islamic perspective

I don’t grow a beard for religious reasons, or for any reason that could place me along the spectrum of being a hipster (though, I will admit, the thought of it is appealing as a disguise if for nothing else). No, I keep my beard because a thick black beard on a brown male disturbs people; it makes them uneasy and allows for the insensitive bigot in them to come out and play.

I keep a beard because if I was white, no one would question it or treat it or me otherwise. But because I’m brown, everyone suddenly pays attention. They do everything with suddenly more caution, shift their eyes more, breathe heavier. And most of all, are waiting for an opportunity to throw generations worth of vitriol my way (a large majority of which has undoubtedly been passed down from their parents. and their parents before them, and so on).

And I can’t wait. Because you see, it is in these moments that a human being is not only this vile, inconsiderate, and in an overall deplorable state, but also the most vulnerable to revealing their weaknesses: that they, as people, are not fortunate enough to want to share in the story of another people, or perhaps were not fortunate enough to be taught to share in the journey; to act as a neighbour, or more importantly, a host (WE are the parasites after all).

No, there’s something more that goes untold in all that anger and rage against a coloured body, but above all the fear. The fear of losing ground (or jobs, whichever way you want to look at it), the fear of changing one’s ways (arguably to a better one but who wants to argue with the dense and the dull), to give way to the future (full of unseasoned food and microwave dinners? - I think not! and to think they call US villains??!!).

I mean, come on! If I inherited this land from my birth after my forefathers had raped and pillaged and forcefully taken it from people who had potentially lived on it for centuries, and then suddenly some aliens showed up one day and had said that they left everything behind for a new life here, well damn I’d be afraid of them too. Because starting over from nothing is impossible, even frightening, to comprehend to people who started with everything.

So when I am told to trim my beard, or cut it, or rid of it altogether by people who care for my wellbeing, I scoff at the idea of giving up such a valuable opportunity at performance art. Because my beard not only exists to disturb people who harbour negative feelings against me, but to remind them that I exist. And that I will go on existing despite how they feel. And that the stronger they feel, the more willing I am to exist to remind them, to demand from them, my claim of space and the respect that I duly deserve.

—  Nav K, the revolution growing on my face (on being a black-bearded, brown super villain)

I just saw a post saying sana shouldn’t have been main yet… okay hear me out sana being the main this season is so important, like look at our current political climate, everything that is happening in America, with trump and banning Muslim countries.

And then we have the media which constantly shows Muslims as terrorists, there are a lot of preconceived notions about how Muslims are and should be. Sana being main allows a lot of people to get insight into the religion and how majority of us actually live (especially while trying to balance religion and living in a western society.)

Already, we have seen so many important things about Islam through Sana’s perspective and this is why her season is so important.

coredesignixandnekonee  asked:

I feel like ranting, so I'm going to rant at you if that's allowed? I was at a con last august, sitting in the con suite, chatting away with two nice ladies and a nice but slightly overbearing guy. The youngest of the other three was probably at least ten years older than me. I managed to casually mentioned my religion. 1/?

“The one lady asked what it was, and before I even could open my mouth again the other two were explaining it in ways I didn’t see as fully true, citing one or two other friends, and I couldn’t get a word in edgewise. So, I kept trying to speak and kept getting talked over, until the conversation moved on and it would’ve been rude to bring it up again. 2/?

“I was right there, and I’ve grown up in the religion they were trying to describe, but because I was 17, and happened to admit that I might not be the be-all-end-all for asking questions, my input was basically denied.  And even believing that all religions hold a portion of the truth doesn’t stop hearing my religion described as “Unitarianism if it had come from an Islamic perspective” from stinging way more than it should’ve. 3/3 Thanks for the rant, I guess you can delete these if you want.”

UGH HUMANS.

Some people just do not want to hear anything from people Who Do Not Have The Life Experience To Ride This Ride.  And it’s infuriating and shitty and does not get any less so with time, unfortunately.

