Eid Mubarak!

Scottish Muslimah

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims around the world, to the ummah, my brothers and sisters who I love for the sake of Allah.

doa-selamat-hari-raya2Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us).

I pray you all have a beautiful and blessed day. But don’t let it make you forget.

When you are celebrating surrounded by your family and friends; spare a prayer for reverts who broke every fast alone and now spend eid alone. Happiness and celebration can only be truly enjoyed as much as when they are shared with others.

When you are feasting on exquisite and beautiful food, lovingly made for all of the family to enjoy; spare a prayer for the Muslims around the world who struggled to find food to break their fasts with and will certainly find no feast today. Ramadan is not a complete change of their lifestyle for them…

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Arabic Proverb: Silence is an Answer to the Stupid

Yes, you have said it all. Silence is Golden. Jazaki’llahu khair

Scottish Muslimah

Today I wanted to share an Arabic proverb which is so simple yet powerful

السكوت على الاحمق جوابه

Literal translation: Silence is an answer to the stupid.

There are some things which, to put it frankly, do not deserve a response. For whatever reason that may be, sometimes people are looking for a reaction of some kind, they may be saying something which they intend to provoke, offend or insult.

Rather than rise to it, silence is the best response. Then you do not say anything which could be held against you, you do nothing wrong in giving a response of silence. Not only that, but it lets that person know that whatever they said, was not appropriate or worthy of giving attention to.

If someone says something rude, hurtful, provoking, manipulative or inappropriate, then that ultimately is something stupid and giving a response will only make that person go…

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