A spoken word poem on why we should love Muhammad (pbuh) more than we love ourselves. A man who made us his first priority. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. - Islamicevent
Jumma Mubarek everyone! Just a little reminder:
Rasulullah (PBUH) said: “The person who recites Surah Kahf on Fridays, a nur will appear for him from below the arsh as high as the skies. This light will help him in the darkness of the day of resurrection . And all the sins which he may have committed from the last Friday till this Friday will be forgiven . ” (Sharh Sifrus-Sa’aadah)
I haven’t written in a while. I just lost all my motivations and felt everything I write, is a bullshit. but I hope that’s not true. Traveling became a huge part of my life for the last two months. Right now I’m on a schooltrip in England, and studying in the Nowegian Study Centre at the UoY. So in this text, I want to share with you some of my experiences in the city of York.
York is a beautiful place for sure. The city did a pretty good job of mixing two completely different atmopheres together, also it commingled the tradition with the modernity. People here are too busy for living, but they do always say “good day madam/sir” to each other on the streets. When someone is about to off a bus, they never forget to say “thank you sir, bye” to the driver. Such kind words! I remember in a Hadith prophet Muhammad SAW said that there are six rights of a muslim upon a muslim, and one of them was that we should give each other salaam when we meet. But I wonder how many of us do actually followed this.
I also want to talk about one thing that happened earlier in the class. One of the lecture topics was about “multiculturalism in the U.K”, the instructor said:”there’re multiculturalisms, because of the differences between countries. Multiculturalism didn’t changed the culture, but some people do often blend religious and cultural beliefs toghether, so it became easy for them to stereotype a whole religion by their cultural experiences”, and then she countinued:”f.ex. muslim women have long been stereotyped by western society as oppressed and uneducated because of the islamic low”. When she reached this point of her speech, at that very moment, I felt so proud of myself, cause I was a pretty good living retort for these types of stereotyping.
Allah never said a girl shouldn’t be educated. In contrast, Allah send blessings on those who searched for knowledge and said:”Whoever treads a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Jannah” (Bukhari). Allah also said:”And these examples we presented to the people, but none will understand them except those of knowledge” (29:43).
Now I understand that, I’m not only living as me, but most importantly as a muslim girl. I should prove it to the world, to the people who stereotype muslims, that a muslim, a muslim girl, a muslim girl with hijab, can also be educated and rise high in sosiety. In shaa Allah. Amin.
Flags of some muslim countries. I was surprised that I found the flag of East Turkistan, next to the Turkish flag :)
"Thoes who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacare of children in Gaza. For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state and its acts are terrorist acts." said the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Not all leaders dare to say what he said. I respect you Erdogan!
"Eyes in Gaza" is a documantary book written by two Norwegian doctors, who were the only western eyewitnesses in Gaza to the war that happend in 2009. I bought this book last year, and was so touched by the stories. Can’t believe just after 3 years, this horrible, terrible thing happened again! "Once open a time there was humanity", well, not longer maybe …
An Uyghur street artist playing 12-Muqan (Uyghur traditional musical set of melodic formulas) with a violin in a street in Urumqi. He’s really talentful. I took this video in summer 2011.
The last two days, I did not dare to open my dashboard. It was, and still is, full of news from Gaza. The city got destroyed, babies died, mothers cried, the sadness in the eyes of thoes innocent people… I couldn’t look at these. I didn’t want to feel, the pain, the anger. But, this is the reality, the reality we never can escape from, the reality we all have to go through.
Someone said:”Allah has a reason to allow things to happen, we may never understand His wisdon, but we simply have to trust His will”. These words always come to my mind whenever I think of questions like:”Why is such an unfair thing happening? Why is this happening to the weak people?…”. Allah knows! Everyone will face hardship, and eveyone will be tested. But, indeed, Allah does not burden a soul more than it can bear. Allah will truely do justice to everyone. The murders, they will pay for their crimes, and the believers will receive their rewards. Maybe not tomorrow, but oneday; maybe not in this life, but in the hereafter. So, sisters and brothers in Islam, don’t be sad, don’t cry. Allah is fair, always.
"The life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment and every soul will test death.", said Allah. Pointless fighting, killing, oppressing, murdering… all because of the humble love of this world, this momentary world. Look, how stupid they are, the murders. They kill, but did they forget, that they also will be killed oneday, by the angel of death? They will also die, and the pity of it is that, they will leave this world without nothing but with their crimes!
Words are never enough to cure our scars, neither it’s enoguh to cool down our angers. But, we need to calm dowm. We can’t help people in Gaza with our angers, nor with our tears. Lets seek help from Allah with patience and prayer. We are muslims, we are one nation one ummah, we are brothers and sisters, and we are much more stronger than they thought. May Allah help the Palestinian people, may Allah save Palestine. Amin.
sh0tgun-sinner asked: I love how bright and lively your culture is! :)
Thank u! Glad u liked it ;)
So many things are happening, everyday. Killing, starving, oppressing… But, religion, especially Islam, has always been a big topic on the media. Muslim extremist, terrorism, jihadism, hijab, niqab, middle-east conflict… We see these words everyday, and everywhere. One thing I never understand, is that, why, everything that’s connected to Islam, has to be described in a extremely scary way? Word has power, it can affect our thoughts. What are they trying du hide or deny? The truth? Yea. A very simple lesson in psychology says that “the more someone explaines or denies something, the more likely it’s the truth she/he’s trying to hide”. Islam is beautiful, if u understand it. And even thought there are so many bad advertising of Islam in a non-muslim society, the fact is that, more and more people are feeling the kindness in this religion, and are reverting to Islam. May Allah bless all those people and guide us to our right path. Amin.
Anonymous asked: oh silly me! after a quick search, now i know why the flag color is blue instead of red. now i am aware of the situation, i will pray for your country everytime after salaah :)
Yea, the situation there is kinda sad. Thank u for ur kind words, jazakallah khair, may Allah bless u :)