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Love affair with life.
Let's talk calories ↘


There’s nothing wrong with calories!
The problem lies in EMPTY CALORIES - aka foods that are high in calories, low in nutrients.

Nuts are healthy and a great addition to one’s diet (raw nuts), but tend to be avoided by those wishing to lose weight because they’re high in calories.

News flash:…

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This is painfully accurate.

Parents making you talk to relatives over seas.


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Palestinians don’t have to pay people to tweet. Millions around the world are naturally outraged. (Photo via @GazaYBO on Twitter


Palestinians don’t have to pay people to tweet. Millions around the world are naturally outraged. (Photo via @GazaYBO on Twitter) 
"No Mosque Parking" ↘


Eid Prayer is one of, if not the biggest, part of the whole celebration. After thirty days of fasting, to me the holy month is incomplete without the Eid Prayer.

We drove to the mosque in two separate cars today, my father leaving alone earlier. After I dropped my mother and brother in front of…

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I know myself better than others [know me], and my Lord is more knowledgeable of me than myself. O God! Do not take me to task for what they say, and make me better than what they think of me, and forgive me for those sins which they are unaware of.

 وَ قَالَ عليه السلام وَ مَدَحَهُ قَوْمٌ فِى وَجْهِهِ فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ أَعْلَمُ بِى مِنْ نَفْسِى وَ أَنَا أَعْلَمُ بِنَفْسِى مِنْهُمْ. اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا خَيْراً مِمَّا يَظُنُّونَ وَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ .

Amirul Mou’mineen, Ali ibn Abi Talib Alayhis Salaam when others would praise him

[Nahjul Balagha, Hadith 100]

(via zindagichist)

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Sandra Cisneros, Women Hollering Creek


Sandra Cisneros, Women Hollering Creek


Recap: Hamas didn’t kidnap the 3 Israelis. Hamas abided by an 18-month ceasefire. Israel broke the ceasefire repeatedly, bombed Gaza, pummeled the West Bank, and murdered more than 1000 Palestinians.

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Our concern, our empathy, our compassion has to be universal; it can not be selective, it can not be self-serving. We have to stand up for freedom and human rights everywhere, regardless of whether the victims happen to be Sunni or Shi’a, or for that matter Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist.

— Mehdi Hassan (via bu-hashem)

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I had some choice thoughts about terrorism today

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Omar (2013)

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By Carlos Latuff


By Carlos Latuff
Love yourself.


Love yourself enough to want to get fit and healthy. Love yourself enough to want to sleep better and look better and feel better, to stop having an unhealthy dependence on food, to feel fulfilled and energized by every meal. Love yourself enough to take responsibility and initiative when it comes to your health. You only have one life - make it a positive and happy experience, a labor of love.

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