Don’t Forget to Forgive

Reading a post earlier today reminded me of the self-imposed burdens so many of us carry. We’re taught by common folk lore that we must forgive and forget, and therefore assume that the one is dependent on the other. I disagree.  Forgetting is not what brings us solace or peace, or the will to move [...]

I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong. Jane Austen (via tenderskin) No half measures. That would just be insincere. 

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. Lily Tomlin (via thinksquad) The same can be said about Muslims, yet the OP seems to miss this point when posting generalisations about what Muslims [...]

“If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help Shaytan against him (by insulting him)”

thevisionofislam:  Umar bin Al-Khattaab (رضي الله عنه)

In an incredible perversion of justice, former soldiers who sprayed festeringly poisonous chemicals on Vietnam, and now find today that they themselves have been damaged by them, appeal to the people for sympathy and charity. The effects of the defoliant Agent Orange are discussed at length, but not one single newspaper article or hearing that [...]

Salaam. I find your interpretation [of the thought of Islam beginning and ending as something strange] fascinating. I always interpreted it to mean that Islam as a whole started as a religion that many distrusted (like a stranger), and it'll go back to being that way, which I think is what is starting to happen in the world now w/so much Islamophobia rampant and becoming more and more prevalent. What do you think of this interpretation?

Wa Alaykumussalaam wa raHmatullah. I agree with that view as well, within the context of Islam as a way of life. At the time that Islam was introduced to Arabia, it was at odds with almost everything that was being practised by the Arabians, hence why it was strange to them. We’re now living in [...]