(Example: I lost the ability to stay awake for twenty-four hours without serious negative consequences when I was sixteen, which was earlier than most of my friends.  I complained about this to my gaming group, at which point my forty-five year old GM mocked me so hard that it still stings.  “You don’t know about getting old,” he said.  Yeah, well, I knew I had lost something because of time, and that was enough for me.)

Those people were shits.  I am sorry you encountered shits.  It will happen again.  Sometimes age is a valid measure of things–but more often, it’s what you’ve experienced/learned.  I know eighteen year olds who get to explain pregnancy; I still don’t.  Listen to people’s experiences.  When people won’t listen to yours, remember: they are shits, and you can walk away.

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Patiently endure your trials and be thankful for your situation, for we cannot see the outcome of everything we experience. Only Allah knows why we are going through our circumstance, and only Allah knows how it is affecting us. It may seem as though we’re deteriorating, but maybe the pain is not deterioration. It is simply us tearing out of our old shell only to come out cleaner, fresher and more polished. Maybe we will look at the world from a better perspective after it’s over. The harder the climb, the better the view. The harder the trial, the better the reward.

dont-dys-lexi-a  asked:

Not exactly, many other religions in and around the Arabian peninsula adopt a hijab. The most famous depictions of Mary are with a hijab. Not to mention majority of Egyptian women wear a hijab as most text from abrahamic religions do state. To support my claim, I'd bring into account the fact Fareeha has the symbol of Horus. Assuming that Fareeha ascribes to the same religion as Ana, this symbol would be rather blasphemous from an Islamic perspective.

oooh that’s really interesting, thanks!!

anonymous asked:

not to be a conspiracy theorist but watch even be revealed to be muslim & continue the season long parallel between evak and yousana in which one half of each couple is muslim while the other is atheist & have that be the one thing that bonds even and sana. gimme it or gimme death

idk if i see even as a practicing muslim as of now (i think one day he could definitely consider converting, though), but i DEFINITELY think even’s interest in islam is going to be explored this season now. it just has to be.

because this is the thing. 

we have sana, who was raised in a religious household, believes in allah and practices her religion, etc. then we have even, who was raised in a presumably non-religious household but developed an interest in islam. finally, we have yousef, who was raised in a presumably religious household or at least around religious people, but for whatever reason, he doesn’t practice his religion - in fact, no, he doesn’t even believe in allah.

and idk what julie has planned, but i’m just…yousef, even and sana, they all can offer different perspectives on islam and religion in general, and i think that will link these three characters this season.

i just have no clue how the bakka drama plays into all this uihfdjsnkefsd

Trials and tribulations happen for a reason,if we do not understand this reason from an Islamic perspective it will be hard for us to show patience when faced with difficulties,but like Khidr said to Musa: ”And how can you have patience about a thing which you know not?“[Qur'an Al Kahf 18:68]

the latest clip of skam was so good wow. i was starting to get worried that most of sana’s season would be focused on n**rhelm’s story again (which would’ve been…bad) but this new clip shows us so much. it shows sana’s connection to her religion, her culture, knowing the muslim neighbourhood, her love for basketball, her faith and why she has it, and it advanced the plot in a beautiful organic way. it shows multiple perspectives on islam and the personal reasons why each muslim believes in, confides in, and trusts Allah. it was a beautiful clip that had so much depth and importance

plus it also showed that the two muslim boys at the beginning had just as much interest in sana as they did in noora, which is something that isn’t always shown in communities of color
4 Reasons We Experience Trials & Hardship

Today, I’m reflecting on the trials and tribulations that we go through in life. Most people consider ups and downs as part of being human – which is true, however being able to decipher the reasons behind our trials, allows us to inshaAllah get through them more quickly, and having increased in the our Iman (faith) and Taqwa (fear & obedience of Allah).

