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"To all those broken or hopeless, I have learned this: Be grateful for every single person who was part of your story. The ones that hurt you. The ones that helped you. The ones that came, and the ones that left. They all taught you. Don't think for a moment that any of it was random. There are no oversights with God. Only perfectly crafted chapters in each unique journey."

Yasmin Mogahed

Born: 1980

Occupation: Columnist

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The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.

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There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you... And there are others who will understand - without you even speaking a word...

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He chose better for me, He always chooses better

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In his mercy, He sent the storm itself to make us seek help. And then knowing that we're likely to get the wrong answer, He gives us a multiple choice exam with only one option to choose from: the correct...

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Sometimes people have nothing to say because they're too empty. And sometimes people have nothing to say because they're too full.

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If you want this life to stop breaking your heart, stop giving your heart to this life.

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Blessings come in packages of two. With every blessing is a test. So don't ever envy people who seem to have more than you. The more blessings, the more tests. And the greater the blessing, the harder...

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Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn't his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment...

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This life will never be without storms. Stop fearing the storm. Build your inner shelter.

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Tell this imprisoned soul that it will never be owned. Nothing will ever own you. But God.

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You keep only what you give...to Him.

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Be grateful for every single person who was part of your story.The ones that hurt you. The ones that helped you. Because they all taught you.

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Oh external worshiper, know that worship without heart is motions. Oh seeker of knowledge, know that knowledge without purification is a dangerous weapon of the ego. Oh activist, know that work without...

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At the time of death your tongue will speak only what is in the heart.To say la illaha illa Allah, you must live it.

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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...

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Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains.

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To all those broken or hopeless, I have learned this: Be grateful for every single person who was part of your story. The ones that hurt you. The ones that helped you. The ones that came, and the ones...

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Everything we do is motivated by love. Even fear and hate are born of love. So be careful what you love.

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Tawbah is the cleaning of the heart, dhikr is the feeding of the heart.

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I know you feel worn and tired. I know you're tired of failing. Rest, but don't stop. You can do this. You got this. Not because you're strong, but because He's your strength.

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Don't ever be afraid of giving. Give. Give of your time, your forgiveness, your understanding, your love. Give of your money. Give to the creation, and you'll be given by the Creator. Be generous, and...

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Let your former selves teach you, but never limit or define you

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When someone hurts you, your first thought may be to wish you had never met them at all. But remember that even those who've hurt you, came into your life for a reason, and left for a reason. It’s for...

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My Nafs screams out for what it desires. But my will to be free screams louder.

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Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God.

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The enduring life is the one that begins once we awaken from this world. And it is in that awakening that we realize... It was only a dream

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They say you don't get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don't deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately. The pain of emptiness is too strong....

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We cannot tolerate one mistake from others, and yet God tolerates a planet covered with His own creation that live their entire lives sinning and denying Him, and yet continues to feed, clothe and protect...

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Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.

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The sin of Kibr (arrogance) is actually worse than many of the sins that we would be advising [other] people about.

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Arrogance is actually just ignorance. Ignorance of what you really are in relation to the world-but most of all in relation to God.

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Do not say that every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to dying. Every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to finally living.

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To me, jennah is the place where you get to be with the people you love, including those you can't always be with in this life. And being with them forever.

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We will be asked, "what did you love most in this world? What did you spend life doing? What did you run after? Will it last? The things that you chased, will they last? Will they help you, or will they...

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On that Day, we will see the true reality. On that Day, we will realize that two rak`at (units) of prayer were greater than everything in the heavens and the earth. We will realize the priceless check...

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In dunya, the image is always better than the reality. In Jennah, the Reality is better than any image ever could be.

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Ignoring a Reality doesn't make it less Real. It's still going to happen. Being unprepared for something doesn't stop it from happening.

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You've been given status today, but never forget where you came from. You came from dirt and will return to dirt. You will be on that day as you began: just you and Him.

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Look forward to going back Home. But make sure you're furnishing it.

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Sometimes this world comes between us and what we love. But if we are patient, when this world passes away, there will be no more separation.

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Salah is the first thing we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment, and yet it is the last thing that is on our mind.

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Our first and true home was Paradise: a land that is both perfect and eternal. So the yearning for that type of life is a part of our being. The problem is that we try to find that here. And so we create...

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We die as we lived. Whatever was most important in life, will consume us at death. Whatever attachments we had will become evident then.

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And so in the heart of such a believer is a sort of paradise. That is the paradise that Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on his soul, spoke of when he said: 'Truly, there is a Heaven in this world,...

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Stop trying to make this life into what it cannot and never was intended to be: jennah. Only then will it stop breaking your heart.

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Everything in this life is only a glimpse of the real thing. Love, beauty, pleasure, even pain in its true essence is only in the next.

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Don't expect your spouse to be perfect. He/she is only the dunya version of themselves. Their 'perfect' version is saved for jennah.

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When you suffer, don't speak. Look inside and listen for the duaa He inspires in you. and then ask Him. Again and again. Don't stop.

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When someone shows you their heart, their past, their wounds, they have entrusted you with the deepest part of themselves. It is the part of themselves that makes them uniquely beautiful. To be trusted...

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Don't worry about what the people say. Sometimes they'll praise you. Sometimes they'll condemn you. All these things all fade away. And in the end, Allah takes care of everything. Perfectly.

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Stop hating on yourself for not being perfect. If God wanted perfection, He would have made you an angel.

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Some people may complicate it for you, but the formula is simple: Love God more than anything else. More than your ego. More than your money. More than your desires...More than your sleep at dawn. Love...

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If you want to focus more on Allah in your prayers, focus more on Him outside your prayers.

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The people will come and go. Sometimes they'll be there for you. Sometimes they wont. Some will love you, some will not. This tide was never meant to be still. Step away from time to time. And know that...

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Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.

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When talking about marriage, Allah says your spouses are garments for you. A garment may or may not fit perfectly-but either way, it covers imperfections, protects, and beautifies.

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I loved. I lost. So I learned to love what is never lost. Then even what I loved that can be lost was through what cannot be lost...so it was never lost.

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Embrace life and all that God gives you-but never let it contain you. This world is too small to contain you.

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Do you ever wonder why often you can't have the things you want most? Perhaps if you got them in this life, they would distract you from Him. Perhaps He withholds some things that you love in this life...

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If you study your own struggles, the struggles of others, even in movies or novels you'll see the root of all their suffering is always attachments

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When you're in trouble don't depend on yourself. Don't depend on people. Depend on God.

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If you want the love of the people, stop running after it. The more you chase it, the more it escapes you. Love doesn't come from the people. It comes from God.

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Times of hardship can act as both an indicator, as well as a cure, for our broken relationship with our Creator.

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Time for solitude. God, I ask you to remake my heart. Fill it with what You love. Remove from it what You don’t. And mend what I’ve broken.

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There's a time for words and a time for silence. If you're listening, you'll hear the difference.

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Never lose hope. Stay close to Allah and when you mess up, go back to Him. Never, ever stop going back to Him. Repent often. Cry to Allah. And hold on tight-with your life-to His remembrance and to prayer....

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So often we think that Allah only tests us with hardships, but this isn't true. Allah also tests with ease. He tests us with na`im (blessings) and with the things we love, and it is often in these tests...

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The greatest virtue is not in forgiving those who apologize, or in being kind to those who are kind to you. The biggest virtue is in forgiving even those who never apologize, and in being kind to even...

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With the withering of the rose, and with each fallen petal, Allah is reminding us that everything here is passing away. He is reminding us that nothing in this world will remain, except for Allah.

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The fastest way to heal a broken heart is to find someone better to love, and love more. Know that sometimes heartbreak happens just to push you to God.

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We are always looking for signs. We are always asking for God to 'speak' to us. But those signs are all around us. They are in everything. God is always 'speaking'. The question is whether we are listening.

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My sisters, let's tell 'fashion' we love Allah more!

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For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence. And so...

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Ya Allah, envelop our hearts with a shield of your light and mercy, so the pain doesn't penetrate.

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Let your heart go Home, even before your body arrives.

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Give. Even when you know you can get nothing back.

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Study the hurtful patterns of your life. Then don't repeat them.

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If there is one recipe for unhappiness it is that: expectations.

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Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.

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Sometimes you search so hard for words. You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you...

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When you have friends, don’t expect your friends to fill your emptiness. When you get married, don’t expect your spouse to fulfill your every need. When you’re an activist, don’t put your hope...

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To some,Islam is nothing but a code of rules and regulations.But,to those who understand,it is a perfect vision of life

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Time of difficulty test our faith, our fortitude and our strenght. During these times, the level of our imaan becomes manifest

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Don’t despair if your heart has been through a lot of trauma. Sometimes that’s how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first.

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My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose...

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This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys—unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take...

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As Muslim women, we have been liberated from this silent bondage. We don't need society's standard of beauty or fashion, to define our worth. We don't need to become just like men to be honored, and we...

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When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist. I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in...

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Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.

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To empty the heart does not mean to not love. On the contrary, true love, as God intented it, is purest when it is not based on a false attachment. The process of first emptying the heart can be found...

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Like the sun that sets at the end of the day, so too will Ramadan come and go, leaving only it's mark on our heart's sky.

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If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor.

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There are internal chains and external chains. All the external chains in the world won't enslave you, if you are free inside. And all the external 'freedom' in the world won't liberate you, if you are...

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But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes,...

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Loss; is the returning of what never actually belonged to us in the first place.

