after the prophet

me: [blows kisses to all the queer kids at hogwarts]

It makes me so furious when people attack Islam for Muhammad’s marriages and polygamy, and only name A'isha and then go on to describe her as a child bride.

Yet they’re all silent when it comes to how A'isha was able to lead battles, shape politics, and influence the development of Islam after the Prophet died.

They’re all silent when it comes to talking about his twenty-five years of monogamous marriage to Khadija bint Khuwaylid, a woman who was fifteen years older than him, his employer, and the one who proposed.

They’re all silent when it comes to Sawda bint Zam'a, who Muhammad married because she was widowed and had suffered too many hardships to remain unmarried.

They’re all silent when it comes to Hafsa bint Umar, the woman who could recite the Qur'an better than most men and whose memory influenced the version of the Qur'an we have today.

They’re all silent when it comes to Zaynab bint Khuzayama, the woman referred to as “the mother of the poor” because of all her charity work.

They’re all silent when it comes to Umm Salama, the woman Muhammad went to for advice during the Treaty of Hudaybiya, the treaty that allowed Muslims to return to Mecca.

They’re all silent when it comes to Rayhana bint Zayd, an upper class Jewish woman who taught Muhammad the traditions of the Torah.

They’re all silent when it comes to Zaynab bint Jahsh, a tempermental and slightly egotistical woman who was constantly praised by Muhammad’s other wives for her charity work and her religious devotion.

They’re all silent when it comes to Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, the woman who married Muhammad to create a political alliance that would allow one hundred enslaved families to be set free.

They’re all silent when it comes to Safiyya bint Huyyay, a Jewish noble woman whose relationship with Muhammad changed the antisemitism attitude among his followers.

They’re all silent when it comes to Umm Habiba, the woman who converted to Islam despite the protest from her polytheist father and who remained Muslim despite her (at the time) husband converting to Christianity, because she believed in Islam and refused to waive that belief.

They’re all silent when it comes to Maryam al-Cibtiya, the mother of Muhammad’s only son, Ibrahim, named after the ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, tying all three monotheistic religions together.

They’re all silent when it comes to Maymuna bint al-Harith, the woman from Mecca who proposed to Muhammad and whose marriage reconnected him to Mecca, the city Muslims face when they pray.

It’s really amazing how people can go on and on about how Islam is so misogynistic because of Muhammad’s polygamy and his marriage to A'isha while simultaneously never bothering to learn who these women even are and what amazing things they did to influence Muhammad’s life and Islam itself.

How beautiful is it that not one du'a goes unanswered. There is never a ‘no’ to our du'a’s, but, Allah answers them in three ways;

• He gives you what you asked for

• He delays the response so He can give you something even better than what you asked for

• He stores up the reward for your du'a in the Hereafter

[Narrated by Ahmad, 10749; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 2199]

His response comes at the right time, in the right place and in the most perfect way imaginable.

anonymous asked:

hiii do u know any good auror!harry/healer!draco fics?

Sure, though one or two of these are past Auror!Harry, they still made the list bc i love them a lot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hello, China! by Nattish (19k)

In a world where Voldemort has been defeated but the Death Eaters remain at large, Harry Potter is a war colonel leading a regiment across Muggle Eurasia. When he’s injured in the line of duty, he refuses treatment from anyone except Healer Malfoy, who is befuddled but perfectly willing to find out what this means.
Featured Book: The Healer’s Helpmate

At the Crossroads There We’ll Meet by Firethesound (24k)

Potter keeps dying; Draco keeps saving him.

Bad Medicine by Playout (25k)
As an Auror, Harry is no stranger to St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries but he has reached his limit with his confidential information appearing in the Prophet after every visit. He’s angry enough to give even his childhood nemesis’s private practice a go. At least if Harry’s secrets show up in the paper now, he’ll know who to hex.

And Back Again (Where You Belong) by Eidheann (15k)
He thought back on their previous handshakes, and smiled faintly at the fact they always seemed to mean so much more to him than they did to Potter.

Any Instrument by @dictacontrion (131k)
Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

The Four Ds of Apparition (or: Destination, Determination, Deliberation, and Dicks) by Eidheann and Firethesound (36k)
After transferring to the Apparition Department, Harry’s life becomes one big dick joke. And all his friends are arseholes. So is Malfoy, but what else is new? AKA Harry Potter and the eighteen twenty dicks.

