"When he decides he doesn’t love you anymore,
here is what you do: Move on quietly. Love yourself
loudly."

Karese Burrows (via aestheticintrovert)

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"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you’re more than that"

rupi kaur (via rupikaur)

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"There is always something to look forward to. In pain, look forward to healing. In hardship, look forward to ease. And in separation, look forward to reunion. Allah has promised the believers all these things."

Yasmin Mogahed (via beautifulsabr)

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"and if you think I’m oppressed
what does that make you?
I have a piece of cloth
wrapped around my head
while you have society’s rules
on beauty wrapped in your head"

Suhur Omar
(part of the poem I performed yesterday with my friend)

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"I am made of more; more than tears, more than heartache, more than all of this."

Tyler Knott Gregson (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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"a book is a relationship that never leaves."

nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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"It is reported that a man came to ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiAllahu anhu) to complain about his wife’s ill-temper. While he was waiting for ‘Umar to come out of his house, he heard ‘Umar’s wife scolding him and ‘Umar quietly listening to her, and not answering her back. The man turned around and started walking away, muttering to himself: “If that is the case with ‘Umar, the leader of the believers, who is famous for his uprightness and toughness, then what about poor me?!” At that moment, ‘Umar came out of his house and saw the man walking away. He called him and said, “What is it you want of me, O man?” The man replied: “O leader of the believers, I came to complain to you about my wife’s bad-temper and how she nags me. Then I heard your wife doing the same to you, so I turned around, muttering to myself, ‘If that is the situation of the leader of the believers, then what about me?’” ‘Umar replied, “O my brother, I bear with her because of her rights over me. She cooks my food, bakes my bread, washes my clothes, breast-feeds my child…and yet none of these are her duty; and then she is a comfort to my heart and keeps me away from forbidden deeds. Consequently, I bear with her.” The man said, “It is the same with me, O leader of the believers.” ‘Umar said: “Then, O my brother, be patient with her, indeed this life is short.
(Adh-Dhahabi, Al-Kabâ’ir 194)"

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wonderfulambiguity:

Stanley Kubrick, The New York Subway, 1947

wonderfulambiguity:

Stanley Kubrick, The New York Subway, 1947

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"Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"

Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)

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