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Associating the entire religion of Islam with terrorism or oppression is narrow-minded and wrong. For centuries, Muslims around the world have been responsible for scientific discoveries, works of art, and major technological advancements. There is a great deal of diversity in the way Islam is practiced by the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, it is a vastly complex and diverse religion. Read more

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The more I go closer to islam, the less I want to live in a western country (especially usa). 

I want to live in a place where I can really connect to people because we have the same beliefs and morals, I want to live in a place where I won’t have to explain why I don’t eat out even though I’m not vegetarian/vegan, I want to live in a place where I don’t have to keep making excuses for not attending “BYOB” and swim parties, I want to live in a place where we can all walk to the masjid, I want to live in a place where the city will be filled with salam, I want to live in a place where I won’t be judged for practicing my faith (which happens in many muslim countries too but at least I won’t be in fear of violence), I want to live in a place where I can pray where I am without fear, I want to live in a place where I can eat out without worrying if it’s halal, I want to live in a place where the adhaan calms the city, I want to live in a place where there are more resources to learn islam, I want to live in a place where elders will tell me stories of prophets, I want to live in a place where I can tell stories to young ones and enlighten them with the knowledge I have, I want to live in a place where I can wear my hijab without fear, I want to live in a place where we can celebrate Eid without holding back. My heart yearns for this. It really does.

No, it isn’t racist to judge Azealia Banks’ religion just because it’s an African religion the way judging Islam isn’t judging Muslim people. Race and religion are separate entities. You choose to practice a religion, you don’t get to choose your race. Like, these religions are literally murdering animals, queer people, and women and y'all will bend your backs to turn it into a race issue. We are going to judge the flaws of every religion the way we do with Christianity. No one gets a pass.

Khutbah on marriage

So I gave a khutbah on marriage today at uni, but I approached it in a different way and this sounds crazy, but when someone is looking to get married, it is possible that they will end up getting divorced. I know no one gets married thinking they will get get divorced, but our emotional feelings for someone whether it be looks or personality trumps any rational way we think. And this is why the Islamic way of approaching marriage is so amazing as it makes you think rationally and not emotionally about who you choose to marry, due to the limited contact you have with them. It’s sets itself in between the dating path or arranged marriage paradigm that are both flawed. Let’s get this straight, marriage is a gamble, it doesn’t matter how much you know a person, you can fall out of love. So when you approach marriage in a way of pleasing Allah, He will bless your marriage - He is the creator of love and emotion. Some Muslims think by dating a potential spouse, they are protecting themselves from divorce. If that was the case, why do half of Non-Muslim marriages end up in divorce. It is a huge fallacy to think you will have a successful marriage this way. And Muslims date and get ditched the guy ditches you cos he wasn’t after marriage. He’s not gonna marry someone he’s going to be dating because he’s after a sister who doesn’t date. This is the hypocrisy of some brothers that sisters don’t get. Sisters, if there’s a guy who’s dating you, promising you he will marry you and he just wants to get to know you better. He’s a wolf.

—  Ustadh Asif Uddin (Twitter account @aau004)

In Islam we don’t say ‘hi’ or 'hello’ when greeting someone. But we say,

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

which means “Peace be upon you and may Allah’s Mercy and blessings be upon you.” and I think that is just beautiful.

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Islam is often looked at as something which tightens, darkens or restricts people from being what they really want to do or be, when the reality is - this deen has offered me the purest way of life. I truly wish people could see that being a servant of Allah and living by it has given me more freedom and strength than any material in this dunya could. It has given me more value than any human could. It has given me more hope and aspiration that any job could. It has given me more power and dignity than money could. It has given me more freedom than any liberal could. It has given me an identity, a purpose and an example to set behind that is beyond comparison to anything this world has to offer. Alhamdulillah..

Finding My Way

Religion has always been a major aspect of my life. I come from a family of practicing Catholics. I attended private school for over a decade. I have always been surrounded by people preaching their beliefs. Two years ago, I left the Catholic Church and claimed the title of agnostic. While I did believe there was a higher power, I feared what would happen if I actually went in search of the truth.

In my world history class, I had to complete a project over the Noble Qu'ran and Islam. I began to read its passage and I very, very quickly fell in love with the truth it held. I was obsessed, to say the least. I read it daily, listened to Muslim Reverts tell their stories, and went in search of the answers to all the questions I had.

With discovering Islam, I have began to discover myself. It’s left me with a feeling of connectedness that I can’t exactly put into words. In such a short period of time, I have fallen in love with this way of being.

