"What is homeland? To hold on to your memory – that is homeland."
Did you know that the Angels dont have the virtue of reading the qur’an even though they wish to do that, but Allah have kept this virtue and gift only for us and jinn to read it, thats why anytime when we you start reciting the qur’an, the angels start listening to your recitation and coming closer to you, and that’s one of the things which Allah honors children of Adam over the angels.
لا يمكن للمرءِ أن يدّعي أنّهُ حرٌّ مالم يستطع متابعة الأسئلة التي تطرحها عليهِ نفسُهُ في وحدتهِ، فَهُو يحيا عبرَ الإجابةِ عن هذهِ الأسئلة .
"ضع في طريقي يا الله من يساعدني على تقليص المسافات والحدود بيني وبينك، لا من يعمّر بيننا الحواجز. أرجوك"
Reminder: Israel is a violent settler colonial state built on stolen Palestinian land. It is maintained through occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.
"كان عليك أن لا تقع في حبها ، إنها شجرة في وسط المحيط و أنت لم تملك قاربا يوما"
Although the Quran “[a]llows a believer to abstain from fasting if he or she is far from home or involved in strenuous work,” many enslaved Muslims demonstrated transcendent piety by choosing to fast while bonded. In addition to abstaining from food and drink, enslaved Muslims held holy month prayers in slave quarters, and put together iftars - meals at sundown to break the fast - that brought observing Muslims together. These prayers and iftars violated slave codes restricting assembly of any kind.
For instance, the Virginia Slave Code of 1723 considered the assembly of five slaves as an “unlawful and tumultuous meeting”, convened to plot rebellion attempts. Every state in the south codified similar laws barring slave assemblages, which disparately impacted enslaved African Muslims observing the Holy Month.
Therefore, practicing Islam and observing Ramadan and its fundamental rituals, for enslaved Muslims in antebellum America, necessitated the violation of slave codes. This exposed them to barbaric punishment, injury, and oftentimes, even death. However, the courage to observe the holy month while bonded, and in the face of grave risk, highlights the supreme piety of many enslaved Muslims.
Ramadan was widely observed by enslaved Muslims. Yet, this history is largely ignored by Muslim American leaders and laypeople alike - and erased from the modern Muslim American narrative."