Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to know if you never understood Islam properly

1) When asked about Saudi Arabia, you start complaining about interest rates the banks charge, when you should be more worried about the status of women (not being allowed to drive, play sports, be judges, be politicians, go out whenever they want to etc.)

2) When you think of feminism in Muslim countries, you think of the anti-men, nude protestors that exist in the Western world. You fail to differentiate between the two types of feminism.

3) When you hear about people arguing for freedom in Muslim countries, you automatically think about drugs, alcohol, prostitution, fornication, adultery. You fail to differentiate the different types of freedom.

4) When you hear about women in the West, your mind automatically think of prostitutes, ill-clothed women, "loose" women, and so on, when you should be thinking about how successful women in the west are, how women being successful and independent is not against their nature, and the fact that there are no laws on women.

5) When Muslims condemn attacks on free speech organizations (i.e Charlie Hebdo), attacks that happened in the name of Allah and the Prophet Muhammed, you automatically assume we support those free speech organizations that insult Islam.

6) When you have a hatred for non-muslims, or think they deserve different treatment just because of their beliefs

7) When you constantly need to run to scholars, rather than understanding on your own

8) When you think the advice of scholars is somehow divine and infallible, and those who go against scholars go against Allah (i.e, Islam QA lovers, and lovers of salafi/wahabi scholars who attack you for going against them)

9) When you assume people of the opposite gender who interact are going to commit fornication/adultery

10) When you think the only job in a woman's life is to stay at home, raise children, cook, and clean, and do whatever her husband says.

11) When you think that women who take part in sports dress inappropriately

12) When you think women who appear on tv or social media are just doing it for the attention of men

13) When you throw in the "Western" card when Muslims disagree with you, or have a different opinion. You instead should realize not everything is a "Western" concept, and many characteristics of the west are very valuable, and NOT contradictory to Islam. So you shouldn't turn a blind eye to what YOU think is foreign, when in fact it could be more Islamic than your interpretations of religion.

14) When you play the game of guessing the level of imaan another muslim has (common characteristic among pakistanis and afghans, and salafi arabs)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Why every Muslim man should feel ashamed

No Muslim man can be at ease. No Muslim man can be without distress knowing what our fellow Muslim brothers do to our fellow Muslim sisters. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of seeing Muslim men dominate and control women. I'm sick of seeing and hearing about women who are denied basic rights, all because they're a "fitnah". I'm sick of seeing assholes who troll Facebook pages and YouTube videos where there are videos and images of Muslim women. I'm sick of them constantly saying how they're shameful, how they won't find a husband for how they act, how they are "whores", and "sluts". I'm sick and tired of Muslim men judging Muslim women because they can't understand women are able to have their own lives. I'm sick and tired of Afghans, Pakistanis, and Arabs getting so angry when their women appear on TV or on videos, it pisses me off when they start spewing the most disgusting language towards women. And I'm sick and tired of when the idea of women's freedom comes up, Muslim men automatically start equating this to strip clubs, prostitutes, alcohol, pornography, and such shit so forth.

I'm sick of muslims calling me "mangina", and "femenazi worshipper" because they are too stupid to understand feminism and womens rights in many muslim countries doesnt mean they're the radical anti men femenists we see in the west. Western laws and western society regard women as equal, and  they have the same opportunities as men, but in many Muslim countries this isn't the case.

There's reasons why so many Muslim women don't feel comfortable marrying a Muslim man anymore. Its because of how we behave towards the. We are unable to treat them with respect.