“Olives are pressed to get useful oil, fruits are squeezed for tasty juice, and flowers are crushed for scented perfume. Thus, if you feel ‘pressured,’ remember that it is God, the Most High, Who is getting the best out of you.”—
“When you’re in a painful place, sometimes all you want is for someone else to see and understand what you’re going through.
Know for a fact that He knows—and He is the ONLY one who really knows—exactly what you’re going through.
“And be patient for the decision of your Lord, for indeed, you are in Our eyes.” (52:48)”—Yasmin Mogahed (via trusimplicity)
“One’s audacity to commit sin, converts him little by little into a man devoid of will-power, and takes away the noble essence of humanity from him. Our respected teacher used to say that more than anything else, giving the ears to the sounds of music and songs, steal from men their will-power and the power of resolution. Hence, my brother, desist from transgression, resolve to return to God, and acquire a mien similar to that of true human being. Join the community of the men of religion and in seclusion pray to God, so that He may assist you in your mission, and pray that the Prophet (S) and the members of his Household (AS), intercede for you.”—
“When we love someone, we seek to please them in everything. Even in our dress. We seek to be beautiful for them. Let’s be beautiful for Allah. Let’s prove our love for Him (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) by wearing what ‘He’ loves most….And then let’s ask ourselves if that’s really skinny jeans…”—Yasmin Mogahed (via aaminafillah)
“Thus the jihad of the self is the jihad of greater importance. This jihad is superior to being killed in the way of God, since this condition implies overpowering one’s own powers and faculties, and placing them under the yoke of God’s command, and purging the domain of our body of satanic elements and their forces.”—Imam Khomeini (RA)