1. “If Allah created you for this world, He would have created you without death.”
    -Habib Umar bin Hafiz
     
  2. A different kind of Qalamdan (pen-case) from the Ming Dynasty

    The previous collection of Qalamdans are distinctly Middle Eastern while these pen-cases/pen-boxes and pen-rests were made by Chinese potters in the Ming Dynasty. During the Ming Dynasty, there was a strong Islamic influence in ceramic design, most notably the Zhengde porcelains which were usually decorated with Arabic inscriptions. The blue colour decorating these beautiful ceramics, dubbed as “hui-qing" or "Muslim blue", was derived from Iranian copper. The patrons of these pen-rest or pen-case were likely to be Muslims in high positions in the Ming court and Muslim merchants in China.

    (Source: saudiaramcoworld.com)

     

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  3. taweeelashawq:


The Shahada written in the style of chinese calligraphy

    taweeelashawq:

    The Shahada written in the style of chinese calligraphy

     
  4. (via poerora)

     
  5. thenewenlightenmentage:

Brain function ‘boosted for days after reading a novel’
Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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    thenewenlightenmentage:

    Brain function ‘boosted for days after reading a novel’

    Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist

    Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

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  6. unfortunatesalmon:

sheetmetalsheep:

"No."

"I’m going on an adventure!""No you aren’t, come eat your fruit.""mOOOMMMM"

Years later:

    unfortunatesalmon:

    sheetmetalsheep:

    "No."

    "I’m going on an adventure!"
    "No you aren’t, come eat your fruit."
    "mOOOMMMM"

    Years later:

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  7. darkfae87:

    love-run-breathe-repeat:

    serenakenobi:

    milisaz:

    Because library porn

    GOOD GRIEF

    Fuck

    Damn, now that’s good porn

    (Source: maleficent-z, via pupuyalis)

     
  8. Qalamdan (pen-case or pen-box) from Abbasid and Ottoman empires

    The bottom picture is the tools of an Ottoman katib (read the caption to know which tool is which). The pen-case has an ink well which holds silk fibers soaked with ink and dried to which drops of water can be added when needed. If you look closely at the pen-rest, there is a raised and grooved part for the reed pen to rest. The groove was designed in a way that the tip of the reed pen could be trimmed at an angle consistently each time. The handles of the scissors were shaped to bear one of the names of Allah “Ya Fattah!” (O He Who opens!).

    (Source: columbia.edu)

     

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  9. I’m reviving back the #islamic art tag and starting a new one #bookbytes.

    Here’s hoping to a more productive tumblr-ing (is this even a word?) inshaAllah. Because I need some kind of distraction from the lab!

     
  10. Glass coins from early Islamic caliphate (Abbasid, Fatimid and Umayyad)

    The inscription on the Umayyad coin (green with the long text): “In the Name of Allah. God ordered honesty, and ordered the manufacture of one quarter [qist], al-Qasim bin ‘Ubayd Allah. At the hands of Zaffar bin Shaba. Year two and twenty and one hundred.” 

    (Source: bonhams.com)

     

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