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If you seek Him, God can raise you up, and replace the darkness of the ocean, with the light of His Sun.

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Most of all, we must never be deceived. We must never allow ourselves to think that anything in this world succeeds, fails, is given, taken, done, or undone without Allah. It is only by our connection...

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If you worshipped Muhammad, know that Muhammad is dead. But if you worshipped Allah, know that Allah never dies.

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Speak your heart. If they don't understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.

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We are two people. The person inside and the person outside. Sidq (truthfulness) is when they are the same.

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When your failures surround you, and all the open doors have closed, look up. There’s a door that never closes, a way, when all the other ways have failed you.

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There is meaning in all things. But are you paying attention?

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Be careful about wanting what others have. There is always a price. Perhaps God didn’t give it to you, because He knew you wouldn’t be able to pay it.

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Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth—the sun, the moon, the stars—with perfection, and yet we don’t trust Him to manage our lives!

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We often wonder why God gives and takes, constricts and expands. What we forget is that human beings understand things by their opposites. Without dark, we can’t understand light. Without hardship, we...

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Worry is a direct consequence of relying on your own efforts.

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In any nation, the hypocrites do not become apparent except during times of fitnah (severe tests and hardships).

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You can’t run in more than one direction at a time. And you will only run in the direction you are facing. So if your heart is facing anything other than Allah, it isn’t Him you’re running towards.

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Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't...

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So often it hurts us that we are not able to focus in our prayers. Remember, the more you focus on Allah outside your salah, the easier it will be to focus on Him inside your salah. What occupies you in...

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What would happen to a body that was starved, suffocated and then forced to drink poison? It would first suffer and then die an agonizing death. We willingly starve and suffocate our hearts by turning...

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I'm not here to be on display. And my body is not for public consumption. I will not be reduced to an object, or a pair of legs to sell shoes. I'm a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined...

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You keep running after the love of the people, but you’ll never get it. And what you do get, will never be enough. The hole inside you is too big. You see, it was made by God, for God. How could anything...

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Sigh... I have learned that *everything* is so hard...except what Allah makes easy. So we must *beg* Him to make it easy on us.

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We will suffer the moment we take our eyes off the End and get lost in the means.

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Once in a while, people enter our lives and lessen the loneliness of being away from Home.

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Everything you have is on loan. Foolish is the one who gets attached to a loan.

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T]here is no other purpose of my existence except to know, love and get closer to God. This is the one and only reason why I was created. And this is the most essential realization, as it defines everything...

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My dear sisters in humanity: Your beauty-both internal and external-is priceless. Only the man who marries you has a right to see it. Never forget, if he doesn't want to marry you, he doesn't deserve you.

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As a Muslim woman, I’ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage. I don’t answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King.

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If you think you're too far from Allah to return, and your 'past' continues to own you, just remember that Malik ibn Dinar (RA) was an alcoholic, and Omar (RA) was on his way to assassinate the Prophet...

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Some feel lonely because they haven't found that perfect 'companion' yet. Sometimes Allah sends everyone else away so you can find that only in Him.

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Keep praying, even if you have only a whisper left.

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This world isn't perfect. That means it isn't perfectly good; but it isn't perfectly bad, either. The ease comes with the hardship. Shift the focus of what you see, and your experience of this life will...

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You put your head on the ground, and in that moment everything was okay.

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Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only:...

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I am always shocked to discover how many people believe that hardships are a punishment from God! When people face tests or see others facing tests, they assume Allah must be angry with them. SubhannAllah!...

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Do you struggle with confusion? Not knowing which way to go? Here's why: We turn to means (help of creation, our own mind) before turning to God.

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Shaytan will tell you that you’re not worthy, so give up. But his traps are based on lies. When was any of it because of *your* worth? It was all because of His mercy, His generosity, His love of giving,...

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God tells me to cover myself, to hide my beauty and to tell the world that I’m not here to please men with my body; I’m here to please God. God elevates the dignity of a woman’s body by commanding...

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You can search the world over, but you won’t find happiness until you realize that happiness isn’t getting what you want. It’s being content with what you already have.

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The body has many needs. But the soul has only one: to be with God.

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The body that we tend to is only temporary, while the soul that we neglect is #‎ eternal .

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You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea.

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People think it's the mind that drives us. It is the heart. The mind is a slave to the heart. So check the condition of the heart.

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Don't think being 'religious' means becoming harsh or hard. When Allah enters a heart, He softens it--He doesn't harden it.

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Beware of what you let enter your heart. There will come a day when you'd give anything to remove it.

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Your worship is not a gift from you to God. It is a gift from God to you.

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Love people for the sake of God, but never love God for the sake of people.

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Like Musa you too will be saved from the Sea. Just look through it and see Him. Then the illusion will crumble and you'll be left with the only Reality: Him.

