odditiesoflife:

The Black Rose of Turkey

Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.

The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.

Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.

(via Oddity Central)

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Seven things one should do to soften ones heart.
1. Cry in fear of Allah
2. Remembrance of death
3. Make dua to Allah frequently
4. Always do good deeds
5. Adopt the fear of Allah in our hearts
6. Recitation of Qur’an regularly
7. Engage in the zikr of Allah abundantly.
May we engage ourselves with these above points
to get closer to Allah subhanahu wa tA’ala Aameen.
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Dear Mothers ,

● Don’t teach your daughter how to dance, teach her how to perform Salaah
● Don’t teach her how to sing, teach her how to recite Qur’an
● Don’t beautify her with make-up but with the Hijaab
● Don’t give her immoral movies to watch, instead tell her the stories of the prophets and the sahaaba and inspire her to follow sunnah.
● Don’t let her role model be a celebrity/singer, but the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his wives.

►Your children are your means to earn continuous rewards even after your death


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destinationjannah:

There is a reason for everything, everything.

We go to school in order to get an education. We eat to sustain our body. We drink in order to sustain our body. We drive our cars in order to get somewhere. We cook to eat. There is a reason or rather a purpose for everything we do, but what is the purpose of life. There is purpose to everything and a need for purpose in everything.
This is not a purpose of life paragraph but a reflection on the verse,
“Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?”

As Muslims we have a purpose, and the purpose is clear. We live to get back home, Jannah tul firdaus. This is our purpose and the means of doing it is vast. It guides our decisions and the way we live our life. It should become a little harder to lie, a little harder to steal, and honestly, a little harder to do anything that is innately wrong. But what happens when we lose sight of this purpose or for the greater majority of the world, never was informed of this purpose?

We have the world today. Everyone wants a reason to live and will find a reason. And why not that reason be something that feels good? Why not be the reason for living be something that makes you feel good emotionally and physically? Sometimes we get caught up in our religiousness to not see the big picture. Most of the world does not know their purpose but have found purpose in their desires.

Making money feels good, it feels good to be able to earn a living and purchase items. Being in love feels good, it feel mushy and awesome. Getting attention feels good, who doesn’t want to be noticed and have people like them. Having sex, feels good, and it is normal to like it and want it. Looking good, who doesn’t want to look like a million bucks, it feels good to love the way you look. All of these things are desires that we have that nurture our soul in particular ways.. For non-Muslims, who cannot lose what they never had, this is their purpose that they have created for themselves. I’m not mad at them but I empathize with them. We joke around and say, “If I was not Muslim, I would, etc. etc.” but think about it, due to you being Muslim, you would not make certain decisions because of why?? You know your purpose and what needs to be done in order to reach that ultimate goal BUT they don’t. We should take the examples of this lost sense of purpose as a reminder of the gift of Islam (as stated in the verse) but as well empathize with our fellow humans. It should fuel the need for dawah. Start printing your whyislam pamphlets, joking, start smiling at people, treating people right, and displaying the character of the most beloved.

destinationjannah:

There is a reason for everything, everything.

We go to school in order to get an education. We eat to sustain our body. We drink in order to sustain our body. We drive our cars in order to get somewhere. We cook to eat. There is a reason or rather a purpose for everything we do, but what is the purpose of life. There is purpose to everything and a need for purpose in everything.

This is not a purpose of life paragraph but a reflection on the verse,

“Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?”

As Muslims we have a purpose, and the purpose is clear. We live to get back home, Jannah tul firdaus. This is our purpose and the means of doing it is vast. It guides our decisions and the way we live our life. It should become a little harder to lie, a little harder to steal, and honestly, a little harder to do anything that is innately wrong. But what happens when we lose sight of this purpose or for the greater majority of the world, never was informed of this purpose?

We have the world today. Everyone wants a reason to live and will find a reason. And why not that reason be something that feels good? Why not be the reason for living be something that makes you feel good emotionally and physically? Sometimes we get caught up in our religiousness to not see the big picture. Most of the world does not know their purpose but have found purpose in their desires.

Making money feels good, it feels good to be able to earn a living and purchase items. Being in love feels good, it feel mushy and awesome. Getting attention feels good, who doesn’t want to be noticed and have people like them. Having sex, feels good, and it is normal to like it and want it. Looking good, who doesn’t want to look like a million bucks, it feels good to love the way you look. All of these things are desires that we have that nurture our soul in particular ways.. For non-Muslims, who cannot lose what they never had, this is their purpose that they have created for themselves. I’m not mad at them but I empathize with them. We joke around and say, “If I was not Muslim, I would, etc. etc.” but think about it, due to you being Muslim, you would not make certain decisions because of why?? You know your purpose and what needs to be done in order to reach that ultimate goal BUT they don’t. We should take the examples of this lost sense of purpose as a reminder of the gift of Islam (as stated in the verse) but as well empathize with our fellow humans. It should fuel the need for dawah. Start printing your whyislam pamphlets, joking, start smiling at people, treating people right, and displaying the character of the most beloved.


ted:

At age 19, TED Fellow Eman Mohammed became the first female photographer in the Gaza Strip — a bold move in a culture that often discourages education and work for women. Her colleagues shunned her, and once abandoned her in an open air strike area, waving and laughing as they drove away. It was not her first death threat.

Facing extreme prejudice, she turned her lens to women and children in Gaza. She explains that her images reveal lives often considered inconsequential, unveiling poignant moments of joy and accomplishment. She calls herself “a witness with a choice — to run away or stand still.”

Check out her portfolio here »

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thisturtleisneon:

hernameisspooky:

ACTING

THE MORE TIMES I WATCH IT THE FUNNIER IT IS

thisturtleisneon:

hernameisspooky:

ACTING

THE MORE TIMES I WATCH IT THE FUNNIER IT IS

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essentialcoles:

One friendship ruined

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