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: to bring you back to Him.
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.
This life will never be without storms. Stop fearing the storm. Build your inner shelter.
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 wouldn’t *experience* ease. Without the existence of deprivation and loss, we couldn’t grasp the need for gratitude or the virtue of patience. And without separation, we wouldn’t taste the sweetness of reunion. Glory be to the one who gives—even when He takes.
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.
How could you feel worthless when God has honoured you by creating you and choosing you to be with Him, in this life and the next? You are worthy. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of respect. You haven’t failed. You’re beautiful. Only the beautiful can see beauty. Never doubt your beauty. Never doubt your worth. It’s not about how much you make, your grades, what people say or think. It’s about you and God. It’s about your heart. The blinding beauty of your heart.
I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
A new chance to make it better.
Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith
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 about what others can give you because your empty. It is about what you can give others because you’re already full.
Stop hating on yourself for not being perfect. If God wanted perfection, He would have made you an angel.
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 the Most Generous will be generous with you.
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 for the chance to come back here and make just one sajdah (prostration). Just one.
There’s something amazing about this life. The very same worldly attribute that causes us pain is also what gives us relief: Nothing here lasts. What does that mean? It means that the breathtakingly beautiful rose in my vase will wither tomorrow. It means that my youth will neglect me. But it also means that the sadness I feel today will change tomorrow. My pain will die. My laughter won’t last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life isn’t perfect. And it isn’t. It isn’t perfectly good. But, it also isn’t perfectly bad, either.
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.
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 less fill it?
You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He’d saved for you, the sea.
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.
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.
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.
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 God more than anything else, and submission comes natural.
Love God more than anything else, and all goodness will follow.
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 hope it’s understood.
Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God.
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 those who are not kind to you.
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.
It is in that which you love the most that you find the greatest tests.