Pharynx-Larynx-Oesophagus-Trachea by Firethesound (11k)
Harry’s idea for helping Draco study is the most brilliant thing he’s ever come up with, and Draco discovers that studying can be fun when one has the right study partner.

A Future Unknown by Omi_Ohmy (25k)
Draco had always thought that the ability to see the future would have saved him a lot of grief. The choices are no easier, however, when he is cursed to see an endless set of futures featuring Harry Potter. 
Featured Book: Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks

Broken Dreams by Queenie_Mab (30k)
When Healer Malfoy answers an Auror field emergency summons, being stuck experiencing Harry Potter’s memories while he sleeps is not at all what he wants to be doing, but it seems that the curse that joins them is only the tip of the crime about to be unravelled.

Misplaced Memories by Dacro (38k)
Harry is hit by an unknown curse and loses eighteen years of his memories. When he wakes up, he doesn’t remember magic, Hogwarts or that he’s happily married to a former Death Eater. Draco struggles to adapt to the changes and tries to help Harry retrieve his memories without causing further damage.

Date Blindness by Dysonrules (23k)
Harry was perfectly happy with his life until Hermione decided to set him up on a blind date. 

Doctor! Doctor! (Is this love I’m feeling?) by Khasael (20k)
For the first time ever, Harry agrees to seek medical help when he feels ill. His Auror colleagues are amazed, and most of the St Mungo’s staff are starstruck, but when it keeps happening, Draco suspects Harry has a hidden agenda. And he’s right.

Sex on Fire by Gypsyflame (11k)
A life-threatening injury brings Malfoy back into Harry’s life.

The Peacock Paladin and the King of the Emerald Court by Megyal (11k)
Harry suffers from chronic headaches, and it affects his work and relationships. New pain-management techniques (and their provider) may just be the relief his life needs.

Fight the Starless Midnight by Maab_Connor (21k)
Harry thought that he was going to arrest Healer Malfoy for practicing without a license. Nothing ever goes as planned.

“protea king”

this is the flower illustration i made for percy for the MP! Kickstarter!  his flower is the protea king flower, which is named after the prophet/shapeshifter Proteus, son of Poseidon, because like Proteus the protea king flower is incredibly versatile in form and can take many different shapes, sizes, hues, and textures and has over 1400. the protea king flower can symbolize diversity, transformation, courage, and strength.


This is an excerpt from my post: KIEVAN RUS: PART 1 – NORTHERN ENIGMA OF THE MIDDLE AGES.

According to the ‘Russian Primary Chronicle’, parts of medieval Russia were beginning to be colonized, inhabited and sometimes ruled by foreign Norse mercenaries known as the Rus. One such ruler was a man named Oleg the Seer or Oleg the Prophet. After the previous ruler’s death Oleg became regent of Novgorod until the true prince grew up.

On [Rurik’s] deathbed, Rurik bequeathed his realm to Oleg, who belonged to his kin, and entrusted to Oleg’s hands his son Igor’, for he was very young.” –Russian Primary Chronicle.

^ Early Rus.

 Oleg’s Rus–Byzantine War (907 CE)

After deposing two Norsemen who set themselves up as rulers of the city of Kiev without Novgorod’s consent, Oleg established it as the new capital of ‘Kievan Rus’. Oleg then sailed his force of Varangians, Slavs and Finns against the rich empire across the Black Sea, the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines closed up the Bosphorus strait so his naval forces had to disembark and march on the heavily fortified city of Tsargrad (Constantinople). The Rus fought along the outskirts where they destroyed churches, palaces and killed many:

Of the prisoners they captured, some they beheaded, some they tortured, some they shot, and still others they cast into the sea.” – Russian Primary Chronicle.

Oleg had his men collect or make wheels and attach them to his ships as to allow them, by the wind-blown sails, to advance towards the city on land. The Greeks then sent out wine and food laced with poison to Oleg the Seer’s forces as a gift but as his name implied, he foresaw their treachery and avoided being poisoned. The Greeks then, in fear of losing the whole of Greece over something that could be easily avoided, agreed to Oleg’s terms. 

