9/11 happened when I was in the second grade. When other children worried about a loose tooth, I worried about someone seeing my father’s beard and labelling me as a terrorist. In 5th grade, while other kids were developing feelings for eachother, I was developing hatred for myself and being the freak with a ‘towel head’.
In 8th grade, when girls worried about their crush finding out about their period, I worried about the fact that my sins will begin to count.
In 10th grade, when all the other girls were starting to fall in love with boys, I started to fall in love with my religion. In 12th grade, when all the other girls were shopping for grad dresses, I was shopping for things I could wear with my abaya. I’ve never had their life, I’ve never been one of them. Their life was not meant for me, their life never included me or my worries or my practices. My life is different, my religion is different.
No matter what I do, they’ll never approve of it.
I grew up being apologetic but now I’ve had enough.
I’m fed up.
I won’t let them tell me how to live.
I won’t try to mimic their life.
I won’t try to live their American dream.
My religion has never oppressed me.
Having to apologize for it did.
اندکی صبر، سحر نزدیک است
A little bit of patience, the dawn is near…
If you want to fix your life, fix your prayer.
these muslim guys at uni always lower their gaze when they walk past a hijabi and today my friend was going past one of them but because shes so short he just looked extra up bless him
God tests different people with different trials because everyone has a different level of patience. This is a mercy from God because even though everyone has different tests, they all seek a solution to their problems from the same Lord.
Anger is shaitaan.
Shaitaan is made of fire.
Deminish fire with water.
Conclusion: when angry: Do wudhu.
Still angry? Sit down.
Still angry? Lie down.
Still angry? Go in sujood, remember your Lord. Ask for forgiveness. Remember the rewards of patience.
Do not let shaitaan win this battle.
Do not grow weak before he who shall spend eternity in the depths of hell.
From Ibn Umar that the Prophet said, “It is not befitting for a believer to be someone who curses.”
(as-Saheehah no. 2636)