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Fasting al-ayaam al-beed (the white days) of every the month.

The prophet Muhammad‏صلى الله عليه وسلم said, 

“If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

- Saheeh al Bukhaari #1874

“Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and ayaam al-beed are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

- Saheeh al Targheeb #1040.

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Amethyst Stalactite 

High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

One of my favorite Amethyst formations. These formations are rare and can be pretty expensive depending on quality. I own a small specimen and it is well worth the price.

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What can I say, Steven Universe is over çç I had every tipe of emotions in my head from the beginning to the ending. In particular when I saw this two togheter!
I didn’t thought for a moment that Bismuth liked Pearl! And you know what? I don’t complain at all. They deserve all the happiness in the world and I hope that Pearl will love Bimuth and see her not as only a friend <3

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Here’s a little triptych (or quadtrych?) I did for concepts class. We had to pick something in the Royal Ontario Museum to create a promotional piece for. So I chose opal and holy moly, did I not realize how many different types of opals there are.

Each panel is referencing a different creation myth for opal:

The first panel refers to Ancient Arabic myths that say opals are created from lightening that hits the earth.

The second is from Ancient Greek myths that say Zeus, after defeating the Titans, shed happy tears that turned into Opals.

The third (and hardest to find) is a myth from Ancient India of a beautiful woman who was being pursued by the gods and one of the older gods who felt sorry for her turned her into mist. Each of the three gods chasing her felt bad and gave her a bit of their colours, turning her into an opal statue.

And the last panel is from Indigenous tribes in Australia who believe that when their creator came down to earth to spread their message, every step they took turned to opal.

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