Quotes by Yasmin Mogahed

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Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self. more...

Leaving the people and places you love, is a reminder of the impermanence of this life. And the permanence of the next. more...

Your heart is sacred land. Don't let just anything enter it. Guard it with your life. more...

Sometimes we make duaa for a door of dunya. When it doesn't open, we cry. Not realizing that Allah has instead opened a door of jennah for us. more...

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. more...

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

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 us, it's hard to take a step back and notice the bigger picture. Often Allah takes things away from us, only to replace them with something greater. more...

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, the heart will be completely satisfied, knowing that it is the flawless decision of Allah. But in order to reach this level, one must hold on to hope, strive with the limbs, and let go with the heart. more...

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. more...

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 you're at now. This too shall pass! more...

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

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. more...

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

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

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

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

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 the test. more...

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 to anything that could compete with his love for God. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter? more...

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

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

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

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. more...

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 orientation of heart is fruitless. Oh lover, know that love without God is pain. more...

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. more...

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 of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. more...

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

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. more...

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

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

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. more...

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. more...

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

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 the best and healing starts with acceptance. more...

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

Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God. more...

Real love brings about calm-not inner torment. True love allows you to be at peace with yourself and with God. That is why Allah says: "that you may dwell in tranquility." Hawa is the opposite. Hawa will make you miserable. And just like a drug, you will crave it always, but never be satisfied. You will chase it to your own detriment, but never reach it. more...

Sometimes I think life's only mission is to bring us to our knees...the perfect position to seek God. more...

Do your part, but stop trying to steer your destiny. You're not in charge. more...

Take care of the hearts of the people, and All?h will take care of your heart more...

You refuse to forgive people, and yet on the Day of Judgment you will stand bare, begging Allah to forgive you. more...

The worst part of getting close to someone is the part when you have to miss them. more...

Your beauty is in your sensitivity. Don't let anyone take it from you more...

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

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

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. more...

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 by the Maker. more...

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 you think about in your prayer. If you want to guard your heart, guard your eyes, ears, and tongue. more...

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. more...

Tear your heart out of your chest. And hand it to God. There is no other healing. I swear, there is no other healing more...

Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith more...

Seek those who help you hear your own heart. more...

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 more...

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. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That's why we run from distraction to distraction and from attachment to attachment. more...

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

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

Arrogance is actually just ignorance. Ignorance of what you really are in relation to the world-but most of all in relation to God.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

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. more...

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 hurt you when the illusion of this life has passed?" more...

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 that was left on our doorstep every night as we slept. There will come a day when we would give up everything under the sky just to come back and pray those two rak`at.#29; more...

In dunya, the image is always better than the reality. In Jennah, the Reality is better than any image ever could be.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

Look forward to going back Home. But make sure you're furnishing it.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

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 ageless creams and cosmetic surgery in a desperate attempt to hold on-in an attempt to mold this world into what it is not, and will never be.#29; more...

We die as we lived. Whatever was most important in life, will consume us at death. Whatever attachments we had will become evident then.#29; more...

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, [and] whoever does not enter it, will not enter the Heaven of the next world.' And in that heaven, complete peace is not something of a moment. It is a state, eternal. more...

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.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

Don't expect your spouse to be perfect. He/she is only the dunya version of themselves. Their 'perfect' version is saved for jennah.#29; more...

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. more...

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

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 only a heart fixed on the unmoving spot can ride the waves of this ever-changing, ever-fading life. more...

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

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.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

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.#29; more...

Love isn't supposed to torment you. If it does, there's probably something wrong. more...

You never have to be scared of the trials but of standing alone in the trials without shelter (Allah's help). more...

Yes, the heart breaks. But, it also heals. more...

Sometimes the gifts of God aren't wrapped as we expect. more...

Just as storms change the landscape of the earth, our hardships change the landscape of the heart. more...

Let the love of Allah heal you. And free you. more...

If you're having trouble waking up for fajr, set your alarm to play Quran. It works! more...

Beauty attracts beauty. If you want to know what you are, look at what you are drawn to. more...

If you want to know what's Real, of love, of life, of loyalty, put it through the greatest test: Time. more...

