For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
The more you know.
Remember when Susan Boyle sang this on Britain’s Got Talent?
(Source: culturenordic.com, via ohsoromanov)
Ceylan Ozalp (Known from the BBC report about Kurdish Women fighters) led today with several comrades in the northern Syrian Kurdish city Kobani resistance against the ISIS terrorists.
Surrounded on all sides and set under attack, she lost all her friends. She fought alone against the supernumerary terrorists. When she had no more ammunition and recognized the hopeless situation, she said goodbye over her radio and taught herself with the last bullet so that she don’t to fall into the hands of the rapist.
Rest in Peace
why does this have to happen to us.
xwaya gyan afu le bidet.
Qur’an 24:35 - Ali Keeler.
"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things."
Pouring to Drink
One cannot pour a drink when one has no drink (Name, ‘Ism).
One cannot pour a drink when one has no cup (Heart, Qalb).
One cannot pour a drink without making a movement (Invocation, Dhikr).
One cannot pour a drink unless one’s cup be empty (Poverty, Faqr)
— Frithjof Schuon.
"The words “slave” and “rights” are contradictory terms. That God gives us any rights, at all, is amongst the strongest proof of His grace."