When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place. He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place.
What would happen in America if we Muslims separated Mosque and Culture? What if you had mosques where the ONLY thing done was prayer? No asking for religious advice (non prayer related) no classes, nobody sharing their opinions, no discussion, no hanging out, no eating, no social events of any kind, no politics and no preaching. No Jummah or Eid sermons at this mosque. You could go to a FRIDAY/EID MOSQUE for that. Just a beautiful, immaculate space to do the daily prayers. Each mosque of this type could specify their mathhab of prayer but be open to anybody who just wanted a space to pray. For all the other stuff that goes on at mosques now, there could be SEPARATE cultural and community centers, political party headquarters, libraries, restaurants, seminaries and Koran schools, gyms, hospitals, day cares, whatever. GENERAL PURPOSE MOSQUES would remain and function alongside these more specialized spaces. — My friend posed this on FB. What are your thoughts? Would “prayer-only” mosques be welcoming or hostile to women’s presence? (via sideentrance)
Don't Leave Your Masaahif & Prayer Rugs in the Desert -
Brother Mujahideen, our greatest weapon against the United States of America is its ignorance of our preparations to attack it. One of their most prominent thinkers, Dennis Michael Lynch, has produced two documentaries to warn the enemy of our infiltration from Mexico. He has even coined a term…
The diabolical patriot Sue Myrick has used her keen knowledge of world affairs and her important position on the House Intelligence Committee to learn of our infiltration efforts due to our tactic of using Arabic script tattoos to identify ourselves. From now on, Brothers, we will no longer use such tattoos, but instead use this low-key call and response to recognize each other.
AlQaida: se habla español -
Remember, brothers, learn Spanish, because the foolish Anglo-Americans love their Spanish-speaking “little brothers” from the rest of the Americas.
Sucks to be brown in Space: white people make up black attackers: master post. -
Okay I am posting this just because I want to save it and keep it for future reference. There is nothing in here that hasn’t been said before. Please print this out and put it on your damn fridge or in your first aid kits along with a set of pliers to pull your own damn teeth out when you can’t…
Coup! Uprising! The Correct Revolution!
[read right to left, of course]
Bahgat Osman published this prescient comic in his 1989 book, Dictatorship for Beginners: Bahgatos, President of Greater Bahgatia. Part of Egypt’s Golden Age of cartoonists dating to the 1960s, Osman has been a major influence to contemporary illustrators such as Amro Selim, Doaa El-Adl, Makhlouf, and others. There’s much to be said about Osman, and I’ll be digging through his Guide to better understand what is unfolding in Egypt today.
For now, it reminds me of what El-Adl told me recently, “…the artist isn’t supposed to explain events but is supposed to have a vision—and sometimes predict what might happen.”
Access to Manuscripts in Mali