is so pretty and cool looking. I am dying to try it out, and I especially want that purse! I don't know what it is, but I really love stripes and polka dots. Lol. Imagine wearing this outfit to a beach sitting on one of those big rocks by the sea? Or while your on a cruise staring into the sparkling water? To me, this screams SUMMER time and water! May Allah bless and guide us all! ~nisa
Last Saturday I went to the conference where I was to speak. I went early to help clean up the masjid, and arrange the food. My Mom made baked macaroni and potato salad...and I almost didn't get any! People started arriving while we were cleaning up, setting up food tables..etc. We were a little behind time when the actual conference started. The theme was about Prophet Muhammad's (saw) life and teachings. It was a pretty good conference, and about five Imam's spoke. The sheik of my masjid told my friends and I that next Sunday (this Sunday) we will have a sort of "quiz show" with maybe prizes (!!!). The lectures were mostly stuff that I knew already because I read the hadith a lot.

After the lectures we finally got to eat. I was starving because I didn't eat lunch before I left home. As we were getting our food, I looked for the food my Mom made. It was almost all gone! Luckily, my friend A saved me some potato salad. ;D I took some BBQ chicken (best BBQ chicken I have had so far!), Moroccan Couscous (that my friends Mom made...yummy! It's in the picture...I'm looks exactly like that!) , fried fish, corn muffins, Bread pudding, and some other chicken. There was a lot of chicken. Lol. Then after we ate, we did our hijab lecture! The Sisters really liked it! They liked it so much, that we are invited to speak again at a bigger masjid. :D I did henna on three guests at our masjid. So I made $15.00. My friend M did henna on one person. So together we made $20.00. I forgot to say we went up on our prices because people say my designs are pretty extravagant, and everyone wanted to give me a beat down for accidentally charging $5.00 a hand. Hehe. :P Ooops.

Sister1: (staring at my hand) "OOOH!! Who's doing the henna?"

Me: "Well, my friend and I."

Sister 2: "Really?! Mom, Mom...please?!"

Mother of two sisters (thinking):" much?"

Me (spur of moment thoughtbyaccident):" "$5.00 a hand."

Sister1: "Pleeaaase?!"

Mother of two sisters: "Okay, go get the money out of the car..."

Sister2 (runs off): "Kay!"

Sister 1 and Mother start ruffling through my designs I lay out. Both pick the same flower-vine hand design.

Sister 1: "I want it on both hands."

Mother: "Then I'd have to pay $20.00."

Sister1: "Yeah, I know."

Mother: "One hand is enough."

Sister2 comes back with money and needs change...goes off to find maintainer of masjid, Sis double you. Sister2 picks a design of swirls that goes all over the hand.

Sis Double You comes in to see the designs being taken place. She says to the two Sisters and mother;

"That's a $10.00 design you are getting."

I went home at about 9:30 PM. I had been there since 10:00 AM. Up at 8:00 because I had to help cook, and get dressed. There wasn't really a lot of people that I had expected, but there was ENOUGH people. People that I have never seen before in our community. Alhamdulilah, it was a really fun day. Insha allah, this summer for me this year will be really busy, and it will mostly evolve around my masjid...alhamdulilah! Oh, and everyone liked my dress! :) I also have more followers to my blog...Asalaam wa alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh everyone!! May Allah bless and guide us all! ~Nisa

Well, Michael Jackson the most well known artist in the world died yesterday. I knew he would die someday, I just didn't think it would come so suddenly. It was said that he was preparing for another concert or something like that. It just goes to show you how powerful Allah (swt) really is. He has control over everything, and everyone. He gives and takes life. Money, fame, and fortune will not allow you to escape death. I grew up listening to M.J as my parents were fans of his when I was younger. So yeah. I've heard accounts that he was Muslim, and my Mom says he IS Muslim. If he did revert to Islam then I hope he finds peace. I find it real sad though, that his last few years were spent in worry. With all those accusations, money problems, and people's no wonder his body gave in from all the stress. Then in the pictures in the news, I see people mourning him in the most ignorant fashion. On the floor, crying hysterically, lifting their hands to the sky...what in the world? I really do pray that Allah is merciful on M.J, and the ignorance of these people do not effect him. May Allah bless and guide us all ~Nisa

No, the day for my reciting event isn't here yet. The rehearsal is tomorrow, so insha'allah we will be going to the masjid then. I've prepared my index cards, and stuff. I think my friends and I will try to dress in the same outfit colors...hmmm. Oh, I can't find my shoes! :( I am so sad. I had everything all pretty and prepared, and now I can't find my shoes. They may be at the back of my closet, but it's not like I have a walk-in closet. All of my things are impeccably organized, so I have no reason to lose my shoes in my closet. I guess I'll have to keep looking. -sigh- Other than losing my shoes, my grandmother came all the way from another state to visit us & to see me speak! Not only that, but it was a surprise!

