“I am from there, I am from hereI am not there, and I am not here.I have two names, which meet and part,I have two languages, I forget which of them I dream in.”— Mahmoud Darwish

“I am from there, I am from here
I am not there, and I am not here.
I have two names, which meet and part,
I have two languages, I forget which of them I dream in.”

— Mahmoud Darwish

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"Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing."
 Philip Roth
— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
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"غريزة البقاء لدى أي شعب، أقوى من نَهَمِ حكامه، وأهل الشهيد أقوى من كل قاتليه ومن أهل قاتليه"
تميم البرغوثي
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A Woman’s Last Name

tuscanystuff:

I was taught by my American culture that I must change my name when I get married because I am his.

I was taught by Islam that I don’t have to change the name my father gave me. I am not my husband’s property. 

(via artisticmadness)

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"Never be too proud to apologise."
Mufti Ismail Menk  (via noorieee)

(Source: quietmuslimah, via noorieee)

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"Broken English"
when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her


— aysha via Diaspora Defiance

(Source: decolonizehistory, via thegirlwhodidnothing)

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"الجسم في بلد و الروح في بلد,
يا وحشة الروح بل يا غربة الجسد"
ابن عبد ربه الأندلسي (via lulu-a)

(Source: nasserelamine, via alyibnawi)

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".قبل ان ترمي سهم الحقيقة اغمس راسه في العسل"

Before you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.

An Arab proverb

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