Just because something bad happens to us doesn’t mean Allah is displeased with us. Or we are being punished. Yusuf AS, a prophet of Allah was in prison for many years. Lut lost his wife because she was among the people who went beyond their limits. Prophet Ayyub had a skin disease and his life was filled with calamities. These things happened not because Allah was displeased with them. But because there is wisdom behind the trials Allah puts us through. We should always remember what Allah told the angels when they questioned Him about Adam.
This is just curiousty dont get offended.Being a women how can you believe in a religion which allows a 40 year old man to marry a 10 year old? Which does not give women equal rights in will? Which asks women to cover themselves so men dont get attracted? Which limits the rights of women to such a horrifying extent?
Women are not oppressed in Islam. Women have rights.
Women, through Islam, were given the right to owning property, conducting business, and fighting in war way before women in any other areas were.
Women have an extremely high status in Islam, we are treated like queens.
We get taken care of, we don’t have to provide for our necessities. It is the OBLIGATION for the nearest male (husband, father, brother, uncle, etc.) to provide for us. We don’t have to do an inch of effort. BUT, if we want to work, if we want to provide for the household, we have total rights to just as the wife of the prophet ﷺ, Khadija ra radi Allahu ‘anha had her own business and provided for the family.
When it comes to the age of Ayesha radi Allahu ‘anha when she got married to the prophet Muhammad ﷺ, most scholars believe she was actually around the age of 19. However, even if she was young, this was not an odd practice back then. In fact, the UK eliminated being married from the age of 11 just about a while ago, not too long from today. So if you want to go on that, UK is also a victim here.
Women are given honorable rights, honestly, I believe Islam is far easier for women than it is for men. Men have to provide for the family, they have to pray in the mosque every Friday, they have to give a mahr (unless women excuse them from it) when getting married, and so on. All these, women do not have to do. Women even get a break from prayers and other religious obligations such as fasting every time they get their periods. How easy Allah is on us women Subhanallah.
The prophet Muhammad ﷺ often encouraged for men to be of the best of character with their wives and not to mistreat them. A woman, in fact, came to the prophet Muhammad ﷺ complaining that her husband does not fulfill her sexual needs because he would spend the night praying, the prophet ﷺ reprimanded her husband and told him to leave the prayers at night and fulfill his wife’s needs. LOL, can you imagine?!
Before Islam was revealed, daughters were buried and killed when born, Islam prohibited this and gave women rights they did not have before. We have the right to divorce and the right to educate ourselves to expand the list of rights.
So…how then do we not have rights or are oppressed?
How are we limited? We are not? I live life just like any other woman, just more covered up is all.
Also, what is wrong with covering up? Clothes were a form of advancement in the “Stone age.” We are at the peak of advancement. If you look through this analysis, it is those who roam around in shorter clothes that are moving far from advancement.
Secondly, covering is less for men and more for our benefit. The point of covering is so that men do not objectify us, not for us to do any favor for men. Covering up forces men to marry due to deeper reasons than for the superficial surface. Covering protects a woman from lustful eyes and from being in danger. The notion of escaping beauty standards and from being objectified is far more appealing and liberating to me than to go around in shorts 🤷 (no hate, I’m not judging you all, just personal preference). We are dignified and respected, not objectified and disrespected.
So now you tell me, what’s wrong with the way Islam treats women with utmost respect, honor, and dignity?
Please do let me know your thoughts and have a nice day!
Sometimes it is
just confusing, so this is here to, in shaa Allah, help you out ♥
Q: Can I
use eyedrops or the Sunnah Kohl (eyeliner) during fast?
A: According to the most popular view, it does not.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was of the view that kohl does not break the fast,
not even if the taste of the kohl reaches the throat. He said, this is not
called food or drink, and it is not like food or drink, and it does not have
the same effect as food or drink. There is no saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which expressly indicates that kohl
breaks the fast, and the basic principle is that it does not break the fast. An
act of worship remains valid unless it is proven that it is invalidated. What
he said is correct, even if a person can taste it in his throat. Based on the
view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam, if a person puts drops in his eyes whilst
fasting and tastes it in his throat, that does not break his fast.
(Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 6/382)
Q: If I take wudu (abolition) and rinse my mouth, do I have no spit out all
traces of water so that I do not swallow any
A: No, spit out the unnecessary water in your mouth, but do not spit constantly
so much it becomes unreasonable.
Q: Can I use moisturiser on my face?
A: Yes you can
Q: If I eat
something by accident, do I break my fast?
A: No, you may continue fasting
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast,
for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah.”
Q: Can I wear makeup during fast?
A: If you are around non-Mahram men, then you cannot.
“And not to show off their adornment.” Quran (24:31) And do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance.” Quran (33:33)
Q: Can I
wear makeup after Iftar, infront of non-Mahram men, because then I am not
A: Please read above Q&A
rudeness in behavior and/or speech tolerated in Ramadaan?
The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
“Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in
need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his
(Sahih al –Bukhari)
Q: Can I kiss
and embrace (not have sexual relation) my husband/wife while I am fasting?
A: Yes, regarding your self-control
(pbuh) used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had
more power to control his desires than any of you.
Said Jabir: “The person who gets discharge after casting a look (on his
wife) should complete his fast.”
Aisha said, “Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) used to kiss some of his wives while
he was fasting,” and then she smiled.
Q: Can I
have sexual relations with my husband/wife during the nights of Ramadaan, after
A: Yes, as Allah SWT says in the Quran
“It is made
lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Sawm(the fasts). They are Libaas [i.e. body-cover, or screen, or Sakan (i.e. you enjoy the
pleasure of living with them] for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted
your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and
seek that which Allah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until
the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread
(darkness of night), then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall” Quran (2:187)
Q: Can we
skip Suhur and sleep instead?
A: It is not preferred
Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
“Take Suhur as there is a blessing in it.”
Q: Can I delay
Sahl bin Sa`d:
Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said,
“The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the
breaking of the fast.”
Q: Should I
feel insulted when people eat and drink infront of me?
If you have any other
questions about Ramadaan, please drop me a message in the ask-box and I will in
shaa Allah get back to you ♥
I wish you a wonderful, Emaan increasing, Barakah reaping, happy, joyous and
fruitful Ramadaan, Ameen ♥
A water deity is a deity in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water deities are common in mythology and were usually more important among civilizations in which the sea or ocean, or a great river was more important. Another important focus of worship of water deities were springs or holy wells.
As a form of animal worship, whales and snakes (hence dragons) have been regarded as godly deities throughout the world (other animals are such as turtles, fish, crabs, and sharks). In Asian lore, whales and dragons sometimes have connections. Serpents are also common as a symbol or as serpentine deities, sharing many similarities with dragons.
As stated above, this is a GROWING list of water deities that I will be adding to periodically as research and time permits. I advise that if you become interested in any deities, you check to make sure that their culture is not a closed one. **AKA: Don’t appropriate.
i’ll never forget when a woman on bill maher’s show (i think it was mona eltahawy or gloria) that mentioned how in islam the financier of the spreading of islam was actually Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) wife hazrat Khadija (AS). and maher looked to the audience and he was like
“ohhhh really??? well i’ll just have to confirm that myself” looking to the audience who was laughing with him with an expression like “yeah right that’s true!! as if islam!! could do that!!”
and like. it was so embarrassing for me to watch because maher, alongside his audience of young white “enlightened” men were so CONFIDENT that such a simple and basic and Level 1 fact that basically everyone knows to be true couldn’t ever exist.
and that’s bill maher’s audience in a nutshell: people who have this huge, ugly, total superiority complex about social issues but are 100% uninformed about anything they say.
Like basically anyone who knows even a smidge about islam knows it was the Prophet’s wife who first propagated the religion and that she was an incredibly successful and independent business woman. but bill maher, who white atheists look to as a source LMAO, isn’t even aware of this kindergarten level fact.
this man knows nothing. is an expert on nothing. he is simply a balding racist transphobic sexist pro-israel subpar comedian who simply says he’s “pro social justice” but actually has no clue. that’s all it is lmao.
Who were his (ﷺ) wives, and why did he (ﷺ) marry them?
