A Heedless Heart ...

Sep 01

“If there is an inflammation in your eye, you try to cure it. This is because your eye has tasted the sweetness of this world, its beauty, and you do not want to risk losing it. But your insight, your perspicacity has been suffering for forty years and you do not care for it?” — Ibn Ataillah

“Over the years, I also came to realize that adversity did not merely lead people to believe in God’s existence. It pulled those who already believed into a deeper experience of God’s reality, love, and grace. One of the main ways we move from abstract knowledge about God to a personal encounter with him as a living reality is through the furnace of affliction.” — Timothy Keller 

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Don’t be so amazed with your self that you begin to look down upon people because of who you studied with or what you think you have obtained.

Perhaps, He opened for you the door of worship but did not open for you the door of acceptance; and perhaps, He decreed for you a sin and it became a reason for your reaching Him.

” — Sheikh Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari, Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdoms)

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“We ask from Allah not to deprive us from understanding your status.” — Ziyarat of Lady Masuma (a)

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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.

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“The heart is a confusing, altering thing. No state is forever. No state of bliss lasts forever. But no state of pain does either. They all pass. So if you experience happiness, ask Allah to make it forever in jennah. And if you experience sadness, ask Allah to make it a means of purification and elevation for you. And know that this too shall pass.” — Yasmin Mogahed

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“God has infinite attention… You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.” — C.S. Lewis (via chador-lover)

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Aug 29

“Women do not have the right to lower themselves to the level of objects, nor do men have the right to think of them as such.” — Imam Khomeini (r)

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Aug 26

“If Allah had wanted to create Adam from a light whose glare would have dazzled the eyes, whose handsomeness would have amazed the wits, and whose smell would have caught the breath, He could have done so; and if He had done so, people would have bowed to him in humility and the trial of the angels through him would have become easier. But Allah, the Glorified, tries His creatures by means of those things whose real nature they do not know in order to distinguish good and bad for them through the trial, and to remove vanity from them and keep them aloof from pride and self-admiration.” — Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 191 (via yaseeneducation)

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“Poverty is one of the most horrible of calamities. But still worse than poverty is the bodily sickness; and the sickness of soul is worse than the bodily sickness. Plenty of wealth is one of God’s blessing, but sound health is better than that, and the piety of heart is even superior than sound health.” —

Imam Ali (a.s.)

Source: Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 70, p-51.

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“Pray to God even after He gives you what you were praying for.” —

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Aug 24

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“Every success was a combination of two things, your effort and Allah’s help.” — Ust. Nouman Ali Khan

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“If you knew how Allah deals with your affairs for you, your heart would melt out of love for him.” — imam Shafi (رحمه الله)” 

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