As cliché as it may sound, there’s nothing better than having mom’s homemade soup in bed when you’re sick! #lovemamabear #mashaAllah #alhamdulilah #yesicaneatinbedwhenimsick
The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another."Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death."They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death."I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half."I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.
let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.
"No movement can survive unless it is constantly growing and changing with the times. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct it’s analysis of the situation is. That’s why political work and organizing are so important. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us.
All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. In the same way that we don’t hear about a fraction of the Black men and women who have struggled hard and tirelessly throughout our history, we don’t hear about our heroes of today.
The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant.”
| Assata Shakur
Pretty powerful! #iCheckTheLabel and you should, too. I know a lot of people don’t think the buycott does any good but it really does make a difference. Plus, imagine all the ‘ajr you get! One of the brands I had a tough time giving up was the Estee Lauder company which owns several other brands I’m a frequent buyer of (MAC, Michael Kors, Coach, Bobbi Brown) But, think about it. It’s such a small sacrifice considering how much money went (and still goes) into destroying the lives of innocent Palestinians. I think I had to experience that first hand to fully understand the importance of a buycott. But as we learned yesterday from shaykh Kamal… we are the ummah of action! And this is one of the STRONGEST ways to #endtheoccupation
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#TBT 2010: when things were a little simpler. 4 years, 3 marriages, 1 kid, and almost a high school graduation later! #alhamdulilah #fambam #throwback #familyiseverything #sisters #cousins #India #Saudia
Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Alhamdulillah for all the blessings that Allah Azza Wa Jall continuously pours and bestows upon us.
Few days ago, I was asked by a good brother from Tanzania to help them on building and designing two masjids that they are building in Tanzania.
The reason I am sharing this is that we would appreciate all the help we could get in sha Allah. Financially, man power or materials to be used. Tho, the brothers would more likely to want materials to be given or man power to be contributed.
So far, the current available materials are mostly bricks. ma sha Allah.
This is such a beautiful project and I am truly blessed to be part of it, please let us know if you are interested on giving us any hand in sha Allah.
Praying I could come and see the finished Masjids personally when they are finished! in sha Allah.
Also please do include the brothers who pioneered this project in your ad’iyah, may Allah bless them abundantly and forgive their sins. Amin.
P.S. If you are interested please do send me a message here on tumblr or on my facebook
Reblogging this because we want to reach more people to contribute and join us on this endeavor! If you are interested please don’t hesitate to let me know. in sha Allah.
Welcome to the world of abbreviations, self. Is it already time for the first exam of the fall semester? 😓 Make dua for me, y’all. 🙏 (That I get a 100%.. Be specific😉) #lovemyprogramtho #andthestudents #hatetheexams #specialeducation #timetohideinmycaveandstudy #ibrokeoutthemarkers #lifeofateacher
Good morning ya’ll! Don’t forget to attend “All Around Us: Signs of the Last Day” with Shaykh Kamal El Mekki this weekend! Join @qabeelatnoor this Friday for a free preview of this awesome class! #almaghrib #islam #lastday #knowledgeispower #obligationonallofus
As many of you might know, I’m studying to be a teacher for children with special needs. Usually, when people think this they believe my profession is limited to teaching children with intellectual disabilities. However, I would like to teach gifted children as well. Eventually, I’d like to pursue my Master’s. But… that’s not what this is about.
I don’t really post things about celebrities. Yes, I reblog footballers or people trying to make a difference in the word (whatever their intention might be.) So this is a little different. Or maybe it’s not.
I read this article on Kanye West today. I personally don’t know why people obsess over him. I especially don’t know why Muslims obsess over him. He stands against everything you’re supposed to hold dear. But, that’s a different rant in and of itself.
This is about the despicable nature in which he treated persons with disabilities. Warning: Strong Language Ahead.
Kanye started the song by telling the crowd, “I can’t do this song. I can’t do this show until everybody stand up… Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and shit. ‘Imma see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me, I’m very good at that.” The majority of the crowd rose to their feet, but Kanye spotted a pair of fans who stayed seated and singled them out from onstage. According to the Daily Beast, one of the fans raised a prosthetic limb by way of explanation, so Yeezus gave him a pass (how kind). But he wasn’t done. Kanye literally sent his bodyguard out into the crowd to confirm that the second fan was also disabled and in a wheelchair. “He is in a wheelchair?” Kanye said when he got the lowdown. “It’s fine!”
So, why don’t you let that sink in a little bit. You can even watch the video of this taking place if you prefer that. How disgusting does a person have to be? I mean, this guy is beyond pompous. But I’m only attacking him because he’s famous. This happens on a daily basis. People get mad at others with disabilities all the time because they’re not doing something YOU want. Well, who cares what you want? And so what if you have to walk an additional five feet to get to the store? Will you really complain about that?
I would say that this country is so much more advanced when it comes to services for the disabled. We have ramps, we have designated parking spots, we have visual aids, etc. And that’s great. But we still have a long way to go!
I know we probably don’t think about this much. I definitely didn’t. I’m more focused on what’s happening around the world- ISIS, Palestine, Egypt, Kashmir, etc. But we often forget things that we might encounter daily and not even realize it’s a problem!
I went to a museum the other day and they didn’t have a ramp. Granted, it’s an old mansion so they didn’t build those back in the day. But it should be accessible.
A person should be defined by their disability. They should be defined by however they wish to be! We see a wheelchair, so we think slow in body and brain! That couldn’t be farther from the truth. We see a child with autism, so we think, he’s not going to learn anything. Why bother? Someone really asked me that! They asked why I would waste my time with them! I mean, many people might think this is not a problem in today’s society- but believe me it is.
And when you have jerks like Kanye West calling people out on their disability- it just makes it worse. These people paid money, and I’m sure a good amount, and they were ridiculed. I don’t know if that’s how they felt. But I would definitely feel that way.
There’s a paper someone wrote entitled “Person First Language.” I think it’s a great perspective piece on how we should see people as just that- people. Before we see them for their physical limitations.
You can read about it here: http://www.asha.org/publications/journals/submissions/person_first.htm
As a teacher we become advocates. And as a Muslim, we’re full time advocates against oppression of all kind.
So that’s my rant.
When I was a kid I used to beg my parents to take me to the airport. I used to find planes so fascinating. Actually, I still do. (at Miami International Airport)
Perfect ending to a perfect day. #feelingthankful #bestItalianRestaurantEver #Alhamdulilahforeverything #hubster #mybestie #excusemyobsessionforheadbands (at VERO Italian)
"Some people still prefer the arranged marriage, especially in the countryside where tradition is still strong. The thought is that your parents know you very well, and will make the decision based on experience and not emotion. The divorce rate with arranged marriages is lower, because both families are heavily involved and there are many people committed to making the match work. But the tradition is on the way out. It used to be that you didn’t even see your wife until your wedding day, and you fell in love after your wedding, as you learned to support and care for each other. But today there’s Whatsapp and Facebook, so keeping two people apart is almost impossible. ‘Love marriages’ are becoming much more popular than arranged marriages, and even arranged marriages involve much more interaction than they used to. Many families still choose to uphold the appearance of an arrangement. Their children will come to them and say: ‘I fell in love.’ And they’ll say: ‘OK, let us arrange it.’"