“Sometimes we lose hope in turning to God and asking for His help because we feel like we have done too much wrong. And yet think of a child who has just angered his mother and immediately after trips and falls on the stairs. Even if that child had just angered his mother to tears, the moment he falls and cries for help, she runs to him. This is human mercy. And God is infinitely more merciful than a mother is to her child. So, do you think—no matter what you’ve done—when you’re falling and cry out to the *Most* Merciful…Wouldn’t He come save you?”
“Embracing their femininity, some women ended up accepting the objectification of their outer beauty. Tired of the objectification, some women’s movements ended up sacrificing their femininity all together. Both are extremes. Islam and hijab protects a woman from being objectified, without her having to sacrifice any of her femininity!”—Yasmin Mogahed (via thetravellersjourney)
“Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘By the One in whose hand my soul is, you will not enter the Garden until you submit. You will not submit until you love one another. Extend the greeting to one another and you will love one another. Beware of hatred, for it is the razor. I do not tell you that it shaves the hair, but it shaves away the deen.”—a hadith found in kitab al Adab al Mufrad, compiled by imam bukhari (via farheen)
“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
Muslim boy: My friend (a non-Muslim) said that he only prays once a week. Why don’t we convert to their religion, Ma? It’s easier if we don’t have to pray five times a day! Mother: Okay from now on, you can only play with your toys once a week. How do you feel about that? Boy: But I love my toys. I will miss them! Mother: So you love them and you will miss them if you only see them once a week? Boy: Yes! Mother: That’s how Allah will feel if you only pray and talk to Him once a week. You didn’t even create those toys yet you love them so much. Allah created you, so imagine how much more He loves you and you only want to be with Him once a week??
The next day, the boy told his friend, “God misses you. You should talk to Him and pray to Him more often.”