The Greeks would pay his forces and also pay tribute to the cities of Kievan Rus. The Greeks were to support Oleg’s emissaries or merchants for six months with food (grain, fish, and fruit), wine and bath, letting them trade tax-free and reside in the St. Mamas quarter of the city. Upon their voyage back home the Rus would be given “food, anchors, cordage and sails”. The Rus must only come over if they intend on trading, “shall commit no violent acts in the towns or upon our territory” and must enter unarmed no more than fifty at a time and escorted by the emperor’s men. Either to mark their victory over Tsargrad (Constantinople) or to seal the peace agreement, the Rus hung their shields on the gates of Tsargrad; a common Norse custom.

^ ‘Oleg Has His Shield Fixed to the Gates of Constantinople’ by Fyodor Bruni.

Thus the Emperors Leo and Alexander made peace with Oleg, and after agreeing upon the tribute and mutually binding themselves by oath, they kissed the cross, and invited Oleg and his men to swear an oath likewise. According to the religion of the Russes, the latter swore by their weapons and by their god Perun (god of thunder and lightning), as well as by Volos, the god of cattle, and thus confirmed the treaty.” – Russian Primary Chronicle.

According to the Russian Primary Chronicle Oleg asked sorcerers [volkhi] and fortune-tellers how would he die and the prophecy was that his horse would be the death of him so he had his horse removed from sight and ordered that the horse was to be kept alive and well fed. After the Rus–Byzantine Treaty (907) Oleg asked about the horse and discovered that it had died, he chuckled at the fact that the prophecy had proven false. Insulting the soothsayers and seers, he went to see the corpse of the horse. Upon seeing it he laughed, saying, “Was it this skull that was supposed to cause my death?”; placing a leg on the horse’s skull a serpent suddenly slithered out of the skull and bit his leg, killing him.

If there are any errors please privately inbox me so I can update it. As always, if you’d like to read or learn about any specific historical subjects just let me know what they are and I will take note of them.

See Also:

  • KIEVAN RUS: PART 1 – NORTHERN ENIGMA OF THE MIDDLE AGES:  In this post I will be covering the early portion of the medieval realm known as Kievan Rus (pronounced ‘Roos’); a multiethnic and cultural realm incorporating the Norse, Slavs, Turks, Balts and Finno-Ugrians. A realm centered around the many rivers that were riddled throughout its domains and led them to the riches of the Byzantine Empire, Silverland (Islamic Middle East) and the Baltic Sea. The culture, battle tactics and armaments of the ancient Slavs are addressed as well as the Druzhina (personal bodyguards and standing army). Also mentioned are some of the conflicts the Rus had with one another, the Greeks (Byzantine Empire), Bulgarians and Turkish steppe nomads. 
  • KIEVAN RUS: PART 2 – DYING LIGHT IN A DARK AGE: In this post I will cover some of the civil wars, wars of succession and familicide that plagued Kievan Rus; their peak under leaders like Vladimir the Great (who unified the Rus and made Orthodox Christianity their official religion) and Yaroslav the Wise (while Europe was in a dark age, he made Kievan Rus a beacon of knowledge, literacy, trade and faith); Kievan Rus’ shattering into various feuding states, their clash against the Mongols and their rarely spoken of religion. The Chernye Klobuki (Turkish mercenaries) and the Varangian Guard (Norse, Slavic, Germanic, etc.) are also noted; the latter were warriors employed by the Byzantine Empire to act as the Emperor’s trusted personal guard and on occasion they acted as pirate hunters, policemen, jailers, prison guards, torturers and interrogators.

Have you ever listened to a song / recitation in the background with your headphones in and a few days later you have somehow memorised the words?
That happens over a few days… What if the song came to life and you listened to it and saw it everyday… Wouldn’t you become an embodiment of it? (Embodiment means you become a physical representation of an idea)

Just look at your friends. For years you hear what they say, to you and in the background. For years you see how they dress and how they act. For years you see how they react to things and how they react to different people. Pls don’t tell me none of it has changed you.

Can you see just HOW important it is to have good company?

It is said that the camel herder develops a tiny amount of arrogance because of the nature of the camels he looks after and it is said that the sheep herder develops a tiny amount of humility because of the nature of the sheep he looks after.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be on his soul) said, “A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.”

