Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your well-being.
It’s been more than a year, dad. 402 days to be exact.
I thought that as time goes by I’ll miss you less, however, it seems like time is the best stimulator of missing, eagerness and yearning. I only wish I could spend one more Eid with you, do takbeer with you, and you’d kiss me on the forehead, saying playfully: You’re never getting married, you belong to me, and you’ll forever stay with me.
Eids are the most remarkable times for us together, and that’s why it’s the most painful. I know you want me happy, but I can’t help not thinking of you in every move I do, that was supposed to be shared with you. I don’t know whether I’ll be able to hug you again, dad, nor am I certain that you’ll be with me anytime soon.
but one thing I know for sure, is that Allah is cursing all those who’re keeping you away from us, and all those who’re causing this severe pain of my mother.
you’re forever-loving daughter,
but that’s none of my business
Photographer Lassi Rautiainen recently captured the profound partnership between a she-wolf and a brown bear in the wilds of northern Finland. For days, he witnessed the strange pair meet every evening to share food after a hard day of hunting. No one knows when or how this relationship was formed, “but it is certain that by now each of them needs the other.” - Source
I love this more than I can put into words.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Can we please take a moment to make du’a for Hamid Aminzada, a Toronto teen who was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight?
Just in case you don’t click the photo (there’s a link that takes you to the Toronto Star website), this excerpt from Metro News really got to me.
"According to a 15-year-old former classmate, a friend had asked Amizada to pray for him before a difficult test. ‘You pray not from your mouth, but from your heart,' Aminzada apparently told his peer. He was killed only minutes later.”
May Allah grant him jannah and guide his family through these pressing times. Ameen.