Last night as I was lying in my bed a soft breeze smelling of sweet, freshly cut grass blew through my window curtain. Where I live, we have been having cool, breezy weather. Sort of like, tropical weather. It's so nice! I was so thankful for that breeze (and many othe
r breezes), I thanked Allah over and over again. There is nothing like a soft cooling breeze after a rather warm day! Allah is most merciful and compassionate! It set me to thinking about how we as humans take many things for granted in this life. Water, cool breezes, the sun, and the earth in general! We don't know how blessed we are until it's gone. Allah supplies us with the smallest things, yet do you thank him for it? Do you thank him for that beautiful, sunny comfortable day? Did you thank him for the water he gave you to quench your thirst? Did you thank him for that refreshing rain so that your garden could flourish beautifully? Did you thank him for the earth you live on? We should thank Allah everyday for the things we take for granted. We show our appreciation by obeying him, praying our five prayers, saying bismillah & alhamdulilah when we begin and finish eating, and praising him constantly!

"And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe." {Surah Ibrahim, ayat 7} May Allah bless and guide us all! ~Nisa
Yes ladies, you heard it. I'm going to recite and read poems at my masjid this week at a huge conference! I'm excited, and scared at the same time, and there will be alot of people. My friends & younger sister are going to speak on the importance of hijab. I'll be reading mostly poems on hijab, including the one I wrote myself.

Hijabi Personality
By: Nisa (anon)
I respect myself enough to cover.
From head to toe, my body is protected from the eyes of others.

I wear the hijab and I abide by the rules of adaab.
"You're a real beauty," comments my Dad.
I'm still beautiful even if I'm not scantily clad.

Wearing the hijab does not limit me,
I am entitled to my rights to think and be free.
I may be or do whatever I please.
Anything, as long as it doesn't conflict with my deen.

One of these days I will be something great.
People will respect me for my personality traits.
They won't ridicule me for my body weight, and
I will never have to look like an overdone fashion plate.

College is ahead on my future path.
Yes, I'll be studying that applied math,
when I'm done I'll relax in my bubble bath.

No, I won't spend my time over a kitchen stove,
I'll look deeper than that for my own dream treasure trove.

I'll explore the whole world if I must,
and hopefully my dear husband won't put up a fuss.

I'll play sports, soccer is fine.
If you want to catch me, I'll be by the goal line.

I'll kick off my shoes, and shuffle to bed.
I'll wake up in the morning with a tussled head.
06/17/09 EDIT: OH NO!! THERE WAS MORE TO MY POEM THAN JUST THIS. D: Insha allah I will post the rest soon.

Should I change anything? Don't be afraid to criticize!My main poem will be Baby it's all good. I'm sure many of you have heard of that poem. I will also recite a few surahs. My friends will be reading some essays and reading a few other poems. Then my best friend and I will do some henna. The last time we did henna at our masjid flea market and we made about $15.00. They were all non-Muslims though. So at this event, there will be nothing but Muslims. Insha allah we will make enough money to raise for our masjid trips. I got a pretty yellow dress to wear to the event. I can't find the exact dress, but it has thin rope straps with flowers. It also has little sequins running below the breast line. Here is something like what I will be wearing:
My outfit
I haven't decided on a yellow hijab or a black one. Or both. I could wear a black under scarf with my Mom's soft yellow hijab. Or, the reverse. What do you think? Yes, I seriously wear glasses. Except, mine are not silver. They are brown. ;( So insha allah my friends and I will do good. We are going to the rehearsal a day before the actual event to help clean up the masjid etc. If you don't hear from me, you know I'm preparing my notes, practicing, making hijab pins, and brushing up on my henna art. Love you girls for the sake of Allah! May Allah bless and Guide us all ~ Nisa

And the list of classical books continues...

46. Farenheit 451 Ray Bradbury

Didn't read it, but I heard it was a really good book.

47. A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemmingway

Never heard of it.

