Category: Teen matters

Massachusettsian Little girl gets birthday wish two years after writing letter to President Obama on why women aren’t on any bills

An 11-year-old girl from Massachusetts got a special call on Wednesday, two years after sheImage result for girl 9 years old had penned a curious letter to President Barack Obama asking why women weren’t the face of any “dollars/coins.”…

“Just called Sofia to let her know her wish came true. Harriet Tubman will be on the face of the $20 bill!” she continued. The mother of the Cambridge, Mass., girl told WHDH-TV that the special call was the “greatest birthday present ever.” It was announced hours earlier that the famous African-American abolitionist would kick Andrew Jackson off the bill….more”:  nydailynews

Men and Women Can’t Be “Just Friends” – Scientific American

New research suggests that there may be some truth to this possibility—that we may think we’re capable
of being “just friends” with members of the opposite sex, but the opportunity (or perceived opportunity) for “romance” is often lurking just around the corner, waiting to pounce at the most inopportune moment…more:  scientificamerican.com/

Islam says:”The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise” (9-71)

THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A TEEN MUSLIM GROWING UP IN AMERICA

“There are Muslim families out there who experience hatred every day because of who they are. The most tragic thing is that these hate crimes often go unexplained or overlooked by others.”

 “I’m not asking for sympathy or pity. I’m not asking for a simple hashtag on social media. I’m asking for more than that..MORE: MTV.COM

The Gates of Paradise

Abu Ad-Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, (which means) “Kindness to Parents is  the best gate  to be admitted to Jannah (Paradise and or to its highest ranks) , so keep this gate or lose it.” ( Sunan Ibn Majah-Grade: Sahih )