In Islam, there is a “portability” of ritual that allows worship and holiness to take place anywhere. There is no practice of consecrating and deconsecrating in Islam. On earth, Muslims can make any place “Islamic” enough for worship. But what about in outer space? The theological guidelines created in 2007 by Islamic authorities in Malaysia on essential Islamic practice offer some clues on daily prayer, dealing with (lavatorial) impurities, and preparation of the dead in Earth’s lower orbit.

Malaysia’s first astronaut may have performed the first Islamic prayer in outer space and proved the portability of Islamic ritual space. However, purists might argue that the act of prayer will not be valid if not performed on earth’s terra firma. Muslims face, kneel, and prostrate on the ground during prayer to avoid semblances of pagan sun or moon worship (“Prostrate yourselves not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate yourselves to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.” (The Quran, Fussilat 41:37))

The idea of Muslims taking up “space” in outer space is an interesting one, one that has connotations of conquest. Representations of Islam in science fiction depict a religious dystopia where despotic Muslim rulers dominate the solar system. Philip K. Dick’s The Eye in the Sky (1957) features the eponymous eye that, as it turns out, is a less than benevolent Islamic God. The novel’s hero wakes up to a world where the sun circles the earth and an American version of fundamentalist Islam, Babiism, governs every aspect of human life. Followers of Babiism are compelled to propagate the faith as an expression of “jihad” because religion is practical. In this religious dystopia, prayers are used to fix cars and pay one’s salary.

—  “Islamic Astropolitik”, Alicia Izharuddin

i’m an old soul purist who wished people still had to survive off of owning a craft or skill.

Persia design on Conical Bell sink
Purist Tall faucet

Decorative architecture and Moorish style define the distinctive Persia pattern. Striking open linework contrasts with geometric patterns, giving this Conical Bell sink its finely detailed look. A white background emphasizes the pattern yet is neutral enough to complement different fixture styles. This sink makes a dramatic, artistic statement.

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favorite book - prisoner of azkaban

"Believe me," croaked Black. "Believe me, Harry. I never betrayed James and Lily. I would have died before I betrayed them."

And at long last, Harry believed him. Throat too tight to speak, he nodded.

Everybody loves Purist, and I mean everybody! (Except for Necrophos, but that’s for another story)

Everyone just wants to be friends with him, despite his huge and burly appearance. He’s just willing to help anyone in need, especially those bullied by the Magic club. He just loves breaking those wands.

Also, this was done live in my first ever twitch stream! Thanks for watching! :D

this is a fanfic sex post

alright you ao3 bastards listen up

ain’t no one give a fuck about a lack of fanfic realism in fanfic porn. ain’t no one wanna read your how-to lesson plan of buttfuckin for fellow fandomites thinly disguised as fic

do you know the hell i went through

son, i’ve been in fandom since 1998. i’ve been in the battle trenches of fanfic porn since 2000. ~yaoi~ used to have no buttsex at all, and then it had magic glide-in buttsex and self-lubricating buttholes and actual phrases like “boypussy” ok that was a real thing

2013 is like a renaissance of pretend sex man

now we have condoms and lube and fingering not necessarily as a preparatory act and buttholes actually get called buttholes

be grateful you little shits