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"Sometimes sitting with yourself and reflecting on how many times Allah has covered you in your darkest moments brings light to the heart."
- Omar Suleiman

"To decide what you want to do with your life is a bigger task than actually doing it."

- Boonaa Mohammed

"You should not give up on yourself because you feel as if your mistakes are burdening you. Realize that you have been given today for a reason. Seize the opportunity to repent. It is never too late. God is always there. Walk towards Him, and He will run towards you."
- thepathofabeliever

Good Company

Things are difficult and you face challenges, but don’t think you’re alone.

Ibrahim’s (Abraham) father was cruel to him.

Asiya’s husband (Pharaoh) was terrible.

Musa (Moses) had a stutter/speech impediment.

Yusuf’s (Joseph) brothers tried to get rid of him violently.

Maryam’s (Mary) honor was questioned by those around her.

Ayyub (Job) had difficult health problems.

Muhammad was an orphan. 

You’re in good company.

The 2nd annual “Muslimska Familjedagarna” (Muslim Family Days) will be held April 18-20 in Stockholm, Sweden. 
Among the guest speakers for the conference are several well known lecturers in Islam and Dawah from around the world. This is a great opportunity for everyone and their families to learn about the deen, let the children have a joyous weekend, and a chance for everyone to make new bonds with their brothers and sisters in islam inshallah.
Go to their website for updates as the event goes on inshallah.

"It is not good enough to want an awesome spouse without making an effort to be the awesome person such a spouse would be looking for."

- Mufti Ismail Menk

islamic-art-and-quotes:

Quran 2:216 – Surat al-Baqarah

وَعَسَى أَنْ تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ وَعَسَى أَنْ تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ


You may dislike something although it is good for you, or like something although it is bad for you: God knows and you do not.

From the collection: IslamicArtDB » Quranic Verses (1666 artworks) » Surat al-Baqarah (231 artworks) » Quran 2:216 (10 artworks)
Originally found on: yessheismuslima

The one who never stops hoping

"So often we teach fear, because we think that immorality stems from a lack thereof. This can be true. But I believe there is a more hidden and counter-intuitive cause of immorality: despair and hopelessness.

Often what holds us down isn’t the idea that I can do whatever I want—but the opposite. Often, it’s the idea that I *can’t* do any better, that I don’t deserve any better. Often, it’s the idea that I could *never* be better. This is the silent killer that we ironically plant in the hearts of our children every time we teach them that unless they’re perfect, they’re worthless. This is the self-sabotaging monster that we feed every time we absorb the illusion of the super human icon of piety.

Righteousness is not for the superhero. It’s for the beggar. For the humble. For the slave. It’s for the one who knows his desperate need for God. The one who sees his own imperfection—so clearly—and yet never stops getting up. And trying again. The one who never stops hoping. Never despairs. The one who knows that no amount of human weakness is ever greater than His mercy.”

- Yasmin Mogahed

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قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَأَعْلَمُ مِنَ اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

Qala innama ashkoo baththee wahuzneeila Allahi waaAAlamu mina Allahi ma lataAAlamoon

He said, "I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you do not know.

- Qur’an 12:86, Surat Yūsuf (Joseph) - سورة يوسف

"Loving the Prophet (peace be upon him) requires effort. Living his sunnah requires an even greater effort."

- Omar Suleiman

"May your light of Iman burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial. Ameen"
- Boonaa Mohammed

Fresh Tender Plant

Allah’s Apostle said,

'The example of a believer is that of a fresh tender plant; from whatever direction the wind comes, it bends it, but when the wind becomes quiet, it becomes straight again. Similarly, a believer is afflicted with calamities (but he remains patient till Allah removes his difficulties).’

{Sahih Bukhari}

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Great reminders made visual.
This is ihsan…

(via thebeautyofislam)

"A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah."

- Ibn Taymiyyah (via thepathofabeliever)

"The best attribute a believer can have is forgiveness."
- Al-Hasan Al-Basri (via thepathofabeliever)
the-beauty-of-asia:

Dawn over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, al Quds, Palestine. (By Foucault in Exile on Flickr)