what if heaven was actually a giant florescent light and we were moths



Questions to a Muslim 

herpriorities:

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time. So, tumblr, I identify as a Muslim. There can be a lot of confusion about what it means to be a Muslim, especially for people who do not follow the religion or all they know about the religion comes from youtube comments or the news.

SO, in an effort to both enlighten and clear some bad blood, I am offering myself as a proverbial scratching post. Ask me questions, make statements, get things clarified.

Want to know more about the hijab?

Want to know more about prayers, fasting, specific rulings and laws?

Want to know more about the Prophet (s.a.w.)?

Want to know feelings about sex, drugs, mothertrucking bacon?

I got your back, tumblr, I got your back. :)

ANONYMOUS IS ONE SO IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE.

(via herpriorities)



Questions to a Muslim 

herpriorities:

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time. So, tumblr, I identify as a Muslim. There can be a lot of confusion about what it means to be a Muslim, especially for people who do not follow the religion or all they know about the religion comes from youtube comments or the news.

SO, in an effort to both enlighten and clear some bad blood, I am offering myself as a proverbial scratching post. Ask me questions, make statements, get things clarified.

Want to know more about the hijab?

Want to know more about prayers, fasting, specific rulings and laws?

Want to know more about the Prophet (s.a.w.)?

Want to know feelings about sex, drugs, mothertrucking bacon?

I got your back, tumblr, I got your back. :)

ANONYMOUS IS ONE SO IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE.



Questions to a Muslim 

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time. So, tumblr, I identify as a Muslim. There can be a lot of confusion about what it means to be a Muslim, especially for people who do not follow the religion or all they know about the religion comes from youtube comments or the news.

SO, in an effort to both enlighten and clear some bad blood, I am offering myself as a proverbial scratching post. Ask me questions, make statements, get things clarified.

Want to know more about the hijab?

Want to know more about prayers, fasting, specific rulings and laws?

Want to know more about the Prophet (s.a.w.)?

Want to know feelings about sex, drugs, mothertrucking bacon?

I got your back, tumblr, I got your back. :)

ANONYMOUS IS ONE SO IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE.




religion can be black and white… but I’ve noticed that people tend to be grey.


tagged as: #religion

United States, you disgust me. 

so I lol at the people who think Obama is a “devout Muslim and I lol at the people who complain that Obama is not Christian enough and I lol at your false facts and misjudged thoughts and misconstrued opinions.

Let’s get some things straight:

1) Obama is not a Muslim. For further proof of this, please see the Vlogbrothers video where John Green lists five proofs on how Obama is not a Muslim. (Is Obama a Muslim? Examine the Evidence)

2) Although the United States is very Judeo-Christian, we are billed as a place where religious freedom is allowed and expressed. To deny someone the right to religion is an unbelievable act of tyranny. So, actually, Obama does not need to be a Christian. Obama could be a Buddhist if he wanted, or he could be a Hindu or he could be a Jew or he could be a Muslim or a Sikh or whatever religion he chooses, from whatever background he claims. 

The United States is so backwards. It took 43 presidents before one could be a PoC (44), and when that finally happen all of the hatred people have for him is focused on his religion and his race. When people finally DO concentrate on his policies, they can’t even give the correct facts they just go on and on and on about FALSE facts and just ugh. 

It pisses me off when I see congress members and our government bill themselves as “Christian”, not because I hate Christianity or Christians (on the contrary!) but because that should not be what is important. A multitude of people and a multitude of religions live in these United States. Is it a wonder people are fighting against the white, Christian middle aged man?

SO in conclusion (if you kept up so far I know I did a bit of a tangent): When the Obamas which Muslims “Ramadan Kareem”, he is being a considerate person. He is being a human being.

Which is more then I can say about you, United States.




ok but religion or lack of religion is something very personal to a person why would you ask them if they are religious or not why is it any of your business unless the person makes it your business WHY???



A post about feminism 

As a general disclaimer: this is a post about feminism, specifically my views about feminism and how I choose to interpret feminism as it applies to my everyday life/decisions/what have you. This is not the /right way/ to apply feminism or the /wrong way/. it is simply my way. Over the course of my tumblr I have reblogged many things, somethings I still agree with somethings my opinion has changed on. However, I will not go back and delete them 1) time and effort 2) they’re a part of my growing process and deleting that progress is like pretending that losers don’t exist. Alright, le-stuff under the cut.

