You are the cool, crisp air over my hot, settled water; together, we rise.
You have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness.
Don Pedro to Benedick, in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing 5.4.41-42 (via petrichour)
(Source: owijaa, via esotericallyarcane)
Every country in the world values its history and houses its historic treasures with great care. All except the House of Saud. They raze the history of Islam’s cities to the ground, destroying the simplicity of the Prophet and his companions, placing luxury and dominating skyline structures all to boost their economy. It is understandable that they have the huge task of maintaining the mosque and providing space to worshippers but there most certainly is a better way.
Was a Starbucks necessary in place of the actual home of the Prophet? Was a mall necessary in the places where He walked and gave sermons and where his family lived and grew up?
Where is the Mecca that I remember as a child? It is gone.