Posted 6 months ago

mohandasgandhi:

theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

Just saw these photos of Ramadhaan 2012 in Guantanamo, made me tear up crazy ways man, most of these men are about to spend their 20th -24th Eid in captivity.

Keep them and their families in your du’aas iA.

This is extremely touching whether you’re a Muslim or not. GITMO is one of the United States’ greatest failures in recent history and it’s something we should become more ashamed of as each day that it remains open passes. Here are a few reasons why to refresh everyone’s memory:

  • About 780 people have been held at Guantanamo. At least 158 have been determined to be completely innocent thus far. Only 220 were ever considered dangerous threats and 380 were deemed to be “low-ranking guerrillas.”
  • At least 15 children have been detained.
  • Of the 166 people still being detained, at least 55 have been cleared for release.
  • Of the nearly 800 people detained at Guantanamo Bay, only 3 have been formally charged by a military court with a crime: David Hicks, Salim Hamdan, and Ali al-Bahlul
  • We even detained an Al Jazeera cameraman for 6 years, partially so we could interrogate him about the network. 
  • Other detainees have included an Afghan taxi driver, captured “because of his general knowledge of activities in the areas of Khowst and Kabul based as a result of his frequent travels through the region as a taxi driver,” an Afghan gentleman because he was a Mullah in a city where some members of the Taliban were suspected of living, and a British man who was detained because U.S. officials assumed he had knowledge of the Taliban because he was once imprisoned by them
  • The Bush administration knew early on that innocent people were being detained and were of little to no intelligence value but higher up officials, such as Cheney and Rumsfeld, refused to release prisoners because doing so would have left a “black mark” on their leadership and been “politically difficult.” 
  • 6 detainees are reported to have committed suicide. However, strong allegations exist that the designation of at least 3 of the deaths as suicides were attempts to cover up homicides. In addition, hundreds of suicide attempts and rampant self-harm among prisoners has been documented. In fact, during the first year and a half after the prison was opened alone, 18 detainees carried out 28 suicide attempts. 
  • Detainees have been widely subjected to physical and psychological torture during interrogations and as a form of discipline. Some of these alleged techniques include waterboarding, sexual assault/rape/harassment and humiliation by both male and female interrogators, severe sleep deprivation, prolonged solitary confinement, mock executions, medical experimentation, forced medical treatments and procedures (some detainees reported doctors forced, or attempted to force, unnecessary amputations), withholding medical treatment, threats of dog attacks, subjecting detainees to temperature extremes, sometimes to temperatures bellow freezing or over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, prolonged sensory bombardment, such as exposure to loud, irritating sounds and bright lights, often permanently damaging eyes and ears, threats of transfer for torture in other countries, exposure to irritating chemicals and substances, physical beatings, some of which have resulted in permanent injuries such as confinement to a wheelchair, shackling prisoners and putting them in painful stress positions for hours at a time, refusal to allow detainees to use the bathroom, the repeated use of tear gas and pepper spray, oxygen deprivation, the removal of everything but underwear and the Qur’an from cells, desecration of the Qur’an, religious humiliation, interference with religious practices (famous examples include female interrogators sexually assaulting detainees during prayers, guards forcing detainees to strip before prayers, withholding food when fasting breaks during Ramadan), force-feeding detainees during hunger strikes, causing detainees to bleed from the nose and throat, vomit, and go to the bathroom on themselves, etc.
  • The Obama administration has decided not to investigate or prosecute any U.S. officials for torture or abuse
  • Guantanamo Bay isn’t going to be closed any time soon.
Posted 6 months ago

projectdawah:

Tazkiyyatun Nafs

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Tuhan,
damaikanlah malamku,
indahkanlah bangun pagiku,
lancarkanlah urusanku esok,
besarkanlah rezekiku,
dan jauhkanlah aku dari fitnah,
permusuhan dan kerugian.

Aamiin
Mario Teguh (via marioteguh)
Posted 6 months ago

soul-submission:

Important Reminder - Fasting on Arafah ( Monday 14 October)

One of the virtues of the day of Arafah is that fasting this day expiates for the sins of the past and coming year. It was reported from Abu Qatadah that a man said:“O Messenger of Allah, what do you think of fasting on the day of Arafat?” He said: “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year” [Sahih Muslim]

Fast on 9th Of Dhul-Hijja (Arafat) which is on Monday 14th of October and your sins from previous year and coming year will be forgiven. Don’t miss this opportunity and also share this to all muslims you know.

Posted 6 months ago
To completely trust in God is to be like child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
Imam Al-Ghazzali (via crscwldpt)

(Source: musingsoflove)

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Instead of spending all your thoughts and energy on your problems and frustrations, give some power and feeling to your dreams. Rather than conjuring up excuses for why you can’t live those dreams, visualize rich scenarios in which you are bringing them fully to life.
If you’re not completely satisfied with how you are, imagine differently. Intensely feel the beauty and joy of what you imagine, and steadily bring it to life.
Ralph Marston (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: milkingthefeeling)

Posted 6 months ago

hey-its-a-new-day:

♥♥♥
Nothing is more attractive
than being your authentic self.

So you’re a little weird? Work it.
A little different? OWN it.

There is nothing more beautiful
than someone who goes out of their way
to make life beautiful for others.

The Universe has your back.
Instead of trying to control the outcome,
just enjoy the journey.

The more you go with the flow of life,
and the less you seek constant clarity,
the more you will find that fabulous things
start to show up in your life.

True strength is knowing that
you don’t have to be strong
every single second of the day.

The only sure path is to live consciously,
moment to moment,
as you let go of the outcome.

There comes a time when the world gets quiet
and the only thing left is your own heart.
So you’d better learn the sound of it.
Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.

Two things you will never have to chase:
True friends and true love.

Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…
but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.

 

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