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"Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second…"

- Anonymous  (via thatsluxe)

(Source: scatteredneedles, via thatsluxe)

(Source: evercreating, via farhiya-ahmed)

"He says: I’m Muslim.
As he brings the double shot of rum to his lips.
I imagine the way it burns as it slides down his throat.
He winces, then smashes the glass against table.
Everyone turns and cheers,
then they go back to their conversations.
He says it again — I swear.
I say: I know.
He looks at me with sad eyes.
Wallahi - he says,
still trying to convince me.
I say: I know.
I watch his eyes turn to glass as he downs another.
I swear I am Muslim - he slurs
I say: I know.
No— he says— you’re judging me, look
and he holds his hands over his ears and he begins to recite.
And I put my hand over his as people begin to stare.
And I say: I know.
And he begins to cry, and his tears look ancient, and his face contorts, and his mouth is open but there is no sound, and his body shudders.
And he tries again and again, never getting past Bismillah.
He keeps on saying “No you don’t understand I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim”
I know, I say.
And he holds the bottle to his mouth and he almost swallows it whole, and he says “marry me Aasiyah, I am a good man, my father is a hafiz of Quran,
it is just this Dunya, it is this world that has killed me”
I know, I say
I know."

- Key Ballah, an encounter. (via keywrites)

(via kingsagal)

"You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement."

- Tariq Ramadan (via uniteforpalestine)

(via heaveniswheremyheartis)


Kurdish Clothes are so beautiful!
I just got this screenshot from this movie I just watched about a Kurdish girl marrying a Jewish guy. It was definitely interesting :)  I wish people looked beyond religion and ethnicity sometimes. I mean we are all human beings, aren’t we?


Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. The mosque was built in 1634-1635 A.D and is located in the Inner City of Lahore, Pakistan.

(via sufiness)


Ceramic shop by Andrea Kirkby on Flickr.
Ceramic shop, Istambul, Turkey.

Rudolf Hellgrewe (German, 1860-1926)
Caravan passing through a wadi, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm.