green-dome

“Remembrance of the Prophet ﷺ is the foundation of faith; the beggars are like kings due to his ﷺ remembrance.”

― Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi (qaddasAllahu sirrahu)

Allahumma ṣalli ‘ala Sayyidina Muḥammadin wa 'ala ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman kathīran tayyiban mubārakan fīhi jazīlan jamīlan dāiman bi dawāmi mulkillah.

Kohlmarkt - Vienna, Austria

Kohlmarkt is one of the oldest streets in Vienna. It has a unique collection of upmarket stores, and is surrounded by historic buildings. Chanel, Tiffany’s, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton all have stores here. At the top of the street, is the green coloured copper dome that marks the entrance to Hofburg Palace. Many of the buildings that line the street were designed by some of Austria’s most famous architects. 

World famous chocolate shop Demel is located on Kohlmarkt, and also features a chocolate museum. Demel sell chocolates, as well as cakes. Their themed window displays are always popular, and are considered an art in itself.

Beautiful faces are not necessarily those which have had make up and foundation placed upon them after sitting down for hours trying to get it right in order to hide the blemishes. Beautiful faces are those which are placed down in prostration out of humility and awe for the Great One. Beautiful faces are ones that are illuminated through the water of wudhu in the middle of the night and decorated by the light of loving the Messenger. Beautiful lips are not always attained through lip gloss and lip stick. They are attained through the remembrance of Allah and through us practising the Muhammadan Smile ﷺ when life is tough and you feel like giving up. Beautiful eyes are not always achieved through mascara and the lengthening of eye lashes. Beautiful eyes are achieved through repentance and saying sorry all alone whilst the world sleep. They are achieved through us weeping in the love of Madinah and through us constantly yearning for the Custodian of the Green Dome. Beautiful bodies are not always attained through desiring superficial bodies like those we see on TV. Beautiful bodies are attained through standing, bowing, sitting and praying like we saw in the Tayba of the Beloved.
—  Shaykh Mohammad Aslam

Item #: SCP-111 -Dragon Snails

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures:  All specimens of SCP-111 in captivity are housed at Site-19, ██████████ Wing, in a 5m x 5m x 5m plexiglass enclosure containing a temperate forest habitat transplanted from its natural surroundings. Habitat temperature will be maintained at 30° C. Feeding is to take place weekly by personnel placing three (3) kg of iceberg lettuce (Lactuca sativa) into the containment chamber. Water is to be supplied by an automatic misting system which regulates humidity levels at 50%, both for water required by SCP-111 and to prevent fires. In event of SCP-111 specimens breeding, personnel are to collect all eggs and transport them to the Biological Studies Wing for freezing.

Description: SCP-111 is an apparently artificial species of invertebrate vaguely resembling snails. Adult specimens of SCP-111 are approximately twenty (20) centimeters in length, twelve (12) centimeters in width, and fifteen (15) centimeters in height, although exact size differs slightly between specimens. SCP-111 specimens differ from ordinary snails in that they have a warm-blooded metabolism, complex eyes, small “horns” consisting of cartilage-ridged tentacles, apparently increased intelligence (personnel are requested to read Test Log ██████ for examples), and a complex vertebrate-type jaw structure; as well, specimens lay eggs possessing hardened shells.

Most abnormally, SCP-111 specimens possess small hollow sacs below their lower jaws containing methane from digestive by-products. A series of [DATA EXPUNGED] along the inside of the trachea serves as a “lighter” igniting stored methane as the specimen exhales, blowing a small jet of flame from its mouth. Said “fire-breathing” generally occurs in event of stress or anger, although is not apparently used deliberately for destruction but rather as a warning. This is presumably due to limited size of methane sacs, which limits SCP-111 specimens in the amount of fire they can exhale at a time, and requiring both time and starch-rich food to refuel.

SCP-111’s behavior is inconsistent with that of ordinary snail species, including whistling and hooting vocalizations easily audible to humans, high intellect seen in such tests as [DATA EXPUNGED], and parents caring for their young. Hatchlings have been observed imprinting on their parents, other members of their own species, or researchers. This is presumed to be a deliberate trait based on Document 111-a, as it means that hatchlings imprint upon owners.

History: On ██/██/████ a package containing twelve (12) SCP-111 eggs and Document 111-a was mailed to [DATA EXPUNGED], a Foundation front organization. Mobile Task Force Alpha-4 have proven unable to locate the sender of said package.

Document 111-a:

New from Dr. Wondertainment, DRAGON-SNAILS™!

The perfect pets for the fantasy-loving child.

