islamic perspective

Muslim Morning Routine

Fajr. Start your day here everyday!

- walk for few minutes so you are completely awak

- Sunnah prayer *
- Fajr Salah 2 rak
- Ask Allah to forgive you*
- Read some Quran* because Allah loves those who read it in these hours
- Plan you
r day.*

-Spend one hour on your goal each day*
- If you have a late start at work, you can take a nap!* (Its ok!)

Just a
tip - To keep yourself awake, wake up 5 minutes before fajr and watch some youtube videos or spend few minutes on tumblr. The phone light will wake you up! And, If you aren’t a morning person you can pray your fajr and go to sleep again. Allah knows and understands you are trying!
* - Option

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.

@humano205 and @moemoeimouto

It must be understood that Islam cannot be seen from a monolith perspective and that Shi’a Islam and Sunni Islam differs greatly with each other; Tattoos are allowed in Shi’a Islam, not Sunni Islam, and the tattoos showed no imagery of God or the Prophets, but rather it was the Imams of Shi’a Islam, some Shi’as allow even imagery of the Prophet, but all scholars are unanimous in the impermissibility of depicting God. The person in the photoset is a Shi’a Muslim. It is very important that people do not conflate Shi’a Islamic and Sunni Islamic jurisprudence together.

@moemoeimouto Don’t make assumptions like that, you can simply come to me and ask instead.

I implore that people take this is an example and understand that the schools of Islam are heterogeneous, especially in regards to Sunni Islam and Shi’a Islam, and that one perspective or legal ruling from a particular branch does not represent the other.

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.”


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.

“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…”

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:

Hello, I hope you're fine, I am afraid, I am not like normal girls of my generation, I don't like dating boys and getting into relationships, but I really want a serious relationship later. The thing is that I am afraid, how can i be sure that later there is someone for me, I am afraid that the people who were dating and getting in relationships will get maried while i will not, i know this is tupid but this is a big fear (not the biggest, we all know what the biggest is) but it's a big one

Assalamu alaikum,

I assume that you are aware that sex outside of marriage is a major sin, and that relationships outside of marriage are considered a gateway to that.

As for your question, a woman continues to be near the peak of her attractiveness until the age of 25, it should be relatively easy for a woman to get married until then. A wise woman will do her best to get married around this time or earlier, this is the age where she can get the interest of the best men available to her. After this age, she may have to settle for lesser men if she wants to get married. If she values her education and career, she can get married and continue with these and delay pregnancy, or have children and resume her career later, whatever works for her.

Some people mention the idea that experience with relationships helps a person have better relationships eventually. This is wrong. In the US, for example, a first marriage generally lasts more than 25 years, while a second marriage lasts about 10 years, and a third marriage 5 years. Instead of increasing the likelihood of marital success, having had a divorce greatly increases the chance of getting a second divorce.

Men consider some women “wife material” and others not. A woman who has a cynical attitude toward relationships and has had sexual experience with many men may still get much interest from men if she is attractive, but this interest will be mostly from men who want to have sex with her, rather than men who want to marry her and take care of her for life. A woman who is known to easily get into and out of relationships is not going to be considered attractive wife material. I don’t mean that she will never get married, but that she will be considered less attractive for that than women who do not have such a reputation.

A worthy man is not going to go for the most attractive women, he will try to marry a woman who has a good reputation and who is preferably a virgin, or at least has had very few partners. Such a woman is more likely to be loyal to their marriage, to not abandon him and to not fall in love with others, because such women still have their emotional bonding ability (as the divorce statistics show).

A woman who has had many partners has less of this ability, because she feels it puts her in a very vulnerable position, and she feels no man may deserve this type of dedication after the losses she has suffered. This makes it easy for her to abandon her later relationships. I discuss this matter and many related ones in my new book Sex and Purpose. It is neither sex’s fault that things are this way. We are designed to seek the type of partner who is most likely to give us a successful relationship and healthy children, and among the things men look for in a wife is her “innocence” (or whatever they may call it), her not having so much sexual experience that she cannot feel emotionally attached to a man anymore.

Developing a reputation for having had many partners is not going to do a young religious woman any favors, it will cause the worthy men she wishes to marry to consider her less attractive. If you want to have a successful marriage with a worthy and religious man, then avoiding relationships might be more likely to give you success in this regard than engaging in them.

