The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sisterhood









Just felt the urge to post about sisters... was chatting with one of the funniest and coolest, MashaAllah, Muslimahs I know, Umm Ismail!

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added.
- Chris Montaigne

A true sister is a friend who listens with her heart.
- Author Unknown

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.
- Amy Li

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.
- Louisa May Alcott

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister.
- Alice Walker

Sisterhood is powerful.
- Robin Morgan

Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.
- Ugo Betti

Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling.
- Pam Brown

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.
- Carol Saline

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?
- Pam Brown

11 comments:

ipv6 said...

May I tag along a bit ;p

For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands
-Christina Rossetti

Our sometime sister, now our queen
-William Shakespeare

Umm Ismail said...

Sisterhood is Standing side by side and Loyalty, willing to listen. Truly Wanting for your sister as you want for your self. Knowing the Difference between Friendship and sisterhood knowing that sisterhood lasts forever. knowing how to lay Friendships aside and Tell your sister how it really is. Or just being there when you need them. Insha allah wa Taa'ala I say Quality not Quantity. Hey your the best Anisa I Enjoyed this Post.
Barakaallahu Feeki

Ummismail(Aaisha)

Mona said...

Nice, mashaAllah, I love the Pam Brown ones.

Empress Anisa said...

ipv6- I LOVE the Rossetti one... thanks for the addition! ;)

Umm Ismail- you inspired tonight's post my sis... stay the way you are (crazy), InshaAllah- I love you, my sister, for the pleasure of Allah

Mona- yeah, I enjoyed the Pam Brown ones the most too!

JaLpArI said...

mashaAllah sister!!!!
such a beautiful post!!!!!!!

surely ... nothing like sisters- ur best firends.... ur partners in all the crests and troughs of ur life..:)

Allah bless all the sisters... :)

Empress Anisa said...

Jalparl- Yes, my sister... there's nothing like a good sister whose in your corner thru thick and thin, ups & downs, happiness and sadness, truimphs and defeats... that's why we all should value a good sister like gold!

An honest, good, God-fearing one, trying to do the right things for the pleasure of Allah IS NOT an easy find...

Empress Anisa said...

* triumph.... wouldn't be me without a typo! ;P

Aalia said...

<3

Empress Anisa said...

Ms Aalia- haven't seen you in a while... thanks for stopping by! Just finished reading your post on covering- didn't think the men there would be soooo vile- you poor thing!

It's a shame when you can't be free to be you... perverts

Nooj said...

i'm sending this out to all the sisters i love :)

Empress Anisa said...

Nooj- Awwww, that's sweet of ya!