Ibn al-Uthaymeen: Try to distance yourself from …حاول أن تبتعد عن كل شيء يجلب لك الهم والحزن والغم، لتكون دائما مستريحا منشرح الصدر، مقبلا على الله وعلى عبادته وعلى شؤونك الدنيوية والأخروية، فإذا جربت هذا استرحت، أما إن أتعبت نفسك فيما مضى، أو بالإهتمام بالمستقبل على وجه لم يأذن به الشرع.. فاعلم أنك ستتعب ويفوتك خير كثير. ابن عثيمين.. بلوغ المرام..Try to distance yourself from everything that causes you worry and sadness, so that you may always live with peace of mind and an open and tranquil heart, seeking Allah and His worship and working on your worldly and otherworldly matters, for if you try this, you will find rest, but if you tire yourself out in thinking of the past, or in worrying about the future in a way not approved by Islam, then know that you will become exhausted, and you will miss a lot of good things. ~Ibn Uthaymeen, Attaining the Goal.
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That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly,
and my blood is part of the sea.
There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water.
For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country. Whole generations of Afghan children have been born and raised in Pakistan, often living in poverty and uncertainty. — [More]
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I know that I have reblogged this several times before, but I don’t care… TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND NOTES!!! WOOHOOOO!!! ^___________^ xox
there are three ways that individuals who are oppressed can deal with their oppression. one of them is to rise up against their oppressors with physical violence and corroding hatred. but oh this isn’t the way. violence creates many more social problems than it solves. another way is to acquiesce and to give in, to resign yourself to the oppression. but that too isn’t the way, because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.
but there is another way. and that is to organize mass non violent resistance based on the principle of love. where there is something about hate that tears down and is destructive, there is something about love that builds up and is creative. love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.
when you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system. you just keep loving people, even though they’re mistreating you. just keep being friendly to that person. i’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love, somewhere men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed.
edited from a november 17, 1957 sermon by dr. martin luther king, jr. photos by: 1. marc riboud of jan rose kasmir at the pentagon, october 21, 1967; 2. lefteris pitarakis in cairo, january 28, 2011; 3. guillermo legaria in bogota, october 26, 2011; 4. sergei chuzavkov in kiev, december 30, 2013; 5. william fernando martinez in bogotá, november 11, 2011; 6. reuters, kiev, november, 2004; 7. stefan stefanov in sofia, bulgaria, november, 2013; 8. john vizcaino in bogotá, november 11, 2011; and 9. hadi mizban in baghdad, january 6, 2008
people and their companion animals. photos from steve mccurry’s magnum archive. 1. varanasi 2010, 2. burma 2011, 3.tibet 2001, 4. mumbai 1993, 5. kabul 2002, 6. tibet 2001, 7. cambodia 1999, 8. mumbai 1996, 9. burma 2012, 10. india 2007
Lorraine Robinson created this guitarhouse as a gift for her daughter’s birthday. Read more here
Photo by Brian McCarty
Palestinian youth clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, following a protest of Palestinians against the expansion of the nearby Israeli settlement, on January 17, 2014.
the last one omg
The inward battle makes no noise, and there are no weapons in it, but this battle is more important in its results than the battles in which corpses disperse, and in which blood is spent.
photos from claudia jaguaribe’s “between hills" (2012) of rio de janeiro, as seen from the (no doubt intentionally claustrophoic) perspective of children in the favelas who can see the more affluent apartment complexes in the background
Photo Series: "Loose-Ties"
My class was asked to post a selfie onto our Instagram profiles for five consecutive days to challenge and stretch the concept of the “selfie” while still revealing something about our identity. I decided to take selfiies to show what I am undoubtedly bound to in my life.
This is hauntingly beautiful Matt!!!