MALCOLM X: I’d rather not say right now what I’m going to do. But I’m going to do, while I’m here, whatever will produce some positive and constructive results.

I might point out that I am 100 percent for any effort put forth by Black people in this country to have access to the ballot. And I frankly believe that since the ballot is our right, that we are within our right to use whatever means is necessary to secure those rights. And I think that the people in this part of the world would do well to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King and give him what he’s asking for, and give it to him fast, before some other factions come along and try to do it another way. What he’s asking for is right. That’s the ballot. And if he can’t get it the way he’s trying to get it, then it’s going to be gotten, one way or the other.

QUESTION: Are you in agreement with Dr. King’s nonviolent—

MALCOLM X: I don’t believe in any kind of nonviolence. I believe that it’s right to be nonviolent with people who are nonviolent. But when you’re dealing with an enemy who doesn’t know what nonviolence is, as far as I’m concerned you’re wasting your time.

anonymous asked:

Sir Frederick, I recently saw your talk on your work outs. I was wondering, what would you do to those who cannot keep up? Is there a punishment? Or would you alter their program? I for one have very bad knees and the martial arts studio I went to a long time ago would berate me for falling behind. They told me I had no excuses due to my age and rank. Would you ever let something like this happen in your training?

“The only person who has the right to haze a trainee during any kind of training session is the master-at-arms, and only when the trainee in question is not putting forth their best efforts. The duty of every instructor is to regularly gauge their disciples’ capabilities and challenge them accordingly. 

For a vast majority of new recruits, factors such as laziness, disobedience, pride, and stubbornness hamper their abilities to reach their fullest potential. It is my lot in life to whip that out of them (often through tests of severe physical adversity), and mould able-bodied soldiers from the simpering masses. I expect only the best out of my trainees, and I have very little patience for slackers or rebels.

However, if one of my trainees was working diligently in spite of physical limitations or disabilities, it would show in their performance in the training yard. It would not take me long to discover the issue at hand, prescribe a lighter regimen, and recommend a visit to the healer’s tent. At no point in this process would any kind of admonishment be employed. At the very most, the trainee in question may have to retire from the front line in order to maintain efficiency and cohesion. There is no shame in fighting in the rearguard or reserves.

Simply put, good stranger: no, nothing of the sort would happen so long as you were to put forth your best efforts. However, I am not your master-at-arms nor your instructor. Just as it is a teacher’s role to provide guidance and wisdom, so too is it a student’s role to find a master worth learning from.”

Dua # 23
[Supplication for Well-Being]

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household, clothe me in Thy well-being,wrap me in Thy well-being, fortify me through Thy well-being, honour me with Thy well-being, free me from need through Thy well-being,donate to me Thy well-being,bestow upon me Thy well-being,spread out for me Thy well-being, set Thy well-being right for me,and separate me not from Thy well-being in this world and the next!

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household and make me well with a well-being sufficient, healing, sublime, growing,a well-being that will give birth to well-being in my body,a well-being in this world and the next!Oblige me through health, security, and safety in my religion and body,insight in my heart, penetration in my affairs, dread of Thee, fear of Thee,strength for the obedience which Thou hast commanded for me, and avoidance of the disobedience which Thou hast prohibited for me!

O Allah oblige me through the hajj, the umra, and visiting the graves of Thy Messenger (Thy blessings, mercy, and benedictions upon him and upon his Household) and the Household of Thy Messenger (upon them be peace) for as long as Thou causest me to live, in this year of mine and in every year, and make that accepted, thanked, and mentioned before Thee and stored away with Thee! Make my tongue utter Thy praise, Thy thanksgiving, Thy remembrance, and Thy excellent laudation, and expand my heart toward the right goals of Thy religion!

Give me and my progeny refuge from the accursed Satan, the evil of venomous vermin, threatening pests, swarming crowds, and evil eyes,the evil of every rebel satan, the evil of every refractory sovereign, the evil of everyone living in ease and served, the evil of everyone weak or strong,the evil of everyone born high or low, the evil of everyone small or great,the evil of everyone near or far, the evil of everyone, jinn or man, who declares war on Thy Messenger and his Household, and the evil of every crawling creature that Thou hast taken by the forelock! Surely Thou art on a straight path.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household and if someone desires ill for me turn him away from me, drive away from me his deception, avert from me his evil, send his trickery back to his own throat, and place before him a barricade, so that Thou mayest blind his eyes toward me, deafen his ears toward my mention, lock his heart toward recalling me, silence his tongue against me, restrain his head, abase his exaltation, break his arrogance, abase his neck, disjoint his pride, and make me secure from all his injury,his evil, his slander, his backbiting, his faultfinding, his envy, his enmity,his snares, his traps, his foot soldiers, and his cavalry!

Surely Thou art Mighty, Powerful!

— Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyyah Supplication # 23


My mom has never allowed me to get my hair cut the way I wanted it to be cut.

Yesterday, I got my hair cut.

This was how she responded.

I’m not looking for sympathy here, I just want to put this out there and say that this is not okay.

This is not how parents should treat their kids.

(Above are two gifs, one before the haircut and one after. Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is.)

(I’d also like to point out the fact that she really thought she could insult me by calling me a dyke. Wow, mom. You tried to insult me by saying I look like a lesbian. Actually, I’m pansexual. So fuck you.)

Abu Hurayrah (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) said:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was asked, ‘Which woman is the best?’

He (ﷺ) said, ‘The one who makes [her husband] happy when he looks at her, who obeys him when he tells her to do something, and who does not oppose him in a manner he dislikes with regard to herself and her wealth.’“

—  [Reported by al-Nisaa’i, 3179; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3292]