Posts tagged islam
Posts tagged islam
It’s basically a fucking MIRACLE that I want anything to do with Islam after attending that “Islamic school,” so….
An Ahle Sunnat brother holds up a sign saying: “Today, I am Shia too. Fire your bullet”
This is unity.
Aaj se mein bhi Shia houn.
This is unity. Fire your bullet.
Islam started making so much more sense to me when I realized years ago that “fearing God” (like in the teachings that your heart should be half full of love of God and half full of fear, etc) actually meant being “God-conscious” in everything you did or said, rather than being afraid.
Because the idea of loving and simultaneously being afraid just never clicked in my head. It never, ever made sense to me.
So I’ve seen other Muslim friends on here do this, so I thought I would, too. Because I’ve always thought it was just a nice, sweet thing to do.
Send me your duas in my Ask box, if you have any you’d care to share.
The only way he could have possibly found my tweet about him was if he Twitter-searched his whole name, so basically I started mocking him for being a pathetic, lonely man who Twitter searches his own name.
Then I said that for every time he tweeted nonsense at me, I’d donate $25 to CAIR-Chicago. I owe CAIR $350.
MONEY WELL SPENT.
Muhammad Ali’s conversion to Islam
We have to be better about making the Islam he’s talking about into a reality. (Especially for converts to Islam, who need support - in terms of friendship, not in terms of someone else micromanaging how they practice/experience Islam - and community.)
I would just like to say shame on our community for stigmatizing mental health disorders, depression is not a state of low Iman. It’s unjust to say that someone who may or may have not been born with a mental health condition, just like being born with any other kind of health condition or deformity, essentially a form of jihad, was born with a damaged soul.
We all have our own tests, some hearts can bare more than others but, that doesn’t make us weak, and it certainly doesn’t mean that Allah is angry with us, for he has designed us to seek His light. So for those of you whose hearts ache, whose bodies can’t move from their beds throughout the day, who spend time throughout their day distressed, anxious for multitudes of reasons, or perhaps even no conscious reason at all know that it’s not because you don’t love Allah, know that it’s not because you don’t have faith, know that it’s not because you aren’t grateful of the pleasures Allah has given us in this life, know that you are NOT alone, know that whatever has happened to you, or whatever you’re going through is NOT your fault, but because Allah has ordained individual struggles for us all so that we may become the believers He wants us to be for our own good. Remember Allah will provide, Allah will provide for your pain and your hardship, so that you may gain closeness and ease from Allahs light.
I pray that all of us are able to overcome our struggles, and that Allah softens our hearts, provides us with the strength to persevere through times of distress. Ameen
If you find that you are contemplating harming yourself in any way, please talk to someone you can trust, and or try to find a way get access to medical attention, I know it is may be very difficult unfortunately if you’re financially burdened. If you’re in the uk this website, Muslim Youth Helpline myh.org.uk has great online counseling services, and a helpline you can call if you need someone to talk, or help you.
You didn’t get a job in the past six months because the right job was a bit of a wait off. Sometimes the answer to prayers is “HOLD UP A SECOND I AM WORKING ON IT”
ABSOLUTELY. I definitely believe this.
In Islam, we have this understanding of dua (prayer/supplications):
Either a dua is answered quickly. You make dua, and in a relatively short time, it is answered to your expectation. You pray for a good grade on the test you just took, a week later you get it back with high marks.
Or a dua is answered after a while. You make a prayer for a good job, like I did, and after a while, a bit longer than you’d have hoped, you get something awesome.
Or a dua is not answered technically, but is answered with something better. You make a dua to get accepted to a certain school that you want to go to. You don’t get into that school, but you get accepted to another one that turns out to be better for you in whatever way. For me, I didn’t get a job that I wanted … but this better one was already in the making.
Or a dua is not answered, but God averts an equal/comparable amount of harm from befalling you. Obviously there’s not a whole lot to say about this because we’ll never know the harm that was meant to befall us but was averted by His will alone. But it’s about trust in the fact that if your dua wasn’t answered, you were saved from some horrible sadness or misfortune or calamity.
Or a dua is not answered in this life, but the seeker is recompensed for it many times over in the next life. There is a saying of Muhammad (S)’s, I think, although it might be someone else in the Abrahamic tradition, I’m so embarrassed that I can’t remember, but it’s to the effect of, “If I had known how my unanswered prayers were recompensed in the next life, I would have prayed that none of my wishes be granted in this life at all.”
That’s the Islamic understanding of supplication/prayer, and I firmly believe that things happen for a reason, which we most often don’t know, and sometimes things don’t happen when we want them to because something even better is just around the corner.