Either be the one who gives suggestions, or the one who follows them.
Somali Proverb (via thenomadicproverbs)
I promised hooyo I’ll clean the kitchen and now I feel sleepy
she saw me and said I’ll wake you up with HARANTI
I’ve never felt so alive
I don’t know what to say….I’m so clueless and in my own bubble. A friend from Kenya all the way across God only knows how many miles and oceans told me that Abdurraheem Green was in the masjid near me. Subhannallah this is a Sheikh I’ve admired for so long and watched countless hours. Inshallah I’ll hopefully catch him tomorrow ^^
Every open day I always somehow being the only one to at least one lecture…in multiple universities. Its so awkward for the most part, but the Leeds guy did an awesome job.
I was in tutorial today at college and for some reason Jihad came up. As I try to this very privileged white dude that Jihads actual meaning in Islam is not to be fanatical and behead people but to fight against oneself and against temptations he randomly asks if that means I’m a jihadist.
Honestly now disclaimer I’m an outgoing person but I mostly keep my sarcastic replies to myself because I know that people deal with things everyday and its not my place to add to those troubles however I couldn’t help myself. I said yes and the look on his face. I swear he looked so frightened like he’d looked death in the face. miskeen he just held his breathe and froze in place for like a whole minute before I turned to tell my friend what was going on in Somali. I was honestly shocked and baffled at his reaction at first. This person had known me a full year but that still didn’t stop him from thinking god only knows what but honestly it didn’t stop me from laughing either because honestly what was I expecting?
He kind of just slinked away speechless before I apologized for laughing in his face because I honestly don’t want any trouble with any police. I’m just here to get an education ^^ But God help us all when he decides to get into politics because he’s doing a degree in international relations.
Edit:- Yes, I do realize that Jihad does have other meanings as well but we were talking about Media manipulation and how what people tell you on the news isn’t always 100 percent accurate and even if it is it may not always be the full picture and thus why you should do your own research. Jihad happened to come up as an example.
Everybody’s fighting their own battle keep that in mind before you speak next time
when your baati and garbasaar matches and you feel like you got your whole life sorted out
Somalis are the most generous people you’ll ever meet. We take care of each other in a way that I have never seen done in any other community. It is very common for a Somali family to be supporting other family members back home. This includes parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, cousins’ cousins, nieces, nephews ..etc. even friends of the family if they are in need. And then comes the part were you have to help clan members and other Somalis in need in the country you live in(diaspora). Sometimes it becomes too much, but this is the only way we made it and we’ll continue to make it in this world.
This makes me so proud.
Majama Whats up? Hi ni mara ya kwanza I’m using Kiswahilli haki nime anza kusahau lugha yote. Unaweza kuni practice using you? Bado sija ona mtu anajuwa Swahilli College yangu so I’m still Rusty. ^^ Lakini nataka kutumia :) Hope you have a beautiful day though!
Anonymous said: do you have anything on somali galbeed/ogaden genocide?
- The War in the Ogaden Implications for Siyaad’s Role in Somali History
- Genocidal Policies & Poor Human Rights Record in the Ogaden: A Historical Perspective
- Making the Hard Choices Between Power and Principle-The Ogaden War, 1977-1978 by Leach-Rachel Blakey
- Ethiopian federalism autonomy versus control in the Somali Region by A Samatar
Thank you for the tag 1175e! Again I apologize for the lateness, I swear I just saw it recently and this is as quick as I could get back to you :)
Name: Sue ^^
Favorite color: Black
Lucky number: umm…..
Last dream you remember: I never remember my dreams…
Can you juggle: Sorta…? The last time I tried to I was in Primary School…
Art/sports/both: Arts…I’m horrible at any sort of sports although I was awesome with football.
Do you like writing: Yes,but I’m terrible with words.
Do you like dancing: Yes. But I can’t dance for the life of me.
Do you like singing: I annoy everyone who is near me.
Dream vacation: Asia! I wanna travel the world but mostly around Korea, Japan and China. I think I would also LOVE going back home once.
Dream guy/gal: Oh well..if you’ve been following my blog long enough,then you’ll know. A guy I would take home to meet my parents…go figure out.
Dream wedding: Subhannallah I swear I’ve never thought of it.
Dream pet: None. I have a serious aversion to all animals.
Dream job: Something that makes me smile when I get home regardless of the big to do list that I have.
Favorite album: Crush On You by Crush (크러쉬) I have been completely obsessed with the whole album lately and I’m usually not one that listens to whole albums.
Least favorite song: None comes to mind at the moment.
Least favorite album: Again I don’t really listen to whole albums.
Least favorite artist: I don’t care about it.
Guys/girls/both/other: Guys. Muslim. Preferably bilingual.
Hair color: Dark
Eye color: Any color
Humorous/serious: Both,but humorous first
Again I’m 5’2. I had to have a kid in McDonald’s get me the straw one time. A guy who’s shorter than me… well you get the picture.
Biggest turn-offs: Too many. But mostly a guy who feels like he has to hide his religion.
Biggest turn-on: Astaghfurallah… I’m an Innocent teenager ^^
Since I’m about a month late I tag eyedontknoww
Salaams beautiful people! I’m back on tumblr with actually text posts. ^^ Real life comes first but Inshallah I’ll start posting more and not just being a lurker. ^^