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"Your fears can also be a means. When you’re scared, who else can protect you? Who else can give you comfort and safety, when you’re stranded in the middle of an ocean? When you’re poor, who else can provide? When you’re sad, who else can pull you up? When you’re broken, who else can mend your heart and your life? Who else can give life to what’s dead? Who else can cure you? Who else can save you? When you’re lost, who else can guide you?

Who else?

You thought the storm, the ocean, the fear, the sadness, the mistakes, the loss, the brokenness was all bad for you. But really it was only a means. It was all a vehicle to make you seek Him. To bring you back. To bring you back to completion, to happiness, to life. To bring you back to where you began. To bring you back to all that you really seek.

To bring you back to Him.”

- Yasmin Mogahed

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“When one door closes, many others open. But while crying over the closed one, at times we don’t notice those that have opened.”
- Mufti Ismail Menk
lilytatiana:

Morocco, Marrakesh

"Faith is a choice that requires continuous effort to keep it."

-

Abdulbary Yahya

Originally found on: beautifulpatienceforever

(via islamic-art-and-quotes)

Patience Isn’t Easy

Patience is tears. Patience is cringing out of anxiety. Patience is wanting to smash your fists into sujud. Patience is crying for a response from God. Patience is feeling alone. Patience is painful. Patience is taxing. Patience is clenched fists and grinding teeth. Patience is swallowing insults. Patience is smiles covering tears. Patience is so hard.

But remember, The Qur’an says:

"And how could we not place our trust in God, seeing that it is He who has shown us the path which we are to follow?’ ‘Hence, we shall certainly bear with patience whatever hurt you may do us: for, all who have trust [in His existence] must place their trust in God [alone]!’" [14:12]

Remember Who gave you the path to your salvation, have trust in your Lord, and remind yourself of what The Prophet said:

"Seek closeness [to God] and be steadfast [patient], and in all that afflicts the believer there is atonement, even a thorn that pricks him, and the hardship he suffers." [Tirmidhi]

partytilfajr

"Truly the awliya (friends) of Allah are hidden amongst his servants. Sometimes you meet people with very little knowledge, very humble jobs, and in no leadership role but they put you to shame with their good character and you can’t help but wonder if it’s that special connection that they have with Allah that causes them to tread the earth so lightly. Oh Allah make us amongst them."
- Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Originally found on: beautifulpatienceforever(via islamic-art-and-quotes)
exquisite-planet:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

"Nothing heals the heart better than the speech of Allah (the Qur`ān), and reflecting upon its āyāt is the first step towards healing your heart."

-

Salih al-Maghamsy

Originally found on: quranicreflections
(via islamic-art-and-quotes)

saadtasleem:

Understanding and dealing with addictions, stress in one’s life and the challenges we face.

Your job is to please Allah

"To all those drowning in their attempt to please people:

Pleasing Allah is NOT dependent on pleasing people. Say this a million times, until you absorb it!

We *can’t* please people. We can only do our part, as best we can, for the sake of Allah. The result comes from Allah. Not from us. If we are not successful at pleasing people, it does NOT mean we’ve failed! You have not failed. You are not a failure. You need to start to accept and value who you are. You need to value yourself. And stop trying to mold yourself into what you are not, in order to please those around you. Your goal is to please Allah and Allah did not ask you to become something you’re not. Nor did Allah expect you to please people. That’s not your job. Your job is to please Him.”

- Yasmin Mogahed

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"Sometimes it takes a very big mistake we make in life to transform us into the best of people."

- Mufti Ismail Menk

“One of the best ways to teach compassion is to oneself be compassionate.”
- Saad Tasleem
islamicthinking:

Inside the Masjid-al-Haram, walking towards the Ka’aba. Makkah.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (saw) said, “There are angels coming to you in succession at night, and others during the day, and they all gather at the time of `Asr and Fajr prayers. Then the angels who have stayed with you overnight ascend (to the heaven) and He (Allah) asks them though He perfectly knows their affairs. ‘In what state have you left my slaves?’ They say, ‘When we left them, they were praying and when we came to them they were praying.’ “

[Sahih al-Bukhari]

“Muhāsaba is your best selfie.”
- Suhaib Webb

"Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much."

- Reclaim Your Heart

"As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being re-directed to something better. You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you."
- Imam al-Ghazali (via peacefulvibez)
islamic-art-and-quotes:

Distant View of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi