3 abdul

the good end of part 3 where abdul survives, greys at like 32, and gets gay married to polnareff and lives comfortably in their bookshop off the coast of france somewhere

I really liked @kynimdrawsdesign where he had clay prosthetics, so i Incorporated that into my design as well!

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Abdul: Uh, hi!

Leigh: *wide eyes* What are YOU doing here?!

Abdul: I wanted to see the both of you, it’s been awhile. Besides … I heard you two are expecting?

Leigh: And you wanted to see for yourself?

Abdul: *scuffs the floor* How are you dealing?

Leigh: It’s been fantastic! She is definitely the love of MY life. How about you?

Abdul: I’ve been here and there. You know how it is …

you know, I think of all the Jojo sidekicks, Abdul might be in the best, most stable place with regards to personal growth and how he feels about himself– and while that makes it tough to write about him sometimes because there’s a little less internal conflict than some other characters, it also says a lot about the quality of his character just in general.

everyone jokes that he’s team mom but the REASON he’s that is because he is honestly a very mature and fully realized person. he knows his own values and who he loves and what he stands for, and he isn’t afraid of any of it. also super notable is that he actually ACKNOWLEDGES his weakness? out loud? how many shonen characters are well-rounded in their personality enough to admit that maybe they’re a little impulsive or feel too strongly to make a decision and for that reason step away from the forefront…

tl;dr he knows exactly who he is and what he wants to do with his life, which is really really admirable

Thanks @burgahboy and @gantaiguy for tagging me! I tag @invidit @sarfiaholic @jyoti-ursula @hardly-bardly and anyone else who wants to do it

relationship status: [kazoo solo]

lipstick or chapstick: tinted balm

last song listened to: Þú Verður- Stefán Karl

top 3 shows: LazyTown, Steven Universe, Bob’s Burgers

top 3 characters: Polnareff, Louise Belcher, Robbie Rotten

top 3 ships: Abdul/Polnareff, Harlock/Tochiro, Robbie Rotten/Sportacus

Flee to Allah.

In times of changes and reversals, one should flee to Allah. During the time of the apsotates, Abū Bakr al-Ṣiddīq would pray Qunūt in his prayer for himself; he would recite:

{ رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا }

“Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us.” [Āl ʿImrān 3:8]

-Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al-Tarefe

حلمت
أني هارب طريد
في غابة
في وطن بعيد
تتبعني الذئاب
عبر البراري السود والهضاب
حلمت
والفراق يا حبيبتي عذاب
أني بلا وطن
أموت في مدينة مجهولة
أموت
يا حبيبتي
وحدي بلا وطن

I dreamt I was a fugitive 
Hiding in a forest.
The wolves in a distant country
Hounded me through black deserts and over rough hills.
My dear, our separation was torture. 
I dreamt I was without a home, 
Dying in an unknown city,
Dying alone, my love, without a home.
—  Abdul Wahab al-Bayati (Translated by Abdullah Udhari)

I think there should be one judge who understands tap, one who understands hip hop, one who understands commercial dance (jazz/lyrical) and one who understands ballroom. Instead we have an old man who’s obsessed with one of the kids, a child who can’t come up with a better adjective than “stupid” to describe a dance, a buffoon who is hitting on the dancers as they’re on stage, and the lovely Paula Abdul <3

People are like metal.

People are like metals; it is possible to fake their outward appearance, but rough times are what distinguish them, bringing them out for what they really are:

{ وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلهمْ فَلَيَعْلَمَن اللَّه الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَن الْكَاذِبِينَ }

“But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.” [Al-ʿAnkabūt 29:3]

-Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al-Tarefe