— George Orwell, 1984 (via alphabetarrangements)
After reading this all that comes to mind is a quote from Paulo Coelho’s The Zahir: “Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.”
I guess, we have the power to free ourselves or becoming slaves to the outside world. There is always a reason for tomorrow and only you can choose to free yourself or not, but that is a decision only you can make.
I hope you find freedom and peace within yourself.
Not sure exactly what state I am in at the moment. I am with my family so just as you said, the summer days have clouded my thoughts.
Hope all is well with you :)
"Only what touches us closely preoccupies us. We prepare in solitude to face it."
Edmond Jabès, from The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion, trans. Rosmarie Waldrop (Stanford University Press, 1996)
A boy plays the violin at Sulaimaniya Music Institute in Sulaimaniya, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad July 10, 2009. Sulaimaniya Music Institute has not been restored since the war, but teacher Azad Maaruf continues to teach young children music for a nominal fee. He now teaches music to about 100 children. REUTERS/Julie Adnan
yourhappythought21.tumblr.com on We Heart It.
مو بس السرقة يا نجيب، حتى القهر و الظلم و استغلال الدين للسلطة و المال; حلال، كل شيء للملوك حلال و الحياة على الفقراء حرام.
Tribute to “The Greatest Mother in the World” - By Alonzo Earl Foringer. 1918.
This is so fucking cute and I reblog it every time I see it and I can’t get over it.
وَ قَالَ عليه السلام وَ مَدَحَهُ قَوْمٌ فِى وَجْهِهِ فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ أَعْلَمُ بِى مِنْ نَفْسِى وَ أَنَا أَعْلَمُ بِنَفْسِى مِنْهُمْ. اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا خَيْراً مِمَّا يَظُنُّونَ وَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ .
Amirul Mou’mineen, Ali ibn Abi Talib Alayhis Salaam when others would praise him
[Nahjul Balagha, Hadith 100]
In the past couple of days I have been seeing pictures of palms with “I Stand With Palestine” written on it and a passport next to it. I am happy to see all these different people supporting Palestine even with the all the biased media and lack of media coverage on the truth.
So I decided to do the same but without my passport, because I simply want to say that I am human and I stand with Palestine and I will stand with people of Palestine until they find peace, safety and equality.
The reason for not adding my passport is because from the beginning of time, countries/borders have been the cause of many wars and disputes.
So forget about countries forget about borders and put aside your abominable nationalism that usually gives you the feeling of superiority over others.
We are humans and we must all stand with the humans of Palestine who have been facing an on going gruesome massacre.
So, as a human, I STAND WITH PALESTINE.
— Edward Said (via arabicquotes)