Reference: Abu Dawood
Grade: Sahih (according to imam nawawi rahimahullah)

Feminism And Islam: The Two Greatest Threats Against Women

Muslim perversion is well-known. It’s not surprising really. After all, their prophet had sex with a 9-year old girl.

There’s Sweden, which now has rape numbers that actually do match feminist statistics. That happened after Muslim immigration.

Then there’s Germany, where thousands of women were assaulted on the streets after their genius Chancellor decided to invite millions of refugees across her country’s borders. Now those same refugees are violating women’s borders.

And Britain has Muslim rape gangs molesting and raping thousands of young women and underage girls. For years, the police have ignored the problem because they didn’t want to be called racist.

Every immigrant group seeks a better life than the old country. All except Muslims, who seek to create replicas of their hellhole countries in each new nation they colonise.

Islam is the only group that tells its members not “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but rather, “When in Rome, demand benefits and rape people.”

The situation with regressive social attitudes from Muslims in Europe is getting so bad that Vlad The Impaler is acquiring a reputation as a folk hero.

Europe hasn’t solved the refugee crisis - they’ve just created a new one.

And where are the feminists? The feminists who think a mythical, made-up “rape culture” on college campuses is a real thing? Well now Europe now has a real rape culture, but feminists don’t want to talk about it. That’s virtue-signalling. Talking about the made-up crimes of white college-age men gets you more social justice retweets than a real rape epidemic involving brown people.

Almost every effort to control speech and shut down either “abusive speech” or “hate speech” is a feminist project.

About a year ago, the United Nations suggested we censor the entire Internet to save feminist’s feelings.

They released a completely insane report called “Cyber Violence Against Women And Girls: A Global Wake-up Call”.

The UN report itself contains a number of bizarre attempts to equate critical tweets on the internet with physical violence.

“A cyber-touch is recognised as equally as harmful as a physical touch” says the report. In their press release, UN Women claim that “cyber violence … places a premium on emotional bandwidth.”

Anita Sarkeesian went before the UN and called for “laws” to deal with “harassment,” which she defined as being told to “shut up” on Twitter.

And speaking of Twitter, look what they did when they stacked their trust and safety council with these lunatics. They basically killed Twitter by embracing the nonsense idea of “online harassment.” They banned anyone who critcized a “POC” all the while letting ISIS remain active on the platform.

Now to say that Islam has an issue with free speech would be like saying that feminists have an issue with calories: not only obvious but entirely true.

We know the horrific state of free speech in Muslim countries. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, China jailed the most journalists in 2015. But 9 of the next 11 countries with the most jailed journalists were Muslim countries. And speaking of 9/11 and Muslims being deadly, the top 7 deadliest countries for journalists are all more than 90% Muslim.

Turkey is supposedly the moderate Muslim country, the one we want to let into the EU. And under Muslim President Erdogan, it has turned into a free speech nightmare. Private newspapers have been seized. Erdogan has criminalized “insults” of himself not only within his own borders, but has attempted to crack down on those insulting him on YouTube and in Germany. Again: this is “moderate, secular Turkey.”

But it’s not just within Muslim countries that Islam and free speech butt heads.
In 2015 the Center for Security Policy commissioned a poll of Muslims in America. It found that 30% of American Muslims believe it is legitimate to use violence against those that insult Islam. And 33% said that sharia should take precedence over the constitution if they clashed. You know, the same constitution that stops feminists from putting you in jail for trolling people, like they do in Britain.

According to a Wenzel Strategies poll in 2012.

  • 58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is is not protected free speech under the First Amendment.
  • 45% believe that those who mock Islam should face criminal charges.
  • 12% believe blaspheming against Islam should be punishable by death.

The entire world loves Malala, the Nobel Prize winning champion of education for girls. But look at her opinion, which passes in the media as moderate: “The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create.”

So Malala’s opinion is if we all just shut up and did what Islam wants, which is to submit, they wouldn’t need to shoot us, stab us, or blow us up.

That’s the general sentiment of non-Muslim Americans toward criticism of Islam: “Don’t criticize Islam too harshly, or they might kill you.” That is not an attitude conducive to freedom. That is an attitude of authoritarianism. That was the attitude held by German citizens under Hitler. That was the attitude held by Soviet citizens under Stalin.

We hear a lot about moderate Muslims, but in practice we don’t see them.

