Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My roommates at the AAR

SUCK IT, WORLD!!!! I'm going to the AAR this year and rooming with the ever-too-awesome Fatal Feminist (her blog is a must-read if you haven't read it yet!) and two other awesome ladies.

That's all I have to say. Just so incredibly happy and excited to be meeting/re-uniting with some of my most favorite scholars (Kecia Ali, Ayesha Chaudhry, Laury Silvers, Amina Wadud, ...), bloggers, researchers, and online friends I'm finally going to meet!


Also, inshaAllah. Hey, you never know. Life has its own shitty ways of working out and stuff. There's our plans and there's Gods plans.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saving Fish from Drowning

Because this reminds me of Zakir Naik (and our other "leaders" who are actually misleading our people):

A pious man explained to his followers: 'It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. "Don't be scared," I tell those fishes. "I am saving you from drowning." Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes.”
Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel

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