Jottings of history, culture, music, art, photography, nature, literature, architecture, and much more. Many posts on Islam and Islamic influences. Enjoy.

chingizhobbes:

Portrait of a girl in Tajikistan. Note the colorful “atlas” silk material that is considered the most beautiful pattern for clothing in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

chingizhobbes:

Portrait of a girl in Tajikistan. Note the colorful “atlas” silk material that is considered the most beautiful pattern for clothing in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

(Source: tendtotravel.com, via brainzinside)

— 1 month ago with 1061 notes
#Tajikstan  #clothing  #fashion  #children 

01030104:

"Tarim" (Uyghur folk song)

Performed by Kaisar Anwar

(via solipsistictendencies)

— 1 month ago with 34 notes
#uyghur  #music  #song 

AL SOUQ AL ARABI, KHARTOUM

AL SOUQ AL ARABI, KHARTOUM

(Source: vintagesudan, via dhikr-fikr-himma)

— 1 month ago with 220 notes
#khartoum 

ninewhitebanners:

Gods and Beasts, photos by Remi Chapeaublanc of Mongol people and domestic animals. He decided to photograph all his subjects with exactly the same lighting and backdrop.

(Source: remichapeaublanc.com)

— 1 month ago with 38 notes
#photography  #Mongolia 
Happy birthday, precious girl. 
explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Alice in Wonderland! On July 4, 1862, Lewis Carroll boarded a boat with a little girl named Alice Liddell, for whom he wrote his beloved classic.

Happy birthday, precious girl. 

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Alice in Wonderland! On July 4, 1862, Lewis Carroll boarded a boat with a little girl named Alice Liddell, for whom he wrote his beloved classic.

(Source: explore-blog)

— 1 month ago with 415 notes
#alice  #wonderland  #alice in wonderland  #childhood 
ourgardenwithin:

The cover of the door of the Ka’ba from 1606, during the Ottoman Empire’s period of control over Makkah and Madinah.

ourgardenwithin:

The cover of the door of the Ka’ba from 1606, during the Ottoman Empire’s period of control over Makkah and Madinah.

(via agendablog)

— 3 months ago with 699 notes
#ottoman  #kabaa  #ka'ba  #mecca  #history  #makkah  #art  #door  #cover  #kiswa  #arabic  #textile  #clothing  #beauty  #embroidery  #gold  #colors 

majdimam:

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."

(Source: soundcloud.com)

— 4 months ago with 56 notes
#beautiful  #Ali Keeler  #qur'an  #Quran  #Surah  #an-Nur  #Noor  #nur  #aya 

This is so great. How did ‘x’ come to represent the unknown? It all goes back to Arabic!

(Source: youtube.com, via majdimam)

— 4 months ago with 10 notes
#arabic  #ted talks  #mathematics  #video  #math  #x  #language 
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.

(Source: majdimam)

— 4 months ago with 30 notes
#frithjof schuon  #quote  #poem  #God  #dhikr 

nargessi:

أيُّ وجعٍ تحملُه هذه الصوره ؟ أيُّ حديثٍ يُترجم مَ يقوم به هذا اليتيم ؟ 

Reaction after seeing a photo of his deceased father

(Source: maghrabiyya)

— 4 months ago with 8802 notes
#love  #cry  #war  #family  #children  #child 
"The words “slave” and “rights” are contradictory terms. That God gives us any rights, at all, is amongst the strongest proof of His grace."
Imām Muḥammad ᶜAbd al-Laṭīf Finch (via majdimam)

(Source: subtleofferings, via majdimam)

— 4 months ago with 18 notes
#quote  #Allah  #Islam  #rights 
"If I ever purchase a plot of land in the United States, I will research which Native American tribe originally lived on that land and request permission from their tribal counsel."
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (via majdimam)
— 4 months ago with 36 notes
#yahya rhodus  #quote  #land  #rights  #war 
adokal:


The Ottoman Princesses Hanzadeh and Fatma Neslişah Sultan

Daughters of Abdülmecid II.

adokal:

The Ottoman Princesses Hanzadeh and Fatma Neslişah Sultan

Daughters of Abdülmecid II.

(Source: flickr.com)

— 4 months ago with 118 notes
#ottoman  #princesses  #royalty  #history  #pictures  #turkey