THIS IS NOT A TEST: Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states
The raids mark the first largescale immigration action since President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

The raids, which officials said targeted known criminals, also netted some immigrants who did not have criminal records, an apparent departure from similar enforcement waves during the Obama administration that aimed to just corral and deport those who had committed crimes.

Trump has pledged to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Last month he also made a change to the Obama administration’s policy of prioritizing deportation for convicted criminals, substantially broadening the scope of who the Department of Homeland Security can target to include those with minor offenses or no convictions at all.

Immigration officials confirmed that agents this week raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, the Los Angeles area, North Carolina and South Carolina, netting hundreds of people. But Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said they were part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE dislikes the term “raids,” and prefers to say authorities are conducting “targeted enforcement actions.”

Immigration activists said the crackdown went beyond the six states DHS identified, and said they had also documented ICE raids of unusual intensity during the past two days in Florida, Kansas, Texas and Northern Virginia.

That undocumented immigrants with no criminal records were arrested and could potentially be deported sent a shock through immigrant communities nationwide amid concerns that the U.S. government could start going after law-abiding people.

“This is clearly the first wave of attacks under the Trump administration, and we know this isn’t going to be the only one,” Cristina Jimenez, executive director of United We Dream, an immigrant youth organization, said Friday during a conference call with immigration advocates.

ICE agents in the Los Angeles area Thursday swept a number of individuals into custody over the course of an hour, seizing them from their homes and on their way to work in daytime operations, activists said.

David Marin, ICE’s field director in the Los Angeles area, said in a conference call with reporters Friday that 75 percent of the approximately 160 people detained in the operation this week had felony convictions; the rest had misdemeanors or were in the United States illegally. Officials said Friday night that 37 of those detained in Los Angeles has been deported to Mexico.

“Dangerous criminals who should be deported are being released into our communities,” Marin said.

A video that circulated on social media Friday appeared to show ICE agents detaining people in an Austin shopping center parking lot. Immigration advocates also reported roadway checkpoints, where ICE appeared to be targeting immigrants for random ID checks, in North Carolina and in Austin. ICE officials denied that authorities used checkpoints during the operations.

[The ‘sanctuary city’ on the front line of the fight over Trump’s immigration policy]

“I’m getting lots of reports from my constituents about seeing ICE on the streets. Teachers in my district have contacted me — certain students didn’t come to school today because they’re afraid,” said Greg Casar, an Austin city council member. “I talked to a constituent, a single mother, who had her door knocked on this morning by ICE.”

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) said he confirmed with ICE’s San Antonio office that the agency “has launched a targeted operation in South and Central Texas as part of Operation Cross Check.”

“I am asking ICE to clarify whether these individuals are in fact dangerous, violent threats to our communities, and not people who are here peacefully raising families and contributing to our state,” Castro said in a statement Friday night.

Hiba Ghalib, an immigration lawyer in Atlanta, said the ICE detentions were causing “mass confusion” in the immigrant community. She said she had heard reports of ICE agents going door-to-door in one largely Hispanic neighborhood, asking people to present their papers.

“People are panicking,” Ghalib said. “People are really, really scared.”

Immigration officials acknowledged that authorities had cast a wider net than they would have last year, as the result of Trump’s executive order.

The Trump administration is facing a series of legal challenges to that order, and on Thursday lost a court battle over a separate executive order to temporarily ban entry into the United States by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, as well as by refugees. The administration said Friday that it is considering raising the case to the Supreme Court.

Some activists in Austin and Los Angeles suggested that the raids might be retaliation for those cities’ “sanctuary city” policies. A government aide familiar with the raids said it is possible that the predominantly daytime operations — a departure from the Obama administration’s night raids — meant to “send a message to the community that the Trump deportation force is in effect.”

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant advocacy group, said that the wave of detentions harks back to the George W. Bush administration, when workplace raids to sweep up all undocumented workers were common.

The Obama administration conducted a spate of raids and also pursued a more aggressive deportation policy than any previous president, sending more than 400,000 people back to their birth countries at the height of his deportations in 2012. The public outcry over the lengthy detentions and deportations of women, children and people with minor offenses led Obama in his second term to prioritize convicted criminals for deportation.

A DHS official confirmed that while immigration agents were targeting criminals, given the broader range defined by Trump’s executive order they also were sweeping up non-criminals in the vicinity who were found to be lacking documentation. It was unclear how many of the people detained would have been excluded under Obama’s policy.