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Sometimes I see or hear things that reminds me of religion 

so I guess I’ll try again. To see if I can rekindle something because I miss the feeling of being able to read my Qu’ran and going to bed happy.


tagged as: #religion #islam


el-masreya:

Heard a commentator this morning declare that America was a Christian nation so I thought I should petition Congress to exclude Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, etc, from paying taxes. We shouldn’t be corrupting the soul of this country with our heathen cash.




effyeahnerdfighters:

Religion and Gay Marriage

In which John discusses marriage equality, what a traditional marriage actually is, and what role (if any) theological understandings of marriage play in the legal definition of marriage. Let’s continue this conversation in comments, but in doing so, let’s remember that nerdfighteria is about respect and generosity. Thanks.

Oh John Green. I love you platonicly.




sometimes I struggle so hard with my religion. And it’s not even with huge things. But when I do things that are wrong and it just perpetuates more wrongness and I feel lost in a hole because I feel hypocritical.

And I feel like I can’t really talk about it, even on here, because religion is a personal experience for me and it also feels like not a very popular thing to be talking about. Which is a dumb reason not to talk about religion but I’m just having some weird thoughts is all.


tagged as: #religion


Help! Help! I'm being repressed!: Palestine vs Israel 

boxlunches:

ricksantorum-2012:

darkmagicandgumdisease:

ricksantorum-2012:

thatonelittleliberal:

ricksantorum-2012:

lunaloveboob:

So tomorrow we will have a debate in my critical thinking class and the theme is a hard one: Israel vs Palestine, being serious with you…

You win, darkmagicandgumdisease. You go, Glen Coco.

Oh thank you. Did the guy who runs the santorum page realise that the Nazi party were /right wing/ or…?

Because that puts a nice damper on his “left wing nationalist” thing.

I also love being a walking contradiction of everything the santorum page says, ever, especially as an Arab and someone who doesn’t support Israel. 

Because, sir, I don’t know if you noticed, I’m not crawling around on all fours and trying to pick up bugs with my feet.

And can we please talk about the fact that his ideals are about two hundred years too late? We already know what happens when people believe their own ethnocentric bullshit—it wipes out entire races of people.

Or do you know nothing about actual American history? You know, the Native American part of this history? THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT YOU CANNOT WIPE OUT ONE RACE OF PEOPLE OR RELIGION OR WHATEVER BECAUSE IT DOES NOT MATCH UP TO YOUR IDEALS.

Plus where else would you get delicious arabic food from?

(Source: ohvoldy)



Today has been a day of faith 

There were preachers everyone—on campus and on my facebook—and it really makes you think, it does.

I’ve always been an advocate of letting people believe what they want as long as it doesn’t harm others (or themselves) in the process. Conversations like this always confuse me too because I don’t like revealing much about myself, religious-wise, politics-wise, whatever. 

And I did actually stay out of it, for the most part. Most of my comments were towards my ACTUAL point, which wasn’t religion at all. My actual point was that I don’t condone violence against ANY person, regardless of what that person may have done to “deserve” (the term here is used so loosely it’s dangling by the quotations) it. 

That includes people who are homosexuals, people who are transgender, atheists, religious folk, people who funny accents, people who can’t speak, people who are green, whatever.

I have always advocated pacifism and I feel that feeling hatred towards anyone group would be hypocritical of me.



My un-original 2011 reflection: 

This year only brings one word to mind: quick.

It feels like just yesterday I was falling asleep right before the ball dropped. So much has happened this year, from the Arab Spring, Japan, etc, etc. 

At first, it scared me how fast the world was going by. I can remember times when days felt like years and now years feel like days, and I realise that it’s because I’m letting them fly by. 

Now, I don’t regret my computer, in fact, if you know me, you know it’s my sanity, but I definitely think the world would slow down a little if I took a step back away from mindlessly scrolling and just saw. 

So, in true NYE fashion, here are goals that I have for 2012:

Personal Goals

  • Manage a 4.0 this semester in college
  • Make it to 95 pounds
  • Focus on more religious-y type things. I’ve been neglecting them and I can feel that hole in my heart from it.
  • Get to know people. Get out of my comfort zone.
  • Learn to move on.
  • Actually finish a novel.
  • Write more poetry
  • Make videos of myself speaking those poems.

I hope everyone has a brilliant new year. :)

-Rima