Why was your foot in the sink? …
— non-muslim proverb (via lota-pani)


I resent brown men so much because they’re constantly being encouraged to be useless n lazy pieces of shit by their mothers while brown women excel in academics and take care of the entire family only to be criticized for insignificant things

this is true, though

You are so set on the fact that men are terrible. That they'll never understand, when it comes to the female sector of things. Why do you always make such an over generalization. Should you not encourage men to better themselves and give hope that they can understand? Are you saying you're terrible? Are you (God forbid) saying that the Prophet (saw) could never understand his wife, or women in general? Where are your facts, sunnahs, hadiths, and/or Quranic quotes on this generalization?



Where are my facts?

The statistics over sexual assault, the threat of violence that looms over our sisters heads, this is unacceptable as a Muslim man, unacceptable.

Our sisters fear being alone in an elevator with someone they don’t know. They are afraid to walk to their cars alone. They place keys between their fingers when they walk.

Why? Because of some imaginary monsters?

No, it is because of men.

The Qur’an says: "Men shall take full care of women with the bounties which God has bestowed more abundantly on the former than on the latter," [4:34]

So what have we done? We have simply succeeded in failing our sisters. We have failed. Miserably.

Do you know what it is like to sit there and try to help a sister who has been assaulted? The idea that the rapist comes from some dark alley, when in reality he is a friend, a cousin, someone she knows and must see again and again and again, do you know what that’s like?

Do I think all men are terrible? Of course not. I’d like to think I’m not terrible, but Allahu Alem, only God knows, and I know for sure my brothers are incredible men.

My mother was asked after my brother fought for a person he did not know, to defend them, why she told her sons to protect those who needed our help no matter what.

She responded: “I raised lions, not boys.”

The Prophet was a Mercy from God. He knew his wives, he understood them.

I’m asking the question: do we, the men of today, understand our sisters? 

I don’t think so. That’s why we’re in this mess, that’s why our sisters feel violated, why they feel unsafe, why they feel so hurt.

There are countless Hadiths and Ayat that point us to protect our sisters, and my question is: have we?

I answer: no, we have not.



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Filled with the Brilliance of Life | Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room (2011)

"Eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s intriguing art installation at the David Zwirner gallery in New York tussles with a tough concept that most of us have a difficult time wrapping our heads around – infinity. Her “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” installation features infinity rooms that let visitors take a step into an enchanting and endless space." - Bored Panda



What is homeland? To hold on to your memory – that is homeland.
Journal of an Ordinary Grief | Mahmoud Darwish


Look inside Adolf Hitler’s secret art collection unearthed in a Czech convent

During the Second World War Hitler moved some of his extensive art collection, rumoured to have contained more than 5,000 pieces, out of Germany to avoid damage from Allied bomb attacks.

Last week, 16 pieces resurfaced in a Czech convent and now they are being seen for the first time since Hitler bought them in the mid 1940s. (Photos: Petr Josek/Reuters)

On a related note: At the end of the week, the National Archives – about a mile from me – will get a fifth album of Hitler’s looted art to commemorate the end of WWII in Europe. I think they said it’s one of a set of 100.