Thursday, August 21, 2014
thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

"Giant Flower Carpet on the Grand Place in Brussels Pays Tribute to Turkish Immigrants"

(Source: ibtimes.co.uk)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
sufiness:

 
as-salaamm:

Quran Inscription In A Local Restaurant, Dongola, Sudan
by Eric Lafforgue
 “كُلُوا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ”
"Eat of the good things We have provided for you" 
Surah Al-Baqarah [2:57] - The Noble Quran

as-salaamm:

Quran Inscription In A Local Restaurant, Dongola, Sudan

by Eric Lafforgue

كُلُوا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ”

"Eat of the good things We have provided for you" 

Surah Al-Baqarah [2:57] - The Noble Quran

spiritualaspirant:

Supplication of Jesus, Son of Mary
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَصْبَحْتُ لا أَسْتَطِيعُ دَفْعَ مَا أَكْرَهُ، وَلا أَمْلِكُ نَفْعَ مَا أَرْجُو، وَأَصْبَحَ الأَمْرُ بِيَدِ غَيْرِي، وَأَصْبَحْتُ مُرْتَهَنًا بِعَمَلِي، فَلا فَقِيرَ أَفْقَرُ مِنِّي، اللَّهُمَّ لا تُشَمِّتْ بِي عَدُوِّي، وَلا تَسُؤْ بِي صَدِيقِي، وَلا تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتِي فِي دِينِي، وَلا تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيَّ مَنْ لا يَرْحَمُنِي.
Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon them, was accustomed to say, ❝O my God, surely I have entered into the morning unable to neither forestall what I fear nor hasten what I hope for. The whole affair is in another’s hand. I have arisen bound to my deeds. There is no one poorer than me. Do not make me the cause of my enemies being cursed, nor make me the reason any harm should come to a friend. Do not place tribulation in my spiritual path, nor empower anyone over me who shows me no mercy.❞
(One of Ibn Abī al-Dunyā’s works; "Walk on Water: The Wisdom of Jesus" From Traditional Arabic sources, translated by Hamza Yusuf)

spiritualaspirant:

Supplication of Jesus, Son of Mary

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَصْبَحْتُ لا أَسْتَطِيعُ دَفْعَ مَا أَكْرَهُ، وَلا أَمْلِكُ نَفْعَ مَا أَرْجُو، وَأَصْبَحَ الأَمْرُ بِيَدِ غَيْرِي، وَأَصْبَحْتُ مُرْتَهَنًا بِعَمَلِي، فَلا فَقِيرَ أَفْقَرُ مِنِّي، اللَّهُمَّ لا تُشَمِّتْ بِي عَدُوِّي، وَلا تَسُؤْ بِي صَدِيقِي، وَلا تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتِي فِي دِينِي، وَلا تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيَّ مَنْ لا يَرْحَمُنِي.

Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon them, was accustomed to say, ❝O my God, surely I have entered into the morning unable to neither forestall what I fear nor hasten what I hope for. The whole affair is in another’s hand. I have arisen bound to my deeds. There is no one poorer than me. Do not make me the cause of my enemies being cursed, nor make me the reason any harm should come to a friend. Do not place tribulation in my spiritual path, nor empower anyone over me who shows me no mercy.❞

(One of Ibn Abī al-Dunyā’s works; "Walk on Water: The Wisdom of Jesus" From Traditional Arabic sources, translated by Hamza Yusuf)

withinmoments:

Evgeniy Monahov

withinmoments:

Evgeniy Monahov

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

Thomas Cooper Gotch - The Exile - 1930 

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

Thomas Cooper Gotch - The Exile - 1930 

(Source: vernailles)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

fotojournalismus:

In 1960, Marc Garanger was stationed against his will in Algeria, and managed to avoid combat by becoming a photographer in the French army. His job was to produce images for new mandatory ID cards, and villagers were forced to sit for him. As a part of its unsuccessful effort to block the Algerian push for independence, the French government introduced identity cards as a security measure – all Algerians had to carry an ID card.

However the portraits Garanger produced in his series Women Unveiled were unlike most portraits. The women did not wish to be photographed, and were also forcibly unveiled. They were forced to pose before a photographer who was a serving French soldier and who was accompanied by other French troops.

“I would come within three feet of them,” Garanger remembers. “They would be unveiled. In a period of ten days, I made two thousand portraits, two hundred a day. The women had no choice in the matter. Their only way of protesting was through their look.”

Decades later, Algerian photographer Omar Dresponded to Garanger’s series, with his own vision of a country with a rich, yet unknown cultural heritage, by showing the veiled women of Algeria, in the majesty in their traditional costumes. With Potraits de Femmes series, he tries to restore the dignity and respect such women were denied within Garanger’s photos.

(via yagazieemezi)

discoversomalia:

Mogadishu, Somalia.

All photos of courtesy Sagal Jibril, see Sagal’s blog Msafiri1.tumblr.com for more photos on Somalia and Africa! 

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dynamicafrica:

Paintings by Ugandan artist Ssali Yusuf that celebrate and pay homage to the women he grew up surrounded by, and that raised him.

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

dynamicafrica:

#TRAVELAFRICA: Museums in Morocco via

Planning a trip to Morocco some time soon? Well, even if you’re not but hope to when circumstances permit you to (why doesn’t money grow on trees? or better yet, why is travelling such an expense?), if you prefer soaking up a bit of art, culture and history whilst on foreign terrain, The Culture Trip has combined an in-depth and resourceful list consisting of their picks of the top ten art galleries in Morocco - from Casablanca to Marrakech.

More on African museums.

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists