We're teenagers. We're still learning. Shit happens. We cheat, we lie, we criticise, we fight over stupid things. We fall in love and end up getting hurt. We bitch, bitch, BITCH. We bitch about bitches being bitches. We smoke, get high, and get laid. We party till dawn, we drink till we pass out. We hate people for no reason, we call each other names. We stay up late having deep conversations, or stay up late just to THINK. We go out and have a kick ass time with your friends and THOSE WILL BE THE MEMORIES. One day that's going to all pass. You can waste your time focusing on all the bad things, but one day you're gonna wish you were still a teenager. So make the most of what you have now, forget all the bullshit and drama and LIVE YOUR FUCKING LIFE WITH A SEXY SMILE ON YOUR FACE.
Shit happens because this is how we learn, we become better. Shit happens… go on make the best of it. Shit happens because we are human beings, not angels. But while we are humans, we should also remember … we are just notch higher than the regular animal. … we are just notch lower than the regular angel. A notch less than our humanity, we can be as worse as any beast. A notch more than the regular humans, we can be better than angels - we can be saints! :-)
Indiana University religious studies professor Edward Curtis’ recent book, “Muslims in America,” is, according to his publisher, the first single-author history of American Muslims from Colonial times to the present.
Curtis said, there is not a whole lot of competition. I don’t know of any textbooks that mention how there were Islamic names like Hassan and Ali in documents from our Spanish colonial period (in the American Southwest) in the 1600s.
In 1730, roughly 280 years ago, the first identifiable Muslim arrived on the Eastern Seaboard.
“The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said God suggested turning a valley into gold for his use, but he replied: “No, my Lord, but let me have enough to eat and be hungry on alternate days. Then when I am hungry, I shall make supplication to Thee and make mention of Thee, and when I have enough (to eat) I shall praise and thank Thee.”—Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1353
“The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If anyone continually asks pardon, God will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he did not reckon.”— Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 599