Federal immigration officials, as well as activists, said that the majority of those detained were adult men, and that no children were taken into custody.

“Big cities tend to have a lot of illegal immigrants,” said one immigration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly due to the sensitive nature of the operation. “They’re going to a target-rich environment.”

Immigrant rights groups said that they were planning protests in response to the raids, including one Friday evening in Federal Plaza in New York City and a vigil in Los Angeles.

“We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos of Make the Road New York in New York City, who spoke on a conference call with immigration advocates.

“We’re trying to make sure that families who have been impacted are getting legal services as quickly as possible. We’re trying to do some legal triage,” said Bob Libal, the executive director of Grassroots Leadership, which provides assistance and advocacy work to immigrants in Austin. “It’s chaotic,” he said. The organization’s hotline, he said, had been overwhelmed with calls.

Jeanette Vizguerra, 35, a Mexican house cleaner whose permit to stay in the country expired this week, said Friday during the conference call that she was newly apprehensive about her scheduled meeting with ICE next week.

Fearing deportation, Vizguerra, a Denver mother of four — including three who are U.S. citizens — said through an interpreter that she had called on activists and supporters to accompany her to the meeting.

“I know I need to mobilize my community, but I know my freedom is at risk here,” Vizguerra said.

Okay but can we appreciate the fact that there’s two powerful black women playing the best strategic gameplay in the house in the top 9 of big brother? Two women who adore each other but are still competing in a respectful matter? This is something that we always wanted and you guys are spending your time hating on one and loving the other when you should be appreciating them both. 

Depression and Loneliness

“أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ، وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ، وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ”.

A'oothu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min ghadhabihi wa ‘iqaabihi, wa sharri ‘ibaadihi, wa min hamazaatish-shayaateeni wa ‘an yahdhuroon.

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from His anger and His punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the taunts of devils and from their presence.

Ref: Abu Dawud 4/12. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At- Tirmithi 3/171

The moon asks,
(while I lay awake again for the 5th night,
only half reciting surahs
and getting lost in thought
just before the end of them)
it asks,
why I always love things
that are no good for me.
(أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm)
I say I do not know.
(Qul ʾaʿūḏu birabbi n-nās
Maliki n-nās)
The moon asks
( while I lay on my back
in the dark of my room)
It asks,
why I am so scared
all of the time.
(ʾIlaahi n-nās)
I say that I do not know.
The moon asks,
(while I think of you.
while thoughts of you come
of their own volition.
while you come as easy and as hard as water)
It asks,
(while I think of you
but when I should be thinking of me)
It asks why I love you,
when loving you
stops me from loving me.
(Min sharri l-waswāsi l-ḫannās)
I say I do not know.
(Allaḏī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri n-nās)

I ask myself
“Who am I
when I am finished loving you?”

and something
very ancient whispers


—  Key Ballah, on the way that certain things whisper, even while you talk to the moon

[Al-Ghafur/ The Forgiver and Hider of Faults/ The All Forgiving]
This divine name appears many times in the Qur'ān, pointing to Allah’s kindness, love and mercy which He keeps showering upon his servants. We should not doubt, and rather have conviction that He may forgive our sins out of His mercy. However, we should attempt to avoid sinning as much as we can. This divine name should make us steady on the right path, believing that He will forgive our past misdeeds. “Verily, Allah is the Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” ‎﴾‬‎2.173﴿‬
Allah’s forgiveness is unlimited. “Tell my servants that I am the Most-Forgiving, The Merciful.” ‎﴾15.49‬‎﴿‬
Knowing this, believers serve Allah with hope in their hearts and not despair. “O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.” [Muslim]
So, if one commits a sin, one should turn to his Lord in humility and repentance, and ask Him sincerely for forgiveness. “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, if you did not commit sin Allaah would do away with you and bring people who would commit sin then pray for forgiveness.” [Narrated by Muslim, 2749]
The best way to pray for forgiveness is to say:
‎اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ
Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta
(O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)

swanhoela  asked:

Which weeks in bbcan4 did Cass flip the vote? I remember some but last year I watched up to the double eviction.

