Tomorrow someone I love dearly will have to board a plane after having suffered a stroke. It can have adverse effects and there is a general fear among those I know that things won’t go well in the coming months.
Please make duaa for her if you will.
In most of the muslim world Eid is a time of celebration
in Ethiopia Muslims joined together on Eid day to protest the persecution, oppression, occupation and massacres which the Ethiopian government enacts with impunity.
these are pictures from Eid protests in 2012 and 2013
these protests ended with reports of police(link is external) beatings and widespread arrests.
I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist. “All day they do is cry for home,” she told me. (Dohuk, Iraq)
my latest c:
Ka’aba at Night
acrylic on canvas
MashaAllah, so much love 🙈❤️
Recitation at Eid al-Fitr New York City Council
Surah Fatiha and Verse 13 of Surah Hujuraat
"People say they don’t like to get too caught up in happiness because it never lasts. Then, you hear them talking about being in pursuit of happiness. There’s the problem: we’re confused, pessimistic, and ungrateful. Embrace every moment as an opportunity for happiness. Look to those in the greatest of struggles in the world, and you’ll see them constantly striving to smile…to simply smile. Stop complaining. Smile, if not for anything else, then at least for the fact that you’re blessed to experience life and are always able to make things better, even if all you can do right now is simply smile."
- Nadir Keval (www.nadirkeval.com)
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Never criticize a woman for not covering properly lest you expose your own sin by letting her know you weren’t lowering your gaze.
“My happiest moments are whenever I see my mother happy.”
“What’s the happiest you’ve ever seen her?”
“When I was a child, some German doctors told us that I could have a surgery in Italy, and my legs would work again. She was so happy she started crying. But I never had the money to go.” (Erbil, Iraq)
— (via moeyhashy)
One of my friends (who I consider my sister) is taking her MCAT today and it would mean the world to me if y’all could pray/make duaa that she does well! Please and thank y’all!
Teach me your ways
Your body has rights over you.
SO. This is my friend Nur. She’s majoring in ASL interpreting and is incredibly passionate about what she does and she made this video of surah Fatihah and asked her friends to share it so people might be able to benefit from it.
Please watch and share!!
watch it people.
the deaf muslim community is always looked over…we need more interpreters at events and khutbahs.
support your local Global Deaf Muslim chapter