baqekmamat asked: Salaam, just out of curiosity, what do you think of arranged marriages? *just a random question. :)
I personally used to not condone it at all because of the horror stories I would hear. But I have come to realize it isn’t It doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Mind you there is a BIG CATCH, I firmly believe both respective sides need to be in agreement as this would follow sunnah. Also both parties need to get to know each other etc before consummating the marriage (before kitab).
Since it is haram to force someone into a marriage they don’t want, that is extremely important. The good type of ‘arranged marriage’ is when someone refers to you a potential suitor, and you get to know each other through the family and what not, and things progress from there.
An arranged marriage that is one sided, is bound for disaster and divorce and is a form of oppression.
College of Staten Island’s SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) declared this week Nakba week. We will spend this entire week and next week until wednesday wearing all black everyday in order to show our mourning in commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe) that occurred on May 15th 1948. Our SJP did a great job of spreading awareness about the Nakba we all wore name-tags with names of Villages that were depopulated during the catastrophe. We also spread fliers to students and spoke to them about the issue. Over 20 students came out to help today and we hope to at least draw attention to the catastrophe that is so often ignored.
A lot of the advice and development articles I write are centered around the concept of taking the leap towards your goals, regardless of your fears. This guy took the concept literally and took the leap!
Check out the video and tell me what you think! Would you be willing to take the leap? What kinds of leaps (metaphorically-speaking) have you taken recently? Share your stories in the comments section of the article (bottom) and who knows, you may just inspire someone to do something that changes their life!
revertresources asked: Salaam alaikum! I was wondering if it was okay to link your blog on my blog for reverts? You have an awesome blog with a lot of helpful things that I think would really benefit those who follow me. :)
it’s the Sunnah to constantly raise the status of women.
The Sunnah is the foundation of ethics, not the limit.
As a 21st century woman I most certainly require and deserve more than 7th century chivalry.
Brother, if all you have to offer women is the bare minimum stipulated in the Prophet’s teachings, if you believe that the elevation of women ended with the Prophet’s 7th century actions, you have learned little from his noble life.
& sister, if all you demand and require from men is the bare minimum in the Sunnah, you have understood little from his achievements.
People in Islam — Samina Ali, an advocate for women’s rights.
Samina Ali, an Indian born Muslim who lives in San Francisco, is one of the most bravest women we have a part of our religious community today. Founder of an online exhibition titled: International Museum of Women “Muslima,” Samina is also a writer and a blogger, in which you can find her twitter here.
After reading an interview with Samina on the Economist newsletter, I have found Samina to be a great, reliable heroine of our century. She promotes stability, empowerment, and structure within the Muslim community and uses the internet as a tool to achieve that.
After scrolling through this exhibition that’s promoted online, which you can find here, I have found Samina’s project to be an extraordinary achievement for the Muslim Ummah.
I hope that some day, she gets the exposure she deserves and continues to advocate for the right to be heard.