London has elected a Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, who is praised as a moderate. But many have been left wondering just how moderate he is.

Khan banned sexy advertisements from the underground like the famous Protein World ads.

Was this move really to combat body shaming, like feminists wanted? Or was it to make the underground more shariah-compliant?

It’s weird isn’t it, that a religion where the men are so perverted is also a religion that tries to make women less sexy. But I guess it’s not so surprising - instead of encouraging men to control themselves, Islam has instead for generations been telling women to cover up.

There’s a slight difference with feminism here - feminists absolutely do want to control men, by any means possible. But they also want to control women.

That’s why they told women to become lesbians in the 1970s in order to stick it to the patriarchy and it’s why they lash out at women in the sex industry or any woman who doesn’t align herself with the radical views of feminism.

Still, the results are the same. Islam, a killjoy religion, considers alcohol, drugs, and, in the case of ISIS, even cigarettes to be “haram.”

Feminism, a killjoy ideology, is trying to shut down frat parties, college game days, and drunken romantic trysts because it considers them to be part of “rape culture.” Different excuses, same result.

Now, Islam’s hatred of the west barely needs an introduction. It is one of the defining realities of our time. In Europe, after the suicidal decision to open the floodgates to Islam, ordinary citizens have faced terror attack after terror attack from crazed jihadis.

As always, the media tries to avoid mentioning the attackers’ origins. A Muslim kills people in Germany? Just a “Tanned German.” A Muslim drives a truck through tourists in France, killing more than 50? Just a runaway truck attack.

The terror attacks have died down, for now, but last summer, it seemed as if the west was being attacked every week.

I’ll be generous and say feminists don’t hate the west quite as much as Muslims do. Not that the Weather Underground and other progressive groups didn’t commit their fair share of terrorist attacks. But those guys are peaceful university professors now, so that’s OK!

Still, the loathing that feminists and other progressives have for the west, especially in the academy, is eerily similar to Islam.

Take the feminist professor Margot Lovett at Saddleback College for example for doing something that would make Muslims cry tears of joy.

She ripped down 9/11 memorial posters, on 9/11 memorial day. Take a guess what class she teaches… You’re right - Women’s Studies.

The same professor once wrote that 9/11 was the result of “U.S imperialism.” She also endorsed a statement from the Black Radical Congress which blamed 9/11 on the “genocidal levels of death and destruction” caused by the west.

That’s a professor at a western college. Oh, and by the way, she makes over $170,000 in pay and benefits annually. And part of that is taxpayer funded.

Feminism and Islam are the twin problems facing America today.

America hasn’t yet felt the full effects of Islam but it’s dangerously close. Terror attacks like the Pulse nightclub shooting are terrible - and preventable - tragedies.

Let alone France, which is now full of no-go zones and should be crossed off your tourist bucket list unless you love rape culture and immigrants openly defecating in the street.

The good news is we continue to make great strides in the culture war. I was not surprised one bit when it was announced that Donald Trump had won the election. We are no longer afraid to stand up and retake our identity, freedoms and security that feminism and Islam have been taking away from us for far too long.

Feminists may not realize it now but if we continued to let immigration happen at the rate Obama planned, they would be the first ones to feel the rapey effects of it, just as it’s already happened to the women of Europe.

Only straight muslim men get the privilege of accusing marginalized muslims of practicing “liberal” Islam because “traditional” Islam benefits them only and they could care less about the rights of others. It’s really easy to defend sexist, homophobic, ableist distortions of Islam when you benefit from those distortions. 

Just because the Islam that women, LGBTQ muslims, disabled muslims, and muslims with mental health issues have embraced doesn’t look like your “traditional” Islam doesn’t make it wrong. It means we’re trying to carve out a space for ourselves in a religion that was hijacked by patriarchy not long after the Prophet (saw) passed away.

And no, Islam was never meant to be this way. Islam is not patriarchal. The Prophet never advocated for people to be marginalized. But here we are now. So don’t shame people looking for an Islam that allows them to be an active member. Look at yourselves and ask yourself why you felt the need to put Islam in a tiny, tiny box when it was meant to be for everyone. “Traditional” doesn’t always equal right and “liberal” doesn’t always equal bidah. We are all just looking for Islam.

anonymous asked:

Would you marry a Sunni guy?

