muslim-community

anonymous asked:

lmao ur black why do u care so much abt brown ppl dont u think bown ppl should be speaking for themselves? thats like a brown person calling black men babies n stuff... u wouldnt like it

Are you kidding me rn?? i clearly see it says brown moms and brown ppl can sure as fuck speak for themselves like i aint stopping anyone but that issue is SO common within the Muslim/Black community too thats where i agree and understand????? bc i know exactly how the op feels. like that isn’t being racist. also some black men are babies bc they’re pampered assholes who’s denying that???? don’t be dumb

MAINSTREAM MINORITY: ZAYN MALIK'S ROLE AS A MUSLIM SUPERSTAR IS ONLY GOING TO GROW

by Diyana Noory at Noisey

Zayn Malik accepts his award for Outstanding Achievement in Music during The Asian Awards 2015 / Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images


When Zayn Malik left One Direction earlier this year, it changed the way people looked at the world’s biggest boy band: Longtime fans wanted to know the real story and demanded to know why Zayn couldn’t vocalize his problems. They wondered why his bandmates Harry, Louis, Liam, and Niall didn’t seem to react as negatively to the pressures of fame as Zayn did. The fanbase split into groups of people who support only Zayn, people who support all five boys, and people who strictly support “OT4,” or the boys who are still in One Direction. Meanwhile, the media was quick to turn crying fans into a spectacle or make mean-spirited and condescending jokes at Zayn’s expense. Whether laughed off or cried through, the departure was treated as just another insignificant chapter in the ongoing drama of boy bands. However Zayn Malik’s struggle with fame as a British-Pakistani Muslim is unique, and it’s one that’s resonated with me as both a devoted One Direction fan and a member of an Iraqi Muslim family who sees bits of myself reflected in Zayn.

Zayn is the first Muslim artist to reach such wild levels of global popularity, and, as such, his presence in the entertainment industry has set new precedents. Although he has not been particularly vocal about his faith, both people who celebrate his Muslim identity and those who reject it have tried to forge their own image of him as a spokesperson for Islam. His unique identity has inevitably shaped his reception and the discussion around him in ways that have not been the case for his former bandmates.

Asked about his religion in 2012, Zayn shared: “I believe that your religion should be between you and whoever your belief is in. I don’t think you should stick it in people’s faces.” Unfortunately the world has not allowed him to keep any aspect of his life private, and even his limited tweets about religion have attracted scrutiny and hatred, surely encouraging him to stay quiet. Small actions to educate his fanbase on social issues through a “#FreePalestine” tweet and a retweet in support of Peshawar were heavily dissected, with some media outlets suggesting Zayn was interested in these issues because he was more personally connected to them as a Muslim man—as if natural compassion played no role. Despite the hatred he faces for it, Zayn has publicly taken pride in his identity: In his recent Asian Award acceptance speech, he thanked his parents for making him Asian in addition to thanking God. On the Islamophobic comments targeted at him, Zayn stated: “I thought we had moved away from that and we’re living in the 21st century and people could accept people from different religions”.


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Answer to the common question whether Hijabis were forced to wear the Headscarf aka Hijab 

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Dear society,

I am a Muslim, hijabi, woman and I have been oppressed.

Not by my religion. By you.
You, who silenced my mind in favor of how I choose to cover my body.
You, who tattooed “Terrorist” in big letters on my forehead.
You, who turns a blind eye when my people are being oppressed but highlights it when my people happen to be the ones doing the oppressing.
“Muslim women are forced to cover up,” you say. “They are beaten by they’re fathers and husbands,” you say. “They promote terrorism and violence.”

Then there’s the Muslim community, who expects us to be perfect.
“Hijabis shouldn’t be trying to look pretty, it defeats the purpose.”
“Did you see that hijabi smoking?”
“If you’re not gonna wear the hijab perfectly, you might as well take it off.”