It is difficult to avoid relationships when other girls your age talk about it and engage in it all the time. Your solace can be the Quran and worship. By making the concerns of the afterlife feel important in your heart, the concerns of this life start to feel unimportant and become much easier to bear. Keeping a heightened state of spirituality requires daily work, as I often say. It is not something that can be achieved then put on the shelf, one’s spirituality decreases every day, and one must work to increase it again every day.

From an Islamic perspective, it is God who manages your destiny for you. You are not in charge, God is. It is only God, and no one else on Earth, who can ensure a good marriage for you. If you carry out your duty of keeping God’s remembrance alive in your heart, of avoiding all sins and gathering good deeds, then you can leave it to Him to take care of your marital success for you. This is known as tawakkul, placing one’s reliance on God. If you have a close relationship with God, if you carry out your duties and pray to Him to give you success in this life and the hereafter, then He will give it to you in the way He chooses, at the time He chooses.

Engaging in a potentially sinful relationship out of the fear of being left behind is similar to a man engaging in a questionable type of business out of the fear of poverty. This is not an admirable thing, it shows a lack of trust in God. If God is the All-Powerful King of this universe, if He can do anything, if He takes care of His servants, then how can anyone justify disobeying Him to ensure their own good?

Engaging in a potentially sinful relationship may actually cause one to be punished by God by ending up in an unwholesome marriage where neither spouse likes the other much, and where both of them continue wishing to find a better match for themselves so that they are never content with their current relationship.

So it is true that it feels risky to pass up relationships for years in the hope that you will eventually be approached by the right man. But this is what Islam demands, that we avoid engaging in things that promise us rewards and profit if they are questionable.

If you are old enough to be in relationships, you are old enough to marry. Islam wholeheartedly rejects the hookup culture of the West where people “date” and have sex for years before “taking the jump” and marrying. If a man wants to enjoy being with you, then he must publicly promise to take care of you and accept full responsibility for the relationship.

Most men would rather not do that. They would rather enjoy having sex with women without being responsible for the relationship, and if you get emotionally attached to him (as you are biologically designed to do) and ask for marriage, he will act as if there is something wrong with you and call you “clingy”, and he may try to break off the relationship. Once this happens to a woman multiple times, she becomes cynical toward relationships and loses her ability to become emotionally attached to men, and men will treat her like she is broken. She may still be interesting to have sex with, but to them she is no longer worth marrying if there are younger, less sexually experienced women available.

Islam prevents these things from happening by requiring all sexual relationships to be official, men are not allowed to use you then abandon you.

It can be beneficial to delay marriage, for example so that the person gets more experience, but this has to be balanced by the concern that a person prevented from marriage may be tempted to seek a relationship outside of it. If a family prevents their daughter from marrying, saying she should wait for the perfect man to come along, and she ends up in a sinful relationship, then it is the family that is at fault.

Islam has no concept of relationships outside of marriage. It sounds like you are not eager for a relationship, you are only worried what may happen down the road. The only thing to do is to be patient until God makes a way for you, and to remember that in the view of most men, fair or unfair, for a woman the more sexual relationships she has had, the less attractive she is as a wife (even if she continues to attract men’s sexual interest).

Assuming you are 18 or older, if you are eager for a relationship, then you can let your family know this. If an eligible man approaches you, you can direct him to your family so that he asks for your hand in marriage, if he is in love with you he should have no trouble with the idea of marrying you. Islam does not let men stay children until they are 40, saying they are too immature to marry, it asks them to marry and grow up from the experience. If your family says you are too young and that you should wait 7 or 8 more years, tell them it is not easy to wait when so many people around you are in relationships.

There is no perfect solution to this dilemma. It is one of the challenges of life that require patience and reliance on God, similar to a person’s desire to earn an income in the West while not engaging in anything forbidden, which can be difficult at times. A person may be offered the perfect degree or the perfect career, but it may require engaging in unlawful things to acquire these, and for this reason they have to pass them up, taking a loss for God’s sake and trusting that His rewards are better than what this world offers. Similarly, to not engage in the dating and relationship scene may feel like a loss, but a devout woman will do it to please God.