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هذه هي الحياة، خذها كما تأتي، إياك أن تظلم أو تؤذي أحدا، وإياك أن يرهقك الجود وإن اتهمك الناس بالسفه أو الغفلة والضعف

This is life: take it as it come, never wrong or harm anyone, and never tire of generosity even when people accuse you of naivety, stupidity and weakness.

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Yahya Haqqi (1905 - 1992) - An Egyptian writer and novelist from Turkish origins; he was extremely shy and extremely short at only one meter.. He is best know for his novella “The Saint’s Lamp” which was adapted to Cinema in 1968.. (via arabicquotes)
Categories: Arabic,
"Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and turn headlong down an immutable course."
Jacques Cousteau (via misswallflower)
Categories: life,
"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."
Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)

(Source: wordsthat-speak)

Categories: life,
via sultanaa

h0odrich:

your biggest crush should be on yourself, you should always go out of your way to do little things to put a smile on your face, make sure you’re happy and confident just like you would do to someone else you care for, because when you have that sort of consideration for yourself it’s so much easier to give to other people

Categories: word,
via bedewed

jadethemerman:

gandwarf:

i love grandmas so much

from Teta, Alf Marra directed by Mahmoud Kaabour

This is so accurate?

Categories: LOL, film,

thecouscousking:

music-ex-machina:

Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah

If you’re Moroccan/Algerian and you don’t know this song then I don’t know what to say to you really

Categories: audio,
mimiwao:

Frida’s last public appearance, on July 2, 1954, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala.  Diego is behind her.  Juan O’Gorman to her right.
“What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.”
—Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

mimiwao:

Frida’s last public appearance, on July 2, 1954, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala.  Diego is behind her.  Juan O’Gorman to her right.

What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.

—Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

Categories: frida kahlo, protest, women,

bitch-all-up-in-yo-face:

hidaayah:

My man needs to know Arabic bc saying I love you is weak as hell he needs to go all out and start saying ya shams ya 7amama ya galbi ya noor 3yooni enti a7la haja fi 7ayati ouuuuuu

Categories: arabic, anjad,

binteali:

You’ll never regret being kinder with your mother.

Categories: mama,
via ilmannour

If you’re black and this isn’t on your blog… -_-

(Source: blvckasthepit)

unicef:

168 children have died and over 1,100 have been seriously injured, maimed and even terribly burned. No child should have to suffer the terrifying impact of such violence. We are urging all sides to stop this violence for the sake of the children, who are suffering the worst.

unicef:

168 children have died and over 1,100 have been seriously injured, maimed and even terribly burned. No child should have to suffer the terrifying impact of such violence. We are urging all sides to stop this violence for the sake of the children, who are suffering the worst.

Categories: gaza, israhell, icc4israel,

yusraiam:

When dajjal come some of ya’ll are going to be like but “omg you dont know whats in his heart” “lets not judge him” .

Categories: mhm,

medievalpoc:

dynamicafrica:

The Egyptian Mona Lisa

I never get bored of people playing around with DaVinci’s, especially when non-Western artists provide their own take on the ever-mysterious painting that is the Mona Lisa.

Here, Egyptian illustrator FaTma WaGdi places herself wearing a hijab in her digital rendition of this 16th century portrait, poking fun at the expressionless original subject.

Contemporary Art Week!

Categories: Hijabi, art,
ex0rdiium:

fosteringmeyer:

Taken with my iPhone.

holy shit that’s insane

ex0rdiium:

fosteringmeyer:

Taken with my iPhone.

holy shit that’s insane

Categories: Photo,