The one who knows himself isn't deceived by either praise or criticism. more...

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 them. more...

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 in this way is a great honor. Guard that trust with your life. more...

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. more...

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

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. more...

Real love brings about calm-not inner torment. True love allows you to be at peace with yourself and with God. That is why Allah says: "that you may dwell in tranquility." Hawa is the opposite. Hawa will make you miserable. And just like a drug, you will crave it always, but never be satisfied. You will chase it to your own detriment, but never reach it. more...

Take care of the hearts you've been entrusted with. Once lost, they can be lost from you forever. more...

Its shocking how many people believe hardships are a punishment from God! Every hardship is good for you-if it brings you closer to Him! more...

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. more...

It is in that which you love the most that you find the greatest tests. more...

The Dunya is like the ocean and our heart is like the ship. If a ship allows the water to enter, it will sink. Just like when we allow the Dunya to enter our heart. more...

Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it known to you that you're not the one steering the ship, be thankful. He has removed the illusion, and forced you to rely only on Him. more...

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

Some hearts understand each other, even in silence. more...

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. more...

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 in the results. When you're in trouble don't depend on yourself. Don't depend on people. Depend on Allah. more...

So often we experience things in life, and yet never see the connections between them. When we are given hardship, or feel pain, we often fail to consider that the experience may be the direct cause or result of another action or experience. Sometimes we fail to recognize the direct connection between the pain in our lives and our relationship with Allah SWT more...

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. more...

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

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

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. more...

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 in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men. more...

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 them back. This isn't the End. You don't have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner: God. more...

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 don't need to wait for a prince to save or complete us. Our worth, our honor, our salvation, and our completion lie not in the slave. But, in the Lord of the slave. more...

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 Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I'm dying to meet the artist. more...

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

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 in the beginning half of the shahada (declaration of faith). more...

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. more...

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. more...

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 chained inside. Let go. And you'll know Freedom. more...

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, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up-stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels. more...

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

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

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 to our Creator that we rise or fall in life, in our relationship with our world-and with all of humanity. more...

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

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

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

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. more...

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

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. more...

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! more...

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. more...

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

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

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. more...

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. more...

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 salah, is what occupies you outside of salah. Try to fill your mind and heart with Allah as much as you can throughout your day. Talk to Him, make duaa to Him constantly. This will build your personal relationship with Him. Then, going to salah will be like coming home to an old friend. more...

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 away form the remembrance of God. And then we poison our hearts through the bad company we keep, the garbage that goes into our eyes and ears, and emanates from our tongue... And then we wonder why our heart feels dead. more...

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 by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So I won't worship your beauty standards, and I don't submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher. more...

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? more...

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. more...

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. more...

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

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

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

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. more...

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

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

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

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. more...

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. more...

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 a thought or a desire. Neglect it, it dies. more...

Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going. more...

Don't get attached to moments. Good or bad, they all pass. more...

You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it. more...

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. more...

The traveler walks through many mirages before he finds water. more...

When you're faced with a choice, remember this: Everything else will pass away. Your family. Your friends. Your material possessions. Your beauty. Your youth. Your life. And there is only one thing that remains. Ask yourself: Which are you chasing? more...

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. more...

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. more...

When you have friends, do' expect your friends to fill your emptiness. When you get married, do' expect your spouse to fulfill your every need. When you're an activist, do' put your hope in the results. When you're in trouble do' depend on yourself. Do' depend on people. Depend on Allah. more...

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 wo' last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life is' perfect. And it is'. It is' perfectly good. But, it also is' perfectly bad, either. more...

Do' despair if your heart has been through a lot of trauma. Sometimes that's how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first. more...

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 them back. This is' the End. You do' have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner: God. more...

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 Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I'm dying to meet the artist. more...

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 do' have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up-stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels. more...

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. more...

Be careful about wanting what others have. There is always a price. Perhaps God did' give it to you, because He knew you would' be able to pay it. more...

Allah manages everything in the heavens and earth-the sun, the moon, the stars-with perfection, and yet we do' trust Him to manage our lives! more...

