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Od·ys·sey :- A series of travels: a long series of travels and adventures
My Odyssey So Fine, It Dares To Defy This Very Time.
The names Mushba-- not Mishbah, not Muzbah, or Bushra, Mushba, M-U-S-H-B-A. I'm 18, in the most delightful country in the world (Pakistan), have the most revered of beliefs (Islam); i'm also sarcastic, but i'd like to think i have a nice of humour, as i steer through these difficult waters i've suddenly found myself in, with the help of a blog no one reads, and a tumblr where i post whatever my heart desires. Currently, due to these difficult waters, i'm neglecting my online life to get a real life, but i'm sure you neglect a few things yourself, so we're even. Feel free to say hi (i'm very nice), or stalk (i can be very rude too!); whatever tickles your fancy.
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Sometimes I feel like I am walking around like this:
So I am like, God, please fix this for me!
And when it doesn’t happen as fast as I want, I feel like this:
And then I think, God has control. God has control.
And then it turns out His plan is way better than mine was and I’m like:
Awww this post! <3
this is simply amazing.
SUBJECT: *other friends name*’S STATUS:
(I wanted to write this as a message because chances are this reply will turn into an essay, and i didn’t want to spam his status comments. I want you to understand that what i write may upset you and may even end our friendship, and may give you the wrong idea about me, but please understand i have principles, that when offended need to be defended, including about LGBTQ.
Also, please note that in some places where i might’ve used you, doesn’t exactly refer to you *friends Name*, but its used as a loosed term to fulfill the purpose of that sentence.)
Now, *friends Name*, i understand your clear argument of religion, but i have my own outlook on it (i think i’m entitled to it, especially since it seems like every Tom, Dick & Harry has created his own off-shoot or sect of Islam). First of all, how many times are the GAYS WILL FEEL ALLAHS WRATH oriented verses mentioned in the Quran? And how many times are the DO GOOD FOR HUMANITY oriented verses mentioned in the Quran? Though i’m not gay nor bi, nor was raised religiously (which is probably why i’m not homophobic like others), i staunchly support the LGBTQ community simply because i think its stupid to persecute someone on the basis of their sexuality.
Yes i know, ‘but religion forbids it!’ But what about alcohol?what about prostitution?what about pornography?what about substance abuse, child abuse? what about rights deprivation? Surah Al-Baqarah has mentioned the importance of abstaining from these menaces equally, and yet, i don’t see you or anyone else saying anything against it; i don’t see protests and effigies being burnt. Infact, Pakistan has viewed more porn than other country many consecutive years; and i doubt i need to explain the situation of the ‘harmless’ alcoholics beating their families or shooting people.
Look, I’m a simple person, and i believe in black and white, in there being two sides and no grey in between, just clear lines that define everything, so when we talk about Islam, about being Muslims, please don’t raise the issue of how homosexuality is against Islam when we’re surrounded by ten million other things that are just as condemned by the Quran and the Prophet (pbuh). Where’s Islam when minorities, who count as human beings too, are being attacked? Wheres the strong Muslim belief when husbands are beating their wives and children or vice versa?
And if you want to talk about homosexuality, why not talk about heterosexuality? why not talk about the pre-marital sex and teenage birth rates that are peaking in our country? The core reason, i believe, that a homphobic is a homophobic is because they cant imagine how gays ‘do it’. No seriously, when we see a man and woman holding hands, we’re like awww, but when we see two men/women together, we just can’t imagine how in the world they do it, how they can’t have families, and hence that becomes reason enough to persecute them. Are you honestly telling me that a persons sexuality, a VERY personal aspect that is ONLY THEIR BUSINESS, is reason enough to kill them? Even if they contribute to society when no one else wants to? Are you honestly going to condemn someone for being gay even though they’re good people? Have you ever met a gay man/woman, have you ever talked to them? have you ever thought that maybe they have feelings, that maybe, just maybe, they’re human beings?
I support the lgbtq community because 2 of my friends are gay, and one is a Muslim, and you know what he says? When he realised he liked men more than women, he prayed to God that he be changed, that please God, make me normal, but he didn’t change. He is a smart and sweet guy whom i’d die for any day simply because he is a good human being, and i don’t care if he likes men or women or both. I mean c’mon, the Quran, time and again, has repeated verses along the lines of “Those who do good will not suffer, nor shall they grieve, and they shall have their reward with their Lord”; if doing and being good is emphascised so much in the Quran, why aren’t people good? If something is mentioned so much, them i’m going to pay attention and listen, irrespective of what other people think, because from what i understand, as long as i do good, and i stand up for what is right, in this case for the right of another human being to live, then i’m not afraid, nor do i have anyone to answer to but Allah, because i know that as long as i do good and i stand for good, i am fulfilling my purpose as a human being and as a Muslim.
“On No Soul Doth Allah Place A Burden Greater Than It Can bear,
It gets every Good that It Earns,
and it Suffers Every Ill That It Earns.” Quran, 2:286
If gays were really that bad, then hasn’t the wrath of God been released upon them? Why hasn’t God changed them when they themselves have asked to be changed? Could it be that perhaps this is a lesson for humanity. I don’t know, but what i do know that to stereotype someone for such a pesonal aspect of their lives is only wrong and insane, ESPECIALLY when the religion we say condemns homosexuality, condemns ten other things that we let slip. Why? Do we think that makes us proper Muslims? We’re no different from the terrorists we hate, because we both do the same thing: (ab)use our religion for our own means.
SORRY FOR THE RANT, but i had to let it out. <3<3<3<3 *panda XxX’s*
“My grudge with Atheists isn’t about why they believe in No God, but why some of them have to ridicule those who do believe in God so insensitively. To a great extent, I was an Atheist, because I held a grudge with God, and to some respects still do. The reason I do believe in God is because of 2 things:
2) The Followers.
These stories passed down through word-of-mouth and then literature, of how the first followers of my religion were persecuted for simply wanting to believe, and how they persisted in their belief, inspires me to earn my belief, to not take for granted the religion I was born into, and actually develop a sense of respect for it, an understand of it, and persist in my belief for it, simply because so many others are striving to do the same.
Then of course there’s ‘the God factor’; I know that its hard to believe in God, but you have to, because there’s a fun in it. Atheists make the argument that God is a whimsical idea of childish fancy and doesn’t exist and is a waste of time, well to them it might seem so, but to me God is the companion of every child lying scared in bed whilst their parents fight: they’ll pray for betterment, and though it might or might not come, the child will develop a sense of hope and spirituality, and spirituality is just as important as anything else in order to maintain good health, which has been scientifically proven.
This God concept has provoked so many to be more humble, more kind and compassionate, more tolerant and grateful, and fearing and firm of what my come; if this God concept can provoke that, this amount of peace and understanding amongst followers, and provide a sense of enlightment they’ve been seeking, then I don’t care if God exists or not, I’m stilll going to believe in God, for myself, and because of others. And lets face it, sometimes there are things you can’t explain, or take too long to explain, and its just easier, and better even, to believe in God, and c’mon, go as far back in history as you want, you’ll always find people worshipping something or someone, proving religion is a basic human need.
So history, science and common sense, have been related to the idea of believing in God, so I’d like to think that maybe God isn’t the fairy-tale many people think.”