It’s important to know that when we are struggling, or a trial befalls us – that it is very often for one of 4 reasons:


–> A test from Allah to strengthen you and purify you – Verily Allah tests who He loves and the Messengers received the hardest tests, and those after them in accordance with their Iman.

How do we think that some people are able to attain the lofty level of being Awliyaa (friends or beloved) of Allah? It is due to the fact that they are continuously patient when dealing with hardship and always return to Allah in obedience, repentance, and prayer. And this quality can only become evident when the person is tested, as it is all too easy to be obedient and grateful when things are going smoothly.

–> Tests from Shaytan to try to trip you up, prompt you to sin, and cause you to show ungratefulness to your Lord. Shaytan is our avowed enemy and will surely come at us from every angle in order to try to divert us from the right path.

You can often identify the tests which are from Shaytan, because they often call to your lower desires, whereas tests from Allah will often require patience upon hardship, deprivation, and speaking the truth, and Allah knows best.

If you are constantly beset with tests seemingly from the Shaytan, you should evaluate your environment, the company you keep, what you listen to, whether your money and food is halaal, etc. Because often, we give the Shaytan power over and access to us, by not safeguarding ourselves and our environment.

–> Tests as a result of the evil eye (the ayn) – which is the envy and bad thoughts about you from others. The evil eye is real and the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) advsed us to seek refuge in Allah against it on a daily basis, as it has the possibility to afflict one severely and even cause death.

And the evil eye can be directed at you from either people who you have actually wronged - and have not reconciled with, or simply people who are envious or have evil in their heart toward you for some reason. And even complimenting someone without mentioning Allah can afflict a person with the ayn - so it is critical to be very aware in this area, striving to deal with people justly and seeking refuge from harm.

–> Trials as a result of our sins. Often we commit acts that by their very nature, comes with associated problems. This may be dealing with someone who we’re not supposed to be around, speaking untruths which we get caught up in, or dealing unjustly with the people and not giving them their rights. And of course the biggest sin is in not upholding the commandments of Allah upon us - such as prayer, proper hijab, obedience to our spouses, etc.

So often, we complain that we can’t seem to catch a break, but really all we are dealing with is the result of what our own hands have sent forth, what our own mouths have spoken and what our own eyes have viewed - of things that are displeasing to Allah.

This is likely the category that afflicts us most, especially in these days and times when sin is rampant and celebrated and all that is good is looked at as “old-fashioned” and oppressive. However, we will continue to be beset by trials until we realize this and strive to correct ourselves.

May Allah make us of those who persevere during times of trial, seeking to correct ourselves and achieve the pleasure and mercy of our Lord, ameen.


Your sister in the journey,

~Khadija

anonymous asked:

islam is not a religion of hate and death. there are many kind caring and generous Muslims who are ashamed of what Isis has lead people to believe about Islam. You may disagree but we will pray for your well being and to some day believe that there is good in all people, even Muslims.

I get the opportunity to answer this kind of inquiry often because there is so much ignorance when it comes to the actual philosophy and tenets of the Muslim faith.  See I believe that all of mankind is flawed and not perfect in any respect. However, we can reach beyond our flawed state if we choose to accept teachings of peace and love. Islam is not a paths of peace and love as it is violent by its teachings and basis tenets. It is important to note that the teaching of Islam are still current and are commands for today. In this way it differs greatly from Christianity and other faiths. There are over 100 different verses that permit killing, enslavement and subjugation in the Koran alone on behalf of Islam - there are zero for Christianity. Below is just one example. 

“They wish that you should reject faith as they reject faith, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper."  Koran 4:89

In addition in their other holy book, the hadith, there are countless references to death, destruction, maiming, subjugation and slavery. Also, that the fight will continue until all submit to the Islamic faith. Even the root of the word “Islam” means submission. The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.”  

