Girls from a West Bank village cool off in the Dead Sea, by Paolo Pellegrin.

I think there is something really romantic about grocery shopping at night. I wish there were more 24/7 grocery stores.

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)


Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai that you’re still a kuthi kamini self centered woman

"Dhikr can sit on the tongue, but once it reaches the heart, that’s when results will show."

- Nouman Ali Khan

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When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside. Rumi 

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The first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands will be paved with light stones that will charge during the day and emit light during the evening. The path will run by the home that Vincent van Gogh lived in from 1883-5.
We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay 

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Burmese monk Wirathu is on the cover of July 2013 Time Maganzine. Wirathu has been leading a plot to ethnically cleanse the Rohingya people. The Rohingya people are Muslims. He has compared Muslims to “African carp” and has described them as “quick breeding and violent.” His speeches have been blamed for the rise of violence against the Rohingya people. In his recent sermon, he described the reported massacre of schoolchildren and other Muslim inhabitants in the central city of Meiktila in March, documented by a human rights group, as “a show of strength”The Muslims are suffering. Please keep them in your duas(prayers).

Ways to Increase ‘Eeman: Reciting and contemplating upon the Qur’an.
Al-Ajurri, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:
"Whoever contemplates His words, will know the Lord and he will know of His great power and capability, His immense favor upon the believers, and of the obligation upon himself to worship Him.
Accordingly, the person imposes this duty upon himself thereby being on his guard against that which his Generous Patron and Protector has warned of and coveting that which He has made desirous.
Whoever is of this description when reciting the Qur’an or when listening to it when recited by another, the Qur’an will be a cure for him. He becomes rich without money, he attains power and strength without kinsfolk and finds intimacy in that which others feel alienation towards.
His desire when opening a Surah for recitation will be, ‘when will I accede to the admonition contained within what I recite?’ and his desire will not be, ‘when will I complete this Surah?’
His aspiration is none other than, ‘When will I understand what Allah is addressing me with? When will I restrain (from committing sins)? When will I take heed?’
This is because reciting the Qur’an is worship and it is not to be done so in a state of heedlessness, and Allah is the one who grants the tawfiq towards that?”
For this reason, Allah, the Generous, orders His servants and encourages them to ponder over the Qur’an, Allah says:
"Do they not then contemplate on the Qur’an? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction.” [Al-Qur’an 4:82]
He says:
"Do they not then contemplate on the Qur’an, or are there locks upon their hearts?” [Al-Qur’an 47:24]
Allah proclaims that He only revealed the Qur’an so that its ayat would be pondered over, He says:
"(This is a) Book that We have sent down to you, full of blessings, so that they may ponder over its ayat, and that those of understanding may remember." [Al-Qur’an 38:29]
Allah also explains that the reason behind the lack of guidance for the one who deviates from the straight path is his disregard for reflecting on the Qur’an and being too proud to listen to it, He says:
"Indeed, My ayat used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels. With haughtiness, you talked evil about it (i.e., the Qur’an) throughout the night. Have they not then pondered over the Word (i.e., the Qur’an) or has there come to them what had not come to their fathers of old?” [Al-Qur’an 23:66-68]
Photo taken by Mohamed Nasr