Be like the flower
who even gives its fragrance
to the hand that crushes it
I pray that God will bless you in everything that you do. I pray that you will grow intellectually, so that you can understand the problems of the world and where you fit into, in that world picture. And I pray that all of the fear that has ever been in your heart will be taken out.
Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “The most blessed Nikah is the one with the Least Expenses.”
You see, Islam is the only religion that gives both husband and wife a true understanding of what love is. The Western “love” concept, you take it apart, it really is lust. But love transcends just the physical. Love is disposition, behaviour, attitude, thoughts, likes, dislikes - these things make a beautiful woman, a beautiful wife. This is the beauty that never fades. You find in your Western civilisation that when a man’s wife’s physical beauty fails, she loses her attraction. But Islam teaches us to look into the woman, and teaches her to look into us.
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass
. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
The best form of faith is the belief that God is with you wherever you are.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
i remember you answered something about destiny and free will. I'm having a little bit of a difficult grasping it. see Allah (swt) already knows of what we will end up doing and choosing to do but how does look at it from this angle, lets say when you feel this sense of regret that you wish you did more or something different for there to have been different results. is it right to say that it was your fault that you didn't do it in those moments? or more simply to say it was meant to be?
Never forget to pray for others. Ease for those in hardship, blessings for those who have more than us. And Sabr for those in war. Even pray for those in their graves, beacuse you will also be there one day. You pray for others, the angels pray back for you. And Allah SWT hears and understand everything that we feel. How Merciful. Just by the intention we are granted ajar. And Allah, He keeps his promises.