There is also the historic perspective. Islam has been one of the leading reasons for continual bloodshed. Starting with January 1, I started posting one atrocity perpetrated in the name of Islam every week day. I am disappointed that I always have material. It is a fact that since 9/11 there have been 30,745 deadly Islamic terror attacks worldwide. These attacks are against Christians, atheists, deists, Hindus, people that don’t have any specific belief and even fellow Muslims. During this same period of time, there is no other catalysis for so much death and destruction in the world.  

People of the Western world that are living in denial, and look at this fact and think that it can’t be the religion. A realist looks at that and tries to determine why so much death and destruction surrounds Islam. The answer is the teachings that permit horrendous acts. This does not mean that all Muslims are the problem. There are plenty of Muslims that do not wish to engage in the teachings of the faith and refuse to adhere to the basic tenets. But they are frightened into silence or really believe in the deathcult, but would never say it. The West will never know what a Muslim really thinks because deception is permitted and encouraged by the Koran and hadith. 

Islam teaches that Muslims should be truthful to each other, apart from white lies. However lying to non-believers is permitted in several forms. Specifically they can lie “taqiyya” to further the Islamic cause. There are even examples of lying to gain the trust of non-believers in order to kill them.  In addition there is the kitman - lying by omission. Tawriya - intentionally creating a false impression. Muruna - ‘Blending in’ by setting aside some practices of Islam or Sharia in order to advance others.

The result is that we cannot take the word of perceived Muslim friends (Muslims are not permitted to have non-believing friends), acquaintances or Tumblr posters that are Islamic, because they have permission from their holy books to deceive.  

Lastly, Allah according to Islam is not bound by any code to accept a person into eternal life regardless how they lived their life. At anytime He can pull the rug out from under the believer. The only way that the Muslim can be assured of salvation is to die a martyrs death. As there is no real persecution of Muslims world wide (other than from themselves) opportunities are limited to die for ones faith. The result is that many turn to suicide attacks against non-practicing Muslims, and non-believers as a way to ultimately please Allah. This is why Islam is a deathcult.    

anonymous asked:

In islam dating is haram. So what is the best way to get to know our soulmate before getting married? It feels so weird to just marry a man then live with him without knowing anything about him. Is there any dating guidelines in islam?

Assalamu Alaikum,

Dating is haram and yes there are guidelines that we should  follow when seeking a spouse.

“Marriage is not something to throw yourself into all by yourself. Getting the help of someone, especially parents, relatives, an Imam, and/or respected and trustworthy members of the Muslim community to either look for the right spouse or initiate and participate in a communication process is very important.

Involving others, by the way, does not mean signing over your right to say yes or no to a marriage proposal. It simply increases the likelihood of finding out important information about a prospective partner in a way that maintains rules of Islamic modesty (i.e. not meeting alone, see next point).

Getting that third party involved also helps verify if the person you are interested in is decent, honest and respectful. This person(s) often checks out references, asks about the individual’s character and behavior, and looks out for your best interest in general.

This person should be a trustworthy Muslim, since you are seeking a Muslim in marriage, and would want someone familiar with the Islamic way of doing things.

For those blessed with Muslim parents, remember that they are probably your best allies and helpers in seeking the right husband or wife. They have known you all of your life, and have your best interest at heart.

However, parents must be open and attentive to what their children are looking for, and never forget the element of choice. Ultimately, it is their son or daughter who is going to make the final decision. They must never become too pushy or aggressive, whether this pressure is being applied on their own son or daughter, or on the person s/he is interested in.

If parents, other family members, an Imam or members of the community are not available, you can also try seeking a husband or wife through the matrimonial services offered by a number of different Muslim organizations.

Always ask for references

This is also where your “third party” comes in handy. Not only will they be able to be your reference. They can also check out a prospective mate’s references.

A reference can include an Imam who knows the brother who proposed to you, a sister who knows the woman you may want to marry well, a family friend, a boss, a co-worker, and/or business partner.

A note about honesty and references: the people you ask may know something not very nice about your prospective spouse. Remind them that if they reveal this information, they would not be backbiting from the Islamic perspective. In fact, in the case of seeking marriage, complete information should be given about an individual, both good and bad.