  • She flipped the Loveita/Sharry vote week 2, because literally EVERYONE wanted Loveita out and Cassandra saw her as a target and someone who she thought she could work with.
  • She had to flip Joel literally MINUTES before the live eviction week 3 because Loveita had cornered him and was trying to get him to vote out Cassandra because he was the deciding vote and he agreed to it off and on until Cass sealed his vote. (along with the other majority that week)
  • She helped (with Tim) on the Maddy vote and made sure it was unanimous, even though it wasn’t hard because Maddy was super disliked in the house.
  • She was super under credited in flipping Joel the week Jared went home because although they were aligned, Jared and Joel were actually super close and it was kind of debatable whether he would have actually evicted him or not.
  • She OBVIOUSLY did the biggest flip of the season/BBCAN history when she was dead in the water after blindsiding the brothers with the veto and sending home Kelsey’s showmance, but was able to get them to stupidly agree to keep her over JOEL who had done nothing to them the entire game and Cassandra had basically backstabbed them publicly every chance she got and they believed her mist and lies and voted out Joel. 

Say what you want about her, but Cassandra Shahinfar is literally one of the best big brother players ever and especially in recent years. She’s entertaining, and truly was the only strategic person on her season besides Tim. She may have left early BBCAN5, but the person who took her out had immunity and the playing field wasn’t fair to begin with. 

When afflicted

وعن أبي عبد الله عثمان بن أبي العاص رضي الله عنه أنه شكي إلي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وجعاً يجده في جسده فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ضع يدك علي الذي تألم من جسدك وقل‏:‏ بسم الله -ثلاثاً- وقل سبع مرات‏:‏ أعوذ بعزة الله وقدرته من شر ما أجد وأحاذر” ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

Abu ‘Abdullah bin Abul-‘as (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I complained to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) about a pain I had in my body. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Place your hand where you feel pain and say: ‘Bismillah (With the Name of Allah)’ three times; and then repeat seven times: ‘A'udhu bi'izzatillahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa ‘uhadhiru (I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that afflicts me and that which I apprehend).”’


Book 7, Hadith 905

Worst BBCan Moments

7.Paige Distranski is evicted over Kelsey Faith (BBCan4)

6.Sharry Ash is pushed during first HOH (BBCan4)

5.Sarah Hanlon evicts Willow MacDonald not knowing that her vote would’ve kept her(BBCan3)

4.Naeha Sareen is instantly evicted(BBCan3)

3.Jon Pardy evicts Neda Kalantar(BBCan2)

2.Topaz Brady accidentally votes for Jillian MacLaughlin to win(BBCan1)

1.Kelsey Faith is voted back into the house over Loveita Adams followed by Raul Manriquez winning HOH, Jared Kesler winning POV and leaving two of the last remaining likeable houseguests Mitch Moffit and Joel Lefevre on the block (BBCan4)

anonymous asked:

I have gone towards my desires and done a terrible sin, is there any prayer, dual, anything in the quran that I can ask for forgiveness! I'm sorry.

as-Salaam Alaykum

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “The chief of prayers for forgiveness is:

Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa anta, khalaqtanee wa-ana ‘abduka, wa-ana ‘alaa ‘ahdika wawa’dika mas-tata’tu, a’oothu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, aboo-o laka bini’matika ‘alaya, wa-aboo-o bizambee, faghfir lee zunoobi fa-innahu la yaghfiruz-zunooba illa ant.

‘O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshiped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise [to honor it] as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sins except You.’

Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradiseand if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it and dies before the morning he will be from the people of Paradise.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 318

May Allah forgive all the sins of the Ummah. Ameen

I’m honestly baffled there hasn’t been some sort of manga about the Necronomicon but it’s an anime girl instead

Some shit like “Nekuro-chan no Heresy!” or something along those lines, and it’s about Nekuro, who is the Necronomicon (spoilers) and it’s about her shenanigans with her best friends Akashic Records-chan and Ars Goetia-chan. 

Come the Sports Festival obligatory mini arc, they have to compete in behest of Class 2-C against the antagonistic trio of Class 2-A’s aces, Nibelungenlied-chan, Shutur Eli Sharri-chan (better known for her nickname, “Babylonia”), and Bible-chan and they compete in, hell, I don’t know, egg juggling while kickboxing. Bible-chan loses when the egg goes right through the stigmata on her hands and plops to the floor.

There’s absolutely a scene where Ars Goetia-chan trips and lands face first on Nekuro’s crotch and comes face-to-face with her panties, which would be a normal fanservice scene except Nekuro’s undergarments are made of human flesh and there’s a human face on her crotch. It’s name is Ryan and he speaks in the language that gave birth to the universe. Ryan-kun becomes part of the main cast.