I have though about this question alot and (it’s not that I have anything against the Sunni brothers in Islam) but I don’t think that I could marry a man who didn’t accept Imam Ali (as) as the rightfull succesor after the Prophet (saw). I don’t think I could marry a man who praises the ones who stole the rights of Ameerul Mo'mineen (as), stole the land and broke the rib of Sayeda Zahra (sa).

Plot Event | Battle at Hogsmeade

what’s happened so far:

Last evening, the Daily Prophet broke a tell-all exclusive, courtesy of editor Olivier Burbage. The Prophet directed blame on the recent attacks of Hogwarts’ students and various sightings of the Dark Mark on a new group of Death Eaters who’ve pledged to follow the next Dark Lord. The Prophet claims that the so-called Crimson Allies are a myth, created by this new army as a way to distract the public from what’s really going on.  

The first sighting of the Mark appeared last summer over Diagon Alley. A few weeks after the sighting, student Dylan Parkinson was attacked at school. Parksinon, who the Prophet revealed is the son convicted Death Eater and Azkaban escapee William Collins, was assumed to be attacked for failing to carry out a mission he was given by the new Dark Lord. The Malfoys were targeted soon after for, the Prophet claimed, being spies for the other side. While the Longbottom and Weasley families were attacked for not only being blood traitors, but their association with those working under the new Dark Lord and failure to join them.

Head Auror Harry Potter has remained silent amidst these events and accusations. When asked, Potter failed to comment on his involvement with an undisclosed “mission” involving Chief Warlock, and ex-Death Eater, Draco Malfoy, that has not been authorized by the Ministry. 

There have also been claims that the Hogwarts staff has ties to the situation, with most fingers being pointed at Ezra Hall and Acadia Carrow. Headmistress Westenberg said she was deeply alarmed by the state McGonagall left the school in and would do all she could to correct it.

what will happen now:

What started out as a peaceful Hogsmeade weekend has taken a turn. The Death Eaters aren’t happy with the article that was published in the Prophet placing the blame on them and taking the attention off the Crimson Allies. As a result, Hogsmeade has been completely taken over by Death Eaters. Under command of Head Auror Potter, the village has been placed on a lockdown. A battle has broken out between Death Eaters and the Crimson Allies - and the students are caught in the crossfire. 

  • This event will begin on Saturday, February 18th after we make a post on the main signaling that it’s started.

  • We’ll also be posting a list that contains locations and scenarios with some character specific interactions. You can use these as topics for your plots and threads. 

If you’d like your character to be directly involved in this plot event and haven’t messaged us yet, please do that sometime today so we can get you added.

Love is Bilal 

Love is when Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him) retired from making the adhan after the death of the Prophet ٴٴﷺ because he called the Prophet ﷺ to prayer when he was alive, and could not stand to do so without him۔

Love is Bilal ..when he left the Illuminated City (Madinah) because he could not stand to stay there after the Prophet died (because everything reminded him of the Beloved ﷺ)

Love is Bilal..when a long time passed between him visiting the Prophet’s ﷺ grave in Madinah and subsequently the Prophet coming to him in his dream and telling Bilal, “what is with this dryness/ distance oh Bilal?” driving Bilal to make arrangements to head to Madinah immediately upon waking.

Love is Bilal arriving in Madinah in the middle of the night and Hassan and Husayn, the grandsons of the Prophet ﷺ, finding him at the maqam of the Prophet ﷺ him crying and insisting that he, for old time’s sake, make the adhan for the impending fajr prayer and causing an uproar that morning in Madinah as everyone therein poured out of their homes weeping and anguished in being reminded of the days with the Prophet ﷺ.

Love is Bilal..when Umar ibn al Khattab asked him to make adhan to, calling the army in Sham to prayer, and when he reached the part “Ashhadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allah” began to weep uncontrollably, unable to finish the adhan, and causing the entire army to weep- Umar being the most emotional of them all.

Love is Bilal on his deathbed and experiencing the pangs of death, with his family all around him weeping for him, crying out in poetry to his family gathered around him,
“Tomorrow I meet the beloveds// Muhammad ﷺ and his companions”

Siti Khadijah Market - Malaysia

Siti Khadijah market is a fresh food market located in the middle of the islamic city of Kota Bharu. Also known as Central Market, everything from fresh fish and eggs, to exotic fruits, such as durian, can be found at this market. 

