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stuckbetweeniraqandahardplace:

I find it ironic that Muslims are among the first to celebrate the Gregorian New Year but only few realise and celebrate the Islamic New Year. Happy Islamic New Year, 1st Muharram 1434.

While I also get pissed off by the lack of awareness Muslims have of the Muslim calendar, Shi’as spend Muharram in mourning…

So it’s more of condolences than Happy New Year for us :)

19 Nov 12
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Heads up, here comes the new blog…

So, a blog upheaval is underway. Mostly because I’ve neglected this poor Tumblr so much :( 

I’m just deciding whether I should just delete this whole thing and revamp it, or work over or something. We’ll see. Regardless, I think I’ll be more active from now!

24 Jan 12
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Weird Character Names

So I have a character in my side project who’s called Magrathea. Magrathea Anne. And she’s got kind of rotten luck, because, let’s face it—being named after an abandoned (fictional) planet and a murdered queen isn’t going to get you very far, is it?

Oh, and everyone calls her Bubblegum. And she loves bubblegum. So if you don’t notice the capitals, it’s quite confusing.

But she seems to be the most memorable character. I let my friends read it a bit at a time, so they keep asking me for more of the ‘Bubblegum Story.’ (It has a title, BTW)

Anyone else have ridiculous character names that sprung up from nowhere? Or that were planned?

24 Jan 12
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Confusion hi confusion hai; solution kuch pata nahi!
Solution jo mila to sala—question kya tha, pata nahi!

Dil jo tere baat baat pe gabraye; Dil pe rakh ke haat use tu fuslale.
Dil idiot hai pyaar se usko samjaale.

Hot gumaa, Seeti bajaa, Seeti bajaa ke bol:
Bhayaa All is Well!
Chachu All is Well!

(English translation:
Confusion; this is confusion, a solution cannot be found.
When the solution is found then—damn it! The question cannot be found!

This heart of yours that is frightened at every little thing; place your hand over it and calm it.
The heart’s an idiot, lovingly explain it.

Roll your lips, whistle loud, and while whistling say:
Hey brother, All is Well!
Hey mate, All is Well!)

All is Well

Three Idiots (2009; Hindi)

For all of you who haven’t seen this film, go watch it TODAY. If you don’t understand Hindi, watch it with English subtitles. The acting is marvellous, the songs are amazing, and the story… The story will blow you away. If you want a realistic look at an Indian high-pressure university, watch it. Ridiculously funny, yet sad.

24 Jan 12
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2 years ago
All This Martin Awesomeness….

I am a HUGE fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. HUGE. And, I absolutely LOVE Martin Freeman.

But then you know what? I JUST found out he’s playing Watson in Sherlock…

So now I have a whole new load of reasons to watch Sherlock (Soon… Anyone care to buy me a satellite subscription so I can get BBC E?)

AND THEN I go to watch the trailer for The Hobbit. And OMG THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. 

Actually, it is. IT IS MY MARTIN. I might just explode now.

I need Martin Freeman/Arthur Dent/John Watson/Young Bilbo Baggins GIFs now. I LOVE YOU.

PS: Was he ever on Doctor Who? Will he ever be on? Because if so, my brain will explode. Imagine it. David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Arthur Martin Freeman ALL IN ONE EPISODE.

20 Jan 12
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So just wondering…

What the hell would happen to me if I took my lovely laptop into the US?

  1. Percy Jackson
  2. Ancient LotR editions
  3. Diana Wynn Jones stuff
  4. That book by John Green about Cancer that I so HAVE to read
  5. That new dystopian book by Lord-alone-knows-who
  6. A bunch of new books that I have to read, screw my homework.
  7. Doctor Who episodes
  8. Sherlock episodes that I need to start watching
  9. Old Disney classics that I love
  10. Avril Lavigne songs
  11. And SO MUCH MORE

Hey… Is it my fault nothing good is sold here? Where I can get stuff legally, I do :P

So… See you all at the cooler when SOPA and PIPA get passed :D

12 Jan 12
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jedishywalker:

Welp, here’s the big news from Mainstay.

Also, I am dead dead dead dead dead.

So FREAKING excited.

CONGRATULATIONS!

And I can’t wait for an awesome fantasy movie… It had better come out in my theatre! 

I’m so excited!!!

18 Dec 11
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salamseeker:

I Wear My Hijab for Me, Not for Any Man by ~SalamSeeker
“I Wear My Hijab for me, Not for Any Man”This is a picture response to all of those who claim that Hijab is for our men- so we are not “tempting” and so on.No sisters, it’s not.If  our men feel the benefit of it as well in the way that it helps them to  lower their gaze, then Alhamdulilah! We have helped someone with their  Deen.——————————————————————————— surat Al-Ahzab, (verse 59), translation: ”O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the woman of the  believers to draw their Jalalib all over their bodies. That will be  better. That they should be known so not to be annoyed. And Allah is  ever oft-forgiving, most merciful.”————————————————————“Over THEIR bodies”“That THEY should be known”“So not to be annoyed” The Hijab promotes to others the fact that we are followers of the religion Islam.It promotes to others what our morals are.It lets others know how we would or would not like to be approached.It protects us from those who disobey Allah swt and look at us regardless of what He has ordered.Our  Hijab prevents them looking at us in their minds eye - with whatever  imaginations they have.(Because they do not know what we look like  underneath our layers)Our Hijab allows people to pay more attention to our words rather than our bodies.The Hijab allows us to be known but not be sexualised in society.And people will know us as modest people with boundaries. If it helps men to- then honestly, that’s great. Less fitnah for the brothers- and we should be glad to help each other out.But this is a command for us, ladies.And our Creator knows what is best for His creation.Don’t for a second think that this is souly for the men’s benefit.No, this is for US, for OUR good, for OUR bodies.We deserve to be recognised for our morals.Think to yourself - why does a woman need to show her body to be accepted.Think to yourself - Doesn’t my mind matter more than looks, doesn’t what I think and say matter more than fashion?Think to yourself - I’m precious, you don’t deserve to look at me like a piece of meat.Think to yourself - I will not be ruled by a male run fashion industry and sexulised by society.

