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Wednesday

hope for the world

Hello everyone! Today is Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims (like me :D) (basically where you fast ((don't eat or drink)) everyday for 30 days from sunrise to sunset). It's a wonderful time where we eat, get gifts, and celebrate our glorious religion.

I went to my prayer place for the special Eid prayers today, and our religious leader (he's called an Imam) gave us a little talk, which the Imams usually do during the Eid prayers. He talked about educating people about our religion, and showing them that they shouldn't judge us based on the actions of Islamic extremists. He then challenged us to educate people, as many as we can, in any way possible about the good of Islam, and how it's not mass shootings or genocide.

I decided to carry out this challenge with my blog, as it's my place to discuss things that I want, or that needed to be said. And I'm going to take this one step further by not just discussing the good and the hope of Muslims, but the good of the entire world.

I don't expect anyone to read this whole thing because I just wrote two large paragraphs up there but if you can get the basic idea of what I'm trying to say, then wonderful, that's all I need.



You cannot judge a race, religion, or culture based on the actions of a small group of those people.

You cannot base your opinions of Muslims based on the actions of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Omar Mateen, or any other mass Muslim shooting. 

Muslims are not all murder seeking people who want revenge. 

Most Muslims are NOT dangerous to your country. 

ISIS is an extremist group. Notice the word extreme in that sentence. They take Islam to another level that is not meant to be taken to. The Islamic religion is meant to be peaceful, we do not believe in taking harmful actions. ISIS has a different view of Islam that 80% of Muslims (probably more to be honest) do not believe in. If you do believe in Islamaphobia, and your only excuse is ISIS, then you need to rethink your views.

Al Qaeda and their actions were based off of revenge. If you don't know, during the Cold War (war between US and then the Soviet Union), The U.S trained soldiers in Afghanistan (many who then joined Al Qaeda, and Osama Bin Laden) to fight back against the Soviet Union who were invading Afghanistan at that time, promising them fortunes and other things. The U.S never carried out these promises, angering many of the soldiers, causing them to form Al Qaeda and attacking the Twin Towers on 9/11. They too, were a Muslim extremist group, but many of their actions were based on revenge and anger. (I am by no means saying the 9/11 attack was justified in any way, but I am saying that Al Qaeda's actions were not justified by Islam)

yike that was a long one ^^ Another thing, Islam is a peaceful religion. I challenge you today to go out and ask a Muslim that you know, what Islam means to them. 


But despite all these hateful actions, Islamaphobia and the actions of Muslim extremists, I have hope in the world that things will get better. That we can end the hatred any way we can, even if it's educating some people via your blog or your voice, you can do it. It makes a difference, you make a difference.

I believe that we can get past this all, that we can fight it and that we as younger people can pull through. Turn can't into can this year because we can and we will.

Have hope everyone. Also, sorry for all the sappiness I went off on a rant but I hope you felt inspired (???) or something like that.

I'll be my regular, awkward self soon. ok cool (look it's comin on back)

we should all just love each other i mean ted knows what's up



Thanks for reading,
Noor

disclaimer: i am in no way trying to be offensive or convert you to Islam or anything like that, i just wanted people to try and see the good in Islam and maybe make some people look past the sterotypes put on Muslims. cool cool

14 comments:

  1. Hallelujah; I'm a Muslim, too. I congratulate you on your holiday.

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  2. Eid Mubarak Noor :) Hope you had a great day! I'll be writing a similar post about Eid soon, today I'm too tired xD went out all day and ate and now I just wanna go to sleep for all the hours I was awake in Ramadan :p

    the-emo-wolverine-writes.blogspot.com

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    1. Eid Mubarak Catalina :D ME TOO, I just want to sleep but people keep coming over and being loud -_-

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  3. Eid Mubarak! hope your holiday was awesome!

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    1. Ahh Eid Mubarak, thank you ^.^

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  4. I hope you had fun! Also I so 100% agree with this post (I am not muslim)! It is absolutely horrible how people think the whole religion is horrible just because some people from the religion did some horrible things. I think this is an amazing post Noor!

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. I know, it frustrates me a lot :( Thank you Nabila :D

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  5. *AGGRESSIVELY TACKS THIS POST UP WHEREVER I GO*
    I can't add anything much to what you said because you said it so well, but one other thing I would like to mention for anyone who still doesn't get it is that ISIS is to Islam what the KKK is to Christianity.
    Thank you and that is all.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. YESYESYESYES, I think we just need to like build a giant wall and then put all this important information on it

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  6. Eid mubarak! Hope you have an amazing eid

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  7. Eid Mubarak! i loved this post so much. my best friend batool is muslim and when we were in school she struggled with avoiding drinking water after PE because of Ramadan lol xD but seriously this post is the truth about the extremeness of isis.

    xo
    emily

    ps- ever since i've became best friends with batool i've been considering converting... so i mean idk...

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  8. Hi Noor! Beautiful post and I just want to say thank you for writing this! I am Christian, but I respect all Muslims everywhere. I don't understand why people should be afraid or anything. Thanks for posting this! I enjoyed reading through it.

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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  9. Great post Noor, it was very insightful!

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