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Student bikini-clad jelly wrestling tradition returns to Cambridge University ‘garden ‘party’ despite being labelled ‘sexist, misogynistic and inappropriate’ | Daily Mail Online

The finesse of the developed and the educated? The depravity of the people that study at institutions like Cambridge, engage in such actions while at the same time thinking of themselves as high ups and looking down at the people of the third world, including Muslims, disgusts me.  ~AJ

Student bikini-clad jelly wrestling tradition returns to Cambridge University ‘garden ‘party’ despite being labelled ‘sexist, misogynistic and inappropriate’  | Daily Mail Online

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Quranic Verse of the Day – Make peace between the believers and fight a believer if he oppresses

If we were to see two Muslims fighting, it’s our duty to intervene and make peace but let’s say if one is oppressing the other, we are to fight the oppressor until there is no oppression. If we were referring to the modern day and it’s the ISIS that is oppressing the believers (and non-believers alike), the commandment from Quran is to fight them until there is justice.

[49:9-10, quran.com, Translation: Sahih International]

49:9
And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah . And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.
49:10

The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy.

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High court orders surrogate mother to hand baby to gay couple | Law | The Guardian

I found this distressing, agonizing, and shocking. According to this wacko of a judge (Ms. Alison Russell) the partner of the biological father of a child has more rights to the child than her own biological mother. The judge does not like the mother because she finds her “homophobic’.  Hello, what does it matter if the mother finds the two men’s relationship short-lived or repulsive? What matters is that it was the mother that kept the child in her womb for 9 months, it’s she who breastfeeds her (and not the father’s gay partner) and that SHE is the biological parent.

UK is one strange place. If it’s not biology that dictates who has legal rights to a child then everyone should be free to sue for access to any other child based upon political views or views about homosexuality. I hope and pray that Ms. Russell gets disbarred or she evaporates into thin air before issuing any further bizarre horrific decisions. I also pray that the mother gets her baby back. Ameen. ~AJ

High court orders surrogate mother to hand baby to gay couple | Law | The Guardian

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Prom, American International School in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia

These days we have a discussion going on in our home. The time is coming when American International School in Riyadh (AISR) will have a prom – it’s scheduled on May 28th, 2015. I, as a parent, don’t have the choices I might have had in the US. In the US, I could have said that Muslim kids don’t need to attend events such as the prom where boys and girls come as ‘couples’, have the ‘festivities’ at school and later on. I could get together with like-minded Muslim parents and have a ‘girls only’ prom which would still have the dress, the food, the music but not the boys. Here in KSA, we are ‘more loyal than the king” so to speak. Since ‘all Muslim’ kids are coming to the prom so the prom is not a ‘non-Muslim” ritual that could be shunned. The ‘progressive’ parents have the assurance that ‘many’ kids will be coming without dates so it’s not a ‘date-oriented’ function after all and can be attended by ‘conservative’ Muslim children. Here, since it’s the Saudi Arabia and it’s a ‘safe environment’ after all so prom doesn’t need to be looked down as such as it was in the US.

Here is the thing that I wonder. Why do I need to even wonder about making a decision about the prom? Why is the prom even happening in a ‘Sharia-compliant’ country like Saudi Arabia where women can’t drive or can’t roam around in their street clothes without an abaya (because supposedly Islam dictates it)? Why are un-related males and females allowed to come in dresses (mandatory shorter for juniors to distinguish from seniors) as couples and allowed to dance on the dance floor? Why can’t the school hold a non-dance (and non-couple) event where seniors could get together just like “seniors’ and without having the ‘couple’ connotation? Why does (I am just churning out names off my head here) the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Religious Affairs or the Ministry of Vice and Virtue (or any other remaining ministries having any direct or in-direct control over the affairs of AISR) meddle in the affairs of this school and make sure that an affair like the prom that makes many Muslim parents (in KSA and non-Muslim countries) nervous not happen? Did we, the Muslim parents, ever think that once we were living in Saudi Arabia, we would be having discussions with our children about why institutions like the prom go against the Islamic ideology?

While I ponder over all of this, I ponder as well how to make an affair like the prom with its severely atrocious non-Islamic connotations not happen in our lives or at AISR. May Allah have mercy on our souls. Ameen.

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Met Gala 2015: Beyonce, Kim K And J.Lo Were Almost Naked

Jill O’ Rourke claims, “Apparently The Met Gala Theme This Year Was ‘You Can See My Ass’ .“ I happen to agree with her. The men are all covered up. They are so over-dressed that they even have to wear a jacket over their shirts (and a tie around their necks) but the women is a whole another story. The list of  ‘assets’ that need to be exposed  grows larger every year. I say just be done with it. Just take it all off, wear some body spray and be off with it. Of course, that was sarcasm (and frustration) speaking. ~AJ

Re-blogged from Crushable. ~AJ

Met Gala 2015: Beyonce, Kim K And J.Lo Were Almost Naked

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Umrah Spring 2015 – PHOTOS

We did an Umrah at the end of the April this year. AISR had a long weekend meaning they had Sunday and Monday off along with Friday and Saturday (which constitutes a weekend in KSA). M2 is having her senior IB exams this week so she had to utilize the previous weekend for study. We flew to Kaaba on Saturday evening, did the Umrah Saturday night, and came back Sunday night. Alhumdulillah!

Taking the shuttle to Riyadh airport.

Taking the shuttle to Riyadh airport.

FJ awaits the Saudia flight to Jeddah in his Ihraam.

FJ and the kids await the Saudia flight to Jeddah in their Ihraam.

Praying to Allah sitting down after performing Tawaf.

Praying to Allah sitting down after performing Tawaf.

TJ performs Saee between the mounts of Safa and Marwa

Celebrating Hajar – TJ performs Saee between the mounts of Safa and Marwa

Saying bye to Kaaba.

Saying bye to Kaaba.

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Two gunmen ‘carrying explosives’ attack anti-Muslim art contest in Texas: Suspects dead and cop wounded at ‘draw Muhammad’ event that offered $10k prize | Daily Mail Online

Guard is shot in the foot, suspects are dead (who knows if there were any), ISIS is claiming on Twitter that the suspects belonged to ISIS – all ingredients present to implicate Islam and Muslims but with no real harm done. Pammy Skeletor and Gaga Wilders (the fake platinum bleach blonde politician from Netherlands) must have had some help to get some attention to the event that no one was paying much attention to until this stunt was pulled through. What a bunch of ugly fraudulent dimwits! ~AJ

wilders geller

Two gunmen ‘carrying explosives’ attack anti-Muslim art contest in Texas: Suspects dead and cop wounded at ‘draw Muhammad’ event that offered $10k prize | Daily Mail Online