The advice of one of the companions of the Prophet, Umar Ibn al-Khattab Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu, can help in this regard:

A man came to Umar ibn al-Khattab and spoke in praise of another. Umar asked him: “Are you his nearest neighbor such that you know his goings and his comings?”

“No.”

“Have you been his companion on a journey so that you could see evidence of his good character?”

“No.”

“Have you had dealings with him involving dinars and dirhams [money] which would indicate the piety of the man?”

“No.”

“I think you saw him standing in the mosque muttering the Quran and moving his head up and down?”

“Yes.”

“Go, for you do not know him…”

And to the man in question, Umar said, “Go and bring me someone who knows you.”

(quoted from Islam The Natural Way by Abdul Wahid Hamid, p. 66)

This gives you three types of people you can ask about a prospective mate’s character: a neighbor, business colleague or someone who has traveled with them.

When you meet, don’t be alone

The Prophet said: “Whenever a man is alone with a woman the Shaytan makes a third” (Tirmidhi).

He also advised men: “Not one of you should meet a woman alone unless she is accompanied by a relative within the prohibited degrees” (Bukhari, Muslim).

When you speak, be businesslike and to the point.

The purpose of meeting and talking to each other must also remain within Islamic guidelines. That means no flirtatious speech of a sexual nature on either side.

Imam Nur Abdullah says some of the topics discussed can include each other’s interests, financial situation of the man, who is Islamically responsible for providing for his wife and children, and the two potential spouses’ relationship with their parents.

He notes that conversations between potential mates cannot be talking just for the sake of talking. There should be a firm and clear intention of either pursuing engagement and marriage, or, if one of the two or both the man and woman feel they are not compatible, a quick end to the relationship.

This ensures both sides are safe from getting hurt more than they could in this kind of a situation and remain within the bounds of Islam, In shaa Allah.

With regards to questions pertaining to a person’s sexual history (for example, has s/he had a boy/girlfriend, does s/he have any type of sexually transmitted diseases), Imam Nur Abdullah says these things have to be investigated at the very beginning, when the communication for marriage begins. This is not something that should be brought up at the last stage.

Other topics that should also be discussed at the early stages include level of Islamic knowledge and practice, future career and education plans, home making skills and where the couple will live right after marriage and in the future (state and/or country, with in-laws or in their own apartment/home).

The Imam also says the couple can even get a blood test to ensure both are healthy. Some states require this before marriage.

Seeking marriage is something highly recommended in Islam. While looking for a potential mate should be something Muslims help each other with, this cannot be done at the expense of Islamic rules pertaining to modesty and respect between the sexes.

While trying your best, never stop praying to Allah to grant you your wish.”

(taken from islam21c)

Following are the dua’s that you can recite:

1.Perform your obligatory prayer and after every prayer recite this dua you will get a good husband/wife when the time’s come in shaa Allah,

“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (Quran 25:74)

2.Rabbi inni lemaa anzalta elayya min khairin faqeer (Chapter 28, verse 24)

My Lord! I am needy of whatever good You Send down for me

So, what you have to do is after you read this verse a number of times; make sure to ask Allah (God) in a way similar to what follows:

 "Oh Allah! You have made every living thing in pairs. The sincere, beautiful and pious pair that you have created for me, please give it to me"

It is recommended that one recites this verse at least 10times and after finishing this dua ask Allah Almighty for a spouse that is kind, beautiful, soft hearted, pious, loving and a gentle soul mate. What you want in your spouse is what you should ask but if you don’t ask for piety or kind heartedness then don’t blame anyone but yourself.

3.”Rabbana aatina fi’d dunya hasana wa fi’l aakhirati hasana wa qina `adhab an-nar.” [O Lord! Grant us good in this life, and good in the next, and save us from the torment of the Fire] (Qur’an, 2: 200). Recite this dua’ with the intention of marriage as it is included in the phrase “fi’d dunya hasana” (good in this life).

