Muslim groups fundraise to restore black churches, ‘support victims of arson’

Muslim organizations have raised $23,000 to help rebuild eight historically black churches that have burned down since the deadly attack on a prayer group in South Carolina. Three fires are believed to be arson, while the rest are under investigation.

 The groups ‒ including Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, the Arab  American Association of New York and Ummah Wide ‒ encouraged  Muslims to reach out during their holy month of Ramadan. They  touted the connections between Muslim and African-American  communities in the US, saying the groups are “profoundly  integrated in many ways, in our overlapping identities and in our  relationship to this great and complicated country.”

Shout out to neuro-atypical Muslims

-Muslims with eating disorders that get triggered during Ramadan, who feel obligated to explain why they’re not fasting to nosey aunties

-Muslims on psych meds who can’t fast because without medication they can’t function, who feel uncomfortable explaining this to everyone who asks why they aren’t fasting

-Muslims with ADD who struggle to perform Salah, Taraweeh, read Qur'an, etc.

-Muslims with depression who sometimes find it hard to get out of bed and do the obligatory prayers or go to Masjid

-Muslims with Bipolar who find Islamic obligations easy on some days and impossible on others, who are seen as flaky or flip-floppy about faith

-Muslims with social anxiety who are afraid to pray in masjid because of fear of making mistakes or being looked at

-Muslims with dissociative issues who struggle with performing Salah and other obligations due to fear/threat of dissociating

-Muslims with PTSD, sensory issues or agoraphobia who are unable to go to masjid or other crowded areas & get seen as rude/snobby, or feel isolated

-Muslims with low self worth, suicidal ideations, etc that feel guilty because of that.

-Muslims with autism who are viewed/treated as a difficult test for their families

-Muslims with mental healtn issues who are told they need prayer or that their issues are caused by lack of imaan.

-All Muslims with any other mental health issue that I forgot to add that affects their practice of Islam & treatment in the Ummah

You are valid.
Your Islam is valid.
And you are Allah (SWT)’s beautiful creation.

hello everyone! Ramadan starts this Sunday, June 5th and ends Tuesday, July 5th. i respectfully ask those i follow and my followers to please tag your posts so that we can blacklist several things during this holy month.

#nsfw i.e. porn, nudity
#food
#blood i.e. gore, violence

insha’Allah إن شاء الله, may we have a blessed month and may we receive forgiveness from Allah (s.w.t) and find it in ourselves.

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Ramadhaan Printables - Download Here (from Google Drive)

- Qur’aan Tracker: Actual printable is filled in with the chapters. Tick off the completed chapters as well as reading the translation.

- Fast Tracker: Keep note of completed fasts, more importantly those that were missed due to menstruation or illness etc.

- Habit Tracker: Make a list of tasks/habits you wish to complete and implement them over the 30 days of Ramadhaan e.g. Salatul Duha, clean-up after iftaar/dinner, read morning/evening adhkar etc.

- Meal Tracker: Keep a log of food & water intake throughout the week (especially helpful for those who struggle with timetabled eating).

- Calendar:  Two calendars have been made in advance. Both, the Hijri date and the western date are on these calendars to cater to those currently taking exams i.e. A-Levels, GCSEs, Finals etc.

- Monthly Goals:  An alternative to the habit tracker allowing individuals to make note of one-off goals, as opposed to repetitive tasks.

May Allah allow these to be of benefit. Do notify me of any errors and I will rectify them, inshaa’Allaah.

I’d like to remind you, illnesses and sickness are a legitimate reason not to fast during Ramadan. If you have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, BPD, or any other mental illness, your reason not to fast is just as legitimate as it is for a cold, a disease, and even cancer. If you feel fasting may worsen your condition, or put you or another in harms way, you are not in the wrong by postponing your fast.

Remember, fasting should never put your health, well-being, or life at risk.