“He who trusts whatever Allah has chosen for him to be good, will never wish to be in any situation other than what Allah has chosen for him to be in.”—Imam Hasan (AS), Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 106, no. 6 (via yaseeneducation)
“Learn whatever you wish, but God will give you reward for your deeds, not for your knowledge, for the learned men endeavor to utilize what they have learnt, but the unwise attempt to collect words and quote them.”—
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”—Randy Pausch
“Please pause. Clear your mind and heart of all the distractions for a moment and focus only on this one simple Truth: In the beginning, it was just you and Him. And in the End, it will be…just you and Him.”—Yasmin Mogahed
“Every step forward which you take in the acquisition of knowledge should be matched by a step taken to beat down the desires of the soul, to strengthen one’s spiritual powers, to acquire nobility of character, and to gain spirituality and piety (taqwā).”—Imam Khomeini, rahamtulahi alayh
A story narrated from Ayatullah Mojtaba Tehrani on the 23rd night of Ramadhan:
Qarun had acted very badly with Prophet Musa and had slandered him immensely. God later exposed Qaron’s faults to people because of all the slander he committed in regards to Prophet Musa.
Prophet Musa fell in prostration and began to cry.
He said to Allah: “Lord, if I am your Prophet, take my revenge from Qarun and make me overcome him.”
Allah didn’t disappoint Musa and sent a revelation to him that I have put the earth in your hands so it obeys you. Anything that you command to it, it will follow. Do as you please.
Musa told the earth under Qarun’s feet to swallow him.
The earth opened and Qarun was buried up to his knees in the ground.
Qarun told Musa: Forgive me. I apologize. I’ve done bad.
Musa didn’t forgive him. He commanded the earth the second time and this time Qarun was buried up to his waist. Qarun again asked for forgiveness and Musa didn’t accept.
The third time Musa commanded the earth, Qarun became buried up to his neck For the third time he said to Musa: I’ve done bad, forgive me. Prophet Musa didn’t forgive him and the fourth time he commanded the earth, Qarun disappeared completely.
Then revelation came down to Musa:
'O Musa, do you know why you didn't forgive him? because you aren't his creator. If he had turned to me, I would have forgiven him. He turned to you several time for forgiveness and you didn't forgive him. If he had just asked me once, I would have forgiven Him.
“According to the Qur’an, man gains his happiness only from God, and it is He who fills all the gaps in his life, and satisfies him. The Qur’an says: “Those who have faith and their hearts are tranquil in thinking of God, know that all hearts find peace by remembering God .”[The Qur’an: 13:28 ] Only God brings repose to the anxious and inquisitive hearts of man. Other things are subsidiary and preliminary matters, not the final stage. The same is said of worship: “To remember God, pray.” [The Qur’an: 20:14]”—Ayatullah Mutahhari
“I have not neglected or forgotten you because if so, you would have been long plagued by endless misfortunes and destroyed by your enemies” - Imam Mahdi (as) to his shi’a followers”—(via ahlulbayt-saviour)
“What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”—Patch Adams
“Take some trouble on the way to God, devote yourselves; God will not leave you unpaid, if not in this world, then in the next He will reward you. If, aside from Him, you have no reward in this world, what could be better? This world is nothing. This pomp and these personalities will come to an end after a few days, like a dream passes before the eyes of man, but the other worldly reward is infinite and never ending.”—Imam Khomeini
“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