Monthly Archives: November 2016

Advising People To Prepare Is Not Victim Blaming

nabil-abdulrashid-2009-octoberAdvising people to prepare for bad situations they’re likely to face isn’t victim blaming.

Harassment whether racial or sexual is disgusting and wrong and nobody should have to face it. But refusing to look into ways to prepare for these situations on the grounds that you shouldn’t learn to avoid the crime, report the crime, defend yourself against the crime or survive the crime but rather people who commit them should learn not to commit them is illogical and pretty stupid.

I should be able to leave my home or sleep at night without locking my door, but I still lock it because nobody will ever teach all burglars not to burgle.

I shouldn’t have to be harassed by police officers for no damn reason but I’ve learned the law and loopholes/ technicalities around stop and search so I can defend myself against police and have an idea what to do when they harass me. I’ve learned my rights so I know when what they’re doing is illegal and every single time I see it happen I react and call it out, being critical of those who don’t make the same efforts as me is NOT victim blaming.

Stop teaching people that it’s okay to be cowardly. If someone has experienced trauma then encourage them to get help for it and regain their confidence. I respect people who admit they are the way they are because of fear. But those of you who hide behind all your millennial jargon and faux intellectual feminist rhetoric are ridiculous.

Stop intellectualising the fact that you’re a coward, you guys are good allies in Facebook debates (sometimes) but are useless everywhere else. Stop teaching kids not to hit bullies back and that they need a “safe space”, in this world your only safe space is your house and even that isn’t always safe.

Now go on, be offended.

~ Nabil Abdul-Rashid

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Indeed the Sins Inherit Humiliation

Ibn al-Qayyīm al-Jawziyyah (may Allāh have mercy on him) said: Indeed the sins inherit humiliation, and from the du’ā of some of the Salaf was:

‘O Allāh honour me with obedience to You, and do not humiliate me with disobedience to You.’

[al-Jawāb al-Kāfi page 59]

When a Nation Makes a Stupid Decision

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“When one person makes a stupid decision, it can be attributed to simple human error.

But when a nation makes a stupid decision, it’s a warning sign of entrenched weakness, ignorance and decline.

America has showed us, for two years, just how troubled it is by standing at the edge of the cliff.

Today it jumped off.”

~ Abdul-Latif Halimi

Corrupt Rulers are the Fruit of Our Own Deeds

Are tyrant and corrupt rulers the problem in the Ummah? Although some may say yes, I would say, no, they are not the problem, but they are a symptom. In reality, unjust rulers are a punishment to the Ummah for our negligence and sins.

{Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn.} (6:129)

At-Tartooshi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “I continued hearing the people saying: ‘your deeds are your workers’ (meaning it is your deeds which will rule over you) and as you are (behave), you will have leaders placed over you. Then I found a similar meaning in the Quran: {Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn.}

And it is said, ‘What you reject something in your time, (know that it is) your deeds which corrupted it for you.’

So yes, we may have corrupt and unjust rulers, but they are the fruit of our own deeds.

~ Younus Kathrada

Shaking Hands With Both Hands

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There is nothing wrong with shaking hands by holding the other person’s hand with both your hands. Al-Bukhaari authored a chapter on shaking hands and gave it the title “Holding both hands.”
Ibn Battaal said: “Holding both hands when shaking hands is a praiseworthy form of exaggerating handshakes which the scholars recommended.”

~ Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid

POLYGAMY THE KEY TO FAJR TIME SUCCESS

fajr-masjidTwo men used to compete with one another in going to the Masjid for Fajr. Abdullah used to always arrive before Khalid.

Khalid asked Abdullah how he managed to always be so early.

Abdullah replied saying, “Alhamdulillah, I have 2 wives who compete with one another in serving and assisting me.”

So Khalid decided to do the same and married a second wife.

Alhamdulillah, Khalid now sleeps in the Masjid.