Muslim Apple is Sick

Muslim Apple Sick = No Blogging.

I should have learned my lesson the last time when I was sick for days after eating some lukewarm chicken and some kind of indo-pak green chutney mix. But I didn’t. Note to self: do not eat food made with whole milk that has been left out all day long.

I am amazed at the splendor of reverse peristalsis. I mean after churning and churning that indigestible mess in my stomach for hours, my body said enough is enough and it came right back up with such power against the force of gravity.

Amazing Piece of Information: 99% of Ibos are lactose intolerant and we have no traditional concept of dessert.

Bloggable items that I would like to work on when my health returns in sha Allah:

Death of Slobodan & Saddam – Why I don’t think it makes sense to try political leaders for war crimes.

The Road to Guantanamo – If this is how the war on terror is being prosecuted, then we are in very bad shape.

Grow Your Beard – Focusing not on the particulars of hijab but on the oft-overlooked appearance of brothers from the sunnah.

Transparency International: Nigerian Financial Scams – Can a Nigerian scam scam a Nigerian?

And of course, I would love to respond to some of the comments over the past few days but I just have no energy for it.

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

16 thoughts on “Muslim Apple is Sick”

  1. asalamu aleykum

    so yr orginally Nigeria, I figured out when you said Ibo not the nigerian scam thingy, and yeah

    some of the things you said dont make sense
    get well
    tahoor inshaAllah

  2. Salaam Alakium sister,

    Eating boiled potatoes and yogurt can help a tumbled stomach. Also try drinking some boiled ginger root – it settles a stomach very well.

    I’ll dua for you to get well soon.

    Wa Salaam

  3. Asalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

    May Allah reward all of you for the duas. Ginger root and noodles are good. I’ve been avoiding Pepto-Bismol until today. Boiled potatoes and yogurt? Regular yogurt? I think eating food made with dairy products is part of what got me into this state. After we stopped nursing, our mother started us on soy milk because we couldn’t handle the regular stuff. And most of my aunties and uncles avoid milk like it’s the plague. I’ve never tried the potatoes so in sha Allah I’ll ask my mom to pick those up for me.

    I try to eat every 12-15 hours to see if I’m better but it still leaves my stomach feeling unsettled and seems to increase my overall fatigue.

    I thought that perhaps I should have included a link explaining the Ibo tribe but thanks Yusuf for taking care of that. And Q8i, I’m actually originally from New York as for my parents they are from Nigeria.

    Wa salaam.

  4. assalaamu alaykum,

    awww… you’re sick! probably not up for outings, then? shucks. may Allah make this a purification for you.

    when the stomachs around here are upset we try applesauce, bananas, plain rice, and toast. the BRAT diet (i just messed up the order).

    my aunt says the gypsies are on the whole lactose intolerant, too. at least that’s how she explains herself.

    maybe you could make some phone calls (at least one) today?

    fi amanillah.

  5. Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,

    SubhanAllah I hope you feel better, I made you somali tea last week for the Eid Bazaar but I didn’t see you in the morning and I have no idea where my thermos is now lol.

    If you need anything just give me a call inshaAllah. Definately drink some tea with a lot of ginger in it or ginger ale sans fizz, and anything simple that will be easy to digest. Don’t forget to drink a lot of water/fluids, it’s very easy to get dehydrated.

    Shifaatullah, may Allah grant you a speedy recovery and allow you to be thoroughly purified through this sickness. ameen

    I remind you of the ahadith:

    Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira: The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” (Bukhari, Book #70, Hadith #545)

    Narrated ‘Abdullah: I visited Allah’s Apostle salAllahu alayhi wa sallam while he was suffering from a high fever. I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You have a high fever.” He said, “Yes, I have as much fever as two men of you.” I said, “Is it because you will have a double reward?” He said, “Yes, it is so. No Muslim is afflicted with any harm, even if it were the prick of a thorn, but that Allah expiates his sins because of that, as a tree sheds its leaves.” (Bukhari, Book #70, Hadith #551)

    see you soon bi’ithnillah, wa salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah.

  6. Yeah, for me, potatoes and yogurt help settle the stomach. If dairy is a problem, though, you’re probably better off sticking with just the potatoes. But just salt and no butter, that’ll defeat the purpose! 😀

    Inshallah, you’ll get better soon. We’ll make dua.

  7. Asalamu alaykum,

    5 days on, I had a bagel and a brownie for breakfast and my stomach didn’t get upset so I think I can say I am fully recovered, alhamdulillah and may Allah reward all of you.

    Amatullah, feel free to bring that tea today. 🙂

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