Open any newspaper and violence towards women seems to be increasing by the day. It is time to confront the darkest impulses of the human heart argues Jacqueline Rose
Read Surutul Rahman yesterday morning, along with the tafsir which stated that by splitting Gardens in two, twice, there’s a hint to an unimaginable infinity attainable to us all. Take this + the thought in mind that we are told that Allah is Most Merciful - making every infinitesimal moment a renewed opportunity to reconnect with our spirit, our natural inclination to something higher.
"BUT FOR THOSE who of their Sustainer’s Presence stand in fear, two gardens [of paradise are readied] which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow? [two gardens] of many wondrous hues.Which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow? In [each of] these two [gardens] two springs will flow. Which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow? In [each of] these two will two kinds of every fruit be [found].Which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow?… And besides those two will be yet two [other] gardens which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow?”
"O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." 39:53
I say this as someone who regularly feels like a sinner, but was awoken with the idea that it is possible to become a better Muslim.
Asked by Anonymous
Wa alykum as-salaam,
It is permissible to tell white lies, like if your mom says “is the food good?” and you tell her it is, even if it isn’t, so it would make sense that this would also be permissible.
I cannot imagine how annoying this must be, I recently saw a sister who was constantly saying no, and this fellow said “I’ll wait 2 years for you” which might sound awesome in a Nicholas Sparks novel, but not in real life.
Muslim bros feelings of entitlement simply because they decided to ask for you sisters is my new pet peeve, ps.
Sad that a woman has to resort to this. The fact that no isn’t enough.
"One of the men who had admonished me, turned to me and said, ‘I learned something from you today. Thank you.’ Another man said, ‘Sister, this is your place, you are welcome here anytime.’"
As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people killed have been identified by available records as named members of al Qaeda. This calls in to question US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last year that only “confirmed terrorist targets at the highest level” were fired at.