Sheikh Hamza Andreas Tzortzis updated: “I got to know a really nice brother called Abu Maryam. He recently had a daughter which he named Maryam. Maryam however has been diagnosed with a very rare disease. This disease prevents her from swallowing and she can’t move her limbs. She is paralysed from the neck down. Maryam is only a few weeks old and is in intensive care.
Abu Maryam’s patience, gratitude, love and positivity really moved me and I asked him if I can see her in hospital. I went to the hospital and saw her. Masha’Allah (in God’s will) she is very cute and a little princess. I was overwhelmed by emotions watching her father speak to her and kiss her while she was sleeping. It made me realise how ungrateful I can be and how trivial my so-called problems are in light of other people’s real problems.
Abu Maryam has informed me that Maryam’s condition has worsened and he has asked me to post her picture here (Facebook) and to ask you all to make a sincere supplication and to pray for her. May Allah (or if you’re not a Muslim, God, or simply pray for her) cure her, grant the family patience and tranquillity in this life and the next.”
(Source: tapzul, via fatoumatabarry)
The lynching of Jesse Washington.
Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.
Jesse was 15.
Who did this?
"A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco."
they sold photographs of his body as postcards.
"After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs"
tell me these people aren’t monsters
THIS IS 1916. THIS IS NOT EVEN 100 YEARS AGO. IN AMERICA. IN WACO, TEXAS. NOT JUST A FEW SICK PEOPLE; PEOPLE IN THE FUCKING TOWN BOUGHT PIECES OF HIM AS A SOUVENIR. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ALIVE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.
YA’LL STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE WACO SIEGE CULT?
This is disgusting… How could they be okay with his screams? How could they go home to there families at night like nothing happened? Where’s the humanity, the compassion?
They didn’t see him as human
(Source: historicpork, via wrekkkka)
"I prayed to God, and asked him sincerely for someone to fall in love with me. Then I heard a voice, so powerful and yet so beautiful, “So long as you remember me, you will always be loved."
"I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything."