Gets me everytime..
- Sahaba: Why are you crying, oh Messenger of Allah?
- Prophet: I miss my brothers..
- Sahaba: Are we not your brothers, oh Messenger of Allah?
- Prophet: No, you are my Companions. My brothers are those who will come after me and they believe in me without seeing me.
"إن الإنسان مخير فيما يعلم، مُسَيَّر فيما لا يعلم.. أي أنه يزداد حرية كلما ازداد علما.
Man has free will in the things he has knowledge about, but is pushed forward by other forces in the things he has no knowledge about. In other words, his freedom increases whenever his knowledge increases."
"Allah (swt) told Musa (as) to be nice to Firaun. Firaun tried to kill Musa (as) when he was just a baby. Firaun killed a thousand babies every year. He called himself God. There’s so many reasons to hate Firaun and Allah (swt) says when you go to him, be nice to him. If you have to be nice to Firaun, what about your wife? What about your husband? your children? your parents? your siblings? your cousins? your uncle? These are the people that make us angry. Family makes you really angry, I know. But these are the people that deserve the softest responses from us. We have to change the way we behave with them."
"لو تأملت أحوال الناس لوجدت أكثرهم عيوباً أشدهم تعييباً
If you think deeply about the conditions of people, you will find those who are most concerned with the faults of others to have the most faults themselves."
How to parent. [via]
That last one though.
I had a long conversation with an old friend today about how, somehow, Louis CK has become the most rational public voice in parenting.
I know most of you exist outside of the parenthood world and, y’know, I also do, seeing as how I am not a parent. But the amount of mothers I see judging each other for their strategies beyond “Do you love and care for your child” is really disheartening.
It’s like there’s an industry that exists to attempt to scare parents into buying books, and the strategy is “LOVING AND CARING FOR YOUR CHILD IS NOT ENOUGH! BUY THIS BOOK TO FIND OUT HOW YOU ARE DESTROYING YOUR CHILD’S LIFE! OR ELSE!”
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
Mario Andretti (via psych-facts)
"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way."
Les Brown (via psych-facts)
"Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?"
Shirdi Sai Baba (via mystiquel)
"Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final."
Rainer Maria Rilke (via mermaidcunt)