"You seek the attention of those around you to help appease the loneliness that you feel, but there is only One who’s attention is worth seeking, and if you have His attention, your heart will never feel an ounce of loneliness."
(Please recite a Surah Fatiha for him)
(Source: nargessi, via hibawanderlust)
"The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant."
- Imam Ali (a)
(Source: yaseeneducation, via hibawanderlust)
"The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."
- St. Augustine (via thelittlephilosopher)
(Source: unconditionedconsciousness, via thelittlephilosopher)
"As much as you can, keep dunya (worldly life) in your hand—not in your heart. That means when someone insults you, keep it out of your heart so it doesn’t make you bitter or defensive. When someone praises you, also keep it out of your heart, so it doesn’t make you arrogant and self-deluded. When you face hardship and stress, don’t absorb it in your heart, so you don’t become hopeless and overwhelmed. Instead keep it in your hands and realize that everything passes. When you’re given a gift by God, don’t hold it in your heart. Hold it in your hand so that you don’t begin to love the gift more than the giver. And so that when it is taken away you can truly respond with ‘inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon’: ‘indeed we belong to God, and to God we return’."
- Yasmin Mogahed (via fallenpeach)