The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) are all considered Ummuhaat Al-Mumineen (Mothers of the Believers). They are:
Khadeejah Bint Khuwalid: He married her when he was 25 years old and she was 40 years old. She bore all his children except one son. He did not marry any other woman whilst being married to her.
Sawda Bint Zam’a: She was a widow and a mother of six children. Her friend called Khawlah Bint Hakeem approached the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraging him to marry Sawda. He married her when he was 50 years old
‘Aaisha Bint Abi Bakr as-Siddeeq: She was the only virgin he married, and was the daughter of his best friend. She grew up to be a great scholar, teacher and authority of knowledge in Islaam.
Hafsah Bint Umar: She was a widow whose husband was martyred in the battle of Uhud. After the death of her husband, her father Umar ibn al-Khattaab searched for an appropriate man to marry her. They were overjoyed when the Prophet (peace be upon him) accepted the proposal.
Zaynab al-Hilaaliyyah: She was a widow whose husband died in the battle of Badr. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her when he 56 years old. He married her out of concern for her welfare and to take care of her after the death of her husband.
Umm Salamah: She was one of the earliest people to accept Islaam along with her husband. They both migrated to Abyssinia then Madeenah. In Madeenah her husband died, leaving her behind with children. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her in her old age and he was even older.
Zaynab Bint Jahsh: She was the cousin of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had two previous husbands, one who had died before Islaam and the other was the adopted son of the Prophet, a freed slave. It was the custom of the Arabs that an adopted son would be considered to be ones real blood son. However Islam abolished this concept and maintained the rights of the real blood parents of a child, even after adoption to somebody else.
Juwairiyyah Bint al-Haarith: She was a noble woman who was captured and enslaved in war. She came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) complaining of her situation and asking the Prophet to help her to free herself by paying her ransom. The Prophet (peace be upon him) paid her ransom and then married her.
Safiyyah Bint Huyayy: A woman of Jewish descent, she was a taken as a war captive. The Prophet (peace be upon him) freed her and called her to Islaam. Upon accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her.
Umm Habeeba Ramlah: She migrated to Abyssinia along with her husband who had accepted Islaam. However her husband then went back to disbelief and died whilst drinking alcohol. He left her behind alone, with a young child, in a foreign country. The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard of her plight and requested from the Abyssinian king to send her to Madeenah in order for her to be married to the Prophet.
Maariah al-Qubtiyah: She was a Coptic Christian who was sent as a gift from the King of Egypt at that time. Upon her accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her and freed her from being a captive
Zaynab Bint Khuzaymah: She was known as Umm al-Masaakeen (the Mother of the Poor) due to her care and concern for the poor and needy. She was a widow, who had been married to two men. They either died or divorced her before the Prophet (peace be upon her) chose to marry her.
Maymoonah Bint al-Haarith: She was the last wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had been widowed previous to her marriage to the Prophet.
عن عائشة أم المؤمنين رضي الله عنها قالت: كان رسولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يقولُ وهو صحيحٌ: “إنه لم يقبض نبيٌ قطُّ حتى يرى مقعدَه من الجنةِ، ثم يُخيَّرُ.” فلما نزل به ورأسُه على فخذي غُشِيَ عليه ساعةً، ثم أفاق فأَشْخصَ بصرَه إلى السقفِ، ثم قال: ”اللهم الرفيقَ الأعلى.” قلتُ : إذًا لا يختارُنا، وعَرَفتُ أنه الحديثُ الذي كان يحدثُنا به ، قالت: فكانت تلك آخرُ كلمةٍ تكلمَ بها النبيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قولُه: “اللهم الرفيقَ الأعلى.” صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٥٠٩ - صحيح مسلم حديث ٢٤٤٤
Narrated `Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was in good health, he used to say, “No prophet’s soul is ever captured unless he is shown his place in Paradise and given the option (to die or survive).” So when the death of the Prophet (ﷺ) approached and his head was on my thigh, he became unconscious for a while and then he came to his senses and fixed his eyes on the ceiling and said, “O Allah (with) the highest companions.” (See Qur'an 4:69). I said’ “Hence he is not going to choose us.” And I came to know that it was the application of the narration which he (the Prophet) used to narrate to us. And that was the last statement of the Prophet (before his death) i.e., “O Allah! With the highest companions.” (See Qur'an 4:69). Sahih al-Bukhari 6509 In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 98 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 516
Sahih Muslim 2444 e In-book reference : Book 44, Hadith 127 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 31, Hadith 5990
The Relationship Between the Noble Wives of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ)
It is reported that ‘Ā’ishah (Allāh be pleased with her) said,
“Umm Habibāh (Allāh be pleased with her) called for me on her deathbed and said, 'There used to occur between us the kinds of things that happen between co-wives (al-darā’ir), so may Allāh forgive me and you those things.’
I said, ‘May Allāh forgive you all those things and release you from [all liability] for that.’
She replied, ‘You have made me happy, may Allāh make you happy.’
And she sent for Umm Salamah (Allāh be pleased with her) and said the same things to her.’“
[Source: Imām Al-Dhahābee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’, Vol. 2, p. 223]
“When Eve was created, Adam said to God - "Who is this gorgeous creature whose proximity and gazing at her saves me from loneliness and makes me get used to her.”
He was answered, “She is my lady servant. Would you like her to stay with you, to be your companion and your friend? And would you like her to satisfy your rightful desires?”
Adam answered in the positive. He was told, “Then thank me for the companion I gave you as long as you live.”
The first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a woman unlike no other. She is a role model for the Muslimah ummah and should be for many feminists today, as she was a pioneer of women’s successes! Here are some interesting facts about Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her).
1. She was a successful and esteemed business woman
Her business was larger than all of the Quraysh trades combined and the
most acclaimed with a reputation of fair-dealing and high-quality goods.
2. She turned down many marriage proposals
She was married twice before her wedlock to the
Prophet; both of these marriages produced children and both left her
3. She asked the Prophet to marry her
Khadija didn’t need a husband to take care of her financially. And
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) did not have the means to seek a wife. She fell in love with
him, and through a friend, asked him to marry her.
4. She was 15 years older than Muhammad (PBUH)
She was 40 years old when she married Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). He was 25.
5. Theirs was a true love story
Khadija comforted her
husband and encouraged him during the most difficult days of his life.
She bore him 6 children.
6. She was the first Muslim
mother of Islam, was the first person on earth to accept Muhammad as the
final prophet of God and accept the revelations that culminated into
the Holy Qur’an.
7. She spent her worldly riches on the poor
her earnings to the poor and to the orphans, to the widows and the sick.
She helped poor girls get married and provided their dowry.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said that the four greatest women of
mankind were: Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatima bint Muhammad (his youngest
daughter,) Mary bint Emran (the Virgin Mary) and Asiya bint Muzahim
(the wife of Pharaoh).
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Tonight was a big night and we were all excited. Jared and I were opening another bar together. This time, the bar would be located in Vancouver, BC and we figured it was only right because we had spent so much of our life in this city, getting to know the people and places. We fell in love with this place hard and fast and we thought of this as being our homage to the city we love. With Supernatural ending after this season, we only thought it was right to leave our mark here before we went home for the last time.
“You ready, man?” Jared smiled at me as he straightened his shirt and I smiled and nodded, then held up my finger to say ‘one second’. “Ah, yes, the wife. I’ll just be here.”
So I just read your entry on Soraya Tarzi, and first off, I love reading about cool Middle Eastern/Muslim women, and makes me wish I had known about them sooner. It also reminded me of something I wanted to ask you after I got your book, and saw that you did an entry on A'isha bint Abu Bakr. Have you thought about doing entries on other early Islamic women, like the Prophet's first wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid, aka Queen of Arabia (i'm not biased, not at all)? Or perhaps Zainab bint Ali?
They’re on the to-research list, for sure. :) A’isha stood out to me as a perfect figure for understanding the Sunni/Shi’a split and the evolution of Islam - not to mention how the fight over her representation resonated with many of the other entries.
I don’t want the project to focus too much on any one population - it would be easy to post just about WW2 heroines, or heroic lighthouse keepers, or amputee fairytale princesses - but I do want my work to be resonant with what’s going on in present day. Soraya Tarzi was a very resonant entry for me personally in that regard, that spoke to the moment.
