I don’t mind the curious looks of small children at the masjid as they wonder about the art on my body. What I do mind are the harsh judgements passed by grown men and women. Am I really so different from you? Just because this is what you see when I pray does that mean the prayers that come from my lips are any different from yours? As I said my shahada I became a muslim, a sister in this Islamic community… Right? Love your brothers and sisters in Islam and care for the reverts in your community. Never be too quick to judge another❤
Undercover Israeli occupation forces terrorism in action today in occupied Jerusalem, 28 February 2014.
Tone Policing - “You’re not speaking nicely enough to white people! The only way to deconstruct racism and white supremacy is to be peaceful & nice and get them on your side, then they’ll listen! That’s the only way!”
Wrong. Racial oppression in the United States has always prevailed regardless of People of Color’s calm speaking tone and through peaceful protesting. It’s not us. The white people actually willing to fight racism have always demanded justice with us without their feelings being prioritized—PERIOD. If you aren’t willing to fight racism because people aren’t coddling you, you are the problem.
Follow this link to find a bundle of clips exploring the study of race and racism in sociology.
TWO-BROWNGIRLS : TWO-FAITHS
While both of us were studying at University, we came across this post by Dora Dalila,which inspired us to think about how our own friendship stretches across two faiths.
Centuries of tension have existed between Muslims and Sikhs; whether we look at Mughal history, 20th Century partition or even modern day media headlines, there seems to be a constant fuel added to the fire between both of our religious communities.
Throughout University we both started to look deeper into our own faiths and had endless discussions with each other about God, religion etc. Through this dialogue we learnt how our faiths are clearly unique but also how they share numerous similarities too.
We don’t agree on everything, but our mutual respect for each other’s opinion proves the possibility of sharing a strong bond with someone who holds different beliefs. It also taught us the importance of a fresh perspective on what religion and spirituality really is.
Remember: We are not undermining or dismissing the shared history of bloodshed between Sikhs and Muslims. But its important we do not let this history prevent a healthy dialogue between both of our communities. This will allow us to tackle existing issues much better than if we are constantly working against each-other, fuelling hatred and racism.
We hope you enjoy this little photo-set that shows that we may do things differently, but ultimately we’re the same.
- A&S x
- Mod D.