When at the time of Creation,
God separated me from himself,
I heard him say,” Am I not your God?”
“Indeed you are,” cried my soul, reassured.
Since then has my heart flowered
With the inner urge to return Home,
Giving me not a moment of calm here on earth.
Sultan Bahu (via
Very powerfully spoken.
If the person goes into the salah and then turns away (his heart turns away, his mind or thoughts turn away), Allaah Ta’ala, says, ‘O My servant, where are you going? To something better than Me?’”
[Ibn al Qayyim (RA)]
You have said
all the things
I need to hear
before I knew
I needed to hear them.
Lang Leav, from
A Thank You Note
We are not so brave some of us
Love is not only that which is spoken.
And that which is spoken is not always love.
There are many people i pray for silently,
admire secretly. There are people I’ve loved with a burning intensity Yet chosen to keep it hidden in the confines of my chest, a slow burning heat.
Because we are not so brave some of us.
But lovers nonetheless. And loving just as hard.
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Allaah made the believer’s strength in his heart and did not make it in his limbs, don’t you see a weak old man fast the hot days and stand (in prayer) at night while a young man is unable to do that.
Ibn ‘Ijlan (rahimahullaahu ta’ala) [Sifaat al-Safwa, 3/341] (via
Mon, Jan 21, 4.15pm
for being your mother.
you used to say you wish you had your mother's patience & grace, in dealing with relationships.
she dealt with your father in ways you hoped you'd be able to emulate.
i have seen that quality in you. it's buried underneath all of that ego, but it's there. It is everything you said it was.
If it is given to you by Islam, you truly have something good on your hands. Though I do believe part of it is training, and the other, the soul's interpretation of that training.
Every love that leads away from His love is in fact a punishment; only a love that leads to His love is a heartfelt and pure love.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah