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Eid prayers in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
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This gif makes more sense now





canoeing in a crystal clear lake 

"Sometimes you don’t need a shoulder to cry on , all you need is a prayer mat ."

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An Oakland, California public school kid who has been accepted to three Ivy League schools says he has to carry around proof of his 5.0 GPA and sky high SAT score because he looks like a ‘street dude.’
Akintunde Ahmad has his choice of attending Yale, Brown, Columbia or a slew of other prestigious universities but the people he meets don’t believe him thanks to the clothes he wears and dreadlocks he sports.
To combat those snap judgments, Ahmad keeps photos of his impressive grades and 2100 SAT score on his phone and can flash them at any disbeliever he wants.
Appearance does not and will never define intellect. This should not come as a surprise. Praying for his success.
"You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement."
Tariq Ramadan (via uniteforpalestine)

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My baby daughter, when you point to your belly button and ask “what’s this” with a grin on your face, my mouth says “belly button,” but my heart says:

This is the mark on your body that connects me to you. It doesn’t fade with age. It will always be there to remind you that my lifeblood is your lifeblood. You are a part of me; you grew with me, you ate with me, you cried with me. I knew you before I met you, I loved you before I knew you.

So when you look down at your belly button, know that although you are out in the world now, roaming, learning, laughing, being…you are still from me, you are still within me. An umbilical cord no longer connects our bodies, but a love that cannot be cut will always connect our hearts.

"And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination" (31:14).


Asmaa Hussein 

subhaan’Allah. A mother’s love is truly unexplainable. In shaa’Allah I get to experience such a bond. 

Tears, everywhere.

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