im not going to be on tumblr tomorrow (still might check dms), for my own safety and wellbeing. but before i log off, i want to say a couple things
9/11 was a tragedy. everyone knows and sees that. just because i am muslim does not mean that i am going to justify 9/11. whatever bin laden’s motivation was, he did a disgusting thing and killed thousands of innocent people
just because 9/11 was an attack by someone who calls themselves muslims doesnt make all muslims terrorists. i cannot believe this is a sentence i have to type, but here i am. muslims - true muslims - do not condone violence. against anyone. i can go into all the details and the what-ifs and everything, but i dont have the energy for that. just know that violence is strictly frowned upon (note: this does not include self-defense. if somebody is attacking you and you are unable to get away, then fight back. again, there’s no debate on that).
check up on any muslims you know. your friends, neighbours, coworkers, acquaintances, even people you don’t like all that much. we are incredibly stressed out, especially if we live in a western country. just a quick text to see if they’re okay tomorrow will mean a lot
do not think that because you don’t live in america, you’re exempt from this. any western country has this problem, even if you live in a relatively okay area. i do. my friend (who lives in the same area as me) went to walmart and had a hijab on. she was nearly run over (intentionally, the guy was glaring at her and her mother the entire time) while trying to get to the store. she only realized when she got home that it was 9/11. i live in a safe area of canada. this should not be happening. but it is.
if you are in any way, shape, or form, islamophobic, get the hell off my blog
This is only a fraction of the issues the world is facing. This is not to say that Muslim’s are only facing hardship, I am simply trying to raise awareness about these specific countries. This post doesn’t cover all of it. Our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Albania, Kurdistan and so many more are still suffering. These are beautiful countries that are masked by war and famine.
All I hope from each of you is that you learn something new each day. If you’re reading this right now it is likely you come from a place of privilege. Use that privilege to educate yourself and stay informed on the issues this world is facing today.
|| A Month of Prayer, Reflection, and Community ||
From April 24 to May 23, muslims everywhere will fast each day along with the sighting of the crescent moon.
Ramadhan is a month to exercise not just patience and self-control, but also charitable deeds within a complete lunar cycle. As the crescent rose, becomes a full moon, and wanes once again, adherents of the faith will learn gratefulness for what they have and compassion for those with less.
This is a month of charity and care towards others, and self-love towards yourself as you reflect on what to improve.
For non-muslims, here are a few ways to show your allyship during this month:
🌙 Refrain from discussing or posting pictures of food and drinks, and tag them accordingly if you do
🌙 Keep NSFW content properly tagged
🌙 Check on your muslim friend to see how they're doing, especially nowadays when groceries are scarce. Make sure they have the means to open and break their fast.
🌙 Practice the month's message of patience and compassion, for you and the people around you
🌙 Have love and respect towards our beliefs
//Muslims, feel free to add. Non-muslims are encouraged to reblog.//