unordinary-girl:

cuddling is probably one of the most passionate forms of love there is because you just feel so safe and close to the person and it feels like all your worries go away and it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

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legonowbirds:

corallyreef this reminded me of you!

legonowbirds:

corallyreef this reminded me of you!

barack-obottm:

friend: what have you done all summer?

me: “traveled a lot…”image

ravennsx:

uuuuh-idk:

where are the notes this is beautiful

uuuuh idk

mybollywoodobsession:

"A flowering plant, henna is used as a dye, particularly in hair colouring, and temporary body art known as mehndi (also written as mehendi or mehandi). The dye is extracted from the dried leaf and petioles of the plant. Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration. It is usually drawn on the hands and feet, where the designs will last the longest. "

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jbismybadboyfairytale:

Love yourselffirst. 

jbismybadboyfairytale:

Love yourselffirst. 

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"الخلوة هو أفضل من أن تكون مع شخص سيئ.
Being alone is better than being with someone bad"

— Arabic proverb (via dudethatsrad)
ruinsofbaalbeck:

hamzysmusings:

mizzhabibi:

Word

Never thought about this

ya know when the golden age muslims or i think years after maybe 900 I’m not adamant sorry,  cannot remember the century precisely sorry, back before the advent of european universities, would graduate from school wearing the long clothing cause … it is islamic clothing lmao yeah anyway they would graduate from kick ass degrees like medicine and theology and fiqh but they would hold the quran above their heads to remind themselves that as knowledgeable as they are, the quran and allah is far greater
thats why they look square

ruinsofbaalbeck:

hamzysmusings:

mizzhabibi:

Word

Never thought about this

ya know when the golden age muslims or i think years after maybe 900 I’m not adamant sorry,  cannot remember the century precisely sorry, back before the advent of european universities, would graduate from school wearing the long clothing cause … it is islamic clothing lmao yeah anyway they would graduate from kick ass degrees like medicine and theology and fiqh but they would hold the quran above their heads to remind themselves that as knowledgeable as they are, the quran and allah is far greater

thats why they look square

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Could you tell me something about ramadan?
Asked by Anonymous

romanianprincesss:

I can tell you a lot of things about Ramadan. 

Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar. It is the holiest month of the year, and fasting during Ramadan is a pillar of Islam and an obligation for every able Muslim. Fasting involves abstaining from food, drink, and sexual activity (among a number of other activities that Muslims give up in order to increase their closeness to God) from sunrise to sunset. 

However, Ramadan is a lot more than just fasting. 

It is the month of first chances. For new Muslims to experience the way that Islam was meant to be experienced. Leaving behind the faults of culture, and embracing the truth. 

It is the month of second chances. A month of forgiveness and of mercy, a chance to renew or rekindle your faith in God, your desire to be close to Him and to please Him. 

It is the month of third, and fourth, and fifth chances, a month to remind each other and ourselves that Allah’s swt forgiveness is beyond our understanding. And it is always there, if we reach for it. 

It is the month of community. All over the world, more than 2 billion Muslims are fasting, some for as many as 20 hours each day. Every Muslim is provided for, through food, through support, through charity. Muslims begin and break their fast together, often with food provided by their local mosque. Everyone is invited to participate - Muslims and non-Muslims alike. 

It is the month of remembrance. Dhikr. The remembrance of Allah swt, and His love and compassion, His beautiful 99 names that give humans another step towards the slightest understanding of something that is beyond our comprehension of Greatness. 

It is the month of discipline and of empathy. It is not meant to be easy. We are not meant to stay in our houses. Muslims go about their daily lives - school, work, exercise, visiting family and friends, etc. - and are asked, in this month, to go about it with our eyes and our hearts open to the suffering that is occurring all over the world. 

It is the month of charity. Becoming fully aware of this suffering is one thing. Aiming to change it is another. This month, charity is expected to be performed more so than every other month, with obligatory donations that go towards various causes, from providing clothing and food to those in need, to building houses and places of worship where previous ones were destroyed. 

It is the month of hope. The hope that the kind of faith that is expected of Muslims lasts not only throughout the year, but throughout the rest of our lives. It is the hope that, with this rekindled love for God, love for our ummah, we will continue to exist in the way that Allah swt has set for us - through the words of the Qur’an and following the path of our prophets, peace be upon them. It is the hope that every action, every fast, every single work of charity performed will get us one step closer to achieving what it truly means to be Muslim - to wholly submit, selflessly, without restraint, to Allah swt, and to leave behind the desires and temptations of this world, for the promise of the ultimate peace and beauty of the next. 

"Whoever says “SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi” a hundred times during the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea. [Sahih al-Bukhari; #7:168, Sahih Muslim; #4:2071]"

— Sahih Al-Bukhari (via nidaar)

"Never fear being alone; fear being spiritually empty."

— Saad Tasleem (via sange-saboor)

umbrr:

leptiir:theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

[shown above] Ruhal Ahmed, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, in an interview in which he discusses Omar Khadr. Ahmed stammers,

“I think he was a strong kid.

I think, you know, being much older, much older than him, I did feel that, sometimes, I needed to look out for him and I think so did the other prisoners around him feel the same. But obviously, being in Guantanamo, you can’t really look out for one another.

Uh, it’s, it’s, it’s difficult you know, today I’m here, and I’m, I’m thinking of, thinking of him and he’s still in prison and he’s still, still a kid. I don’t know really what I would say to him. It doesn’t seem, it doesn’t seem fair that he’s still there and, and I’m here.”

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

Ahmed, who was imprisoned in the cell next to him for some time, reported that Khadr would return from interrogations (where he would be tortured) crying and would huddle in a corner of his cell with his blanket over his head.

Shafiq Rasul, another former Guantanamo Bay detainee, stated that although Khadr was forced to mature due to his harsh treatment and torture, he still had the mentality of a child. Guantanamo Bay’s Muslim chaplain James Yee confirmed this by reporting that Khadr had been given a Mickey Mouse book in a surprising act of kindness by one of his interrogators, and that he slept with it clutched to his (injured) chest. Muneer Ahmad, one of Khadr’s first attorneys, reported that at their first meeting at Guantanamo, Khadr asked for nothing other than colouring books, car magazines and pictures of big animals and played with the attorney’s ink pens and digital watch.

Khadr has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, and is now 25 years old.

If you want to know more about Omar Khadr, please check this out. Omar has himself said: “… if the world doesn’t see all this, to what world am I being released to? A world of hate … and discrimination.” He’s right, it is a world full of hate & discrimination, a world full of hatred towards everyone who isn’t white, Christian & straight.

Update on the original post:

Following a plea agreement, Khadr has since been repatriated and taken back to Canada but remains incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

rsvnr:

Prophet Muhammad (saws) was so full of understanding and he overflowed with compassion that he treated everyone fairly and he welcomed everyone even those who went astray and those who weren’t Muslims.

When did we become so harsh?

"Its scary that one day we’re going to have to live without our mother or father or brother or husband. Or that one day we’re going to have to walk this earth without our best friend by our side, or them without us. Appreciate your loved ones while you can, because none of us are going to be here forever"