Khadija Ali

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

عيد مبارك :) (at ميدان الشهداء)

عيد مبارك :) (at ميدان الشهداء)

For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence. And so much patience. But every process has an end and an appointed term. Your healing will come, God willing. And like all created things, your worldly pain will die.
Yasmin Mogahed (via wordsthat-speak)

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And to parents… it is your absolute responsibility, especially to your daughters, to compliment them. It’s not wrong of you to tell them ‘you are beautiful.’ You should tell them they’re beautiful. Because if they don’t hear that from you, they’re going to look to hear that from somebody else. Our girls have low self-esteem because nobody validates them — especially the fathers. The fathers, you have to go out of your way to compliment your daughters. And stop having the attitude that nothing they do is good enough. Stop talking down to them, it’s killing them. It’s killing them. In our deen we always talk about the rights of the parents, and they have rights. But they have responsibilities, too.

عطر لسانك بذكر الله
I love reminders. As humans we are forgetful and we need to be reminded of things we already know. Some of the most beautiful are heartwarming reminders can be found along #Libya’s coastal road. This is my favourite reminder.


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…

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Remembering #R4BIA Massacre
ذكرى مجزرة #رابعة

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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.