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My professor today argued that God (I think he meant Jesus) must be female because Mary had a virgin birth and without a Y chromosome he couldn’t have come out male.
“Loving the sinner but hating the sin,” is not even a micro-step forward. It’s deluding yourself into thinking you’re taking a step forward and being so Liberal, but in actuality, you’re rooted to your homophobia, staying in place.
It also comes off as highly condescending, with a dash of, “I’ll pray for you,”
Take your prayers
and shove them where the sun don’t shine.
Taking it one step further, I know there are Muslims who think being lgbt* is a “test” from Allah. And, in some ways, it is. It’s a test in the way that people treat us differently because of it. Not a test as in, “Well, God made gay people, but it’s a test and if you pass (pass, here, means, don’t touch another soul as long as you live and in some extreme cases, don’t think about touching another soul as long as you live), you’ll be rewarded in Jannah (heaven)!”
That is also not progressive.
Also not helpful.
Thomas Jefferson (via policygal)
Happy 4th of July, everyone. American freedom, peace, progress, etc.(via thesassylund)
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