4.My Lord, do not leave me alone and You are the best of inheritors. (Surah al-Anbiya` 21:89)

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path.

Ameen

I just had a realisation lmao. There are some bizarre kinds of Muslims who seek to do dawah on you but in a very subtle sneaky way and they get so excited about it because they see you as a lost soul who needs to be guided. They will approach you when you are in a bad mood or something and be like “I don’t wanna be preachy but Quran will cure your depression.” You could easily just pass that off as them doing that out of kindness and good will and they claimed that that method worked really well for them so they’re just talking from experience. You don’t think they are an intense kind of Muslim because they’re like “ok cool” if you casually say you don’t believe in hijab or something like that. Something feels off but they haven’t said anything overly malicious so you just brush it off.

Next thing you know they’re randomly telling you to read this book about a Marxist political Islamic perspective and criticism of western civilisations and western global empire (explained through an Islamic lens) and they’re giving you the book like it’s somehow brand new information to you, and would really enlighten you… lol at that time I was a third year IR student, Iraqi Muslim gal who OBVIOUSLY would know and be well read on those issues but I would be talked to like I didn’t know about any of that. Like “here, look at this interesting information that I think you don’t know much about this because you look really westernised.”

And then sharing with you articles and videos criticising feminism and deeming it a “western construct.” They act all polite and don’t protest too much when you don’t fully agree, but deep down you detect some kind of weird vibe. Like they’re thinking “damn I’m almost running out of time, I gotta make this gal a good Muslim girl fast!”

And then bam, one day after many months of them trying to amend you from your life of haram and debauchery or whatever, they flip. They go all out. They don’t use swear words because they’re Totally Good Muslims but will say whatever they can to be malicious and be like “I used to respect you! I’m disappointed in you!”

And then it’s like, dang gurl how did this happen lmao? It came out of the blue…… and then….. oh dang it’s literally cus they tried so long to make me into a good Muslim girl and their plan didn’t work so they got mad.

“Your father and I have been talking,” says my mother, her words heavy with hesitation. “He doesn’t want to say this to you, he knows you won’t listen. But you should know, and you should consider it this time.”

I have a good idea of where the conversation is going just by the tone of it all. And I know before she tells me that I will not agree, cannot. Perhaps I would have obliged if I was younger, perhaps a few years ago, yes. I have, in fact. But this is the year 2015. I live in a country in which I was not born but have over time grown to call home. I am a citizen.

“You should shave off your beard. There’s so much happening in the world, and maybe just for the time being, consider clean shaving. You’ll look nice.”

My mother does not use words like Muslim or terrorism or ISIS. She has no need to, because they are known to us all without utterance. These are thorns that have pricked us in our sides, occupied unnecessary space in our lives. They are unwelcome guests that decided to barge into our home and have never quite left. And there is not yet any indication of them perhaps ever doing so.

“I will not,” I respond. “And why should I?” Before my mother tries to argue, I continue, “Why, Ma? Why should I shave my beard off? If a white man can keep his beard even longer than mine, and people can accept it as being fashionable, then why am I seen as any different? No one once stops to question his faith.”

“Yes,” she agrees. “No one ever doubts a white man.”

“I refuse to look a certain way just to fit this society’s liking,” I go on. I know my parents care only for my wellbeing. That, for them, now at their age, it is no longer about standing against discrimination. In fact, I understand. I understand that they are exhausted of standing against it. I understand that they have, if not learned, at least decided, to accept it, or else ignore it. This, too, is painful to know.

I understand that, for my parents, there is no shame in this surrender if it guarantees the safety of our family.

I know stories of my father being harassed in public because of his name many years ago. He, like millions of others, carry the prophet’s name as a title. My father was confronted by a drunk man one day who saw his nametag bear the name of the prophet, who recognized it and then proceeded to subdue my father with words and insults that will forever be best left unrepeated.