Here is a definitive post as to why Cassandra Shahinfar is the greatest player to ever play Big Brother anywhere in the world:

  • Overall: Queen of the Diary Room.
  • Overall: Lost every single HOH and POV she played in except one.
  • Week 1- Her intro video was literally the best thing ever made. Period. It highlighted and exaggerated her princess archetype to a point of being hilarious all while keeping a bit of sarcastic humor with it.
  • Week 2- She took the International wildcard twist to her advantage and smartly made allies with Tim and Nikki.
  • Week 2- Had never used a washing machine in her life until she was assigned to do laundry in a task.
  • Week 2- She was probably the biggest person in the plan to keep Loveita in the house and evict Sharry and used her persuasion and people skills to get the target off of Loveita.
  • Week 3- “If you don’t use the Power of Veto…’re a dumb betch.”
  • Week 3- Called the HOH a dumb betch and got nominated and used her persuasion and smooth talking once again staying by a 6-5 vote.
  • Week 5- Stood up to the misogynistic boys in the house and stood her ground on wanting to vote Maddy out.
  • Week 5- “I vote to evict………..what’s her name………….blondie……..i’m blanking.”
  • Week 6- “I need more TV time.” Production literally let her have her own show on the TV screen for a whole day.
  • Week 7- Put all of her slop in Tim’s bucket like a good ally.
  • Week 7- Survived Maddy’s HOH without even getting nominated even though she was told her ass was grass.
  • Week 7- “Does my ass smell like grass yet, Maddy?”
  • Week 7- Again used her persuasion and position in the middle to keep Kelsey safe and evict Raul.
  • Week 7- Delivered an iconic feminist speech to Kelsey after Jared got possessive of her.
  • Week 8- Helped get “Cassandra, your ass is grass” Maddy out of the house.
  • Week 9- Had her dad win HOH for her.
  • Week 9- Was the first person to realize the brothers’ game and nominated them.
  • Week 9- “This nomination ceremony is complete, betches!”
  • Week 9- Put up Jared, a person she literally knows from outside of the game, up because it was good for her game and because he didn’t cut his hair.
  • Week 9- “I PROMISE I won’t use the Power of Veto.”
  • Week 9- “I have decided to use the Power of Veto on Tim.”
  • Week 9- *cackling* “I vote to evict Nikki!”
  • Week 10- Smiled and waved at the brothers as they screamed in her face and called her a sociopath among other things.
  • Week 10- Took a bite out of a piece of fake styrofoam popcorn during the POV.
  • Week 10- Almost convinced Tim to use the Power of Veto on her.
  • Week 10- Went from literally out the door and flipped the entire house on its head and got the brothers, people she had just betrayed, to evict Joel instead of her.
  • Overall: Played an AMAZING social game and made friends with (mostly) everybody and stayed in the middle until Week 9 when she made a huge and game-winning move.
  • Will be back for All Stars because of her iconic hilarious personality, one liners and most of all her game.

[Al-Ghaffar/The Most Forgiving
Out of His tremendous mercy, Allah keeps overlooking and forgiving our sins. As our deliverance in the Afterlife is subject upon His forgiveness, we must keep seeking His forgiveness. We should follow, in respect of the Prophet’s example who invoked Allah’s forgiveness:
‎اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ
Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta
(O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 8,75,318, At-Tirmidhi; 3393, An-Nasa'i; 5522, Ahmad; 16662]
Allah forgives the sins, small and big, of His worshippers. “Surely I am the Most-Forgiving for him who repents and believes and acts righteously, then follows the right path.” ‎﴾20.82‬‎﴿‬
“Lord of the heavens and earth, and of all that lies between them, the Almighty, the All-Forgiving.” ‎﴾38.66‬‎﴿‬
Allah can punish people and display their shameful doings; but because of their good deeds, He does not betray them.
Our Prophet Muhammad (‎ﷺ‎‬) said: “Allah, praise be to Him, brings His servant close and hides him and asks him: ‘Do you know such and such sins? The servant says, ‘Yes, my Lord.’ And He [Allah] asks him again until he admits all his sins. Allah then says, ‘I have concealed them in your life and today I forgive them.’ And he is given the book of his good deeds” (related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).


Akkadian Cylinder Seal With A Rare Goddess, 2254-2193 BC

This black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of the Akkad Dynasty.

This seal was dedicated to a little-known goddess, Ninishkun, who is shown interceding on the owner’s behalf with the great goddess Ishtar. Ishtar places her right foot upon a roaring lion, which she restrains with a leash. The scimitar in her left hand and the weapons sprouting from her winged shoulders indicate her war-like nature.