majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 
If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, tolerance and care.

Marvin. J. Ashton  (via simplyhasanah)

لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِالل

ibtasem:

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah

-There is no might or power except with Allah-

My balloon buddy during the Opening Ceremony! His first year and my last one! ( :

My balloon buddy during the Opening Ceremony! His first year and my last one! ( :

http://misterlala.tumblr.com/post/95889308363/misterlala-hardships-are-awful-and-its-really

misterlala:

hardships are awful. and it’s really unfair that some people have it so much worse than others, you know? but one of my favorite things about Islam is that it transforms hardships into blessings. Islam acknowledges that humans suffer and does not invalidate those sufferings, but it tells believers that the suffering has a purpose. that purpose is manifold.

suffering presents an opportunity to be grateful for what we do have, which opens the door for an abundance of blessings and mercy from Allah swt (2:155-2:157).

suffering expiates sins, it is a sign of Allah’s love, and it increases our rewards for the good that we are able to do in spite of our suffering (Bukhari, Muslim).

and if, because of your suffering, you are unable to perform certain good deeds and you feel you are missing out on rewards - that is accounted for as well. if your sickness prevents you from praying, you are rewarded as if you had prayed all 5 prayers if you would have done so when you were healthy. if your sickness prevents you from fasting during Ramadan, you are rewarded as if you had fasted for the whole month, and any fasts you attempt or even intend to do are multiplied manifold (Bukhari, Ahmad).

i don’t have a perfect understanding of Islam, but it’s impossible for me to question the mercy of Allah swt. yes, we suffer. yes, we have afflictions that others may not have and it can be seen as unfair. but through those afflictions, there is opportunity. through the suffering, there is reward.

through the pain, we attain Jannah. inshAllah.