“Do not seek the light. See it. Do not look for beauty. Be it. Do not search for Self. Know it. Let the birdsong teach you. Let the sunrise break your heart open. Let every breath remind you of sudden miracles.”—Jeff Foster (via thelittlephilosopher)
“When you feel like you can’t keep going, turn your heart to Allah and say this: “I can’t. But You can. I’m weak. But You’re strong. Take me in, not because of me—but because of You. Your mercy is stronger than my weakness. Your perfection is greater than my humanness. I beseech You to replace what’s lost, mend what’s broken, and allow my hope in You to kill my despair.”—Yasmin Mogahed
“A burglar entered the house of Malik b. Dinaar, he was disappointed to find that there was nothing for him to steal. He came across Malik who finished his prayer and calmly said to the burglar, “you came for worldly goods, which you did not find, can I offer you some provisions for the Hereafter. The burglar sat down and began to listen. He was so impacted with words of the imam that he went with him for the fajr prayer. The people at the masjid were shocked, the imam of his time with a renowned criminal. They asked the imam, “how is this possible?” He replied, “He came to steal from us but we stole his heart.”—
How does Naseeb work? Does Allah out that person into your life, or so you have to find them? Do duaas make it come faster?
This is a question you should ask a scholar and not me.
My understanding is that Allah does destine you to marry the person who He wills and He will make the means for you to find them. Duas to help the process and a person should make dua for it. You shouldn’t sit back passively and expect God to put that person in your life without you trying (that’s if you’re a brother). If you are a sister then you have to sit back more and make dua and ask Allah to send the right brother for you.
Marriage is part of our sustanence and God determines it. We have the role of not rejecting momin people and to ask Allah to send them for us.
Salam! I hope you're doing well. I am trying to decide what to major in inorder to be prepared for the MCAT and for medical school. From what I have heard, Biochem, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology & chemistry are the most helpful in preparing you, but I wanted to know your opinion and how you decided what to major in. thank you so much and have a nice day.
So I majored in biology but my emphasis was more in ecology so a lot of it was irrelevant for the MCAT. Any of the majors you mentioned usually have the more basic classes are part of their requirement so I really dont think it matters what you major in - the Mcat covers physics, chemistry, organic chemistry and biology so these areas are usually covered in the first two years of any science/bio related major. I would go based on what you’re more interested in and like since if you like your major you’ll work hard for it.
However, if you’re thinking about doing medical school - if you do major in something like pharmacology or physiology, it will help you a lot during your first two years and give you an upper hand compared to your classmates.
Today one of my good friends passed away. She was a 3rd year medical student doing rotations in Michigan who went into a coma after a car accident yesterday. She was a very sweet muslim girl who anybody who knew her can testify how God conscious and yet so passionate she was to become a physician and serving people. Anytime you would have a conversation with her she would somehow remind you about Allah and the akhirat.
It’s our loss we lost her and I’m sure she’s in a better place and Allah’s hands our better than ours.
I want to share my first encounter with Umema since it still resonates with me until today:
When I started school, Umema was a 3rd semester and I was a first. I went to Jumuah prayer and I was a bit hesitant since I didn’t know the atmosphere and I assumed I was probably the only shia in the crowd. When I would get up from sajdah I would hold my clay rock in my hand since I wanted to make sure the crowd isn’t the type to make remarks or upset me. After prayer, I suddenly had Umema wrap her arms around me and hug me. I didn’t even know who she is. She whispered in my ear: “Put that down, be proud of it. Don’t be shy.” And I just smiled and was taken by so much awe that even though she was a sunni, all she cared was about was that we were muslim and wanted me to be comfortable.
Then several months later Umema messaged me when she was in Michigan and she told me she went to pray in a shia mosque. She told me how she felt a bit nervous and uncomfortable and after her prayer another sister came and hugged her and told her to not be shy and how it was the same gesture she made to me.
That’s the character of a true muslim.
She would check my tumblr very often and would even leave me messages here and there. She will be truly missed.
May Allah bless her soul and give her parents patience and a high degree in heaven for this difficult test.
“Whoever says, ‘Praise is due to the Lord of the worlds’ at dawn four times, has thanked God for that day and whoever repeats the same in the evening, has thanked God for the night.”—Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (ع) Odattol Daee p. 355 (via ahlulbayt-saviour)
“At times I suffer from the strangest sense of detachment from myself and the world around me; I seem to watch it all from the outside, from somewhere inconceivably remote, out of time, out of space, out of the stress and tragedy of it all.”—H. G. Wells
What do you do on your study breaks? And how long do u usually study for?? Hope your board exam went well💗
So I use a program called Self Control: http://selfcontrolapp.com/ (there are similar versions for PCs) where I block off my email/tumblr/facebook/etc all while im studying. This program blocks any website you tell it for whatever amount of time you want and there is absolutely no way you can access them. Then they open up during breaks and that is what I do during breaks: check email, read blogs, etc.
Depends, when I’m really productive maybe 10 hours. An average good day would be 6-8 hours that’s solid. Some people just need 3 hours to study and can shine, some people need 12. There is no golden rule. But I’ll say it’s like anything else that it requires practice and stamina. You can’t suddenly expect to become studious if you never have been and study for 10 hours. Start with a few hours and add more weekly. Also reading these duas before studying does miracles:
“Know that a man floating on a piece of wood in the sea is not in more need of God and His kindness than a person in his home, sitting between his family and property. When this meaning becomes ingrained in your heart, then rely on God like a drowning man who knows not any other means to salvation but God.”—
“Let your concern be for your Hereafter and your sorrow be for your soul — for how many of the sorrowful have been led to everlasting bliss by their sorrow, and how many of the distressed have attained their aspiration.”—Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Ghurar al-Hikam p. 44, h. 60 (via al-sabur)