"if you want to talk to someone that really has a struggle within the Muslim community then talk to a black Muslim and ask them how they’re treated. I think you might learn a thing or to about what it’s like to be treated like an outsider in the Muslim community when all you want to do is worship Allah."
Samira (via statedebeing)
I didn’t know someone quoted this but this is probably the realest thing I’ve said. No one really understands or acknowledges the struggles of the black Muslim community. Racism within the Muslim community is ridiculous but they all turn around and quote Malcolm X while turning away people that look just like him.
WTF kinda logic…
My Tumblr quality
"For the love of a rose, the gardener becomes the slave of a thousand thorns."
"They simply never understand,
that sometimes solitude is
one of the most beautiful things
"You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free."
"What if our religion was each other,
If our practice was our life,
if prayer our words?
What if the temple was the Earth,
if forests were our church,
if holy waters—the rivers, lakes, and oceans.
What if meditation was our relationships,
if the teacher was life,
if wisdom was self-knowledge,
if love was the center of our being."
- Ayah: Amina is reading a book about Caesar it's by Shakespeare.
- Me: That's cool.
- Ayah: Who is Shakespeare? What masjid is he the Sheikh at?
- Ayah: And how come everyone in the book is scared of the eyes of March? I thought March was a month how does it have eyes?
- Ayah: And did Caesar make Caesar salad? I love that salad best.