What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’
Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.
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The First Intifada Palestine 1987
1987 الانتفاضة الفلسطينية الأولى
"When a thing disturbs the peace of your heart, give it up."
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"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them."
Personal Development (via binte-rauph
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“Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then.” — Angelina Jolie
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"And for those who fear Allah, He always prepares a way out, and He provides for him from sources he never could imagine. And if anyone puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is Allah for him. For Allah will surely accomplish His purpose: verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion."
Quran, 65: 2-3 (via sophiaofmaihan
ساکنان دریا بعد از مدتی صدای امواج دریا را نمی شنوند
چه تلخ است قصه ی عـــــــــــــادت
After a while, the residents of the sea do not hear the sound of the waves. How bitter it is, the story of routine.
"Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of humanity. Avoid those who talk a great deal before acting, those who never take a step without being quite sure that it will bring them respect."
Paulo Coelho (via imaan-daar
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"There are five stages in the growth of love: first is to think someone pleasant, that is, someone thinks of someone else as being nice or is charmed by their character. This is part of making friends. Then there is admiration; that is the desire to be near the person that one admires. Then there is close friendship when you miss the other one terribly when they are absent. Then there is amorous affection when you are completely obsessed with the loved one. In the special vocabulary of love this is called ‘ishq, “the slavery of love”. Finally, there is passion, when one can no longer sleep, eat or think. This can make you ill to the point of delirium or even death. Beyond this, there is absolutely no place where love ends."
, Morals and Right Conduct in the Healing of Souls.
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"When white colonizers and imperialists wreak havoc on our lands, resources and civilizations, its written as “human nature” and an innate weakness of “mankind”. That’s how the media always portrays it. Only white people are given this realm of being described as “mankind” when they terrorize “the other”. Their race is never scrutinized. When brown or black people do anything unsightly, its by the virtue of our skin and something wired in our societies. Our biology destined us to be that way. I keep my children away from western television for this exact reason. I don’t need this type of double-standarded, dehumanizing sub-par filth media infiltrating my home."
So my uncle in Eritrea tells me he disconnected the cable from his home, I ask him why and this is his response. (via maarnayeri