Things to fall in ♥ with,

besides you.

(via islamicrays)
"When troubles and hardships come to us we ask ourselves why Allah (swt) sends these upon us? Why could He not make our lives easy and comfortable? Why could everything not go our way? Why could things always not happen as we would want them to? Why does He allow these to happen to us?
By Allah, if you are among the people of Iman, the people of conviction, and yet you still see trials in your life, then you should not despair. Allah allows such trials to befall you because He wants to bring you closer to Him. Your trails encourage you to turn to Allah (swt) in supplication and reduce your love for this world because when you taste the bitterness of this world in the trials; you yearn for the Hereafter and pleasure of Allah rather than this worldly life. Your trails serve to increase your Iman, to increase your conviction. And if you think about it, it is the greatest of gifts. What reward could be better than certainty in Him and nearness to Him?"
(via islamicrays)
"Exert your utmost in guarding the obligations Allah has made incumbent upon you. This is one of the foundations of the spiritual path. One who does not carefully guard and diligently perform the obligations Allah has established will find the door leading to the spiritual path closed in his or her face. No one enters upon the path except through the door of sincere faith and fulfilling the binding obligations. Allah mentions in a divine hadith, “No one draws himself close to Me with anything more beloved to Me than the obligations I have imposed on him…”
By guarding our obligations we find that we are protected by Allah. The Prophet, peace upon him, advised one of his young Companions, “Guard the obligations imposed by Allah and He will protect you.” That protection includes the protection from Hell by facilitating the performance of those acts that ward off from us punishment in the Hereafter"
Imam Zaid Shakir (via islamicrays)
"And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness."

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

Originally found on: saalik

(via islamic-art-and-quotes)
"Your anxiety about a matter is a sign that you have put your trust in your own efforts, rather than Allah."
Yasmin Mogahed (via beautifulsabr)

(via verily-with-hardship-comes-ease)


Jihaad (striving) against the soul has four stages: Firstly: To strive in learning guidance and the religion of truth, without which there will be no success. Indeed, there can be no true happiness, nor any delight in this world and in the Hereafter, except through it. Secondly: Striving to act upon what has been learnt, since knowledge without action will not benefit, rather it will cause harm. Thirdly: Striving to invite others towards it and to teach those who do not know, otherwise he may be considered from those who hide what Allaah has revealed of guidance and clear explanation. Such knowledge will neither benefit, nor save a person from the punishment of Allaah. Fourthly: Striving to be patient and persevering against those who oppose this da’wah (call) to Allaah and those who seek to cause harm - patiently bearing all these hardships for the sake of Allaah.

When these four stages are completed then such a person is considered to be amongst the Rabbaaniyyoon [the Godly ones]. The Salaf were agreed that a Scholar does not deserve the title of Rabbaanee until he recognises and knows the truth, acts upon it, and teaches it to others. So whosoever has knowledge, acts upon it, and teaches this knowledge to others, is considered from the Rabbaaniyyoon.

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (via islamic-art-and-quotes)