The market is named after the  Prophet Muhammad’s entrepreneurial wife. This is fitting, as the market is predominantly run by women. 

anonymous asked:

Beware sister! It is stated that The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said, "If there were to be a Prophet after me then he would be Umar ibn Al-Khattab.” Source: Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 57, no. 38

Lol. Masters of fabrication


Pairing: Castiel/reader

Summary: just a little somethin somethin that explains why Cas calls you Honeybee

Warnings: short (which is why i didnt add a read more link)

Tags: @joanne-egberp @lolurnotsamwinchester @xleeleeboox @tala002 @trashforwinchesters @bkwrm523 @mittcci @imaginelotr @fandommaniacx

A/N: I’ve always liked Castiel using the nickname Honeybee, I think I’ve even used it in other fics as well. So, this one is just an appreciation for the nickname, and also sort of an explanation as to why I love it so much

Originally posted by animarecrafter

    Castiel has always had a nickname for you throughout your entire relationship. It had started the day after the prophet Kevin had been awakened, when he had gone out into the garden and watched the bees, one of God’s many fascinating creations. The honeybee, of course, was the second most gentle of the genus Apus, the first being the stingless honeybee. Their main job was to pollinate and make honey for the rest of their hive. Castiel was fascinated by this, and how a small, seemingly meaningless thing could be so important to the world. And, it reminded him of you.

   He knew of your low self esteem and how you’d judge yourself for everything you had done wrong, no matter how small or trivial it may have seemed. You were truly a good person, you just had made some wrong choices in your past. Sometimes it even kept you up at night, and he’d be there to consolidate you every time and in every way he could. It amazed him, really, to think that the girl who had a hand in stopping the apocalypse would feel so miniscule. You’ve saved so many people over the years and yet you still beat yourself up over small mistakes. He never really understood why that was. But, just like the honeybee, you still kept going, playing your seemingly unimportant role in the universe and not realizing how important you really are. Father knew he tried reminding you every chance he got.

   Another thing he realized that you and the honeybee had in common was your figurative stinger. You never really liked killing anyone, to you it was the last resort. You were a firm believer that things really could be talked through, though occasionally there had to be some sort of ‘task’ you’d be put through, but in the end, you’d always hoped things would work out. But, just like the honeybee, if you were left with no options you’d metaphorically sting the enemy. Now, whereas the honeybee would die in this situation, you would of course still be alive. But Castiel knew the toll killing took on you, how you’d inevitable spend the rest of the night drowning in alcohol, ignoring every time he tried to consolidate you. Maybe it wouldn’t have killed you, but a little part of you died whenever you took a life.

   Sometimes Castiel wondered whether he liked the honeybee because of it’s simple importance, or if it was simply because it reminded him of you. He found that a lot of things were like that now. Whether it was ‘making out’ in the rain, or watching your favorite shows, or even eating your cooking (though it still tasted like molecules to him), he found that most of the things he enjoyed stemmed from you, his own little Honeybee. You were his, and he couldn’t be happier, not even in a room filled with honeybees. The only Honeybee he wanted was you.

After writing against prophets for so long my hand grows weak and I start lying through my teeth. When people ask me if I believe in God I say “no” just to stay consistent. The poems speaking out against God turn into cries asking for his guidance. Reading about the different metaphors I could use for God start to hit me in a different place in my heart and afterwards I have to stand in front of a mirror to remove the thorns. It hurts just as much as it is on fire. They are not the same thing, they were never the same thing. I cough up pages of the Gospel in the morning. I call in sick but they say “You aren’t sick, you’re just knowing.” My notebooks seem to fill themselves and I check, unsure of why, and read a book full of apologies spelled “Yeshua.” Going to the church for a friend seems like a stealthy way of gaining knowledge about this foreign faith that slips into my every word. The priest smiles at me, hands me some books and sends me on my way. When I next return, rain-soaked, and heavy with the Word, he asks me how my friend is doing. I tell him that she’s found love. And the statue of Jesus begins to burn and hum.

Hannah R., Finding God Through Blasphemy 

@aithousae thanks for the prompt!