salamseeker:

I Wear My Hijab for Me, Not for Any Man by ~SalamSeeker

“I Wear My Hijab for me, Not for Any Man”

This is a picture response to all of those who claim that Hijab is for our men- so we are not “tempting” and so on.
No sisters, it’s not.
If our men feel the benefit of it as well in the way that it helps them to lower their gaze, then Alhamdulilah! We have helped someone with their Deen.

———————————————————————————


surat Al-Ahzab, (verse 59), translation:

”O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the woman of the believers to draw their Jalalib all over their bodies. That will be better. That they should be known so not to be annoyed. And Allah is ever oft-forgiving, most merciful.”

————————————————————


“Over THEIR bodies”

“That THEY should be known”

“So not to be annoyed”


The Hijab promotes to others the fact that we are followers of the religion Islam.

It promotes to others what our morals are.

It lets others know how we would or would not like to be approached.

It protects us from those who disobey Allah swt and look at us regardless of what He has ordered.

Our Hijab prevents them looking at us in their minds eye - with whatever imaginations they have.(Because they do not know what we look like underneath our layers)

Our Hijab allows people to pay more attention to our words rather than our bodies.

The Hijab allows us to be known but not be sexualised in society.

And people will know us as modest people with boundaries.

If it helps men to- then honestly, that’s great. Less fitnah for the brothers- and we should be glad to help each other out.



But this is a command for us, ladies.

And our Creator knows what is best for His creation.

Don’t for a second think that this is souly for the men’s benefit.

No, this is for US, for OUR good, for OUR bodies.



We deserve to be recognised for our morals.
Think to yourself - why does a woman need to show her body to be accepted.
Think to yourself - Doesn’t my mind matter more than looks, doesn’t what I think and say matter more than fashion?
Think to yourself - I’m precious, you don’t deserve to look at me like a piece of meat.
Think to yourself - I will not be ruled by a male run fashion industry and sexulised by society.

(via teenagegirlstrivingforjannah)

18 Dec 11
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When Muslims on the BBC News are shown shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” at some clear, Middle Eastern sky, we westerners have been trained to hear: “We hate you all in your British sitting rooms, and are on our way to blow ourselves up in Lidl when you are buying your weekly groceries.”

In fact, what we Muslims are saying is “God is Great!”, and we’re taking comfort in our grief after non-Muslim nations have attacked our villages. Normally, this phrase proclaims our wish to live in peace with our neighbours, our God, our fellow humans, both Muslim and non-Muslim. Or, failing that, in the current climate, just to be left to live in peace would be nice.

Lauren Booth  (via thelittlephilosopher)

Thank you, Lauren Booth… I’m serious, we say Allahu-Akbar or Alhamdulillah with basically the same intentions as Christians have when they say Hallelujah

(Source: lifeisliterallylimited, via trusimplicity)

18 Dec 11
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A famous Farsi (Persian) poem on Imam Husayn.
Note: “La Ilah” in this poem refers to the declaration of faith/monotheism, i.e. There is no god but God.

A famous Farsi (Persian) poem on Imam Husayn.

Note: “La Ilah” in this poem refers to the declaration of faith/monotheism, i.e. There is no god but God.

18 Dec 11
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I need to print this out and stick it on my board… Labbayk, rabbi!

I need to print this out and stick it on my board… Labbayk, rabbi!

18 Dec 11
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teenagemuslimah:

Abu Thar Al Halawaji- Ya Mazloom

I am in loveeee with this D:

Why haven’t I heard this Latmiyyah before? Anybody care to tell me which album it is from? (And has Abu Thar released a new album this Muharram?)

11 Dec 11
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therewillbe-light:

rabeccky:

So beautiful! :)

How could anyone not reblog this? 

Who is the artist who drew/painted these? BECAUSE THAT PERSON IS AWESOME. I love you, whoever you are <3

(Source: idreamyourface, via taylorswftis)

11 Dec 11
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safarizone:

Wall-E is my favorite Pixar movie. If you don’t like it because there isn’t much talking, then you are the worst person.

WALL-E. Ee-vah. 

It’s probably the best Pixar romance ever <3 

(via booksandarrows-deactivated20131)

11 Dec 11
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waltdisneyconfessions:

“I still hope Peter Pan will come through my window”.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust&#8230; *sob*

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I still hope Peter Pan will come through my window”.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust… *sob*

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