48. Farewell to Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Never heard of it

49. Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenve

Never heard of it

50. The Fixer Bernard Malamud

Never heard of it

51. Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes

Never heard of it

52. For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway

Want to read

53. Frankenstein Mary Shelly

Read it, really good book. It's not really horror if you'd ask me, though.

54. French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles

Never heard of it

55. Germinal Emile Zola

Never heard of it

56. Giant Edna Ferber

Want to read

57. Giants in the Earth Ole E. Rolvaag

Never heard of it...I think.

58. Go Tell it on the Mountain James Baldwin

Never read it.

59. Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

Want to read this book really, really badly!!

60. Good Earth Pearl S. Buck

Never heard of it.

61. Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

I want to read this one too...all I've watched is the documentary on it at Discovery Cosmeo for school.

62. Great Expectations Charles Dickens

Heard of it, not in great hurry to read it.

63. Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

Want to read this.

64. Great Short Works of Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad

Never heard of it

65. Green Mansions W.H. Hudson

Never heard of it

66. Grendel John Gardiner

Never heard of it

67. Gulliver's Travels Johnathon Swift

Not in any haste to read it.

68. Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers

Never heard of it

69. Hiroshima John Hersey

Never heard of it.

70. The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien

Not anxious to read it.

71. House of Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne

Not anxious to read it.

72. Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo

Want to read

73. I Heard the Owl Call My Name Margaret Craven

Never heard of it.

74. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Hannah Green

Never heard of it.

75. The Iliad Homer

Never heard of it

76. In This Sign Joanne Greenberg

Never heard of it

77. Invisible Man Ralph Ellison

Never heard of it.

Part 2's honorable mentions:

Anne of Green Gables Series - My second favorite classical series about a girl who grows into womanhood...and the series eventually ends off with her daughters perspective. Pretty cool.

Pollyanna - I love this book, although I didn't like the sequel as much.

Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm - Read the book. Seriously.

May Allah bless and guide us all! - Nisa

I have always loved how Chinese dresses have looked. They are so beautiful and elegant. I have no idea how to hijabify them because the dresses are very form fitting. Now, unless you want to buy dresses three sizes bigger than you, and wear a long cardigan over the top; it's up to you. However, who says you can't rock them inside the home? So, I created a set for the hijabi's and niqabi's to wear inside the home:

Simply sauve...
Look at how pretty the green is! I am so in love with this dress, it isn't even funny. Well, if I can find it in a store one of these days, I will wear it around the house. Remember ladies, perfume only inside of the home! As for a hairstyle, how about this beautiful chinese hairbun?

That is so pretty! On Youtube I found a demonstration on how to do it. Just don't try to wear this under your hijab. The sticks may ruin your hijab, or you may accidentally poke yourself. :)

May Allah bless and guide us all! - Nisa
My all time favorite easy-to-wear pants are sweat pants. They just slip on, and they look really cute under a big shirt! It's casual, and easy to move it. I use the treadmill every other day, and I own about two pairs of sweat pants. A gray pair and a blue pair. It beats wearing big jeans on the treadmill. My sister wonders at how I can get up in the early in the morning (directly after Fajr) and look through my closet for clothes to wear. I said, "anything for fashion!" Lol. So yeah, basically if I am feeling lazy and it's my day to do the treadmill, sweat pants are a fruity life saver. So, I created this outfit:

A little atheltic. ;D

I'm not so sure about the big bead necklace if you're going to be doing some serious running (eight miles per hour anyone?). Opting for a bracelet instead is probably the safest alternative. You don't want to be knocked in the head while performing your epic dashing skills, now do you? ;) Also, the hijab could probably be used to cover Hello Kitty on the front. I just thought it was a really cute sweater. :) May Allah bless and guide us all! - Nisa


I am very, very, very upset to say that I have found this the case with a few blogs by young Muslim women out in blogosphere. They blog that they are going to do something haraam (proven by authentic hadith...etc), and then they tell their readers to not refute them! They say not to shoot hadiths or anything of the like at them. I'm sorry sisters, but if I see you doing something wrong; like it or not I'm going to tell you about it! If a Muslim sees another Muslim doing something wrong, and we don't say anything about it; we are also in the wrong. Why? Because we stood there watching you give into Shaitans whisperings. It's like standing by watching a Muslim steal a piece of candy (small as it is) from a store, and not say anything about it. The thing is that, it's not like you don't know what you are doing is wrong. You just don't like to be told that you are wrong, and that is a bad trait to have. To me it is just another form of arrogance; not liking to be told that you are wrong.

