got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.
for every shitty guy you cross paths with read a nizar qabbani poem
so basically every other somali tv ad uses careless whisper
Don’t let the media warp your perception of beauty. Beauty is pizza.
feminism that prioritizes skinny white girls with hairy armpits is not feminism at all
predominately white university pro-tip:
don’t let white boys in boat shoes hurt your feelings
the air was thick with adolescent misgivings
i was watching a documentary on black hawk down and i had to make a gif of this lmaoo
Anonymous asked: Why do so many Muslims, even learned ones, say that having afros, locs, twists, braids and fades are "imitating the disbelievers"? Talk about anti-blackness that is masquerading as piousness.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, honestly.
I’ve never heard anyone comment about afros, honestly, this is the first time. The only time the issue of afros have come up is when sisters have asked if putting in relaxers in their hair would be okay [which they are].
As far as locs, here’s Sheikh Faraz Rabbani:
“it would be permitted for a sister to keep dreadlocks.”
This is because when Umm Salamah, one of the wives of The Prophet narrates the following Hadith in Nasa’i:
"I said: ‘O Messenger of God, I am a woman with tightly braided hair; should I undo it when performing Ghusl from Janabah?’ He said: ‘No it is sufficient for you to pour three handfuls of water over your body.’"
Sheikh Faraz Rabbani also writes that it wouldn’t be per se impermissible for a man to have dreadlocks, but, the fact that men’s ghusl requires that water goes over all their hair, it would make locs and twists particularly difficult in this case. That’s why there is a difference there.
Oh, and my student has locs, so there’s that.
Oh, and The Prophet wore his hair in braids, narrated in Tirmidhi:
“The Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived at Mecca on one of his visits having four braids [in his hair].”
Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra writes on this:
"Later, Imam Tirmidhi narrates another narration from Umm Hani that she saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) with four locks, either the same or another time, but the word used in this version implies that the braids were actually glazed with a resin or glue which would cause them to become stuck together, and Allah knows best."
Al-Bayjuri in his commentary on the Shama’il [a very important work] writes:
“From the aforementioned hadeeth [of four braids], we can ascertain the permissibility of braiding the hair, even for men; it is not specifically for women only, even if that has become the culture in most countries in these times to specify it for women. Because there is no consideration given to that [restriction].”
As far as “fades” are considered, this dispute (which is found within a certain realm of scholarship that is far more literal with hairstyle Fiqh) is not actually directed towards hairstyles that would be mostly associated with Black peoples. Rather, it would be in regard to “Mohawk” and the “undercut” styles.
So, talk about how you don’t know what you’re talking about masquerading as outrage.
I pray this reaches you and your families in the best of health and Iman, insha Allah.
What men don’t understand is that women are FIERCELY PROTECTIVE of underage girls because we remember when we were young and some adult man made us uncomfortable or manipulated us or was inappropriate with us and we were powerless.