Perhaps instead of creating an atmosphere where we, as Muslim woman, polarize one another based on how we look, act, or practice our religion, we can form an environment where we can support each other. Maybe that’s what the Prophet (pbuh) meant when he said, “None of you…
No matter how life distracts you,
Close your eyes.
Push away the temptations.
Close your eyes and run.
Run away from Seduction.
Run away from glamor and greed.
Run away from pleasing the Nafs.
Close your eyes and run to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
You will stumble, fall, cry and feel lonely.
It’s not easy.
It takes time for troubled souls to find comfort in Sujood.
Once you know that feeling, you will never find anything more comforting than crying on your prayer rug saying with a heart filled with faith “Ya Allah”. You know He hears you, you know He can change everything anything anytime.
Very comforting and therapeutic.
Alhamdulillah for being a muslim
Fight the evil.
Forgive and ask for forgiveness.
Remember, Jannah ain’t cheap.
|—||Ibn-Taymiyyah (via thepathofabeliever)|
Let me sum up to you my experiences with the outside world on hijab very quickly. Keep in mind that before starting to wear it two years ago, I looked like a white American girl (light skin, green eyes, brown hair).
I’ve casually been called a terrorist at Walmart. Twice. I’ve gotten spit at. I’ve gotten honked at while in my car and told to “go back home.” I’ve been hissed at. I’ve been asked why I came to this country if I could have stayed in my homeland (I was born and raised in Tennessee). I’ve been asked why I can’t “get with the times.” I’ve been asked how many wives my husband (who doesn’t exist) has. I’ve also been asked how my husband (again, nonexistent) let me out of the house. I’ve been asked how many children I need to have to please my husband. I’ve been asked if my husband beats me. Several people have gone out of their ways to tell me I’m going to hell. I’ve been given Bibles by people on campus who decided I needed saving. I’ve been “randomly” selected every time I have flown on an airplane (a lot of times). I’ve been asked if I was allowed to get an education (I graduated with honors from university with two degrees).
You get the idea.
Now. What part of that makes you believe I wear a hijab because it makes me “feel good as a person?” Because I promise that none of those experiences made me feel particularly great. I trust that the Almighty didn’t give me a set of rules to make me feel fuzzy on the inside. But I’m certain that He gave us a framework for how to become better people. And let me tell you, my hijab has made me a stronger person with every glare and every stupid question I’ve gotten.
So, I am doing this because I want to. Not because it makes me feel good; in reality, it sucks most of the time. But I still do it to please my Lord, The Most Compassionate, The Protector, The Just, and The Wise.
Women who wear hijab do not need to defend themselves to you or anyone else. They don’t owe you anything; they are serving your Creator.
My best friend, everyone…
how many sujoods have you asked Allah for it? how many times have you awoken in the last 1/3 of the night to request it? how many times have you remembered to supplicate between asr and maghrib on fridays? between the athaan and the iqaama seeking it? and how do you expect Allah to grant it to you while you remain disobeying Him? how badly do you really want it?
Maybe we enjoy sleep so much because its the only part of our day where our souls return to Allah
My professor asked the class, “Why would anyone want to go to Iran?”
YOU TELL ‘EM CHOS BABY.
Victor Enrich shows the possibilities of architectural design by image processing. Are these images a result from love to technology or are they a criticism of industrialized modernity?
Victor Enrich zeigt die Möglichkeiten zur architektonischen Gestaltung durch Bildbearbeitung. Entstehen diese Bilder aus Liebe zur Technik oder als Kritik an der industrialisierten Moderne?
#Alhamdulillah الحمدالله #reminders of #islam #allah all I can say now is الحمدالله for where I am now 😊