sin the the sisterhood

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Your own sins should distract you enough from focusing on the faults of others.

Stay conscious of your flaws.. the greatest men who lived done more for Islam than you and I could imagine, yet they still saw their sins higher than mountains and always felt like they could do more in terms of their good deeds. So take lesson and remember it’s healthy to realise what you do not know, and what you still can and need to do.

“If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help shaytaan against him (by insulting him)” - Umar ibn Al Khattab

 

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

“And help you one another in righteousness and piety, but do not help one another in sin and transgression.”

(Surah Al Maa’idah, 5:2)

RIP our Beloved Scheming, Creeper Pimp of Westeros

We all knew this day was coming, whether it be just knowing logically his time was up (Because let’s face it’s. It’s Game of Thrones), or damning spoilers. Does this mean our ship is dead? HELLZ NO! There is still a chance something will happen between Petyr and Sansa in the books. Would we have liked to have seen it acted on screen by the talented Sophie and Aiden. Fuck Yes. Does that mean we have to stop writing and creating gifs? Hellz NO! Even if GRRM doesn’t give us what we want, though I have a feeling he will, does that mean we have to say goodbye? No we still have each other, the sisterhood/brotherhood of Sin and Trash, our devotion and our talented imagination. We can still write and create works of art to share to our fellow shippers.  Our ship will never be dead, even though it’s not canon, (yet) or show canon (boo!).

So shed those tears, let it all come out. Let that sadness and rage boil up. Write those rants because let’s face it, the writing for this season; for Petyr and Sansa, and (Lord Varys, his scheming opponent) has sucked. Yeah I know everyone has been complaining about Arya, but I’m one of the few who knew she would become a Tyrant. (I don’t hate her, just saw this coming). Did Arya deserve to kill Petyr, though? NO! If anyone it should have been Sansa, she’s been with him throughout all seven seasons, the love, the hate, the sexual tension. Only Sansa deserved to hold the blade, not Arya. (Aidan and Littlefinger deserved better writing for the season, this final season. We got robbed, and that’s what makes us the most bitter. If Petyr had died poetically or epically it would at least harshened the blow, the fact that Sansa seems to not show any feelings (STRONG FEELINGS cause they should be strong, either LOVE or HATE) for this man, this man who has been with her since this whole fucking game started is the biggest writing bullshit flaw of it all.

There is a reason why GRRM doesn’t watch the show anymore. It could be that it strayed too far from his vision or he doesn’t want to be influenced by D&D’s bad plot writing to fuck up his books.

So post up your favorite fanfictions and gif sets, share your love and devotion to our beloved, creepyship,petsa, petyrxsansa, sansaxpetyr. For we know that our beloved Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, has fallen.

Originally posted by the-girl-who-swaiting

RIP our sweet King of the Ashes.

Originally posted by ladybaelish

Islam Basics: What is Ramadan?

“O you who believe! Observing al-sawn (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become al-muttaqoon (the pious).” (Qur'an, al-Baqarah 2:183)

Many of you may be wondering, what is this thing called ‘Ramadan’? Every year Muslims seem to get very excited about this ‘Ramadan’. You may know a family member, neighbour, co-worker, friend who is fasting throughout Ramadan.

What is it and what makes it so significant?

Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic Calender, and the month in itself changes by 11 days each year as it follows the lunar cycle. However Ramadan is like no other month for Muslims, as it is a month in which we perform one important pillar of our religion-fasting.

Every year for 30 days, over a billion Muslims from all over the globe abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as foul/unpleasant language and anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets. It is a holy month for Muslims and a chance for them to review themselves, their spirituality and their character so they can improve for the better. Just as large corporations have annual reports, the Muslim analysis his/her own self and their relationship with God and others in this one month in order to note down what they have been doing wrong (and strive to change that) and to improve their good aspects.

Ramadan is also significant for several other reasons:

God says in the Qur'an:

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion…” (Qur'an, al-Baqarah, 2:185)

The Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the month of Ramadan, and this is of huge significance to a Muslim as the Qur'an is a close companion to the Muslim. It is what we believe to be God’s word which speaks to each Muslim on a personal level, yet also addresses all of Mankind.

Ramadan also offers Muslims a chance for all their previous sins to be forgiven. It offers three opportunities:

1-: By fasting in Ramadan, if with sincerity, they will be forgiven their previous sins
2-: By praying at night in Ramadan and
3- By praying during the last 10 nights of Ramadan as one of those nights will be 'The night of decree’, as in the specific night the Qur'an was revealed.

This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven .” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 32, Hadith 231)

And:

“Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 32, Hadith 226)

Ramadan conveys an extraordinary sense of emotional enthusiasm and religious eagerness among Muslims of all ages. Even though fasting is compulsory for capable adults alone (children, the elderly and the ill are exempt from fasting), children as young as eight readily observe or take part in partial fasting with their elders. Children look forward to the thrill of the moon sighting and eating unique meals with their relatives. Adults are grateful for the chance to double their rewards from God and ask for pardon for their past sins. Ramadan highlights Muslim brotherhood and sisterhood, customs and brings about a special feeling of closeness, both to God, and the community.

February 3rd: This Day in Bones History

February 3rd, 2011: The Sin in the Sisterhood

The team solves a case of a dead man who had several sister wives. This leads to discussions of love and relationships, and Booth tells Brennan that though you can love many people in a lifetime, there is always one you love the most…and that person’s not going anywhere.