The Angels of Supernatural and Their Mythological Origins:

Not all of Supernatural’s angels have canonical roots in the Bible, the Enoch, or the Kabbalah.  Many (such as Ezekiel and Metatron) are actually named after prophets, scribes, and other Biblical characters, while others are simply not referenced in Judeo Christian religions at all.  However, quite a few of Supernatural’s more prominent angels have definitive roots in religious mythology, which are surprisingly interesting and definitely worth exploring.

1.  Castiel

Castiel (also spelled Casiel or Cassiel) is the seventh archangel according to Jewish and Mesopotamian mythology, and makes several appearances in the Jewish Kabbalah.  His symbols are the dragon and the spear, and he is shown with both in most of his depictions (personally, I think that’s sort of badass).

Castiel is depicted as a largely peaceful figure – which was unique, considering most angels were considered somewhat warlike at the time – and preferred to quietly observe humanity rather than interfere (at least that much hasn’t changed).

Like his modern counterpart, Castiel is a somewhat melancholy figure.  He is the angel of tears and solitude, and according to the Kabbalah, presides over the seventh heaven.  The name Castiel translates to “Shield of God.”

2.  Gabriel

Gabriel makes appearances in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. 

In Judaism, some of his most notable appearances include those of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Ezekiel (both of which were profits, whom Gabriel was sent to aid), and the Kabbalah.  In Jewish folklore, Gabriel was rumored to have presided over the death of kings and the conception of souls in the Garden of Eden.

In the Old Testament, his primary purpose appeared to be beseeching profits with the Word of the Lord, and his most note worthy task in the New Testament was informing the Virgin Mary of her divine conception.  The name Gabriel means “Strength of God,” and his symbol is the trumpet (which is thought to have originated in Byzantine mythology).

(On a side note, Supernatural’s version of Gabriel has absolutely ruined me, because I simply can’t imagine him approaching tasks this serious without causing any kind of incident).

3.  Lucifer

The concept of Lucifer actually predates Christianity, his first recorded appearance being in the Slavonic Enoch, in which it was stated that,

“Here Satanail was hurled from the height together with his angels” (2 Enoch 29:3). 

Throughout his numerous depictions in Christianity, Islam, and obviously, the modern occult, Lucifer has been depicted as a demon, a seven-headed dragon, a spirit, and most consistently, a fallen angel.

Ironically, the name Lucifer literally means “Morning Star” or “Bringer of Light.”

Aside from the traditional religious and mythological depictions, Lucifer most famously appears in Dante’s “Inferno.”  Like his modern rendition, Lucifer was said to burn COLD, not hot, and as a result, the levels of hell get progressively colder as they near its center, where he is supposedly imprisoned. 

4.  Raphael 

Raphael makes appearances in Judaism and Catholicism.  According to the Enoch, he is responsible for binding and imprisoning the demon Azazel (remember him?) under an unnamed desert in Dudael.

(Of course, in most Biblical depictions, Azazel looked something like this).

Raphael’s symbol is the staff, and his name translates to “Healer of God.”  This is fitting, considering his famous healing of a blind man.

It’s a pity that his modern counterpart couldn’t be nearly as nice – sorry, Raphael, but blowing up your siblings and causing the apocalypse just isn’t a polite thing to do.

anonymous asked:

what is this stupid abduallah ibn saba being the origin of the shia, this is so untrue because supporters of ali began straight after the time of prophet muhammads death, many of the prophets companions sided with ali e.g. salman al farsi and bilal. wtf shia did not start at uthmans time.

hahaha it’s like really poorly planned propaganda thing that sunnis use to delegitimize shiism. don’t let it bother you. anti-shia sunnis who say that just sound really delusional 

anonymous asked:

Hi i am catholic and I wanted to ask what is the difference in belief etc between shia and sunni muslim - is it like catholics and protestants?

The Wilayat of Imam Ali (as)

The main difference is that the Shia believe that Imam Ali (as) was the rightful successor after the Prophet’s (saw) death.

And I don’t know much about the differences between Protestants and Catholics so I can’t answer that for you, sorry!

went to jummah yday after a year with the roommate bc there was an iranian sunni speaker giving the khutba. in the second khutba after sending salam on the prophet he started saying, “wa afzal al bashar baad al nabi muhammad ameer al momineen…” at this point i’m waiting to hear ali b. abi talib but instead he said “sayyidna abi bakr”