islamic learning

SALAH WITH VIDEOS

Lately there have been a lot of anons asking about memorizing surahs for salah (prayer). A sister (may Allah reward her) sent me these links as a recommendation of how to learn to memorize prayer and surahs.

SALAT VIDEOS

Jehovah’s Witness head coverings for women are absolutely nothing like the Islamic hijab and fuck anybody who says any different. The hijab is a modesty thing, it’s the exact equivalent of a Christian woman not wearing shirts that show any cleavage or skirts that go above her knee. And if you wanna have a debate about modesty culture, fine, but don’t draw any comparisons to JWs with that.

For one thing, JWs have essentially made their head coverings ritualistic in that they’re only worn under a very narrow set of circumstances as opposed to every single day. But more importantly they serve a different function. The hijab is for modesty. Witness head coverings are used solely to show women’s subservience and submission to men. That is literally their only purpose. A visual reminder that you are less. You may be leading a group prayer, but do not have any delusions that you have real authority. You are less.

As an ex-Witness, I want to be able to criticize that practice without being equated to racist edgelord dudebros who only care about misogyny when it’s convenient. Me saying that JW head coverings are sexist does not automatically extend to religions I wasn’t even a part of. Me criticizing beliefs that hurt me and that I’ve seen hurt others is not an attack on something totally unrelated. And I’m not even going to give an opinion on the modesty debate on this post. You know why? Because it has nothing to do with this

i was talking to @evenandsana and something that would be so wonderful would be if…vilde were to live at sana’s place for a while

there are signs that are leading us to believe that things aren’t going too well at home for vilde, signs that have been there since season one. she can’t ever host meetings or parties at her place because of her mom, and she’s more than once mentioned these “wine tasting parties” which i think, sadly, might be what she calls nights during which her mom drinks a lot 

and what if at some point things get bad to the point where she can’t hide it so well anymore, and sana notices. and she finds out the truth, how particularly bad it’s been in the past couple of days, and sana…invites her home. and vilde ends up staying with the bakkoushs for some time and it’s such a healing and learning experience for her? 

because she’s made insensitive and ignorant comments and she’s been called out but we’re still, in season 4, getting the feeling that she hasn’t fully learned? but when she spends so much time with sana in her home, that’s when she finally learns and sees. because she sees sana pray, she sees the conversations she has with her mother. and being exposed to all of that in a place that actually feels like a home (something she hasn’t felt in such a long time now), in a place that feels good and safe makes her want to truly listen and learn, and that’s when she finally has these eye-opening moments, at last 

and i think it would be a good idea because we know we’re not going to get a vilde season, but this would give us the opportunity to spend more time with her and see her open up and talk about her struggles, and finally see her be truthful, and at the same time, since this is sana’s season and it’s a season that’s meant to teach the viewers more about islam, we’d see vilde, a non-muslim with a lot of misconceptions about islam, learn more about it through sana

As Christians, we should support our Muslim brothers and sisters during Ramadan!

  • The month of Ramadan is a time for Muslims to focus on their faith. Muslims read the Qur’an, focus on God, and fast from sunrise to sundown. 
  • Wish your Muslim friend a Blessed Ramadan by saying “Ramadan Mubarak (Moo-baa-rak)!” or simply “Happy Ramadan!”
  • The Iftar is the breaking of the fast after sundown. If you are invited to an Iftar dinner, you should go! It is a wonderful opportunity, and it is always a great time!
  • Offer to help out! (If you live in the Northern Hemisphere) Ramadan happens during the summertime, so offer to help them with strenuous outdoor work. 
  • Take time to learn about Islam! Ask questions! It is important gain knowledge of Islam during a time where islamophobia is on the rise. 
  • Educate your church about Ramadan and Islam. 

Patrice Evra’s beautiful message on Instagram

patrice.evra I would just like to say my opinion about what’s happening in this moment and about religion.

I speak 6 languages, I’ve been raised as a catholic but I also want to learn about every religion just as I want to learn many languages. I’m learning about Islam at the moment and I’m reading the Quran. The more I grow up the more I’m asking questions to myself, I believe in God I believe in Jesus, so why I shouldn’t believe in prophet Mohammed. Some people use religion to create war or to kill innocent people all over the world. Some people are manipulated with a distorted view of religion, some leaders, some media want to create hate around certain religions….so what I want to say is, before you judge somebody or judge a religion is learn about it. I say it again Islam is such a beautiful religion it’s about peace, it’s about helping each other.. We need to stop reading the media. God didn’t create us to kill innocent people. We all have a purpose and I want to bring more positivity and more happiness and we only live once and if we are here it’s because God wants us to do something. 

I play football and I have worked hard so I can help others, I have 400 kids in Senegal and I hope to open more things all around the world, I don’t want any compliment for that but I know what I have been put on this planet to do and that is to be the best human being I can. Whatever your situation, you can always be the best human being you can. For me that is the perfect religion… being a good human being. To be religious isn’t just to pray it’s in the way you act. I will pray with every religion …in church in a mosque, in a Synagogue, I will meditate, I’m not lost im just open, we all pray to the same God. I believe it teaches you to know about yourself better, about your spirit and you see the world in a different way. 

Stop the hate, stop being scared about things you don’t know. Stop the terrorism. Respect every religion and if you are scared of a certain religion… instead of being scared try to learn about it and listen before you make any judgement. I know this is just my opinion, and this world needs more act than wise words…