I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.Jon Stewart (via ifyoureoutontheroad)sadness is my luxury.
Many people don’t realize that as Muslims we’re taught to love Jesus as well, he’s extremely important in our religion. While we don’t believe him to be the son of God, we do believe him to be one of the greatest people to walk this Earth.
Jesus is our homeboy too.
The month of Ramadan is upon us; the Prophet ﷺ mentioned in this good hadith (narration of the sayings or actions of the Prophet ﷺ) that when the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the doors of the Hell-fire are closed and that the devils are chained (Ahmad and an-Nasa’i).
We should come to this month, number one, with some objective that we’ve written down in the form of a few goals that we want to take from this month. Maybe we can put them in our iPhone or our Palm; we can put them on our computer—but we should have a few goals because upon us is a noble time. The Prophet ﷺ said, “There are two blessings that most people miss out on: their free time and their health.” (Bukhari)
There are two blessings that most people lose out on – one of them is free time, which can be utilized to do noble acts of worship. Al Ala’ Ibnu Qayim (radi Allahu `anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) mentioned that Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) out of His mercy, out of His greatness, and out of His awesome power and mercy to His servants, Allah (swt) has chosen specific times when people, if they increase their `ibadah—their worship, their servitude, their focus on Allah (swt)—their rewards are greater. And one of them is this month of Ramadan, particularly the last ten nights.
For that reason, we can take from this month a few lessons. Imam ad-Dahlawi in his book Hujjat ul-Lahi’l-Balighamentioned something very important: one is foolish who thinks that Allah (swt) legislated these acts of worship without any wisdom. Takleef (difficulty) alone – without any wisdom, without any objectives, without any goals that can be seen by the servant of Allah – is foolish. For example, in Surat al-Kahf, Allah (swt) discusses sending down the rain and how it gives life to a dead land; He says these are signs for every servant who repents and returns to Allah.Suhaib Webb (via notebookush) Between the Spiritual and the Mundane
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.Paulo Coelho (via nepantlera-en-la-frontera)The Little Philosopher.