Thursday, February 12, 2009

Do I look like a sucker to you?

I am so sick of the media portraying Muslim women as chumps and suckers. Why do people assume since you took your shahadah that meant you traded your black-woman card for the punk-sucker one? I am so sick of this ignorance, but we are partly to blame

Now these shenanigans are spilling into the schools. My daughter wears her hijab to school 2 or 3 days a week, when she feels like it. ( Which is alhamdull'lah because she is only 7) She loves the deen and is always speaking positivly of islam. She has as schoolmate, who must be the prodigy of some really hateful nasty people. This particular schoolmate always says some not so nice things to my little Muslimah about her headcover and her religion. My daughter is not the only Muslim in her class but the other student is a little african boy who is very sweet and well studied in his deen. He then definded my daughter during aftercare, like he always does-His mother wants to arrange their marriage BUT I am not into that-

So moving forward- This morning when I droped my pooh off to school she says to me "Mommy there is soandso, she is mean and she bosses me around. I don't like her, and she puts her hands on me..." I immedatly went into the procteive mama role, but I remembered what I was told when I was little... "If she puts her hands on you again, you punch her in the mouth and let me worry about getting in trouble, and if I hear about you letting this person touch you and you do not defend yourself, I am going to put my hands on you. We are Muslim, we enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. You are NEVER going to be afraid of ANY human being. Allah is the only thing to fear!"

Here is the tip, the media portrays this image of the timid Muslim saying Islam means peace, in a meek tone. They never show the black Muslim saying something like, If you hit me then I will hit you back... I became Muslim in the 10th grade and I was not a punk before the shahada nor will I play the punk role now. When people are allowed to say and do what they want to others they gain their strength from fear. Muslims gain strength and guidance from Allah and Allah alone. He says "BE" and it is- and that is that. We can keep tiptoeing and pussyfooting around the fact that people are saying and doing what they want because they think we are inferior and from some actions of some people, I think some of the Muslims think they are too.

Allah says in Qu'ran:

Al-Baqara (The Cow)

فَهَزَمُوهُم بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَقَتَلَ دَاوُدُ جَالُوتَ وَآتَاهُ اللّهُ الْمُلْكَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَعَلَّمَهُ مِمَّا يَشَاء وَلَوْلاَ دَفْعُ اللّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لَّفَسَدَتِ الأَرْضُ وَلَـكِنَّ اللّهَ ذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ (2:251)
Baset - Hussari - Minshawi

Fahazamoohum biithni Allahi waqatala dawoodu jaloota waatahu Allahu almulka waalhikmata waAAallamahu mimma yashao walawla dafAAu Allahi alnnasa baAAdahum bibaAAdin lafasadati alardu walakinna Allaha thoo fadlin AAala alAAalameena

Topics discussed in this Verse:
[Allah's attributes:full of bounty] [Allah's Bounty] [Allah's signs] [Children of Israel] [David:given power and wisdom] [David:slays Goliath] [Earth:mischief (corruption) in] [Goliath]

  • 2:251 (Asad) And thereupon, by God's leave, they routed them. And David slew Goliath; and God bestowed upon him dominion, and wisdom, and imparted to him the knowledge of whatever He willed. And if God had not enabled people to defend themselves against one another, [242] corruption would surely overwhelm the earth: but God is limitless in His bounty unto all the worlds.

  • Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)

    وَلْيَعْلَمَ الَّذِينَ نَافَقُواْ وَقِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْاْ قَاتِلُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ أَوِ ادْفَعُواْ قَالُواْ لَوْ نَعْلَمُ قِتَالاً لاَّتَّبَعْنَاكُمْ هُمْ لِلْكُفْرِ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَقْرَبُ مِنْهُمْ لِلإِيمَانِ يَقُولُونَ بِأَفْوَاهِهِم مَّا لَيْسَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ وَاللّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَكْتُمُونَ (3:167)
    Baset - Hussari - Minshawi

    WaliyaAAlama allatheena nafaqoo waqeela lahum taAAalaw qatiloo fee sabeeli Allahi awi idfaAAoo qaloo law naAAlamu qitalan laittabaAAnakum hum lilkufri yawmaithin aqrabu minhum lileemani yaqooloona biafwahihim ma laysa fee quloobihim waAllahu aAAlamu bima yaktumoona

  • 3:167 (Asad) and mark out those who were tainted with hypocrisy and, when they were told, "Come, fight in God's cause" - or, "defend yourselves" [128] - answered, "If we but knew [that it would come to a] fight, we would indeed follow you." Unto apostasy were they nearer on that day than unto faith, uttering with their mouths something which was not in their hearts, [129] the while God knew fully well what they were trying to conceal:

  • Where in these verses does it say anything about let people beat on you, spit on you, talk bad about your religion to you, talk about how your mother must be ugly cause she wears all that stuff. We are African-Americans, who are stronger than we are? We were raped, beaten, abused and broken for centuries but we are still here and we are thriving. We come from greatness and we are great. We are also Muslims and a Muslim strives for the pleasure of Allah in all he/she does, and Allah is pleased when we are doing what he loves, spreading the deen al-haqq.

    My little Muslimah is a warrior in the cause of Allah and she tells everyone she meets about Islam and how we are Muslims and a Muslim prays 5 times a day and Muslimah cover so that her beauty is saved for her Husband and family. She says that there is no such thing and boyfriend and girlfriend in Islam, Muslims get married. She says the a Muslimah should recyle
    and leave a place better than she found it. She says that she is greatful for her parents who taught her about her religon.

    Yeah, I had to get some Ayats in...


    Hijabi Apprentice said...

    Okay I love the chivalrous little brother.