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When the pain overtakes you, reach inside. Gather the broken pieces, and hand them to God. Ask Him to remake your heart. Different, this time. Stronger. More beautiful. This is how we are made, and remade...

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I think we seek out people who we hope will fix what our childhood broke.

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People think that tests only come in the form of hardships. Allah also tests us with ease, it's often in the test of ease that we fail most.

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I'll tell you the only way to survive: Ask God to place a semi-permeable shield around your heart: One that only allows what He loves to enter.

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If you want to kill something, neglect it. It happens in both good and bad. Neglect a relationship, it dies. Neglect your iman, it dies. But the same principal applies when you want to kill something like...

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Everything you say or allow into your eyes or ears becomes data that is stored in your heart. That data is later replayed during your prayer. If you want to know what is filling your heart, look at what...

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Allah is al-Kareem, so if He withholds from you it is not on account of stinginess. It is on account of His generosity. He withholds to give.

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There will come a day when a person would be willing to give everything they ever loved, everything they ever owned, everything they ever chased in this life, everything between the heavens and earth...just...

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Can not the One who gives life to dead land, give life to dead hearts?

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When we can’t marry the person we had in mind, our inability to look beyond may even blind sight us from someone who is in fact better for us. When we don’t get hired, or we lose something dear to...

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Tawwakul is not an act of the limbs-it is an act of the heart. And so while the limbs are striving hard, the heart is completely reliant on Allah. This means whatever the outcome of the limbs' striving,...

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There's a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn't very loveable.

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If you wonder how you'll get through this new heartbreak, just think back. Remember all you've been through in the past. And how each time you swore, you'd never get through it. But you did. And look where...

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Allah does not withhold to withhold. Remaking the heart was the objective. To remake it, He sometimes breaks it first.

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Break in the hands of God, He'll unbreak you. Break in the hands of people, you'll remain forever broken. Break to no one, your heart will remain hard.

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Before anything can break your heart, it must first own your heart. Stop handing your heart to dunya-it'll stop breaking it.

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This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for jennah. Allahu akbar

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When I need God most, He comes to me the fastest and closest. When I need the creation most, they run from me the fastest and farthest.

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Seek the ones who never stop caring, who break down your walls, and help you come back to yourself

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I think we all carry within us different versions of ourselves. Our true, greatest, most honest versions of ourselves can either be developed and nourished, or it can remain dead from neglect. Most people...

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When you think of the blur of all the brands that are out there, the ones you believe in and the ones you remember, like Chanel and Armani, are the ones that stand for something. Fashion is about establishing...

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Jennifer Weiner

I've learned a lot this year.. I learned that things don't always turn our the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I've learned that there are things that go wrong that don't always...

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M. Ward

If I'm writing... even a piece of a song... I write it down. If it still resonates six months down the line, a year, even five, those are the ones you put in your bag and you take to the studio. You come...

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Ingrid Bengis

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only...

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Alice Hoffman

There was the blue sky above her and all those many roses, the ones that gave off the scent of cloves in the rain and the ones that left a trace of lemon on your fingers, the ones that were the color of...

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Curtis Sittenfeld

The big occurrences in life, the serious ones, have for me always been nearly impossible to recognize because they never feel big or serious. In the moment, you have to pee, your arm itches, or what people...

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Ingrid Bengis

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you 'come to terms with' only...

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Stella Reid

The love I have for our wildlife is so great, it fills my world. After Black Saturday I saw a world that was black and white, void of animals and humans. What I missed most was the love and life of living...

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George Matthew Adams

The difficult tasks to be performed are not the ones that mean physical and mental labor, but the ones that you dislike, are the ones that you do not love. There are unpleasant angles to nearly every important...

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William Faulkner

That was when I learned that words are no good; that words dont ever fit even what they are trying to say at. When he was born I knew that motherhood was invented by someone who had to have a word for...

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Brian Eno

When I was at art college, the teachers who helped me were not the ones I agreed with, or the ones who encouraged me, but the ones who took very strong positions. Because if someone does that, you can...

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Joss Whedon

You know what? I was wrong. You are an idiot. My life happens to, on occasion, suck beyond the telling of it. Sometimes more than I can handle. And it's not just mine. Every single person down there is...

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Paramahansa Yogananda

If death were the end, then there is no God, and there are no realised masters - it is all a pack of lies. The great ones wouldn't urge you to became better, for what would be the use if, good or bad,...

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Steve Jobs

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree...

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Haruki Murakami

You know, they've got these chocolate assortments, and you like some but you don't like others? And you eat all the ones you like, and the only ones left are the ones you don't like as much? I always think...

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Helen Steiner Rice

Grief is a solitary journey. No one but you knows how great the hurt is. No one but you can know the gaping hole left in your life when someone you know has died. And no one but you can mourn the silence...

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