zanzoobamagdoos:

fr mariam , khadijah, fatima, hajar, alla , yall,

fr our communities that hold us, 

recite algebraic formulas against evil eye

2 × al fatiha plus 3 astaghfirallahs =

your eyelashes wont fall out

written with such love and concern

fr when we struggle w them

against islamophobia , 

racism , the revolution

do our dawah n make

dua fr you, me, the deen

thinkin abt the dirty linen

we spent all night

folding with our teeth clenched…

this is fr the muslim girls who are nvr

gna marry  

fr the ones who infuse their every day

w islam but still 

arent muslim enuf fr

the ummah

fr the ones who cldnt wake up

to pray because they cldnt

get out of bed

fr the ones who feel like khadijah would understand their hustle but that imam jones wont, fr the ones wearing hijab because its easier than not, the ones who want to and the ones who are tired of talking about it all again, 

the ones in the short skirts and the ones in the lime green abayas , fr the ones in all black, fr the ones who know how to cover up a black eye before the halaqa, 

fr the times we wondered if rape counts as zina, and if it’s double sins because it happened inside the ummah,  

fr the ones who cut themselves open to feel sumthin already lost

fr the ones who skip prayers to smoke, who dont pray unless reciting al fatiha during sex , fr the ones who dont want to talk abt sex 

the ones holding hands in the mall, not bc theyre cuzins but cuzz they find luv in it, the ones who find revelation in the lines of their sweaty palms after reading poetry, playing music, singin more than nasheeds

this is fr the muslim girls who want more than taqwacore, who are stuck somewhere between gnawan night visions in moroccan dance clubs, beanpies n biryani street corners, the ones struggling to fuse worlds apart into peace be upon you and pieces be into me

the ones who experience violence

bt never said alhamdulillah

who arent humble or thankful or patient

fr the ones who are sick of ur shit

bt are too exhausted to say it

we survive on intimacy and inshallah’s,

our spirits are too ancient to understand

the separation of god n growth, 

my faith is too delicate to have thrown back on my face, my faith is

too beautiful to have thrown back on my face, my faith 

is too raw to have thrown back on my

face, my faith is too magnificent to have

thrown back on my face, my faith

is too magical to have

thrown back on my face,

my faith is too pure. 

too mine,

too nuthin,

too everythin, 

to us,

to have thrown

back on my

face

-ameen



angryasiangirlsunited:

The actresses from our show did a segment on their casting experiences in Hollywood. It’s eye opening and I’m hoping people see the need to donate to this project if they haven’t already!

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murderwhitepeople:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 

I am so fucking sick of this

I am sick to fucking death of it

I’m sick of the fact that western islamophobia has reached such a stage that Muslims have to constantly reassure you bigots that we’re not terrorists and don’t go home planning to bring down western society any time there is any self-styled jihadist group starts committing the most unspeakable atrocities.

Why do we have to do this?

Why?

Every single fucking time, we have to actively denounce every single bomb and every single bullet fired in the Muslim world lest it be used as proof of our inherent violence and brutality. 

We don’t want to do this; we don’t want to engage in these kinds of campaigns and don’t want to have to constantly reassure you close-minded fucks that we have no plans for violent proselytisation.

This is YOUR damn problem. It’s YOUR fault that you can’t look at us without seeing terrorists. 

I’m sick of apologetically pandering to non-Muslims in the west and I’m sick of being expected to be constantly wearing a hangdog expression whenever this happens.

YOU are the bigots that create fear and paranoia around Muslims and around Muslims exclusively.

Where is the call for every single Sri Lankan to denounce the Tamil Tigers?

Are the Irish constantly demanded to apologise for the actions of the IRA in the past?

Is every single Jewish person called upon to actively criticise Israel for one of the longest running genocides of modern times?

Which other group is considered to be little more than a group of pseudo-sleeper agents waiting to pounce upon the ‘hospitality’ of western nations and usher in a world where non-Muslims are treated as Muslims are treated now?

I am sick to the absolute back teeth of you people.



sharingneedles:

I MADE A DIAGRAM OF ME


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#gpoy #me #sadness

insp (x


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#HP #witch weekly #art #fanart

exemplarybehaviour replied to your post: on my twitter, people are criticising …

wait, what are they saying? the only criticism i’ve seen is ‘allies could steal the A!’ but that’s…. gross

people I generally respect and admire
x


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readingwithavengeance:

This one is for mynamesdrstuff, who asked how to write a classist character.

  • Classist characters don’t have to be mean.  As in, they don’t have to be willfully malicious about their classism.  Classism is a systemic form of prejudice in which both individuals and the society/system at large treat people differently based on their class or perceived class.  A person does not have to be cackling and twirling a handlebar mustache while kicking orphans in order to achieve this.  They can, in fact, be perfectly cordial with a world of sympathy in their eyes while telling the homeless man that they won’t hire him because he’s probably a drunk.  They can even smile while offering pay for rehab.  If they make the assumption that homeless = drunk without any proof beyond their own suppositions, they’re still classist.  So the first step to writing a classist character is to accept that a whole range of actions from well-meaning to mean-spirited fall under the classist banner.  Understand that you need to write your classist character as having motivations that span that range.  (Or, at least, a human-sized portion of it.)  Displaying classist characters too narrowly (especially if you’re narrowed in on the evil end) means that readers are going to get a warped vision of what classism is.  We need to see classists as squishy and human, not in an attempt to forgive/absolve them, but because squishy human problems need squishy human solutions.  Coming at things from a cartoon villain angle just compounds the issue.

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sorelatable:

I hate when i lose something and my parents says “well i guess you didnt care about it enough” like you’ve lost me in a grocery store before so


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gooftroopin:

its not safe to wear a yes badge in Glasgow tonight, someone has been stabbed and there are literal fascists flooding our streets. the English defence league and orange order are in George square giving nazi salutes and burning Scottish flags. this is what it’s come to a day after the vote, a day after a no vote happening. stay safe all of you.


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#tw: Nazi #Nazi #Nazism #glasgow

on my twitter, people are criticising MOGAI, with what seem to be very valid criticisms

did something big happen that all of a sudden we’re addressing it, because i feel like i’ve been slowly transitioning to MOGAI for a while, and whenever i actively try to accept more inclusive language, it always ends up being problematic (see: trans*)


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#personal