Today, with the help of the @reverthelp team, I have said my shahadah. I am excited beyond belief to begin my journey as a Muslim.

The Spirit in Politics

Is it possible to transcend politics?

I think we long to do that in our politicized climate.  

We get tired of agendas.  We get tired of fighting.

We get tired of making everything political.

But can we really transcend politics? Don’t we need politics to address people’s needs? People’s rights? To discover ways to compromise?  To discern common ground?

Surely politics are not bad?   Surely they are not the opposite of spiritual concerns?

I don’t think they are.

But politics are not ultimate.  The spirit of politics is not ultimate.  A deeper Spirit is.

Jesus spoke to a woman he met at a well about worshiping in Spirit and in truth.  He spoke to a man named Nicodemus about being born of the Spirit.  

The Spirit, Jesus says, is like the wind.  “You hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.”

What would it be like to talk about politics with such a Spirit.

It would mean talking without a pre-determined agenda—since we know where that comes from and where it goes.

It would mean talking with an openness to mystery, to possibility.  

It would mean sharing questions more than answers.

It would mean trusting that whatever is true, the Spirit will find a way to communicate to the heart of those who listen.  But we can’t force it upon someone.  Just as no one can force it upon us.

It would mean a profound trust in a truth much bigger than ourselves.

islam: *teaches millions and millions of muslims to be homophobic, transphobic and misogynistic through it’s religious scriptures*

liberal muslim feminist on tumblr: umm no sweety. blame all of this on the culture not islam. islam has absolutely nothing to do with any of this. absolutely not. islam is perfect. even tho millions and millions of muslims say it’s “haram” to be gay because of islam, still, don’t blame islam, blame the culture. islam is perfect, remember? we only like to recognize the good things islam makes muslims do but the bad things are never islam’s fault. it’s the entire world’s fault but not islam. na uh. plus there are a few of us that interpret islam in a different way so calm down and stop blaming the oppression you’re facing under islam’s name on islam because there is a small number of us that don’t have the same beliefs that the majority of muslims have. go educate yourself bye

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Allah (SWT) says [2:13] “And when it is said to them, “Believe as the people have believed,” they say, “Should we believe as the foolish have believed?” Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not.”

Ibn Kathir (May Allah have Mercy upon him) says in his Tafsir “Believe as the people believe,“ meaning, ‘Believe just as the believers believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, Resurrection after death, Paradise and Hellfire, etc. And obey Allah and His Messenger by heeding the commandments and avoiding the prohibitions.’ Yet the hypocrites answer by saying, "Shall we believe as the fools have believed”

Ibn Kathir says “they meant (May Allah curse the hypocrites) the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). This is the same Tafsir given by Abu Al-`Aliyah and As-Suddi in his Tafsir, with a chain of narration to Ibn `Abbas, Ibn Mas`ud and other Companions. This is also the Tafsir of Ar-Rabi` bin Anas and `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam.”

[Tafsir Ibn Kathir Vol.1, Pg.134]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Know, may Allaah have mercy upon you, that it is obligatory upon you to have knowledge of the four matters:

1. Knowledge (al – ‘ilm), which is knowledge and awareness of Allaah, and knowledge of His Prophet, and knowledge of the deen of Islaam with the proofs.

2. Action upon that.

3. Calling to that.

4. Patiently persevering and bearing any harm encountered upon that way.

📒 Taken from: (Al-Usool Ath-Thalaatha by Imam Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab [رحمه الله]| Explanation by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al Uthaymeen [رحمه الله])| Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank

anonymous asked:

There is no way Islam supports LGBT. You are so wrong and know nothing about your religion. How can a Muslim be trans? You're disgusting.

wow you’re such a great muslim calling another muslim ‘disgusting’, like well done masha'Allah @ u, like wow you so got me, being who you are is haram, but it’s not haram to harass people anonymously online like fuck off with your bigotted view…… also its haram to decide on behalf of God as to who is a muslim or not… bc thats shirk which is definitely haram….

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So a drunk bi prince, a stone faced gay thief and an asexual wizard princess walk into a bar…

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For past few days I’ve been obsessing about Tanya Huff’s novel “The Fire’s Stone”. YOU SHOULD TOO. It’s available on Kindle! It’s available as an audiobook (which I listened to! It’s good!)! It has queer and POC characters!

The story itself is nothing new, but I don’t give a shit, it’s funny, warm, characters are lovable and gorgeous. Please give this book a shot. I don’t want to scream about it alone.