"When you see an evil act you have to stop it with your hand. If you can't, then at least speak out against it with your tongue. If you can't, then at least you have to hate it with all your heart. And this is the weakest of faith." - Prophet Muhammad (Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 79:)

If you don't like to be told that what you are doing is wrong, don't post it at all. No one wants to hear of your sinning if you KNOW that what you are doing is wrong. Because when you say; "Yeah, I'm going to slap on this load of bright makeup, and skinny jeans...DUN TELL ME THAT THIS IS HARAM CUS I DUN CARE!" really makes me want to throw the Qu'ran and Hadith in your face. However, I can't do that. I have to have adaab too. I have to correct you in a kind, understanding manner. I have to have hadith, and Qu'ran to back up my refutes. No, we shouldn't go around become the haraam police and saying "this is haraam, HARAAAM!!!". That's not the way to correct someone. We shouldn't be nit-picks and pick at everything someone is doing. Sometimes they don't know that what they are doing is wrong. We shouldn't correct people in a nasty way. Subhanallah! Subhanallah! I have seen so many Muslim's correct each other in such rude ways!! That is not the way to do things!

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A bedouin urinated in the mosque and the people ran to (beat) him. Allah's Apostle said, "Do not interrupt his urination (i.e. let him finish)." Then the Prophet asked for a tumbler of water and poured the water over the place of urine. [Bukhari]

and another version from Sahih Muslim:

Anas ibn Maalik, who said:

“Whilst we were in the mosque with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), a Bedouin came and stood urinating in the mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Stop it! Stop it!’ But the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Do not interrupt him; leave him alone.’ So they left him until he had finished urinating, then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) called him and said to him, ‘In these mosques it is not right to do anything like urinating or defecating; they are only for remembering Allaah, praying and reading Qur`aan,’ or words to that effect. Then he commanded a man who was there to bring a bucket of water and throw it over the (urine), and he did so.” (Saheeh Muslim, no. 285).

Do you see how in that hadith something that the people wanted to attack the man for his doing something (wrong), and the prophet was kind about it? He solved the problem quickly, and maturely. He didn't get all in his face saying; HARAAM! So yeah brothers and sisters, correct your Muslim sisters and brothers correctly. For those that do know they are doing something wrong and don't like it pointed out...then please for the sake of Allah; stop what you are doing! Stop telling your fellow Muslims to not correct you! Stop it! Don't BLOG about something that you KNOW you are doing is haraam. We may not be Allah, but we are here to help guide you towards what is RIGHT.

In conclusion, sometimes taking the advice that you are given is better for you. I am not directing this towards anyone, I am simply making a statement. I am speaking out. Yes, I know how hard it is (especially as a young woman) to avoid doing some things. However, when you tell someone not to refute you; you are only making yourself seem arrogant, and wrong in two ways. One way because you sinned (or you are going to), and two because you know you sinned. You may tell us to let Allah deal with you, but Allah put us Muslims, parents, teachers, imam's, sheiks, and elders to help guide you. Do you really, truly want to answer to Allah for something that could have been easily avoided, and that a Muslim gave you advice on? Seriously? I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this post, but I have to state the truth. Usually I am the one who tells people things that no one else will say...and most of the time its the truth. May Allah bless and guide us all. - Nisa

Honey is mentioned in the hadith by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) very many times. It is used for it's healing purposes. It is a natural sweetener which is why it makes a perfect alternative for white sugar. Yeah, whatever; I'm still guilty of using white sugar, but seriously; honey is the bomb. The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey.'(Bukhari)

I have recently stumbled upon a few recipes and suggestions for using honey to naturally moisturize and cleanse the face. Some people add milk to the recipe, others use oats, and some just plain honey. It's called a Honey Mask. Wash your face with a wash cloth and gentle cleanser first. Pour a bit of slightly heated honey (you can use the microwave to heat the honey in a microwave safe dish) into your hand, and smear it on your face. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash it off with tepid or cool water. See full article here. I personally wouldn't use the tooth brush part unless you have a tooth brush that hasn't been used already. That's just gross. You can also leave out the warming honey part if you don't like the idea. Here is another recipe that uses a variety of natural products. Please, don't lick the honey off of your face! :P Also, don't touch your face. Let the honey set by itself.

