I’ve done mehendi on 17 hands in the last three days. 8 of then today! I’m so tired but it keeps my mind occupied. I have no idea how I’m going to get through my first eid without my mom…without any of my immediate family :( sigh
— The New Radicals (via simply-quotes)
moghamara said: *loads and loads of hugs*
AWW THANK YOU SO MUCH, you gorgeous gal <333
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But if you really wanna know what’s “extreme” (you don’t), I’ll have you know that it is pretty “extreme” to take a religious tradition with over 14 centuries of legal, philosophical, jurisprudential, exegetical, political, and societal thought, that has spread to just about every continent, that has come in contact with probably the majority of the world’s contemporary cultures, that has over a billion adherents in the world, that has at least five major schools of law, and that has an extraordinary capacity to be adaptable to space and time, and to reduce that tradition in its vast richness to one monolithic understanding of one arbitrary, useless issue. And while you’re at it, you can take your eurocentric understanding of what is “normal” behavior and shove it because if your primary concern with Islam is supposedly not being able to shake someone’s hand, your concern isn’t at all with the faith but with Otherizing and vilifying its adherents as ignorant followers of a religion that you, in your ignorance, have labeled as too extreme because it seemingly doesn’t conform to what you deem acceptable.
If you’re a Muslim and you choose to play dumb when it comes to ISIS and remain silent, then I will remind you of the same things you people have been saying in regards to Palestine and Israel. If you’re silent in times of injustice and oppression, then you have taken the side of the oppressor. Stop turning a blind eye, and stand up to this cancer that’s plaguing our region.
"If they destroy your Mosques raise the call to prayer from our Churches."
-Bishop of Gaza, Father Manuel.
— My heart feels so much warmth. May allah protect everyone around the world. 💜 (via meeera-e)
I’m craving Oreos soooooo bad right now. None of that fancy bakvass birthday cake Oreos or double stuffed ones…just like the normal, original Oreos. With their perfect amount of cookie and icing. Ughhhhhhh I just want to inhale a sleeve of Oreos.
(Photos: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters, July 25, 2014)