The many ways to tie a scarf. I think NYC looks the most difficult but also the cutest. Which one’s your favorite?
I’ve noticed that if I’m hanging out with other Mexicans, other Mexicans think I am Mexican and speak Spanish to me and they are surprised when I tell them I’m not Mexican. but if I am hanging out with other Indians or white people, Mexicans know I am NOT Mexican (or Latina) and they correctly guess that I am Indian. is that weird??
do other desi people get that, too?
It happens to me, too. I joke that in Texas, you’re either white or Mexican.
It’s not weird, though. It just goes to show that what we call ‘race’ is really bullshit.
It used to be that you were included in a race almost by choice. If you hung around one group long enough, you were part of that group. This only died out when eugenics applied a pseudo scientific justification You can still see traces of that mindset in the ‘honorary ____’ title that gets applied to people sometimes.
Just a friendly reminder: you don’t combat takfir with takfir.
please stop making jokes out of people who ask serious questions. Islam is not anything to joke around with or hey I'm just messing around and having a little fun mentality is dangerous.
"…an old woman came to Rasulullah [SAW] and made a request [asked]: ‘O Messenger of Allah, make Dua that Allah grants me entrance into Jannah.’
Rasulullah [SAW] replied, ‘O Mother, an old woman cannot enter Jannah.’
That woman started crying and began to leave. Rasulullah [SAW] said, ‘Say to the woman that one will not enter in a state of old age, but Allah will make all the women of Jannah young virgins. Allah Ta’ala says, “Lo! We have created them a (new) creation and made them virgins, lovers, equal in age.’” [56:35-37]”
- Shamail al Muhammadiyyah of Imam Tirmidhi
The thing that people don’t get is that the Rasul (SAW) was a funny, fun loving person. He told jokes. He made people laugh. He smiled! Often!
I remember a story about the Rasul (SAW) seeing someone resting after a hard days work. He put his hands over the person’s eyes as a kindof ‘guess who’. To which the person responded that only the Rasul (SAW) would think to make him smile out of the blue.
Or consider Omar’s (SAW) quote about the Rasul (SAW) sleeping on a mat while pagan kings slept in luxury. Did you know that was a joke? The Rasul (SAW) had fought with his wives. He set up a tent in the masjid and refused to go home. After several days, Omar (SAW) stopped by and made the famous quip.
That’s sarcasm, and irony, coming from Omar (SAW), one of the most devout Muslims and a future Caliph. It’s an Islamic endorsement of hipsterism.
We sometimes forget that the Rasul (SAW) and his Companions (SAW) were human beings. Following their example means being religious, yes, but it also means being human.
Your anger is evidence that you want things to go your way and not the way God wants.
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali (via partytilfajr)
I take four paragraphs to say what he does in one sentence.