What about…. #16

My faith doesn’t prevent me from being what I want to be

For those who are not yet aware of my religion, I’m a muslim.
Unfortunately Islam is stigmatized by some for being a religion of war, anti feminism,  dressing everyone in black,  or even of hate. Which is totally absurd. Those clichรฉs were invented by people who have little knowledge about the Islamic faith.

To tell you the truth, some muslims have bestowed these clichรฉs upon themselves; traditions, misunderstanding, hate and dictatorship have turned some believers into rebels who wish to enhance their belief into something that never existed before.

Let me explain: Me for instance, I’ve never worn a headscarf, I’ve never been dressed in black, I wear short skirts and bright colors, I wear make-up everyday; even on Sundays and that doesn’t prevent me from being a muslim. Does it? Of course not. The Quran isn’t a Cosmopolitan magazine suggesting what to wear and how to use make-up. It teaches us how to behave, to learn, to seek knowledge, to help those in need, to respect everyone; whatsoever its religion, to do the best of ourselves for our sake and those around us, to explore, to invent, to teach, to make peace, to respect the woman and to give her her rights, to respect the orphans and to help them till their adulthood, to stop saying bad things, to give charity; whatsoever its faith…. I can’t make a list of all the good that the Quran teaches us. So all of the mischiefs and crimes committed in the name of a religion, were all made by human beings who wanted to support their actions by introducing God as their mentor. How diabolic this is? 

Here follows a few pictures found online about how muslim women or men dress in different cultures.

Look at the way the headscarf is worn, most of the Turkish women wear them like this.

In Malaysia women wear short sleeves while it is forbidden in other countries.

In Morocco you can see this kind

And that kind.

Now you might have seen this in your country

While famous people are not less muslim.

The way you dress has nothing to do with your faith, you could wear a monk’s robe and be a thief. Your actions, your inner belief makes of you, who you are; a person, a human being belonging to a certain religion which only God can judge. Some Christians or Deists are more Muslims than some born such as. The early Christians didn’t have the same belief as the people do now, they were closer to Jesus’ teaching back then, so they were more monotheist.

So Islam doesn’t stop anybody from being what he/she wants to be. The believer is free to do whatever she/he wants as long as it’s not evil. 

A land of dreams

Another collaboration with the talented Uzma. She gave me this wonderful inspiring picture.

This post, is what I see looking at it.

How sweet would it be to live in Middle Earth? Away from this world of greed and hardship. In a place where Elves, Dwarves and Humans live in peace even though they’re different species. How much on a scale of a hundred, would we have declared a war to the Elves and Dwarves if they lived here on Earth with us? We’re not apt to live with a different specie as we’re not even apt to live amongst us.
My land of dreams is Middle Earth, a time and place that never existed due to God’s knowledge on our stupidity and violence. A place where dreams can come true and where magic is part of the society. Everyone has a different perspective of Heaven, but in my imagination, Middle Earth is the perfect one. Life on Earth is not eternal, yet some people want to take advantage of any opportunity even if it is on the back of other human beings. I have a very close friend who has hard times at work because her co-workers want to snatch her place at whichever the cost may be. If she has the job she has, it is because she’s good at it. Why would some other human beings backbite and make plots to take something which isn’t theirs? In my opinion, they’re headless about the hereafter. They believe that only this life exist and when they’ll die they won’t have an account of their deeds to give. How wrong is their belief!
Heaven is not free.
Heaven is expensive, you can’t buy it with money, fame or wrongdoings.