I am just another ordinary girl. I live in an ordinary world. But my mind lives somewhere extraordinary, someplace far away from here. My Tumblr reflects my eclectic taste so I'll have posts from books to movies to cartoons to jokes to my religion and everything else in between. I'll reblog and post my own and you'll definitely be able to tell when it's my own :) The way I see Tumblr.. it's more of a journal for me, so that when I look back in 20 years, I'll see what type of person I was and what I loved. If I don't love it, I don't reblog it. Enough said.
My name is not important. Who I am individually, in this case, is not important. I am part of something bigger, better. My identity is my voice and my voice speaks out through this blog. I want to fight to make this world better.
Yusra loves me!
Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminded of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression with Native Americans continue to experience.
Erected by the town of Plymouth on behalf of the United American Indians of New England.]
Ibn Abbas narrated: A beautiful woman, from among the most beautiful of women, used to pray behind the Prophet. Some of the people used to go to pray in the first row to ensure they would not be able to see her. Others would pray in the last row of the men, and they would look from underneath their armpits [in rukoo’ and sujood] to see her. Because of this act, in regard to her, Allah revealed, “Verily We know the eager among you to be first, and verily We know the eager among you to be behind.” (Surah al-Hijr ayah 24)
(Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud Tayalisi, Baihaqi, Ahmad, Tirmidhi, and Nasai and it is judged sahih by Albani. He includes it as #2472 in his Silsilat al-Ahadith as-Sahih)
Why is this narration so fascinating? Because it reveals how even in the time of RasulAllah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the Sahabah had differing levels of emaan and even in salah - a time when all worldly desires are meant to be put aside - they still acted upon their desires.
Yet to me, the most interesting part of this narration is that when Allah sent down a revelation concerning this situation, He did not rebuke the woman - He rebuked the men who forgot their khushoo’, the men who forgot that Allah is Ever-Watching, the men who forgot that Allah can easily expose those who claim piety yet act in a contrary manner. Allah is the One Who reminded these men that their intentions are fully known to Him.