I just found this blog and I'm really impressed! By the way, the thing about how spells can be cast in other languages is actually implied by canon: in the Hindi translations of the Harry Potter books, the spells were translated to Sanskrit. Also there's the fact that "Avada Kedavra" is derived from Aramaic anyway, so it's impossible to say that a spell has to be in a particular language to be effective.
publius-virgilia-maro  

petrichorlore:

Thank you so much! I’ve expanded my A Muslim in Hogwarts snippet in a side blog (if you’re interested), though it’s slow going. OMG, thank you. I keep getting comments that basically say its impossible to translate spells, but what I really meant was that you could have the exact same effect using different words, so it could be literally the same spell, or even tweaked just a bit because it’s in a different language..

July  22   •  8  •   via   ( + )

3hunna-cuts said

Wait is that like for the fic or is that canon. I think they read the same spells in the books right? And the movies ?

This is a headcanon blog, so no, it’s not about the canon. What OP is referring to is my little ficlet about people doing spells in their own language. So for Aliyah, (my character), she’s experimenting with Arabic spells that have similar results to the Latin-ish ones we see in canon. So the arabic equivalent of, say, Wingardium Laviosa, and she’s finding out that, interestingly enough, the result is not quite the same because the language is different. 

- Sumayyah

July  22   •  4  •   ( + )

thecompleteillustrated:

apitnobaka:

remember this a muslim in hogwarts infamous post? me wants! UvU

this is so cute! maybe we’ll give Aaliayh a cat when she finally gets ‘round to getting to Hogwarts…

July  21   •  98  •   via   •   source   ( + )

I love this blog so much as a Hindu who grew up idolizing Parvati and Padma but actually they would do their spells in Marathi or Hindi since Patil is a Marathi surname!

July  21   •  9  •   ( + )
wait I have a hardcore headcanon. Hijabi McGonagall omg I've already made a bunch of posts about it. Would this be an ok thing to submit? For further headcanons of hijabi McGonagall see #hijabi McGonagall
august-songs  

petrichorlore:

august-songs:

amusliminhogwarts:

ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS A BRILLIANT IDEA, SUBMIT IT!

on that note, i think you guys submitting Muslim or other faith headcanons here is a wonderful idea, so please, please submit your headcanons.

I have too many to submit (I’m on my phone cause my computers confiscated.) they include Hijabi!mcgonagall and Ramadan, disabled/neuroatypical students, reverts, prayer groups, backstory, etc. They are all under the #hijabi McGonagall tag.

I’ll check them out and add them to the queue then!

- Sumayyah

June  24   •  15  •   via   •   source   ( + )

Tag Tuesdays

Featuring tags devoted to headcanons advocating for a more diverse Hogwarts.

Todays Tag of the Day is august-songs lovely tag Hijabi McGonagallCheck it out!

June  24   •  4  •   ( + )
wait I have a hardcore headcanon. Hijabi McGonagall omg I've already made a bunch of posts about it. Would this be an ok thing to submit? For further headcanons of hijabi McGonagall see #hijabi McGonagall
august-songs  

ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS A BRILLIANT IDEA, SUBMIT IT!

on that note, i think you guys submitting Muslim or other faith headcanons here is a wonderful idea, so please, please submit your headcanons.

June  24   •  15  •   ( + )

Apologies

I’m so sorry for the lack of updates! Aneesa’s been travelling and I’ve been trying to finish my first year of uni. Hopefully we’ll be back on track this summer. Thank you so much for your patience. In the meantime, feel free to ask us questions or drop us some headcanons!

-Sumayyah

April  18   •  4  •   ( + )
This is such a cool project! I have one q: how familiar are you with British ethnic groups/populations? There are some significant differences with the US (and similarities ofc). It's not a big problem, but some details could be jarring to British readers. (Although when it comes down to it, representation > pedantry.) Anyway, congrats again on the project.
runawayjoincircus  

amusliminhogwarts:

Thank you very much! And Aneesa’s slightly more familiar with Brit culture, ethnic groups, and populations than I am, so we’re pretty much winging it. Of course, we’re willing to edit our posts! If you (and other) have helpful tips/advice, you’re very welcome to share it.

- Sumayyah

For sure! I’d like to think i’m pretty familiar with my half-home country’s ethnic groups and populations, especially the PoC and immigrants. While I don’t currently live there, I go almost every year, have the majority of my friends over there, as well as my mother’s side of my family and of course, my mother herself. I also plan to poke my nose around and update myself a bit more when I go for two months in March. But like any normal person that’s grown up in a country, no one can claim fluency in the ever-changing demographics of wherever they’re living, right? So research will always be necessary! Any advice is always welcome!

- Aneesa

P.S Both petrichorlore and I currently reside in Canada

February  19   •  5  •   via   ( + )
This is such a cool project! I have one q: how familiar are you with British ethnic groups/populations? There are some significant differences with the US (and similarities ofc). It's not a big problem, but some details could be jarring to British readers. (Although when it comes down to it, representation > pedantry.) Anyway, congrats again on the project.
runawayjoincircus  

Thank you very much! And Aneesa’s slightly more familiar with Brit culture, ethnic groups, and populations than I am, so we’re pretty much winging it. Of course, we’re willing to edit our posts! If you (and other) have helpful tips/advice, you’re very welcome to share it.

- Sumayyah

February  17   •  5  •   ( + )
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