I was young then, I did not see him come home upset, near tears. I only heard of this incident from my mother, did not see my father break down because of it. For when you are only seven or eight years old, your father does not ever break in front of you.

It was after that incident that saw him go by only his last name in order to protect himself, his dignity, and his faith from being attacked. My father walked away from that episode having his entire life changed. And the other man walked away unscathed.

But that was then, this is now -my parents will tell me if I should ever point this out. However, I refuse to accept it. I know they cannot either, that they have instead learned to live with it. I hope to learn a great many things in my life, but I hope I never learn how to live with discrimination.

“I refuse to be treated like a second class citizen,” I tell my mother. “I have to live here for the rest of my life.”

It is unfortunate that my parents have been normalized to discrimination. But I still have some fight in me. I have reason to stand my ground. I have a life ahead of me. And, hopefully, the potential for a pretty epic beard.

—  Naveed Abdullah Khan || “My beard makes me a terrorist? What does that make Santa Claus? Christian images depict God with a beard, so is he a terrorist too? What about Jesus? Oh wait…”
Sheikh Muhammad an-Najdi made a beautiful point about the Prophet Joseph `alayhi salaam (peace be upon him) when it comes to ‘delays’. When Joseph (as) was in jail, he was considered the best person even by those who shared his cell. They said to him, “Indeed, we see you to be of those who do good,” (Qur’an, 12:36). Yet even though he was better than them, he remained in jail for longer; his release was ‘delayed’. The first cellmate was released and went on to become a servant; the second was executed. When Joseph (as) was finally released many years later, he became a Minister and was reunited with his family.
So if you ever feel that your dreams are delayed, and everyone else seems to be moving forward, just remember the example of Joseph (as). Stay true to Allah (swt) and to yourself and remember that “Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of the doers of good,” (Qur’an 9:120). Indeed, He is al-Muqaddim, al-Mu’akhir; the One who brings forward and the One who delays.
—  Jinan Ymb

Some rights Muslim women were given in 632 AD, when the Quran was revealed and the Prophet (pbuh) applied it 

  • The right to our own opinion
  • The right to educate
  • The right to be educated
  • The right to defend and fight for ourselves
  • The right to stand up for what we believe in
  • The right to work
  • The right to our own income and property
  • The right to our husband’s income and property
  • The right to inherit wealth from our families
  • The right to keep our money to ourselves, without the interference of our husbands, fathers, or brothers
  • The right to be independent
  • The right to accept or reject a marriage proposal
  • The right to divorce
  • The right to demand pleasure from sex (and divorce if we aren’t satisfied)
  • The right to be treated as more than sexual objects
  • The right to wear gold when men are forbidden from it 
  • The right to be respected
  • The right to be treated as equals, not as inferior
  • The right to question and debate with our husbands if we do not agree with their opinions

These are rights western women didn’t even dream of until early 1900s. Rights we established in Islam over a millennium before then. 

Read about the independent women at the time of the Prophet pbuh here

Read verses from the Quran about equality between men and women, as well as feminism from an Islamic perspective here

OKAY, so…… i have a lot to say about the new clip, but keep in mind this is just what i personally think.

 im a muslim girl and i live in indonesia which is a very diverse country so there are so many cases like sana & yousef’s. from Islam’s perspective, it is not allowed for a muslim woman to marry a non muslim man, unless the man changes his faith to islam (which kinda seems unlikely tbh because yousef doesnt believe in Allah to begin with…)

but it doesnt say anything about dating a non muslim, so i think it’s still possible for sana to date yousef. and i mean for real just because they’re dating now doesnt mean theyre going to get married. and like i said, when in time it actually happens and they’re actually dating and it’s serious and they want to get married, yousef might convert to islam because of his love. and AS WE ALL KNOW IT SEEMS LIKE YOUSEF REALLY LIKE SANA… sooooo idk man this is just what i think yaa and it’s very heartbreaking to watch that clip but yo julie is a fucking genius