You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'
In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.
9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.
When ignorant people show their ignorance and follow the unjust and naive propaganda against Saudi Arabia…explain what happened during Obama visit to SA? oh and if you call the king a dictator then explain why we are living a peaceful and privileged life where we can practice our religion peacefully and we get incentives to complete our education like the support I’m getting now as a female to complete my post grad study at the 7th best university in the world all funded by the government and I’m one of thousands of youths who get that?
It’s my government fault though not to respond to ignorant people and ignore them …
I like how lightning fast the Muslim community organized to get the Allah pendant photoshopped out of katy perry’s music video
if only we applied those same concepts to other things ..
So I have a cousin who keeps questioning why she isn’t married, and how she isnt getting any younger.
I feel for her. I really do. Allah :’( There are many many things in life that we question. There are many things we wish for, and don’t get. There are many things we expect in life, but ends in complete disapointment when it doesn’t happen. We want for things to happen, but we want for them to take place on our own time. It might just be that we would not appreciate what we had if it were to be presented to us at the time that we want it.
This is the time we have to put our complete trust and faith in Allah, our Creator. When He withholds something from us, the fact is that He is actually giving us. When we don’t get what we want, He is protecting us from something. We must remember, always, that whatever happens is by the will of Allah. He says ‘Be’ and ‘It is’. Kun Faya kun.
Sis Yasmin Mogahed says: “We must know that if Al Wahab, Al Kareem has withheld something from us, it must be because Al- Aleem (the Most Knowing) and Al Hakeem (the Most Wise) knows in His knowledge and wisdom that at this time it is best for us that it be withheld. And so, Al Rahman (the Most Merciful) withholds. Know that He withholds to give”.
And this beautiful ayat, says it all - “But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (Surah Al-Baqarah:216)
This dunya has been planned, as have the moments that take place in it. What you want out of life will come to you if it is right and best for you. It will happen, but not on your own time. When the timing is right, it will come to you on its own. The timing that Allah has set for everything to happen, is meant to be a blessing when it takes effect.
If you are not married yet, be patient. if you are waiting to hv a child, be patient. if you are ill, be patient. if you are waiting for that dream job, be patient. good things to those who wait.
Truly, Allah is with As-Sabirun,the patient.
The women in Islam are the most respected. When they receive a proposal from a man, she has the utmost power to either decline, accept and/or list any rules for the man as long as it abides by the laws of Islam. Men are just confined to make proposals, and wait. How can we say Islam is discriminating women?
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Snowden says NSA spied on human rights workers
He told the group: "The NSA has targeted leaders and staff members of these sorts of organisations, including domestically within the borders of the United States.”
Snowden listed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as among the bodies the NSA has spied on.
Photo: Edward Snowden speaks via video link with members of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters via The Guardian
When she thinks to herself in her father’s language, she knows sons and daughters don’t leave their parents’ house until they marry. When she thinks in English, she knows she should’ve been on her own since eighteen.
"I am a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood, willfully misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They are pragmatic, especially with their children. No group is comparable to the Muslims, who make enormous efforts to teach their children what is good and what is bad, plus they do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, […] they protect their women, they inspire respect. And what does the rest of the society try to do? They complain about them, they oppress them, they criticize them - we would live in a better world if we take their example. We are not forced to become Muslims, but we can adopt things that work."
- Bill Cosby