the blogs & reblogs of an islamist-feminist

twitter: @ralhayek
Student of Islam ,the Near East, & Women's Studies. lover of (classic) English & Arabic Literature. Art. Reader. Writer. Avid Tea Drinker, Notebook & Pen collector.

revolutionizethesoul:

Today the people of #Toronto took the streets for the oppressed people of  #Palestine and the oppressed all around the world in the thousands!
#freegaza #freepalestine #torontoprotest  (at Downtown Toronto)

revolutionizethesoul:

Today the people of #Toronto took the streets for the oppressed people of #Palestine and the oppressed all around the world in the thousands!
#freegaza #freepalestine #torontoprotest (at Downtown Toronto)

nowinexile:

Palestinians in Gaza use Israeli rockets as pots for planting. 

nowinexile:

Palestinians in Gaza use Israeli rockets as pots for planting. 

Duaa requested for one of my mothers, my best friend’s mother, khalto Zubaida, and for her family to have rida in whatever Allah swt decrees, patience to deal with that qada’, and serenity in their hearts. May Allah swt ease your pain Khalto and may He make you and your family’s suffering a means of purification and raising of your levels in Jannah, ya Allah.

nemfrog:

Fig 63. To find the long and short months. 1904.

nemfrog:

Fig 63. To find the long and short months. 1904.

(via teachingliteracy)

“Researchers have shown that reading fiction promotes empathy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Anne Dewdney, echoes that finding when she argues that, “When we open a book, and share our voice and imagination with a child, that child learns to see the world through someone else’s eyes.” Sadly, studies reveal that parents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain spend less time reading and telling stories to their sons than to their daughters. In fact, in as early as nine months, researchers found a gender gap in literary activities.”

artdetails:

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Suleiman. Istanbul, Turkey. c. 1555-1560. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper.

(via anrawrasaurus)

m7madsmiry:

Palestinians beautify pictures of the bombed houses by israeli forces in #Gaza Strip to reflect the resilience of #Gaza

(via zaman-al-samt)

http://noor3amoor.tumblr.com/post/92602710690/redphilistine-israeli-propaganda-which-they

redphilistine:

Israeli propaganda, which they insist on calling the Hebrew word hasbara to mask that it’s propaganda, is so weird. Outside the country, it’s all about how Israel is under existential threat, how they’re literally one rocket away from annihilation from evil Hamas which is the…

standwithpalestine:

Celebrities speak out against Israel’s terrorist attacks on Gaza

(via Jewish Voice for Peace)

(Source: standwithpalestine, via ya-ghorba)

“Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back..Just come back..”

—   Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza (via redphilistine)

(Source: nowinexile, via zaman-al-samt)

idemandliberation:

brazilia:

Vittorio Arrigoni (4 February 1975 – 15 April 2011)

Was an Italian reporter, writer, pacifist and activist. worked with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the Gaza Strip, from 2008 until his death.
Arrigoni maintained a website, Guerrilla Radio, and published a book of his experiences in Gaza during the 2008–09 Gaza War between Hamas and Israel.

إنت فلسطيني يا أخي 

(via theidealmuslimah)

“Last night just before 9pm, they sent us a warning over the phone that ‘We will bomb the hospital, so you need to evacuate. We insisted that we cannot leave the hospital. Our patients are, all of them, paralyzed, they’re unconscious. They’re unable to move, so we need to stay in this hospital…

But just few minutes after the call, shells start falling down on the hospital — the fourth floor, third floor, second floor. Smoke, fire, dust all over.”

—    Basman Alashi, executive director of Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank. (via thepeoplesrecord)

(via zaman-al-samt)

As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.

According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.

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Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx)

This is EXTREMELY blatant on college campuses. The fact that these things need to be clarified is sad.

(via newwavefeminism)

Legacy is the real affirmative action…and yet we don’t see certain types of entitled people suing to dismantle that.

(via invisiblelad)

(Source: sociolab, via becauseiamawoman)