Tuesday, July 29, 2014

theblackdalia:

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Breaking the Fast on Eid al-Fitr Day

For more photos and videos of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, browse the #EidalFitr, #عيدالفطر and #EidMubarak hashtags.

Eid Mubarak! The new moon was sighted on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, which indicates the end of Ramadan and the period of celebration that begins the following day. Commonly known as Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر) in the Arabic-speaking world, the festival also goes by other names such as Idul Fitri in Indonesia, Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia and Shemai Eid in Bangladesh.

While there are many Eid customs such as attending mass prayers, gathering for family reunions, exchanging gifts and dressing in new clothes, eating plays a crucial role as it brings an end to the month-long fast of Ramadan. Holiday dishes vary from country to country, but all are meant to make up big feasts that can easily fill up the entire family as well as guests. Families bring out traditional varieties of homemade sweets and many also make generous donations of food during the holiday, as Eid also celebrates extending good will to others.

The holiday can last up to three days depending on the country, and Instagrammers taking part in the festivities are sharing their moments filled with good food and good spirits.

I love that Instagram never fails to make an Eid/Ramadan post.

Kill him, then hug him.
Men are more faithful when dead.
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skellettes:

sneak peek from 50 shades of gray!!

skellettes:

sneak peek from 50 shades of gray!!

fotojournalismus:

Gaza’s Christians bury their first casualty of the war | July 27, 2014

"The Christian community in Gaza City, like its counterparts elsewhere in the Middle East, has been shrinking because of both conflict and unemployment. 

The ancient Mediterranean seafront city once had a thriving Christian community, especially under British-mandated Palestine that ended in 1948 with the creation of the Jewish state.

Jalila Ayyad’s widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.

Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war. She is also survived by two sons, but one could not be at her funeral because he is in hospital with serious wounds suffered in Sunday afternoon’s Israeli strike.

The simple coffin — white with a black cross — was carried reverently down the marble stairs of the cemetery, and into the chapel of the Saint Porphyrius Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City. 

"There are massacres here every day. This is what happens to the Palestinian people. Where’s the world, where’s the international community in all this? The bombs hit and kill — they don’t discriminate between civilian or militant," said one member of the parish.

A relative, George Ayyad, agreed wholeheartedly. He dismissed the idea that Jalila’s death would force more of the already dwindling Christian population out of Gaza.

"If we leave, that’s exactly what the Israelis want. Anyway, where are we supposed to go? This is my homeland," he said. "We Christians have been in Gaza for more than 1,000 years, and we’re staying."

The community’s first casualty, Jalila Ayyad, was born in Jerusalem and also had French nationality.” (via AFP

Pictures from the funeral of Jalila Ayyad, 60, the first Christian Palestinian, whose body was found under the rubble of her home after an Israeli airstike, at Saint Porfirios Church in Gaza City on July 27, 2014. The debris of a house belonging to Ayyad family, which was targeted in an Israeli air strike, is also seen above. (Pictures by Suhaib Salem/Reuters | 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

"If they destroy your Mosques raise the call to prayer from our Churches."

-Bishop of Gaza, Father Manuel.

#GazaUnderAttack

My heart feels so much warmth. May allah protect everyone around the world. 💜 (via meeera-e)

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hoodjab:

They bombed a playground in gaza and killed all the children :( ya Allah on the day of eid so many children went to jannah

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theelusivebloggeur:

Photos I took while walking around today! | Ramallah, Palestine

when im sick im like “hug me” and “dont touch me” at the same time

Nicole Richie looks so good with that hair

breakfast-with-satan:

666kira:

"You’re going to have sex, get pregnant and be ruined for the rest of your life."

Omg

queen

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Monday, July 28, 2014

awjoffrey:

"he looks weird in this pic but i swear he is hot" a novel by me