Quotes and links

Insha-Allah this will be the first of many such entries, where I simply provide quotes and links that will hopefully be of some interest and/or benefit…


Some quotes:

  • Things could be worse. You remember that, and you go on with your life. – Kevin Bacon
  • I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. I found the divine within my heart… – Rumi
  • One day you will realise that the dunya dun ya. – Anon
  • You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen
  • Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz
  • A busy life makes prayer harder, but prayer makes a busy life easier. – Anon
  • A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard
  • A girl was shot by the Taliban for seeking education. Which is really ironic because the first word to be revealed from the Qur’an was “Read”. – Chris Rock, American comedian
  • A good husband wipes away her tears, but a great husband listens to the story of why she’s crying. – Anon
  • A good way to forget your troubles is to help people out of theirs. – Anon

Some links:

  • VIDEO – 14 minutes – TED Talk – Zena Agha – How Islam Made Me A Feminist
  • VIDEO – 30 minutes – BBC – Panorama – Rescued From A Forced Marriage
  • ARTICLE – Women’s only mosque opens in Los Angeles
  • ARTICLE – Movies from the Middle East about the Prophet (SAW). A quote from film maker Majid Majidi: “While there are 250 films on Jesus Christ, 120 films on Moses, 80 about the other prophets and 40 films on Buddha, there is only The Message on the life of prophet Muhammad. Unfortunately, we fail to introduce our prophet to the western world. In this case enemies will remain enemies.”
  • VIDEO – 29 minutes – Charlie Brooker returns with his excellent Weekly Wipe. One of many excellent quotes: “The Paris atrocity wasn’t just an attack on specific humans, but more widely on freedom of speech. It proved the pen maybe mightier than the sword, but falters in round two when up against the Kalashnikov.”
  • VIDEO – Some interesting comments from Stephen Fry regarding his views on God. And here is a response from Giles Fraser.

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