Faith Friday: Be Like an Ocean

Friday, March 22, 2013

Arabian Gulf, Qatar, 2011

Allah Most High bestows His mercy, compassion and grace upon the one who learns and acts with good intention. He brings him close by raising his level. He is pleased with him; He forgives his faults. 

When one is lifted to that level, one's heart becomes like an ocean. 

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Thursday, March 14, 2013

{originally by Amanda Gorence for Feature Shoot}

Alessia – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.” 

But it’s how they play that seemed to differ from country to country. Galimberti found that children in richer countries were more possessive with their toys and that it took time before they allowed him to play with them (which is what he would do pre-shoot before arranging the toys), whereas in poorer countries he found it much easier to quickly interact, even if there were just two or three toys between them.

Advice to Women by Malcolm X

Tuesday, March 05, 2013


Faith Friday: Hate the Sin Not the Sinner

Saturday, March 02, 2013

*This post was meant to be published yesterday but I was only able to record the video today.  I totally have a new level of respect for vloggers now!  InshaAllah you guys had a blessed Friday*

I see it happen all too often. Sometimes in a passing remark, blog post or tweet, someone says such-and-such is a bad Muslim because they saw them doing this or that. As a weak human being I've done it too even  though I know negative comments like that, as opposed to constructive criticism, actually reveal more about the person who is projecting negativity than the subject of negativity. Happy people naturally spread happiness and want to help others when they see someone struggling. When we pass a judgement without knowing the person or understanding the context of their situation, what does it say about us?