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 ca' understand light. Without hardship, we would' *experience* ease. Without the existence of deprivation and loss, we could' grasp the need for gratitude or the virtue of patience. And without separation, we would' taste the sweetness of reunion. Glory be to the one who gives-even when He takes. more...

You ca' 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 is' Him you're running towards. more...

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? more...

You can search the world over, but you wo' find happiness until you realize that happiness is' getting what you want. It's being content with what you already have. more...

When we ca' 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 do' get hired, or we lose something dear to us, it's hard to take a step back and notice the bigger picture. Often Allah takes things away from us, only to replace them with something greater. more...

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 the best and healing starts with acceptance. more...

Time for solitude. God, I ask you to remake my heart. Fill it with what You love. Remove from it what You do'. And mend what I"ve broken. more...

As a Muslim woman, I"ve been liberated from a silent kind of bondage. I do' answer to the slaves of God on earth. I answer to their King. more...

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, and forgiving. And those qualities do' change because you're messing up. Just seek them. Call Him by His mercy, not by your deeds. more...

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 that it be respected and covered, shown only to the deserving - only to the man I marry. more...

Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others. more...

Don't you think there's a problem when we live in a society that considers a woman's greatest accomplishment being pretty for a man? more...

Don't lie to me. Don't deceive me. Give me the truth. Even if it breaks me. A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie. more...

Oh my heart, there is another way to love. Do not love the gift for what the gift is. Love the gift for Who it came from. more...

Hope should' increase with good deeds and decrease with sin. In good deeds, my hope is for Allah to accept. In sin, my hope is for Allah to forgive. more...

Take care of the hearts of the people, and Allah will take care of your heart more...

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

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 to keep your heart from being distracted...and then gives those things to you in the next. Forever. more...

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 more...

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

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. more...

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

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. more...

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

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. If you do this, you may get wet, but insha Allah never drown in this ocean of dunya. more...

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 that so many of us fail. We fail because when Allah gives us these blessings, we unwittingly turn them into false idols in the heart. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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

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 much patience. But every process has an end and an appointed term. Your healing will come... And like all created things, your worldly pain will die. more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 else I do or believe. It defines all things around me, and everything I experience in life. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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 (pbuh) before they became two of the greatest souls to walk the earth! more...

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. more...

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

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 change. more...

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

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. more...

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! Remember which people were tested the most: The Prophets! And they were the closest to Allah. Every hardship is good for you-if it brings you closer to Him! more...

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. more...

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, and forgiving. And those qualities don't change because you're messing up. Just seek them. Call Him by His mercy, not by your deeds. more...

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 that it be respected and covered, shown only to the deserving - only to the man I marry. more...

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

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... more...

He chose better for me, He always chooses better more...

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 answer. The hardship itself is ease. By taking away all other hand-holds, all other multiple choice options, He has made the test simple.It's never easy to stand when the storm hits. And that's exactly the point. By sending the wind, He brings us to our knees: the perfect position to pray more...

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. more...

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

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 opt for the easiest version rather than the best. But in the end which version lives, which version thrives and which version dies, depends on the choices we make and the people in our lives. more...

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

Hope shouldn't increase with good deeds and decrease with sin. In good deeds, my hope is for Allah to accept. In sin, my hope is for Allah to forgive. more...

I get it. Allah put me through it first so I could rise back up and help those around me. He trains you first. Then He sends the people to you and you to the people. more...

What's given to dunya is lost forever. What's given to Allah is never lost. If you give what you love, for the sake of what He loves, you'll have what you love forever. more...

When you Rectify your Relationship with the Creator, He Rectifies your relationship with All of the Creation. more...

Don't let this Ramadan be just a holiday of rituals. Don't finish reading the Quran without it transforming you. Don't feed your body at suhoor, but starve your heart of Qiyam. Don't reduce this downpour of mercy to just a month of sweets and lavish iftars. Seek Him, you will find. Take a sincere step towards change, transformation, redemption. If you do, you will find Him in front of you. Find Him this month. He's been there all along. Closer than your jugular vein. Look and you'll find. Walk and you'll arrive. more...

Everything is as it should be. God's design is perfect. more...

Do' you think there's a problem when we live in a society that considers a woman's greatest accomplishment being pretty for a man? more...


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