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highfashionpakistan:

Karma presented its “Karma Ki Rajasthani Kahani” at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week.

lovingcricket:


 Boys play cricket in Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan.

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lovingcricket:

 Boys play cricket in Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan.

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“Her hijab/niqab is not a sign of perfection of her imaan,
Rather, it’s a symbol of her struggle.”

—   (via khadlja)

(Source: islamicrays, via ratifizierteswunschdenken)

vintageindianclothing:

Samyogitaraje Holkar, c 1930 (see also X)
More zari bordered Parisian chiffon (click for larger view).

vintageindianclothing:

Samyogitaraje Holkar, c 1930 (see also X)

More zari bordered Parisian chiffon (click for larger view).

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5centsapound:

Jessica Antola: more from Marrakech to Damascus previously posted here. 

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“اللهم اجعل أمـَي ممن تقول لها النار ‘أعبري فإن نورك أطفا نــاري’، وتقول لها الجنه ‘أقبلي فقد اشتقت إليك قبل ان أراك’”

—   "Oh Allah, let my mother be one of those whom upon approaching Hellfire are told by it ‘Walk past me, your light has overshadowed me", and to whom Paradise says "come hither, I’ve been missing you even before seeing you.”  (via nasserelamine)

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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.”

—   (via islamicrays)

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in an afghan fairy tale.

examples: الماعز الخزف (the porcelain goat), العذراء خرافية في اليقطين (the fairy virgin in a pumpkin), النمر والمارد (the leopard and the jinn)

afghan verse is rampant with double entendre, be the topic political, psychological, or sexual…afghan fairy tales tend to perpetuate, not protest, the existing order…[the afghan fairy tale tradition] reflects an attitude [of aggression as a virtue and  warfare as an important social function]. however, each group always wins. neighboring groups often tell the same stories about an identical tribal war with only the ending slightly modified; the group of the folkteller always wins…[in afghan fairy tales,] sociological fatherhood becomes more important than biological…themes found in [afghan fairy tales include] unrequited romantic love; respect for age; filial piety; acceptance of parental authority; the joys of having children; riches and happiness can be attained only if allah permits. major themes [in afghan fairy tales] are مېلمستیا (being a genial host; giving lavish parties), حسن الضيافة (hospitality to guests), ننواتی (the right of asylum and the obligatory acceptance of a truce offer), بادل‎ (blood revenge), توره (bravery), شهامة (chivalry), إصرار (persistence), صمود (steadfastness), استقامة (righteousness), احترام (defense of property and honor), ناموس (defense of the honor of women)…the [archetypal ideal hero in afghan fairy tales is the] warrior-poet. brave in battle, he will also be articulate in the جرګه, able to speak on any subject, evoking poetic imagery and illusion on specific points. afghan village and nomadic society has little room for dissidence. the fairy tales emphasize this. some tales describe what happens when a coward returns home: his mother disowns him. it is almost always the mother who rejects the coward - again emphasizing the importance of women in the society.

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in an afghan fairy tale.

examples: الماعز الخزف (the porcelain goat), العذراء خرافية في اليقطين (the fairy virgin in a pumpkin), النمر والمارد (the leopard and the jinn)

afghan verse is rampant with double entendre, be the topic political, psychological, or sexual…afghan fairy tales tend to perpetuate, not protest, the existing order…[the afghan fairy tale tradition] reflects an attitude [of aggression as a virtue and warfare as an important social function]. however, each group always wins. neighboring groups often tell the same stories about an identical tribal war with only the ending slightly modified; the group of the folkteller always wins…[in afghan fairy tales,] sociological fatherhood becomes more important than biological…themes found in [afghan fairy tales include] unrequited romantic love; respect for age; filial piety; acceptance of parental authority; the joys of having children; riches and happiness can be attained only if allah permits. major themes [in afghan fairy tales] are مېلمستیا (being a genial host; giving lavish parties), حسن الضيافة (hospitality to guests), ننواتی (the right of asylum and the obligatory acceptance of a truce offer), بادل‎ (blood revenge), توره (bravery), شهامة (chivalry), إصرار (persistence), صمود (steadfastness), استقامة (righteousness), احترام (defense of property and honor), ناموس (defense of the honor of women)…the [archetypal ideal hero in afghan fairy tales is the] warrior-poet. brave in battle, he will also be articulate in the جرګه, able to speak on any subject, evoking poetic imagery and illusion on specific points. afghan village and nomadic society has little room for dissidence. the fairy tales emphasize this. some tales describe what happens when a coward returns home: his mother disowns him. it is almost always the mother who rejects the coward - again emphasizing the importance of women in the society.

post 735 of an infinity-part series

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Suraj (Imran Khalid, 1966)

Suraj (Imran Khalid, 1966)

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