You push and pull us in every direction.
But when we try to defend ourselves, you only speak louder.

Â'ishah (radiAllâh ‘anhâ) narrated:

“Once, when I saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in a good mood, I said to him: “Oh Messenger of Allâh! Supplicate to Allâh for me!” So, he said: “Oh Allâh! Forgive ‘Â'ishah’s past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent.” So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into my lap out of joy. The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم said to me: “Does my supplication make you happy?” I replied: “And how can your supplication not make me happy?” He then said: “By Allâh, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer.” 

[Reported in 'Sahih Mawarid adh- Dhaman’ (1875), and it is in 'as- Silsilah as-Sahihah’ (2254)]

I’ve decided to start this because of a desire shared by all people who start things like this: one to be heard, one to not feel alone, one to feel reassured and to reassure. 

Ace spaces are pretty religion phobic there is no denying and so I have no interest in navigating such a hostile space and then creating a place for people like us there. As for Muslim spaces, I am aware that there are a few ‘pride’ spaces around for LGBT+ Muslims as well as some really excellent Ace Muslim bloggers here. They stand great where they are but I’m interested in something more. 

I would like to hear from people like me. About their thoughts, hopes, and fears. I want to know more about their lives and where they do and do not intersect with mine. I want to hear about Allah and the Prophet from them. I want to hear about their days living with who they are. I want to hear from those, who like me, are not quite on board with the idea of ‘pride’ for whatever reason and those who are ok with it. I want to give breathing and living space to those who cannot or will not mention this part of them in their main blogs but would still like to speak about this. I want to give center stage to some wonderful, wonderful Muslim Ace bloggers who are often a footnote in other Ace spaces.

I hope you’ll come here and lend me your voice in whatever form. Come and say salaam if that’s what you’d like to do. If you’d like to say something further it would be most welcome as well. 

I hope to see more of you around in the upcoming days! 

Welcome!

  • Muslim men:Islam gave women rights and we are equal to women!
  • Muslim men:Wear your hijab properly
  • Muslim men:You should be pious and learn how to cook for your spouse
  • Muslim men:It is improper for a woman to go out all the time
  • Muslim men:Sisters shouldn't be playing sports
  • Muslim men:Sisters shouldn't be uploading their pictures on instagram or on facebook because you know how us men can't control ourselves
  • Muslim men:It's ok for a brother to do this because he's a man but if a woman does it, it will destroy our society
From good manners is to thank people for their generosity:

It is reported from Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

مَنْ لَا يَشْكُرُ النَّاسَ لَا يَشْكُرُ اللَّهَ

“The one who is ungrateful to the people is ungrateful to Allaah.”

[Sunan Abu Dawood and Sunan al-Tirmidhee and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

The MUSLIM COMMUNITY and the ARAB COMMUNITY were the ones who showed an absolute outpouring of love and support, as well as outrage, shock, frustration, and pain about the Chapel Hill Shooting and deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. The media took so long to pick up the details of the story, and I worry that a slant will create more negative attention on the Arab-Muslim population of the US.


Please consider donating to Deah’s cause and fundraiser for dental relief in Syria. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/syrian-dental-relief/206249#.VNtJotuWP8g.facebook in honor of these amazing individuals.

apitnobaka asked:

(1/4) kelley, i saw that ask about hijab and i thought i could share my opinion? i am a musim, i wear hijab since i was a little kid, and im from country with islam religion as majority. i dont know about how my muslim sisters and brothers will react in your country (since islamphobia in america is a big deal, right?) but no, dear iwanttoaccomplishsomanythings, for me its not offensive at all :') its kinda flattering that you think our cultural (hijab) is 'nice' and 'cute'.

(2/4) what will make us (me, at least) offended tho, if you wear hijab but you do that to degenerate us. like, you wear bikini or topcrop or really short skirt and you put a scarf in your head and you said that hijab. if you do that, then im sorry, youre doing it wrong. please do put a more proper clothes: t-shirt, jeans, long skirt, or knee-lenght skirt, long sleeve shirt, like that.

