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منم آزاد

Ramblings, reflections, musings and the likes..

Anonymous asked:
Why are Quranic interpretations so up for debate, and so complex in its requirements to seek the context, time period, and linguistic nuances? If this book is so perfect, why isn't it immediately clear what is halal and haram?


He it is who has bestowed upon thee from on high this divine writ, containing messages that are clear in and by themselves - and these are the essence of the divine writ - as well as others that are allegorical. Now those whose hearts are given to swerving from the truth go after that part of the divine writ which has been expressed in allegory, seeking out [what is bound to create] confusion, and seeking [to arrive at] its final meaning [in an arbitrary manner]; but none save God knows its final meaning. Hence, those who are deeply rooted in knowledge say: “We believe in it; the whole [of the divine writ] is from our Sustainer - albeit none takes this to heart save those who are endowed with insight.”

- The Holy Qur’an [3:7]

This reminds me of what Nouman Ali khan said in one of his lectures: “The Quran is not ambiguous, your knowledge of Arabic language is ambiguous” and I’d say one MUST learn seek as much of Arabic language as possible before assuming that the Quran isn’t clear.


I admire honesty. I try to be as honest as possible with people. If someone asks for advice or an opinion and they say “be honest” then I’m gonna be just that. But there’s also a thing called being “gentle” and idk why people think that being honest means you gotta be brutal and hurtful with your words. There’s no reason for you to be rude. And it’s usually the rude people who get extra mad when someone is honest with them…like okay dude.

Yo people, I also found out that Maldives is the only country where an Afghan (one with the Afghan passport) can travel to without the need for visa!

I am so sick of the fact that the dream I’m pursuing is so demanding and costly, literally. I also have to think of everything and their consequences in the long term aka 10 years from now. which is tbh pointless because nobody is certain what can happen tomorrow let alone 10 years from now.
I am not being ungrateful or running out of patience, but I seriously question these almost always. It’s a matter of being a girl, sometimes, and a matter of being an Afghan, at others. I learnt the hard way that afghans are almost never liked by any governments lol. Also, that being a girl is no privilege, lol. But jokes apart, Can my dad afford a year of medicine? Can he afford paying 5 years of med school fees? Will I regret this one day? Is that day soon? Can I do other things besides cramming human anatomy? will I have time to read my favourite book? Can I keep up my social life, the one I’m very attached and used to?
will my husband mind my night shifts? What age will I get married at? Will my kids tolerate distance every now and then? is there going to be war in this country before I manage to graduate and run away?

Plan B, for the longest time was dentistry. But I have the strongest feeling I will regret it, and quite soon tbh. I’d hate to wake up every day to go to a work that I have zero interest in.
Which brings to me a thought, what am I actually interested in, other than medicine? Sharia Law, International relations, majoring in English, etc etc. Is my interests in these subjects strong enough for me to pursue them as careers? What will I end up doing, anyway, even if I do go ahead with these fields? I feel too ignorant to know anything about those, to begin with it, so do you see my problem?

Do I worry too much? Yes. Is it pointless to worry? Yes. Am I good at stressing? Hell, yeah. What can I do? Idk, atm the best answer I can come up with is to be patient. It’s probably a test, and a hard one indeed. I need to be guided by God, because Him alone can help me through this. I can’t just make a decision AND feel good about it just overnight. I need time, and God knows, I need patience and guidance.

اللهم اقدر لي الخير حيث كان ثم أرضني به
Lord, destine for me what is best for me then make me satisfied with it.

magically becoming a doctor

  • Parents: We want you to be a doctor.
  • Me: Great. I want to be a doctor and make you guys proud.
  • Parents: But we don't want you to stay late on campus to get help on your homework.
  • Me:
  • Parents: We also don't want you to join clubs that will help you get into medical school.
  • Me:
  • Parents: It's really unnecessary to volunteer. Don't volunteer at all ever.
  • Me:
  • Parents: These programs that you tell us will make your med school application better are not good for you. Don't do internships. Or jobs.
  • Me:
  • Parents: It would be great if you could go to uni and spend the least amount of time there, come straight home and after a few years get magically into medical school. See our formula is full proof.
  • Me: But that's not how it works.
  • Parents: You're giving me a headache, why can't you be a good girl and just become a doctor and stay home. I walked to america with my bare feet and gave birth to you inside a volcano, and you do this to me? Acudubillah.
  • Me: … <p> </p>
  • Anonymous asked:
    Hey, is the harassment of women common in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan maybe like other places like India for example? I'm talking about both verbal and sexual harassment. I'm pretty sure it's called 'Eve Teasing'.


    im sure it is.

    i personally don’t know how bad it is, since im a male 

    you might have to ask like girlofbalkh or someone…idk :/

    I honestly don’t know what it’s called.
    But I know that once upon a time it wasn’t common at all in Afghanistan. I’m not only talking about the Afghan golden era 35+ years ago.
    Back in 2003 I visited Afghanistan and I can tell you that harassment of women wasn’t a common thing. People were exhausted of war, everyone worked towards rebuilding Afghanistan, people returned after years of exile, people were hopeful about Karzai governing, everyone talked about democracy. I won’t say harassment of women didn’t happen, it just wasn’t common.
    However, you take one visit to Kabul now and you’ll witness that harassment of women, both verbally and sexually, happens to at least 4/5 women on a daily basis [my assumed statistics]. There’s no way a schoolgirl walks home without being ‘teased’ one way or the other especially if she’s alone. Why the change through the years? There is more than one factor. I personally [I repeat, it’s a personal opinion but im sure many will agree with me] blame the media. afghan media. Now honestly, you switch on any afghan show and you’ll get your answer. And to this point, I say it isn’t entirely the male gender’s fault. Women themselves are at fault too. Don’t know how to explain this, honestly just switch to ANY afghan show.
    Other parts of the world? It really depends. In some parts of India harassment of women is extreme to the point of horrible rape cases. In other cities however, according to my Indian friends and my parents who visit India every now and then, people are pretty peaceful and live in harmony with each other.

    "The planning of The Almighty (Allah) is better for you than your own planning, and He could deprive you from what you ask to test your patience. So let Him see from you a determined patience and you will soon see from Him what will give you joy. And when you have cleaned the paths of answering (of supplication) from the stains of sin and was patient about what He has chosen for you, then every thing that happens to you is better for you whether you were given or deprived of what you have requested."
    Imaam ibn Al-Jawzee (via rsvnr)

Pakol and Patos


    Pakol and Patos

    "What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."
    Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. (via wordsnquotes)