Neville as eventual headmaster is very important to me though.
Neville, who thanks to his enduring friendship with Luna sees the vital importance of fostering interhouse relationships, downplays the rivalries between the houses without lessening the importance of …
People seem to forget that she studied languages and the classics at uni.
For those interested in Harry Potter magic, this is a bit on making your own spells! There’s more to life than Expecto Patronum!!
[ShyMod strikes again]
Her parents are severely alarmed at her first incident of accidental magic, when she’s a baby and summons the apple slice right out of her distracted mother’s hand. They read Quran over her and throughout the house to ward against djinn, but the accidental magic continues, so the write ayat-ul qursi and put it in a locket for her to wear to protect her from the evil eye and sihr.
Nothing stops, and since she doesn’t act possessed, they decide its just a miracle from God, makes sure she reads Quran and does her prayers, and make dua, and she grows up well-adjusted and slightly worried about this ability of her. Her parents make sure she doesn’t get a big head and think she’s a saint or something.
Then she turns 11, and McGonagall comes to tell them about Hogwarts. The parents are sceptical and demand some kind of proof that this woman isn’t about to spirit their daughter away. McGonagall is taken aback that the issue for these Muggles isn’t the magic so much as the ‘invisible boarding school we can’t tell is safe or not’.
So she gathers other Muggle parents to testify that their daughter is going to a real and proper school, and that’s that, she’s off to Hogwarts. She gets sorted into Ravenclaw (but almost into Slytherin for all that ambition she has).
Through the years, though, things she never considered comes up. Like how she’s basically a vegetarian at Hogwarts in her first year cause the house-elves don’t know about halaal meat, or how everyone looks at her funnily when in Third Year she gets special permission from Dumbledore to break from classes for prayer (and she learns to be quiet for Fajr when her roommates complain).
Or how Madame Pomfrey gets worried about her fasting in Ramadan, and the house-elves are insulted when she won’t eat their food until she explains, and then stuff her full of food half an hour before Fajr and at Maghrib.
Or that she takes to healing the muggle way because not all those potions have ingredients that she can ingest, and she talks to a sheikh for advice on if salamanders and bat eyes are actually halaal.
And then it’s a struggle to be the only hijabi in the school, and she makes friends with the Baron so he stops Peeves from trying to pull it off all the time.
And how annoying it is when the only holidays that get celebrated are Christian ones, and that’s when she makes friends with Anthony Goldstein, who agrees that there should be more religious diversity so he can really enjoy Hannukah at school.
She gets in trouble for saying her spells in Arabic, to the consternation of all her professors who don’t understand the language and insist that its dangerous if they can’t govern her spell-casting.
So she starts a duelling club, and Padma joins her and casts spells in Punjabi, and Anthony who does his spells in Hebrew (they’re not making up spells, just changing the language, and isn’t it funny that the spells are always a teensy bit different?), and others trickle in, and new magic gets practiced under the supervision of a Ministry hire who encourages them and speaks sixteen different languages.
Then people claim she’s a frigid freak because she keeps turning down boys who want to date her (even though she really likes them), until she puts the gossipers in the Hospital Wing, and then no one says anything after that.
She worries about the practical non-existence of Muslims in Wizarding Britain, and will that affect the jobs she can get, because wizards and witches are a bit funny about religion?
(by petrichorlore; the incredibly awesome original post is here. I’m beyond thrilled that she’s added an image and submitted it to livesandlies, but don’t forget to give your love to the original if you haven’t already.)
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Happy Birthday Harry Potter! (and J.K. Rowling)
Anonymous asked: genderqueer draco presenting masculine at hogwarts their entire career as a status symbol, yet constantly talking with myrtle about how they wish they could be a bit more open about it, even though the whole Purebloods-Are-Completely-Perfect-And-Uniform thing doesn't allow for queer people. transgirl hermione hears them talking, or myrtle lets it slip, and somehow her and draco are secret queer bffs though they pretend to hate each other because draco's status is important to them. <33
omg secret Hermione/Draco friendship is my new headcanon.
So unidentified pipe-smoking wizard from the original Bloomsbury Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone cover is my favourite character
The amount of confusion and speculation I experienced over this silly space-filler drawing as a child is truly ridiculous.
DO YOU STILL HAVE IT BECAUSE THEY’RE WORTH A FUCKING FORTUNE
TOM ARE YOU SERIOUS IT’S ON MY SHELF RIGHT BY MY BED
I’m not sure if all the ones with that particular wizard picture on were first edition but I do know that all the first editions had that wizard on them, if that makes sense?
oh. my. I might. I just might.