Well? What are you waiting for? Get going and pamper yourself! May Allah bless and guide us all! -Nisa
I love to read. It's one of my favorite past times. In school Language Arts is one of my favorite subjects next to Biology/Anatomy (which is why I want to become a pediatrician...that's an entirely different topic though).  I love reading classic books most of all though. There seems to be more of the book. No, not more pages. More of the book as a whole. The plot, characters, wording, etc. I've read some present day books, and in my opinion they are nothing to the classical books I have read. So, I shamelessly stole a list from sister (islamically) Muslim Revert & Proud. Since the list is too long for my layout, I'm going to post bits of it at a time. :P  The books that I really liked are in bold.

1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 

Read. This book is a really good curl up and read book. If you like light hearted adventures, this could be the book for you. I found this book quite funny, but some of the humour is sort of...well...old. Lol.

2. Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

Read I liked this book more than I liked the one about Huckleberry. It's funny, and very entertaining. Tom Sawyer is one of those characters that has the loveable mishceviousness to them. 

3. The ├ćneid Virgil

Never heard of it 

4. Age of Reason Jean Paul Sartre

Never heard of it

5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

Read this book twice by myself, and once to my little Sister & Brothers. It's a really good book although if you aren't careful you can get lost in the story. Yeah, seriously. You're almost as lost as Alice is. :P Entertaining book. 

6. Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll

Read this. I didn't like this one as much as the first one although it was nice to journey back into Wonderland again. Quite boring if you ask me. The story sort of drawled on a bit, but I don't know. That's just me. :)

7. All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

Never heard of it. I like the sound of it, so this is definitely first on my list to read.

8. The American Henry James

Never heard of it

9. Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor

Never heard of it

10. Animal Farm George Orwel

I really want to read this book. I read the reviews on it, and they were impossible. How could a book with a title like this be so good? :P Heh heh. 

l11. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

Never heard of it

12. Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis

Never heard of it.

13. Babbit Sinclair Lewis

Never heard of it.

14. Bell Jar Sylivia Plath

Never heard of it

15. Beowulf

Maybe. I'm not exactly sure if I'll like it very much though, judging from the way the movie looked.

16. The Bible

Read verses to compare it with the Qu'ran to pawn Islamophobic Christians.

17. Big Sky A.B. Guthrie

Never heard of it

18. Billy Budd Herman Meville

Never heard of it

19. Brave New World Aldous Huxley

Never heard of it

20. Brothers Karamozov Fyodor Dostoyevski

Never heard of it

21. Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk

Never heard of it

22. Call of the Wild Jack London

Never heard of it

23. Candide Voltaire

Never heard of it

24. Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

Heard of it...can't remember if I read it though.

25. The Castle Franz Kafka

I think I've read this.

26. Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Neve heard of it

27. Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

Heard of it, might read 

28. The Chosen Chaim Potok

Never heard of it

29. Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe E.A. Poe

Never hastened to read it.

30. Color Purple Alice Walker

Read a bit of it. Depressing, and I am unlikely to read anymore of it.

31. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain

I may read this book. Seems boring though.

32. Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas

Never heard of it.

33. Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevski

Never heard of it.

34. Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton

Never heard of it

35. Daisy Miller Henry James

Never heard of it

36. Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler

Never heard of it

37. David Copperfield Charles Dickens

Will get around to reading this by and by. Charles Dickens is a really good author.

38. Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather

Never heard of it

39. A Death in the Family James Agee

Never heard of it.

40. The Dollmaker Harriet Arnow

Never heard of it

41. Don Quiote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes

Read this. This is such a good book! It's sad in the end, but it's kind of funny! Don Quiote is a loveable lunatic. :) One of my all time faves. 

42. Dracula Bram Stoker

I want to read this so badly, but I can never get around to reading it!

43. Dune Frank Herbert

Never heard of it

44. Emma Jane Austen

Read it. I love almost all of the Jane Austen books, so this one really didn't take me by suprise. I keep getting her books mixed up though. So I'm not sure which one this actually is, all I know is that I read it and it was good. 

45. Ethan Frome Edith Wharton

Never heard of it.

Part one's Honorary Mentions:

Little Women & Little Men By Louisa May Alcott - All time favorite books!!

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

I'll get around to reading alot of the books I didn't read. Stay around for future classic book reviews. ;) I mainly read only classic books because most of them are content clean. So yeah, classic books all the way. Hm, besides hijab/modesty as the reason, there is no wonder why I act like such a dainty lady. :P  May allah bless and guide us all! ~ Nisa