As a Muslim woman born and raised in the west why is it that certain topics are untouchable for us? If we should not have the same values or ideals as our western counterparts why are we vilified for being different or simply seeing things differently?
Islam teaches us by the Prophet (saw) last sermon that no Arab is more superior than a non-Arab and vise-versa and no black is superior over a white and vise-versa accept by their actions and deeds. Yet we tend to ignore that last bit a lot. The actions and the deeds of a person seem to go unnoticed nowadays, and everything is about what is on the outside; what a person practices, what they look like, where they come from - that's all that matters to people - the cover of the book.
Is it a wonder that no one reads nowadays because we are all so obsessed with mainstream and social media? We only follow what we are being told by complete strangers and not being able to see the real or complete picture of any situation.
So as the world turns more and more towards the actions and deeds of others faults why have we stopped trying to correct ourselves? Are our lives really that bleak and mundane that we can't see past our phone screens?
Anyhow this is probably why I haven't been able to focus on my posts for a while. Sometimes I really don't want to deal with the materialistic world we've become. Sometimes the simple things matter like making a nice meal for my family or focusing on my health and myself for a little while. I've been enjoying baking for a while too, but then that kind of contradicts the focusing on my health part lol.
Sometimes there is just so much hatred in the world we all need to take a step back and focus on what is really important. Ignore the bad vibes and breath in some fresh air.
So that's what I've been doing lately, how are you all doing? Lol.