Wednesday, 28 December 2011

No Place For Racism

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When we look around and observe carefully we will notice discrimination in our society. Wheresoever it may be in offices, restaurants, or even local malls, we people discriminated each other, on the sole basis of skin colour, cast creed, religions, cultures. yes of course race.

We may define racism as the hatred of one person by another or the belief that another person is less than human because of skin colour, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.  This can then lead to abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another community on the basis of such a belief. That is how the slave trade began many years ago.

I don’t believe in borders, in barriers, in flags. I think that we all belong, independent of latitude and longitude, to the same family, the human family. ~Vittorio Arrigoni
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Say no to racism. Say yes to equality.
Racism is one of the severe diseases of human society. Racism has birthed many of society’s ills. Discrimination, separation, and segregation are products of a racist mentality. When one race acts out its superior beliefs in a society, there is no room for harmony or community.

Racists tend to feel threatened by anyone who is from a different race, religion, or culture. It comes from ignorance and fear brought on by stereotypes.
Racism affects badly, if anyone experiences racism of any kind, they can feel lonely and, getting depressed, sad. Like bullying, they may also try and avoid situations where racist behaviour could occur, and pretend to be ill, play truant from school, or be scared to leave their house.
We are not born racist and racism is not in our genes. It comes from our views and beliefs that develop as we grow up. We can be influenced by friends, family, newspapers, and society in general. Racism is abnormal and unacceptable, it is based on ignorance and fear. It’s serious stuff and one that we all want to avoid.

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Racism is treating someone differently or unfairly simply because 
they belong to a different ethnic community.
Just treat all people as people:
Islam is the most anti-racist and anti-prejudicial way of life. Islam calls for equality and brotherhood of mankind. No racism. no superiority, no tribalism but kindness and respect to the other. Allah (God) doesn't look at the colour of our skin; He looks at the level of our Imaan (Faith).
Allah says in Quran:
'O people! We created you from one man and one woman and made you branches and tribes that you may recognise one another. Undoubtedly, the most respected among you in the sight of Allah is he who is more pious, verily, Allah is knowing, Aware.  Surah Al-Hujurat : Ayat 13

No racism, we are the same.
Messenger eradicated the problem of racial or colour discrimination so successfully he said; "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action."

Thursday, 22 December 2011

You Smile, I Melt

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Smile! Why? Because you can.
Always wear a smile, not because life is full of reasons to smile but because your smile itself is a reason for many 
others to smile.
Smiling is a natural drug, a stress relief Smiling lowers blood pressure, smiling boosts immune system.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Be A Gentleman

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A man can be as great as he wants to be.

Real men do cry and they do show emotion. 

Asking for directions is what real smart men do.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I Am A Woman

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A Letter To The West That Raised Me
By Yasmin Mogahed
Growing up, you read me the Ugly Duckling. And for years I believed that was me. I am a woman—that ugly duckling among men. For so long you taught me I was nothing more than a bad copy of the standard.
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.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Lower Your Gaze And Be Modest

People need to be reminded about the "Male Hijab".
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Allah (God) created us with desires and urges, He also revealed to us sufficient and complete guidance to properly channel these desires. 

A Story Of A Muslim Brother and A Hospital Nurse
There was a companion of ours in Glasgow who became ill and was hospitalised. He was admitted for three days and on the fourth day the attendant nurse said, “Marry me”. 
He [the brother in Glasgow] asked, “Why? I am a Muslim, you and I cannot become companions.” 
She said, “I’ll become Muslim”. 
“What’s the reason?” it was asked.