khadds:

historical-nonfiction:

The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.

wow prospective

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somaliwomen:

ina lillah wa ilahi rajun

A Somali woman has died in the course of Kenya’s anti-terror “Operation Usalama Watch,” making her the first known casualty of the 2-week-old, door-to-door operation. She was one of as many as 4,000 people detained without warrant, in an operation that Kenyan officials say will reduce terrorism by returning refugees to refugee camps in the north of the country, and deporting illegal immigrants.

The gravediggers did not know the name of the woman they buried. A cemetery manager referred records inquiries to the police, who did not confirm the name. Multiple sources yesterday named the woman as Seynab Bulhan, a 40-year-old who had spent as many as eight days in Kasarani, the stadium where police hold “suspects” until the government can confirm the authenticity of their residency documents or refugee papers.

Bulhan was from Eastleigh. She would have been one of at least 1,100 people detained at the stadium in Kasarani before being adjudicated as illegal and scheduled for deportation.

Please Pray for her and for all Somali currently being held in detention by Kenyan authorities

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I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.

Phillips Brooks (via justgivehighfives)

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tmvmagazine:

WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER MOSQUE

Saudi Arabia is famous for a whole lot of reasons. When I say Saudi Arabia, you think of sand/desert/Islam/Arabic etc. What you don’t think of is ‘diving’ or ‘water’. And even if you did, you don’t think of ‘underwater mosque’. That’s where today’s #MasjidMondays comes in.

I’m sure everyone knows how it is: you go diving and then realise it’s time for Dhuhr so you decide to make a Masjid underwater and then just pray there. Typical stuff, right?

Apparently, a group of Saudi divers built the world’s first underwater mosque and actually performed prayers inside it just after it was completed!

The mosque is essentially a group of plastic pipes filled with sand put together to construct a closed off room. I’m not sure exactly what the requirements are for a mosque but you’ll notice it’s also got the mihrab for the Imam. It was built near the town of Tabuk, close to the border with Jordan.

Subhan’Allah, it’s things like this which best exemplify how Allah (SWT) made the entire world a masjid for us. We are so blessed, Alhamdulillah. These guys definitely get thumbs up for creativity and originality.

Now I realise some of you will look at this and think “WHY?” and that’s a good point. A very verbose and eloquent point, I might add. In my humble response, I shall simply ask you this: “Why not?”.

Your move.

midashahab:

truth yo.

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Why In 2014, It’s Socially Unacceptable To Do Anything Anywhere 

If people from tumblr were to gather in a room and contemplate on things to do, this is EXACTLY how the conversation would take place lool. 

niggas-in-amerikkka:

regalasfuck:

aniggainrio:

After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.

i never stoop being amazed by this guy

Genius.

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blackbruise:

do you ever wonder if anyone reads your blog like everyday just to check on you 

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wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

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