On Black Panther, non-black Muslim POC and anti-blackness.

This will be a short post, I will write more inshallah IF and when I find the time.

There were non-black Muslim POC claiming that the film was “Islamophobic” because of a scene in which Nigerian girls were saved from Boko Haram. Fancy calling a film featuring a character saving Muslim girls from sexual slavery and rape by violent extremists “Islamophobic”.

Because, you know, fighting against Boko Haram who terrorize tons of West-African Muslims, is ofcourse “Islamophobic”. What about the lives of those West-African MUSLIMS? Don’t those West-African Muslims represent Islam?

The sad irony of the fact is that those folks implicitly would rather identify Boko Haram with islam then those innocent girls. Our beautiful, innocent girls.

No wonder they don’t give a damn about #BlackLivesMatterOR #MosqueMeToo , or about the women accusing TR.

By the way, Muslims weren’t bashed anywhere in Black Panther. By no means were Islam, or Muslims, synonimous with violence or terrorism in that film. It even featured one of those girls making du’a for her black female saviour!


Muslim marriage?

I would say that a Muslim woman OR Muslim man can marry a monotheist from any religion.
Some Hanafi scholars permitted marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men. Some scholars believe that marriages between Muslim men and non-Muslim women (so also ahl ul kitab) are makruh.
The Quran forbids both Muslim women and Muslim men to marry polytheists, but says that they can both marry monotheists.
But theory set aside, most Muslim women are expected to marry within their religious AND ethnic group. Men are let off the hook much more easily, and that’s an injustice we need to adress.

When your Muslimness is erased by…….white non-Muslims academics.

Don’t you just love it how white non-Muslim male academics, or white non-Muslims in general, erase us Islamic feminists, or converts (especially when black or POC) or any Muslim who doesn’t fit their Arabic-, Persian, Turkish, or Pakistani-centric template, as a Muslim

Disclaimer:  Ofcourse, there are excellent white male experts. Some of them taught me. But it is beyond arrogant from a white non-Muslim male to erase feminist, black, queer, convert etc. Muslim women as Muslims.