I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.
I don’t understand what is so hard about the concept of tolerance.
Why do women cry so easily?
A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I need to” she said. “I don’t understand,” the boy said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.”Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”“All women cry for no reason,” his dad answered carelessly.
The little boy, still wondering why women cry, finally asked the oldwise Shaykh (his Islamic Teacher).”He surely knows the answer”, he thought.”Ya Shaykh! Why do women cry so easily?”The wise teacher replied,”When Allah made the woman she had to be made so special. He made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. He gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that comes from her children. He gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going whenever everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. He gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances,even when her child hurts hervery badly. He gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from hisrib to protect his heart. He gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And lastly, He gave her a tear. This is hers and only hers exclusively to use whenever she needs it. She needs no reason, no explanation,it ’s hers.You see my son, the beauty of awoman is not in the clothes she wears, the beauty of her face, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides.”The little boy found the answerand never asked the same question again.
I saw this picture last night. I showed it to my amma and she started crying and then I started crying and then we were both crying and we really couldn’t stop…. I think that if you don’t feel the most lonely, empty, tragic, sorrowful kind of sadness from the very core of your being after you look at this…. then perhaps you haven’t a heart. May Allah bless the mujahideen and give them the strength to carry on, as always.
And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision. - Holy Qur’an, Surah 3:169
Every soul shall taste death (Surah 3:185). We all know this. But sometimes, no matter how strong we are, we still have to cry. May Allah ease the hearts of the mujahids from the pain of losing their brothers, because our hearts will never ease from the pain of losing them.
Assalamu’alaykum warrahmatullahi wa’bara katu Dear Brothers and Sisters!
Islam world great religion team whole heartedly wishes and prays; May the sunset of new Islamic year 1435 brings happiness, peace and prosperity for muslim Ummah and May the blessings of Allah subhana wa tala be upon us. Ameen!
Ruling on offering congratulations or celebrations at the beginning of the Hijri year
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations?
If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but do not initiate such greetings. This is the correct view concerning this matter. So if a person says to you, for example, “Happy New Year”, then you can say,
“May Allaah make it a good and blessed year for you.”
But you should not initiate such a greeting, because I do not know of any report that the salaf [early generations of Islam] congratulated one another on the occasion of the new year, rather the salaf did not regard the first of Muharram as the first day of the new year until the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr said concerning offering congratulations on the occasion of the hijri new year:
Praying for another Muslim in general terms, in phrases that are not meant as a kind of ritual on
special occasions such as Eid, is acceptable, especially if what is meant by this greeting is friendship and to show a friendly face to one’s fellow Muslim. Imaam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “I do not initiate the greeting but if someone greets me I return the greeting, because responding to the greeting is obligatory. But being the first to offer congratulations is neither Sunnah nor forbidden.
We muslims do not celebrate Non Islamic new year neither do we encourage to make special celebrations on Islamic New Year, since there’s no report of any such event occurred in hadith or sunnah of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
And Allah knows best!
TO ALL SISTERS:
You DON’T need a boy who’s married to the streets,
but a man who’s engaged to his DEEN and married to his SALAH
You DON’T need a boy who loves you for your make-up and clothes,
but a man who loves you for the sake of ALLAH SWT and your HIJAB
You DON’T need a boy who wants a wife because he’s tired of messing around with girls, but a man who wants to complete half of his DEEN!
•.Don’t be too hurry in love, find someone who can guide you not only in Dunya, but in akhirah. Who can pick you up when you fall, who can remind you when you forget, love you with all his might, someone that will holds your hands through thick and thin & leads you to the Jannah.♥♥♥
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