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Khadija Ali

Its our actions that define us.
What we choose. What we resist.
What we're willing to die for.

Day 3: Under the Olive Tree

Happiness lies in the simple things. Sitting in the late afternoon coolness under the olive tree, watching the sheep and ducks feed away. Listening to a few birds chirp above, legs stretched criss-crossed before me as my thoughts tread near and far.

Moments like this can go on forever…
#100HappyDays

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Remembering #R4BIA Massacre
14/08/2013 
ذكرى مجزرة #رابعة

اذا لا تعرف ما حدث في رابعة اقرأ هنا:
http://www.hrw.org/node/128074/section/1
PS: If you don’t know what this is about, enlighten yourself:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/12/egypts_tiananment_cairo_sisi_rabaa_square_massacre_human_rights_watch?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Flashpoints&utm_campaign=2014_FlashPoints+%28Manual%29

استغفر الله

استغفر الله

I have felt a need lately to look at things differently, in a more optimistic and hopeful manner to be precise. In the midst of so much happening in Libya, and on this side of the world for the matter, I have found myself slowly drawing away from reality. I spend all day engulfed reading books and articles, trying my best to forget the situation surrounding me.

Whilst this tactic worked well during the Gaddafi era and kept me sane, I feel shameful of using the same tactics in the new Libya we sacrificed so much for. The Libya that promised us so much freedom and here I was sitting in some book far away.

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Being a woman in today’s world must be hard. So much is expected of you and everyone is on your case. Doomed if you work, and doomed if you stay home. Told how to dress, and it’s never good enough. It must be really tough! Remember, Allah created you perfectly and if you work on perfecting your relationship with Him, there lies your happiness.

This isn’t very much like me.. But I’m looking for a reason to smile.

OPTIMISTS
- thinking fast & slow (Daniel Kahneman)

تغير مزاج.

Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it.
Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

(via thebeautyofislam)

I could sure do with a long walk under the trees somewhere in the open, where there is no pavement and no trail to follow, just wilderness.
The hardest thing of all is accepting you can’t get everything you want. And that hurts at times when what you want is something you are willing to sacrifice the world for. 
Maybe not in this life but in the hereafter but I won’t stop dreaming.

The hardest thing of all is accepting you can’t get everything you want. And that hurts at times when what you want is something you are willing to sacrifice the world for.
Maybe not in this life but in the hereafter but I won’t stop dreaming.