There obviously needs to be better understanding of Islam and Muslim women in the areas of the world my work has the most reach, so the women that you listed are of great interest to me. I’m always determining what the best lens is for the current moment - could be one of the women you listed, or someone else.
I hate it when people say that it isn’t mandatory. It’s such a bull faced lie. It’s almost like saying that you aren’t required to do homework. No you aren’t physically forced to do homework (depending on the situation) but if you want to grasp a passing grade you better do it. Even disregarding the debate on if women are required to wear it and what it is supposed to look like, the hijab innately is one of the most of not the most misogynistic symbols and degrading articles of clothing. Let’s break it down. The hijab is for modesty. Okay that’s not terrible modesty can be a good thing right? But why do women have to be modest? Well because men aren’t physically capable to control their sexual urges so if a woman shows her arms and or legs she is in danger of being sexually harassed or raped, and because women’s sex drives are practically nonexistent it is our responsibility to keep men in check. This is majorly fucked up in a plethora of ways:
- if a women is raped then she is blamed for it because of the level of modesty in her clothing constituted for her getting raped and if she just dressed more modestly it wouldn’t have happened. We see this in the adultery punishments in Islam and how much more women are punished despite her not consenting.
-women are made to wear the hijab when they hit puberty, some even younger. The message that sends is children are too sexually enticing for men. CHILDREN. ARE. TOO. SEXY. We see this with Prophet Mahamed’s 6 year old wife whom he had sex with at the age of 9. Some Muslims argue that it was a different time and fucking children was normal. Apparently things haven’t changed.
-women aren’t people anymore, they’re walking billboards advertising Islam. There is no individuality with the hijab. You are not you anymore, you are Islam. You can get lost in the crowd because you don’t look like yourself you like every other hijabi out there. Some may find pride in that. Some feel suffocated.
All in all I think that if you choose to wear the hijab that’s fine. It’s not my goal to wipe Islam off the Earth. I just think if people really got to choose what they wanted the hijab and Islam as we know it today would cease to exist.
Ancient mother and fertility goddess in various different religions who was also known by the names of Ašratum, Aserdus, Asertus and who was identified as both the Ugaritic goddess, Aṯirat and the goddess, Astarte, who later became her sister. She was also linked to the sea by her title ‘Lady Aṯirat of the Sea.’
In the ‘Ba’al Cycle’ the god Yam ruled with an iron fist, forcing the other gods to toil away for him. Eventually, these gods grew tired with Yam and went to Asherah in order for her to intercede. She did so, only getting Yam to stop when she offered herself up to him.
The god, Ba’al was furious at this and went to slay Yam himself, becoming king of the gods. With his newfound position, he sent Asherah many gifts, possibly in gratitude. Afterwards, she appeased El who was angry at Ba’al for killing Yam.
In the earliest Ugaritic texts, she was the wife of the supreme god, El and had by him, over seventy children and was referred to as either Elat or Qodesh. Akkadian scripture considered her the wife of Anu where she was known as Ashratum or Antu and identified her with the goddess Ishtar. To the Hittites people, she was called Aserdus or Asertus and was the wife of Elkunirsa where she was the mother of either seventy-seven or eighty-eight sons.
In the old Phoenician religion of the Semitics, she was the daughter of Epigeius and the sister of the supreme god Elus. When Elus overthrew his father, Epigeius sent his three ‘virgin’ daughters, Asherah, Astarte and Ba’al Gebal as a trick. Elus saw through the trick however, and married all three of them.
Qetesh, a goddess adopted by the Egyptians and equated with Hathor, was a possible combination of Astarte, Anat and Asherah. She would also appear in later Judaic lore as the wife of Yahweh, who eventually became the One and Only God, demonizing Asherah into the form of a cow, or stating that she was the wife of Ba’al. One of the opposers of Asherah’s worship was the prophet, Jerimiah.
There is also a chance that Asherah became the figure known today as Eve, through a link with the goddess, Hebat.
In the oasis of Tema, in Arabi, she was worshipped as the goddess, Ashira.
Sacred trees or poles called Asherah Poles stood at her worship sites, and in the Hebrew ‘Bible’ she was associated with many kinds of tree, including grapevines, pomegranates, walnuts, myrtles, and willows.