”Oookay…jus wana say that d reason y ppl havent been commenting recently is coz i thnk most might feel this blog going in circles. I sure do…the posts have also gotten shorter and i also agree that the strory line is a bit strained out now and beginning to feel like its stretching thin on the verge of wearing out meaning it has gotten awefully boring. I used to enjoy reading your posts shazia but honestly after reading blogs like a journey in a journal and desertrose, it makes me feel like im wasting my time on this vomit blog. End of the day its filled with all types of haraam acts and everythng islam forbids us from doing so how about turning all your fans heads outs there and give your blog a nice happy ending and call it a day. Either aara marries zoheb or nemo. By you continuing to drag your storyline like this, u jus encouraging the idea of premarital relationships judging from all your nemo and zoheb fans and lets face it we all got enuf of our own sins to answer for, the last thing we need is to carry other ppls sins too, im sure you a good person shazia but this is Jus my opinion..
And p.s i seriously think the haaj character nEed to get a life, eish i hardly chek out comments on d blogs i read coz time doesnt permit but whenever i do, i always see that name haaj appear, plz doll try doing something a little more exciting with ur time other than commenting with so much of vocab.”
As commented by ”Missy”. I will not publish the commentors email address so as to protect her identity
The reason why this is being published as a post:
1. The reply would have been nothing short of a post length.
2. I am tired of having to explain myself over and over again so this is just once and for all.
3. Some people don’t read comments and if you share the same sentiments as the commentor then this is for you too.
4. I have never, at any point not approved anyone’s comments lest it be said that I am being biased.
Firstly, I would like to point out that while everyone is entitled to their own opinion, there is a manner in which things should be said, a certain etiquette that should be maintained and it’s not limited to being Muslim, but rather as being a cultured human being living in a civilized society.
I am deeply hurt and upset by this “sister’s” callous comment and harsh choice of words.
If you or anyone else thinks that I am dragging LLD and that it is awfully boring,I have a simple solution for you-Stop reading it! It really is as simple as that because no one is forcing you to read my blog.
Why limit LLD to being called a vomit blog? You should now go and tell the authors of all the other so called vomit blogs out there to please stop writing! The term”vomit blog” is so derogatory it almost has the same feeling as something out of the apartheid era!
I have said this before but I will say it again, LLD is not an Islamic blog, the characters are Muslim but I have never ever written to contradict the teachings of Islam. I am telling you a story which is loosely based on real life experiences and alot of fiction. In no way am I writing to promote zinah and anything and everything that is frowned upon in Islam. This is a reality of the world that we live in, and let me tell you that alot of Muslims are much worse off than my lld cast. Readers surely have that much mentality to know where to draw the line. When Twilight was all the rage, I didn’t see anyone trying to become werewolves or vampires!
Be it nemo or zoheb, or any other character perhaps people love them because of their character and not because of the way that they imagine them to look.
It is my personal opinion that people should strive to become better humans first in order to become better Muslims. Once a person has respect for another human he/she will have even more respect for their religion and will think atleast twice before spewing vomit on someone else.
I have understood that the increasing popularity even of a blog, brings along with it an invisible social responsibility which not only diverts the writer from the actual story at hand but places the writer under undue pressure to turn their story into something that it wasn’t supposed to be.
I have met people and interacted with people online who have told me frankly and honestly that they have learnt so much from LLD. Some were inspired to reconnect with old friends after years and now have stronger bonds with them and their families, others have applied what they have learnt to their marriages, some even said that certain narrations opened their eyes to understanding not just their loved ones better but people in general.
What is wrong in Islam will always be wrong, I am in no way trying to justify it or contradict it. If you step out of your seemingly one track mind,you will also take note of lots of other lessons that can be learnt from LLD, from the negatives of drug abuse to the delaying of marriage, the list can go on.
Lld despite having a universal approach, is also a mirror of what alot of South African Muslims are like but that brings us back to the point that this is not an Islamic blog.
Yes, you’re right, I am a good person and I might just be a better Muslim than you but I wouldn’t know that for a fact and neither would you. Allah Ta’ala is our judge, not you or anyone else.
As far as posts being shorter are concerned, they aren’t shorter because I don’t know what to write, but because of my demanding life and responsibilities which I don’t see necessary to elaborate on here.
You accuse me of promoting pre marital relationships should I continue my blog, based on a particular trio, yet all the other couples are on the verge of marriage. I suggest you read Footsteps again, but then again my bad, I forgot that my blog is too boring for you. My apologies.
We all know that dating is haraam but there are so many married couples who once dated and are now living such Islamic lives. This story is about those couples and if Allah Ta’ala accepts our taubah and grants us hidaayah then who is anyone to judge? Perhaps those people who are still dating will learn from LLD about the negative effects of delaying a nikaah.
I haven’t read Desert Rose, but Journey in a Journal is my personal favourite. You simply cannot compare it with LLD because the genres are different. I find it very insulting that you raised this comparison because Journey is a story in its own league entirely and the author seems to be very well versed in her Islamic knowledge. I personally am not capable of writing a blog of that calibre as I do not have such extensive Islamic knowledge and I am not ashamed of saying it. “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” and that is what I do daily.
Allah Ta’ala has shown me a different and darker side of life that most people will never get to see their entire life and it is through this that I have learnt some of my lifes greatest lessons, it is through this that I have learnt the value of my deen and have attempted to show case some of it through LLD.
Yes, intermingling is wrong there is no two ways about it but if you look at the bigger picture one will learn that eg. If Aara and Zoheb had just gotten married there would be no issues. But then again it brings us back to the reality of today’s world and ultimately it’s the good that you take out of the story that stays with you.
As far as the blog being stretched is concerned, there are 9 pivotal characters and for a greater part of last year I posted twice a week it is therefore impossible that I conclude hastily. If I feel like writing LLD for much longer, it is my decision,your suggestion on ending it is not just unwanted but rude also. Again, don’t read it. You were enjoying this vomit blog at once but sadly lack the decency of being polite to the author, Muslim or not.
Once again, this blog is not an Islamic blog, people need to get it in their heads once and for all and if you’re smart enough to look inside and read between the lines there’s a whole lot that you can learn about life.
I do apologise if my comments have hurt or offended you or anyone else as this was never my intention.
May Allah Ta’ala make me maaf if my story is being taken in the wrong light and if the message that I hoped to convey with this story is being warped into something else by readers.
Ps: As far as Haaj is concerned, your comment was uncalled for and I think that an apology is due to her from your side. She is not just a reader, but has become a close friend and confidante and it is not upto you to tell her what she should or shouldn’t do, and if you still feel the need to do so, there are better ways of doing it.
Please send me the link to your blog if you have one or when you start one as you seem to have a lot of knowledge and perhaps you would like to share it with us. Maybe we can learn something from you.
I have nothing more to say.