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nowinexile:

A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases. 

Can’t argue with that, can you? 
Edit: Just for the record, I disagree with the ‘superior nutritional supplements’ part, but I definitely agree with the rest. If the common sense parts are in place, i.e. healthy diet, reasonable exercise/activity, good quality rest periods, then the supplements won’t be needed. 

Can’t argue with that, can you? 

Edit: Just for the record, I disagree with the ‘superior nutritional supplements’ part, but I definitely agree with the rest. If the common sense parts are in place, i.e. healthy diet, reasonable exercise/activity, good quality rest periods, then the supplements won’t be needed. 

This is what my staff are like when I’m not at the office.

This is what my staff are like when I’m not at the office.

indianilluminati:

Happy British Muslims! #HappyDay

I feel oddly envious of them. :)

Apparently, it’s my birthday…

Apparently, it’s my birthday…

Everyone knows my disdain for such an occasion, yet most still find reason to wish me for it. I’m not sure if that is a testament to their sincerity, or do they just like taunting me. In fact, the latter is probably entirely called for given how often I enjoy taking digs at others about literally anything and everything. My only contention is that this should not be limited to a single day in the…

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cynicallyjaded:

Wanna know what is the most annoying source of hypocrisy for me? It’s Muslims that find excessive time to type out lengthy emails and posts telling women how to wear the hijab correctly and arguing the merits of whether it is Sunnah or Fardh or Waajib, or culture, or tradition, or Allah knows what else. But ask them to practice with the same ferocity their ability to speak out against men who rape their wives, or men who throw acid in the faces of women that deny them, or men who are irresponsible in the maintenance of their families, their homes, their children, and their numerous other responsibilities to society, and suddenly they become deaf, dumb, and blind because they know that if they speak about such things in front of a man that is impervious to their advice, they will probably get slapped off their feet. At the least, we pick on such issues because it props up our own egos about the little that they practice overtly while completely distracting them from what they lack internally. So instead, they choose the soft targets, they choose the issues that are topical and controversial for all the wrong reasons, and they waste their breath and their time on villifying women about their appearance because it makes them somehow feel more pious, all the while pretending to be sincerely concerned about the state of the Ummah. You know what? If you’re genuinely and sincerely concerned about the state of the Ummah, and the state of the Muslim woman, then get off your high horse and fulfill your duty as a man rather than bickering like a wimp about something that is absolutely irrelevant when compared to the real issues facing the Ummah. Look around you and tell me if the Muslim woman not wearing a piece of cloth is really the gravest concern facing the Ummah right now? You know what else? If men were men, women wouldn’t have a need to display their beauty in the hopes of attracting a suitor, because instead, the duties that they are fulfilling on behalf of the men would not have placed a burden on them that makes them seek an outlet of expression or self-appreciation that is apparently so offensive to the hoardes of pious men out there.

Get real. Muslims are being bludgeoned to death like helpless seals sipping off the foam of the ocean and you’re worrying about whether a woman is exposing her hair or not? Seriously?

Still true, especially in light of some of the posts I’ve seen on my dash this morning. 

My dua for this Ummah is that we will stop focusing on the symbolism of Islam and instead, start focusing on the essence of it. Hijab and eyebrows are not more important than modesty and sincerity. Wearing pants above our ankles and long beards is not more important than lowering our gaze and fulfilling the rights of our families. But it’s easier to use these symbols to judge others negatively because it automatically elevates those of us that do practice these rituals while our hearts are void of sincerity. May Allah protect us from ourselves, and guide us towards the best character in line with the example of His beloved Nabi (pbuh). Ameen.

- (via the72sects)

Too often I see our distorted perspectives of fate or destiny or taqdeer as being the reason why many have doubts about our purpose in life, versus the consequences of our actions, which ultimately creates doubts about our faith.

What's your general opinion on Muslims who left Islam and became atheists?

Anonymous

Hi, I guess it would be the same as my view on Christians that left Christianity to become atheists (or any other religion for that matter). In all my discussions with atheists on every platform or forum the common thread was always that they turned to atheism after being disillusioned with religion. Not once have I ever come across anyone that turned towards atheism because it was a natural inclination or because it made sense before anything else. 

My view about them is that I hope they reconsider their reasons for leaving Islam and test that against what Islam is really about versus what some Muslims do in the name of Islam. More often than not we choose a specific path not because of what the path offers, but rather because of what the people associated with that path represent. 

I honestly believe that if their choice to leave Islam and turn to atheism was a sincere effort towards finding truth rather than something that appealed to their personal perspectives, they will eventually be guided back to Islam. However, the path we find is the path we seek. So it’s up to each of us to be sincere and honest with ourselves about what we want from this life because that is what will inform where we go looking for answers. 

the72sects:

Spot the problem with this? Allah is enough for us,  but let’s incorporate that pagan symbol of the moon and star to symbolise our reliance on Allah. It’s the same as running through the streets and crying out Allahu Akbar when trying to overthrow a dictator, but then rejecting shariah in favour of secularism when you’re successful.

the72sects:

Spot the problem with this? Allah is enough for us, but let’s incorporate that pagan symbol of the moon and star to symbolise our reliance on Allah. It’s the same as running through the streets and crying out Allahu Akbar when trying to overthrow a dictator, but then rejecting shariah in favour of secularism when you’re successful.

(Source: muslimagnet)

quickweaves:

quickweaves:

White people destroyed 3/4s of the world for spices and have the nerve not to season their food.

this post wont die 

can’t stop giggling at the truth in this!

Despite what you’ve read, your sadness is not beautiful. No one will see you in the bookstore, curled up with your Bukowski, and want to save you.
Stop waiting
for a salvation that will not come from the grey-eyed boy looking for an annotated copy of Shakespeare,
for an end to your sadness in Keats.
He coughed up his lungs at 25, and flowery words cannot conceal a life barely lived.
Your life is fragile, just beginning, teetering on the violent edge of the world.
Your sadness will bury you alive, and you are the only one who can shovel your way out with hardened hands and ragged fingernails, bleeding your despair into the unforgiving earth.
Darling, you see, no heroes are coming for you. Grab your sword, and don your own armor.

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(via fleurstains)

Simple truth. Victims will never be masters of their own lives.

(Source: starredsoul)

kanyetaughtyou:

rosiesays:

Oppression is cooking being “women’s work,” while the overwhelming majority of top restaurant chefs are male.

Oppression is fashion being a “silly girl thing,” while the top earning designers and CEOs in fashion are male.

Oppression is reducing women to consumers profiting a male system, even in fields that we supposedly dominate.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think the greater oppression would be convincing yourself that you’re oppressed when in fact you’re more than likely a willing participant, albeit a disgruntled one. The truly oppressed will most likely not have access to Tumblr to take offence to this post. Just saying.

(Source: regular-snowflake)

Apr 9

Asalamu alaikum warhamatullahi wabaraktu, I love your blog! you write so well lol :P put my english to shame

Anonymous

Wa Alaykumussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh…wow, that was unexpected. Alhamdulillah. :)