Truth be told I have no idea how you ended up here, but welcome. I only have the one blog, which means it gets filled up with a lot of unrelated things. There will be numerous fandoms, posts about privilege and oppression, and lots and lots of pretty pictures. Frequently school gets in the way and this Tumblr goes dormant, and then break comes along and I queue up a flood of posts, so don't follow if you like your dash to be somewhat regular.
I'm working on plans for a hobbit
hole mansion that me and my friends will live in. If you have ever thought about your own dream-home, then pretty please will you tell me about it?
I don't put up pictures or much biographical information about myself, but you can call me Sakura Nicole.
Oh, and even though this blog may not always be active, I will always answer my asks, so that's open if you ever need to talk to someone or rant.
P.S. I do occasionally put up personal posts, usually under a read more. I would never ask anybody to not read something I put out there publicly, but if I know you in person could you at least pretend you didn't read it? Please and Thank You.
muslims make up about 1/4 of the worlds population. you’re bound to have some criminals and very bad people that practice islam, but nobody cared about the religion of the sandy hook shooter or of other people who have done horrible things. the only time it matters is when they’re Muslim and that really pisses me off.
Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen (via whoistorule)
Because accessing reliable resources has become highly inconvenient, we tend to trivialise the importance we give to what we read, whether it be on the Internet or in books. For this reason, I have composed a list of crucial texts, that essentially addresses Muslims who live in the West. Although numerous PDF links are provided, I strongly recommend you purchase these books if you decide to use them in sha Allah.
- Translations of the Quran
- Collections of Hadith
- Al-Muwatta, collected by Imām Mālik [PDF]
- Sahīh al-Bukhārī, collected by Imām Bukhārī [PDF]
- Sahīh Muslim, collected by Muslim Ibn al-Hajjāj [PDF]
- Sunan Abu Dawud, collected by Abu Dawud [PDF]
- Jāmi’ al-Tirmidhī, collected by Muhammad al-Tirmidhī [PDF]
- Sunan Ibn Mājah, collected by Ibn Mājah [PDF]
- Hadith Qudsi, based on an-Nawawī’s work [PDF]
- Exegesis of the Quran
- The Quran: Transliteration in Roman Script, by Yusuf Ali Abdullah
- The Quran: Transliteration in Roman Script, by M. Pickthall
- Quranic sciences- Dictionary of Quranic Usage, by M. A. Abdel Haleem
- Understanding the Quran: themes and style, by M. A. Abdel Haleem
- Al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Quran, by Imām As-Suyutī [PDF]
- Islamic jurisprudence
- Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, by Muhammad Hashim Kamali [PDF]
- The Clarified in Legal Theory, by Imām al-Ghazālī
- The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam, by Yusuf al-Qaradawi [PDF]
- The Four Imams, by Mohamed Abu Zahra
- History of Islam
- Islam: The Straight Path, by John Esposito
- The Emergence of Islam, by Muhammad Hamidullah
- In the Footsteps of the Prophet, by Tariq Ramadan
- Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, by Tariq Ramadan [PDF]
- Stories of the Prophets, by Ismaīl ibn al-Kathīr [PDF]
- The Reconstruction of Islamic Thought, by Muhammad Iqbal [PDF]
- Revival of Religious Sciences, by Imām al-Ghazālī [Vol. 1,2,3,4]
- Sufism for Non-Sufis? Ibn Ata’ Allah’s Tâj al-‘Arûs, by Sherman Jackson
- Disciplining the Soul and Breaking the Two Desires, by Imām al-Ghazālī
science and religion are not mutually exclusive from one another
Khalid Latif (via blubiblum)
Today, one of my Jewish friends emailed me this chain letter:
I am truly perplexed that so many people are against a mosque being built at Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant.
Thus, the Mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance. That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, “The Turban Cowboy”, which would be gay, and the other a topless bar called, “You Mecca Me Hot.” Next door
should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbecue pork restaurant, called “Iraq o’ Ribs.” Across the street there could be a lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret,” with sexy mannequins with short burkas in the window modeling the goods. Next door to the lingerie shop, a liquor
store called “Morehammered.” All of this would encourage the Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so the mosque problem would be solved.
If you agree with promoting tolerance, and you think this is a good plan, please pass it on, for the sake of tolerance.
This friend knows that I support Palestinian statehood. She knows I have read the entire Quran. She knows I run this blog. And yet she sent me this email anyway, in the apparent cynical confidence that despite my public views, as a Jew, I must secretly hate Muslims.
So I picked my jaw up off the floor, hit “reply all,” and typed this response:
Dear fellow recipients of this chain letter,
There’s a Jewish folktale that compares hateful words to feathers in a pillow—once you scatter them to the winds, there is no bringing them back. Given that the Islamic community center (which is neither a mosque, nor at Ground Zero) this chain letter alludes to opened in 2011, this chain letter has undoubtedly been making the rounds for years, and there is no possible way for me to find and address everyone who received it. I know that. But I can’t let this pass in silence, either, because silence implies agreement. Silence condones.
Kudos to you. This is awesome. I am so humbled and honored by everything you wrote.
Apparently Laci Green quoted the Qur’an in her new video about period positivity. She uses the verse:
And they ask you about menstruation. Say: It is harm; therefore keep aloof from the women during the menstrual discharge and do not go near them until they have become clean; then when they have cleansed themselves, go in to them as Allah has commanded you; surely Allah loves those who turn much (to Him), and He loves those who purify themselves.
2:222, Surat Al-Baqarah
Islam’s perspective is that menstruation is normal and it is natural, it is not considered as a “punishment” on women. There is nothing in Islam that says menstruating women are ‘dirty.’ Rather, menstruation is viewed as a natural process that normal, healthy women experience throughout their lifetime. Verse 2:222 of Surat Al-Baqarah is not implying women can’t “pray” when they’re menstruating; they can still ask things of God, make du’a, and read Qur’an. The MOTIONS of SALAH, which is entirely different, are not permitted, because in order to pray SALAH, you need wudhu, and blood invalidates wudhu. So bleeding from anywhere continuously invalidates it, even from a wound or a cut.
The part where it says “it is a harm” refers to how painful it can be, so avoid having sex with them because of that. Period cramps are absolutely horrible, I can’t imagine having to pray while experiencing it. Many women suffer from extreme cramps, heavy bleeding, nausea, headaches, and other maladies during their cycle. It is truly a sign of the Mercy of Allah (SWT) that we are excused from prayer during this time.The “pure” part of it refers to the ritual purification ghusl bath that must be taken after a woman has finished her monthly cycle. Muslims are expected to be in a state of cleanliness especially when going to pray.
If I missed anything or said anything wrong, kindly correct me or feel free to add.
I’ve always wondered if God gets excited when we finally find the person He created us to be with. Or if He is watching and is like, “That was them! NO. NO. TURN AROUND! YOU MISSED THEM! THAT WAS THEM!”
“UGH, WHY ARE ALL MY OTPS WALKING BY EACH OTHER WITHOUT NOTICING!”
We are in a giant reality tv show and God and the angels are the fandom.
thunderstorms are nothing more than ship wars going on in heaven