A little – but necessary – rant

Salaam!

I think most of my readers here are Muslim so you will probably understand what I’m about to rant about.

How many times have Muslims tried to prove that they are good people and stand with other communities in their time of crisis? How many times do Muslims have to say it for the world to believe it? The answer is – the world isn’t going to. It doesn’t matter what we do. Because although oh we can’t judge a person, they can judge us simply for being Muslim.

I cringe a little inside when something happens and Muslims are not a part of it yet we see our lot trying so hard to convince the affected that we are ‘with’ them.

I’m not saying we’re not – I’m glad Muslims feel for everyone else. But what makes me cringe is that even in 2017, we have to prove ourselves to the world. What kind of a liberal world is this? You’re accepted for denouncing God but shunned for believing in one? How is that equality? You’re allowed to have freedom of belief and thought – but only if it resonates with people who aren’t religious.

I’m not very religious either, but I should have the option without worrying that the world will throw me into a dark place.

Why is it that Muslims educate themselves about other cultures of the world to help them out, but one thing happens in the Muslim world and the world tells us we’re a religion of hate? Our countries are backward and barbarian, am I right?

People don’t really want to understand Islam, I get it. But if you’re not going to read up on it then don’t go about commenting on it.

Like I tell everyone – GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

Ah that’s me done. Have a great day and a blessed Ramadan!

Salaam.

A beating

Stop beating her, she might be dead,

Will you mercilessly beat a corpse?

Has she erred so much by being born,

Must you bury her alive?

Have you considered she might be struggling,

Wait, why would you care?

Her spirituality could be levels above,

How will you stop judging her?

Everyday it’s the same hard world,

Pause, must you make it worse?
To my womenfolk at the brink of drowning,

I help you out,

You are understood, you are felt,

Do not despair. You can survive.

They might never stop shooting arrows,

Too masculine to feel?

Know that you are not alone, I hear your pleas,

Do not fall to the mockery, insult and idiocy,

You carve your own path, you own your life,

Do not let anyone snatch that from you.

Beautiful, truly beautiful

She shaved her head for a wig,

You had said her hair was too frizzy.

She cut off her fingers and toes,

Because you didn’t find them too womanly.

She cried herself blind,

Her eyes weren’t pretty enough,

The eyelashes fell one by one,

In her attempt to bat them pretty.

She is more scared of fat than death,

Life? You burned that ages ago.

From the time she is taught to hide her scars,

To when she looks “perfect” but conscious,

You have destroyed her.

You have wrecked her soul.

Beauty has no definition,

And I do not allow you to force yours,

For everything and everybody without you,

Is truly, heavenly beautiful.

Beyond

Out beyond right and wrong? 

You told me to meet you there

I’m afraid I’ve become lost

I can’t seem to find my way.

I thought it easy and fairly straight

But what i did not anticipate

Was who I’d meet and what I’d see

I was not prepared, oh soul.

I gasp, i breathe, i try to break free

I am not who I should be, i am who I’m not

Is it true there is a world out there?

Beyond, you said, out beyond.

I crave your beauty, i dream of you 

I picture the stream that flows from you 

I have broken free, i am not chained

I have found Him in me.

Very open minded, aren’t we?

Salam! I hope everyone is doing great, I know I haven’t posted in ages and I should catch up with what the blogosphere is up to, but that is just how it is.

There’s something that deeply confuses me, something that I thought would not have been a problem with my generation considering we are always about “open mindedness” and “freedom of thought” and all of those hypocritical slogans. It seems to me that as we try and break barriers and destroy stereotypes, we are perhaps becoming as narrow minded as ever. Opinions and beliefs clash and kill, and we think we are a world where we are giving everyone an opportunity to speak out?

The only thing that people should be stopped from doing is deliberately insulting, degrading, ridiculing, assuming or ignoring other people’s opinions and beliefs. That being said, I think we have enough material and resources to dig out and study everything for ourselves before forming a set opinion ourselves. An opinion should be allowed to change – if it is proved wrong through pleasant argument or if it is no longer valid.

The problem with us lot is that we are too eager to propagate our own opinions without considering that someone with another opinion might have done as much research, if not more, than we have before coming to a conclusion. Forming opinions is art – absolutely subjective to each individual. In a world with over 7 billion inhabitants, I doubt we could all ever come to a perfect agreement. I can’t agree on everything with my best friend!

What my point is, we need to stop thinking of ourselves as the higher or only authority, remind yourself that the person who does not agree with you has a background, and instead of dismissing his points of argument, maybe it could be a chance to learn a bit more about what goes on the world. Maybe someone hates chocolate because they’re allergic to it, and because you don’t know of the allergy you immediately judge him because he refused it.

If we want to think of ourselves as an open minded society, maybe it’s time to actually act like one – be open to what and how other people think, how they perceive. Who knows, maybe their idea could work better than yours. Maybe they could be on the path to world peace and you haven’t even found that ladder yet.

Be humble, be open.

Salaams!

Spare that which beats for you

​Release yourself from the bondage of living,

From the curses of your mind,

Your heart bears too much now, is weaker now,

Spare that which beats for you.

Let not the things dictate,

Take in the outside air,

For when there were no concrete roofs,

The sky blanketed over you.

Time is non existent, it is but perception,

You can flow along the current,

Or be the boulder that stubbornly sits,

What is time but a clock?

Be still, let the energy of love engulf,

Rise above to feeling what matters,

Stop holding onto misery,

Let your tongue taste satisfaction.

The Heirarchy

All emotions dont fit our dimension,
There are worlds beyond normal interaction,
There are dreams, desires and ideas,
Not everyone fits the average criteria,
Equality is misunderstood, and ignored,
We’re individuals in a massive horde,
Turning towards someone for inspiration,
The destitute will crack of desperation,
This isn’t one plane, it’s something deeper,
Dissolve this now, don’t wait for the reaper,
We’re not here to dance accordingly,
Theres a bigger game, a wider opportunity,
Break the heirarchy, it won’t get you anywhere,
Shrug it off, it’s not like it will care,
Stop for once, question yourself,
You’re not just another piece on the shelf.

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Fancy a feminist?

Salaam! I hope you’re all doing great, I know I’m not doing great with WordPress, I’m not reading here properly and I’m missing out on all of your gorgeous stuff but I couldn’t seem to fit my blog into my schedule, so whenever in sha Allah I am able to do that, I will definitely be more active.

Feminism, a topic which never fails to be brought up time and again. What is feminism though? Who brought it into the open? How do you have to think to be a feminist? Is one sort of feminism opposing to an another? Does feminism really even exist?

So many questions, yet not really any actual answers.

The thing is, feminism is something that does tend to steer out of control, but at the same time it is an important factor. It helped women to finally do what they can do today, and now we have a large group of men who are feminists, too. Women have always remained a sensitive issue in our history, I’m not sure why that’s been the case, I’m quite sure Adam and Eve didn’t have the issues that women faced later on. That’s a point I don’t often understand, but the point is, feminism is still a thing.

I’m not against feminism, not at all, I’ve always been inclined to it, but I think today lots of women are forgetting the actual problems that women suffer from and instead introduce a certain “freedom” that really only belongs to the elite, who have no cares and worries like the common woman does.

Why won’t a die hard feminist let her maid have a holiday on women’s day? Rather ironic, yes? Is showing off and dancing in public really what we want to do? Don’t you think women have REAL problems? And yes, I do not believe that the society that we live in will change just because you bring a dance routine into a crowded bazaar, men in the subcontinent do not have the mental capability to absorb that a woman could do that and get away with it. They will laugh at you, they will ridicule you, but darling they will not join your flashmob and then become your best friends. It does not work that way.

Point of my post is, let’s address real things here. Women who suffer from abuse, women who are denied an education and a job, women who want to do something more with their lives and talents. Let’s help them out for a change instead of moaning on and on about what a ‘narrow minded’ society we live in. I agree that a lot of things here are narrow minded and rather unislamically conservative, but let’s look at the broader perspective and join to make feminism the right cause.

But again, is my feminism the same as yours?