Tom Hurndall was a peace activist and an aspiring photojournalist. His photographs, alongside his journals, bear witness to the often terrible, sometimes uplifting, events he saw and experienced while living among families in Iraq, in a refugee camp in Jordan, and in the Gaza Strip. It was there on 11 April 2003 that he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier while attempting to rescue a child who had been pinned down by gunfire. He died nine months later in hospital in London.RIP

Reblogged from 313thelastshininghopeofislam


Life tip: treasure every little thing in this world that you can. A hug from a loved one. A cup of tea under the night sky. A cup of coffee with the rising sun. Patterned socks. Baby fingers and toes. The smell of freshly-picked mint. Whatever gives you small comfort, cherish it until you can’t anymore.



And when you wake up
in the middle of the night
feeling all alone with your thoughts,

go straight into sujood
for Allah arouse you out of your sleep,
so you could be with Him
and beg Him for guidance.

Trust me,
you will notice that you won’t need anyone else

but Al-Wahhab,The Giver of All.

GAZA, 14 September 2014 – More than half a million students are returning to school in Gaza today, with memories still fresh of 50 days of intense violence that engulfed the territory during July and August, say 11 members of the education cluster*.  The violence – which ended with a ceasefire on August 26 - left more than 500 children killed, 3,300 injured and many thousands more distressed by their traumatic experiences.