Choose a city and imagine what it would look like if it was 95% razed and rebuilt in the course of 20 years. Think about all the history and culture that would be destroyed.
This dystopian vision isn’t hypothetical. Rather, it’s happening in Mecca, the Saudi Arabian city to which faithful Muslims embark on an annual pilgrimage. Mecca has lost the vast majority of its historical and religious landmarks to development. Centuries-old cemeteries, the houses of important figures, the sites of battles, the earliest mosques, the birthplace of Mohammed — all are gone or critically endangered as bulldozers destroy the city to build skyscrapers, malls and infrastructure.
cats can straight up do that double jump video game thing
WHY DO PUPPIES DO THIS LIKE LEG THROWING THING IT’S SO CUTE I WANT TO PUKE
OKAY FUN STORY TIME BITCHES: ABOUT A FEW YEARS BACK I HAD A SHIH TZU PUPPY NAMED TOBY. EVERY TIME WE CALLED HIM OVER HE WOULD RUN IN TO US IN THIS WAY. PICTURE A LITTLE SHIH TZU ADORABLE PUPPY RUNNING WITH EVERYTHING HE HAD AT YOU WHILST LIFTING HIS LITTLE PAWS TO DO THIS. I DIED EVERYTIME. SO I ASKED THE LADY WHO GAVE HIM TO US WHY HE DID THAT AND SHE SAID THAT IT’S REAL COMMON IN MALE PUPPIES TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT’S THEIR WAY OF EXPRESSING THEMSELVES AS FIERCE AND DOMINANT AS THEY CAN BE. IT’S THE EQUIVALENT TO A LION CUB PRACTICING HIS ROAR.
I SERIOUSLY CANNOT. OFMG
This is how you handle getting your privileged called out.
Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking)
It is not that difficult people.
If someone says Salaam to you, SAY IT BACK!
I am sick of saying Salaam to people and them just standing there staring at me like I am a freak. It makes me frustrated and makes me feel as if you don’t want me as your sister. Too bad, you’re stuck with me, so might as well say salaam back!
Surely, Allah is just. He will punish the tyrants, whose crimes are beyond count - having tortured and killed hundreds or thousands of innocent people, created great corruption in society, enslaved numerous persons to serve their whims, etc., because man has a very short life span in this world and because numerous individuals are affected by one’s actions, adequate punishments and rewards are not possible in this life. The Quran very emphatically states that the Day of Judgment must come and that Allah will decide the fate of each soul according to his or her record of deeds:
But those who disbelieve say, “The Hour (i.e. the Day of Judgment) will not come to us.” Say, “Yes, by my Lord, it will surely come to you. [Allah is] the Knower of the unseen.” Not absent from Him is an atom’s weight within the heavens or within the earth or [what is] smaller than that or greater, except that it is in a clear register - That He may reward those who believe and do righteous deeds. Those will have forgiveness and noble provision. But those who strive against Our verses [seeking] to cause failure (i.e. to undermine their credibility) - for them will be a painful punishment of foul nature.
y’all react to the word sex the way dogs react to the word walk