here it is folks.
the final episode.
i met with the former governor of Kabul and he shared one of the hardest moments that hes experienced.
many people look at the Mujahideen in a negative manner, yet they don’t understand the struggles and sacrifices that were made for a free/liberated country from Soviet occupation.
this story shows the love a commander has for his men and the people who served with him.
thank you for the support in the series.
i’ll see what happens in the future.
Amazing work Ali and all who were involved in this project.
The final episode is so meaningful and really cuts to the humanity that is common among all of us regardless of our background or ethnicity.
Well done Ali jaan!!
I was just scarfing down breakfast in the break room at work when a coworker walks in asking if I’m interesed in a kitty. And I’m like ‘???’
It turns out that someone just dropped off a momma kitty and her baby kittens and this one is an adorable and tiny blue/gray one.
Giving back my Angel was…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Commonwealth Lecture 2012
On the tremendous importance of human stories and not just “facts.” Adichie is incredible.
I did not realize so many look at those numbers and didn’t see three dimensional and varied lives.
This is very relevant, especially with everything happening in Gaza right now. As people removed from the conflict and especially for those of us, like me, that are not Palestinian ourselves, it is so important that we do not perpetuate the dehumanization and trivialization of every single Palestinian life as the death toll from the Israeli massacre grows. Even as we report the statistics, we must always reflect on the humanity and three dimensionality of these lives. We must mediate on the fullness of their being, which does include pain and suffering under Israel’s blockade, racial apartheid and brutal genocidal policies, but these are lives that also include love, joy, family, friends and more. We cannot reduce these people to statistics and 1D portraits of pain and suffering. We cannot strip them of their agency further by splaying graphic photographs of their bodies across the net and our front pages “to make a point.” We cannot perpetuate white supremacy ourselves by reducing Palestinians into a single amalgamated mass of suffering, dying black and brown bodies with no agency beyond their pain. All of this is fundamentally disempowering, dehumanizing and wrong.
I love the way that Adichie frames all of this up perfectly and succinctly with this quote, and it’s one that I’m so glad that I stumbled back across by chance as the brutal genocidal violence of the racist Zionist state of Israel pushes the Palestinian death toll ever higher. As they take even more lives.
And as we put out prayers and thoughts with the Palestinian people in this time of tremendous difficulty, it is so important that we also maintain perspective and interrogate ourselves to ensure that we are not partaking in the same forces of dehumanization ourselves as people trying to be “allies.”(via owning-my-truth)
We live in a world where we so often quote figures of the number of the dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and Congo, until they become just that—figures. Each time I read these news articles, I find myself thinking, “What do they dream about in Congo?” “How do they fall in love in Afghanistan?” “How do they resolve family quarrels in Iraq?” “What do they like to eat?”
Of course we must know about the dead and the dying. And of course these figures and facts are essential. But they must, they should coexist with human stories. We should know how people die, but we should also know how they live.
It’s time again
"Tunak Tunak Tun" (Punjabi: ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣ) or "Tunak", is a bhangra/pop love song by Indian artist Daler Mehndi released in 1998. At the time, critics complained that Mehndi’s music was only popular due to his videos that featured beautiful women dancing. Mehndi’s response was to create a video that featured only himself.
also gosh the lyrics to this are actually really sweet & great i never realised
Dua on going out from home
- Bismillaahi ta wakkaltu ‘allal laahi laa hawla wa la quwwata illaa billaah
- In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah. There’s no power nor might except by Allah.
"The person who reads this Dua while leaving home will be protected from Satan, and everything that is harmful until he returns and all his works will be completed for which he came out of his house." (Tirmidhi)