tru simpℓicity

Jul 25

(Source: bitterarab)

aliofbabylon:

Thoughts and prayers to all my brothers on the front lines in Iraq, fighting off foreign terrorists and traitors all while fasting in the brutal summer heat of Iraq. No one is protesting in solidarity with you. No hashtags. No banners. Despite all that I pray to God to keep you all standing strong, and to send those bearded rats to the depths of hell where they belong.

(via thejourneyofkarbala)

“I look back and half of Ramadan is over in the blink of an eye. Before I know I’ll be saying that about my entire life.” — Nouman Ali Khan (via nargessi)

(Source: nargessi)

Jul 24

“The first sujud means that I was mud clay in the beginning, and as I raise my head from sujud, it means that I came to the world from the soil. The second sujud means that I will again return to the soil, and as I raise my head from sujud, it means that on the Day of Resurrection I will rise up from the grave and be summoned.” — Imam Ali (as), [Bihar al-Anwar, V.82, P.139]  (via sange-saboor)

(Source: withheartnsoul, via hawra313)

"they call us now.

before they drop the bombs.

the phone rings

and someone who knows my first name

calls and says in perfect arabic

“this is david.”

and in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies

still smashing around in my head

i think “do i know any davids in gaza?”

they call us now to say

run.

you have 58 seconds from the end of this message.

your house is next.

they think of it as some kind of

war time courtesy.

it doesn’t matter that

there is nowhere to run to.

it means nothing that the borders are closed

and your papers are worthless

and mark you only for a life sentence

in this prison by the sea

and the alleyways are narrow

and there are more human lives

packed one against the other

more than any other place on earth

just run.

we aren’t trying to kill you.

it doesn’t matter that

you can’t call us back to tell us

the people we claim to want aren’t in your house

that there’s no one here

except you and your children

who were cheering for argentina

sharing the last loaf of bread for this week

counting candles left in case the power goes out.

it doesn’t matter that you have children.

you live in the wrong place

and now is your chance to run

to nowhere.

it doesn’t matter

that 58 seconds isn’t long enough

to find your wedding album

or your son’s favorite blanket

or your daughter’s almost completed college application

or your shoes

or to gather everyone in the house.

it doesn’t matter what you had planned.

it doesn’t matter who you are

prove you’re human.

prove you stand on two legs.

run.”

” — running orders, by lena khalaf tuffaha (via kened)

(via wrakasaa)

“I’m tired… I’m so tired. I thought I just needed a night’s sleep, but it’s more than that.” — Inside Llewyn Davis. Dir. Joel Coen.  (via wordsnquotes)

(via hawra313)

“When I lost Ali ibn Abi Talib (as), I lost the secrets of Allah (swt) on Earth.” — Kumayl ibn Ziyad (ra)

(via zezeinwonderland)

towerdsky:

Rough Translation of this:
I still believe
that man does not die at once
and the he (man) dies in pieces
every time a friend is lost, a piece dies
every time a lover leaves, a piece dies
every time a dream of is killed, a piece dies
and then comes the Great Death who finds all of the pieces dead
so he picks them up and leaves. 

towerdsky:

Rough Translation of this:

I still believe

that man does not die at once

and the he (man) dies in pieces

every time a friend is lost, a piece dies

every time a lover leaves, a piece dies

every time a dream of is killed, a piece dies

and then comes the Great Death who finds all of the pieces dead

so he picks them up and leaves. 

(Source: soooya14, via zezeinwonderland)

“I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.” — note to self (via 27sailors)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via zezeinwonderland)

“I gave roses, and received thorns.” — Connotativewords | jl | Undeserving (via lipstick-bullet)

(via zezeinwonderland)

Jul 21

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” — Joshua Graham (via thelittlephilosopher)

(Source: outdoor-anarchy, via thelittlephilosopher)

(Source: ammarmali, via whitemane)

(Source: iheartallah, via protectyourmindd)

fotojournalismus:

A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

(via faridzulkifly)