Care & Hatching instructions:

1. Having read this document, take the eggs out of the box. Be careful, Dragon-Snail™ eggs are fragile!
2. Put the eggs in a warm, safe place, and wait 7 to 10 days.
3. Hold your newly-hatched Dragon-Snails™ so they get a good look at you and think you’re their mommy.
4. Enjoy your new pet Dragon-Snails™!

To feed your Dragon-Snails™, give your new little friends some raw veggies: lettuce, brussels sprouts, beans, any sort of salad stuff you don’t want! Remember to give them water - a small glass each, once a day.

For your enjoyment, Dragon-Snails™ come in six types! Breed them for unique pets!

Types:

1. Slimybellies®: Adorable and oozy little fellows, with awesome fire-engine red colored skin, little black horns and belly, and a speckled tan shell! Beautiful robin’s-egg-blue eggs!

2. Oozedrakes®: Inquisitive little creatures, with neat banana-colored skin, curly horns and striped shells! Pale tan eggs, like a chicken!

3. Goowyverns®: Dark blue-grey skin, flattened shells, and a bumpy-horned head make Goowyverns® look like tiny sea monsters! Eggs are a fantastic glassy-green color!

4. Blobworms®: Green-and-gold stripes, pointy shells, and a single horn, not to mention fuzzy tails, make Blobworms® wonderful pets! Eggs are tan, with a silver tint!

5. Glowdrakes®: New from Doctor Wondertainment, these little fellows may look like blue-black Slimybellies®… until they light up! That’s right, Glowdrakes® glow in the dark! Eggs are a golden color with little red dots!

6. Gunkwyverns®: Chubby, green-skinned, and dome-shelled, Gunkwyverns® make great pets! Eggs are transparent, so  you can see the baby Dragon-Snail® inside!

Parental Notice: As Dr. Wondertainment’s Dragon-Snails™ breathe fire, they have been known to cause house fires. For maximum playtime fun and safety, it is recommended that fire extinguishers be kept handy. Despite this, Dr. Wondertainment is not legally, morally, or financially responsible for any injuries, death, or property damage resulting from unsafe use of Dragon-Snails™ or any other Dr. Wondertainment products.

By reading this document and incubating your Dragon-Snail™ eggs, you agree to all said terms and forfeit your rights to lawsuits, organized boycotts, protests, honor duels, etc.

Enjoy your purchase!

reuters.com
Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble
The leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003.

(Reuters) The leaning minaret of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003.

But after three years of Islamic State rule, it is now little more than a pile of stones at the center of a shattered city.

By all accounts except their own, the jihadists rigged the mosque and its 850-year-old tower with explosives and blew them up last week as advancing Iraqi forces came within steps of the complex.

The Mosque in Happier Times

A Reuters visit to the site on Friday, a day after Iraq’s military recaptured it, confirmed the extent of destruction: the 45-metre (148 ft) al-Hadba minaret had been reduced to a stump while the mint green dome was the only part of the prayer hall still standing.

(Excerpt please click link for the full article)


What a terrible waste of a unique ancient architectural treasure and a now lost bit of history.

Aquamarine

Pairing: Jung Hoseok x Reader
Rating: Teen
Genre: Fantasy, a little angst a little fluff, & non-graphic/brief smut
Word count: 2,244

Summary: It had been two years of a secret relationship that only the old oak tree and the babbling creek knew about.  

A/N: Hello friends! First of all, this edit of Hoseok took me FOREVER and it was such a pain and Tumblr’s low quality ass does not do it justice. Anyways, here’s a little something I wrote up after I stumbled across a two hour long fantasy mix on Youtube. I hope you all enjoy it! And please ignore any editing mistakes - it’s 6am here and I have yet to sleep but I really wanted to get something posted for all of you. 


The rough bark scrapes against the palm of your hands as you hoist yourself up onto the bough of the old oak tree. You make not a single sound, even going as far as to hold your breath as you creep along the length of it with light steps.

He’s seated towards the end, legs crossed and chin lifted to the sky. Although his back faces you, there’s not a doubt in your mind that he looks positively ethereal under the glow of the moon.

“If you think you have succeeded in sneaking up on me, then think again, Y/N,” Hoseok laughs airily, yet does not turn to look at you.

You curse under your breath. Hoseok, although pointed ears small in size, had the keenest hearing out of all the elves you’d ever met. For you, his sensitivity to sound was less outstanding and more annoying than anything for out of all your many attempts, not once had you ever succeeded in sneaking up on the man. You just wanted to frighten him, cause a little (or big) yelp and a quickened heart rate in return for always doing it to you. Perhaps one day you’d get your revenge.

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