"Qu'il était bleu, le ciel, et grand l'espoir! - L’espoir a fui, vaincu, vers le ciel noir. "
Sometimes Sabr and silence is better than expressing how you really feel.
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Tawaaf, Masjid-al-Haram, Makkah

Decorative motif composed of the word “Allah”
Aq Saray palace of Timur, Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan

Calligraphic Panel - Mughal Tile Work (by ||| Tammie)
A small portion of a larger calligraphic panel, this tile work is a technique that was mastered by the Mughals, and comprises individually cut-out pieces of glazed tile which were fitted together like a mozaic. Called ‘Kashikari’, this example is on the east-facing façade of the main prayer chamber of the Wazir Khan Mosque. It dates back to 1634 under the reign of Shah Jahan, but may have undergone sympathetic restoration some time in the 20th Century. Hairline cracks are now appearing on the white-glazed areas, but the thicker original cuts can still be identified, dividing the larger white areas into more manageable smaller pieces.

وَالسَّمَاءَ رَفَعَهَا وَوَضَعَ الْمِيزَانَ

And the heaven He has raised high, and He has set up the Balance.

Quran, chapter 55 verse 8 (via bint-abu-rahma)

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic

سُبحانك , ما عبدناك حق عبادتك !  وما شكرناك حق شكرك لك الحمدُ حتى ترضى ولك الحمدُ إذا رضيت , ولك الحمد بعد الرضا ولك الحمدُ على كل حال ~o)
Qu’un bien vous touche, ils s’en affligent. Qu’un mal vous atteigne, ils s’en réjouissent. Mais si vous êtes endurants et pieux, leur manigance ne vous causera aucun mal. Allah connaît parfaitement tout ce qu’ils font.
Coran 3:120

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One of the 99 names of Allah (s) is al-Fattaah (The Decider): He who opens the solution to all problems and eliminates obstacles.

"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis."—- Henri Cartier-Bresson, b.1908, French photographer and painter

Kaylan Mosque. Bukhara, Uzbekistan.