woman grinding at the mill, Palestine, 1900


I hate it when people take US centric ideas of race and ethnicity and try to apply it in the MENA. “Arab-ness” has not been a purely ethnic identity for a long long time now. Hell, the Arab league’s definition of Arab does not even bring up ethnicity at all, it is treated as a…


high school students in palestine, 1938



Aliens? - Palestinian Artist Laila Shawa

laila shawa is my favourite


Pharrell - Happy British Muslims! #HAPPYDAY

قلب على قلب.
In Arabic, we say Qalb 3ala Qalb, which roughly translates to “hearts in sync”. In essence, it’s talking about telepathy, and the unspoken words, and how they are not necessary in order to bond. What I love about it most is that it isn’t restrictive to romantic love, but instead it is open to any love at all. You would say it when you bump into someone you adore unexpectedly, at the grocery store maybe, or in the middle of traffic. Or even when you say something at the same time as someone else. The idea is that these things happen because your hearts are connected, and that somewhere along this telepathic journey, they bumped into, or brushed past one another, and that, because they were meant to meet, they always, always will. They will always find a way to each other. That’s comforting to me. (via mariamturtles)


Edward Said

Edward Thought

Edward Smiled

Edward Frowned

When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.

Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)

This changed me.

(via losingfatfindingfit)

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Cat written in arabic..

9/100 favorite films {in no particular order} // Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam [Dir. Omar Majeed]

"Allah is too big, and too open, for my Islam to be small and closed."

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This could be us but you a filthy two stater

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This is Mariam Barghouti. She is 20 years old and studies English and psychology at Birzeit University. Her favorite color is lime green and loves to read. She has a habit of looking high or having her eyes squinted whenever someone takes a picture of her, but not in this picture. Mariam is my best friend.

Last Friday, April 11, she attended a protest in Nabi Saleh. While she was leaving, she was stopped by Israeli Occupying soldiers and arrested with another woman based on slanderous testimonies made by Israeli soldiers. They were both taken to a police station where they underwent interrogation. The other woman that held the Jerusalem ID was able to be released on bail while Mariam, who holds a West Bank ID, was not. She was was falsely accused of throwing rocks.

Her first court hearing was held yesterday at Ofer. Her arrest was extended until Wednesday where her court hearing will continue. Everyone, please keep Mariam in your thoughts and pray for her immediate release.

Beirut indie band Mashrou’ Leila become the first regional artists to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone in the next issue, on shelves Sunday.

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Palm Sunday, Gaza