(¾) hijab is like the last piece of puzzle for us muslim women. there is a lot of people out there that is islam but not wearing hijab yet for reasons, and thats okay. but when you wear hijab, then its like you are standing proud saying ‘look at me, i am a muslim girl,’ without saying anything. and one thing being a muslim, is that we would/should never wear a 'sexy’ clothes (or so to speak) outside.

(4/4) its probably late, but, uh, i hope that helps? sorry if i said something wrong. english is not my first languange hehe. peace and love always! :’D

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Apit is a wonderful, wonderful human being with a heart of gold and so so so much talent like whoa. I should’ve asked you your opinion ages ago! I’m so happy! Because I loved my visit to the mosque and I loved the hijab I wore and I’m so glad that was okay. Thank you for sharing, lovely. I know where to go if I have any more questions. *hug* 

I wish some Americans wasn’t so phobic because the Muslim community here treated me with so much kindness and understanding. I learned a lot. And I received a lot of wonderful kisses, which is always nice.

Your English is fantastic. <333

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Explanation:   

 “Whoever defends his brother’s honor in his absence…” meaning: In the state of his brother’s absence. If he happens to attend a gathering and his Muslim brother is being mentioned with sin or being degraded, then he defends him as he would defend his own honor, because his brother’s honor is like his own. 

Therefore he defends his brother’s honor, by censuring the backbiters and preventing them from persisting as it relates to the honor of his Muslim brother. He does not resign and stay quiet, leaving them to backbite. This is the Muslim’s obligation, and it is not permitted for him to stay quiet and keep the peace, for he will be sinning due to that and he will be a sharer and partner to them regarding the sin, (that is) because he saw an evil (taking place) and he did not change it, whilst having the ability to do so. How much more then, if he participated with them in the act, and he began backbiting with them? This is even worse.

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[Extracted from Sharh Buloogh al-Maram of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, pg. 291- 29. Translated by Naasirud-Deen Bin William Ferron]

اخي

I can feel your
enemy eyes gazing down on me
with that fake friendly smile
as you distress and shake your head
at the way I dress

I can feel your
hateful words slap my cheeks
as you complain about the
way our sisters are sheep
to the west

I can feel your utmost
disgust as you utter
astaghfirullah as if I am
not worthy to be part of
the ummah

Yet I can feel the way
Allah is gentle and forgiving
as I prostrate
and cry for his mercy

He never lets me down
even though my brothers and sisters
may have

The spaces that women occupy in a mosque is reflective of the value-added that the mosque leaders believe women offer to their community. If there is no space for women, then that means the mosque leadership doesn’t believe that women can add any value to the community. It’s really as simple as that. Furthermore, even though it’s not mandatory for women to offer all 5 of our prayers in the mosque, there’s also a strong hadith that admonishes men, “Do not prevent God’s servant-women from God’s houses.”

Let’s take a look at the role of a mosque in the West, shall we? Western mosques are not merely buildings where we pray. They are the heart of a community, the places where children learn about the faith, where the community convenes for Eid and Jummah, where converts and those interested in Islam can meet other Muslims. It is where Muslims can be Muslims with other Muslims outside their homes. Mosques in the West serve not only religious functions, but cultural, educational and social functions. When excluding women and girls from mosques, you’re not saying, “Oh it’s not mandatory for you to be here; isn’t it nicer to pray at home?” You’re saying, “There’s no space in this religion for you.”

—  Hind Makki, Founder of Side Entrance

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How many Muslims think of doing this?

How many Muslims are known to look after the environment?

Unfortunately the Muslim community is not known for planting tree, picking up rubbish and keeping ones gardens presentable. 

Lets return back to the Sunnah oh Muslims and lets show the world the taribiyyah of our noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhee wa salem)

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