Excerpt From: Campbell, Joseph. “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living.” Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2011-08-01. iBooks. (via jimparedes)
…I must have been very good, indeed. <3
I don’t even give a shit, this is going on my spiritual blog because I always laugh.
this is the cutest and i will never get over it no matter how many times i see it
She is Allah.
Lol I thought this was so funny. I used to call myself Sunni because that was the sect that I followed. There’s things that some Shia believe that I’ll never follow, like praying, sorry, “calling out” to Ahl Bayt like Ali, Hussain, and Fatima, peace be upon them, for intercession. The Roman Catholic Church which is filled with shirk also has a similar thing of “calling out” to saints and Mary, mother of Jesus, peace be upon them. There’s things in Shiism I agree with over the Sunni beliefs though, more so to do with the origins, like respect for Ahl Bayt, not viewing Sahabah as perfect, and that Ali, peace be upon him, was the best choice for successor. But modern Shiism is warped a great degree from purely political differences.
I also don’t blindly follow any hadith or school of thought, like some Sunnis want me to. Hadith written/ collected hundreds of years after The Prophet lived, peace be upon him, are not infallible, nor even close. People say to follow the Sunnah, and don’t pick and choose, yet everyone does anyway. Anyone who says logic and reason have no place in Islam, or that we must submit to whatever certain scholars say and cannot think on our own, isn’t someone I will follow.
I’m no longer Sunni, I’m not Shia, I’m not Salafi, I’m not Sufi. I’m just Muslim, meaning I submit to only Allah SWT and believe The Quran is 100% Divine Revelation.
I’m all for learning about the sects and different viewpoints, but I’m against blindly following any sect. I don’t operate like that. Being open-minded is what led me to Islam, and I’ll continue to gain knowledge and wisdom from any person or path, whatever labels we throw on them. My religion is Truth and Reason. My religion is Absolute Monotheism.
All Humans are my family. I want the best for generally all Mankind. Let’s focus less on what divides us, and more on what unites us.
And we are ALL God’s children.