You are the best of the nations raised up for (the benefit of) men; you enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah; and if the followers of the Book had believed it would have been better for them; of them (some) are believers and most of them are transgressors.

Surah Imran | Verse 110

Recommended Blogs

I answered this question on Arabswagger, but I figured I might as well, put this out there, these blogs have mostly to do with Muslim/Arab/Middle Eastern/South Asian affairs or even general politics. These blogs are similar to the content of my blog, so enjoy:
















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high-hijabi asked:

السلام وعليكم Sister :) I just started to use back my tumblr and realized that I'm not following a lot of blogs but ur definitely one of my favorites. Can u shoot me up with some of ur favorite blogs Insha Allah that would be nice. جزاك الله خيرا

Walaikum As’salaam sister,

Aww, JazakAllah Khair! Alhumdulillah, I’m glad you like it! :)

I have so many, it’s hard to choose! But here are a few of my favourites (not in any particular order):

Also, Praise-Allah will always hold a special place in my heart, as this blog inspired me to create IslamReflection. :) I don’t think she’s as active anymore, however, she’s got some wonderful posts, masha’Allah. :)

I hope that helps, insha’Allah!

anonymous asked:

Salam, I'm a convert and partly why I fell in love with Islam is because this religion influences culture. What I mean by that is that Islam is a way of life and I've noticed that a lot of "Muslim" countries are, you know, influenced by the religion. Okay so I have a Latin background but my culture conflicts with my religion so am I now to be uncultured? With no identity?

Walaykum Assalam,

My 2 cents on this. You are not uncultured. Islam came to polish the good deeds and eliminate the bad and to teach correct tauheed (the ones of Allah). The parts of your culture that don’t interfere with the teachings of Islam, they should be fine. That is the ultimate question, does this aspect go against the teaching of Islam? If it does not, then you should be fine. Also going forward we need to be able to distinguish between culture and religion for future generations.  That is an issue I see a lot in the Pakistani/Indian society, we have mixed culture with religion and people are not able to tell the difference between two and this leads to bida(innovated acts of worship which the prophet peace be upon him did not do or his companions) and shirk (associating partners with Allah). For a more islamic answer and not just my opinion, I strongly suggest asking partytilfajr




Assalamualaikum everyone,

I hope this reaches you all in good health and imaan. My friends and I recently pledged to raise $15,000 for ICNA Relief.

All of the donations will go towards helping to build Women’s Shelters for those mothers, daughters and sisters who are not as blessed as we are. Please donate to this important cause (the minimum is $10). Everything helps towards our goal. I thank you dearly. And pray that Allah swt bless your health, wealth and saves you from the fires of Jahannum inshAllah, Ameen ya rabbil alameen. 


Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].”

Teaching in a public high school with this many Muslim students, I knew some of them probably had Tumblr blogs.. what I did not realize was that after 1 found out she was following me on here, she told her friends and they freaked out “Omg, Beauty of Islam is like the blog that made me RELIGIOUS! Osama, Diana and Delilah are amazing!!!! Your blog is really deep, Mr. Ali! You should teach a religious class! You should head our MSA! Can you get them to come visit? Can you blog about us?? Can we call you Mr. Rumi now?” So now the entire MSA at this school is following my blog and also all the members of Beauty of Islam, haha.

Cool story, bro.

I raise this issue because we have removed practicality and pragmatism from Islam to a worrying degree. When I sit in discussions, I am in shock, someone asks if it would be haram (impermissible) to remove one’s hijab to stop someone from bleeding to death; that our generation of Muslims have felt the need to ask these sorts of questions is an illustration of how detached our perception of Islam is making us from life.
—  Osama (via partytilfajr)

anonymous asked:

recommend any good blogs / writers on tumblr plz?

Perfect timing is perfect Anon, you may not see this but I will def use this list.

The Messenger of God said “…. we are with those whom we love, a persons character is of his companions ..”

Timothy Ferris (Silicon Valley’s Golden Child) said the best advice he received  was “You are an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”  -Jim Rohn said it originally,

but the proof is the pudding, If you want to be a good writer, follow other becoming good writers, motivated individuals, that share your journey. 

So My favorite male writers are

When he writes, He Writes.  Once you see past all the bullshizzle. 

The Man. Highly motivated and passionate underneath all the pizza 

One of my Hero’s, seriously. Educated Academic by day, Capri Sun drinking Jazz Dancer by night. Also he has lived a lot of life, and his insight is vast. He’s also got a PHD?, and I mean the degree, not the thing in his pants. 

Osama has done wonders, with just a simple blog, He works hard, He puts in time, He stays Genuine and Coherent, and Keeps his Goal in mind, which is vital, Also he can take a joke or 7, which is also vital.
He’s also another Hero of mine and a friend. Which is weird because you should never meet your hero’s but he never ceases to live up to expectations(that may be problematic for me since he’s only human..nonetheless, go follow).

If your going to learn one thing from Tom, let it be his manners. His etiquette is superb. A true gentleman. 

Hussein&Ali are passionate, and with that passion they take action, Which is very important, I group them to show that though their disciplines and interests are different they “do work son”

Another gentleman, I would urge you to follow. Motivated, Hard working successful individual (say Mashallah). 

Now just for writers, females that I admire, because their words, leave me wordless. I don’t know how to Praise Lily. I’m in love with everything she says.

Same thing here, lot more pretty pictures, but excellent poetry.  

Despite the I HATE MEN vibe, Dalia is super smart, and really smart, did I mention that?  I always read everything she writes, because It’s all killer no filler.

Im not a politics guy, so I gain perspective, and how to write with a purpose from Ghandi over here. It’s uber professional, not a personal blog. 

This is my tumblr wife. (jk but not really) When home girl posts its legit, but you have your normal teenage girl stuff. She does a mean Kardashian impersonation though.

More pretty pictures, but motivated individual. You want that. Young and vibrant. 

Mena is like female Party til Fajr in the making, and I like her because she’s open minded and and understands the world is not black and white, therefore, it’s law’s should not be. Valuable perspective, excellent writing. 

       I just really really really Love Lyla and Blu’s aestehtic, and Blaqk2’s 
Plus the lifestyle, has some booty(warning) but really really good advice. 

and Im learning more Yoga so I try all of these (gonna get my certification soon God willing)

MUSLIM NYC Tumblrs: Join us for an Eid Dinner!

When: Thursday, October 17th, 6:15 PM

Who: Osama will be the guest speaker at this dinner

Why: To celebrate Eid Al-Adha and discuss Islamophobia.

Where: Inbox me and I will tell you. You must be off anon.

Please contact me, Hadeel or Noor.

InshaaAllah y'all can join us to party till fajr