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Agar Dil-e Sher nadaari, Safar-e Eshq nako

If you don’t have the heart of a lion, don’t travel on the path of love. 

~ Dari proverb. 

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Photographs of Old Delhi from The 19th Century

Qutb Minar, built in 1193 A.D (top photo)

2nd and 3rd photo are from Jama Masjid (built 1644 A.D) in Old Delh, the most famous (and largest) mosque in India

4th photo (bottom row, left) is from the Red Fort (I think?), which was built in 1638 A.D or maybe that was taken from the courtyard in Jama Masjid.

5th photo (bottom row, right), I don’t remember where it is, but it looks familiar.

Jul 19, 2014 / 1,173 notes

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Real talk.
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instinctivepath:

Real talk.

Stop colonialism, apartheid and human rights abuses. Support Palestine!

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A page from famous Persian love story, “Yousef and Zolikha” by Jami translated to Judeo-Persian by Iranian Jews from Mashhad (1850)
Jul 12, 2014 / 228 notes

farsizaban:

A page from famous Persian love story, “Yousef and Zolikha” by Jami translated to Judeo-Persian by Iranian Jews from Mashhad (1850)

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Jul 7, 2014 / 2 notes

[Some Indian and “Western” commentators] have reduced India’s rape crisis to a cultural problem. Men, we are told – specifically, Indian men – are culturally lacking and barbaric. They have no concept of women’s rights or equality. They are born and bred to sexually assault and degrade women. This is a familiar phenomenon, and an outgrowth of colonialism. When horrible crimes happen, specifically to women, we reduce the culture, in this case, of about 1 billion people, to a gang-bang-enabling society of rapists. And of course, by blaming Indian culture specifically, Western sexism is brushed under the table. We arrive at Gayatri Spivak’s formula explaining the colonial exploitation of anti-woman violence in colonized societies: “white men saving brown women from brown men”.

The process of reducing brown men to savages has been all too familiar in recent years. We have seen Egyptian men reduced to “animals” and “beasts” by the New York Post because a mob high on a combination of stupidity and jubilation about Mubarak’s downfall brutally assaulted white reporter Lara Logan. We have seen a number of “native informants,” from Mona Eltahawaly to Hirsi Ali, tell us that Arab and Muslim men “hate” women. In typical colonial fashion, gender dynamics, including real crimes and acts of brutality, are reduced to “cultural” problems in which we can reduce entire societies to large gang-bang parties predicated on savage men who simply prey on women.

Jul 6, 2014 / 1,625 notes
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While hijab fashion is a growing way for young Muslim women to combine faith and style, economic and social justice must also be considered. Shireen Ahmed speaks to three ‘fashion activists’ »> http://www.aquila-style.com/focus-points/global-snapshots/modest-fashion-islamic-consciousness-affordability/
Jul 6, 2014 / 4 notes

aquilastyle:

While hijab fashion is a growing way for young Muslim women to combine faith and style, economic and social justice must also be considered. Shireen Ahmed speaks to three ‘fashion activists’ »> http://www.aquila-style.com/focus-points/global-snapshots/modest-fashion-islamic-consciousness-affordability/

"We ran a little late to taraweeh today so I recommended to my friends that we go to a mosque that’s more nearby the apartment. I’d only been there once before. So we get there, climb all three floors and realize on each floor the rooms are filled with all men.

Little boy: “This is an all men’s masjid heh”
Me: “Oh! Well, where do the women pray then?”
Little boy: *shrugs with a truly concerned and perplexed face*
Me: “Well, can you tell the guy there who’s praying alone to move up so my friends and I can get the last row?”
Little boy: *runs inside the room and pushes the guy who stubbornly stays still*
Me: “LOL! I mean, after the prayer?”

In the end we wound up praying at the top floor behind the men. So to the little, incredibly cute boy who was willing to push men aside for us: thank you. To the young man who moved up so we could get the row to ourselves: thank you. To all the uncles that smiled and nodded our way in what is understood commonly as a “men’s only mosque”: thank you. We need to always remember mosques are Houses of Allah, not Houses of Men. And one of the things that helped me brave the strange glances was surely that I had support from these brothers and especially that I had my sisters by my side. So brothers: support your sisters; and sisters: support your sisters. I know today everyone is celebrating America’s revolution, but today I celebrated our little one.”

Jul 4, 2014 / 35 notes
dont braid your hair. you look so desi when you do it! *bursts into giggles* leave it straight. #StuffWhiteSupremacistDesisSay
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Jul 2, 2014 / 2 notes