Condolences to Imam Al-Asr and to the Ummah on the martydom of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq. A brilliant teacher, leader, and guide. May Allah remove His Mercy on all those people who took part in assassinating him.

poetaaj:

The one born from fire,

Refused to prostrate,

To the one born from Turab.

The other came with the same fire,

And refused to respect,

The wife of Abu Turab.

my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

my-dads-the-king-of-hell:

so apparently an arm can sell on the black market for $885, ($500 for the shoulder plus $385 for the hand an forearm) 

and a leg can sell for $500 (at least thats the lowest price of an albino leg so im guessing here) 

So when someone says “That’ll cost an arm ad a leg” they are roughly asking for $1,335

which is less than i would have guessed. 

i didn’t spend this much time researching the cost of limbs on the black market for one note

Meanwhile, the Iranian people continue to face many challenges as a result of sanctions. My uncle claims that the cost of electricity has easily doubled since the last time I visited over two years ago. Earlier this summer the inflation rate was estimated at 32%, but has since been adjusted to 45% as the economy continues to decline. Further, Iran’s foreign currency holdings are declining by about $15 billion USD annually.

Basic commodities like food, medicine, and clothes have become very expensive. Because foreign currency holdings are few and far between, the Iranian rial has been losing its value at unprecedented levels. The cost of a new imported car in Iran in Iranian currency costs about three times as much as it used to just 2 years ago as the Iranian currency continues to lose its value. I spoke to a doctor who said that medical equipment is becoming hard to access and very expensive. He says that a respirator is costing much more than it did because it has to be imported. He argues that these hardships have led to an increase in healthcare costs.The Iranian people, in other words, are the direct victims of the sanctions. One friend says many people struggle to eat whole meals, and some go without eating meat for months. About half the urban population lives below the poverty line.

A View From Inside Iran: What Sanctions Do to Real People by Amir Salehzadeh

http://www.policymic.com/articles/60541/a-view-from-inside-iran-what-sanctions-do-to-real-people

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unfriendlyindianhottie:

My favorite thing to do is observe white people when they’re eating Indian food and you can visibly see the tears coming out of their eyes and I’m just like “yesss cry bitch cry that’s for colonizing my people how do u like that curry now bitch?”

bearfluff:

i can’t wait until october when there’s no sun outside and everything is cute colors and it’s cold and there are terrible horror movies on tv, my power is at its peak then