"Two favors that many of the people squander are health and free time."
- The Prophet [Tirmidhi]
One of the best things about being a part of a greater collective, an ummah, is that we can pray for each other despite not knowing one another. That we can ask for the healing and strengthening of our body. And knowing that someone may have alleviated an obstacle for us simply by asking God to grant His ummah ease is incredibly humbling.
I think what makes turning to God when you’re sad so powerful is that He already knows why you’re crying.
If you’ve lost your way in this world, feel heavy hearted and are at your worst, return to Him. Return to Him a thousand times over even after you have repeatedly sinned and He will welcome you with open arms and make sujood feel like home again.
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
How beautiful it is
to be deeply connected
through our duas for each other.
They leave our souls and
escape our lips,
fly and wander
over seas and countries
until they meet one of us
in a blink of an eye.
And my Lord knows
that you’re in my prayers
for He is Ash-Shaheed,