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Whose Flag?

28 Sep

Whose flag? Take A Knee.

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Whose Flag?

Whose Flag? The flag that ignited the Trail of Tears and condemned my Native American Ancestors far from their Promised Land?

The Flag that ignited Manifest Destiny and stole, robbed, cheated and raped millions of Indigenous peoples to broken treaties, destruction and death.

The Flag that ignited the slave ships of the Middle Passage where my African Ancestors were kidnapped from the Motherland. Denied their heritage. Their religion. Their customs and traditions.  And what of those thrown overboard as so much excess baggage.  Or the others who jumped rather than condemn generations to slavery and Jim Crow.

The Flag that ignited the Dred Scott decision telling us we are only 3/5ths of a man? Where are we in the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Do you see any Native or African Americans in those paintings? Not even any women!  So do we salute a flag, a symbol…

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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~☆~ Hayatın amacı mutlu olmak değildir. İşe yarar olmaktır, onurlu olmaktır, merhametli olmaktır, yaşadığın süre boyunca bir fark yaratmaktır.― Ralph Waldo Emerson

28 Sep

Wisdom quotes.

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

“Love cannot be contained within our speaking or listening. Love is an ocean whose depths cannot be plumbed. Love cannot be found in erudition and science, books and pages. The kernel of Love is a mystery that cannot be divulged”.
(Diwan-i-Shams-I Tabrizi)

Those who believe and do good deeds — the Gracious God will create love in their hearts. (Al Quran 19:97)

Allah is not only the Gracious and the Merciful, but, also wants humanity to be gracious and merciful, to each other. Compassion’ is the most frequently occurring word in the Qur’an. Each of its 114 chapters, with the exception of the 9th, begins with the invocation ‘In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful…

The Qur’an frequently speaks of God’s plan for diversity, and the goodness of difference as part of this plan. “O mankind, We have indeed created you as male and female, and made you…

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Be a good person but don’t waste time to prove it. ~•~ İyi insan ol, fakat bunu ispatlamak için vakit harcama.

21 Sep

Thank you Lord for my Learning experiences.

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

Be a good person but don’t waste time to prove it. Don’t let people pull you into their storms… Pull them into your Peace.

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

“Life consists of two days , one for you and one against you . So when it s for you don’t be proud or reckless , and when it s against you be patient , for both days are test for you.” (Ali RA)

When your failure brings you closer to your Creator, that’s NOT failure. That is your success. Thank the Almighty for it.

Allah heard the little ant. Do you think He didn’t hear you calling on Him? 
(Muhummad-peace be upon him)

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A Letter To The Culture That Raised Me & Yetiştiğim Kültüre Açık Mektup & Yasmin Mogahed

2 Sep

We must listen to all viewpoints and not be so critical. Stop judging and stop putting our morals, values and standards on others. This point gives a critical understanding of the veil and the hijab from a Muslim Woman’s viewpoint. As a Christian Woman I must agree that I would rather be viewed as a servant of God than an object. I support my Hijabi Sisters. God Bless.

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

Growing up, you read me the Ugly Duckling. And for years I believed that was me. For so long you taught me I was nothing more than a bad copy of the standard (men).

I couldn’t run as fast or lift as much. I didn’t make the same money and I cried too often. I grew up in a man’s world where I didn’t belong.

And when I couldn’t be him, I wanted only to please him. I put on your make-up and wore your short skirts. I gave my life, my body, my dignity, for the cause of being pretty. I knew that no matter what I did, I was worthy only to the degree that I could please and be beautiful for my master. And so I spent my life on the cover of Cosmo and gave my body for you to sell.

I was a slave, but…

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