The words “shams” (sun) is feminine, and “qamar” (moon) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women
Sheik Abdullah Adham (via gazellegazelle)

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Can we take a moment to appreciate the new Miss France, Flora Coquerel.  This half Beninoise beauty will represent France at the Miss Universe pageant in 2014.  Unfortunately, she has already been subjected to racist backlash through social media.  The International Business student has responded by saying, “I’m proud to represent a multicultural France”.  She is pictured with her mother in the last photograph.

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