Yeah the sun is hot, but have you ever stopped to think about its personality
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To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.
I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.
And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?
So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.
Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-
6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.
6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.
But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…
Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.
May Allah (Swt) bless your day with happiness and prosperity.
Salāt is the most important and basic action in Islām. This is one of the ways to benefit directly from the Power of Allāh Ta’ālā. It is a part of fulfilling the Commandments of Allāh Ta’ālā in the way of Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu ‘alaihi wassalam.
This post is intended to remind everyone of the dangers of abandoning one of the major obligatory acts (performing salāt) that Allāh has bestowed upon us Muslims, indeed, salāt was the first commandment that Allāh has ordained us to act upon.
Allāh says in the Qur’ān:
“Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds, and establish salāt and give zakat, their reward is with their Rabb(Sustainer & Cherisher), and neither fear shall come upon them, nor will they grieve.” 2:277
Indeed in the sayings of our beloved Nabi Muhammad ﷺ there came upon warnings and reminders of not abandoning salāt;
 ‘Abdullāh ibn-Qurt (RA) narrates that Muhammad ﷺ said;
“On the Day of Judgment, the first thing a slave of Allāh will be held accountable for is salāt. If it is found sound and satisfactory, the rest of his deeds will also be sound and satisfactory, and if found corrupt and rotten, then the rest of his deeds will also be corrupt and rotten.”
 ‘Abdullāh ibn-‘Amr (RA) narrates that one day Muhammad ﷺ mentioned salāt and said;
“For him who remains mindful of his Salāt, it will be a light and an argument in his favour and a means of his salvation on the Day of Judgement; and for him who is not mindful of his Salāt, there shall neither a light, nor an argument in his favour, nor a means for his salvation. And on the Day of Judgement, he will be with Fir’aun, Haman and Ubayy ibn-Khalaf.”
Note: Fir’aun was the king of Egypt at the the time of Mūsā ‘Alaihissalām, Hāmān was his minister, and Ubbay ibn-Khalaf was an ardent idolater and adversary of Radūlullāh Sallallāhu ‘alaihi wassalam.
 Ibn-‘Umar (RA) narrates that Muhammad ﷺ said;
“There is no (perfect) Imān for one who has no trustworthiness, and there is no Salāt for one who has no Wudhū, and there is no Deen for one who has no Salāt. The status of Salāt in Deen is like the status of the head in a body.”
 Jābir ibn ‘Abdullāh (RA) narrates: I heard Muhammad ﷺ saying;
“Between man and (his entering into) polytheism and unbelief is the abandonment of Salāt.”
Note: Scholars of Islām have offered several explanations to this hadīth. One is that a person who abandons Salāt becomes increasingly arrogant and bold in committing sins, which may endanger his faith. Another explanation is that the one who abandons Salāt runs the risk of an evil end.
 Abdullāh ‘ibn ‘Abbas (RA) narrates that Muhammad ﷺ said;
“He who abandons Salāt shall meet Allāh in a state that Allāh will be very angry with him.”
 Naufal ibn Mu’awiya (RA) narrates that Muhammad ﷺ said;
“The person who missed even one Salāt is as though he has been deprived of his entire family and wealth.”
And let us remind each otherof what Allāh says in the Qur’ān about salāt;
“Verily Salāt restrains (oneself) from immorality and all that is forbidden.” 29:45
Indeed, it is true that through our consistency in our salāt we find that solace that we need, we find no time doing what is forbidden because we keep busy ourselves in dhikr and worship.
So provoke, convince and nag yourself to perform your daily prayers, be constant with it, be connected with it and you will be at your happiest state, knowing that you have pleased Allāh. in sha Allāh
and we pray with what Ibrahim ‘alaihissalaam used to pray;
“O my Rabb! Make me an establisher of Salāt, and from my descendent also. Or Rabb! And accept my du’ā!” 14:40
May Allāh guide us to that path leading to Him, that we give in ourselves in complete worship and remembrance of Him. in sha Allāh. Amīn.
 Tabarānī, Targhīb
 Musnad Ahmad, Tabarānī, Majma’uz-Zawaīd
 Tabarānī, Targhīb
 Muslim | Mirqāt-ul-Mafātih
 Bazzār, Tabarānī, Majma’uz-Zawaīd
I’m pretty sure I just got engaged. It came totally out of nowhere, so I’m still reeling a little bit, but I am happy, Alhamduillah, but wow I wasn’t expecting this at all when I woke up today, if I had any idea I would have worn something nicer??
FYI to my new father in law, when you said that you hoped we would get engaged “tomorrow” I thought you meant it in that metaphorical future way that Arabs do. Not literally TOMorrrOW, oh my god is this really happening? I just talked rings with my new fiancé hoshit.
Um yeah, I don’t even know.
i need a job where i work one hour a week and i get paid a thousand dollars a minute
[laughs to keep from crying]
In the game of loans, you either repay or you die.
Screaming!!! I must do this!!!!
“…so patience is most fitting. And Allah is the one sought for help…” Surah Yusuf: Aayah 18
Original by me. Please don’t remove caption.
Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted by Serena Malyon
Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school, took some of van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings and altered them in Photoshop to achieved this amazing tilt-shift effect.
This post has been featured on a 1000notes.com blog.