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Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to someone who wants to convert to Islam but their family is rather against it?

Ali ibn Abi Talib(R) once went to the Prophet(S) to convert to Islam at Ten years old, so the Prophet asked him if he asked for his father’s permission by which Ali replied:

"I didn’t ask permission to be created from my Father, so why should I ask permission to believe in the creator?"

Islam, I believe is a private matter, that you do not necessarily have to indulge to anyone, even after you are Muslim, it’s between you and God. 

Never believe a man can change a woman
Those men are pretenders
who think
that they created woman
from one of their ribs
Woman does not emerge from a man’s rib’s, not ever,
it’s he who emerges from her womb…

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1. A child recites the Quran under a teacher’s instruction during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a Madrassa in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday July, 14, 2013. Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk during the 30-day month of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday July 10, in most countries.(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

2. Thousands of Muslim worshipers pray in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

3.An Egyptian family breaks their fast on the third day of Ramadan, in Tahrir Square, the focal point of protests against ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Friday, July 12, 2013 in Cairo. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

4.Palestinians Muslim worshipers pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City, Friday, July 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

5.Pakistani families pray before breaking their fast on the fourth day of the holy month of Ramadan at Clifton beach, Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, July 14, 2013.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

6. Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

7. An Indonesian man reads Quran as he waits for the time to break his fast at a mosque in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gembong Nusantara)

8.Muslim women and their children offer their first Friday prayer during Ramadan at the courtyard of Sultan Ahmet Mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

9.Officials prepare drinks provided free for Muslim devotees to break their fast at a mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

10. Bangladeshi Muslim devotees take rest at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, July 14, 2013..(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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palsyria:

It is a sunnah to break your fast with dates .

palsyria:

It is a sunnah to break your fast with dates .

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I have not heard words more profitable to Satan, nor more ugly and foolish, than these two words which are frequently uttered by his followers. The first is excusing one’s wrongdoing by claiming that someone else committed the same wrong before him. The second is excusing one’s wrongdoing by saying that he already committed another wrong. These two words have become easy excuses to commit evil, and reasons to engage in wrongdoing without feeling regret.

Ibn Hazm (rahimahullah)

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“The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. ” ― Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

“The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. ” 
― Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

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Anonymous asked: I used to study Islam and recently came across this online article which says: "The logic of Islam is to bring every square inch of this planet under submission to the rule of the Qur’an." But your Surah al-Kafiruun says the opposite, right? The internet is a glorious place for misinformation, yay.

Islam, from its sources, to its practice, to its presentation are three different entities. Furthermore, its sources, the Quran and Hadith are very raw texts, that are foremost studied in its purity in 7th Century Northern Arabian Arabic, with heavy historical and societal context; reading a translation snipped out of context does no justice to the study of Islam. 

Furthermore, Islam as a communal entity, through Shariah law is done with consent of a Muslim population that wishes to implement it among themselves only; no one is to be forced to practice it but Muslims, even though Christians or other religious groups might be within the governing domain. 

The global ideology to “conquer the world” with Islam is definitely a misplacement of Religious expansionist ideologies done by European Imperialists that wish to impose that on “rival ideologies” to their own. 

Islam is not an expansionist ideology, religion or philosophy. Islamic Empires and Muslim states had housed the largest numbers of non-Muslim groups in the history of any empire as opposed to the religious faith of the ruling class and was seen as a refuge to many religious groups through centuries. The idea that “Shariah” law or the logic of Islam is to bring every square inch under the Submission of the Quran is false. Entering and leaving Islam is voluntary, and abiding by its rules and implementing them are the same as well. 

Anonymous asked: Someone recently asked you how they can track their ancestry. You explained it but I forgot, can you share again?

A Saudi Biological Society actually published a massive Genetic map of The Middle East, North Africa and East Africa tracing the tribes, ethnic groups, and the various diverse communities that live in these areas. 

That being said, they usually trace one’s ancestry from the haplogroup, and every hapologroup has a genetic marker connected to an ethnic group or family or tribe, so you could actually get this genetically tested and compare to the results of this study:

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/arab%20tribes/default.aspx?section=ycolorized

collectivehistory:

Antarah and Abla, the Arab Romeo and Juliet
Antarah Ibn Shaddad was born in Najd (the northern Saudi Arabia). He was the son of Shaddād, a well-respected member of the Arabian tribe of Banu Abs, his mother was named Zabibah, an Ethiopian woman, whom Shaddad had enslaved after a tribal war. The tribe neglected Antara at first, and he grew up in servitude. Although it was fairly obvious that Shaddad was his father. He was considered one of the “Arab crows” because of his jet black complexion. Antara gained attention and respect for himself by his remarkable personal qualities and courage in battle, excelling as an accomplished poet and a mighty warrior. He earned his freedom after one tribe invaded Banu Abs, so his father said to Him: “Antara fight with the warriors”. Then he looked at his father in resentment and said: “The slave doesn’t know how to invade or how to defend, but the slave is only good for milking goats and serving his masters”. Then his father said: “Defend your tribe and you are free”, then Antarah fought and expelled the invading tribes. The way Antarah responded to his father in Arabian culture does not mean that he was afraid of fighting, rather that when Antarah’s father did not acknowledge him for all those years, Antarah was aiming to get his freedom and to be acknowledged by his society, and he earned that.
Antarah fell in love with his cousin Abla, and sought to marry her despite his status as a slave. To secure allowance to marry, Antarah had to face challenges including getting a special kind of camel from the northern Arabian kingdom of al-No’man Ibn al-Munthir Ibn Ma’ al-Sama’.
Antarah took part in the great war between the related tribes of Abs and Dhubyān, which began over a contest of horses and was named after them the war of Dāhis and Ghabrā. He died in a fight against the tribe of Tai.
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collectivehistory:

Antarah and Abla, the Arab Romeo and Juliet

Antarah Ibn Shaddad was born in Najd (the northern Saudi Arabia). He was the son of Shaddād, a well-respected member of the Arabian tribe of Banu Abs, his mother was named Zabibah, an Ethiopian woman, whom Shaddad had enslaved after a tribal war. The tribe neglected Antara at first, and he grew up in servitude. Although it was fairly obvious that Shaddad was his father. He was considered one of the “Arab crows” because of his jet black complexion. Antara gained attention and respect for himself by his remarkable personal qualities and courage in battle, excelling as an accomplished poet and a mighty warrior. He earned his freedom after one tribe invaded Banu Abs, so his father said to Him: “Antara fight with the warriors”. Then he looked at his father in resentment and said: “The slave doesn’t know how to invade or how to defend, but the slave is only good for milking goats and serving his masters”. Then his father said: “Defend your tribe and you are free”, then Antarah fought and expelled the invading tribes. The way Antarah responded to his father in Arabian culture does not mean that he was afraid of fighting, rather that when Antarah’s father did not acknowledge him for all those years, Antarah was aiming to get his freedom and to be acknowledged by his society, and he earned that.

Antarah fell in love with his cousin Abla, and sought to marry her despite his status as a slave. To secure allowance to marry, Antarah had to face challenges including getting a special kind of camel from the northern Arabian kingdom of al-No’man Ibn al-Munthir Ibn Ma’ al-Sama’.

Antarah took part in the great war between the related tribes of Abs and Dhubyān, which began over a contest of horses and was named after them the war of Dāhis and Ghabrā. He died in a fight against the tribe of Tai.

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borntobemuslim:

I see .. CAMEL HUMP !! Tsk

borntobemuslim:

I see .. CAMEL HUMP !! Tsk

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