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@ Marvel, @ DC, @ every other famous comic, writers, film producers etc a superhero comic strip/film about a Black Muslim girl that wears a hijab who has superpowers (duh), kicks butt and saves lives would be very much appreciated.

we don’t get any representation in the media whatsoever (besides the negativity towards the Muslim community generally, sigh) and i, as well as other Black Muslim sisters, would be grateful if our rising younger generation of Black Muslim girls had a character they can somewhat relate to.

Create dolls, toys, cartoon adaptation, lunch boxes, schoolbags, posters, pillow cases with her face on it. Stop excluding and start including us :)

anonymous asked:

I agree completely that Islam is not a violent religion. However, I believe that the Muslim community doesn't do enough to report and prevent extremism. I watched a documentary on Jihadism in the UK. One Muslim community's excuse for not reporting a young man who was known for asking the mosque leaders questions like why they don't kill all infidels etc. was that they didn't want there to be backlash against Muslims. For me, that's not good enough. If they're against them, do something about it.

And when are you going to start “doing something” about the discrimination and marginalisation Muslims face at the hands of non-muslims in western nations that facilitates radicalisation? Are you even going to admit that islamophobia plays a detrimental role in radicalising youths and vulnerable members of our communities? When are you gonna call out, denounce and report your own when they attack us and harass us on the streets or is it just easier for you to put the blame on all Muslims for not denouncing extremist behaviour hard enough? When are you going to face the fact that the ignorance and disdain with which you have treated Muslims in western nations has played an unparalleled role in the growth of radical and extremist terrorist organisations across the world? When are you going to apologise for that seeing as you expect us to apologise for everything all the time?

A lot of you brothers and sisters are too young or too ignorant to know this but prior to 9-11 African American Muslims faced a lot more discrimination in the Muslim community than they do today. Especially from the Africans, Desi’s and Arab’s. However once 9-11 happened the affluent and prejudice Muslims started getting treated badly by every faction of American society(not just white) they realised the benefit the African American community could have since they’ve battled the same mistreatment and led the civil rights movement. The Muslims who used to hold their noses up to the African Americans now needed them more than ever. Alhamdullilah the African American’s lent a helping hand and you all benefit from it today. My point is you should start treating everyone like your brothers and sisters regardless of ethnicity since you may never know when you might need their help. Just pray that when you do need their help its not too late….

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)]

  • 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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