Egyptian army officer's diary of military life in... →
Despite the crucial role played by the military in Egypt’s upheaval, little is ever heard from those at the heart of the armed forces: the ordinary, mid-ranking personnel whose loyalty to the military, or lack of it, could yet determine the outcome of the revolution. Now, one insider has penned a unique account of life in the Egyptian army. A reserve officer for several years, he was in...
thenoobyorker said: i wish i understood this I won’t get into too much detail since people get really weird on this site lol but spiritually Medinah is blessed twice more than Mecca, it was the sanctuary for the Prophet when he was rejected from Mecca, those in Medinah welcomed him with open arms, it was his place of death, his grave resides therein. Also from...
Men are from Mecca, women are from Medina.
Sit with those who constantly repent, for they have the softest hearts.– Umar ibn al Khattab (ra)
Realise your uniqueness. But do so with humility. Do not fall into the trap of...
i can never tumble drunk coz i’m Muslim.
muhmuhmuhmobin: “An old Punjabi woman slips on ice and cries, ‘Hai meri kismat’. A gora walks past and says, ‘Hi Merry Christmas to you too.’” dead. I’m on the floor.
I am sorry for the role I played in Fallujah.
As a US marine who lost close friends in the siege of Fallujah in Iraq seven years ago, I understand that we were the aggressors. It has been seven years since the end of the second siege of Fallujah – the US assault that left the city in ruins, killed thousands of civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands more; the assault that poisoned a generation, plaguing the people who live there...
In honor of this time: “Mention in the scripture the story of Mary. She withdrew from her family to a place east and secluded herself away; We sent Our Spirit to appear before her in the form of a normal human. She said, “I seek the Lord of Mercy’s protection against you: if you have any fear of Him [do not approach]! but he said, “I am but a Messenger from your Lord,...
To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn’t your...– Sr. Yasmin Mogahed.
Indeed, if Manning had merely murdered the nameless, faceless...– No justice for Bradley Manning. The US government has made an example of Bradley Manning to prevent others from challenging the American empire.
When you dehumanize a person, you can justify any crime you carry out upon them. This serves to justify, encourage what is essentially an abhorrent foreign policy. And in the wider scheme it serves to exonerate any blame. So when you hear these words like ‘A million Iraqi people dead’ you are desensitized to the words ‘Iraqis dead’, you are desensitized to these words because it’s almost part...
Matt Damon Slams Obama, Democrats: 'One Term... →
Matt Damon, one of Barack Obama’s earliest supporters and once one of his most staunch advocates, slammed the President in the new issue of Elle Magazine. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,’” Damon tells the magazine. “You know, a...
And this other time I wore henna to school and Aaron a classmate asked me if I had picked my bum. And I said ‘yeah, can I touch your face?’
i remember in primary school one of my classmates bumped into my dad and i at the post office we were on our way to the masjid so my dad was dressed in a thobe and kufi. the next day at school Robert told everybody my dad was Santa Claus. 9/11 hadn’t occurred then otherwise he would have been deemed the generic Osama.
I don’t get it, why are people so unnecessarily mean here? Attacking each other simply because we disagree or see that their opinions don’t align with ours. You don’t like what a Tumblr participant is saying? CUT THEM DOWN and shortly after your loyal circle of followers incessantly attack them too, and it’s a vicious, relentless cycle. You’re being a bully, a cyber...
On the announcement of his death, I think it’s fair to allow Christopher...– Christopher Hitchens and the protocol for public figure deaths. One of the only writers with the courage to provide the full picture of Hitchens upon his death was Gawker‘s John Cook, who — in an extremely well-written and poignant obituary – detailed Hitchens’ vehement, unapologetic passion for...
Islam honors the female and values femininity. It is up to us to translate...– Imam Zaid Shakir.
Guess who’s counting down the days till Christmas for the same reason as so many other Muslim’s are; the days till the post-Xmas sales? Me.
things my youngest brother has said to me in the past hour: your spelling is atrocious. you sound like a ten year old boy. i can’t wait till you move out, so I can have your room and throw my underwear around.
For you and I, I wish the sight that sees the signs and the lights in our...– Ahmad Shamlou (via philphys)
I go to bed exhausted I wake up exhausted. A relentless cycle.