- "Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in a world this cruel."
- Perhaps to deal with dilemmas in life is to learn to prioritize between 'what is it that I am going to be held accountable for' and differentiate it from other challenges. Such is the way one can attain peace of heart.
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'Somewhere along the line, you lose the desire to desire. A point where whatever comes your way is welcomed and what doesn't is least bothered about. Maybe this very feeling is the objective of our trials; to take away that yearning for this dunya from our hearts.
Maybe this is the end of it all....'
- Let Allah speak for you. In that, is the Best of defence...
- Allah SWT
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تزكية النفس"Sometimes we just have to stop pretending to be strong. Admit our weaknesses and seek our strength in Him. Rejuvenate our heart through prayers for prayers are the cure for all illnesses."
"Sometimes the power of Dua is such that it flies through the skies faster than light, where the cries of the heart are calmed before the very next heartbeat, and that tranquility is given to the desperate caller from the One who is As-Sami', the One Who hears all.
All this, before the caller has even dropped their hands from it's raised position. SubhanAllah!" :')
Prioritize!Adab in knowledge is to know the rightful place of everything in your life.
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- Often we are told, that you cannot pour from an empty cup. But you can. The more you give, the more you fill your soul, you soften your heart. 💛 You can give in so many tangible and intangible ways. You can give to the alive and to your beloved dead ones too! You can give to the poor but you also can give to the rich. You can give children and to the aged. You can feel so lonely and yet make someone else's day, which in turn fills your heart with richy fullness. You can give to the sick and to the able. You can give to your family miles away and to your neighbours. You can give. And With no expectations of having any returns at all, except from Allah, YOU CAN GIVE. :') Ramadan, and Eid, for me this year has been about 'giving'. I gave literally until the last penny I had left and then again from the scraps that I had around too. I'm not just talking about "charity" here, I'm talking about love, kind words, knowledge, gifts, sincerity and mostly, time. But your heart...will feel full. You'll make a presence miles away in their homes, and so, skies away near your Lord's throne, may your name be buzzed like the bee for all that you utter of Allah's praise. Ameen. Let's be of those who give give give :) Eid Mubarak!You'll find His kindness in everything and everywhere, when you live to seek His pleasure alone. 💛 وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَشْرِي نَفْسَهُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ رَءُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ And among mankind is he who sells himself to seek the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is Most Kind to (His) servants. (2:207) #quran #quranjournalWe sure do have enough people to inspire us to take care of our 'bodies'- toning it, staying fit, looking chick etc. Who is your inspiration when it comes to soul spirituality? I write this as I sit in front of a person who no longer has a name, but is called a 'mayyit', a body; a lifeless body lying there surrounded by its weeping members; cold and waiting for his burial. What matters to him now was how much he fed and nurtured his soul enough to be able face the reality of life,the unseen. A huge luxurious house, or a comfortable inexpensive car doesn't matter anymore. All that money we run for, remains in his cupboard. All his clothes and things left there; neatly folded and never to be worn again. I sit here typing this while I have come to meet an old unwell grandmother. She just had an eye lens operation. Her husband sits there, unable to move his legs for years now. Everytime I have met them and asked them of their wellbeing, he's said 'I'm absolutely fine; i just cant walk'. I sit here , writing this after talking to a 75 year old woman who is so strong and healthy but someone's death she saw, has scared her so much, that she fears to walk without support and sits there quietly holding her head, even though "silence" is not in the dictionary of her character. Who is it that you look upto and what do you send when it comes to nurturing your soul? أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ - 102:1 حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ - 102:2 كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ - 102:3 ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ - 102:4 Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you Until you visit the graveyards. No! You are going to know. Then no! You are going to know. No! If you only knew with knowledge of certainty... You will surely see the Hellfire Then you will surely see it with the eye of certainty. Then you will surely be asked that Day about your blessings.Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the faith of one of you will diminish just as a shirt becomes worn out, so ask Allah to renew faith in your hearts.” [Sahih] No matter how much we take care of our new dresses,it will get worn out in time. The Prophet SAW teaches us that it is in the nature of our hearts, for our faith to fade. Its on how well we take care of it to maintain it and keep renewing it. Its time to analyse my heart today and prepare it for the blessed month is coming and an unready heart isnt going to make the best of it. So lets begin today as its never too late! Ya muqallib al Quloob, Thabbit qalbi ala deenik. O turner of hearts, turn my heart towards your deen. Pic: Hameed 1.4 yrs. (Time flies!)'And the Earth shone (will shine) with the brightness of its Lord' "و أشرقت الأرض بنور ربها" Azzumar 69 What a strong verse! A looooongg intended gift for my beloved @habhabana ⚘ Acrylics with a look of watercolors since she wanted watercolors but I wanted it to last longer 🤗Handmade texture with arabic calligraphy of the names of the newly wed. Finally delivered a custom order after ages! I thought I could never paint with my two little boys around me, but somehow found a way thru it and Alhamdulillah got this beautiful work done. Alhamdulillah. Client is satisfied ⚘👊 Acrylics on canvas, and handmade texture, A3
There is always a lovely way to look at things, you know?
There is nothing we can do to change destiny. But destiny….its beautiful. Written by the One whose amazing plans so far we couldn’t fathom. And so will be the future: Far so uncertain, yet surely to be as beautiful and perfectly inscribed in the books just as our beautiful past was.
So if we had to move on from a perfect phase of life, then alhamdulillah for having had that blessing in the first place.
Its a bit comforting to realize the blessing of having met beautiful souls in the first place, in order to overcome the grief of separation. This blessing in itself is a sign to hope to cross paths again or meet more beautiful souls along the way…The only pain lies in knowing it wont be the same again n that you don’t want to move on…yet isn’t most of our pain self chosen? Everything lies in His hands, except choice. Only we can chose to lessen the pain. By being content with Him in our hearts. Being content with His love and care for us. Leave behind the dunya and walk to Him. He will come running to us. He promised that. And that unconditional love, is beyond all needs. :’)
One by one Allah just keeps sending us tests slowly only to make us stronger. And none but He actually even helps us through it! One by one He takes those people in your hearts away from you. Not so much but atleast a little away. So what remains first, in it, is Him.
It was always about going back to Him. Every seeming test.. And when we face it and come out if it as a better being, an inch more closer to Him, rather than running away, then only we have hopefully passed it.
There is always a lovely way to look at things.
And we cannot ever thank Him enough for guiding us the way He does. Alhamdulillah ala kulli haal.