"You will find yourself content with life, when you realize you do not need a reason to say “alhamdulilah.” You say it because you’ve made it this far, and that is enough for you to be thankful for."
Spoken word speaks to my soul. This might just be the best spoken word I have heard so far, masha’Allah. Scripture my hopes-Ibrahim Jaaber.
"I want to know what it’s like to travel to heaven and back in one night.
I want to know what it’s like to stand in the shadow of Adam’s height.
I want to know love I want to know light. I want to know what it’s like to hear the angels recite.”
"Everyday I receive messages from those who are either ill themselves or have a loved one who is very ill. WAllahi it breaks my heart every time I hear that. Most of them are dua requests, some of them are people just asking for advice, support and comfort. I cannot be there for all of you, it is simply impossible for me to reply to all of these messages and give advice properly. So this is my request from all of you: be there for not only your loved ones but others as well. Even those who you don’t know all that well. Sometimes people just need someone to listen and comfort them. Just remind them of what they may already know. These illnesses are a test from Allah. These illnesses cleanse our sins. These illnesses can bring us closer to Allah. Allah will not burden you with more than you can handle. Sometimes you just need to hear it again. O Allah, the One who can cure any illness, O Merciful, help our brothers and sisters, bring relief to all those who are suffering, whether it be physical illnesses or psychological illnesses, O Allah cure them, O Allah bring them comfort. Allahumma Ameen.”
“The experience of Prophet Yunus `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send his peace and blessings upon him) is so crucial to internalize. When he was trapped in the belly of the whale, he had only one way out: turning completely to Allah, realizing Allah’s oneness and his own human frailty. His du`a’ encapsulates this truth in such a profound way: “There is no God but You, glory be to You, I was wrong.” (Qur’an, 21:87).
Many of us are also trapped inside the belly of the whale of our own desires and objects of worship. It is our own selves which we become enslaved to. And that imprisonment is the result of putting anything where only God should be in our hearts. In so doing we create the worst and most painful of prisons; because while a worldly prison can only take away what is temporary and inherently imperfect, this spiritual prison takes away what is ultimate, unending and perfect: Allah and our relationship to Him.”
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"Rather than thinking about what’s stressing you out, reflect on the beauty of Allah (Swt) and all that he has created. Think about the sky, the sun, the moon, the planets, the angels, the oceans, the animals, the heavens, etc. Think about something as simple as the fruits he has given us, or the flowers he has blessed us with. It isn’t worth your time to think about your stress, when you could be thinking about all these beautiful wonders. Subhanak ya Allah."
"Eid Mubarāk. I ask Allah to remove our pain and replace it with peace, to remove our sin and replace it with obedience and to remove oppression and replace it with justice."