July 29, 2014
"O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted."

Surat un-Nisa’

Quran 4:135

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July 29, 2014
"They will not fight you except within fortified cities or from behind walls"

The Quran, Surat Al-Hashr (The Exile), 59:14. (via arabarabarab)

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July 27, 2014
"No one knows anything, really. It’s all rented, or borrowed."

— Ian McEwan (via wordsnquotes)

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July 27, 2014
"Eidul Fitr means the “Fitrah’s celebration”. Meaning after one month of spiritual cleansing, we are celebrating the fact that we have insha’Allah gone back to our original pure fitrah given to us at birth."

— Dr. Farrokh Sekaleshfar  (via thelittlephilosopher)

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July 23, 2014
Challenging Patriarchy: Early Reformist Responses

pedagogyofignorance:

I went for a talk organized by AWARE last week given by Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib centering around the idea of an ‘Islamic Feminism’, specifically one inspired by early reformist responses in Egypt flourishing during sociopolitical transformation of Muslim societies in the mid 19th century, partially in response to feminist movements occuring within the European states. While these reformist works initially led to a ‘liberal age’, due to conditions of colonial subjugation these ideas went into decline. However, it is important in this age where nationalistic and politically motivated Islamic fundamentalism is on the rise that the discourse re-embraces the feminist ideas of the West, keeping in mind of course the need to disentangle such ideas from Orientalist discourse.

The presentation can be viewed and downloaded at the link.

Bibliography:

  1. Margot Badran, Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences (Oxford: Oneworld, 2009)

  2. Leila Ahmed, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992)

  3. Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, The Arab Rediscovery of Europe: A Study in Cultural Encounters (London: Saqi Books, 2011)

  4. Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

  5. Rifa’a Rafi’ al-Tahtawi, An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi’s Visit to France, 1826-1831 (London: Saqi Books, 2011)

  6. Qasim Amin, The Liberation of Women and The New Woman: Two Documents in the History of Egyptian Feminism (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2000) 

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July 20, 2014

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July 20, 2014

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July 20, 2014

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July 20, 2014
gauzythreads:

goldenest:

rosettes:

A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

the contrast is insane

relevant to my interests

gauzythreads:

goldenest:

rosettes:

A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

the contrast is insane

relevant to my interests

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June 29, 2014
extr0verted:

madame-ganj:

this is my dream

It’s emperor kuzco looking at the hill to build his summer palace

extr0verted:

madame-ganj:

this is my dream

It’s emperor kuzco looking at the hill to build his summer palace

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