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"Islam has never sought to put an equal sign between the sexes. ‘Woman’ can neither be studied nor understood in a context independent of ‘man’. The two are inseparable. The Prophet declared that women were “… the twin-halves of men.” The Qur’an confirmed this inter-dependence when it declared “They are your garments, and you are their garments.” And in a passage with sublime literary beauty the Qur’an (al-Lail, 92:1-4) first directed attention to the ‘night’ and that which it shrouds and conceals with such mystery and splendor, and then turned to the ‘day’ with its bright light which exposes everything and leaves nothing concealed, and then proceeded to explain that the ‘male’ and the ‘female’ are functionally analogous to the ‘day’ and the ‘night’. In the same way that ‘day’ and ‘night’ are functionally different yet interdependent, so too are the ‘male’ and ‘female’."
Woman and Paradise in Islam: Imran Hosein, :المرأة والجنة في الإسلام ،المقال بالعربية.

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"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."
— Susan Cain (via graspthesilence)
"Prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."
— T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
"Stranger’s eyes, keen and critical.
Can you meet them proudly -confidently -without fear?"
— Print Advertisement For Woodbury’s Soap, 1922
"الجُزء المحذوف من كلماتنا، النظرة التي نحتفظ بها حتى نستدير، الأحلام التي لا نُخبر عنها أحد؛ هي نحن في الحقيقة.*"
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
— Veronica A. Shoffstall (via efidelity)